Permanent Makeup Aftercare

Permanent Brows

  • The first 10 days are the most crucial to your healing. This is the time the pigment is bonding to the dermis, solidifying your long-term results.
  • Immediately following your appointment, your brows will appear crisp and bold, and will heal 30-50% softer in appearance, while staying true to color.
  • Your brows will darken by 1-2 shades for the first 4-5 days before sloughing off. You should never feel like you can't leave the house for work or socialization.
  • While rare, you may experience slight swelling or redness post-appointment, but this usually subsides in 24-48 hours.
  • For the first 7 days it is recommended to rinse your brows with lukewarm water once in the morning and once at night, applying the provided aftercare 3-4 times a day. This keeps your brows flaking softly as a natural part of the healing process and prevents your brows from forming scabs.
  • Let the flakes gently slough off on their own. These flakes could be attached to pigment, and pulling them off could result in loss of pigment or scarring.
  • Once your brows have finished flaking, a light layer of skin will create a mask over your brows appearing much lighter as if they have healed out much of the pigment. Around week 3, your brows will bloom back out as your skin regenerates.
  • You may shower or bathe normally, however do not submerge in, or splash your brows with, water. When showering, apply a thin layer of aftercare as a barrier.
  • Keep all cleansers, moisturizers and makeup away from your brow area for the first 10 days. Chemicals of any kind can cause premature fading and possible pigment discoloration.
  • Avoid all sun exposure. This will drastically fade your brows, could cause adverse reactions, and in many cases results in pigment discoloration.Protect your brows fully with a hat. You may use sunscreen as well after 10 days, however sunscreen alone is not enough to fully protect them from the sun.
  • Please do not work out during the first 10 days of your healing. Sweating is highly discouraged. Sodium, a natural occurrence in perspiration, breaks down the compounds of the pigment causing premature fading and can highly affect your healing process.
  • Avoid Botox, facials, peels, and chemical exfoliants in your brow area for four weeks post-appointment.
  • At 6 weeks your brows are fully healed, your pigment has softened by about 30% from your immediate post-appointment results, and you're ready for your perfecting touch-up.

Lip Blushing

  • Avoid salty, oily, and extremely hot foods, and only drink through a straw for the first 5 days.
  • It is recommended to change your pillowcase every other day.
  • Apply a small amount of provided aftercare multiple times a day, as needed to keep your lips moisturized. Aquaphor is also a recommended ointment if your lips need a little more protection during healing.
  • Your lips can peel for up to 5 days post-appointment. Do not peel or pick your lips, let the skin gently fall off on its own. Peeling and picking can result in hyperpigmentation and scarring.
  • Keep your lips moist with aftercare, and avoid exposure to sun and whitening toothpaste for 4 weeks.
  • Avoid facials, peels, and chemical exfoliants around the lip area for 4 weeks post-appointment.

Lash Enhancement Liner

  • Liner will be crisp and bolder in color - This initial color will heal 30-50% softer.
  • Gently blot any weeping fluids every 15 minutes until weeping subsides.
  • Allow dry healing for the first 24 hours.
  • Avoid sweating for the first 10 days.
  • Gently rinse with a gentle, unscented, antibacterial cleanser like CeraVe, Cetaphil or Dial, using only your fingertips. Gently pat dry with a clean towel or cotton pad. Do NOT rub or wipe. Apply a tiny amount of aftercare. Repeat this process before bed.
  • You may discontinue this process after 7 days.
  • During this time, your liner will darken and may feel tight or dry as pigment masks up and skin adjusts.
  • Eyes may puff or swell - An ice pack or cool compress is recommended to keep swelling to a minimum. Sleeping at an incline can also help swelling.
  • Liner will begin to shed naturally and color underneath will appear slightly lighter than your final healed result.

Saline Brow Removal

  • Keep removal area clean, dry, protected and open to the air. Do not cover to ensure a faster healing time.
  • Wipe over the area with saline 3-4 times a day for 7-10 days until scabbing is complete.
  • Keep them as dry as possible. Keep the area out of shower spray as bet you can and do not let the area stay wet for more than a few minutes - gently pat dry as soon as possible.
  • No steam or sweating.
  • Allow all scabbing to slough off naturally. Do not pick or force a scab off as it will disrupt the process and possibly cause scarring. It is critical to keep the scabs on as long as possible to achieve optimum results.
  • Once healed, you can apply Vitamin E oil (Trader Joes, Rainbow Blossom, Amazon) throughout the day until your next session. Only start AFTER scabs have fallen off.