Permanent eyeliner is a great way to enhance the appearance of your eyes without the need to apply makeup every day. The outcome of your procedure depends greatly on the color and style you choose, making you look different than anyone else having the same procedure. One thing almost every patient has in common, however, is the swelling they experience afterward. With a few simple steps, you can prevent or minimize the amount of swelling you experience to help you have the most successful outcome.
Ice is your Friend
Swelling typically occurs in the first 24-48 hours after permanent eyeliner application, so this is the most crucial time to use ice packs on your eyes. This will help to reduce and eliminate swelling altogether. You should never use an ice pack in one area for more than 10 minutes at a time, though. Before you apply the ice pack to your eyes, you should secure a moist towel around it to keep a barrier between your skin and the ice itself.
Sleep Slightly Elevated
Rest is important after you have any type of procedure, including permanent eyeliner. When you rest or go to bed for the night, try to elevate your head to minimize swelling. Stack a few pillows behind your head and try to sleep in a semi-sitting up position so that you can reduce the amount of swelling you experience upon waking in the morning.
Take it Easy
You will likely feel perfectly fine after your permanent eyeliner procedure; however, your body still needs to heal. If you start doing too much right after the procedure, you could end up suffering from excessive swelling. During the first few days following the procedure, try to take it easy. You can go about any light activities, but you should avoid any heavy lifting or strenuous exercise for the first few days to let everything calm down.
You should try to avoid anything encountering your eyes for a few days following the procedure as well. This includes your contacts and any other eye makeup you might want to wear. Instead, wear your glasses and avoid makeup for the first few days to avoid any type of irritation to the area.
If you would like to give your eyes the beautiful appearance that permanent eyeliner offers, give our office a call at 850-912-8650. Our professionals are happy to discuss your options with you as well as tell you how to properly prepare so that you are ready for the recovery period. The good news is that the procedures are simple and require very little downtime. If you are ready for beautiful results, call us today to get the process started!