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Advanced Skin Camouflage Aftercare at The Perfect Arch

After Care

Expectation

DO NOT PICK

DO NOT PICK OR DISTURB THE CAMOUFLAGE/PIGMENTED AREA. It is important that IF there is any protective scabs that they stay on during the healing process.

OINTMENT / AFTERCARE

Use a thin layer of provided ointment 2 – 3x per day for the first 14 days. Always apply ointment before before bathing or showering.

THINGS TO AVOID

No harsh chemicals, shampoo, cleansers, or cosmetics on the pigmentation site for the first 5 days. No sauna’s, steam rooms and baths, hot yoga, or anything that causes excessive sweating for at least 5 days. No swimming in chlorinated pools for 2 weeks. No direct sun or sun tanning beds for 6 weeks.

PIGMENT + HEALING

25% – 40% of the pigment will fade off during the first 5 – 14 days of healing. Area may appear to be healed, but it will not fully heal for 4 to 5 weeks. DO NOT throw out your aftercare as you will need it for the touch up

TEGADERM BANDAGES

If you have a Tegaderm bandage on the area you can safely leave this bandage on for up to a week. No water activities wearing Tegaderm bandages.

CICAPLAST / SILICONE

When using silicone a deep massage of the product is the most beneficial. Start the massaging of this product after the 5-7 day mark. Use in the morning and night until product is empty.

SWELLING

Excessive swelling – Although rare, excessive swelling or allergic reaction may occur. If excessive swelling occurs, you should consult your doctor. If any allergic reaction causes difficulty breathing and/or swelling, call 911 or go to the Emergency room immediately.

SPF

Once healed, use SPF products on the treated area(s), it will prevent color from fading.

SPA TREATMENTS

Be careful when having peels, microdermabrasion, laser, or using anti aging creams on camouflage as these may contribute to fading.



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LONG TERM CARE- FOR ALL PROCEDURES 

  • Use good sunscreen daily on tattooed area otherwise color will fade faster

  • Pigments are iron oxide based which your body will slowly absorb, the color will fade over time. You may desire touch-ups every 1-3 years (10 months for oily skin)

  • Clients who are anemic will fade faster as the pigments used are iron oxide.

  • If you are planning a chemical peel, MRI or other medical procedure, please inform the technician that you have an iron-oxide cosmetic tattoo

  • If you are planning to have laser resurfacing or laser hair removal after your tattoo has healed, please inform the laser tech. Continue at your own discretion. Laser procedures may darken, lighten, or discolor the area.

  • Once your camouflage color has healed, any changes or additions that need to be made can be done at Follow-up appointment no sooner than 6 weeks later.

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