Avoid drinking coffee, taking ibuprofen, aspirin (unless medically advised), alcohol the night before your treatment.
You will not be able to apply make up for 24 hours after your treatment. We strongly recommend using new products to avoid a bacterial contamination.
Ideally you should not visit the gym, sauna, jacuzzi, or swim for 24 hours. Any tweezing waxing, facial hair tinting or eye lash curling should be done 48 hours prior to treatment. And 1-week post procedure.
You should not wear eyelash extensions, please remove them before arriving at the clinic. If you wear contact lens you will need to bring glasses to wear immediately after your treatment.
If you are prone to cold sores it is likely you will have an outbreak. Take necessary precautions to avoid.
ON THE DAY OF YOUR TREATMENT
You must be in good health on the day of your treatment.
Please eat before you visit the clinic. This will help with your blood sugar levels.
You will be required to fill in consent and treatment forms and will have your photo taken. These will be stored securely by your technician.
After care is key! If you can keep the area clean and don’t pick, your procedure will heal quickly and look beautiful.
You may notice whiteness or blanching around the area, this is quite normal and will subside in a few hours.
Do not allow water to go directly onto the treated area- if it does, blot dry with a clean gauze- do not wipe.
The area may be still be numb and be slightly swollen. The numbing will subside within a couple of hours. The swelling should subside with 2 days.
In some cases, there may be bruising. This should last no longer than 1 week. If the area weeps, you can gently blot the area with tissue to remove the moisture.
Do not rub.
If you are given some aftercare ointment for the brows and lip liner use sparingly.
Apply 1-3 times a day with clean hands and a clean cotton bud. If your lips feel dry, apply more frequently but do not over use.
Over use may effect pigment retention.
DO NOT PICK OR PULL AT THE AREA-
IT MAY RESULT IN INFECTIONS OR PIGMENT LOSS
YOUR TREATMENT WILL FOLLOW THESE HEALING PHASES
HEAL- as soon as your procedure is finished your body will start to heal. The skin will close and you may see a thin scab which protects the area whilst healing.
PEEL- after a few days the scab will fall away, and you will see pigment.
FADE- you will see a lighter hue of implanted colour. The colour will change over 4-6 weeks. In some cases, healed lip colour will not be seen for up to 3 months.
In some cases, eyeliner can disappear entirely during this phase.
THIS IS A 2 STAGE PROCEDURE-
VISIT 1 IS THE ‘BASE COAT’
VISIT 2 IS THE ‘TOP COAT’
Your procedure is not deemed complete until you have had both treatments.
Your second visit can be booked after 4 weeks and before 3 months
If it is after 3 months, it is deemed a re touch and you may be charged accordingly.
Tips for keeping your procedure looking beautiful
Consider using a waterproof, total sunblock. Sun exposure will fade your procedure and the colour may change.
Strong chemical/glycolic acid peels of any kind may cause pigment to lighten.
Keep your procedure looking its best. Book a colour boost procedure 12-18 months following the second visit.
- Giving Blood
The Red Cross advise against giving blood for 4 months following your treatment
- MRI SCANS
Please inform your radiologist that have a micropigmentation procedure. It has been known for pigment to show up on a scan. You may also experience a tingling sensation.
Do not allow a laser to hit the skin near the pigmented area. You must inform the laser technician who should cover the area as a precaution. Lack of care could cause the pigment to turn black.