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6 Tips For a Successful Permanent Makeup Recovery

Are you considering a permanent makeup treatment? Whether it’s for your lips, brows, or eyeliner, here are some tips on how to take care of your skin following your procedure for the best results.

Permanent makeup is gaining popularity amongst both male and female patients, as it can be used to safely and dramatically enhance facial features or even disguise/eliminate the appearance of scars or pigmentation.

Permanent makeup treatments are often ideal for patients who have:

  • Physical limitations (such as vision loss) that make it hard to apply makeup
  • Allergies to traditional cosmetics
  • Active lifestyles
  • Sparse or faint eyebrows
  • Scars, stretch marks, or birthmarks they want to hide
  • A need for areola repigmentation after breast reconstruction

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Permanent Makeup: The Healing Process

The healing process is a very important part of your permanent makeup procedure. It differs from patient to patient and the time it takes is based on several factors. To help you recover as quickly and safely as possible, here are some of the things you should understand about a permanent makeup treatment healing period:

10 Factors That Affect Your Healing Time

A permanent makeup tattoo is effectively a deep flesh wound, and it will heal in much the same way. This means that there are some factors that will determine the speed, time, and effectiveness of your healing period, including:

  1. Age: As with all types of skin trauma, older and looser skin will take longer than younger skin to heal and regenerate.
  2. Skin Type: Scarring tends to affect different skin types based on collagen production. In general, darker skin is more susceptible to raised keloid scars, while lighter skin may take on a more sunken or pitted appearance.
  3. Blood Circulation: Good blood circulation facilitates healthy, fresh blood flow through the wounded area, which will considerably speed up your healing time.
  4. How easily you bruise or swell: Although many patients do not experience much swelling or bruising following their treatment, there are some individuals who are extremely prone to bruising, which can extend their healing time.
  5. Diet: During your recovery period, following a healthy diet that contains lots of power foods (such as protein, zinc, and vitamins A and C) will promote healing.
  6. Stress: Stress has been shown to deregulate the immune system, which in turn will cause a substantial delay in wound healing, so make sure you are relaxed and looked after following your procedure.
  7. Smoking: Not only does smoking cause a delay in wound healing, but it also results in an increased risk of complications such as infection, leakage, and sometimes even necrosis.
  8. Level of physical activity: While easy activity, such as light walking, is good for blood circulation, strenuous exercise can cause an increased risk of abrasion and the sensitive areas to stretch, delaying healing.
  9. Exposure to sunlight: After your treatment, you should avoid the sun. This is because excessive sun exposure can cause inflammation, reddening, or blistering, potentially leading to scarring and infection in the treatment area.
  10. Certain medications: There are some medications that may interfere with your platelet function and ability to form clots, significantly affecting healing, so make sure to talk to your doctor before undergoing a permanent makeup procedure.

Permanent Makeup: Tips For Post Treatment Care

Typically, the healing time for any permanent makeup treatment is 7-10 days. Whatever your age, skin type, or lifestyle, here are some things you can do to protect your skin following your procedure:

  • Avoid picking your scars, as this will cause scarring. Let the scabbing naturally exfoliate off.
  • Avoid makeup, skin care products, and sunblock on the treated area for at least 2 weeks.
  • Try to avoid direct sun exposure for at least one month following your treatment.
  • Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 14 days to protect the treatment area.
  • Avoid skin treatments such as Botox for at least 1 month following your treatment.
  • Avoid excessive sweating (from work or exercise) during your healing period.

Don’t Forget: Some bruising and swelling is normal for all permanent makeup procedures. Apply an ice pack to reduce any discomfort. In addition, you may experience some temporary itchiness, dryness, or dry skin in the treatment area.

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To find out more about the costs and benefits of our permanent makeup procedures, and how our skin specialists can help you achieve the safest and most satisfactory results, contact our Kelowna skin clinic at 250-868-9290 or fill in our online contact form.

Donna McAteer

Donna McAteer

Donna is the general manager and has been with the Okana­gan Skin Care Cen­tre for over 14 years. She is a certified Es­theti­cian and previous business owner with over 20 years enjoying the skin care industry. Her passion for knowledge, integral client care and maintaining a syn­er­gis­tic team that represents professional excellence in skin care remains her focus.

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