Your Complete Guide to Aftercare Treatment for Permanent Makeup Tattooing
In recent years, permanent makeup tattooing has gained tremendous popularity as a way to enhance one's features and simplify daily beauty routines. Whether you've opted for microblading for your eyebrows, eyeliner tattooing, or lip colour enhancement, proper aftercare is crucial to ensure the best results and a smooth healing process.
After investing time and money in this semi-permanent procedure, taking care of your new ink becomes a top priority. In this blog, we'll delve into the essential aftercare steps for permanent makeup tattooing so that you can enjoy long-lasting and stunning results.
As always, your safety and satisfaction are our main focus. We encourage you to consider the following information carefully and get acquainted with aftercare before, during, and after deciding if permanent makeup is right for you.
A good PMU artist will always outline these key things to their clients, but we want to take a little extra care to ensure you’re well looked after.
1. Listen to Your Tattoo Artist About Permanent Makeup Aftercare
First and foremost, remember that your tattoo artist is a professional with expertise in permanent makeup. They should provide you with detailed aftercare instructions tailored to your specific procedure and skin type. These instructions will include information on cleansing, moisturizing, and avoiding certain activities during the healing process. Following their advice diligently will help prevent infections and promote better colour retention.
2. Keep the Area Clean
During the initial healing phase, keeping the treated area clean is vital to minimize the risk of infection. Gently wipe the tattooed area using lukewarm water and a clean cotton pad, and avoid scrubbing or rubbing the area too vigorously.
3. Avoid Touching or Picking
As tempting as it may be to touch or pick at the scabs that form during the healing process, resist the urge. Touching the area with dirty hands or picking at scabs can introduce bacteria and may lead to infections or scarring. Let the scabs fall off naturally.
4. Apply Recommended Ointments or Creams
Your tattoo artist may recommend a specific ointment or cream to apply to the tattooed area during healing. These products help keep the skin moisturized and promote healing. They will be provided for specific services. Some aftercare requires a dry heal. Follow the application instructions provided and refrain from using any products not approved by your tattoo artist.
5. Protect from Sun Exposure
Sun exposure can cause the pigment to fade prematurely, so shielding the treated area from direct sunlight during the healing process is essential. If you must go outside, wear a wide-brimmed hat or use a physical sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher to protect the tattooed area.
6. Avoid Sweating and Water Immersion
While your tattoo heals, avoid excessive sweating and submerging the treated area in water, such as in swimming pools, hot tubs, or saunas. Sweat and water can disrupt the healing process and affect colour retention.
7. Be Patient
The healing process for permanent makeup tattooing varies from person to person and depends on the procedure's complexity and your skin's individual characteristics. Typically, it takes about two to four weeks for the treated area to heal fully and for the colour to settle into its final shade. Be patient and refrain from assessing the final results until the healing process is complete.
8. Attend Follow-Up Appointments
Most tattoo artists offer a follow-up appointment after the initial procedure. This appointment allows them to assess the healing progress and make any necessary touch-ups. Attend this appointment to ensure your permanent makeup looks its best.
9. Long-Term Maintenance
After your tattoo has healed, taking care of your permanent makeup is relatively simple. However, there are a few tips to help maintain your results over time:
Apply sunscreen regularly to protect the tattooed area from UV damage.
Avoid using harsh exfoliants or chemical peels directly on the tattooed area, as they can cause premature fading.
Inform healthcare professionals about your permanent makeup during medical procedures (e.g., MRI scans) to prevent any complications.
Proper aftercare treatment is vital for the success of your permanent makeup tattooing procedure. Following your tattoo artist's instructions and taking necessary precautions can ensure a smooth healing process and enjoy beautiful, long-lasting results. Remember that everyone's skin heals differently, so be patient and give your body the time it needs to showcase your stunning new look. With proper care, your permanent makeup will greatly enhance your natural beauty.