Every client’s skin responds differently to cosmetic tattooing, and this information acts as a guideline only.
Immediately following your procedure, the tattooed area will appear to be darker and bolder in colour and sharply defined. This can last up to one week after the treatment while the initial healing process takes place.
Although the area will appear healed after 10 days, it will not be fully healed until 4-6 weeks later – this is based on how quickly the outer layer of your skin exfoliates.
The complete healing process takes about 4-6 weeks, at which time the true colour of the tattoo is evident. During this process, your tattoo will soften and lighten. Be patient, even if you think too much colour has been lost, as your skin is still regenerating and naturally exfoliating. Wait at least 4 weeks to see the true colour, as it seems to take on new strength, and it is only after 4 weeks that your touch-up can be done.
One procedure cannot guarantee desired outcome. Therefore, the touch-up within 4-6 weeks, is highly recommended. Any changes or additions that need to be made can be done at your touch-up.
* Following your appointment, pat your eyebrows with a clean dry paper towel if plasma is present. Before bed, splash water and pat eyebrows dry (do not rub) with a clean dry paper towel or towel and apply a thin layer of A&D ointment. In the morning, splash water and pat dry with a clean dry paper towel. Throughout the day, take a clean damp paper towel and pat eyebrows a few times a day. Repeat night routine and continue for 5-7 days.
*Gently apply Vitamin A&D (this will be supplied) with a Q-tip if you feel tender, itchy or dry. This provides pain relief, moisturizes, prevents infection, promotes healing and helps retain colour.
*Avoid soaps/facial cleansers on pigmented areas (wash around them) for 1 week as they can be detrimental to the bonding.
*Do not directly shower the treated areas. Use light water pressure. Pat dry with clean towel.
*Do not apply makeup on the pigmented area during the healing process.
*Avoid swimming, steam bath and facials for the first week.
*Avoid sun exposure during the healing process.
*Do not pick, rub or scratch the scabs. Picking can cause scarring and premature loss of pigment.
Long Term Care
*Use a good sunscreen daily on the tattooed areas. Exposure to the sun over time can cause fading.
*If you are planning to have laser treatment, tell your laser specialist to avoid the treated area. Laser may cause pigment to turn black.
*If you are planning a chemical peel, MRI or other medical procedure, please inform the specialist that you have had an iron-oxide cosmetic tattoo.