Permanent Makeup pre & post care
When is Permanent Makeup not advised:
Pregnant or Nursing
Issues with keloids (raised scars are ok)
Use of accutane and/or retinol (in the past 6 months)
Undergoing chemotherapy (consult with your doctor)
If you have a scheduled MRI in the next 50 days
If you are allergic to tattoo pigments
Does Permanent makeup hurt?
You can experience some discomfort due to the vibrations of the machine, but the discomfort is bearable. I will use a numbing cream for clients that really needs it.
You can immediately return to your life routine after the procedure, following the after care instructions given.
What to avoid prior to Permanent Makeup?
Aspirin or ibuprofen 24-48 hours prior to your appointment
Alcohol, caffeine, blood thinner 24 hours prior to your appointment
Fish oil or Vitamin E one week prior to your appointment (they are natural blood thinners)
Do not work out on the day of the procedure because the body heat opens pores.
Avoid heavy sunlight, especially sunburn 3 days before procedure. Skin should not be going through healing process
Avoid botox and/or any other cosmetic fillers
Avoid chemical peels
Do not work out on the day of the procedure because body heat opens pores
*NOTE: A patch test (Allergy testing) is recommended before the scheduled appointment if there is any doubt you may be allergic to the pigment. Contact me if this is your case.
For Lip Permanent makeup:
Before going to bed for at least 5 nights prior to procedure, exfoliate lips with a natural scrub (sugar and coconut oil will work perfectly)
Apply Bepanthen cream after exfoliating lips
Drink al least 8 glasses of water because the hydration will dramatically improve lip surface
If you experienced herpes in the past, take a prescription antiviral medication for as long as your doctor recommends (suggested: on the same day after the procedure and continue for 5 days)
What to avoid after Permanent Makeup?
Avoid scratching or peeling to prevent infection or discoloration.
On the first day, gently
No exercise for 3 days of the treatment (sweating will dilute the pigment).
You must keep water away from the area treated for 3 days.
Avoid exposing the area to the full water pressure of the shower for 7 days
Avoid tanning and swimming (beach, pool, jacuzzi, bath, etc) for 40 days. Stick to a quick shower.
Avoid sunscreen, self-tanners or any cream that contains vitamin D for 40 days.
Avoid perfume and deodorant near or in the treated area.
For lip procedures: don't eat spicy food, acidic foods and drinks for the next 3 days
No facial treatments or sauna for 2 weeks
No makup on the tattood area for 5 - 7 days
For lip procedure: don't kiss until lips have fully healed
For lip procedure: don't use withening toothpaste until lips have fully healed
After care "do's":
Use Bepanthen skin care cream (liquid derma) 3 times a day for the first 3 days
Vitamin C for immune system
Drink a lot of water
What to expect right after the procedure?
Some Swelling and redness can be expected for 24 hours following the procedure. A cold compress helps to reduce any swelling around the eye area. The treated area must be kept clean. When the procedure is freshly done, it will look beautiful and dark, a sharp color. Then comes the scabbing stage and at last the treated area becomes much lighter and softer. Why? because you will be able to see the pigment in the skin instead of on top of the skin.
What to expect after Melanin (dark) lip correction?
Depending on how dark and hyperpigmented the lips are it might take multiple sessions to neutralise the lips. The healing process of dark lips can be weird, sometimes clients' lips get darker at the beginning and lighten up after a few weeks. With darker lips, healing takes 8 - 10 weeks; it is a long process.
Can I suntan 40 days after the procedure?
Yes, you can suntan once the area is fully healed (at least 40 days). It is STRONGLY recommended to avoid sun exposure during the healing process, because discoloration might occur.
For best long-term results, I recommend to apply a high SPF on the treated area prior to sun exposure.
How long does the procedure take?
The lenght of the procedure depends of your chosen procedure. On average, permanent makeup procedures takes around 2 hours. Touch ups can take approximately 45 minutes.
How quickly will you see the result after the procedure?
The final result you will definitely see AFTER the complimentary touch up and that is after a month. The process takes between 25 - 30 days. Touch-up appointments are a must after a month.
*NOTE: I advise you to book a follow up consultation after 30 days of your treatment as I may need to do the final touch up.
How long does the result last?
Permanent Makeup provide semi permanent results, if you follow the right after care protocol and with a 6 - 8 weeks recommended touch up maintenance after the complimentary touch up, it can last up to 5 years.
Can you get the treatment done if your skin is tanned?
No, and especially for melanin lip correction, I recommend that you undergo the treatment when your skin is in its natural color (not tanned). On top of that, the skin should not be going through healing process.