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AFTER CARE

Following the aftercare routine after your treatment is vital to achieve the best results.

 

Please review the relevant instructions and refer to them as necessary.

 

If during the healing process, you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact us.

PRE-TREATMENT INFORMATION (Microblading / PMU)

Please avoid alcohol 24 hours prior to your appointment.

 

Do not drink caffeine the morning of your appointment or take any blood thinning medication (such as ibuprofen/ fish oils).

 

Do not discontinue any medication before consulting your doctor.

 

If you have any medical conditions or allergies that may affect your healing / treatment, please contact me and let me know ASAP.

 

Discontinue use of retinols / AHA Skin care creams 2 weeks prior to your appointment. Avoid using these for 30 days post treatment and 2 weeks prior to your top up appointment.

 

Avoid professional chemical peels for 4 weeks prior to your treatments.

 

Please be aware that the national blood service does not accept donations of blood for 4 months after your micropigmentation treatment.

 

Your eyebrow enhancement is a two part procedure - the initial appointment and then your top up appointment 5-8 weeks later.

 

Please be prepared for the colour intensity to be significantly darker and sharper immediately after your procedure. This will soften when the skin heals. The healing process can take upto 14 days.

 

REMEMBER

 

When healing, you will experience the following: redness, tenderness, itching, flakiness. This is normal.

  • Stage 1 of healing: Darkening of the pigment for the first 5-7 day (which can be up to 50% darker than pigment chosen and how the results will be)

  • Stage 2 of healing: Flaking / dryness / scabbing of pigment (between day 5-14)

  • Stage 3 of healing: Lightening of pigment, they will look extremely light and almost as if they have disappeared (between days 7-21).

  • Stage 4 of healing: The return of the pigment colour (between days 21-28). There may be some gaps at this point, which will be perfected at your top up appointment.

 

 

  • At around 4-6 weeks the true colour will be visible, when the external skin has healed.

  • At 4 weeks the internal skin should be completely healed (if you are feeling less than 100% at your appointment, or become unwell during your healing period, your lips may take longer to heal).

  • Keep in mind that in many cases, some unevenness of colour is to be expected, especially after one session. This is the purpose of the top up appointment, allowing us to fine tune your enhancement.

  • Please ensure you are booking your 5–10 week top up appointment at your earliest convenience.

  • If you do not book your top up appointment within 12 weeks, your top up appointment will be classed as a 3-8 month top up and this will be an additional cost.

 

Long term care:

  • Use a good sunscreen. Sun exposure will fade your eyebrow enhancement.

  • If you are planning a chemical peel, laser procedure or an MRI scan, please inform the technician of your micro-pigmentation enhancement.

  • Please inform the National Blood Service if you donate blood, as you may not be eligible to give blood for 4 months post application.

LIP ENHANCEMENT

You may experience the following symptoms for 14-21 days:

  • Swelling and redness.

  • Tenderness.

  • Dry flaking skin as the skin heals.

  • Dry skin that may remain for 3 weeks.

  • These symptoms are a normal part of the healing process.

  • DO NOT ITCH, PICK OR TOUCH as you will heal unevenly and risk infection from bacteria.

 

Day of procedure:

  • Ice packs can be applied to the lips to reduce swelling and help with sensitivity.

  • Lightly pat the lips with damp cotton wool every hour.

  • Re-apply healing balm after each clean.

 

Daily care to follow for 1 week:

  • Apply a very thin layer of healing balm regularly (every 2-3 hours)

  • Drink plenty of water

  • Drink through a straw for a week

  • Avoid getting the lips wet and submerged in water for 1 week, if the lips get wet, dab with dry tissue, and reapply the balm.

  • Some itching is normal.

  • Do not receive skincare beauty treatments for 5 days after the application of your enhancement.

  • No make-up should be applied close to the lips for 1 week after your treatment. Facial makeup is fine to apply, but nothing directly to your lips.

  • No makeup or products in or around the lips.

  • No kissing for 5 days to prevent infection.

  • Avoid eating salty and spicy foods for 5 days.

 

Avoid for 2 weeks:

  • Do not expose your enhancement to direct sun, tanning treatments, Jacuzzis, saunas, salt water, chlorinated pools, and direct shower spray.

  • Do not use lip plumping products.

