I receive a number of questions through SILAM’s communication channels almost every day. These questions are sent by micropigmentation professionals looking for high-level information, so they can achieve the best possible results in their procedures. Most of these inquiries are related to micropigmentation aftercare, which is directly related to the final results of the pigmentation work.
Micropigmentation aftercare is essential
It’s important to highlight that the success of pigmentation is divided into two parts: 50% is associated with the micropigmentation professional and 50% with the customer. The professional must master the technique and practice, while the customer must comply with all micropigmentation aftercare procedures.
It’s crucial to pass on instructions for the patient to follow at home. Only with the appropriate micropigmentation aftercare, the result achieved by the professional will be perfect.
Below, I answer three main questions from beginners and intermediate professionals. If you also have related questions, be sure to check out the article. Become a pro in the art of micropigmentation!
What will be the final color?
For approximately 30 days after the procedure, the color resulting from the applied micropigmentation technique will be somewhat darker than the final result. This happens due to the natural healing process of the skin.
To identify and predict the right pigment, please check our Practical Pigment Handbook 1.0. The color variation can be seen in that material.
How to perform the hygiene and cleansing during the healing process?
Hygiene and cleansing are extremely delicate and important practices after micropigmentation.
Using special soaps combined with cleansing gels twice a day is very important. Regardless of the skin type, whether oily or mixed, the areas that received the micropigmentation become more sensitive than the rest of the skin of different body parts. Bath soaps, be it bar or liquid soap, intimate soaps and those applied for other purposes are aggressive to micropigmented skin. In addition, good hydration — using products with high levels of vitamin E, pro-vitamin B5 and natural vegetable oil concentrates — helps in the skin recovery.
The products indicated by the professionals should promote an optimized healing and give back the appearance, shine and natural tone of the skin.
What should the customer avoid after the micropigmentation?
One of the most important precautions after micropigmentation is to avoid sunlight and high temperatures. Therefore, avoiding beaches, swimming pools and saunas for the first 15 days is critical to the success of the application.
Much caution with the use of creams — not all are recommended. The customer should not use creams based on aloe vera, retinoic acid, vitamin A and hydroquinone, as they have a bleaching effect.
In addition, acids and peelings are also not indicated as they can impair the skin healing process. Scabs should not be removed. And as pleasant as it is, scratching is also a practice that is harmful to the application.
To learn more about healing, I recommend the “Micropigmentation Healing Process” eBook. Free download!
As I mentioned at the beginning of this article, for the application to be successful, it’s essential that the micropigmentation professional has as vast knowledge and that the customer respects and properly perform all the steps of micropigmentation aftercare.
The work is not concluded at the moment you say goodbye to your customers. You should keep on providing a unique service, offering care practices that put you ahead of competition and making sure that the result of the procedure is satisfactory. This set of actions and commitment will generate lots of appointments and loyal customers.
If you still have questions about micropigmentation aftercare, leave a comment and I will be happy to answer it.
I wish you success,
André dos Santos.