Areola Restoration Post-Care Instructions
Expect treated areas to be tender for the next few days. The procedure area may be red, swollen or have a discharge of interstitial fluid and blood for at least 12 hours post procedure. Gently dab off excess interstitial fluid from the procedure area with a clean tissue and distilled water or bottled water. Remember that you should wipe off the interstitial fluid to avoid getting a thick crust.
The procedure area will be much darker for 5-7 days post procedure. The true color will not be visible for 4 weeks post procedure and for each color refresher.
Tissue heals at different levels and duration. Some people heal within 7 days and some will take 12 or more days to heal.
The treated area will appear darker immediately after the procedure. This is common in all micropigmentation applications.
Do not touch the healing pigmentated area with your fingers unless its clean. Touching the treated area with your unclean fingers, unclean cotton swabs, old products or other, may result in infection. If you need to touch the area, use a clean cotton swab.
No sauna, jacuzzi, steam, exercise hot yoga, swimming in chlorine pools or in the ocean till the area is completely healed after initial procedure or color refreshers.
Do not wear any bra or tight clothing after procedure till completely healed.
Wear clothing that will not irritate the treated area.
If you are a blood donor, you may NOT give blood for 1 year following your
micropigmentation application according to Red Cross.
Touch-up visits should be scheduled between 6-12 weeks post procedure. Results cannot
be determined until the all sessions are completed.
If you resume the Retin-A, Retinol, or Retinoids after the 30 days, the continued use will fade
the micro-pigmentation work prematurely.
DO NOT USE any lightening and peeling products that contain AHA’s, Vitamin A, Retinol A, Glycolic/Lactic Acids on the treated area; it will fade your micropigmentation prematurely.
Areola Restoration Day-to-Day Guide
Clean the skin for the first 3 hours after the procedure using a damp cotton with a clean bottled water or distilled water. Before bed, wash using lukewarm water very gently removing the interstitial fluid, pat dry and apply ointment.
If pigment seal was applied after procedure. Follow the Day 1steps on Day 2.
Lightly clean the area with distilled water in the morning, afternoon and night. If there are no fluid then keep the area hydrated with the ointment (Grapeseed oil, After-Inked or Aquaphor) as needed and only if the area feels dry and tight.
Everyone’s skin has its own healing process and duration. It is recommended to apply ointment as long as the skin is still scabbed, and even after. The ointment will help your skin regenerate faster and better.
During Day 1 through Day 10 or even longer (until the scabs are gone)
AVOID water on the treated area, excessive sweating, no sauna, no pools, and no sunbathing. If the treated area is covered by clothing make sure not to wear anything that can irritate or pull the scabs off. Loose clothing is recommended. Do not peel the scabs as you may cause scarring if otherwise.
Do not apply anything besides ointments such as Aquaphor, Grapeseed oil, After-Inked, and any other ointments the technician recommends.
Do not use creams that contain acids or ingredients that will lighten or exfoliate the skin.
We hope you learned a lot with this guide from Lisa OM.