After Care Instructions for PMU
HOME CARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FACE
Please read and follow instructions carefully.
-DO NOT USE ANY OTHER PRODUCT (besides the provided aftercare product) ON THE TATTOO AREA FOR 5 DAYS OR THE COLOR CAN CHANGE
-NO soap, water or cleansers on the treated area for 5 days.
-No Makeup on the tattoo for 5 days, avoid sweat also for 5 days, daily pat dry and apply your aftercare cream few times a day for the first 5 days.
-The area where the tattoo has been applied will scab. NO picking the tattooed area as color can come away whilst bonding. No scratching the area as it can also pick out the tattoo, just tap the area if itchy.
------- LOOKING AFTER YOUR MICRO PIGMENTATION/COSMETIC TATTOO -------
-Colors will appear DARKER/brighter and more sharply defined immediately following the procedure, colours will lighten and soften in three to ten days.
Often clients think they have lost their colour, it has lightened too much, wait 4-6 weeks and then judge the result.
This is the reason your adjustments have to wait to be done after 4-6 weeks. It is completely normal to lose up to 80% of the colour on the first session, please don’t worry, that is why we have the perfecting session touch up.
----------------- THE EYEBROWS -----------------
If you get swelling, use a cold compress when you get home. There is no after pain, only a slight tenderness around the Eyebrow Tattoo. Immediately after and for the next twenty-four hours continue to wipe the Eyebrows. They will weep a clear fluid (this is normal). Wipe them firmly to remove the fluid otherwise a crusting or scab will build up which is not what we want. Use your aftercare cream sparingly morning and night daily for 5 days.
----------------- THE LIP -----------------
No hot spicy or citrus drinks for next 4 hours. It is usual to get swelling with a full lip tattoo. Use a cold pack for 5 mins when you get home and again in 3-4 hours if required hours. There is no after pain, only dryness on the lip. Keep moist with aftercare cream. The color after a few days will be lighter, after 4-6 weeks the true color will show through. The color will look a little different at various times of the day, due to your own skin responses and different lighting will show a slight color change. Use must have a touch up color 6-8 weeks to retain colour. Lipstick cannot be worn for the first 5-7 days. If you feel any adjustment to shape/colour is needed you must allow 6 weeks for the skin to heal.
----------------- EYELINER -----------------
If you are booked in for eyeliner tattoo you must remove false eyelashes and all traces of lash glue prior to your appointment. You must also NOT BE USING a lash growth serum as this will interfere with your tattoo. You must stop using your lash serum for a minimum of 4 weeks prior to your eyeliner appointment. Please reschedule your appointment if need be.
The eye area will feel like windburn. Rest eyes after treatment. It is not necessary to apply aftercare unless you are sensitive or have prolonged swelling, dryness or itching. Do not use mascara or eye make-up for 5-7 days. You can purchase gel eye drops from the pharmacy for extra comfort.
----------------- GENERAL MAINTENANCE AFTER HEALED -----------------
-Apply sunblock over your Cosmetic Tattoo and wear sunglasses. Exposure to the sun over time can cause fading and color change.
-Cover the Tattoo with Vaseline when swimming in salt or chlorinated water to avoid bleaching effect. Any chemicals of any kind could interfere with the bonding process.
-Any Glycolic Acid or Peels must be kept completely away from the Tattoo as it seems to lighten the color with constant continuous use. Check moisturizers and cleansers as they can also fade tattoo color if they contain Vitamins or AHA’s.
YOU CANNOT DONATE BLOOD FOR 6 MONTHS FOLLOWING ANY COSMETIC TATTOO PROCEDURE