Post Treatment for Eyeliner
Post Treatment Instructions for Eyeliner
1. We recommend that eye drops be used every one to two hours after the procedure for the first day. If needed, a steroid eye drop may be prescribed as well. You may use an icepack with a clean barrier such as a tissue for ten minutes maximum per hour. It is not recommended to use ice packs after three hours. RecoverAll (given to you after the procedure) should be applied AM and PM (and in between if needed) with new cotton swabs and gently dabbed along the eyelashes of the upper and lower lids. DO NOT DOUBLE DIP. This means that you must always use a new cotton swab when you touch a swab to your eyes area. The ointment is used to prevent infection and minimize crusting. Do not get any ointment into your eyes—if this happens rinse eyes with water.
2. Avoid touching the eye area except for clean cotton swabs and any clean warm compresses.
3. Keep the treatment area moist/covered with RecoverAll.
4. You should expect a certain amount of mattering around the eyelashes in the morning, and /or swelling of the eyelids, caused by natural nighttime fluid retention. The eye area may be cleaned gently with clean, warm compresses. Be sure to apply your RecoverAll to the treatment area afterwards.
5. You may experience some itchiness or irritation. Under no circumstance should you pick, scratch, or rub the eyelid margins or make any attempt to remove crusty material along the eyelashes. Removal of the crusts may result in removal of the actual pigment.
6. Baths and showers are permitted as long as the face does not become wet. Avoid swimming pools for at least two weeks. After two weeks or after the pigment scabs over (whichever comes first), you may resume all normal methods of swimming and bathing.
7. Mascara and eyeliner are not permitted for the first two weeks or until the pigment scabs over. After this time, all regular makeup can be resumed without any further complications.
8. Do not wear contact lenses during the procedure. Contact lenses may be resumed after flaking is complete.
9. For the first 24 to 48 hours, it is not unusual to experience some light sensitivity, and the use of dark sunglasses is permitted and recommended. We recommend wearing sunglasses for the first week following the procedure; sunbathing of the face is permitted only with the use of protective sunglasses.
10. Avoid tanning beds and sun exposure for two weeks or until the treatment area heals.
11. Be especially careful not to touch your eyes if you have pets, as bacteria can easily be transferred.