Victoria Natural Lines
Permanent Makeup After Care
Aftercare is very important, read carefully.
Eyebrows, Eyeliners, and Lips.
For the first 3-6 days, the color intensity will be significantly darker, as well as larger and sharper than what is expected for the final outcome. After 5 to 7 days the color on the outer layer/epidermis will slough off and some of the color on the epidermis may come off, this is normal. Within 2 weeks the color start to reveal back, it will take 4 to 6 weeks to reveal the final color. Touch up procedure after 6 to 8 weeks is important to fill in the missing spots and to add more strokes on the healed missing area.
After the procedure
On the first day :
If swollen, you can apply ice pack to the treated area.
Wipe the area every two hours only for first day with a cotton pad wet with distilled water / sterile water or cooled boiled water to prevent the lymph fluid from drying.
Always keep the area moisturized. Do not let a wound “air out”. Use the provided aftercare balm or vaseline when you feel tender, itchy or dry for 7 to 10 days. Apply thin layer.
Moisture provides pain relief and promotes healing to help retain color.
Avoid exercise after the procedure, ideally no exercise for 2 to 3 weeks for maximum color retention.
Avoid soaps/facial cleansers on the pigmented area (wash around them), pat dry with a clean towel.
Before showering, apply vaseline/aftercare balm on the pigmented area. Do not directly shower the treated area.
Before sleeping, apply a thin layer of vaseline/aftercare balm to keep the area moisturized overnight. Try to sleep on your back for the first 3 nights.
Do not rub, scratch, or pick any crust along the tattooed area. Early removal of pigment crusts may result in lost color.
Do not apply make-up to the pigmented area during the healing process (10-14 days).
Avoid swimming, soaking, steam bath and facials for the 1st week.
Avoid applying Exfoliates or AHA/glycolic acid or Retinol products to the tattooed area for at least 4 weeks.
Avoid sun exposure (including tanning beds) during the healing process. After healing, protect the area with sunblock to prevent color changes. Sun may lighten and prematurely fade light colors. Sun exposure may also darken dark pigments.
Avoid any activities that can produce sweat for 2 to 3 weeks.
Eyebrow Specific Notes
Eyebrows may be swollen for the first few hours. The color will look darker for the first 5 days until the scab peels off, at this time it will lighten up.
Eyeliner Specific Notes
Do not use mascara or eye shadow for the first 10 days. Do not disturb the lash roots.
Eyelids will be puffy and swollen on the second day, to reduce swelling, apply ice several times daily over the first 3 days. Before putting on the ice bag, place plastic wrap on your eye area.
Lip Specific Notes
If you have EVER had cold sores/fever blister/herpes you MUST obtain prescription ZOVIROX / VALTREX from your doctor. Start prescription 3 days prior to the procedure and continue for 4 days post-procedure. Failure to pre-medicate may result in an outbreak that will compromise your results.
For post treatment : Use clean Q-tips to apply Antibiotic Ointment (BACITRACIN) 3 times daily for 3 days, (If you have allergic reaction to BACITRACIN, ie redness, rash, and swelling, stop using it and see your doctor immediately.)
The lips will look very intense and may become swollen for 2 to 3 days. Usually, the scab will peel off within 3 to 7 days. During this time the color will look quite pale, only the lip line will show a light color. Be patient until the skin is fully healed after 5 to 6 weeks. The actual color will reveal after the healing process is ended.
Use a straw to drink for the first a few days. Avoid eating spicy and salty food for 2 to 3 weeks.
Long Term Care
Use sunscreen daily on a tattooed area otherwise, the color will fade faster.
Your body will slowly absorb part of the pigments, causing the color to fade away over time. You may desire touch-ups every 2 years.
If you are planning to have laser treatment, tell your laser specialist to avoid the pigmented area. Laser may cause pigment to darken.
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