Aftercare Following a Permanent Makeup Procedure
PROTECT THE TREATED AREA!!
- Use of Bepanthen 2-3 times a day for 7-10 days
- Protect from water for 2 weeks, you may apply a good layer of Vaseline 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:
- sun and/or sunbeds exposure
- 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.
- 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.
PLEASE NOTE THE FINAL COLOUR WILL BE SEEN AFTER 4 WEEKS WHEN THE SKIN IS FULLY HEALED.
This information is not intended to alarm you. However, it is imperative that you are informed of the risks involved.