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Post-Treatment Advice

Post-Treatment Advice and Procedures

• Apply ice to treated area for 10 - 30 minutes. Ice helps reduce swelling and aids in healing.

For 14 days following the cosmetic tattoo procedure:

• Do not expose treated area to the sun.

• You may apply makeup over the treated area, but remove only with Vaseline.

• Absolutely no cleansing creams or chemicals. Gently cleanse the intradermal cosmetic area with a mild antibacterial soap. You may rinse with water and lightly pat the area dry.

• Absolutely no scrubbing. Do not pick at the epithelial crust, (no rubbing, scrubbing, picking, rolling, sloughing or any other word for getting the crust off!!!) Allow it to flake off on its own.

• Do not soak treated area in bath, swimming pool or hot tub. Do not swim in fresh, salt or chlorinated pool water.

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

• Apply antibiotic ointment daily. This is especially important after cleansing and before bedtime.

• Use sterile bandage(s) or sterile dressing(s) when necessary.

• In the event of an infection or allergic reaction consult a physician, report reaction to Linda Underhill and the Texas Department of Health.

Failure to follow post-treatment instructions may cause loss of pigment, discoloration or infection.

Remember, colors appear brighter and more sharply defined immediately following the procedure. As the healing progresses, color will soften. Makeup may be used to tone color down until this time.

If necessary, an appointment for a touch-up procedure may be made between 4 - 6 weeks following the initial procedure at no extra charge.


Enjoy your permanent cosmetics!