4 Semi-Permanent Makeup After Care

EYEBROW

Your eyebrows need to be gently blotted to remove excess body fluids to eliminate crusting. Make sure you wash your hair with your head tilted back to stop water running down your face. Nothing else should be applied during the first day after the procedure. For the first 24 hours after treatment, wipe your eyebrows with cooled boiled water on a cotton wool pad then pat them dry with a clean tissue. Clean the area 2 times daily (morning and night) with a gentle cleanser followed by your aftercare cream and continue for the next 7-14 days. Dispose of the micro brush/cotton tip immediately after each application. This keeps the area protected with a breathable barrier and supports healing. Make sure to wash your hands prior to touching the area.

EYELINER

Swelling differs with each individual. You may apply an ice pack to the area to reduce swelling and soothe the area and make sure you move the ice pack around, not leaving it too long in one area, in order to prevent frostbite. For the next 7 days, apply a thin layer of aftercare ointment daily. You can also use a warm, damp cotton pad to gently wipe the area. Do not use contact lenses, eye makeup, or mascara for 7 days post-procedure and any lash-enhancing products or fake lashes for 14 days post-procedure. New mascara has to be purchased but not to be used until at least 7 days after the procedure. Avoid swimming in pools for 5 days post-procedure, as bacteria and chemicals in the water may be irritating. Do not swim in the ocean for 14 days post-procedure as the saltwater will pull the pigment out. If your eyes feel itchy and irritated you may have a minor irritation to the aftercare ointment. You should discontinue all ointment, wash your eyes to remove the ointment and let it heal dry. If your eyes are red and emitting any white or yellow discharge, or very itchy, you may have a minor eye infection. In this case, rinse your eyes to remove the ointment and visit your pharmacist or doctor to request antibiotic eye drops. Eye infections are extremely rare but can happen, so always wash your hands when treating your eyes and apply a very tiny amount of aftercare ointment.

LIPS

After 2 hours and before you go to bed gently blot the area with a damp cotton wool pad to remove excess body fluids and tiny blood spots to eliminate crusting. You may also apply a cold compress or ice pack to the area to reduce swelling during the first 72 hours of healing; make sure you move the ice pack around, not leaving it too long in one area, in order to prevent frostbite. During the healing period, avoid wiping/ licking the lips. Apply the healing balm every hour whilst awake. Do not apply lipstick until after 7 days. It is possible that an allergic reaction to the ingredients of the lipstick may occur should you apply within this period. Be careful when eating spicy, salty or citrus foods; avoid them if possible. Drink through a straw to prevent contact with contaminates and washing off your healing balm and also be careful when brushing your teeth as toothpaste can pull out the pigment out of the lip vermilion.

LASHES(Extension & Lash Lift)

Eyelash adhesive actually takes 24 hours to completely cure and therefore, the first 24 hours are the most important time to ensure that your lashes will last.

  • Do not wet or rub your eyelashes – Exposing your new Lashes to any moisture such as steam, high humidity and water, will result in the lash glue over-curing and becoming brittle, and your extensions will fall off within a few days.
  • Do not apply cream around the eye – Clean them gently, as instructed by your lash technician and with a designated lash cleanser. Bodily oils that travel onto your extensions will break down adhesive if not removed by cleaning. Failure to clean your lashes will not only result in poor retention, but the build up of bacteria, and can lead to eye infections.
  • Do not wet or rub your eyelashes – Exposing your new extensions to any moisture such as steam, high humidity and water, will result in the lash glue over-curing and becoming brittle, and your extensions will fall off within a few days.
  • Do not pick or pull at your extensions. The adhesive, although safe to use, is very strong and picking or pulling will pull your natural lashes out.
  • Do not sleep on your face. Your extensions are delicate, so ‘face planting’ in your pillow will cause your extensions to fall out where they are being rubbed out in the night.
  • Do not apply mascara, Liquid or Gel Eyeliner – It will adhere to the extensions, cannot be safely cleansed off and will create a breeding ground for bacteria. If you ignore this rule then you may be charged for a removal and full set.
  • Comb or Brush your eyelashes upwards every day – To keep them looking neat, tidy and uniformed.
  • Do not sleep on your face – Your extensions are delicate, so ‘face planting’ in your pillow will cause your extensions to fall out where they are being rubbed out in the night.
  • Use Lashes nourishing mascara every day. Do not swim.

NOTE & TIPS– There is a very small risk of immediate or delayed allergic reaction to pigments, topical anaesthetic or aftercare cream. However allergic reactions are extremely rare. A negative sensitivity/allergy patch test does not guarantee that you will not have an allergic reaction during or after the procedure. I therefore do not offer a patch test unless requested by yourself in which case beauty artist need at least 2 weeks notice before the date of your treatment. If the aftercare is not followed correctly then the finished result may not be desirable and you may need additional treatments which will be at a further cost to yourself. Everyone’s skin is different and some people’s skin takes better to it than others. Infections and allergic reactions although very rare, can happen. To avoid infection please follow the aftercare instructions correctly. An allergic reaction response may include redness, severe itching, swelling, a rash, blistering, dryness or any other symptom associated with an allergy. If this happens, please contact your General Practitioner immediately.

All makeups in the treatment area should be avoided. Minimize workouts that involve a lot of sweating, sauna, facial massage and steaming (inhalation). In the next 30 days, please avoid sunbathing, solarium, light therapies, chemical peelings, fruit acids, microdermabrasion, creams that contain regeneration factors, laser treatments over the treated area because they can destroy the pigments and cause burns. Avoid the use of antibiotics and hormonal therapy that can lead to a faster pigment fading. Always protect the treatment area from the sun with SPF. No Scrubbing. Do not rub, wipe, or scratch area. Use patting motions only.Keep area clean. Blot or rinse off oozing. Soap/ cleansers may be used as long as they are not alcohol based and do not have anti-aging acids or acne acids in it. Some cleansing chemicals might burn or bleach. If you wouldn’t use a product on any other type of injury, don’t use it on the healing permanent makeup. Rinse and pat dry.Do not peel or pick at crust, this could cause pigment loss, scarring, and delayed healing.

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