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Semi-Permanent Make-Up After Care


Make sure to follow these instructions carefully to ensure the best possible result for your Semi-Permanent Make-up procedure.

After your procedure you may experience some redness, swelling, tenderness and brusing, this is perfectly normal and will pass.

If you are concerned about the swelling, an ice pack may be applied to the area but it must be covered in a clean, dry cloth or cling film.


A clear lymph fluid may weep from the area for the first 24 hours, thereafter light crust will form over the area. You may gently dab the area if weeping does occur, please use a clean gauze or tissue and try to dab as little as possible.

The crust will crumble and flake off on its own after a few days. Do not pick, peel or scratch the area as it will cause the colour to fade unevenly and may cause an infection. Some itching is normal during this process, you may apply a little ointment to alleviate this.


Your colour will look dark and intense for about 1 week; it will lighten substantially as the crust flakes off. Your colour may fade by up to as much as 80% while healing, this is dependant on your individual skin type and cannot be predicited beforehand. 

The remaining 20% may be barely visible; this is a perfectly normal outcome.

In some cases the pigment may appear to have disappeared, but will re-emerge again after about 2 or 3 weeks. 


The pigment will be beneath your epidermal tissue so will not look as vibrant as traditional make-up applied on top of the skin.

You will require a follow up treatment 4-6 weeks after your first session. This touch up cannot be done before 4 weeks as the skin will not be sufficiently healed.

In some cases a third treatment may be necessary, espcially if a heavier make-up or liner is required or if your skin does not retain the pigment well.


It is important to apply a thin layer of the prescribed after care ointment 2-3 times a day, using a clean cotton bud, for 1 week. Please wash your hands before doing this. Apply to the lips or brows only, do not apply to the eyelid. Avoid touching the area except to apply the ointment, in order to avoid getting an infection. The more you touch the area the more bacteria you introduce to it and the slower your healing will be.


If you suspect you may have an infetion during the healing process, contact our reception team on 01732846655 and arrange a visit to your doctor as soon as possible.


It is important to avoid the followingfor 1 week

Sun beds or sun tanning; steam rooms or saunas; salt water or chlorinated swimming pools and jacuzzis; excessive exercise; chemical skin peels or exfoliants; direct shower spray; make-up, cleanser, cream or toner directly over the treated area; frequent use of eye drops if you have had an eyeliner procedure; lash/brow tinting, lash perming, brow waxing/threading/tweezing avoid for 2 weeks.

Once healed it is advisable to purchase a new lipstick or mascara and to clean your make-up applicators with a disinfectant liquid.


Long term frequent exposure to the sun even with sun protection, will cause your colour to fade prematurely or chnage shade. Skin peels, micro-dermabrasion, Retin A and glycolic acids if applied directly over your make-up, will cause it to fade prematurely and alter in colour. Use of Botox will alter that shape and placement of your brow make-up procedure.


It is important to have a touch up session within 9-12 months of your original treatmne to refresh your colour, as fading and colour changing will occur.


BLOOD DONATION: The Red Cross has suggested that you do not give blood for 12 months.

MRI/CAT SCANS: Some clients may experience a slight tingling sensation during the scan, please notify the radiologist beforehand.

INTENSE PULSED LIGHT/LASER: Please advise the IPL/Laser technician before you undergo either of these treatments, as it will cause the pigment to turn black if applied directly over it.

INJECTABLES (boxot or dermal fillers): These can alter the shape of your brow or lip line.


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