Permétika Aftercare

 

Thank you so much for trusting us to help you with your cosmetic tattooing needs!

The following information is designed to help guide you through the healing journey. . .  better described as an emotional roller coaster! You’ll love it, hate it, love it again, miss it when it’s gone, but then you'll feel more secure when it's time to add MORE!

YOUR EFFORTS ARE AS CRUCIAL IN ACHIEVING OPTIMAL RESULTS, AS IS THE WORK WE DO! 

SO PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW THE INFORMATION BELOW, TO HELP GUIDE YOU ALONG THE WAY. 

WHAT TO DO FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS:

Follow the appropriate aftercare steps below and be sure to AVOID:  SUN, HEAT, STEAM, WIND, WATER, SWEAT & EXERCISE. Follow the designated instructions below. 

NOTE:  APPLY COOL PACKS.

Never use straight ice! Excessive cold is more harmful than good and may damage skin that is already in a fragile state.  as often as every hour, but no more than 10-15 minutes per hour.  Whatever form of cooling you decide on, buffer with a clean paper towel or cloth to buffer from extreme cold.

 

Continue taking Arnica Montana

Take pills daily as directed on the bottle... for the next week or two to help speed up the healing process.

NOTE: OILY SKIN?

Blot forehead with a tissue every few hours to reduce excessive oil in the brow area.

CHECK OUT THESE QUICK LINKS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW TO PLAN FOR AND TAKE CARE OF YOUR NEW PROCEDURE! 

As always, we are constantly searching for new and interesting ways to improve, so if you have any suggestions at all, please let us know.  

Always Remember . . .  Nothing is ever certain in a Biological System!

For this reason, we aim for perfection, but we deliberately try to err on the side of caution to avoid costly mistakes!  Because sometimes that one last stroke could tip your beautifully natural work into something that looks a little overdone. Each client heals differently and no results will ever be exactly the same. YOU may heal better, or worse, than expected. Please remember that YOU & I both opted for the most conservative approach in order to obtain optimal results by the end of your treatment. This choice has pros and cons. This means that if the work is too light or slightly off for any reason, it’s super important to remember to be PATIENT WITH THE PROCESS and have the assurance that the process will be adjusted along the way, as needed. Procedures almost always need a minimum of two sessions. Follow up sessions are billed according to the level of Artist chosen by you. See website for current pricing.

PERSPECTIVE!  Please understand that routine maintenance is a must and cosmetic tattooing should be considered a tool, not an end all.  Our processes do not prevent the need for traditional make up. Our main goal is to help you look BETTER without makeup and to provide you with a new shape that serves as a platform to help you when applying your own makeup.

 

Permanent Makeup should look natural when wearing no makeup. DO NOT EXPECT SATURDAY NIGHT BROWS to look great with no other makeup on, at the beach. So keep this in mind when deciding the particular look you are going after. This also prevents a harsh overdone look and helps preserve the skin for better, future applications.  Then use your traditional brow makeup for Saturday night!

It's important to know that colors can fade and change, over time!

Here's why these changes can occur... All BROWN PIGMENTS are made up from a variety of combinations of RED, YELLOW & BLUE or BLACK.  

When properly balanced, these colors can create any variety of brown from light to dark brown. Light browns have more yellow and darker browns have more blue or black. Over time, the body will metabolize these colors out of your system leaving you with a unbalance of color. OCCASIONALLY, the color will fade evenly and just become a lighter version of itself. But that is not always the case - so plan to have a color boost in the future to bring proper balance back. 

PROBLEM:   The loss of any ONE of these colors, can create an unnatural color balance. 

SOLUTION:  Add back the missing color.

If this keeps happening, there is a chance that your metabolism absorbs more of the missing color than the other colors, or the color was implanted too deep. The best-case scenario is that all colors fade evenly and just get lighter as they fade off, but there is no way to guarantee this to happen.


So, if you step into the world of PMU, then you just need to expect maintenance to keep things looking good over the years to come.

 

 

BOTH HEALING PROCESSES BELOW, WILL BENEFIT FROM THE CONTINUED USE OF ARNICA MONTANA.

  • Continue taking Arnica Montana daily for two more weeks  to help speed healing.  For proper dosage, follow directions on the bottle.

  • Those who are unable to take this supplement should continue to eat lots of healthy foods including green, leafy veggies and lots of pineapple.

