Reapply ointment as needed only when eyebrows feel dry or when skin feels tight. The amount should be about the size of a rice grain. Too much ointment will cause the scab to lift prematurely and affect the healing process as well as color retention.
You can but try your best to avoid long, steamy showers. Do not get your lips soaking wet, especially with hot water, for the next 10 days in the shower.
Do not use Vaseline. Vaseline or 100% petroleum as it suffocates the skin and does not promote proper healing for the skin. We recommend Aquaphor.
Stay away from facials for at least 4 weeks. Do not use chemical/physical exfoliants/microdermabrasion & retinol on your lips. This includes AHA (glycolic acid, lactic acid..) & BHA (salicylic acid). This will cause the pigment to fade.
Avoid excessive sweating for the next 10 days. This includes working out, saunas & steam rooms. The salt in sweat can pull pigment out from the skin & result in uneven healing/uneven color retention.
Do not peel, pick, scratch, or rub the scabs. Peeling the scabs can result in uneven healing, uneven color retention, and scarring.
Yes, everyone heals differently. The healing stages listed above are for reference only. Not everyone will go through the same healing stages as healing varies due to many factors such as age, skin type, immune system, aftercare etc.
Do not apply any cosmetics/makeup onto your lips for at least 10 days. Try to avoid applying cosmetics around the area to keep it as clean as possible for at least 10 days.
Yes, your lips will look irregular and uneven as they begin to heal. This is why a touch-up is recommended no later than 4-8 weeks from your initial appointment. At your touch-up appointment we will be able to put the color back and make modifications as needed.
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