  • Do not receive lip filler or any injections in the lips.

 

Important:

If you suffer with cold sores at present or any time in the past, use an anti-herpes medication (like Zovirax – but please consult your pharmacist to obtain the right medication for you), 5 times a day for a 1-week period. Acyclovir tablets can also be used a few days before and during healing to prevent an outbreak (again, please consult your pharmacist about the right medication for you).

 If an outbreak does occur its usually on the 3rd day of healing.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT.

 

Remember, your selected colour will be stronger and more sharply defined immediately after your treatment.

  • Day 1-2 the colour will appear darker.

  • Around day 2-5 they may get itchy, and flakes of colour may come away from the skin, this will come off in patches and is completely normal.

  • Once the flakes are all off the pigment may appear light in colour – the chosen pigment will blossom during the 4-week healing stage.

  • Around 4-6 weeks the true colour will be visible, when the external skin has healed.

  • At 4 weeks the internal skin should be completely healed (if you are feeling less than 100% at your appointment, or become unwell during your healing period, your lips may take longer to heal).

  • Keep in mind that in many cases, some unevenness of colour is to be expected. This is the purpose of the top up appointment, allowing us to fine tune your enhancement.

  • Please ensure you are booking your 6–10 week top up appointment at your earliest convenience.

  • If you do not book your top up appointment within 12 weeks, your top up appointment will be classed as a 3-8 month top up and will be an additional cost.

LONG TERM CARE.

Use a good sunscreen. Sun exposure will fade your micro-pigmentation enhancement.

If you are planning a chemical peel, laser procedure or an MRI scan, please inform the technician of your micro-pigmentation enhancement.

Please inform the National Blood Service if you donate blood, as you may not be eligible to give blood for 4 months post application.

LIPS

PERMANENT MAKE UP (PMU)

When healing, you will experience the following:​ redness, tenderness, itching, flakiness. This is normal.

  • Stage 1 of healing: Darkening of the pigment for the first 5-7 day (which can be up to 50% darker than pigment chosen and how the results will be)

  • Stage 2 of healing: Flaking / dryness / scabbing of pigment (between day 5-14)

  • Stage 3 of healing: Lightening of pigment, they will look extremely light and almost as if they have disappeared (between days 7-21).

  • Stage 4 of healing: The return of the pigment colour (between days 21-28). There may be some gaps at this point, which will be perfected at your top up appointment.

 

It is recommended that a lighter colour is chosen at your initial appointment which can then be darkened at your top up appointment if needed.

You must not pick or touch your semi-permanent make up treatment whilst it is healing. You must follow all pre and post treatment plans to get the best results from your treatments.

Please note: If you are feeling less than 100% healthy, you may take longer to heal after each treatment.

PMU

EYEBROW ENHANCEMENT

After your treatment you may experience the following symptoms for 4 days:

  • Swelling and redness.

  • Tenderness.

  • Dry flaking skin as the brows heal.

  • Dry skin that may remain for 3 weeks.

  • These symptoms are a normal part of the healing process.

  • DO NOT ITCH, PICK OR TOUCH as you will heal unevenly and risk infection from bacteria.

 

AFTERCARE PLAN:

DO’s

DAY OF TREATMENT:

  • Pat your eyebrows with a clean dry tissue or kitchen roll as much as possible for 10-15 minutes.

  • Afterwards, cleanse / clean your eyebrows every hour using the ink soap provided using clean hands:

  • Wash your hands, put a few tiny drops of water on your fingers and dab on your eyebrows.

  • Squeeze a tiny amount of the ink soap (cleanser) on to your fingers and smooth across your eyebrows in the direction of the hair. 

  • Take a damp cotton pad and gently wipe the ink soap off. Pat dry with a clean tissue.

  • Repeat this every hour or so until you go to bed.

DAY 2:

  • Cleanse / clean your eyebrows every morning (as directed above).

  • Apply a very small amount of balm (the size of half a rice grain) to your eyebrows afterwards and leave this to soak in.

  • Repeat the cleansing process and apply the balm again every evening before you go to bed.

  • Always ensure your hands are clean when applying your aftercare.

  •  ALWAYS complete your aftercare outside of the shower / bath.

  •  DO NOT get your eyebrows wet apart from completing your after care (you should be using a tiny amount of water and not soaking the treated area).

