Specific For Beauty Marks
In addition to the general aftercare instructions, please follow these specific beauty mark instructions.
- Remember, place nothing on the treated area (except your aftercare product) until healed. This means no makeup, creams, water (except for cleansing as detailed below), etc.
- After your procedure, your skin will start forming a protective scab. You may see fluid or ooze on the skin from lymph secretion. The fluid should be dabbed and blotted off with a sterile gauze pad. It can crust the skin over and prevent it from breathing and healing.
- After 24 hours,clean the treated area daily with mild warm water and non-alcohol soap. Apply soapy solution on a sterile gauze and blot 4 to 5 times to clean. Then blot completely dry. Use patting motions only. No Scrubbing. No rubbing. No wiping. No scratching. Make sure the area is completely dry because germs love moisture!
- Shower with your back to the water to avoid getting water, shampoo, or conditioner on the area. Gently pat the area dry after showering.
- Apply aftercare product on the clean and dry treated area. Place the ointment on the scab that is beginning to form. You should apply 2 to 4 times daily until completely healed. If you place the product on the area and it is not dry, this may cause irritation or an infection. This could also lead to color loss.
- Please apply the aftercare product gingerly and don’t cake it on. However, try to cover the protective scab completely. Try to put it directly on the scab. The skin must be able to breathe to heal. Too much product may actually fade the pigment. It is specifically meant to put on the scab and to keep it soft so it stays on longer. Pat, and do not rub, the ointment on the area with a with a Q-tip. If you put too much on, then blot off the excess ointment with a sterile gauze.
- If your scab becomes hard and rope-like, it can fall off in a big chunk and take the ink with it. A soft scab that flakes off on its own is the key to successful ink retention. Do not try to rush the scab-flaking process. .
- You can stop using the aftercare product when you have no more scabs. This usually takes 7 to 10 days, but can sometimes take as long as 14 days. Because individuals heal differently, the scab-flaking process can vary in duration.