Post-Procedure Information

Immediately Following Procedure:

Apply ice to treated area for 10-15 minutes at a time.  Ice helps reduce swelling and aids in healing.


For 5 - 7 days following application of permanent cosmetics:

  • Apply bacitracin ointment for two days, then coconut oil with a clean Q-tip; not your fingertips;  to keep the area continuously moist for 5 -7 days.  (For lips use Aquaphor).
  •  Do not apply any other products to the pigmented area for seven days, including non-allergenic make-up.
  • After 3 days, you may notice some flaking:  Do not rub or pick at the epithelial crust; allow it to flake off on its own.  There should be absolutely no scrubbing, no cleansing creams or chemicals.  You may rinse with water and lightly pat the area dry.  Do not expose treated area to full pressure of the water in the shower. 
  • Do not soak treated area in bath, swimming pool or hot tub.  Do not swim in fresh, salt or chlorinated pool water.
  • Do not expose the treated area to the sun.
  • Use a total sun block after the procedure area has healed to prevent future fading of pigment color.
  • For eyeliner:  Do not use mascara or an eyelash curler for seven days post procedure.  When you resume use, purchase a new tube as the old tube may have bacteria in it.
  • For eyeliner:  do not wear contacts for 24 hours.  If eyelids are stuck together in the morning, hold a warm wash cloth gently against them until they release.  Finish with a COLD water compress to close the pores.    


Failure to follow post-treatment instructions may cause loss of pigment, discoloration or infection.  REMEMBER, COLORS APPEAR DARKER AND MORE SHARPLY DEFINED IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE PROCEDURE.  As the healing progresses, COLOR WILL SOFTEN.  A touch-up procedure may or may not be necessary after the healing period.