PROPER AFTER CARE

For the next couple of weeks, you should be committed to taking GOOD CARE of the treated area. "Good care" means protecting against over exposure to sun, water, sweat, heat & touch.  NOT fussing with it much.  

SET REMINDERS ON YOUR PHONE OR WATCH 

 

 

DAY 1

WIPE, CLEANSE AND SEAL TONIGHT WITH CAVILON.

Today, your artist will apply a GENEROUS LAYER OF OINTMENT.

To minimize scabbing during the healing process, you will need remove any residual blood & lymphatic fluids that may build up.

 

  1. Repeat the following guidelines every 1-2 hours until bedtime:

 

  • WIPE the tattooed area using the provided frozen pads (once thawed). Use just enough pressure, BUT DO NOT SCRUB!

  • AIR DRY for 5 minutes before applying healing ointment.

  • APPLY OINTMENT Use a very thin layer. Should only be a light sheen.

  • ICE AREA as needed to reduce swelling. Not to exceed 10 minutes, per hour.

 

  2. AT BEDTIME: CLEANSE tattooed area using fingertips only.

     WASH HANDS prior to cleansing to reduce bacteria on hands. Never use a washcloth!

     NO ANTI-AGING or OILY PRODUCTS around tattooed area while healing!

 

  • CLEANSE FOR 10-15 SECONDS area using ONE of the following products.

    1. Cerave - Green bottle only (blue has salicylic acid, removes color).

    2. Cetaphil Antibacterial Cleansing Bar

    3. Dial Antibacterial Soap

    4. SkincAir Oxygen Cleanser (when available).

 

  • RINSE WELL, PAT & AIR DRY for 5 minutes before sealing.

 

  3. SEAL with CAVILON BARRIER FILM

 

  • Your aftercare contains ONE package of Cavilon Barrier Film. This is to be used ONCE after cleansing, on DAY ONE ONLY!

  • Tear open package and insert a Q-tip into the BOTTOM of the package to completely saturate the Q-Tip with the solution. Apply a THIN LAYER across both brows, areola or treated scar area.

  • AVOID EXPOSURE TO BACTERIA, especially until sealed!

   WARNING:

  • DO NOT USE ENCLOSED SPONGE TO APPLY!

  • DO NOT USE ON EYELINER OR LIPS!​​

 

NOTE: SLEEP WITH A TRAVEL PILLOW NIGHTLY. 

 

DAY 2

 

KEEP AREA CLEAN & MOISTURIZED 24/7

Every Morning & Evening:

 

  1. CLEANSE, RINSE & PAT DRY (Never use a cloth. Use clean fingertips only).  

  2. AIR DRY for 5-10 minutes

  • Apply Healing Ointment.

  • Reapply ONLY if area looks dry or feels tight. 

  • Lips: Reapply often   

  • Eyes: Need no ointment

 

NOTE: CONTINUE TO SLEEP WITH A TRAVEL PILLOW NIGHTLY.

 

DAY 4-5

You may notice some flaking as the dead skin cells begin to slough off. This is normal and to be expected. Many clients lose 20-50% of the initial implanted color.  The once crisp strokes will soften. People with extremely oily skin may show more blurring of detail than those with dryer skin. 

 

DAY 5-7

Most of the color will have faded by now.  Don't be too disappointed! If you think you have NOTHING left, you should look at your BEFORE photo for a true comparisson.  And even it it APPEARS to be totally GONE, the color can actually return, in time. That is not a promise. Whatever happens, just remember that it may take multiple sessions to arrive at YOUR happy place, and adjustments cannot be made until healed in 4-6 weeks. Waiting 8-12 weeks is better, if possible.

 

  • AFTER TWO WEEKS, YOU MAY RETURN TO YOUR NORMAL ROUTINE.

 

  • USE SUNSCREEN DAILY ONCE FULLY HEALED. (Nutrogena with Helioplex)

 

 

NOTES ON THE HEALING PROCESS:

Swelling and/or bruising may also occur. This is all normal and will subside. It should take about the same amount of time to heal as any other scratch or cut. The amount of color you retain is in direct relation to the care given, your health, your diet, your medications, and personal habits. During this time, you will lose 20-60% (more or less) of all color throughout the entire healing process. This loss may be minimal or it may be so significant that once even brows, suddenly appears to be uneven. This is because the loss of just one hair stroke can drastically alter their shape. Be aware that some people even scratch in their sleep, which will gouge out color.  Please remember that it is NORMAL for it to take multiple sessions for my work to be considered complete. Therefore, if you have plans on going through with this procedure, we will just do it again in a couple of months until your optimal results are acheived. In the meantime, just add makeup to  help make adjustments. When cleansing only use Cetaphil antibacterial cleanser to wash your face. Other cleansers may contain ingredients that can remove or discolor yor new pigment. Never use Neosporin on your tattoo.

PLEASE UNDERSTAND, that the INITIAL procedure is primarily a test to see how YOUR skin responds to the selected colors. Your healed results after session #1 MAY be too light - or just right, but it will rarely be too dark! After 6-8 weeks, the skin will normalize and the color will become more visible. Just know that every person holds color differently, and you may need more applications to meet your expectations. In the meantime, you should at least have a baseline template to help guide you with your daily makeup application.

 

Immediately following a procedure, some people experience redness and swelling, while others do not. After a few days, the area begins to form a scab. DO NOT PICK, RUB or SCRATCH at the area as the skin begins to exfoliate. These dead skin cells will naturally release and fall off on their own, as soon as the NEW skin cells are fully formed. If the scab is disturbed prior to being fully healed, the skin will appear PINK underneath, indicating that the scab was picked, bumped or accidentally scratched off prematurely.

 

IF YOU PICK AT THE SCABS, YOU WILL LOSE COLOR & RISK SCARRING!

PROPER AFTER CARE