Aftercare

Aftercare is very important.

Make the most out of your new cosmetic tattooing by following these aftercare instructions.

 

Brow Aftercare

 

The first 24 hours after treatment you must gently clean your treated area with a cotton pad in cool boiled or sterile water. Then blot dry with a clean tissue.

Expect slight redness and tenderness straight after treatment. If necessary, apply ice packs to reduce any swelling that may occur after treatment.

No touching

Remember, you are dealing with an open wound, so please do NOT touch your eyebrows with your fingers or anything else – this may lead to infection.

It’s VERY IMPORTANT not to peel or scratch the pigment. Do not put anything on the TREATED area. Such as makeup, cleansers, creams, hair. Nothing, until it is completely healed.

Sleeping and heat

Please try to sleep on your back while healing. There is a chance of losing colour if you sleep on the area treated.

Avoid excessive heat to the area, that includes exercise, heavy activity, saunas, tanning beds, sun, hot showers. Anything that will cause moisture or humidity as it will cause fading.

Healing time and process

After the first 24 hours – you will DRY heal, unless Nicola provides you with an aftercare ointment to apply. The healing period is usually around 10-14 days, depending on your lifestyle, age, diet & immune system.

Brows will initially heal 30-50% darker and thicker than when they heal. the first 3-5 days of healing, exfoliation will begin and the excess pigment will begin to flake off. During this period the eyebrows will become itchy. It is IMPORTANT not to peel or scratch the pigment.

 

The colour will then finish flaking off between 5-10 days (every individual heals at a different pace) and it will appear more natural and a little thinner than initial treatment. Between 7-14 days at whatever stage your pigment flakes off, your brows will lighten from being overly dark, and will also be lighter than the final colour will be. The colour will then gradually start to become more apparent between days 14-21 and by day 28 the healing is complete.

 

Eyeliner Aftercare

 

If necessary, apply ice packs to reduce any swelling that may have occur after treatment.

No touching

You are dealing with an open wound so please do NOT touch your eyes with your fingers or anything that may lead to infection. If you suffer from hay fever, it’s even more important not to rub your eyes.

Contact lenses and makeup

Please ensure you keep your contact lenses out for the first 7 days. No not apply any make up near the lash line, no mascara, tint or perming.

Eyelash tinting & perming is advised at-least 3 days before treatment. This will help if you usually wear mascara on a daily basis. Ensure to bring sunglasses for after treatment.

Healing time and process

The eyes will appear 20-40% darker within the first 7 days. And the eyes may feel tender and swollen, this will get better as the days/hours go on.

After the first 3-5 days of healing, exfoliation will begin and the excess pigment will begin to flake off. During this period the eyes may become a little itchy. It is IMPORTANT not to rub or scratch the pigment. It will naturally flake off with the movement of the eye.

Between day 6-10 the colour will lighten from being overly dark, and up until day 21 the colour will become more and more apparent.

The eyes natural fluids will keep the area moist so there is no need to apply any ointment to the eye area.

 

Lip Aftercare

 

If necessary, apply ice packs to reduce any swelling that may have occurred after treatment.

No touching

The first 24 hours after treatment you must gently clean your treated area with a cotton pad in cool boiled or sterile water. Then blot dry with a clean tissue. And apply your aftercare ointment 2-3 times per day

You are dealing with an open wound so please do NOT touch your Lips with your fingers or anything that may lead to infection.

Products and heat

Be careful when brushing your teeth, that the toothpaste does not touch the area, and avoid spicy foods for 7 days.

Do not put anything on the TREATED area. Such as makeup, cleansers, creams, hair. Nothing, until its healed.

Avoid excessive heat to the area, that includes exercise, heavy activity, saunas, tanning beds, sun, hot showers. Anything that will cause moisture or humidity as it will cause fading.

Healing time and process

The healing period is usually around 7-10 days, depending on your lifestyle, age, diet and immune system

The lips will initially look more vibrant than when they heal, expect slight swelling and tenderness straight after treatment. After the first 3-5 days of healing, exfoliation will begin and the excess pigment will completely flake off. It is IMPORTANT not to peel or scratch the pigment.

The colour will then finish flaking off between 3-7 days (every individual heals at a different pace). The colour will flake off completely and will then gradually start to become more apparent between days 21-28 days.