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Micropigmentation, or semi-permanent makeup, procedures are affected by the skin that they are put on. Lifestyle, medications, smoking, metabolism, surgeries, scars and the age of the skin all contribute to and affect the outcome of the healing process. Fading is a natural part of the healing process. The initial application is always applied in a conservative manner. Every individuals skin is different and the final color can only be precisely determined and adjusted during the follow-up appointment after the first application has had time to fully heal. Therefore, the procedure is not complete after the first appointment, and will need a follow-up appointment after 4-6 weeks of healing time. This will allow for fine tuning and ensure that you have the best result possible. Though rare, infection is always possible when skin has been compromised. If you see any signs of infection please contact your doctor immediately. Signs of infection include but are not limited to increased redness or swelling, fever, drainage or oozing.
* Keep hands clean and avoid touching the healing areas.
* Do not scrub or pick treated areas.
* Do not expose area to direct sun or tanning beds.
* Do not use Neosporin, hydrogen peroxide, or alcohol on the healing area.
* Avoid excessive humidity, such as saunas, steam rooms and extensive steamy showers.
* Avoid swimming pools, whirlpools and hot tubs as these are full of germs that can cause infections.
* Do not apply make-up to the healing areas.
* Use only a non-scented gentle liquid cleanser, such as baby shampoo, to cleanse the healing areas after the initial 24 hours. DO NOT use bar soaps, as they harbor bacteria that can cause infections.
* After initial 24 hours you may apply a very thin layer of A&D ointment to the healing area after gently clenasing up to two times a day. Remember less is more in this situation.
* Avoid products using Retin-A, glycolic acids, exfoliates, and anti-aging products at all times, not just during the healing process on the micropigmented areas. These products will cause pigments to fade and lighten.
For the first 48 hours after the procedure, wash the area using clean fingertips and gentle unscented soap every few hours. Pat dry with a clean tissue. For normal to dry skin, apply a rice grain amount of ointment as needed. For oily skin, no ointment is needed. Day 3+, resume normal washing routine (morning and night). You must wait for two weeks after the procedure to resume any methods of hair removal or coloration. Do not tint eyebrows within 48 hours before or up to 2 weeks after the micropigmentation procedure.
What will make my eyebrows fade? Lighter pigments, such as blondes, fade faster. Oily skin can affect hair strokes, causing fading and possible blurring. Frequent sweating - the salt in sweat will purge the pigment from the skin. Sun exposure will fade the color. Certain medications, anti-aging skincare products, as well as acne medications and creams can all affect the pigment and make it fade. Also, younger, healthier skin regenerates faster and cause pigments to fade.
What should I expect while healing? Temporary side effects include, but are not limited to: redness, swelling/puffiness, bruising, dry patches and tenderness. Expect to lose about 1/3 of the initial color. In about 6 days post procedure it may appear too light. After about 10 days the color will show more. Once completely healed it will appear softer. Brows will appear bolder and darker than desired on the first day of healing, this is a natural part of the healing process. Do not be concerned that they appear darker than you desire. The excessive ink will be sloughed off during the healing process. By day 3 the brows will start to itch and appear thicker in texture. Natural exfoliation will begin. On day 4 the skin will begin to flake, initially peeling from the outer edges typically. Day 5 the color finishes flaking off and will appear softer and greyer for a few days while the color clarifies in the skin. Day 6, the color may now be lighter than what the final color will be. Day 10 the final color begins to stabilize and shows through. The color will continue to soften as the healing process comes to completion. Always be sure to schedule and attend your touch-up appointment.
Apply ice packs or tea bags as necessary to reduce and prevent swelling for the first two days. Contact lenses should not be worn until the swelling ends. Do not tint eyelashes for at least two weeks after micropigmentation. Do not wear mascara for the first few days and use only a new unopened mascara to prevent infections. Mascara should only be applied to the tips of the eyelashes. Do not use eyelash curlers during the healing process.
What should I expect during healing? Eyeliner will appear darker for the first 3-4 days of healing. On day 1, the eyes will be swollen and sore. Clean the eyes in the evening with clean water and a tissue. Apply a thin layer of A&D ointment, avoiding contact with the eyes. Day 2 wash the eyes with cool, clean water, dry with tissue and re-apply ointment. Repeat this in the evening. Swelling should decrease by day 3, and there may be a tight feeling, with a rough appearance in texture. Day 4, sloughing of excess ink will begin. DO NOT pick at flakes. At this point you should discontinue the use of ointment. Day 5 color will appear grayish, but will clarify by the end of the healing process. The pigmented area will begin to shrink and soften in color over the next few days. By day 6 the color will have lightened from its first overly-dark appearance. By day 10 the final color will begin to stabilize and show. The micropigmentation color will continue to soften as the healing process commences.
Apply ice for the first 2-24 hours to reduce swelling of the lips. Keep lips moist with A&D ointment or Liprotek 7 for the first 3-4 days and then switch to a new, unopened lip balm with an SPF 15 or greater. If you are prone to getting cold sores be sure to continue to use L-lysine or prescribed medication to avoid scarring.
What should I expect while healing? While every individual heals differently, there are general healing expectations. Temporary side effects include, but are not limited to, swelling/puffiness, redness, bruising, dry patches and tenderness. Expect to lose 1/3 of the initial pigment while healing. The color will start off looking too dark, then look too light, but by day 10 should appear the desired result. On day 1, expect swelling, tenderness and thick appearance with a red undertone. On day 2 there will still be some swelling and tenderness with a possible slight metallic taste. Day 3 may include a hot feeling in the healing area. By day 4 the lips may be very chapped. The color will become lighter in appearance. By day 6 a soft, rich color appears after the first chapping stage finishes. Days 7-13 expect lip color to disappear and look frosty as the 2nd chapping stage begins. Days 14-21 the color will continue to "bloom" from within the lips more and more as the healing completes. By the end of day 21 the color you see is the color you will have. Lips will remain dry for a month or two, be sure to use a good lip balm so that they will return to normal with full color. Remember to schedule your touch-up for 4 weeks after the initial procedure.
Avoid contact with water for 48 hours. After the initial 48 hours wash with a gentle, non-scented soap such as baby shampoo and then allow to dry for 10 minutes. Then apply a thin layer of A&D ointment to the healing area. Continue this 2 times a day until all scabbing has flaked away. Temporary side effects from micropigmentation include, but are not limited to: redness, swelling, puffiness, bruising, dry patches and tenderness. Expect to lose approximately 1/3 of the initial color during the healing process. By about the 6th day it may appear too light. After about 10 days, the color will show more. It will appear softer when completely healed.
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