  • Your aftercare kit includes everything you need to properly care for your tattoo areas. We have specifically designed products that we feel will help protect and encourage safe and healthy healing. 

  • AVOID ANTI-AGING PRODUCTS NEAR TREATED AREAS as the very nature of these products is designed to accelerate the exfoliation and new growth of skin cells, which will prematurely fade the pigments. 

Sealed  AfterCare Steps

ENJOY AN ALMOST CAREFREE HEALING EXPERIENCE!

The only downside is that it's a little shiny!  If you can deal with that, you'll have a much better healing experience! Brows, scars, or areola procedures may be sealed. (For obvious reason, eyes and lips cannot be sealed!) 

😍DAYS  1-3  

  • Once your procedure is finished, we will apply a seal to protect against contamination and friction. Leave this seal in place for at least 24-48 hours. This protective measure totally eliminates the need for constant attention!

  • If you develop a reaction - REMOVE THE SEAL. Most people tolerate it quite well, but every person is different!

  • Avoid STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES.

  • APPLY ICE for about 10 minutes every hour or so.

  • Protect areas from HEAT & SWEAT. If you sweat, remove the film and begin TRADITIONAL CARE!

  • SLEEP UPRIGHT if possible to decrease swelling.​

  • SLEEP WITH A TRAVEL PILLOW to help reduce friction from pillows and blankets while you sleep.

DAYS 3-5:

  • This seal is waterproof, so you can shower freely and you can wear makeup immediately after.

  • The seal is gas permeable so oxygen can still reach the area to promote faster healing.

 Remove Seal in 48 Hours

  • GENTLY & SLOWLY pull seal from nose toward temple.

  • Cleanse area gently until the buildup of fluid has been removed. 

  • Use a gentle (NON anti-aging) cleanser such as Permetika’s Cleansing Gel, Dial Antibacterial Soap, Cerave (Green Bottle), Cetaphil, or Dove Soap.

  • Rinse with warm water (not cold, not too hot).

  • Pat dry with a clean paper towel.

  • Air Dry for a few minutes.

  • Apply Healing Ointment immediately upon drying. 

  • Continue to sleep upright if possible and use with a travel pillow.

  • Continue to cleanse each morning and each night.

  • Keep a VERY THIN layer of ointment applied at all times. Wounds heal better and faster in a SLIGHTLY moist environment. MORE IS NOT BETTER!!! Only a THIN VEIL is needed...

Traditional  AfterCare Steps

THIS METHOD REQUIRE MORE HANDS-ON ATTENTION! 

If you can deal with that, you can bypass the seal. Just know that the seal offers you much more protection and faster healing time. If you are allergic to adhesives, you may need to follow these after care steps.

😍 DAY 1  

Once your procedure is finished

  • IMPORTANT: Monitor the area for any oozing! 

    • BLOT AREA EVERY 30 MINUTES using moist cotton balls to absorb residual fluids that ooze from the wound. Press firmly to saturate out fluids to reduce scabbing. If you fail to do this, a thick scab will form, which could inhibit color retention. Remember, blot, don’t rub!    Everything will appear crisp and clear because the color is still sitting on top of the skin.

  • APPLY ICE FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES PER HOUR using a cool gel pack, a bag of frozen peas or corn. (covered with a clean paper towel each time).

  • After wiping or icing, let air dry 5 minutes.

  • REAPPLY HEALING OINTMENT.  Only a super sheer layer is required to effectively heal the area. Too much, is detrimental. No thicker than chapstick. If it looks like lipgloss, you've applied too much ointment.

  • AVOID STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES!

  • SLEEP WITH A TRAVEL PILLOW to reduce pressure & friction on face while sleeping.

 Day One - At Bedtime 

  • Cleanse area to remove buildup of fluids and ointment. Use a gentle (NON AntiAging) cleanser such as Permetika’s Cleansing Gel, Dial Antibacterial Soap, Cerave Green Bottle, Cetaphil, Dove.

  • Rinse with warm water (not cold, not hot).

  • Use LINT FREE PADS or clean paper towels to dry area.

  • Air Dry for 5 minutes.

  • Apply Healing Ointment immediately upon drying. 

  • For Brows, eyeliner, Lips or scars on face, sleep with a travel pillow to prevent applying pressure on tattooed areas. 

