- Expect treated areas to be tender for the next few days. The procedure area may be red, swollen, or have a discharge of lymph (clear fluid) and blood for at least 12 hours post-procedure. Gently dab off excess lymph from the procedure area with clean tissue and clean cold water. Remember that you should wipe off the lymph to avoid getting a thick crust. You may alternate between ice and hot packs to relieve swelling.
- Color will look MUCH darker for the first 5-7 days as the procedure has blood and lymph in it. After the area peels, the color will be softer. The true color will not be visible for 4-6 weeks post-procedure and for each color refresher.
- Tissue heals at different levels, some people heal within 5-7 days; some may take 10 or more to heal.
- Do not touch the healing pigmented area with your fingers. Touching the treated area with your fingers, unclean cotton swabs, old products, or others, may result in infection. If you need to touch the area – use a clean cotton swab!
- DO NOT RUB, SCRATCH OR PICK YOUR LIPS; pigment may be removed along with crusting tissue. Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate off. Picking can cause scarring.
- Keep lips moisturized post-procedure. Use A&D ointment only if the treated area feels very tight. Do not use too much healing ointment; overuse of your healing product will not let the area heal properly; apply a very thin layer to prevent the treated area from drying.
- Before bathing, gently apply a light coating of A&D ointment on the treated area using a clean cotton swab. Continue this regime until the procedure area has completely healed.
- No sauna, Jacuzzi, steam, exercise, hot yoga, swimming in chlorine pools or in the ocean for 7-10 days (until the area is completely healed) after the procedure and after all color refreshers.
- Do not expose your face to the sun until the procedure area has healed. The sun will fade the pigment.
- Do not wear makeup on the treated area until it has healed. You might cause an infection or otherwise damage the permanent makeup.
- If you are a blood donor, you may NOT give blood for 1 year following your permanent makeup application (according to Red Cross).
- Color refresher visits should be scheduled between 4-8 weeks post-procedure. All permanent makeup procedures are a two-step process. Results cannot be determined until the color refresher is completed.
- If you resume the Retin-A, Retinol, or Retinoids after 30 days, the continued use will fade your permanent makeup prematurely.
- DO NOT USE any lightening and peeling products that contain AHA’s, Vitamin A, Retinol A, Glycolic/Lactic Acids on the treated area; it will fade your permanent makeup prematurely. Check your product labeling. It will fade your pigment color. Read the ingredients on the back of every bottle of product that you use.
- If you are out in the sun a lot, have oily skin, using Retinol products, chemical peels, then you will need color refreshers every 6 months to 1 year.
- Use sunblock after the procedure area has healed to prevent future fading of pigment color; apply a waterproof sunblock 3-4 times daily to prevent fading.
- It might be challenging for a while to eat. Avoid biting or licking your lips, and make sure no food or drink stays on the lips. Drink through a straw for the first few days. Do not eat citrus fruits and juices, greasy, salty, or spicy food until your lips are completely healed.
- Even after the lips have been healed, apply sunscreen to your lips to avoid fading. Lips can take 2-3 treatments to achieve the desired result. Keeping lips moist daily will lengthen the time the pigment will last.
- If you ever have had a cold sore, you must take Zovirax, Valtrex, or other anti-viral pre and post-procedure to prevent the outbreak of cold sores. If you do have an outbreak, it will usually occur on the 2nd-3rd day after application as well as after each color refresher. It is not the technician’s responsibility if you have a cold sore outbreak after the Permanent Makeup application, the treatment payment will not be refunded.
- While eating, do not constantly wipe your lips with a napkin; do not keep licking your lips, as this will restrain the healing process. • Be careful when brushing your teeth. Toothpaste may pull the pigment out of the lip vermilion. DO NOT bleach your teeth while your lips are healing.
- No smoking while lips are healing!!!
- Treat your lips gently and with care. No kissing, rubbing, or friction until the area is totally healed. The better you take care of the treated area, the longer it will last!
- Please DO NOT do any gardening while your lips are healing.
- Please DO NOT touch your pets and then touch your lips and treated area. It can cause an infection.
I have read Before and After Care Instructions, and I will follow all these instructions. I understand that my failure to do so may jeopardize my chances for a successful procedure.
SYMPTOMS OF INFECTION
It’s normal to have some pain and discomfort during the procedure, and you might feel a slight residual stinging afterward. It’s not normal to have severe pain in the affected area. You should pay careful attention to the treated area to see if it becomes puffy or raised. Any sign of a yellow-tinged discharge or excessive redness could be a sign of the beginning of an infection.
Symptoms: Thick raised scab, crusty texture, redness around the skin, yellow discharge, pain, itching, the skin may feel hot around the area.
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