You have just had your Permanent Cosmetics applied with sterile needles, the finest quality pigment available and following the MN Dept. of Health, OSHA and the CDC. Proper care during the healing period is essential in order to achieve the best results as well as avoid infection, irritation to the skin or loss of color. Please follow these After Care Instructions for 2 weeks.
Your Permanent Makeup will appear “too dark” or vibrant for the first few days.
- EYEBROWS: Minor swelling and redness are common and may last up to 2 days.
– They will completely exfoliate within 4-7 days, resulting in a softer, more natural looking eyebrow. Expect your color to reduce by 30-50%.
– After sloughing, you may fill in with pencil or powder until you return for your follow-up visit in approx. 4-6 weeks.
- EYELINER: Will appear “puffy” as if you were crying; lasts 1-3 days.
– You will have a “liquid eyeliner” look, as you heal, light crust will form and slough off. By day 7, the color will appear softer.
– Eyeliner clients may (if desired) sleep elevated (45 degree angle) the first 2 nights to avoid additional swelling.
– Eyeliner clients, who wear contact lenses, should wear only eyeglasses for the first 2 days.
- LIP COLOR: Will appear slightly swollen for 2-3 days.
– DAY 1: crust will form that look like dry skin, sloughing off. Do not pick or pull off the crust!
– DAY 7: underneath the surface, your lips are still healing. Don’t worry; your color is still there!
– DAY 14: now you can see the color! You may notice a little more color over the next 2 weeks.
You may ice with frozen vegetables (in a snack bag) 10 minutes on and off after your procedure to minimize any discomfort and aid healing and reduce swelling (not necessary for eyebrows).
For Your Information
Permanent Cosmetics is cosmetic tattooing of the facial features and it is permanent with fading over time. You can’t go home and wash off the color we have implanted. We are using pigment, which will fade over time. Permanent Cosmetics is a multi-session procedure. The skin heals somewhat unpredictably—no two people heal exactly the same. Although you follow your aftercare instructions, we know you cannot control the way your skin heals. There are many factors that affect the healing. Light spots after the healing period has finished are normal and expected. For this reason, on new procedures only, we will schedule one follow-up visit in 4 – 6 weeks to touch up these light areas. This follow-up visit is at no additional charge for our regular clients. The “free” follow-up visit must be completed within 2 months of the original procedure—otherwise Retouch Fees apply unless previously discussed and agreed upon. Microblading follow-up appointments should be scheduled at 6 weeks. All Permanent Cosmetic Procedures will require long-term maintenance.
Remember that right after your application of Permanent Cosmetics the color will be too dark. This is TEMPORARY. As you heal, the irritation immediately below will pass away and the top layer will crust and slough off, underneath the color will appear softer. Expect the color to soften up to 30-50% once you are completely healed. Permanent Makeup procedures are affected by the canvas (your skin). If your skin is sun damaged (including tanning beds), thick and uneven in texture, has any scar tissue in the area of the procedure and/or excessively dry or oily, the results can vary on an individual basis. In addition, some individuals take over the counter or prescribed medications or have medical conditions that affect the healing process. Also, using exfoliating creams, such as Retin A, Alpha Hydroxy vitamin C, or Glycolic Acid (prior to the application of Permanent Cosmetics) can affect the healing process. For these reasons, we expect to see some light or uneven color retention in areas after your healing period is complete.
Our ultimate goal is to assist you in looking your best. Originally, if you chose a conservative approach to Permanent Cosmetics, then you decide that you would like to change the original design… and/or …change the color beyond what was initially agreed upon, there may be an additional charge. This will be determined and discussed with you prior to doing the additional work. Also, remember that lighter colors will require more frequent maintenance than darker colors. Microblading may also require more frequent maintenance.
Long Term Maintenance
Over time, the color will fade. Lifestyle, sun exposure, tanning beds, medications, medical conditions, chemical exfoliants, smoking, metabolism, and age of the skin all contribute to how the color will fade over time. In addition, lighter colors will fade faster than darker colors. Therefore, you will need to maintain your Permanent Makeup in order to keep it looking its best. A good idea is to apply a sunscreen stick over your permanent makeup every day and often, even if you wear a hat or visor. Please apply sunscreen when driving in your car, studies show that we get, on average, at least one hour of sun per day. Applying sunscreen will help protect your investment.
The terms used in Permanent Cosmetics can be confusing. Here are the basics. Your 1st procedure will probably be called an “initial, new or original” procedure. It comes with a “free” follow-up in about 4-6 weeks. Clients that do not take advantage of scheduling these “follow-ups” within the prescribed timeline may be charged a fee.
After the initial procedure has been completed, if you are going to maintain your makeup, you will need to schedule a one-time visit—“maintenance touch up”. A maintenance touch up should be done before the makeup has faded too much less than 2 years and is billed at a lower cost than the initial fee. If too much time has passed, if you decided to change your original design, or if the makeup is significantly faded, the lower rates of a maintenance touch up would not apply.
Please see maintenance touch up fees for Microblading specific pricing on website Pricing Page.
Please contact your healthcare provider at the first sign of an adverse reaction.