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Aftercare Advice

Please note:

  • The colour will be up to 50% darker straight after the treatment. It will fade after 4 to 7 days and the true colour will not be visible until the area has completely healed and a time of up to 4 weeks has passed.

  • In order to keep your permanent makeup in perfect condition it may be necessary to have a colour boost appointment every 12 to 18 months. The timing of this will vary for each individual.

  • If you are planning an MRI scan, chemical peel or any similar procedures, please inform your practitioner that you have had permanent cosmetics.

  • Laser hair removal can fade and change the shade of your lip or brow procedure, always advise the laser technician that you have had a permanent makeup procedure.

  • Please remember the area may feel tender for a few days after the procedure.

  • If any serious concerns, notify Karen, but also seek medical advice if you are experiencing any continuous pain or an allergic reaction.

  • Your retouch appointment should be booked at the end of your first visit (4 – 6 weeks after initial treatment); it is after this treatment your true results will be visible.

Aftercare Advice:

  • For 2 to 7 days after treatment, the procedure area may experience the following symptoms:

  • Flaking, tenderness, dryness, itching, swelling and redness, eyelashes may stick together, and eyelids may appear red and puffy after any eye procedures.

  • For at least 5 to 10 days after the procedure or until the area appears to be healed, include the following in your daily routine:

  • Apply the provided moisturising balm twice per day using a clean cotton bud for each eyebrow (to avoid infection).

  • Do not get the area wet for at least 10 day, blot dry if this does happen, do not rub.

  • Do not wear makeup on the treated area for at least 10 days.


  • DO NOT get water on your eyebrows  for at least 10 days. (watch steam from hot showers/oven/dishwasher). Be mindful of sweat from exercising (wear a head band).

  • Dip a cotton pad (1 for each eyebrow) in fresh boiled water, squeeze it out until very dry, then firmly (but not with pressure), wipe over each brow morning and night.

  • Use a fine layer of the given moisturising ointment twice a day. Morning and night after cotton wool cleansing)

  • Do not tweeze for at least 2 weeks after treatment.

  • Do not use usual skincare on the treated area for at least 10 days.


  • If you have had cold sores or herpes simplex in the past it is important that you use medication for 7 days before and after your lip treatment. This will help prevent an outbreak, which causes discomfort and could result in scarring. For example Zovirax, five times daily, continue use for the next 6 days. Or for something stronger, Aciclovir works very well if you often have cold sores. (available from chemists or online eg

  • Apply the aftercare healing balm as many times in a day as you feel necessary with a minimum of 3 times daily, using a clean cotton bud.

  • It is advisable to use a straw to drink fluids immediately after treatment.

  • Try to avoid getting the area wet for 7 days and try not to lick your lips.

  • Avoid eating spicy and salty foods and try to drink through a straw.

  • No kissing

  • Do not pick the epithelial crust. Allow it to flake on its own.

  • Remember, your selected colour will be stronger and more sharply defined immediately after treatment but as the healing process occurs the colour will soften and lighten.

Eyeliner / Lash enhancement:

  • It is advised not to use any after care treatments on the eyes. However, a cotton pad wrung out with boiled water, may be used to bathe the eyes if they are feeling tight or sore.

  • No makeup should be applied for 72 hours after the procedure. A new mascara must be used after this 72-hour period.

Long Term Care:

  • Use a good factor 30+ sunscreen. Sun exposure will fade your permanent cosmetics.

  • If you are planning a chemical peel, MRI scan or other medical procedure, please inform your doctor of your permanent cosmetics.

  • Please inform the National Blood Service if you donate blood, as you may not be eligible to give blood for a year post procedure.

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