Proper care following your procedure is required to achieve the most natural looking results. It is vital to wait 4-8 weeks to see how you heal in order to make adjustments in the Focus Visit. Please review the following aftercare tips and refer to them as needed.
Wash hands before touching any treated area. Cotton-tipped applicators may be used to gently cleanse. There should be no saturation of the treated area from perspiration, natural oils, water, or product for 2 weeks. Blot frequently to make sure skin and hair in treated areas dry thoroughly. To gently clean, alleviate inflammation, and activate faster healing, use 1 drop of dusk vale serum on a cotton applicator to apply sparingly to treated areas 2-3x/day. Do not saturate. A thin layer of A+D Ointment on treated areas before showering will help prevent water saturation. Remember to blot off the ointment after showering to allow skin to breathe.
DO NOT expose healing skin to hot tubs, tub baths if body area treated, saunas, salt water, chlorinated pools, direct shower spray, hot water, skin creams, ointments, or lotions other than what you have been instructed to use for 2 weeks following your procedure. No direct sun or tanning beds for 6 weeks.
Expect skin and pigment to peel. Color will look lighter and/or ashier while skin is shedding, typically 7 days from the procedure. The final color will not be visible until skin has healed completely in 4-8 weeks. DO NOT pick, peel, or scratch the treated area, or your color may heal unevenly, and you risk scarring and infection.
Eyebrows should be kept clean and dry, but not dehydrated, for 2 weeks. Blot frequently for 1-4 hours after the procedure to prevent any fluid from crusting and trapping moisture. Cleanse gently and/or blot dry immediately and thoroughly after any contact with moisture. For 4 weeks, use only the provided serum sparingly on the area 2-3x/day to cleanse, balance, and hydrate. Do not allow forehead to sweat or put face directly under shower spray for 2 weeks.
Eyeliner should be protected from dust or debris with glasses when outdoors. Blot frequently to avoid saturation from tears, drainage, and/or eyedrops. Avoid wearing makeup for 72 hours following the procedure, and use new mascara. No lash growth serum, tinting, perming, or eyelash curling for 2 weeks after the procedure. Avoid putting face directly under shower spray for 1 week.
Lips should be kept moist at all times for 5 days after the procedure. Apply 1 drop of the provided serum on clean lips, under the provided ointment. Avoid spicy foods or heat. If using anti-viral medication, continue as prescribed. Switch to a waxy lip balm 6-7 days after the procedure, and continue use of serum. Do not use teeth bleaching products until fully healed.
Your cosmetic tattoo requires maintenance. The amount of color fading you experience depends on several variables, including medications, topical treatment, and sun exposure. Always take measures to protect your cosmetic tattoo. Use sunscreen daily. Sun exposure will fade your results and may cause elongated irritation.