After Care Treatment Instruction
If you’ve had permanent makeup applied, it’s important to follow the after-care instructions provided by your artist. Proper aftercare will help to ensure that your makeup looks its best and lasts for as long as possible.
Here are some general aftercare tips to follow:
* Avoid water and sweaty activities for the first 24 hours.
* Gently clean the area with a mild, fragrance-free cleanser twice a day.
* Apply a thin layer of a healing ointment or balm to keep the area moisturized.
* Avoid picking or scratching at the area.
* Protect the area from the sun by wearing sunscreen or a hat.
If you have any specific questions about your aftercare, be sure to ask your artist before you leave the office.
- Post treatment soothing gel available in Pharmacy is recommended.
- Keep the treated area dry
- Do not touch the treated area with bare hands.
- Do not apply oil or any moisturizer on the treated area
- After each meal, splash cold water on your lips to keep it clean and dab clean with soft dry face tissue.
- For next 5 to 7 days any kind of makeup should not be applied on the treated area.
- Keep the lip moisturized always with non-fragrance, non-tinted, non-oil, non-alcoholic lip balm. Petroleum jelly is recommended.
- For swelling, apply ice pack with sterile barrier or take any general anti biotic
- Avoid irritation from salty or spicy food.
- Do not use any cosmetics on the procedure area.
- Keep your fingers and hair away from the pigmented area. (Germs may be transmitted to the newly treated area and cause infection.)
- Do not drink excessive amounts of water before bedtime, which may cause additional swelling.
- Avoid eating salty foods.
- Do not peel protective scab that forms on area or perform activities that will cause excessive sweating, which may cause scab to leave a scar.
If you’ve had a permanent makeup procedure done, you may have experienced some swelling afterwards. This is perfectly normal and usually goes away within a few days. However, if you’re still experiencing swelling after a week, it’s important to consult your doctor.
There are a few things you can do to help reduce the swelling. First, apply a cold compress to the area for 10-15 minutes several times a day. This will help reduce the inflammation. You can also take over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen to help reduce the swelling.
If you’re still experiencing swelling after a week, it’s important to consult your doctor. They may prescribe a course of steroids to help reduce the inflammation. In rare cases, the swelling may be due to an infection. In this case, you’ll need to be treated with antibiotics.
If you have any questions or concerns, be sure to consult your doctor. They’ll be able to give you the best advice on how to heal and what to do if the swelling doesn’t go away.
Your skin’s reaction will depend on how sensitive your skin is and on your health condition. A good indication of how your skin will react to permanent makeup is to compare it with what your skin normally looks like after you receive a shot, a bug bite, a hit or cut, or have a skin irritation. Water retention or salt intake on the day of or the day before the procedure also may affect how much swelling you have.
Eyelid may be puffy or have a “roll” where the needle was used, similar to what you have after a good cry.
Swelling after A Lip Procedure
Your lip will feel chapped, puffy or swollen, and have a burning sensation. It will be extremely tender and sensitive.
It is normal for approximately 25%-50% of the pigment to slough off during the first 10-20 days of the healing process. Although the area will appear to be healed, it will not be fully healed for 4-6 weeks. Continue to use after-care products until you are completely healed.
Advice / Caution
Excessive Swelling: Although rare, excessive swelling or an allergic reaction may occur. If excessive swelling occurs, you should consult your doctor. Don’t discard these Aftercare Treatment Instructions until after the area has completely healed.