Semi-Permanent Makeup Aftercare
- NO cleansers, creams, makeup or any other products on treated area for at least 10 days.
- Minimize water exposure to brow area while showering. Use luke warm water and an antibacterial soap (Dial) to lightly wash the brows. Do not scrub or pull scabs.
- Apply the appropriate topical morning and night for 7 days, if needed.
- DO NOT rub, pick or scratch the treated area. Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate. Picking can cause scarring.
- AVOID direct sun exposure or tanning for 3-4 weeks after procedure.
- AVOID heavy sweating for the first 10 days.
- NO facials, Botox, chemical treatments or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks.
- AVOID sleeping on your face for the first 10 days.
- A follow-up appointment will be needed 4-8 weeks after the initial procedure tweak shape, color, or sparse areas.
- Consult a Physician at any indication of an infection.
Please note: Eyebrows will appear darker and bolder due to natural scabbing and healing for the first 10 days. This is very common for all permanent cosmetic procedures.
Long term care
- Use a good sunscreen on your eyebrows (SPF 30 or higher) if you plan to be in the sun for prolonged periods of time. 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 skin exfoliation products used regularly on the forehead area will cause the permanent makeup to the eyebrow 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.
- A yearly color touch-up is recommended around 8-15 months after the initial procedure for pigment retention.
Additional Information: Antacids, thyroid and anxiety medications have been reported as interfering with permanent makeup either by affecting retention or shifting the pigment to an undesirable tone. Remember, everything we eat and drink have their own chemical structure and the electron ends that are unattached or free, may get attached to other compounds inside the body forming a new molecule that may show a different color spectrum. With that information, an educated client may have better expectations and know that she/he may need more frequent adjustments than others.