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Pre & Post Treatment Advice and Procedures

Pre-Treatment Advice and Procedures:

  • Since delicate skin / sensitive areas may swell or redden slightly, it is advised that you don’t make any social plans or schedule important meetings for the same day. Lip liner may appear crusty for up to one week.


  • Please wear your normal make-up to the treatment so I can see exactly how you’d like it applied. If you are having lips or brows done, please bring your favourite pencils.


  • If unwanted hair is normally removed in the area to be treated (waxing, threading or tweezing), the hair should be removed at least 24 hours prior to the treatment. Electrolysis should be done 5 days or more before the treatment. You can resume normal hair removal methods a week after the treatment.


  • If you are having the eyeliner procedure done, as a safety precaution in case of watering and swelling, I recommend that you have someone available who can drive you home if you so decide particularly for long distances.


  • If you are having a lip procedure done and have had previous problems with cold sores, fever blisters or mouth ulcers, the procedure is likely to re-activate the problem. You can obtain a script for a 5 day course of an antibiotic called Lovire that can be taken 2 days prior to the treatment and 3 days after, alternatively, a herbal supplement named L-Lysine that should be taken daily.


  • If you are allergy prone it is recommended to do an allergy test 3 days prior to treatment. However, it is very rare to develop an allergic reaction to Premier Pigments as the inks are hypo-allergenic.


  • Do not drink coffee on the day of the treatment and avoid alcohol for a few days prior to the treatment as these may lessen the strength of the anaesthetics.


  • You may take 2 Genpain / Myprodol tablets directly after the treatment to make the recovery more comfortable once the anaesthics wear off.


  • Do not use Asprin or Ibuprofen for 7 days prior to your treatment. If this is not possible then do not take the tablet on the day of the treatment.


  • If you have any laser treatment done after the permanent make-up, at any time, make sure the permanent make-up areas are covered with toothpaste or a sunscreen containing zinc oxide.



Post Treatment Advice

  • Once home after the treatment apply ice to the area for 10-30 minutes. Ice helps reduce the swelling and aids in healing.


  • Do not expose the treated area to the sun for 14 days.


For 3-5 days following the treatment:


  • You may apply make-up over the treated area after 8 hours.

  • Use absolutely no cleansing creams or chemicals. Gently cleanse the treated area with a mild antibacterial soap diluted with water using cotton wool. You may rinse with water and pat dry.

  • Absolutely no scrubbing. Do not pick at the pigment scab that develops, allow it to flake off on its own.

  • Do not soak the treated area in the bath, swimming pool, sauna or jacuzzi.

  • Care should be taken when swimming in fresh, chlorinated or salt pools.

  • Do not expose the treated area to the full pressure of the water in the shower.

  • Apply antibiotic ointment / accelerator cream (accelerator cream for lips only) to the treated area daily. This is particularly important after cleansing and before bedtime. Use at least twice a day.


  • Do not use Bacitracin for more than 3 days.


  • Failure to follow the post procedure treatment instructions may result in loss of pigment, discolouration or infection.


  • Remember, colours appear brighter and more sharply defined immediately following the treatment. As the healing progresses, colours will soften. Make-up may be used to tone down the colours until this time.


  • If necessary, an appointment for a touch-up treatment may be made 6-8 weeks following the initial procedure. It is important to allow for adequate healing before doing another treatment.


  • Our pigments are the only known pigments worldwide that have no Iron oxides in the pigments.


  • Iron oxide draws into the bloodstream causing the colours to fade and change colour, usually to blue, pink or grey.


  • If you are having laser treatments done please cover the permanent make-up area with toothpaste or a sunblock containing zinc oxide.

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