The BodyBarn offers aftercare advice for all our treatments where appropriate.
Your experience with us doesn’t end when you leave us, we can further support you with homecare products and advice. Below is also advice to prepare for your treatment. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to call one of our team members.
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• Avoid drinking coffee, taking ibuprofen, aspirin (unless medically advised) alcohol the night before your treatment.
• You will not be able to apply make up for 24 hours after your treatment. It is strongly recommended to use new products to avoid bacterial contamination.
• Ideally, you should not visit the gym, sauna, jacuzzi or swim for 24 hours after the procedure.
• Any tweezing, waxing, facial hair tinting or eyelash tinting/curling should be done 48 hours prior to treatment and one week post procedure.
• Eyeliner: Eyelash extensions and contact lenses should be removed prior to arriving at the clinic.
• Lips: If you are prone to cold sores it is highly likely you will have an outbreak. Take necessary precautions to avoid.
ON THE DAY OF YOUR TREATMENT
• You must be in good health on the day of your treatment.
• Please eat before you visit the clinic. This will help with your blood sugar levels.
• You will be required to fill in Consent and Treatment forms and will have your photograph taken before and after the procedure. These will be stored securely by your technician.
• Aftercare is key. If you can keep the area clean and do not pick the area, your procedures will heal quickly and look beautiful.
• You may notice whiteness or blanching around the area; this is quite normal and will subside in a few hours. Do not allow water to go directly onto the treated area. If it dies, please blot dry with clean gauze – DO NOT WIPE.
• The area may still be numb and be slightly swollen. The numbing will subside within a couple of hours. The swelling should subside within two days.
• In some cases there may be bruising. This should last no longer than one week. If the area weeps, you can gently blot the area with tissue to remove the moisture. Take care not to rub.
• Eyebrows and eyeliner should dry heal.
• If you are given some aftercare ointment for lip procedures, use sparingly. Apply 1-3 times a day with clean hands and a clean cotton bud. If your lips feel dry, apply more frequently but do not over use. Over use may affect pigment retention.
• DO NOT PICK OR PULL AT THE AREA – it may cause infections or pigment loss.
Your treatment will follow these healing phases:
• HEAL: as soon as your procedure is finished, your body will start to heal. The skin will close and you may see a thin scab which protects the area whilst healing.
• PEEL: after a few days the scab will fall away and you will see pigment.
• FADE: you will see a lighter hue of implanted colour. This colour will change over 4-6 weeks. In some cases, healed lip colour will not be seen for up to 3 months. In some cases eyeliner can disappear entirely during this phase.
This is a two stage procedure… Visit one is the ‘Base Coat’… Visit two ‘perfects’
• You procedure may not be complete until you have had both treatments.
• Your second visit can be booked after 4 weeks and before 3 months. If you leave it after 3 months it is deemed a re-touch and you may be charged accordingly.
TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR PROCEDURE LOOKING BEAUTIFUL
• Consider using a waterproof, total sunblock. Sun exposure will fade your procedure and the colour may change.
• Strong chemical or glycolic/acid peels of any kind may cause pigment to lighten.
• Keep your procedure looking its best. Book a colour boost procedure 12-18 months following the second visit.
The Red Cross have suggested that you do NOT give blood for 6 months.
This procedure shows up as an artefact on the scan. Some clients may experience a tingling sensation. Please notify the radiologist.
Dermal fillers can alter the shape of the eyebrows or the lips.
Laser hair removal, particularly around the lip area (cleft patients) can cause colour change – it is important to advice laser technicians that you have had a micropigmentation procedure as this cannot be rectified with another micropigmentation procedure.
To keep your micropigmentation looking its best it is recommended that you have a colour boost procedure every 12-18 months.
If you have any queries or feel your procedure is not healing as explained please call us on 01264 810004 immediately.
|Important Aftercare Instructions|
Correct aftercare is vital to achieve the best results from the treatment and to help avoid scarring or post treatment complications, including the risk of serious infection.
If a dressing is applied it should be loosely fitted and breathable. Do not leave any dressing in prolonged contact with the treated area, (max 6hrs). If the dressing becomes stuck carefully cut around stuck sections and remove as much dressing as possible. Do not force off. The treated area should be allowed to air dry, avoid using dressings if possible. If used remove whenever possible. Avoid treated area rubbing on clothing or other surfaces which may irritate the area.
A thick and tough protective crust will form on the treated area, the crust must be kept dry at all times. When bathing ensure the crust is well protected from water contact and avoid getting it wet or damp. Avoid heavy work-outs or excess sweating which may also dampen the crust and lead to infection.
Due to the design and function of the remover the crust keys into the skin extremely hard, do not pick off or attempt to forcibly remove the crust, this will destroy the newly constituting skin and is liable to cause scarring. Allow the crust to naturally peel away 10-14 days. When the crust begins to lift it may be necessary to cut away the lifting parts off to prevent stuck areas being torn off. In case of the treated area itching, tap the area lightly to relieve, do not scratch.
|Below the waist|
|If the treated area is below the waist, healing may be longer and weeping may be greater due to higher fluid pressures in the lower body. Elevate the area whenever possible to help the healing process.|
Untreated or prolonged infections can do a lot of damage to the healing area and may lead to prolonged healing times and permanent scarring. Untreated or incorrectly treated infections may become potentially serious and could require emergency medical attention. If there are any signs of infection contact your GP immediately.
If the crust fails to dry becomes damp or wet of it’s own accord, begins to weep any fluid after 12-24 hours of treatment or after the crust comes away the skin continues to weep any fluids or is discoloured (some redness is normal) or has been subject to cracking, picking, impact or abrasion / irritation it is possible that some infection has occurred. In case of infection, consult with your GP to obtain oral anti-biotic tablets as soon as possible. Do not allow medical staff to forcibly remove the crust this will cause excessive trauma to the skin and will result in scarring. The area can be also be dried and sterilised with 2-3% hydrogen peroxide available from some pharmacies. Apply the hydrogen peroxide sparingly only to the affected area at the edges of the crust only, do not apply over the crust itself.
Allergic reactions to the tattoo remover are very uncommon, however allergic reactions can occur with topical anaesthetics if used, aftercare products or balms or even dressings and adhesives. It is recommended all products utilised in the removal process are patch tested prior to use however you may have elected to not have the patch testing performed. Test aftercare products on an untreated area before use.
Allergic reactions will become apparent within a very short time following contact with the irritant product (20 minutes to a few hours, if beyond this time such as days then it is more likely the area has become infected).
|Once the crust has come away|
Once the crust comes away the treated area may be red, raised, dipped or have a pink halo effect around it. These are quite normal effects. The area will slowly return to normal skin over a period of months and these effects should diminish. Use Rejuvi soothing H cream to help the skin healing process and to help prevent scar tissue formation. Should the tattoo require further treatments it is recommended that they are spaced at 8-12 week intervals.
The treated area can be more sensitive to sun exposure for some months after treatment. Use a good sun block and expose the area gradually to the sun avoiding prolonged exposure or exposure to strong UV lights such as sun beds. Once fully healed the area should still tan as normal.
In the case of any problems of difficulties or if you are unsure about any aspects of the aftercare please consult your technician.