How To Care For Your Micropigmentation Procedure

MICROPIGMENTATION FOR EYELINER, LIP BLUSH, EYEBROWS, SKIN CAMOUFLAGE (VITILIGO SKIN CONDITION, SCAR COLOR) AND RECONSTRUCTION PURPOSES (NIPPLE, AUREOLE)

GENERAL

Each micropigmentation cosmetic procedure was performed using a sterile single-use needle and high quality pigments. The end result of your procedure depends greatly on following this aftercare protocol. For 2 to 5 days after treatment, the procedure area may experience the following symptoms:

Flaking
Tenderness
Dryness and itching
Swelling
Redness

  • Immediately after your procedure, apply an ice pack for about 15 minutes on procedure area to reduce swelling. Area should be iced for 15 minutes on / 15 minutes off for 24 hours after your procedure. Swelling usually lasts no longer than 48 hours.
  • During the first 48 hours put ointment on area right before you shower or wash your face to help protect the area from soap and water. Then put ointment on again after you dry your face. Don’t use soap or cleansing products for the first 48 hours. After the first 48 hours you may wash the area with a mild soap, but do so very gentle and always use a fresh Q-tip with each application of ointment; this will reduce the risk of a secondary infection, not a wash cloth. Be sure to put ointment on right before you go to bed at night, first thing when you wake up in the morning and 3-4 more times during the day.
  • Keep your hands clean and avoid touching the affected area(s).
  • After icing phase, apply thin coats of Vitamin A&D Ointment or Vitamin E Oil as often as needed to keep area moisturized and to prevent cracking in the skin. It is absolutely imperative that you do not let the area dry out as this will create dryness and scabbing, resulting in the loss of color and shading. After about 3-7 days the surface layer of skin, the epidermis, should be healed. 
  • Don't pick, scratch, or scrape off any dry skin. Simply moisturize to relieve any itching.
  • Avoid using conventional makeup over your permanent makeup for about a week until the epidermis is healed. Eye shadows and other makeup contain bacteria which can cause an infection.
  • Do not scrub or rub procedure areas in any way will heal unevenly or cause scarring and infection. Use only clean water to wash gently pat dry during your daily cleansing procedure.
  • Do wear cap when in the sun in order to protect the fresh color. Avoid direct sunlight for 3 to 6 weeks are recommended. Sunlight can greatly fade the procedure outcome. You should wait about a week until the epidermal layer of skin is healed before you begin use of sunblock.
  • Avoid tanning beds, the sun, chlorinated pools, hot tubs, any bodies of water, direct water pressure and all creams around the eye for two weeks can fade the procedure. Note that permanent makeup procedures are in fact tattoos and puncture the skin leaving it susceptible to bacteria.
  • Avoid swimming in lakes and oceans as these can also harbor harmful bacteria which may cause an infection.
  • Avoid microdermabrasion, acid peels, and acne medications such as Retin-A, Salicylic Acid, topical steroids, Peroxide Benzoyl, Retinol, Renova or products that contain AHA’s, or similar lightening products (Glycolic, Lactic Acids etc). These products will fade your pigment color prematurely.as these may greatly fade or damage your new cosmetic procedures. I am not responsible for your choice of facial products and their effect.
  • Avoid sweating such as from vigorous exercise for 48 hours.

Eyeliner 

After eye procedures, eyelashes may stick together and eyelids appear red and puffy. If you are feeling less than 100% healthy it may take longer for your treatment to heal and symptoms may appear more prominent.

Do not use eyelash curlers for 2 weeks after the procedure.

Do not wear contact lenses for at least 48 hours following the procedure.

Do wear sunglasses when in the sun in order to protect the fresh color for the first two weeks.

Eyes may be swollen and tender for a few days. They will be the most swollen the morning after the procedure. Don’t worry about the swelling, your eyes will become much less swollen within a couple of hours, with normal activity. You may want to place a cold compress on your eyes for a few minutes when you first wake up in the morning or any other time you feel discomfort or swelling.

