Do not work out the day of the procedure.
Do not tan or have sunburned face.
Refrain from use of alcohol, Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E, Fish Oil or Ibuprofen or other blood thinning medications 48 hours before procedure. No medications should ever be discontinued without consulting your Doctor.
No waxing or tinting 3 days before the procedure.
No tweezing/ waxing at least 48 hours before procedure; electrolysis no less than five days before. Do not resume any method of hair removal for at least two weeks.
Eyelash or eyebrow tinting or eyelash curling should be done no sooner than 48 hours before, or two weeks after the procedure.
Do not wear contact lenses during or immediately following the eyeliner procedure. Remember to bring your glasses. You may resume wearing your contact lenses as soon as your eyes return to their pre-tattooed condition.
A skin test patch is offered upon request. However, an allergic reaction to pigments/dyes can occur immediately after or manifest years later whether or not skin test patch is performed. Allergic Reactions are extremely rare.
It is quite normal to feel slight tenderness and dryness in the area. Cream will be provided in your aftercare pack. This is an antiseptic cream to protect against infection. The cream also soothes and assists the natural healing process of the skin.
DO NOT USE OTHER CREAMS OR LOTIONS, INCLUDING BEPANTHEN OINTMENT on the treated area for 5 days as the colour may change. Immediately after the procedure, be prepared for the colour intensity of your procedure to be significantly sharper, brighter or darker then what is expected for the final outcome. It will take time for this transition depending upon how quickly the outer layer of your skin exfoliates (usually between 3 to 14 days).
For all procedures DO NOT use soap or cleansers on the tattoo area in the first day. The eyebrow and surrounding area should be kept dry for 5-7 days. When showering please take extra care to ensure they are kept as dry as possible as this will help the pigment settle into the skin for longer lasting results. Clean tattoo area with warm (cold for an eyeliner treatment) running water and cotton wool, pat dry and apply a smear of Bepanthen cream with a cotton tip in a gentle dabbing motion.
During the days following the procedure, the tattoo area MUST be kept moist for successful healing. Apply Bepanthen cream to the tattoo area morning and night only for the first 5 days. After this, whenever the skin feels dry. Only a thin smear of cream is necessary. DO NOT apply an excessive amount of cream.
Pigments will appear brighter in the days immediately following the procedure. This is due to scabbing forming on the tattoo area. It is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT that you DO NOT pick at, or remove this scabbing. Allow the scabbing to fall off naturally. This will occur in the following 3-10 days leaving a more natural pigment.
DO NOT touch the tattoo area with your fingers as this may cause infection.
DO NOT apply moisturiser creams that contain ALPHA HYDROXY ACIDS (AHA) to the tattoo area.
DO NOT apply make-up to the tattoo area during the first 7 days. (Not that you should need to!!)
Eyebrow Procedures Swelling and tenderness may occur after the procedure. This may be relieved by applying cold compression to the area for no more than 10 minutes.
It is normal for the tattoo area on the eyebrows to weep a clear fluid. It is important to remove this fluid in the following 3 hours by firmly wiping with a moist cotton pad.
Eyeliner procedures Rest the eyes in the hours following the procedure. If swelling occurs, apply a light ice-pack for no more than 10 minutes to alleviate soreness. It is NOT NECESSARY to apply Bepanthen cream to the eye line tattoo area, however you may apply the cream (being careful not to get the cream in your eyes) to aid in soothing.
Gently wash the eye line tattoo area with COLD WATER ONLY.
DO NOT apply mascara or eye shadow in the first 7 days.
Exposure to the sun over time can cause fading and/or colour change. It is very important to use sunscreen and glasses when outdoors.
Chemicals will cause bleaching of your cosmetic tattoo. Cover the tattoo area with Vaseline when swimming in salt or chlorinated water to avoid bleaching. Glycolic acid or peels must never be applied to your cosmetic tattoo. Some vitamin A & C moisturisers and face scrubs will also lighten your tattoo. Always read product labels and if unsure contact the clinic with the ingredients list.
A review appointment following your procedure is essential. Please make sure this is made within 6 weeks.
Some long term fading will occur with your tattoos, especially to the eyebrows and lips. It is strongly recommended that your tattoos are retouched on an annual basis.
If you have any concerns or doubts, please do not hesitate to contact Cosmetic Ink Sydney for assistance.