Pre-care instructions MUST BE STRICTLY FOLLOWED to limit bleeding and skin sensitivities during the service. Excessive bleeding during the procedure will dilute and push out the pigment and lead to poor results.
Eyeliner After Care
Swelling and redness is to be expected immediately after the procedure as the skin is very thin in this area. (It will be similar to having a good cry.) Itching is also normal. You will be more swollen in the morning. Propping yourself up while sleeping for the first couple nights will help keep the swelling down. Use a clean pillowcase each night for the first 5 days.
The treated area may experience the following symptoms for 1 to 10 days after the procedure, which are all common and will dissipate in a short period of time.
~Dryness and Itching
Clean: Clean your eyes every morning and evening. All cleansing should be done with clean fingers and a gentle soap like Cetaphil. Rinse well by cupping hands and thoroughly wetting the area. When you shower be sure to face away from the flow of water, and make sure the water isn't hot.
Dry: Blot and allow area to air dry at least 5 minutes before applying ointment.
Ointment: Apply ointment sparingly 2 to 3 times a day if needed. Use a Q-tip or finger to apply a grain size amount in a gentle dabbing motion as not to disrupt any scabs. This will keep the area moist and accelerates the healing. If scabs form, keep ointment on them at all times. DO NOT RUB THE AREA IN ANY WAY.
Eyes may be swollen, especially in the morning. Perhaps even a little pink and crusty upon waking. The swelling will reduce after waking up and being in an upright position. Avoid heavy lifting, physical exertion, eye drops, and crying.
The top layer of skin will begin to flake off in little lines, although some people do not notice the exfoliation. DO NOT PICK THEM, you will pull pigment out and end up with uneven color. It is so very important to not pick or rub the eyes.
All shedding should be complete. You are safe to shower facing the shower head. During this time, the pigment may appear to have vanished, this is a normal part of the healing process, and the pigment will re-emerge.
What you see now is very close to the healed result. You will have some fading. That is what the touch up is for in 4-6 weeks.
When showering make sure you wash your hair with your head tilted backwards to avoid shampoo and conditioner from getting into the treated areas. You may apply ointment to protect the eyeliner. Do not face the shower head because of the water pressure.
The following must be avoided:
WHAT TO EXPECT BEFORE THE TOUCH UP:
After the healing process your eyeliner will appear lighter in color because of natural skin regeneration. Often, even with proper care, some areas may look uneven or patchy. It is normal because your natural skin regeneration is not a process that your artist can control. That's why a touch up is recommended around 6-8 weeks from the initial session, to assure that your eyeliner is perfectly even and the desired effect was achieved. Healed results vary per individual client.
If during the healing process you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to call or text Sherry at 330-760-2891.