Aftercare

 

Nanoblading

Look after your investment!

 

Healed results and longevity will vary between each individual client. Even when following the aftercare instructions, fading, blurring and poor retention can happen depending on your skin, body chemistry, sun exposure and lifestyle. 

Each client’s skin responds differently, both in the length of time it takes to heal, colour retention and the number of sessions required to achieve their desired result.

 

Touch-up appointments are available for clients who may require additional sessions to achieve the final result. Touch-ups are generally booked 2 - 4 months after the initial

treatment.

 

After a permanent makeup procedure, fills are required to maintain results. I recommend annual nano fills to maintain the best results for your new brows! This varies between

clients; but is generally required every 1 - 2 years.

 

I provide all nanoblade clients with an aftercare kit that includes a second bandage and a healing ointment, as well as a few goodies!

What to avoid during the healing process

 

Avoid for 14 days:

 

  • Application of makeup on or near the treated area.

  • Activities that will cause sweating.

  • Direct water on the treated area. Wash around the areas using a cleaning cloth or oil-free makeup wipe.

  • Uses of cleansers, soaps and heavy creams.

  • Vaseline, Neosporin and any other petroleum based products.

  • Swimming pools, hot tubs or other bodies of water.

  • Exposure to the sun and tanning beds. Once completely healed, always apply sunscreen (30 SPF or greater) on the treated area.

  • Laser light therapy, as it can darken/lighten or distort the pigment on the entire face.

  • Massages, facials or skin treatments.

 

Avoid for 30 days:

 

  • Exfoliation products, retinol acids or AHA’s on the treated area to avoid premature fading and pigment discolouration.

 

Day 1:

 

Clean the treated area every 2 - 3 hours after your appointment. 

 

To do this, use a slightly damped cotton pad or gauze with distilled water and gently pat the treated area. This is important as it carefully removes any leaking lymphatic fluid from the skin, to prevent unnecessary scabbing and excessive loss of pigment. Do not apply the barrier ointment until the second day.

 

Day 2 - 14:

 

Clean the treated area, as explained above, once in the morning and once at night.

 

Allow the area to air dry completely. Once fully air dried, gently apply a thin layer of the provided aftercare ointment with the provided applicator. The tattooed area should appear slightly shiny after the ointment is applied. The amount applied should not exceed the size of a grain of rice.

 

Do not apply additional ointment due to itchiness as itching is a normal part of the healing process. Over use of the ointment will cause the tattooed hair strokes to blur.

 

What to expect during the healing process

Immediately following the procedure, you may experience minor discomfort on the treated area. Symptoms, such as redness, typically subside within 24 to 48 hours.

 

The tattooed area will appear darker in colour for up to 2 weeks after the treatment, as the initial healing process takes place. The total healing process takes about 6 to 8 weeks, at which time the true colour of the tattoo will become evident.

 

Due to swelling, the procedure area may appear bolder than the approved design. The swelling will subside in a few days, revealing the original design.

 

Scabbing, flaking and dryness is to be expected during the healing period. To avoid loss of pigmentation, do not itch or remove the scabs. They will naturally fall off on their own.

 

What to expect after your tattoo has healed

 

Eyebrow tattoos normally last 1 to 2.5 years depending on lifestyle, skin type and aftercare. 

 

Yearly touch-ups with Lovely Canvas are recommended to maintain your results.

 

Do not laser your brow area (IPL). Additional eyebrow makeup application may still be required post-tattoo to achieve your desired look.

 

Fine Line Tattooing

Everything you need to know about your new tattoo!

 

Healed results and longevity will vary between each individual client. Even when following the aftercare instructions, fading, blurring and poor retention can happen depending on your skin, body chemistry, sun exposure and lifestyle. 

Each client’s skin responds differently, both in the length of time it takes to heal, colour retention and the number of sessions required to achieve their desired result.

 

Why I choose Saniderm aftercare bandage

 

Saniderm creates a barrier around your freshly tattooed skin, protecting it from dust, bacteria, moisture, and other external irritants. 

 

This transparent tattoo aftercare bandage is completely waterproof yet breathable to ensure that the skin receives the airflow it needs to heal and remain sweat-free.

 

Using a product like Saniderm, specifically designed for tattoo aftercare, allows your tattoo to heal safely and look like the masterpiece it is.

 

Saniderm application:

 

  1. Peel the white paper wrapping from the sticky side first and place gently over the tattoo.

  2. Once the adhesive side of the bandage is in place, remove the see-through second layer from the top side and smooth the bandage over the tattoo. Keep the first applied bandage on for 24 hours.

  3. Replace within 24 hours. Plasma/blood/lymph fluid buildup under the bandage is normal during this period, and very healthy for the healing process.

 

Saniderm removal and reapplication of the 2nd bandage:

 

  1. To remove Saniderm, find an edge of the bandage and pull it back over itself in the direction of hair growth. The shower is the ideal place to remove Saniderm. Running water will help loosen the adhesive and relax the skin, making the removal much more comfortable. Dry removal of Saniderm may cause discomfort and added trauma to the skin.

  2. Discard the used bandage and wash the tattoo with a mild soap, preferably fragrance-free.

  3. Allow the tattoo to air dry, do not use a cloth to dry the area.

  4. Apply a second bandage by following the application steps.

  5. Keep the second Saniderm bandage on for up to 7 days. If the bandage comes off before the 7th day, make sure you’re keeping the area thoroughly moisturized with the provided ointment.

 

Caring for your new tattoo after removing Saniderm

 

Once the final bandage has been removed, continue caring for the tattoo by washing and moisturizing as needed for 2-4 months.

 

I recommend continuing use of the provided ointment. This product is also available for purchase at Lovely Canvas.

 

What to avoid while wearing your Saniderm bandage:

 

  • Showering while wearing Saniderm is fine, but it’s best to keep the time spent in the shower to a minimum as water will weaken the adhesive, allowing unwanted contaminants to enter the bandage and putting you at higher risk for infection.

  • Avoid hot showers as too much heat can inflame the skin and irritate the tattoo.

  • Avoid bathing, swimming, or fully submerging your tattoo in water.

  • Avoid any activity that causes excessive sweating as this will also weaken the adhesive.