NOTE: Please continue taking Arnica Montana daily as directed on the bottle... for the next week or two to help speed up the healing process.

 

Those who are unable to take this supplement should continue to eat lots of healthy forrds including green, leafy veggies and lots of pineapple.

Your aftercare kit includes everything you need to properly care for your tattoo areas. We have specifically designed products that we feel will help protect and encourage safe and healthy healing.

 

AVOID ANTI-AGING PRODUCTS NEAR TREATED AREAS as the very nature of these products is designed to excelerate the exfoliation and new growth of skin cells, which will prematurely fade the pigments. 

FOR ABOUT 2 WEEKS - POST-PROCEDURE:

  • AVOID OVER-EXPOSURE TO HEAT - NO Direct Sun, NO Steam, NO Sauna's, NO Exercise, etc.

  • AVOID OVER-EXPOSURE TO WATER - No swimming or Long Hot Showers.

  • NO EXERCISE FOR AT LEAST ONE WEEK, PREFERABLY TWO.  If you exercise you will produce even a small amount of salt in your sweat. This is enough to cause the color to fade.  If you are not ok with this, you should rethink having a procedure done, or expect more follow-up visits. 

  • DIRTY WORK & NO TOUCHING - Lawn mowing, gardening, cleaning out the garage, etc... should wait until outer healing is complete, which normally occurs within 4-5 days. Try your best to keep your hands OFF your face!  You could introduce bacteria into the open area which can cause an infection.

  • Only touch when hands have been thoroughly washed.

  • NO MAKEUP, OILS, OR LOTIONS ON OR AROUND TREATED AREAS   NO CHEATING ON THIS or it could result in an infection or loss of color. Remember, until your tattoo becomes encapsulated by new skin, the color can fall out.  If you decide to go against this advice, you should at least purchase brand new makeup, and use one-time-use disposable applicators to help avoid infection. No double-dipping!

  • Never use any exfoliating products during the healing process. No Granules, Glycolic, Hydroxy, or Fruit Acid lotions or soaps on the treated area. These WILL fade your permanent makeup.

  • SLEEP ELEVATED or PROPPED UP If you sleep ON the treated area, you WILL lose color and it will stain your nice linens. You may find that a travel neck pillow comes in handy after permanent makeup on the face.  All other areas, you will just have to adjust your sleeping arrangements, as necessary, to PROTECT the tattoo.

  • NO "NORMAL" SHOWERING - You can still shower, but minimize water contact to treated areas. Do not allow shower spray to hit treated area(s). NO HOT WATER.  When rinsing shampoo or conditioner, allow the water to flow down the back of your head, NOT over your face. You may apply Tattoo Goo or Aquaphor to the dry tattoo before getting in the shower to help seal the water out. However, this can ONLY be used when you are showering. Gently pat dry when done.

  • NO SWIMMING - NO EXCEPTIONS. Even if you don't get your face wet, there are still UV rays bouncing off the water. Also, please understand that chlorinated and saltwater, will discolor and/or totally remove your pigment!  

 

WE HAVE AN EXTRA STEP THAT WE HAVE FOUND TO WORK BEAUTIFULLY!

IT SEALS THE TREATED AREA DURING THE HEALING PHASE AND WE THINK THAT YOU'RE GOING TO LOVE  THE PROTECTION IT OFFERS.  IT'S LIKE A HUG FOR YOUR BROWS!

 

This amazing covering helps to promote faster healing as it protects against contamination and friction. It will give you a feeling of protection and free you up to go about your life (almost) as normal.  Just keep yourself cool and avoid strenuous exercise that would cause stress on the muscles of the face and do not sweat! Read more below!

When your appointment is over, we will apply a transparent seal over the tattooed area to act as a waterproof, but gas permeable covering that serves as a barrier to bacteria and friction.  The body will continue to excrete lymphatic fluid under the seal.  Normally, the purpose of this fluid is to help form a scab is to help pull toxins out as it heals.  Since this wound was created in a clean environment, you don't need this scab... So by sealing in the fluid, your wound can heal faster in a controlled, moist environment.  This results in LESS SCABBING and LESS PULLING of color!  

During the healing process, your skin may (or may not) appear to be puffy, red, or inflamed, which could cause the area to appear more exaggerated than you’re comfortable with! In approximately 5-14 days, the surface of the skin will “appear” to be fully healed, but in reality, will not be "fully' healed on the deeper layers for approximately 8-12 more weeks. 

