COSMETIC TATTOO AFTERCARE
AFTERCARE IS VERY IMPORTANT
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) to reveal the actual color, this is based on how quickly the outer layer of your skin exfoliates.
One procedure cannot guarantee the desired outcome. In some cases, I need to see how you react to the pigment and review the healing process after the first procedure. Therefore, I offer one free touch-up visit within 3 months of the first procedure. In very complicated cases (involving removal/color correction/camouflage/scar tissue/iron disorder) an extra charge may apply on extra touch-ups.
FOR ALL PROCEDURES
2-3 hours after your procedure, gently rinse the area with cold water (and clean hands). Use a sterile Q-tip to re-apply your aftercare product.
Keep them MOISTURIZED BUT NOT WET. Gently apply aftercare (always with clean hands or Q-tip) every 1-2 hours or when you feel tender, itchy or dry for 10-14 days after your appointment. This promotes healing to help retain your color.
Avoid soaps/facial cleansers on pigmented areas (use a wash cloth to wash around them), pat dry with a clean towel.
Before showering, apply aftercare or Vaseline on pigmented area. Do not directly shower the treated area.
Before sleeping, apply a thicker layer of aftercare 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 color.
DO NOT apply makeup on the pigmented area during the healing process (10-14 days).
Avoid swimming, soaking, steam bath and facials for the first 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 the healing process.
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 and then as your skin rejuvenates, the final color will present itself.
DO NOT use mascara or eye shadow for the first 10 days. Do not disturb the lash roots.
Eyelid will be puffy and swollen for the first few days, to reduce swelling: Ice several times daily (for approx. 10min) over the first 3 days to minimize the swelling. Before putting on ice bag, place plastic wrap on your eye area.
The lips will look very intense and may become swollen for 2-3 days. Usually, the scab will peel off in about 3 days… do not peel off no matter how little is attached and annoying it is! After scabs are off, color will look quite pale, only the lip line may show a light color. Be patient until the skin matures (approx. one month), at this point, you will see a more natural result.
Use clean Q-tips to apply aftercare 3 times daily for 3 days.
Use a straw to drink for the first few days.
Avoid eating or getting spicy and salty foods on or around your lips for 2-3 weeks. Can result in cold sores even if you have no history of them.
Use a good sunscreen daily on tattooed area(s) otherwise the color will fade faster.
My pigment is iron-oxide based which your body slowly absorbs. The color will fade over time (ethnicity, lifestyle and use of sunscreen will affect the length). You may desire touch-ups every 1-3 years.
If you are planning a chemical peel, MRI or other medical procedures, please tell your 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. The laser may cause pigment to change or darken.
LONG TERM CARE
YUMI™ Lashes AFTERCARE
DO NOT wet or rub your eyelashes until the specified time given on the next day.
DO NOT apply cream around the eye
DO NOT apply mascara.
DO NOT go swimming, go in the sauna or do hot yoga.
FIRST 24 - 48 HRS
Use YUMI™ Lashes nourishing mascara day and/or night on its own or under mascara.
Comb your eyelashes daily always finishing 'upwards' to encourage your curl.
No limitations to what you can do or wear after the initial 48 hours!
AFTER 48 HRS
Immediately upon leaving your appointment, it is recommended, but not necessary to wait 48 hours before doing the following: shower, swim, sauna, or hot yoga.
Use cleanLASH by Novalash, 3-in-1 makeup remover, cleanser conditioner system to cleanse lashes free of makeup and other debris every night. The pads are saturated with pomegranate seed oil to moisturize and condition extensions so they remain radiant and flexible. Pads can be cut in half to extend use.
Use the LASHwand by NovaLash to brush your extensions every morning and night to reduce tangling and flipping of the extensions.
Use only mascara by NovaLash on your lash extensions to blend in natural lashes with extensions when a touch-up appointment is needed. This water-soluble, hypoallergenic formula was developed specially for use with NovaLash Eyelash Extensions. Waterproof mascara should not be used.
Avoid the use of cleansers and eye makeup removers that contain solvent-like ingredients such as glycols and carbonates as they can reduce the wear time of your new lashes.
Avoid pulling, picking or twisting lash extensions. This can cause damage to the natural lashes and may lead to premature shedding of your extensions.
Curling of NovaLash Eyelash Extensions is not recommended. The extensions come pre-curled so additional curling is not necessary and doing so may shorten the lifespan of the extensions