  •  If you have any reaction at all, redness / itching / burning / excessive swelling, please contact your me and your GP / health professional immediately.

 

DO NOT’s:

  • DO NOT get your eyebrows wet for 2 weeks.

  • DO NOT pick or touch your eyebrows. You should only be touching them when completing your aftercare.

  • DO NOT workout for 2 weeks. This includes yoga, pilates and weightlifting. Walking is fine.

  • DO NOT use a swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi, steam room, hot tubs etc for 2 weeks.

  • DO NOT apply make up on or around the eyebrow area. Remember this is an ‘open wound’ while healing you applying make-up on or near the eyebrow will risk infection.

  • DO NOT use face creams with retinol, acids, AHAs for 30 days after treatments / 7 days before your top up appointments.

  • DO NOT use sunbeds, do not sunbathe for 2 weeks after each treatment. When your eyebrows are healed, you must apply a high factor suncream to protect the pigment colour from UV rays

REMEMBER

  • At around 4-6 weeks the true colour will be visible, when the external skin has healed.

  • At 4 weeks the internal skin should be completely healed (if you are feeling less than 100% at your appointment, or become unwell during your healing period, your lips may take longer to heal).

  • Keep in mind that in many cases, some unevenness of colour is to be expected, especially after one session. This is the purpose of the top up appointment, allowing us to fine tune your enhancement.

  • Please ensure you are booking your 5–10 week top up appointment at your earliest convenience.

  • If you do not book your top up appointment within 12 weeks, your top up appointment will be classed as a 3-8 month top up and this will be an additional cost.

Long term care:

  • Use a good sunscreen. Sun exposure will fade your eyebrow enhancement.

  • If you are planning a chemical peel, laser procedure or an MRI scan, please inform the technician of your micro-pigmentation enhancement.

  • Please inform the National Blood Service if you donate blood, as you may not be eligible to give blood for 4 months post application.

EYEBROWS

LEMON BOTTLE TREATMENT

AFTERCARE PLAN:

  • It is essential that you drink 1.5 - 2 litres of water throughout the days following your treatment and maintain a healthy diet for effective results.

  • Gentle massage of the treated area can help distribute the solution and expedite the fat dissolution process

  • You may notice temporary whiteness, blanching, redness, tenderness, itching, lumps or bumpsaround the area. This is quite normal and will subside within a few hours.

  • In some cases, there may be bruising. This should last no longer than one week.

  • The area may still be numb and slightly swollen. the numbing will subside within two days

  • You must not apply make-up for 24 hours after your treatment

  • Do not exercise for 24 hours as the area needs to stay clean and free from excess sweat

  • Any tweezing, waxing, facial hair tinting or eyelash curling should be done 1 week post treatment

  • No sunbeds, steam rooms, saunas or other facial treatment for 7 days post treatment

  • No fake tan for the first 48 hours

  • Arnica may be used post treatment. This is because it stimulates your bodies natural healing process and facilitates blood flow through the area. Limit application to 2-3 times a day.

  • To maintain the appearance of your treatment further treatments can be considered after 4-6 months

  • Should you fall pregnant during your treatment course, it is your responsibility to inform us immediately and cancel any future appointments. You may recommence after your pregnancy and once you have finished breast feeding.

LEMON BOTTLE

AESTHETICS

AFTERCARE PLAN:

DO’s

  • Drink lots of water and stay hydrated

  • Apply lip balm to keep your lips moisturised.

  • Ensure you are using a new sterile balm and a new cotton bud each time you apply this to keep the area clean.​

 

DO NOT’s:

  • Don't touch the area unless you have clean hands

  • Don't go to the gym / do heavy exercise for 48 hours after treatment

  • Don't consume caffeine / alcohol for 48 hours after treatment

  • Don't apply make-up on / around the treatment area for 4 hours

  • Don't use strong fragranced soaps on the area. Pat dry only

  • Don't use sunbeds / sunbathe for 2 weeks post treatment

  • Don't use hot tubs, Jacuzzis, saunas, steam rooms or chlorinated pools for 2 weeks

  • Don't wax the area / have electrolysis for 72 hours post treatment.​

AESTHETICS

HAVE A QUESTION?

If you have a question about any of our treatments, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us, we will be happy to help.

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