 

As soon as the damaged skin completely sloughs off, you may (or may not) notice a slight grey cast over the treated area. This is new skin that will subside in a few weeks once the healing skin becomes normal again. Please relax, and know, that as the inflammation subsided, things will begin to look normal again, only better!   You can return to your regular skincare and makeup routine as soon as the last bit of loose skin or scabbing has fallen off.  

YOU ARE NOT A CANDIDATE FOR THE SEAL IF:

  • You are allergic to adhesives. 

  • The seal interferes with immediate social events.

This seal may be removed at any time, however, allowing it to remain intact for at least 48 hours will provide the most optimal amount of protection for your new investment!

IF YOU A CHOOSE NOT TO APPLY THE FILM, YOU MAY FOLLOW THE TRADITIONAL AFTER-CARE STEPS BELOW.

                                    

  • Someone with OILY SKIN will heal differently than a person with DRY SKIN. Oily skin may cause strokes to blur more than dry skin. Therefore, LESS ointment will be required. For excessively oily skin, only apply ointment 1x per day. Normal skin 1-2x per day. DRY SKIN may require 3-4 applications per day.      

  • OILY SKIN: 1x Daily each morning. You may apply more if things feel too dry, chapped, or uncomfortable.  YOU MAY APPLY OINTMENT TO LIPS AS YOU FEEL YOU NEED IT. BUT STILL, DO NOT APPLY A THICK LAYER. 

  • PLEASE…. NO PICKING, RUBBING, SCRUBBING, PULLING ON HEALING SKIN!

    • SLEEP WITH A TRAVEL PILLOW! This will help prevent you from sleeping on your new PMU! 

    • FOR EYELINER: NEVER APPLY OINTMENT DIRECTLY TO LASHLINE. Apply ONLY around the inner eye orbit. AVOID GETTING OINTMENT INTO YOUR EYES!  

  • No alcohol/caffeine consumption for 48 hours after the procedure. May induce bleeding/swelling.  

  • After 72 hours, the treated area will start to calm down and begin to dry out. It will feel tight and chapped.

  • Avoid spicy or acidic food or lots of caffeine for a few more days. Especially after lip procedures. 

  • NO SWEATING OR VIGOROUS EXERCISE FOR ABOUT 10 DAYS!  Exercise increases metabolism, which can alter the effectiveness of the numbing agents. It can also increase bleeding, which can push the pigment out, to a degree. Exercise causes sweating. Sweat contains saline.  Contact with saline can reduce or completely remove the pigment!

  • It is very hot and humid in Houston, but it is your responsibility to protect the treated area during the healing process for it to heal properly. 

  • Avoid applying makeup for 5 days Avoid hot tubs, chlorinated pool, sauna, saltwater, direct shower spray, long hot showers, and excessive sun. 

  • No heavy exercise or sweating for at least 10 days! Remember… the skin is damaged. Saline reduces the color and excessive movement may pop open the tiny holes/The less movement, the better.

  • No swimming until the area is completely healed, saltwater or chlorine can cause the pigments to fade and or change in color. 

  • Do not touch the area during the healing process. 

  • Dry heal as much as possible. But if the area becomes too congested, you may gently wash using CETAPHIL, BABY SHAMPOO, or another MILD cleanser. 

  • A scab will form within 2-3 days.  When scabbing begins, apply lotion provided 3-4x a day with a cotton swab or clean hands. 

  • Tenderness, dryness, and itching are normal during the healing process.  Do not pick, peel or scratch the area or color will heal unevenly.  Scratching may cause scarring. 

  • When scabbing is over, the color will appear very light and grey.  Color loss is NORMAL and usually ranges between 20-60%. 

  • And some people will scar more than others...

  • No tanning for 2 weeks after a procedure.  

  • EVERY SKIN TYPE IS DIFFERENT! Some clients are super healthy and heal quickly. Others don’t. Some clients take not enough care, some care just the right amount, and others will suffocate the areas with too much oil, thinking more is better. MORE OINTMENT IS NOT BETTER! Some clients will be too gentle with the blotting and will develop thicker scabbing than others who are not as careful. The bottom line here is… 

 

WHAT TO EXPECT IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING YOUR PROCEDURE.

As the topical anesthetics begin to wear off, things may start to tingle or sting and may turn red and puffy and appear much thicker due to increased swelling. Color may even appear to darken from a process known as oxidation. Just know that the color is only appearing to be darker on the surface where the color is exposed to the air. It is NOT darkening under the skin where the color will heal. But do not worry! All of this is normal and will subside after a few days once that dark skin peels off. 

Brow color will come off in patches, starting with the outside edges and front of the brow first. Eyeliner may come off in a strip. Lips will begin to peel from the inside out, and the lip border will be the last to heal.   

PERMANENT MAKEUP GOES THROUGH MANY CHANGES DURING THE HEALING PROCESS! Within a few days, the dead skin cells will slough off, carrying MOST of the color with it. Only a small percentage of the color will be encapsulated by new skin. During the healing phase (up to 6-8 weeks) the color will be clouded by and will look more like you’re viewing it through wax paper. Once fully healed, the skin thins out again and looks more like viewing through tracing paper.

 

PERMANENT MAKEUP WILL NEVER LOOK LIKE IT DID THE DAY IT WAS APPLIED AND YOU MAY STILL NEED TO WEAR MAKEUP IF YOU ARE SEEKING ABSOLUTE PERFECTION!

  • DAYS 3-10  Once the deeper layers of the skin are healed (approximately 6 weeks) the color will slightly darken after 4 weeks. 

  • After your 1st touch-up, please try to wait 2-3 years for your next visit.  Every time you get permanent makeup done, your skin creates a little bit of scar tissue which your body will naturally get rid of over time.  But done too soon will cause excessive scar tissue and will make future retention even more of a problem.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT FOR THE NEXT FEW WEEKS…  

AFTER DAY THREE, the skin begins to dry out, the damaged skin starts to lift and slough off. You may experience light, possibly pinkish areas to appear, where the damaged skin has peeled off. Things will be patchy for a while. Remember, THIS IS NORMAL. Your skin has just taken a beating and will take several weeks to level back off to normal!  Then, once the outer layers have totally peeled off, it may seem that the color has totally vanished. But PLEASE be patient because once everything is fully healed in 6-10 weeks, more color starts to show through later.  MOST people will retain approximately 50-75% of the color implanted.  Some will RETAIN a lot of colors, while others will lose a lot! Please understand, that every person is different... and whatever happens to you, is most likely normal.  People who are prone to illnesses, are on medications, have weak immune systems, or who are afflicted with auto-immune disorders may experience less color retention. Some people are prone to holding a lot of colors. For this reason, I choose to perform a conservative procedure on every client. Once healed, we can assess the situation and will talk about how much more color to add next session.  Every little thing you do COULD increase the chances of optimal results. That doesn’t mean it will! EVERYONE HEALS DIFFERENTLY! PRIOR TO ALL FOLLOW-UP SESSIONS 2 WEEKS PRIOR

 

START TAKING: 

ARNICA MONTANA & VITAMIN C TO START PREPARING YOUR SKIN! 

                                                                                                 

STOP TAKING: 

ANYTHING THAT THINS THE BLOOD UNLESS PRESCRIBED BY A DOCTOR! This includes, but is not limited to Advil, Aleve, Aspirin, Naproxin, Ibuprofen, Motril, Excedrine, Coumadin, Warfarin, Fish, Fish Oils,  Vitamin E Oil, Primrose Oil.  

 

DISCONTINUE USE OF: RETIN A, GLYCOLICS, ALPHA HYDROXY ACIDS, ANY FACIAL ACIDS, or ACIDIC CLEANSERS.

 

LIMIT EXPOSURE TO SUN. 

IF YOU HAVE HAD EXCESSIVE SUN, EXPOSURE WITHIN THE WEEKS PRIOR TO YOUR PROCEDURE - WE MAY HAVE TO DECLINE SERVICES UNTIL SKIN HAS RETURNED TO NORMAL.

 

2 DAYS PRIOR TO FUTURE SESSIONS

STOP CONSUMING:  Caffeine (COFFEE & TEA) Alcohol, Blood Thinners!  

NO VIGOROUS EXERCISE FOR 2-3 DAYS BEFORE AND FOR TEN DAYS FOLLOWING :  

AVOID PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO HEAT, SUN, WATER, CREAMS OR ANY PRODUCT WITH ACIDS, LIGHTENERS, ABRASIVES.  

