Your cosmetic tattoo will appear more dark, bold, and defined when they are first done. They will soften & fade in boldness and "shrink" a bit in size. Patience is key!
3 hours after the procedure, clean the treated area with water and a damp cotton ball. Pat dry with a clean paper towel.
The night of your procedure, wash the treated area gently in circular motions with a fragrance free, gentle soap or cleanser.
I recommend Cetaphil, Dove, or Dial.
You will do this once in the morning and once at night for the next 10 days. Always pat dry after washing.
For the first 48 hours, blot throughout the day with a clean paper towel to absorb any lymph fluid. This prevents larger flakes from forming later on, which ultimately makes healing easier and more pleasant.
For 14 days following the procedure:
- No swimming.
- Absolutely no sun or tanning.
- No makeup on the treated area.
- Avoid strenuous activity and heavy work outs.
- Avoid sleeping on the face.
- Avoid direct showering on the face. Always pat dry after showering.
Let scabbing/flaking naturally fall off. Picking can cause scarring and pigment loss.
WHAT TO EXPECT
(please note that this timeline is estimated)
DAY 1-2: IT IS SO DARK!
Your tattoo is darker, bolder, and more solid than your healed result will be.
There may be minimal swelling and redness.
Day 3-5: IT IS SUPER ITCHY AND DRY!
Your tattoo may begin to itch and the pigment may appear raised.
The tattoo will start to flake and get dry. DO NOT TOUCH.
Day 7-10: IT IS FLAKING AND FALLING OFF!
Your tattoo will be dry for a few days. Wait it out and let flaking naturally fall off. DO NOT PICK!
Day 10-14: IT'S GONE!
Once all the dead skin has fallen off, the tattoo may seem light, faded, patchy, and as if you've lost a lot of color.
This is normal.
Day 14-28: IT'S COMING BACK!
The tattoo will slowly take on more color during this time period. PATIENCE IS KEY!
You must give it the full 6 week duration to heal to see the final color outcome.
At this point you may wear a powder makeup (something easy to wipe off) to hide any bare spots before your second session.
COMPLETE HEALING TIME IS 6 WEEKS
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT EYEBROWS AND EYELINER TATTOOS ARE A TWO STEP PROCESS,
AND YOUR PROCEDURE IS NOT COMPLETE WITHOUT YOUR FOLLOW UP SESSION.
It is common for some areas to fade more than others. This is part of the healing process and any fine adjustments will be made at your second appointment.
- You may use a good sunscreen on your healed tattoo
- The use of Retin-A, Tretinoin, retinols, AHAs, Benzoyl Peroxide, or any other rapid skin exfoliant used regularly on the tattooed area will cause your permanent makeup to prematurely fade. Chemical/acid peels, and exfoliating face washes can also do this.
- Sun and UV rays will prematurely fade your tattoo, and could result in change of color. You can protect eyebrows by wearing a hat or sunscreen if you know you will be exposed to sun for a long period.
- Smoking and excessive alcohol/drug use may cause premature fading and/or blurred eyebrow strokes.
- If your skin is oily, please understand that you will have softer results and may require additional procedures.
- The better condition your skin is in, the better the final result of your permanent cosmetics will be.
- Annual touch ups are recommended for maintenance. Without occasional touch ups, your brows will fade with time. Fading varies per person.