After you’ve been waxed, it is normal for that area to feel sensitive, look red, bumpy, and maybe some pin-prick blood is visible. The redness may last for about an hour to a day, your skin may be bumpy due to your body’s immune response to heal itself, and you may see pin-prick blood; which is due to the hair being ripped out of its pore and it was connected to tiny blood vessels. All that is mentioned is temporary. Your freshly waxed skin is considered an open wound. To prevent infection or irritated skin, here is a list of what not to do for 24 hours.
- Do not go swimming in a pool, lake, pond, ocean, or soak in a hot tub
- Do not go into a sauna or steam room
- Do not do any activities that will cause you to sweat. Sweat is acidic and will cause irritation
- Sexual intercourse is not recommended; your skin is sensitive and friction of skin on sensitive skin is not sexy
- Wear clean under garments or go ‘commando’
- Do not apply any lotions or moisturizer that contains alcohol; it’ll sting
- Please do use the antiseptic spray it’ll help sooth skin and prevent infection. The antiseptic spray is awesome for any kind of minor scrapes, disinfecting stuff. It is available for purchase if you want more
- Exfoliate at least 3 times a week with a gentle scrub, exfoliating mitt, or apply a moisturizing serum that has vitamins A, B, C, and E
- Moisturize your skin everyday with unscented lotion or cream made for sensitive skin
Honestly, hair is stupid and it doesn’t know it’s way from up or down, left to right. Ingrown hair just happens and there’s not much you can do about it. You can help it along by taking a warm Epsom salt bath to decrease inflammation and help it come to head, a warm compress, vitamin A oil/serum. Do not pick at your skin and try and dig out the hair (unless it’s visible). Picking at your ingrown hair may cause infection and scarring. Who wants a pock marks or keloids on their skin, it’s not pretty.
Sometimes folliculitis happens. What is folliculitis? Folliculitis is a mild infection of the follicle and it will look like tiny dark red bumps or puss-filled pimples. Please do not pop or squeeze them. Please use the antiseptic spray (available at Wax and 40 Lashes) or you may use over the counter hydrocortisone (available at any pharmacy or drug store), you may use warm compresses to draw out the puss, keep the area clean and moisturized.
If you have any questions or concerns, text or call me 425-750-4986. I’m here for you
Skin Sheek Skin Irregularity Treatment Aftercare
Post-care/Home Care Instructions
- DO NOT PICK!!! This may cause hyperpigmentation and scarring
- If the area is still irritated by the end of the day, apply a cold compress for 10 minutes then apply MGF serum
- Use MGF serum 2-3 times per day 24-48 hours after initial crust or after skin tag or fibromas fall off
- Post treatment skin will be pink and very sensitive, downtime is approximately 7-10 days of crusting
- Avoid vigorous exercises, hot tubs, pools, sauna, or steam for 24-48 hours after treatment
- Do not apply make-up, creams, lotions, oils or essential oils 24-48 hours to treated area
- Avoid direct sunlight immediately following treatment. SPF 30 or higher sunscreen must be applied 10 minutes prior to sun exposure and worn everyday, rain or shine
- DO NOT USE retinol or any form of vitamin A or peeling products, bleaching products until fully healed. Use mild products without alcohol only
- Pat dry instead of rubbing to prevent removal of crust
- Keep skin clean and protected to avoid infection
- If skin becomes painful or redness persist, please contact us immediately (425-750-4986)
- Why is my skin healed darker or lighter than the rest of my skin? It may take your newly healed skin to 3-6 months catch up with the rest of your skin
- Why are capillaries that you treated not go away? Sometimes you may need more than one treatment. The nose area is more difficult to treat, because we are always touching our noses in one form or another. Trauma to the delicate skin of your nose area will cause capillaries to grow back
- How do I prevent my skin from scarring? Do not pick at your skin and do not expose it to the sun
Collagen Induction Therapy or Microneedling Aftercare
About 1 hour after post-procedure, the skin is cleaned for the first time with cleanser, followed by the A/C/E oil. This procedure should be repeated every three hours during the first 24 hours after the procedure, then twice daily until healing is complete. Swelling should subside in 4-7 days. Post-operative appointment should be made two days after treatment.
Permanent Makeup Aftercare
Permanent Makeup Aftercare, by Tina Davies I love a good acronym so here’s one to help you out, just think of: A - W - M which stands for: Absorb, Wash, and Moisturize! The day of the treatment: Absorb After the procedure, gently blot the area with clean tissue to absorb excess lymph fluid. Do this every 5 minutes for the full day until the oozing has stopped. Removing this fluid prevents hardening of the lymphatic fluids. Days 1-7: Wash Wash daily to remove bacteria, build up of product and oils, and dead skin. (Don't worry, THIS DOES NOT REMOVE THE PIGMENT!) Gently wash your eyebrows each morning and night with water and an antibacterial soap like Dial Soap, Cetaphil, or Neutrogena. With a very light touch, use your fingertips to gently cleanse the eyebrows. Rub the area in a smooth motion for 10 seconds and rinse with water ensuring that all soap is rinsed away. To dry, gently pat with a clean tissue. DO NOT use any cleansing products containing acids (glycolic, lactic, or AHA), or exfoliants. Days 1-7 Moisturize Apply a rice grain amount of aftercare ointment with a cotton swab and spread it across the treated area. Be sure not to over-apply, as this will suffocate your skin and delay healing. The ointment should be barely noticeable on the skin. NEVER put the ointment on a wet or damp tattoo. AWM should have you covered, but here are some extra tips to help with a smooth and easy recovery: Important Reminders
- Use a fresh pillowcase while you sleep.
- Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate away. Picking can cause scarring or loss of color.
- No facials, botox, chemical treatments or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks.
- Avoid hot, sweaty exercise for one week.
- Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks after the procedure. Wear a hat when outdoors.
- Avoid long, hot showers for the first 10 days.
- Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days.
- Avoid face-down swimming, lakes, and hot tubs for the first 10 days
- Avoid topical makeup and sunscreen on the area.
- DO NOT rub, pick, or scratch the treated area.
- Do not pick/tweeze/wax/perform electrolysis one week before the procedure
- Do not tan two weeks prior to the service, or have a sunburned face
- Do not have any type of facial 2 weeks prior to the procedure
- Do not work out the day of the procedure
- Do not have botox 3 weeks prior to the procedure
- Do not take Fish Oil or Vitamin E one week prior to the procedure (they are natural blood thinners)
- Do not wax or tint your eyebrows 3 days prior to the procedure.
Lash Extension Aftercare
Here are a few tips on how to care for your new lashes. Please read it carefully, most of the tips are frequently asked questions regarding caring for your lash extensions. Remember, lash extensions are not meant to be permanent. They do fall off over the course of a week and a half and most clients schedule for a two to three week fill.
- Do not get your lashes wet for the first 24 hours after each lash appointment. The glue needs time to set
- It is very important to keep your lashes clean. Dirty lashes will cause eye infections, styes, mite infestations, and your lash extensions will not last as long
- You may reason, not cleaning your lash extensions every day will increase longevity of your lash extensions is not true. Lash extensions are not meant to be permanent and you need to get them filled every 2-3 weeks
- Do not use use mascara and not washing it off every night as an attempt to keep lash extensions to last longer, it will do the opposite
- Do not use waterproof mascara, it will glue your lashes together, it is difficult to remove and your lashes will fall off
- Do not use waterproof makeup, it requires oil based makeup remover, oil will degrade your lash glue and your extensions will fall off prematurely
- When you apply moisturizer on your face, please apply it above your brow bone and below your orbital bone. Do not apply moisturizer on your eyes! The oil in your moisturizer will degrade the glue
- Do not use oil based eye makeup on your eyes. The oil will degrade the glue
- Do not pick your eyelashes or touch them often.
- The oil on your fingers will degrade the glue. Your hands are dirty and you could cause an eye infection
- Constant touching will break the glue and your lashes will off
- Seasonal allergies, watery eyes or if you are a naturally oily person, you will need more frequent fills. Constant moisture and oiliness will degrade the glue
- Some medications (such as antibiotics) will decrease the life of your lash extensions
- Hormonal changes in your body may also decrease the life of your lash extensions
- If you swim frequently, exercise till you sweat profusely, go to saunas, hot tubs, you will need fills more frequently
- Your lashes are heat sensitive. They will warp and curl in weird directions if you sit too close to a heat source like a bon fire, if your are cooking, baking, BBQ-ing, curling irons, flat irons, hot blow dryer, candles
- Do clean your lashes every day, twice a day if you wear makeup with OIL FREE makeup remover. Oil will degrade the glue and cause your lash extensions to fall off prematurely
- If you need to use oil based makeup remover or cleanser, do not splash water on your face to clean it off. The oil will drip onto your lashes and your lash extensions will come off along with your face wash. Instead, wipe off your cleanser with a clean soft wet towel
- Please do come in with CLEAN eyes when you come in for a fill. Coming in with dirty lashes takes time away from filling your lashes, because your artist is on a tight schedule
- Now that your lashes are long and beautiful, when you are asleep; pillows and sheets are constantly touching your lash extensions. The increase friction will break the bonds of your lash extensions to your lashes. You will find that the outer corners will fall off sooner than the middle sections
- The inner corner of your eyes, the extensions will fall off sooner than the middle sections because it is near your tear ducts. The tear duct’s job is to keep your eyes moisturized. The constant moisture breaks down the glue and it will fall out sooner
- If your eyes feel extremely itchy, feels like sand in your eyes, feels irritated and your lids are swollen, there is a good chance you may be allergic to lash extensions. Please call me to get them removed
- Your real lashes do have a life a natural life cycle of 4-11 months. Spring and Fall seasons we go through a lash shedding phase and that is normal. If your pet is shedding like crazy, so are you.