Please remember that the colour is up to 50% DARKER immediately after the treatment. It will start getting lighter after 4-7 days.
The true healed colour will not show until approximately 4-6 weeks after the initial treatment.
During the healing process, you will see the colour get very light and at time patchy, this is normal.
If you had a lip treatment and suffer with cold sores presently (or at any time in the past), zovirax cream five times daily. Continue use for the next 7 days. This will hep prevent an outbreak, which could cause discomfort and scarring.
Daily Aftercare -Follow this routine for at least 1 week following the treatment or until it has healed-
To clean the treated area, soak a cotton pad with luke warm water and DAB the skin every two hours for the first two days, then every morning and evening from day 3 for a week.
Apply the balm provided every morning and evening from day 2 for a week.
If the area gets wet, gently pat dry using a tissue. Do not rub.
Don’t apply foundation too close to the brows and if you had an eye treatment, use a new mascara.
Don’t expose the skin to extreme heat, cold or moisture for two weeks following your treatment. This includes, direct sun, tanning beds, saunas, salt water, chlorinated pools, direct shower spray, skin creams or ointments other than the one I have given you.
Some itching is normal, DO NOT PICK, PEEL OR SCRATCH the treated area, this may result in the colour healing unevenly and you could risk scaring the skin.
If you had a lip treatment, you should also avoid easing spicy and salty foods, drink liquids through a straw and refrain from kissing.
You may experience the following for 2-5 days following the treatment:
Dryness and itchiness in the treated area.Swelling and redness.
After eye procedures, eyelashes may stick together and eyelids appear red and puffy.
If you are feeling less than 100% healthy, it may take longer for your skin to heal and symptoms may appear more prominent.
Long term care
In order to keep your semi permanent cosmetics in perfect condition, it may be necessary to have a maintenance procedure about every 12-18months, though this will vary for each individual. The cost of these procedures is roughly half that of the original procedure.
To avoid pigment fade for as long as possible, avoid excessive exposure to the sun and use a sunscreen of at least an SPF 15.
Take care when using moisturisers and skin products that contain glycolic or fruity acids as they can fade semi permanent make up.
Please inform the National Blood Service if you donate blood, you may not be eligible to give blood for four months after the procedure.
Laser hair removal can fade and change the shade of your lip or brows.