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Naomi O'Hara

Permanent Cosmetics

Permanent Makeup Aftercare

When you first have permanent makeup you will experience 3 stages of healing, which are as follows:

  1. Initially the area can be red, swollen, and you may have slight skin sensitivity. The permanent makeup may also be darker than you may anticipated.
  2. You may experience minor peeling to the area after a few days. Avoid touching at this stage, as it is crucial you allow the area to heal naturally.
  3. The pigment may fade by up to 40% after your initial treatment. The true healed colour will take about 4-6 weeks to come through.

It is recommend you follow the following routine for at least 7 days following the procedure:

Do not get the area wet, use a straw when drinking and be careful when brushing teeth (for lips only), avoid removing makeup including mascara with water.

Do not expose the area to extreme heat or cold, for example avoid direct sun, tanning beds, Jacuzzi, saunas, swimming.

Avoid wearing makeup on the area for 72 hours, although, mineral makeup maybe be applied.

The area can become itchy so no picking, peeling or scratching, this could affect the colour healing evenly and risk scarring and infection.

You will be given a healing balm, apply this 2-4 times a day. You should wash your hands before applying this and use a clean cotton bud for each application – this will prevent any cross contamination.


After 12 – 18 months you may find you require a colour boost treatment. However to prolong the effects of Permanent Makeup please ensure you follow the recommened points below.

Sun Exposure

When out and about make sure you apply an spf 30+ to the area treated. The sun can prematurely fade permanent makeup

Eyebrow / Lash Tinting

The chemicals in tint can remove pigment in the permanent ink, so when having a brow or lash tint ask your therapist to avoid touching the skin.

Laser Hair Removal

If you decide on Laser hair removal for areas of permanent cosmetics, be aware that this can fade and change the shade of your lips or brow procedures. Always advice the laser technician you have permanent cosmetics.

Botox / Fillers

If you are planning cosmetic injections such as Botox or Lip Fillers, be aware it can alter the shape of your lips and eyebrows.


MRI Scan

If you are planning an MRI scan, chemical peel or any other similar procedures, please inform your practitioner that you have had permanent cosmetics.

Giving Blood

Unfortunatly you are not eligible to give blood for 6 months after your procedure, please inform the National Blood Service of your procedure and date if you want to give blood.


N.B This is aftercare that is given to all of my clients.