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.  
  • You may use a mild cleanser, gently 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 immerse 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.