Day 1: Blot lymph fluid from brows every hour with clean paper towel. Avoid any products on or around your brows within 24 hours of your procedure. After 24 hours you may clean your brows with antibacterial soap. Gently swipe, do not rub back & forth. Apply a minimal amount of aquafore ointment at night with a clean Q-Tip using a tapping motion.
Day 2-10: Wash brows with unscented antibacterial soap twice a day (morning & night) and apply a MINIMAL amount of aftercare ointment as needed.
Intensified color and swelling are part of the initial stages of healing. Be patient. Do not freak out!
• For the first 24 hours blot lips with a wet cotton pad. Apply Aquafore after lips air dry. This is to keep the lips clean and remove any body fluids that have surfaced and prevent the fluids from forming scabs.
• It is normal to feel a slight burn in your lips for the first 24 hours.
• Apply Aquafore on your lips daily, reapplying when lips feel dry.
• Minimal scabbing and/or flaking may take place from day 2-7.
• Refrain from removing the scabs/flakes as you may run the risk of removing pigment in the process.
• The color intensity should regress within 3-4 days.
The immediate results look nothing like when the lips are healed. Once healed, the color fades approximately 30-50% and also blends in with the natural lip color. Your lips will appear larger than usual the following morning and that’s normal due to swelling. After 4 weeks, the lips should be fully healed to completion, but we suggest a touch-up appointment around 6 weeks in the event you want to alter the shape of the blush, or to fill in areas that may have rejected pigment.
Things to note: This procedure can trigger cold sores if you are a carrier of this virus. To prevent cold sores from flaring up it is recommended to go to your doctor and get Zovirax or another antiviral medication prescribed to take 5 days prior to the procedure, the day of, and 5 days after. Note that a cold sore outbreak can alter the healed results of the tattoo.
1. Avoid hot, spicy, and salty foods as it may cause added irritation.
2. Avoid large bodies of water, direct sun exposure, teeth whitening, rubbing and smoking as these may lead to loss of pigment.
3. Avoid working out for the first two weeks as sweat can push out pigment.
4. Placing cosmetic products on unhealed lips is heavily discouraged.
5. Texture is normal and is often experienced in the first few days of healing, do not pick or scratch as it may lead to loss of pigment and/or scarring. Allow the scabs to fall off naturally.