Post Procedure Care – Scar Camo / Areola
Scar Camouflage or Areola Coloration; what to expect and how to care for it
The body heals up easily and if any swelling or discomfort arises you can use an ice pack or Advil. Immediately after the procedure, the area will appear darker and bolder than when they are fully healed. This is due to oxidation of the pigment and the redness of the skin. After three to four days, the color will become lighter as the epidermis sloughs off and the skin heals over the pigment. During this time the color will seem to disappear as the skin is opaque during this healing time. After two weeks the skin becomes translucent and the color will bloom. It is not uncommon to lose 30% of the color on the first application.
Healing the procedure
Always wash your hands before touching the tattooed area.
Keep the area dry away from water for 24 hours, and allow for air flow. After 24 hours keep moist with Aquaphore for three to five days until sloughing is finished. Cover with a pad to keep your clothes clean. Let the air hit the area often. Though, Do Not let it get dried out and cracked. You may wash the area with a gentle cleanser but don’t scrub. No vigorous exercise for 24 hours.
Products Used For After Care
Aquaphore is a wonderful product for this proceure, you can purchase it at any drug store.
Cautions: If there is pain or oozing you may need to see a doctor for antibiotics especially if redness and heat occur in the area.
- Do Not keep them covered up all the time!
- Do Not use any Retin-A or Glycolic Acids in the area while healing!
- Do Not use Peroxide or Neosporin!
- Do Not scrub or pick treated areas!
- Do Not expose area to the sun or tanning beds!
- Avoid swimming and or hot tubs for at least five days!
Failure to follow post procedure instructions may result in loss or discoloration of pigment.
The known possible complications from micro-pigmentation are: redness, swelling, puffiness, bruising, dry patches, tenderness and itchiness.
It is normal to lose approximately 1/3 of the color during the healing process. After the initial procedure, the color may be a shade too dark, in six days it will appear too light, then after ten days the color will show more.
The permanent makeup will appear softer when completely healed because the color will be seen through the layers of the skin.
Please do not hesitate to text Amber if you have any questions, 928-925-3026.