Entire healing process will take about 4-5 weeks depending on your body regeneration and age. Your new eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing cycle. The pigment will appear slightly darker immediately after the procedure. Itching and flaking may appear during the first 7 days. This is the skin shedding process and it is NORMAL. Be patient and wait for you touch up procedure. NOTE: due to natural skin regeneration, after recovery period (peeling) brows may appear lighter and give you the impression that pigment is fading too quickly, it is normal and is why I highly suggest touch up procedure 4-6 weeks after.
* Do not wear contact lens during the procedure or for 24 hrs after.
* Bring sunglasses to wear home. Eyes may be light sensitive.
* Do not dye or perm lashes for 2 days prior.
* Do not use eyelash curler the day of the procedure.
* If you have had any type of eye surgery, consult with the physician about how long you should wait before having a permanent eyeliner procedure. Most physicians are giving a 2 month ok after cataract, lasik, and blepharoplasty.
*Do not wear contact lenses during the procedure.
* Do not use mascara until outer healing is complete (5-7 days).
Recomended begin with a new tube of mascara due to risk of bacterial presence in used tubes. Stay a little farther out on the lashes, not too close to the liner. Remove with vaseline or baby oil without rubbing it into the liner.
* Eyes will be swollen for a few days. Eyes may feel dry or irritated. Lubricating refresher drops may be used.
If you are prone to cold sores, lip tattooing can cause outbreaks
For clients with any history of cold sores/fever-blister/herpes, even if it was when you were a child, contact your physician and request a prescription for Zovirax, Valtrex or Famvir. Take 2 days before the procedure, the day of the procedure and 2 days after the procedure as directed and repeat on all visits.
Apply A & D ointment with a Q-Tip in the procedure area for the first 24 hours. Then for the rest of the week apply Vitamin E oil or Liquid. Apply to the treatment area with a Q-tip several times per day
This will keep the area moist and accelerate the healing. Do not let the area dry out, keep moist all times.
* Lips will ooze a couple of days. Blot and reapply ointment. After sleeping, crust will have dried on the lips. Rinse with water or put more ointment on to loosen crust, blot and reapply ointment.
* Lips will be tender at first. Drink through a straw. Choose foods you can place in your mouth with a fork without touching lips..
* Do not excessively stretch lips while they are healing with big smiles
* On the third day, lips stop oozing and start peeling. This is when the chapped lip feeling is strongest. Keep moist, Applying vitamin E will usually help.
* Lips will peel for a week. Picking and pulling off skin that is not ready to come off will cause pigment loss and can pull out deeper tissue. The edges or lip liner will be the last to fall off. Pulling this off will result in an uneven splotchy line or an indented scar (like messing with a pimple).
* Try to keep toothpaste off lips while healing.
* Do not have teeth bleached while healing.
* During the peeling process it may look like there is not much color there. Color is more apparent by the second week. Final result is not judged for 2 months.
* It is normal to have discomfort or a feeling of pressure the day of the lip procedure. The next day should be minimal. If you begin having pain on the 3rd or 4th day after being pain-free, it is a signal that something is wrong. It is usually one of three things: 1) Infection, 2) Cold sore, or 3) Allergic contact dermatitis from antibiotic ointment