Proper care following your procedure is important and required to achieve optimum results. Keep in mind that some intensity of color will be lost, and/or the color may heal unevenly. This is normal for some procedures, especially after the initial application. This is the reason for the follow up appointment, to fill in any light areas, to go a little darker or thicker if desired, and to adjust shape or color if needed. Please read and follow the directions provided.
1. Wash your hands before touching any treated area.
2. Cool packs (not frozen) may be used to help reduce swelling. Dampen paper towels or cotton pads with filtered/bottled water and place in fridge for 30 minutes....10 minutes on and 10 minutes off. Cooling the area is most beneficial the first 24 hours. Sleeping slightly elevated may also help in the reduction of swelling.
3. Blotting your procedure. We have created a wound and all wounds weep body fluid (some will weep more and for a longer period than others). Blotting off these fluids and excess pigment is critical to a good result and optimum color retention. If these fluids are allowed to remain on the tattooed area and accumulate, you will get heavier scabbing. Heavy scabbing can pull out the pigment which will result in light spots ad unevenness of color. Dampen a paper towel with bottles or filtered water...may use sterile water as well. Blot your new procedure every 15 minutes upon leaving Frangipani Beauty Bar. Continue until weeping has subsided The following three days please blot the area periodically throughout the day. If you have eyebrow hair please make sure you are getting beyond the hair and actually blotting the tattooed skin. This can be a tender area to blot but it is important that you do.
4. Washing your procedure. Use a mild cleanser on and around the procedure area. DO NOT use any cleansing products containing acids (glycolic, lactic, or AHA), or ay exfoliates. Dial soap, Cataphyll, and neutrogena are all good choices. Use a very light touch cleansing your procedure twice a day. Make sure you rinse off all cleanser. Pat dry. Wait 15 minutes before applying ointment after getting the procedure wet. Never put ointment on a wet or damp tattoo. Showering-Do not take exceptionally hot showers and keep bathroom doors open as to not cause a steam effect. Keep your face/procedure out of the water while you do your other shower routines first. At the very end of your shower wash your hair and rinse back away from your face. Wash your face either avoiding the procedure area or over the procedures area with a very light touch. Do not let the shower spray hit you directly in the face. So your face/procedure will only be getting wet at the very last end of the shower.
5. Ointment. ONLY USE THE OINTMENT I”VE RECOMMENDED. No ointment for the first 24 hours. Apply a thin, light coat of ointment 3 or 4 times a day for the remaining of the healing process (6-7 days). Always blot off any other prior ointment and area before applying a new layer of ointment. Although it is important to use ointment, using it excessively can starve the skin of air and can result in pigment loss during the healing period. So use but use sparingly, just enough to moisten. ALLERGIC REACTION IS EXTREMELY RARE BUT POSSIBLE. IF YOU NOTICE ANY BUMPS OR RASH OR THINK YOU MAY BE HAVING A REACTION….STOP USING THE OINTMENT IMMEDIATELY, CLEANSE AREA AND CALL THE STUDIO.
6. Absolutely no pet grooming, gardening, dusting, or anything that causes dust, dirt and dander for a minimum of 72 hours. Waiting 5 full days is best. NO EXERCISING FOR 10 DAYS...NO EXCEPTIONS. DO NOT DO ANY ACTIVITY THAT CAUSES SWEAT IN THE AREA OF THE PROCEDURE OR YOUR FACE TO HEAT UP AND TURN RED. ABSOLUTELY NO BEACH ACTIVITIES-STAY OUT OF THE SUN. KEEP IT PROTECTED AND KEEP IT CLEAN. TLC FOR YOUR NEW PROCEDURE.
7. During your healing process DO NOT expose your new procedures to chemicals, hot tubs, saunas, direct shower spray, hot water, salt water, chlorinated pools, lakes or ponds. Direct sun exposure and tanning beds should be avoided indefinitely without sun block...both are counter-productive to the cosmetic procedure.
8. Absolutely no topical makeup on the healing procedure for a minimum of 5 days. Topical makeup is bacterial and your new procedure needs adequate time to heal to avoid irritation and/or infection. You may apply your makeup around the new procedure area but avoid applying ON the healing areas. No tweezing, waxing, or dyeing the the brows for 10 full days. NO FACIALS OR PEELS FOR 2 WEEKS.
9. Some tenderness, puffiness (even bruising), redness, and itching is quite normal for the tattoo healing process. DO NOT PICK, PEEL, OR SCRATCH the treated area as this could result in your color healing unevenly as well as risk scarring and infection.
10. Lastly...relax. Don't worry about a thing. It's just a tattoo that will lighten, soften, and heal in a matter of days. Do exactly as i have advised and all heals well. Complications are extremely rare.
Cautions: if the skin around the eyebrows becomes red or inflamed or breaks out in a heat like rash (small pimples/bumps), PLEASE CALL IMMEDIATELY (904) 551-5926 or email photos to firstname.lastname@example.org and a technician will make note of the reaction and follow up to ensure this is not a more serious situation.