Aftercare Following a Permanent Makeup Procedure


  • Protect from water for 2 weeks, you may apply a thin layer of the ointment provided before taking shower to avoid a direct contact with water.
  • Protect from mechanical damage
  • Protect from infections
  • Permanent makeup lasts between 1.5 – 3 years. Exposure to sun / UV / Sunbeds and exfoliation will result in this time being shortened.
  • Pigmentation colour will be darker in the first few days after the treatment, however the pigment will fade 40-60% after the first treatment
  • To ensure the healing process is effective, the following should be avoided in the first 4 weeks after the treatment:
  1. sun and/or sunbeds exposure
  2. saunas, swimming or/and excessive soaking of the treated skin.
  • Clients who have suffered from cold sores (Herpes virus – Herpes simplex) can experience symptoms of the infection after the treatment to the lips. Anti-herpes medication is available over the counter or on prescription and has been shown to prevent or minimize such outbreaks. We highly recommend anti-viral Heviran (400 or 800 mg): 4/5 days prior to the treatment, on the day of the treatment and 3-4 days after the treatment). Herpes simplex / cold sores are typical reaction in permanent makeup of the lips. I am fully aware that permanent make up causes herpes virus (Herpes simplex) reactivation in up to 90% of the cases.
  • Lips after procedure may appear very flaky for up to one week following the procedure.
  • The skin may be irritated, redness and swelling can occur after the treatment which is a normal reaction. The irritation usually calms down and goes away within hours but it can also take up to few days.
  • Healing can take up to 10 days and it is perfectly normal for small scabbing/crust to appear on the treated area(s). These should be allowed to fall off naturally over a period of a few days. DO NOT TOUCH, remove, scratch or rub the crust. It will fall off in a few days.
  • If you apply makeup during the first 5 days following your treatment, you do so entirely at your own risk. You are advised to protect the treated area until fully healed.
  • You are advised to stop thy gym, excessive excising for about 7-10 days due to sweating and possible infection.
  • Drinking alcohol night before and after the treatment is prohibited.
  • Using soap or any substances that can irritate the skin should be avoided for 7-10 days
  • Should infection occur, seek immediate medical attention.
  • For the first time clients re touch procedures will be required to achieve the desired result.
  • A healing period of four weeks is required before a re touch procedure can be performed.
  • On rare occasions the pigment may migrate under the skin.
  • Application of permanent cosmetics can be painful.
  • There may be immediate or delayed allergic reaction to pigments. However, allergic reactions are extremely rare. A negative allergy test (PATCH TEST) result will not guarantee that you will not have an allergic reaction.
  • Infections can occur if aftercare instructions are not followed correctly.
  • It is recommended that clients receiving treatment for eyeliner should have someone drive them home. Contact lenses should be removed prior to the eyeliner procedure.
  • Corneal abrasion may occur during eyeliner procedures. However, corneal abrasion is rare.
  • Camouflage procedures are experimental in nature and require skin colour matching tests before the procedure commences.
  • There are few effective methods for pigment removal.
  • If you have an MRI scan within 3 months of your permanent cosmetics procedure we recommend that you discuss this with your doctor.
  • Possible scarring, inconsistency of colour and loss of eyelashes may occur.



This information is not intended to alarm you. However, it is imperative that you are informed of the risks involved.