Post Procedure Instructions
FOR ALL PROCEDURES
(Eyebrows, Eyeliners, Lip Liner/Full Lips, Areola, and Camouflage)
Immediately Following Cosmetic Tattoo Procedure:
For 7-14 days following application of permanent cosmetics:
Apply Aquaphor or your favorite antibiotic ointment or Vaseline sparingly 3- 5 times a day until the procedure area is healed. Always using a clean cotton swab not your fingers; Do not touch the healing pigmented area with you fingers they may have bacteria on them and create an infection. Vaseline is suggested, as it is non-reactive in most clients.
Do not rub or pick at the epithelial crust; allow it to flake off on its own. There should be absolutely no scrubbing, no cleansing creams or chemicals. Gently cleanse the intradermal cosmetic area with a mild antibacterial soap. You may rinse with water and lightly pat the area dry. Do not expose treated area to full pressure of the water in the shower.
Before bathing, gently apply a light coating of ointment on the procedure area using a clean cotton swab. Continue this regimen until the procedure area is healed.
No makeup, tinting of lashes or brows, sun, soap, sauna, Jacuzzi, swimming in chlorine pools, ocean, rivers or lakes, contact with animals, gardening for 7-10 days, (until the area is completely healed) post procedure and after all touch-ups.
Do not use products that contain AHA’s on the procedure area. (example: Lactic acids, Glycolic acids.( Always check your product labels) it will fade your pigment area.
Do not expose the treated area to the sun.
Use a total sun block after the procedure area has healed to prevent future fading of pigment color.
Do not use mascara or eyelash curler for seven days’ post procedure. When you resume use purchase a new tube, the old tube may have bacteria in it.
You cannot give blood for 1 year following your procedure (per American Red Cross).
If you experience any itching, swelling, blistering or other complications post-procedure, stop using the produce and call Michelle Lynn immediately. You may allergic to the after care products you are using.
Use sterile bandages and dressings when necessary. (Areola and Camouflage procedure cannot be guaranteed. These are an experimental procedure.)
Apply antibiotic ointment or cream. Please notify your artist before using. No water, cleansers creams, makeup or any other products on treated area for 10 days for MicroStroke Brows.
DO NOT rub, pick or scratch the treated area. Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate off. Picking can cause scarring.
Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 3-4 weeks after procedure.
Avoid heavy sweating for the first 10 days.
If you have excessive redness, swelling or tenderness or any red streaks going from the procedure site toward the heart, elevated temperature, or purulent drainage from the procedure site, contact your physician as the area may be infected and you may need to seek medical care.
Touch-up visits should be scheduled between 6-8 weeks post procedure. All permanent makeup procedures are a twostep process. Results are not determined until touch-up application is completed.
No facials, Botox, chemical treatments and microdermabrasion for 4 weeks.
Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days. Try to sleep on a satin pillow.
If you have any questions or concerns please notify Michelle Lynn immediately.
Touch-ups needed must be done within 12 weeks of the procedure, and will not be done before 6 weeks post procedure. After 12 weeks, color changes, or changing your mind on thickness will cost $200.00.
Failure to follow these instructions may result in pigment color loss!
All permanent makeup procedures are a two-step process.
We suggest a yearly “Color Boost” to maintain your procedure color integrity!
Long Term Care
Use a good sunscreen, sun exposure will fade your permanent cosmetics.
If you are planning a chemical peel, laser procedure or an MRI scan, please inform the technician of your permanent cosmetics. The use of Retin A/ Tretinoin or any other rapid exfoliation products regularly on the forehead area will cause the permanent makeup to the
brow area to fade prematurely.
The use of chemical peels and acid peels regularly on the forehead region can also cause eyebrow tattoos to fade prematurely. These should be avoided.
Approximate Daily Healing Schedule and after care for Permanent Cosmetics
For your new brow strokes to continue to look like a crisp hair dry healing is the chosen after care regimen. Keeping the brows dry and free from bacteria is your goal. Very sparingly cover the brows with aquaphor when showering. On day 3 you may apply a very thin layer of coconut oil for the next 7-10 days. Please do not pick or itch your brows!!
