Looking after your treatment
In order to ensure you receive the very best permanent makeup and achieve excellent results, you will be required to follow our Post Treatment Aftercare Advice form.
It is important to remember that immediately following your treatment you may experience slight skin sensitivity in the form of tenderness, redness, swelling, flaking, dryness and itchiness for between 2-7 days.
If you have undergone an eye treatment your eyelashes may stick together and eyelids appear puffier than usual. Lip treatments similarly may be sensitive and as an extra precaution we advise that you advise eating spicy and overly salty foods, and drink through a straw for up to a week after treatment, being extra gentle to the area that has been worked on. If at any stage you are concerned don’t hesitate to contact Hannah for further guidance.
Please note that the initial colour of the treatment will be up to 50% darker for between 4-10 days immediately after your procedure. After the tissue heals the colour pigment will become lighter and therefore a retouch will be necessary 4-6 weeks later (if it is an initial treatment on an untreated area). It is imperative that no further treatments are undergone to the area in this healing period, as the skin tissues will be undergoing the healing process, which may result in the masking of the true pigment under layers of healed skin.
Should you experience any swelling to the area, apply an ice pack covered with cloth to protect your skin and to reduce the swelling.
If you suffer from Herpex Simples (cold sores) it is highly advisable to prevent an outbreak that may be lying dormant by taking prescribed medication from your doctor or chemist before your treatment and up to 7 days after your procedure to prevent reoccurrence and scarring. As with any medication follow the instructions carefully and discuss with your GP or chemist in advance of and after your treatment.
For 1 week post treatment it is important to apply a thin layer of the balm provided by Hannah with clean hands 1-4 times daily with a fresh cotton bud or clean micro brush to avoid cross contamination. Do not use vaseline or similar types of ointments or balms to the treated area, and remember that organic/natural creams can be stronger so aren’t advised.
Do not pick, peel or scratch the treatment area. Whilst some itching is normal throughout the healing process any disturbance to to the area could result in unwanted scarring or infection.
Avoid excess exposure to heat, cold, water and direct sunlight. Avoid getting the area overly wet and avoid active sports, gym workouts, jacuzzis, saunas, steam rooms, swimming pools and sun tanning beds for at least 2 weeks after your treatment.
Avoid the use of moisturisers that contain glycolic acid in, as these can fade permanent makeup. Always use SPF 15 or higher in the sun and keep your treatment area our of direct sunlight.
We advise the use of mineral based makeup, and when you start wearing makeup on the treated area make sure to use a completely fresh wand/brush/lipstick to avoid cross contamination.
If you are planning to give blood please inform the practitioner of your permanent makeup treatment and date when it took place, as you may not be able to donate blood for up to 4 months post treatment. If you are required to undergo an MRI or similar medical related scan, chemical peel or cosmetic enhancement please inform your consultant that you have undergone a permanent makeup treatment. It is important to remember that certain procedures such as fillers and injectables may alter the shape of your lips and brows. Laser treatment can also change the shade of your permanent makeup so it is important to advise your beauty therapist/medi-aesthetic technitian that you have permanent makeup in your pre treatment consultation.
Annual maintenance procedures may be required to keep your permanent makeup in pristine condition; individual timeframes vary, however it is genially advised to consult with your permanent makeup artist for an annual retouch between 12-18 months after your initial procedure.