301 W. Heritage, Ste.1,2 &4 Tyler, TX 75703
301 W. Heritage, Ste.1,2 &4 Tyler, TX 75703
Aftercare is one of the most important steps of your Permanent Makeup journey. Following these steps is imperative to proper healing and color retention. We have designed our aftercare procedures to help ensure the best possible outcome and avoid the need for follow up sessions. By far the most common reason for follow ups is improper aftercare. We are very proud to say, only about 20% of our clients need follow up work. While we strive to provide the best results in a single session, follow up sessions are sometimes necessary, or desired by the client. In these cases, we are more than happy to schedule a second session for additions and adjustments. If you feel that you need any additional work once your PMU has healed, feel free to reach out to us and we will schedule you follow up.
You will be sent home with a written copy of aftercare instructions, as well as your aftercare ointment(s), but feel free to use this page as needed to prepare for your service, or in the event your aftercare brochure is lost. You may also reach out to us and we would be happy to provide a new copy of the aftercare brochure.
Each service has a slightly different healing timeline and aftercare procedures, so we have listed them separately. Simply scroll down to the section regarding the service you are interested in to learn about the necessary aftercare procedures.
Eyebrows tend to have the most mild healing process. The swelling is minimal, if present at all, and redness is usually mild and fades within 12 hours of your appointment. Outer healing for the brows usually takes about 7-10 days. The biggest complaint associated with the healing process for brows is usually itching, and we will provide you with an ointment to help reduce itching and dryness. This ointment will help to seal in color and protect the brows form moisture during the healing. We generally boil the care procedures down to 4 simple rules:
Additional reasons you might need a follow up:
Excessive sweating is a common cause for lightness in the brows. Certain skincare products, such as exfoliants and retinols can prevent you from retaining your color if you use them before the brows are healed. If you sleep on your side or your belly, you may rub the brows against your pillow when you sleep, which can cause lightness in the tails of the brows. Oily skin sometimes has more issues retaining color. This is not always the case, but can be a contributing factor. Age and health play a considerable role, as well. As you accrue years, the healing process can slow down, and your brows may take a couple of extra days to heal, which means more time for interference and mishaps. Some medical conditions can also interfere with healing such as: diabetes, inflammatory skin conditions, and immunodeficiency which can slow the healing process.
Additional information about your healing process:
Please be aware that it will take 4-6 weeks for your brows to heal completely. The first 7-10 days are what we call Outer Healing, or Primary Healing. This is the time it takes for your skin to heal and form a seal again. Once this has happened, you will still have a Secondary healing phase. During this time, lower layers of skin will rejuvenate. You may find that the brows are a little bit sensitive to pressure or friction such as rubbing your eyes. Be gentle during this time as the skin heals, it will go back to normal soon. Pigment is implanted with a needle into the skin, so it is normal that it will take some time to heal. It is also normal to have some anxiety while your brows are healing. The color will appear dark, and for some people it can be a huge change to your appearance. We are always here for your during the healing process. If you come across a source of concern, or if you just want to call and ask some questions, feel free to reach out. You can call us, text us, or message us on facebook. You can even send us photos if you feel the need to! We are more than happy to assist you during the healing to make sure everything is going smoothly.
Eyeliner tends to heal the most quickly of all permanent cosmetics, usually the outer healing is over in just 3-5 days. Eyeliner tends to swell a little, and redness is to be expected for the first couple of days. Some people also notice that their eyes are a little bit dry for a day or two afterwards. You are more than welcome to use over the counter eyedrops to help with the dryness if necessary. You may also feel the need to use ice packs to soothe swelling the first night or following morning after the eyeliner is done. To use an ice pack, simply fill a ziploc bag with ice or frozen peas, and wrap it in a paper towel. You can use this as a compress for up to 15 minutes at a time. Similar to the eyebrows, you'll be provided with an ointment to help moisturize the eyeliner as it heals. The rules for the eyeliner are much the same as for the brows.
Healing timeline for eyeliner:
Additional Healing Information:
Though the outer healing takes only 3-5 days, inner healing takes a little more time. The eyelids may be tender or sensitive to pressure or friction for a couple of weeks. Full healing for eyeliner takes place in 4 weeks, and that is the soonest we can schedule a follow up to reduce risk of complication, but as soon as the outer healing is done, you can call to have your follow up scheduled if you need one. We will simply book it for a time within your follow up window.