1-2 days - Your brows are approximately 20-30% darker, bolder and more solid than your healed result. Under the pigment, the skin is red and pigment has been deposited into the layer of skin containing dead skin cells; combined giving the appearance of darker color. There
may be minimal swelling but because typically the eyebrow area does not retain much fluid, swelling will be limited. The top layers of skin will begin to shed on about day 3-5, and you will see a loss of color. This is normal. Do Not scratch or pick!!!
3 days - Your eyebrows may begin to itch and the pigment may appear somewhat raised. Do not scratch or pick.
4-6 days - The skin is now rapidly exfoliating and will shed evenly if left alone. The color under the exfoliating skin will continue to appear light until the epidermis takes on its more transparent characteristics.
45 days - Now is the time to critique your brows, the tattoo has become part of the dermis, seen under the epidermis.
Eyeliner After care and Healing Schedule
Eyeliner heals the fastest of all the procedures. Apply a very thin coat of Aquaphor with a Q-tip twice daily for the next 5-7 days. No Eye makeup!!!
Day 1 - You may experience slightly puffy to swollen eyes, heavy lids, light sensitivity and bloodshot pupils. Your eyes may feel more swollen than they appear. Please try to sleep in an elevated position to help reduce swelling at night. You may not want to use your pillow case the first two nights.
Day 2 - Eyes will be swollen and perhaps” crusty” upon waking. The swelling will disappear from being in an upright position and increasing circulation area. Avoid heavy lifting, physical exertion and crying.
Day 3 - Eyes will be less swollen, but still tight. The lash area will feel sore if touched.
Day 4 - Pigment within the epidermis will begin to flake off in little stitch looking lines, although some people do not notice the exfoliation at all. Do Not scratch or pick!
Day 5 - Blinking helps to eliminate the small pieces of pigment and epidermis which has detached. Do Not scratch or pick!
Day 7 - All shedding should be complete. You’re safe to put your face back in the shower spray.
Day 45 - Now is time to critique your eyeliner. The tattoo has become part of the dermis, seen under the epidermis.
Lip Healing Schedule
Apply Aquaphor to your lips as needed for moisture. You may also use Preperation H….the shark oil in the PPH will help with healing, swelling and pain. You may apply one or both as needed very sparingly with a Q-tip. Don’t smother the lips.
Day 1 - Your Lips are Approximately 50-70% darker and bolder than your healed result. Under the pigment, the skin is red and pigment has been deposited into the layer of skin containing dead skin cells; combined giving the appearance of darker color. There may be swelling and slight pain. Ice may be used for relief from both of these. Aquaphor may be used for moisture.
Days 2-3 _ Lips may remain slightly swollen for these days. Ice and aquaphor are still the only things recommended for relief from this.
Days 4-7 - Pigment within the epidermis of the lips will begin to flake and peel, apply the aquaphor as much as needed during this time, Do Not pick or peel the pigment, this may cause scarring and loss of pigment.
Day 7 – 45 - The color on the lips may appear lighter on some days and darker on others. This is very normal for lips. Your body still recognizes the pigment as foreign and is trying to remove the pigment. After 45 days the color you see is permanent and may be touched up at that time. Lips will not be touched up before 45 days.
To achieve Bright colors on the lips, sometimes multiple services are required.
I understand that at the first sign of an infection, adverse reaction or allergic reaction to the procedure, I must notify Michelle Lynn a health care practitioner and the, Drugs and Medical Devices Division 1-888-839-6676.
Failure to follow post-treatment instructions may cause loss of pigment, discoloration or infection. Remember, colors appear brighter and more sharply defined immediately following the procedure. As the healing progresses, color will soften. A touch-up procedure may or may not be necessary. Final results cannot be determined until healing is complete. Touch-up procedures must be made between 6-8 weeks following the procedure. Additional fees will apply for touch-ups after 60 days following the procedure. If necessary, an appointment for a touch-up can be made... PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL IF YOU HAVE ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS.
Enjoy your permanent cosmetics!