Permanent Makeup Aftercare Instruction

 

AFTERCARE IS VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

For the first 3 - 6 days, the color intensity of your procedure will be significantly darker, as well as larger and sharper than what is expected for the final outcome. Although the area will appear healed after 10 days, it will not be fully healed for 4-6 weeks (8 weeks for lips); this is based on how quickly the outer layer of your skin exfoliates.

One procedure cannot guarantee desired outcome. In some cases, we need to see how our clients react to the pigment and review the healing process after the first procedure. Therefore, we offer one free touch-up visit within 3 months of the first regular priced procedure. (A touch up fee will apply for discounted services).  In very complicated cases (involving removal/color correction/camouflage/scar tissue/iron disorder) an extra charge may apply on extra touch-ups.

*IMPORTANT – If you sleep on your side or face down, please let us know as there are special instructions*

 

For All Procedures

Keep the area MOISTURIZED.  Use Aftercare provided (or Vaseline). Gently apply every 1-2 hours or when you feel tender, itchy or dry for 10–14 days. This provides pain relief, moisturizes and promotes healing to help retain color.

 

  • 2-3 hours after your procedure, gently splash the area with cold water to remove body fluids, re-apply your aftercare product.

  • Avoid soaps/facial cleansers on pigmented areas (wash around them), pat dry with a clean towel.

  • Before showering, use Aftercare first and apply Vaseline on top. Do not directly shower the treated area. 

  • Before sleeping, use Aftercare and/or Vaseline to keep the area moisturized overnight. Try to sleep on your back.

  • DO NOT rub, scratch or pick any crust along the tattooed area. Early removal of pigment crusts may result in lost colour.

  • DO NOT apply makeup on the pigmented area during the healing process. (10 – 14 days)

  • Avoid swimming, soaking, steam bath, hot yoga, extreme exercise and facials for the 1st week.

  • Avoid applying Exfoliates or AHA/glycolic acid products to the tattooed area for at least 2 weeks.

  • Avoid sun exposure (including tanning beds) during healing process.

 

More for Eyebrows

 

The eyebrows may be swollen for the first few hours.  The color will look darker for the first 5 days until the scab peels off, at this time it will lighten.

 

More for Eyeliners

 

  • Do not use mascara or eye shadow for the first 10 days.  Do not disturb the lash roots.

  • You cannot have eyelash extensions on when an eyeliner procedure is scheduled or 3 weeks following your appointment.

  • Eyelid will be puffy and swollen for the first few days, to reduce swelling: Ice several times daily (approx 10 min.) over the first 3 days to minimize swelling. Place 2 round moistened cotton pads into a ziplock bag, freeze and use as compress for the eyes to provide relief.

 

**More for Lips**

 

If you have EVER had cold sores/fever blisters/herpes you MUST obtain prescription ZOVIROX/VALTREX from your doctor. Start prescription 3 days prior and continue 4 days post procedure. Failure to pre-medicate may result in an outbreak which will compromise your results.

The lips will look very intense and may become swollen for 2-3 days. Usually the scab will peel off in about 3 days. During this time the color will look quite pale, only the lip line will show a light color. Be patient until the skin matures (about one month), at this point you will see a more natural result.

  • Use clean Q-tips to apply Antibiotic Ointment (Polysporin) 3 times daily for 2 days (If you have allergic reaction to Polysporin, i.e. redness, rash and swelling, stop using it and see your doctor immediately.)

  • Avoid eating spicy and salty food. Use straw to drink for the first a few days.

 

Long term care – For all Procedures

  • Use a good sunscreen daily on tattooed area(s) otherwise the color will fade faster.

  • Our pigment is iron-oxide based which your body slowly absorbs, the color will fade over time. You may desire touch-ups every 1- 3 years. 

  • If you are planning a chemical peel, MRI or other medical procedure, please tell the technician that you have an iron-oxide cosmetic tattoo.

  • If you are planning to have laser treatment, tell your laser specialist to avoid the pigmented area.  Laser may cause pigment to darken.

 

 

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

24 hour notice is required BY PHONE ONLY so we can contact those on our wait list in time to fill your spot. 

Please NO EMAIL/OR TEXT; we may not receive your message in time to process your request.

The appointment time you booked is reserved just for you.   We appreciate you arriving a few minutes before your appointment.   A late arrival or missed appointment leaves a hole in our schedule that could have been filled by another guest.  Please note that cancellations within 24 hours of your appointment may be subject to a cancellation fee.  Missed appointments will be charged at the full cost of your booked treatment(s).  

If you have received an Urban Bliss Gift Card or Certificate this same policies apply.

Please refer to our Etiquette page for full details.