Permanent Makeup Aftercare
PMU / Tattoo Aftercare Permanent Makeup / Microblading Aftercare Instructions
Lip Tattoo Specific
All Cosmetic Tattoos
What to Expect
You may shower or bathe normally. Do not soak your face underwater in a bathtub or allow the shower to spray directly in your face for at least two weeks while your procedure area heals.
NO swimming pools, jacuzzis or other bodies of water for two weeks.
DO NOT pick or scratch at the dry skin/flakiness; let the skin fall off naturally. Picking can cause scarring and premature loss of pigment. 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, hair strokes may slowly reappear at a lighter shade as your skin regenerates.
DO NOT apply ANY make-up to the tattooed area for the first 2 weeks. Cosmetics of any kind may interfere with the healing and color of your tattoo and may lead to infection.
DO NOT use Vaseline, Neosporin or other petroleum-based products while healing.
DO NOT bleach, tint or dye the tattooed area & surrounding for at least one month following the procedure.
DO NOT apply any anti-acne products (e.g. Benzoyl Peroxide, Salicylic Acid, Proactiv, etc.) or lightening creams (skin bleaching creams) such as hydroquinone to the treated area while healing.
DO NOT use anti-aging products or facial products containing Alpha Hydroxyls (AHAs), Retin-A, Lactic or Glycolic Acids on the treated area.
DO NOT thread, wax, or use hair removal products on the treated area while healing.
NO excessive sweating for one week after procedure. Be sure to cleanse the treated area immediately after exercise, until the area is fully healed.
Exposure to the sun over time can cause fading and discoloration of the pigment. Once completely healed, you may apply sunscreen on the treated area. Wear large sunglasses and a hat for further protection. Rinse and dry the area thoroughly when in contact with chlorine.
Glycolic acid, microdermabrasion, and chemical face peel products must be kept away from the tattooed area as continued use could lighten the pigment.
If you are having laser resurfacing or laser hair removal after your tattoo has healed, please inform the laser technician that you have permanent makeup. Laser procedures may darken, lighten, or discolour the tattooed area, and in some cases even cause burns.
Only once the treated area is completely healed, any changes or additions that need to be made can be done at your follow-up.