Aftercare is very important for a good result. Read carefully. Colour will be lost or patchy with any procedure if after care is not followed. Follow instructions carefully as this greatly affects the outcome of your lip blush tattoo
Use clean Q-tips to apply Antibiotic Ointment (Bacitracin Zinc, or Polysporin) 3 times daily for 3 days. If you have allergic reaction to the antibiotic ointment, i.e. redness, rash and swelling, stop using it and see your doctor immediately.
Avoid eating spicy and salty food. Use straw to drink for the first a few days. Salt can remove the pigments and cause colour lost.
Keep the area CLEAN. Use sodium chloride soaked cotton balls to gently wipe away excess fluid and pigment.
Keep the area MOISTURIZED. Use Aftercare as an after care anti-oxidant. Gently apply every hour or two or when you feel tender, itchy or dry for 10–14 days.
This provides pain relief, moisturizes, prevents infection, promotes healing and helps retain colour. (If you do not have Bacitracin Zinc, or Polysporin use Vaseline or Vitamin A & D ointment instead).
Avoid soaps/facial cleansers on pigmented areas (wash around them) pat dry with a clean towel.
Before showering, use Aftercare first and apply Vaseline on top. Do not directly shower the treated area.
Before sleeping, use Aftercare as well as a thick layer of Vaseline or A&D Ointment on top to keep the area moisturized overnight.
DO NOT rub, scratch or pick any crust along the tattooed area. Early removal of pigment crusts may result in lost colour.
DO NOT apply makeup on the pigmented area during the healing process.
Avoid swimming, soaking, steam bath and facials for the 1 st week.
Avoid applying Exfoliates or AHA/glycolic acid products to the tattooed area for at least 2 weeks.
Avoid sun exposure (including tanning beds) during healing process.
If you have a history of cold sores/fever blisters/herpes on or around your lips, you MUST obtain prescription ZOVIROX/VALTREX from your doctor. Start prescription 3 days before and 5 days after procedure (or follow the doctor’s instruction). Failure to take this anti-viral medication may result in an outbreak which will cause color lost and patchy
LONG TERM CARE
Use a good sunscreen daily with SPF 30 up to SPF 50 on tattooed area otherwise the colour will fade faster.
Our pigment is iron-oxide based which your body absorbs as mineral irons, so the color will fade over time. You may need a touch-up every 1- 3 years. The fading speed depends on your skin type.
If you are planning a chemical peel, MRI or other medical procedure, please tell them that you have had an iron-oxide cosmetic tattoo
If you are planning to have laser treatment, tell your laser specialist to avoid the pigmented area. Laser may cause pigment to turn black.