Why is aftercare so important?
Aftercare is how you take care of the tattoo afterwards to ensure your fresh cosmetic tattoo heals well and to avoid infection.
Aftercare can make or break your permanent makeup! Following the instructions and do’s and don’ts below will ensure you give your brows and lips the best conditions to heal as beautifully as possible.
It might sound complicated, but honestly it’s not at all. I just try to give you as much information as possible because I take your face seriously, it’s just a little maintenance for a whole lot of NO maintenance!
CARING FOR YOUR NEW COSMETIC TATTOO
Twice a day for 10 days after your appointment.
- Splash your face with warm water and GENTLY wash your brows or lips with DABBING motions using a pea sized amount of gentle cleaner. I recommend using Cetaphil, QV, Dermaveen or baby shampoo (available at any supermarket or pharmacy). Gently rinse off the soap with warm water by splashing your tattoo with water.
- PAT dry thoroughly with tissues or cotton pads.
- Apply a rice grain-sized amount of the provided ointment (Bepanthen) to each brow or lip. Never apply ointment to damp skin and don’t suffocate them by applying too much ointment.
- Apply a rice grained-sized amount of ointment once more during the day. (Lips can have ointment applied as much as needed).
THINGS TO AVOID AFTER YOUR TREATMENT
SPECIFICALLY FOR LIPS: