Permanent makeup aftercare

Permanent Makeup Aftercare Instructions


It is essential that you follow these instructions following your

permanent makeup session:



Day 1: Wipe/pat the area every hour for 4 hours with a moistened cotton round. . After 4 hours, gently wash the area with a gentle, fragrance free cleanser like Cetaphil or antibacterial soap (this may change depending on skin type).Apply Aquaphor as needed if the tattoo feels dry.


After the first day, wash the tattoo 1-2 times a day using a gentle cleanser and applying the aftercare as needed.


No more than a grain of rice is recommended for the amount of Aquaphor.


The Aquaphor is a great barrier when applied before doing makeup or before getting in the shower.


During the shower keep your face away from the showerhead, and avoid your face being directly sprayed with water if possible.


Wait at least 7-10 days before applying any makeup to the eyebrow area. This can cause premature fading of the tattooed  area. It will be tempting to apply makeup after the first 4-5 days due to the healing process, but the longer you can wait the better they will heal.



          Your eyebrows will appear darker and more intense for the              first few days. They will gradually lighten during the complete          healing process.
    • There is no downtime after the appointment, you may have some slight redness but this should subside within a few hours to a day – you may go to work or continue your schedule as usual.

    • Redness and swelling is minimal. The area may feel like a sunburn and may be itchy while healing but there should be minimal discomfort.

    • IMPORTANT: Once the flakes have fallen off, a shiny layer of healing skin will completely cover the hair strokes. It may appear as though the tattooed area has completely disappeared. Within 1-2 weeks, the hair strokes will slowly reappear at a lighter shade as your skin regenerates.

    • Scabbing may occur – it is important NEVER to pick the scabs as you will pull out the pigment with the scab. Allow the scab or dry skin to come off on its own. Picking can cause scarring and premature loss of pigment.

    • The complete healing process takes about 6-12 weeks, at which time the true color of the tattoo is evident. During this process, your tattoo will soften and lighten. Be patient, even if you think too much color has been lost, as your skin is still regenerating and naturally exfoliating. Wait at least 4 weeks to see the true color, as it seems to take on new strength, and it is only after 4-8 weeks that your touch-up/adjustment can be done.

    • It is completely normal for some strokes to disappear completely – these will be touched up during your next appointment.

    • Your eyebrow tattoo will eventually look softer and have more of a “powdered” look. This happens with all clients as the skin ages. To keep your hair strokes looking good, a refresher appointment is suggested every 1 to 2 years. Results vary with each client.


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