All permanent cosmetic procedures require more than one treatment. We request that you come back for at least one touch-up visit.
Touch-up visits should be 4-6 weeks post initial appointment.
The initial color will appear significantly sharper, brighter, or darker than what it will finally be. It will take time for this transition based upon how your skin exfoliates.
Since delicate skin or sensitive areas may swell slightly or redden, some clients feel it is best not to make any social plans for a day or two following any procedure. It is always best to avoid these procedures within months prior to important life events such as weddings. Procedures may take longer than expected to be complete under some circumstances.
Wear your normal make up or bring your brow pencils to your consult, but you do not have to for your procedure. Please do not wear mascara to an eyeliner procedure.
Any eyelash or eyebrow tinting or eyelash curling should be done no sooner than 48 hours before, or two weeks after the procedure.
DO NOT wear contact lenses during or within 48 hours following the eyeliner procedure. Remember to bring your glasses. You may resume wearing your contact lenses as soon as your eyes return to their pre-tattooed condition.
Refrain from the use of alcohol, aspirin, aspirin-containing medications, ibuprofen, or other blood-thinning medications for seven days before and two days after any procedure. Refrain from judgment-altering drugs for at least 24 hours prior to any procedure. No medication should ever be discontinued without first consulting your physician. A skin test is offered upon request.
AFTER CARE INSTRUCTIONS
Ice packs protected with a cloth may be applied as necessary to reduce swelling. Sleeping slightly elevated helps alleviate swelling sometimes seen in the morning after facial procedures.
Wash your hands before touching any treated area. Cotton-tipped applicators may be used to gently cleanse the eye area. Do not expose the area to dirty or unsanitary conditions. Wearing glasses outdoors is a good way to protect new eyeliner from dust, ect.
Some itching is normal. DO NOT PICK, PEEL, OR SCRATCH the treated area or your color may heal unevenly and you risk scarring and infection.
No makeup is to be applied for 72 hours (three days) after the procedure on the tattoo area. After any eyeliner procedure, use new mascara for the first 10 days after the 3 days of no makeup. Do not use an eyelash curler for two weeks.
NEXT, WHAT TO EXPECT
Your eyes may:
be puffy or swollen,
feel like your lids are heavy
be sensitive to light
be bloodshot eyes.
It’s advisable to sleep in an elevated position to help reduce swelling at night.
Eyes may be bit ‘crusty’ upon waking from sleep. If swelling occurs during sleeping, it will reduce after being in an upright position and from blinking and increased circulation to the area.
- Eyes will be less swollen, but will feel tight.
- The area may feel sore, raw or achy.
- Top layer of skin will begin to flake off in little stitch looking lines, although some people do not notice the exfoliation. DO NOT PICK– you will pull pigment out and end up with uneven color.
- Blinking helps eliminate the small pieces of pigment and epidermis that has detached.
It is important not to pick at it or rub the eyes.
- All shedding should be complete.
- During this time, the tattoo may appear to have vanished, this is a normal part of the healing process, and the pigment will re-emerge.
- Pigment, if it faded, will start to return.
What you see now is very close to the healed result. If it is not as you desire, all will be addressed, corrected at your touch up appointment.
The better you take care of your skin and protect it from UV rays, the better the outcome and lifespan of the permanent cosmetics procedures.
Some of the Information herein has been cited via Derma Health- Laser & Skin Care