AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS PERMANENT MAKEUP
When you decide to undergo a permanent makeup treatment this page will provide you with information about how to take care of the treated area after each treatment session.
After each treatment session, the pigmented skin can be a bit irritated, feel a bit tight and/or a slight swelling could emerge. As this is part of the healing process, you do not need to worry about these effects. To improve healing and to gain the best results, the following advice of aftercare instructions should be taken into account:
●The treated skin should be kept dry for at least 5 and preferably 10 days. Note!! Do not apply water, body milk, lotion and makeup at the treated area during these days. It is strongly recommended to apply a thin layer of Vaseline on the treated skin within the first 5-10 days before sleeping or taking a shower. For lip treatments it is also adviced to put Vaseline on while you brush your teeth. This will help the skin to heal faster and healthier, which will benefit the results. After 5 to 10 days, the skin is fully closed and you are allowed to make the treated area wet again and use care or cosmetic products and makeup.
●After a few days very small grains will arise on the skin; these are tiny scabs. Do not scratch these scabs off, but let your skin repel them on it own to prevent scarring. On the 3rd or 4th day, the divestment of redundant pigment will take place, which will make the color less intense. When you follow the aftercare instructions in this document, the treatment will be less uncomfortable and the skin will recover smoothly.
●Try to touch the permanent makeup, as little as possible, with bare hands to prevent infection. Dab the treated area only with a clean tissue and try to keep it as dry as possible.
●Do not use disinfectants like Sterilon and Betadine or put bandages or gauze over the treated area. As mentioned before keep the treated area dry.
●For the best healing and to avoid fading of the pigments, it is better to skip exercising for 5 to 10 days. Next to this do not go to the sauna and/or the swimming pool. Sweat contains salt, which draws the pigments out.
● In the first seven days, try to avoid (as much as possible) direct sunlight or tanning light. After these days, protect the PMU with SPF 30 or higher.
●It is recommended to avoid chemical peels for at least six months after the pigmentation. In addition, it is also advisable not to use retinol containing (vitamin A) products or peels and scrubs on the PMU the first month after treatment. They could enhance the possibility that the pigment diminishes or fades out.
●For eyebrow treatment: after the treatment is healed it is recommended to use a sunscreen with sun protection factor 30 or higher while sunbathing, because UV light diminishes the color.
●For lip treatments: try to drink from a straw at least the first hours after treatment and avoid spicy food or hot drinks the first days. Furthermore, do not use whitening toothpaste and use Vaseline the first 5 days on the lips when brushing your teeth.
●For eye treatments: it is highly recommended to not wear contact lenses for 72 hours after treatment. If you must (don’t have glasses), rinse them properly with sterile water before placing. As mentioned before, salty fluids (like contact lens fluid) diminish the pigment.
●When you have cold sores on a regularly basis, the following advice will help to prevent gaining cold sores after PMU treatments. Three days before treatment start to take L-lysine and vitamin C-ester (preferably of the brands Solgar and Orthica). Depending on the severity and frequency of cold sores, you can vary between 1000mg and 2000mg per day. Take the supplements together on an empty stomach. You can stop approximately seven days after treatment.
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