Permanent makeup, also known as permanent cosmetic, cosmetic tattooing and micropigmentation is becoming much more popular every day. If you have already done one or plan to make a permanent outline of eyes, eyebrows or lips, then the following tips will serve you a lot. Although care after each type of procedure differs slightly, this advice book is very beneficial.
Apply an ice pack for about 15 minutes on the treated area immediately after your cosmetic procedure to reduce inflammation. You should cover the area with ice for 15 minutes every 45 minutes for 4 or 5 hours after the procedure. Applying ice the next day will not help much. Inflammation does not last for more than 48 hours.
After you complete the ice stage, apply light layers of vitamins A and D ointment or vitamin E oil as often as necessary to keep the area moist and prevent skin from peeling. After 3 to 7 days the surface layer of the skin, the epidermis, should have already healed. Then you must discontinue the use of ointments.
Do not scratch, scratch or hide dry skin. Simply moisturize to relieve itching.
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Avoid using conventional make-up on your permanent makeup for a week until the epidermis heals. Eye shadow and other makeup contain bacteria that can lead to infection.
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Do not scrub or rub the areas where you have done the permanent makeup. Only use clean water to wash and dry with gentle touches daily.
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Avoid direct contact with the sun for at least the first week, although it is recommended for 3 to 6 weeks. Sunlight may fade the result of the procedure. You should wait a week until the epidermis layer is cured before you start using sunscreen.
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Avoid pools with chlorine and whirlpool tubs, as chlorine may fade the result of the procedure. Keep in mind that the procedure for permanent makeup is actually a tattoo that pierces the skin leaving it unprotected against bacteria.
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Avoid swimming in lakes and in the sea as these also harbor harmful bacteria that could provoke an infection.
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Avoid microdermabrasion, chemical peels and acne medications like Retin-A, as these can cause a large part of your permanent makeup to fade or become damaged.
Plan this procedure at least a month before any important occasion such as a wedding.
Get ready vitamin A and D ointment or vitamin E oil for the day of your cosmetic procedure.
Have ice packs on hand at home so you can continue to apply ice for four or five hours after the procedure.
Avoid conventional make-up, creams, lotions, acne treatments, chemical peels and microdermabrasion during the first few weeks of healing.
Do not apply any ointment on the permanent outline until you get home as this could hinder your vision while you drive. It is highly recommended that you have someone to take you home after this procedure.
If you notice any unusual redness, swelling, itching or any other type of reaction call your technician immediately. Some individuals experience an allergic reaction to vitamin A and D or vitamin E. In such cases, stop using ointments. If the allergic reaction persists, call your doctor.
Although your new cosmetic procedure may start to itch after a couple of days, it resists as much as you can the urge to scratch it because if you do, you can remove some sheets of skin prematurely and you will lose the pigmentation. Just moisturize the skin to relieve itching and be sure to apply a thin layer of ointment gently.
Avoid swimming or dipping in swimming pools, whirlpools, lakes and in the sea for at least one to two weeks after the cosmetic procedure.