Proper aftercare is a very important aspect of the long term success, effectiveness, health, and overall satisfaction with your new cosmetic eyebrow tattoo. It is very important to follow the instructions given in order to achieve the best possible results from your semi-permanent makeup procedure. Included here is the aftercare instructions that will help limit any infection or problems, and assure healthy and successful healing as quickly as possible.
Aftercare Immediately After Your Procedure
Immediately after your cosmetic eyebrow tattoo procedure, you will feel slight tingling and tenderness, and probably a bit of swelling in the tattoo area. This is because the numbing cream/anaesthetic used on your brows before applying the tattoo, will start to wear off and the newly exposed wound will begin the process of healing immediately.
It is likely that you will experience some skin sensitivity, redness and swelling for about 1-2 days. DO NOT USE ANY OTHER PRODUCTS ON THE TATTOO AREA FOR 10 DAYS! No soaps, cleaners, makeup or creams other than the aftercare cream provided. Make sure you give the eyebrows approximately two weeks to heal and set. Limit any physical activity (like swimming or saunas) or exposure to direct sunlight that might cause premature fading. All tattoos carry the inherent risk of infection and/or allergic reaction. If pain or tenderness persists for longer than a few days, consult your doctor and CPCP immediately.
You will receive Protat aftercare cream. This is recommended you apply it on the tattoo area 5 times a day for up to 10 days. This will help prevent infection and keep the brows from drying out for fast and effective healing.
Swelling and/or Bruising
Swelling, redness, skin sensitivity, and some minor bruising are normal side effects to the eyebrow tattoo procedure but they shouldn’t last longer than a day or two. How easily a person swells and bruises depends on factors such as their age, skin type, and circulation.
Please note: The ink from a fresh tattoo will most likely appear slightly darker and much thicker than expected, while others might seem bright (eg. blondes and browns), so don’t be alarmed. This is normal and usually after a week or so the top layer starts to scab and slough off in certain places. This process is called shedding. Comparatively, these sections may appear extremely light next to the non-shredded segments. This pigment will eventually soften and settle into the appropriate shade when shedding is complete. In total, it should take about two weeks for your new eyebrow tattoos to shed completely and appear natural.