  • NOTE:  The guidelines mentioned above, apply to most people. However, if you experience something that just does not seem right, please bring it to our attention as soon as possible. 

  •  If the treated area seems to worsen after the 3rd day, rather than get better, please contact us immediately. 

  • If you feel warmth or tenderness ask your doctor to check for an infection. If an infection is diagnosed, please contact us so we can report it to the Texas Department of Health.

 

  • Thank you for trusting us with your skin!  You may send pictures on days 3, 5, 10 & 30 if you would like for us to view the progress!

 

 

 

ICING vs. COOL PACKS 

You may cool the skin down a few times after permanent makeup procedure with cold pack for 10 minutes every couple of hours the first day. But please don’t overdo it. Prolonged application of extreme cold reduces the blood flow,which brings healing oxygen to the skin cells.  

  • Cooling a skin wound is beneficial; freezing it is not! Using refrigerator temperature cold packs is safer for damaged skin, than ice. The traumatized tissue is already in a delicate state and is more prone to frost damage. 

  • If you use ice, it must be buffered with a clean paper towel. 

  • Keep your compress in a zip lock bag to keep it clean.  

  • If you like to use bags of frozen peas, place a wet washcloth between your skin and the bag.

  • Keeping the skin too cold can also cause blood to rush back in to warm the area, creating more swelling.

  • Cold packs are contraindicated for anyone with poor skin circulation, Raynaud’s, and other disorders that react to cold temperatures.

 

CARING FOR THE WOUND

A permanent makeup procedure is equivalent to a cat scratch or a scratch you might get around the house. Expect it to ooze, scab a little, and heal over in a similar time frame.

  • Keep moist with healing ointment, but don’t overdo it!  I give you tattoo goo but you may use Aquaphor, grapeseed oil, applied at least once or twice per day, while outer healing occurs (3-5 days eyes. Lips may take a full 7-10 days to heal and will need more ointment than other procedures.   

  • GenTeal PM (not the other formulas) makes a great healing ointment after permanent eyeliner because it is ophthalmic/safe for the eyes. GenTeal is preservative-free.  http://www.amazon.com/GenTeal-Lubricant-Ointment-Night-Time-Severe/dp/B000GCLRCM

  • If a product stings or burns when you apply it, do not use it.

  • An occasional slight healing itch is normal throughout the healing process.  

  • Constant intense itching, abnormal thick yellow discharge, yellow crust, hot burning pain, lumps, bumps, and/or blisters - is NOT normal.

  • Avoid strenuous activity for 2 days. Increased blood pressure and dilated blood vessels increase swelling and oozing. Also, sweat running into a wound stings and may remove the pigment.

  • No Scrubbing. Do not rub, wipe, or scratch the area. Use blotting motions only.

  • Keep the area clean. Blot or lightly rinse off oozing. 

  • Cetaphil is a safe cleanser to use if things become contaminated. Rinse and pat dry. 

  • Other cleansers might have alcohol or anti-aging acids or acne acids in them. Some cleansing chemicals might burn or bleach. If you wouldn’t use a product on any other type of injury, don’t use it on the healing permanent makeup. Rinse and pat dry. 

  • Do not expose the area to the full pressure of the shower. You don’t want the water to beat on it, but water will not erase the tattoo despite the myths being told. Not keeping it clean sets it up for infection. Germs love the extra warmth generated by inflamed tissue, and they like the moistness provided by the oozing and ointment. Germs will be breeding in it. Clean it and keep ointment on it. Scabs that dry out take longer to heal off. 

  • Notify permanent makeup artist or physician at the first sign of allergic reaction or infection. If you suspect a problem is developing, the first thing to do is switch the type of ointment you are using. The ointment is often causing the problem. 

  • Sleep with a travel pillow so that your face does not rest into a pillow while sleeping, especially the first couple of days. The skin is super delicate. Plus, compressed tissue does not get as much blood flow of blood and oxygen, which is required for proper healing. 

  • Seals may side can ooze or swell more.                                                                                           

  • Do not peel or pick at the crust, this could cause pigment loss, scarring, and delayed healing.
     

  • Do not expose to sun or tanning bed while outer healing progresses. 

  • Use of sunblock after healing is completed will help prevent premature fading.

  • Do not swim in fresh, salt, or chlorinated water for 2 weeks.