Proper care following your procedure is necessary to achieve the best results. Keep in mind that in many cases, some unevenness of color is to be expected. This is the purpose of the Focus visit. Please review the following directions, and refer to them as necessary.
Wash your hands before touching any treated area. Cotton-tipped applicators may be used to gently cleanse the eye area. Do not expose the area to dirty or unsanitary conditions. Wearing glasses outdoors is a good way to protect new eyeliner from dust or debris that can stick to healing agents.
Apply recommended healing agents sparingly. Heavy application of ointment and/or moisture trapped under ointment will adversely affect healing. Blot frequently to make sure that skin and hair in treated areas are thoroughly dry. Microbladed brows should be kept dry for at least 10 days. Gently cleanse, and blot the brows dry immediately and thoroughly after any contact with moisture, including perspiration and natural oils. Use ointment if the area becomes dehydrated. Apply a very thin layer making sure skin and hair are thoroughly dry first. Do not put face under direct shower spray for the first week after your brow or eyeliner procedures.
Expect skin along with pigment to peel. Color will look much lighter while skin is shedding. The final color will not be visible until skin has healed completely. It is necessary to wait and see how you heal in order to make adjustments in the focus visit. Some itching is normal. Do not pick, peel, or scratch the treated area, or your color may heal unevenly, and you risk scarring and infection.
No makeup is to be applied for 72 hours after the procedure. After any eyeliner procedure, use new mascara. Do not use an eyelash curler for two weeks.
Do not expose your healing skin to direct sun, tanning beds, hot tubs, (tub baths if body area treated), saunas, salt water, chlorinated pools, direct shower spray, hot water, skin creams, ointments, or lotions other than what you have been instructed to use for 2 weeks following your procedure.
After a lip procedure, keep your lips moist at all times. Avoid spicy foods or heat. If using herpes medication, continue as prescribed. Switch to a waxy lip balm 6-7 days after the procedure. Do not use teeth bleaching products until fully healed.
Use a good sunscreen daily – even the lips require protection. Sun exposure will fade your permanent cosmetics and may cause irritation even years later.
If you are planning chemical exfoliation, IPL, MRI, or other medical procedure, please inform your physician of your cosmetic tattoo.
If you donate blood, it is Red Cross policy that you must wait one year after any tattooing procedure in unregulated states – check if restrictions apply to you.