Post Procedure Aftercare
The best results after any procedure are achieved when proper aftercare measures are applied carefully. The purpose of the touch-up visit is to correct any color or shape unevenness that can be expected in many cases.
Please read the following directions, as they are necessary for a proper after-treatment care. If any questions remain unanswered or you have any further concerns, please don´t hesitate to contact us.
- The use of ice packs protected with a cloth is recommended to reduce swelling, except in the case of lip procedures. Sleeping in a slightly elevated position might help alleviate inflammation the morning after facial procedures.
- Hygiene is very important when dealing with any treated area. We recommend the gentle use of cotton-tipped applicators to clean the eye zone. Dirty or unsanitary conditions are to be avoided; we recommend the use of glasses outdoor to protect new eyeliner from dust or any other particles in the air.
- Although itching is normal, we strongly advise you DO NOT SCRATCH, PICK OR PEEL the treated area(s) or you might be at risk of local infection. Besides facing a health issue, your color might heal unevenly.
- Please do not apply makeup on the tattooed area for 72 hours (three days) after the procedure. If you had an eyeliner procedure done, new mascara should be used after those first 3 non-makeup days. Please note that you must not use an eyelash curler for two weeks after the treatment.
- No products should be used on healing the skin other than the ones instructed to you by our team, including skin creams, ointments or lotions, for at least 3 days after the procedure.
- It is very important to avoid exposing the healing skin to the direct sun (including tanning beds), saunas, extremely hot, salty or chlorinated water (including pools) for at least two weeks after your procedure.
- Your skin needs extra protection, so please use a good sunscreen on a daily basis (lips included). Unprotected sun exposure will cause irritation and permanent cosmetics to fade even years after the procedure.
- Cosmetic tattoos should be described to physicians before chemical exfoliation or any other medical procedure.
Approximate Healing Schedule For Permanent Cosmetics
What to Expect:
Days 1 and 2: Expect you will see a result that is 20 to 60% darker, bolder, and more solid than the final, healed result. Minimal, limited swelling might be present because the eyebrow area does not retain much fluid.
Day 3: This is the day you exercise your patience to the extreme since your eyebrows may begin to itch, just DON´T SCRATCH THEM! Don´t worry if pigment appears somewhat raised, just remember not to scratch.
Days 3 to 5: The top layers of your skin will begin to shed and you will see a loss of color. Don´t worry, it is perfectly normal.
Days 4 to 6: Your skin is now exfoliating rapidly and for a natural and even shed, please avoid touching it (Again, please, do not scratch!). The dermis will become increasingly transparent, but until then you will notice the color appears lighter than it will be later.
Days 30 to 40: A full cycle of cellular regeneration has now been completed for your eyebrows, and the tattoo itself has become a part of the dermis. This is your final result, if you are not 100% happy, please call us and come in for your touch-up.
What to Expect:
Day of the procedure: This is variable and can go from slightly puffy to swollen, heavy lids; and photosensitive and perhaps bloodshot eyes. Our advice is to sleep in an elevated position to reduce overnight swelling.
Day 1: Your eyes will be swollen and, perhaps, a bit ‘crusty’ upon waking. During the daytime, the increased circulation in the area from the upright position and the blinking will reduce the swelling in the area. Do not make any physical efforts, avoid heavy lifting, and crying.
Day 2: Your eyes will feel tight and be less swollen. You might experience pain when touching the lash area, this is completely normal.
Days 3 to 6: This is the moment to be patient because the top layer of the skin will begin to flake off. Please DO NOT PICK the detached small pieces of pigment and epidermis, or you will pull the pigment and the result will be an uneven color. Blinking helps getting rid of the little particles, but please do not rub your eyes or pick the skin.
Days 7 to 9: By now, all shedding should be complete and you are safe to put your face back under the shower spray! The tattoo may appear to have vanished, but do not worry. It is normal, just another stage of the healing process. The pigment will emerge again once that stage is finished.
Day 10: Now you will see a very close result to the final healed one. But if you are not 100% happy with what you see, please wait the final three weeks and return for a touch-up procedure.
NOTE: The outcome of permanent cosmetic procedures depends largely on the skin where it is applied. There are multiple factors that influence the outcome such as how damaged from sun exposure, or oily or dry it is. Also please note that more mature clients may need an additional one to two weeks of healing for the final results to be as beautiful.
Please also note that the better care you take of your skin and protect it from UV rays in this process, the better the outcome and lifespan of the permanent cosmetics procedure.
The best results are only achieved by carefully following these instructions. If during your healing process you have any questions or concerns, please contact us, and we will be happy to help.
Please note that the Tattoo Lightening procedure is a multi-step process, and it is expected that you will return for more than one treatment. The scheduling of additional visits should be done with at least 2 to 3 months from the moment the last treatment was performed. Also, keep in mind that in many cases the tattoo will not fade evenly.
Please read the following directions responsively as they are necessary.
You will notice that immediately after the procedure takes place, it will appear to be very purple, blue or red and that the initial color intensity will be significantly brighter or darker. Do not worry, this should fade as it heals. Your own natural healing as well as how the tattoo was applied will also determine how the transition develops. Also, depending on the tattoo, the area might become darker before it fades.
The best results are achieved by taking proper care when following up your procedure. If during your healing process you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
- We recommend the use of ice packs protected with a clean cloth to reduce swelling. Please notice that ice should not have direct contact with your skin at all.
- The first two days after the procedure was done is normal to expect bruising and bleeding.
- Make sure to follow strict hygiene procedures with the treated area: always wash your hands and do not expose the area to dirty or unsanitary conditions.
- Natural peeling is the best way to achieve a perfectly even color. Please note this, since itching, scabbing and the formation of a dark crust are perfectly normal. Please DO NOT PICK, PEEL OR SCRATCH over the treated area, it might cause uneven color and extend the healing time. If the removal is in a high friction area or you can´t avoid scratching, cover it with a bandage. It is imperative not to shave the area until all scabbing has perfectly healed.
- If the removal is on the face, please do not apply makeup for 72 hours (three days). If you had an eyeliner procedure done please follow those three days with the use of new mascara for the following ten. Please note that you must not use an eyelash curler for two weeks after the treatment.
- No products should be used on the healing skin other than the ones instructed to you by our team, including skin creams, ointments, or lotions for at least 3 days after the procedure. It is very important to avoid exposing the healing skin to the direct sun (including tanning beds), saunas, extremely hot, salty or chlorinated water (including pools) for at least two weeks after your procedure.
- Please make sure to keep the treated area as dry as possible for at least three days. You can continue to shower washing the treated area gently with mild soap and water, and pat it dry as soon as possible (please do NOT rub it). It is important not to expose the area directly under a shower spray, scrub it, sit in a spa, swim in a pool, soak your body or do any activity where the area is submerged in the water.
- When itchiness develops to the point it is irritating, anti-itch, bandage or tape should be applied over the area after the first week of treatment. Scratching is to be avoided at all costs, since it can cause additional irritation and possible scarring.
- If the original color is not completely faded after the first procedure is applied, the process might be repeated once the skin is completely healed, usually after 3 months later.
- Your treated skin area can be re-tattooed after the skin has completely healed, usually after 3 months.
NOTE: The outcome of the tattoo lightening process depends largely on your skin as well as the implementation process and materials used in the original tattoo. Clients should have realistic expectations as Trendy Lash Styles may not achieve the ideal results for tattoo lightening.