We advise you to please read the following information about the process before scheduling your appointment. The Before and After Care are key in ensuring your procedure is seamless and long-lasting.

BRAZILIAN STRETCH MARK & SCAR CAMOUFLAGE AFTERCARE

It is very important to follow the post-procedure care of camouflaging so that proper healing occurs. Camouflage is a tattoo, so during the recovery process it requires special care to encourage healing.

  1. Proper hygiene. Frequent cleaning prevents infections and it is important to use antiseptic soap before changing the plastic film and also before applying ointment in order to remove the product used on previous occasions. The washing can be done after the procedure and should be maintained while the skin forms a scab and the resemblance of a wound. This cleansing can be done during the bath. Do not rub the area or use scented soaps to clean the area, to prevent the incidence of allergies and help with the healing process.
  2. Correct use of the ointment. The use of the ointment is done immediately after the procedure, which must continue during home care. Aquaphor is the most indicated ointment because it helps with the healing process. Ointments and antibiotics are excellent and can be used, but it usually requires a prescription at the pharmacy. On the first week, the ideal treatment is to apply the ointment three times a day, especially at night, before going to sleep. Its use must continue during the first 20 days.
  3. Avoid all exposures to the sun. During the healing process, do not expose the camouflaged area to the sun for at least 60 days. The sun interferes with healing and with the fixation of the pigments, because the UV radiation reaches the dermis and causes an inflammatory processes that result in the re-absorption of pigments. It is recommended the use of sunblocks (sunscreens or UV wear). Avoid the beach and pool for 60 days (healing process), avoiding exposure to infections.
  4. Do not remove the scab at all times. In the first 7 days, there might be a thin scab, do not touch it. It might fall on it’s own, and it’s function is to protect against skin infections. This crust (set of inflammatory cells, red blood cells, plasma and fibrin mixed with epithelial wastes) is the pigment in excess, which did not go through phagocyte.
  5. Do not scratch the area of the tattoo. It is normal to want to scratch the area of the camouflaged area. Instead of scratching, give light pats on the area, it relieves without impairing healing. However, if the itching is very strong, the ideal is to seek dermatologist, because it may be an allergic reaction to the ink.
  6. Avoid fatty and spicy foods. Food intake interferes with the healing process, which may cause allergies. Among the fatty foods are: port meat, chocolate, mayonnaise, egg, and any type of fried food. Seasoning, spices and conservatives should also be avoided, among them are: Ketchup, snacks, cinnamon, pepper, salt, canned foods, sausages, and fast food. Avoid the mall in the first 30 days and in addition to these avoid fish and seafood.

Normal Evolution of the Procedure:

  • Redness with edema, there may be an appearance of some specks of blood.
  • Burning and itching, in the early days. Do not scratch the area.
  • When the edema is gone, redness might last up to 20 days.
  • When all redness has cleared the tattoo might become darker than the color of the skin, it is part of the healing process of the body because the ink comes in contact with the blood causing a chemical reaction to it which causes this dark color. There is no danger is staining, because the done of the ink used is always below the skin tone of the client.
  • The final result may occur between 30-60 days, to assess the need of touching up may be up to 60 days. In some cases it can take longer to heal, don’t panic.
  • Of course in the first 7 days, any excess pigment that was in phagocyte will be eliminated in the form of a crust (set of inflammatory cells, red blood cells, plasma and fibrin mixed with epithelial residues on the epidermal surface) leading to a clearing of 50% of pigmentation, often occurring a need for a touch up after the first application.

BB GLOW AFTERCARE

To maximize the procedure, it is important that you follow the procedures listed below prior to your scheduled visit.

  • There will be some discomfort and a warm sensation in the treated area for 24 hours following treatment.
  • Swelling and redness will occur and usually subsides after 48 hours. It is quite normal for mild sensitivity and redness after treatment.
  • The skin may resemble moderate sunburn, as the skin naturally heals the redness will resolve. The skin may remain red for three to four days after treatment, although it is usual for it to subside within two days and many people are able to return to their normal activities.
  • Do not use any perfume, perfumed cosmetics or skincare products, or any fragrance products, use only repair cream.
  • If you experience any adverse reactions that appear to be attributed to the use of the home care products, you must discontinue use of them.
  • Hands should be thoroughly washed or sanitized before touching the treated skin area or applying skincare products to the area, immediately after and in the first few days after the procedure.
  • Dryness and flakiness will occur and can possibly scab. This can last up for 7 days post-procedure.
  • The skin will look dry for a few days and we recommend the use of repair cream.
  • All facial skin procedures, excluding injection based treatments, should be avoided for 1 month after treatment.
  • Direct sun exposure and tanning bed use is strictly prohibited, sun protection of at lease SPF 50 must be used at all times even when there is overcast or it is raining. If you fail to protect your skin from sun exposure, you will be at risk of uneven pigmentation and sunburn.
  • Use of saunas and any heat treatments are not recommended for a period of at least 2 weeks after the procedure.
  • It is advisable not to participate in strenuous activities for 5 days after treatment to minimize side effects.
  • Make up should not be worn for 24 hours post-procedure and then we recommend using mineral makeup thereafter.

EYEBROW CARE (BEFORE)

To maximize the procedure, it is important that you follow the procedures listed below prior to your scheduled visit.

  • Do not take aspirin, ibuprofen, niacin or vitamin E 24 hours before your procedure.
  • Do not go tanning in or outdoors or have a sunburned face.
  • Do not get a wax or tint 3 days before.
  • Do not work out the day of.
  • Do not drink alcohol or caffeine the day of the procedure.
  • Do keep in mind that if you are scheduled during your menstrual cycle you will be more sensitive.

EYEBROW CARE (AFTER)

To ensure that you have long-lasting results, please follow the after-care procedures outlined below.

  • Absolutely no cleansers, creams, makeup, or any other products on treated area for 2 weeks.
  • No water on treated area either.
  • Keep the area clean and sterile.
  • Don’t scratch, rub or pick at the area. Let it heal on its own. Scabbing or dry skin are normal and a part of the process, so let it heal naturally.
  • Avoid sleeping on your face for as long as possible but specifically for at least 10 days.
  • Do not get any other treatments on or near the area such as Botox, facials, chemical peels, or microdermabrasion for at least one month.
  • Avoid the sun for at least a month. If you can’t help it, always cover the treated area.
  • Avoid heavy sweating for at least two weeks.
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