Aftercare

What to do following your session 

The healing process with the techniques that I use is really simple and straight forward. You will have no redness, no swelling and no scabbing after the treatment.

Tailored Aftercare Advice

Eyebrow Aftercare Instructions 

It is essential that you follow these instructions after your microblading or permanent makeup session. 

Eyeliner Aftercare Instructions 

It is essential that you follow these instructions after your microblading session. 

Mild swelling is normal, but a lot of clients have no swelling at all. A clean cool pack can be applied for the first few hours if you wish. Ten (10) minutes on and ten (10) minutes off. Ensure that you are moving the cold pack, not just keeping it in one place. PLEASE DO NOT ICE. Following the procedure, you may find the area a little puffy for the first few mornings. A cool pack placed on the eyelid on the second day for a few minutes in the morning, along with sleeping somewhat propped up on your back will make a difference if you know that you have a tendency to swell. 

Use only an artificial tears product to moisten and cleanse eye area if needed. There is no need to apply any aftercare balm or oil. 

During the initial healing period: 

·Don't use contact lenses on the day of the procedure 

· Don't use chlorine pools for one week 

· Don't use soaps, facial cleansers on pigmented area for 2-3 days 

· Don't use eyeliner or mascara for 7-10 days until flaking is finished (included non-  allergenic). Begin with NEW mascara/eyeliner until fully healed. 

· Don't use jacuzzi, sauna, 7-10 days 

· Don't Retin A on pigmented area

 · Don't have hot, long, steamy showers or baths 7-10 days 

· Don't use eyelash curlers 7-10 days 

· Don't use terry towels on pigmented area 7-10 days

Shower with your back to the water to avoid water, shampoo and conditioner from getting into the pigmented area.

IF EYES BECOME INFECTED, call your GP and obtain prescription for eye drops. 

Do not rub eyes doing so may cause damage. Do not be alarmed by fading after first application. 

The final color cannot be judged until 3 weeks after touch up applications are completed.    

Lips Aftercare Instructions 

It is essential that you follow these instructions after your microblading session. 

Lips will be tender at first and may be a little dry and crusty for a couple of days. 

Blot and reapply a thin aftercare balm often to keep them from drying out too much.

* After sleeping, crust may have formed. Loosen crust with water or balm, blot and reapply ointment. Kitchen roll or lint free tissue should be used to blot.

* Drink through a straw & choose foods you can eat with a fork without touching lips. Avoid citrus fruits, hot drinks etc.

* Do not stretch lips while they are healing with big smiles, or pucker lips with smoking. This creates tension. Lip skin is a continuation of the delicate mucous membrane in the mouth. It is not strong like normal skin.

* Around day three, lips stop oozing and can start peeling.

* You may relieve the chapped lip feeling by lightly massaging the lips with aftercare balm on them using gentle circular motions with a finger. The massage helps get loose skin off that is ready to come off without yanking out skin that is not ready to come off. The massage relieves the chapped feeling for several hours, then it returns, and you can massage again. Other than this allow it to flake off on its own.

* Picking off skin prematurely will cause pigment loss and cause scarring. The edges or lip liner will be the last to fall off. Pulling this off will result in an uneven splotchy line or an indented scar.

* Try to keep toothpaste off lips while healing, and do not bleach teeth.* During the peeling process it may look like there is not much color there. Color is more apparent by the second week. Final result is not judged for 2 months.

* If you begin having pain on the 3rd or 4th day after being pain-free, it is usually one of three things: 1) Infection, 2) Cold sore, or 3) Allergic contact dermatitis from aftercare balm. Please contact me asap should you think this applies to you.

* The chapped feeling subsides over a period of weeks. Certain lip balms create the problem. Do not use anything made for cold sores or blisters (carmex, blistex) because although they initially feel moisturizing, dry the lips out.