Lipblush

The anesthetic will have worn off within 30 minutes and your colour will come back into your lip tissue. Ice can be applied the same as the eyeliner to relieve the burning sensation. After 2 hours and before you go to bed gently blot the area with a damp cotton wool pad to remove excess body fluids and tiny blood spots to eliminate crusting. Apply the healing balm every hour whilst awake. Do not apply lipstick until after 7 days. It is possible that an allergic reaction to the ingredients of the lipstick may occur should you apply within this period.

Be careful when eating spicy, salty or citrus foods; avoid them if possible. Drink through a straw to prevent contact with contaminates and washing off your healing balm and also be careful when brushing your teeth.

People who get fever blisters / cold sores may experience an outbreak after lip procedures. Antiviral prescription should be taken. If you suffer cold sores and are not using Zovirax/Acyclovir, Valtrex/Valacyclovir or a similar product to prevent an outburst, I will not be responsible for excessive colour fading. I can guarantee a 90% chance you will have an outbreak of cold sores if Zovirax or medication tablets are not used.Herpes Simplex.

Eyebrows

Immediately after the procedure your eyebrows will appear to be too dark, too thick and will have an unnatural appearance. Relax! And don’t worry, within one to two weeks the color will fade and they will become more natural looking. It is only after healing is complete that you will be able to fully appreciate your new eyebrows. At that time you may even think they are too light, if that is the case we will correct it during your “touch-up” session. On average you will lose 20% to 40% of the initial color.

Brows may oxidize and actually get slightly darker before the color softens in the healing process. Don’t worry, this is normal, they will lighten!

Always wear a powerful sunscreen when in the sun, use a SPF30 or higher, on your brows. Hair strokes and lighter colors will fade faster than a solid brow fill. Fading is also dependent on your aftercare, your skin’s age and its ability to retain color. Although it is permanent, your color will fade over time. You must do your part to ensure long lasting results by proper follow up and care.

Skin Camouflage & Reconstruction Purpose

Before Your Procedure 

You might be a candidate if you also meet the criteria below. You should:

Have realistic expectations: Camouflage tattooing will not completely restore skin to the way it looked before it was injured. The process will not “erase” a scar or skin abnormality so it appears completely gone and the area looks “perfect” again. It improves color differences to help disguise the scar or anomaly and make it less noticeable to other people.

Not spend time tanning: A scar camouflage tattoo will not be a “perfect” match to the surrounding skin color. This is due to the constant changes in skin tones from blood flow, body temperature, and tanning. The pigment in the tattoo will not darken if it is exposed to sunlight or tanning booths, so the tattoo may appear lighter if the surrounding skin tans. When the tattoo color matches tanned skin, it may appear darker once the surrounding tanned skin fades. Therefore, if you spend time outdoors, you will need to adjust your lifestyle or decide to match the tattoo to “winter” or “summer” skin and live with the changes in between.

Not expect results in one session: Camouflage re-pigmentation is a process, not a one-time "cure". It is performed on “unhealthy” skin that has been damaged or altered. Its response cannot be predicted—a scar or Vitiligo patch may have areas that absorb pigment, reject it, or both. The area will look dark and red immediately after a tattooing session, and then it takes several weeks to show the healed color (or not). This requires time and patience.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

REMEMBER the colour is up to 50% darker straight after the treatment. It will fade after 4 to 7 days and the true colour will not come through until up to 4 weeks after the initial treatment. During the healing process, the colour may seem to have disappeared as it is obscured by the healing skin. Under no circumstances should you have further permanent cosmetic work undertaken during the 3-4 week period.

The most important thing to remember is to constantly keep the ointment on your brows for at least 10 days, you WILL lose a lot of your color if you don’t do this!

If you have any queries about your procedure please do not hesitate to call me on 754-234-9754 Sandra Sanchez. Miami, Florida