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aftercare text. Permanent makeup, stillwater

I will talk you through your aftercare in detail during your medical micro pigmentation treatment, but for now, please understand that it takes about 2 weeks for your new brows to heal on the surface (8 weeks minimum for you to be fully healed and ready for the second session). Different techniques will require slightly different aftercare steps.

There are no implied or written guarantees if you do not take care of your semi-permanent or permanent makeup tattoo. DISCLAIMER: Each client’s skin responds differently to these treatments. This information acts as a guideline only.

  • For the first few days, you will gently clean your tattooed area a few times daily with just water or a gentle fragrance free soap after your procedure and then gently pat dry. You will then apply a thin layer of aquaphor ointment over treated area and you will apply again before any showers or before washing face. Keep out of the sun during the healing process.

  • DO NOT rub, pick, or scratch the treated area. Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate off. Picking can cause scarring and pigment loss.

  • Avoid sun exposure, tanning beds, pool (chlorine is irritating), sauna, steam room, extremely hot showers and/or hot baths with closed door for at least 2 weeks.

  • Avoid heavy physical activity like working out, and any other activity that may cause excessive sweating for AT LEAST 7-10 days.

  • Avoid applying ANY makeup or skincare products directly on the treated area for at least 14 days.

  • Avoid getting botox around the tattooed area for at least 2 weeks after. 

  • Avoid facials, chemical peels or treatments, or microdermabrasion for at least 4 weeks after procedure. (After 14 days, consider using sunblock on the area to prevent pigment lightening from sun exposure when in the sun. (At least SPF 30 or higher)

  •  Exposure to the sun over time can cause fading and discoloration of the pigment. Once completely healed, you may apply sunscreen on the treated area. Wear large sunglasses and a hat for further protection.

  • Rinse and dry the area thoroughly when in contact with chlorine. Glycolic acid, microdermabrasion, and chemical face peel products must be kept away from the tattooed area as continued use could lighten the pigment.

  • Anti-aging products, and anti-acne products can also cause skin lightening, which can also cause fading and discoloration of the pigment over time when used directly in the brow area as well.

What is long term care like?

  • A good sunscreen should be applied daily AFTER fully healing and is required to help keep color true. As with any tattoo, sun exposure will make the color soften or fade faster.

  • Fading speed depends on your skintype, lifestyle, sun exposure, pigment color used, and if any chemical peels, or skin lightening procedure or treatments were done after your procedure.

  • If you are planning a chemical peel, laser treatment or other medical procedure, please inform the technician that you have had a cosmetic tattoo. Careful application must be taken to avoid affecting the tattooed area. 


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