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Please follow these instructions to improve and prolong the results of micropigmentation. Even when following these aftercare instructions, fading, blurring or poor retention may still happen depending on your skin and lifestyle. Everyone heals and accepts the pigment differently. How your body heals is out of our control. Healed results will vary between each individual client, based on their skin type, their skin condition, immune system, metabolism, overall health, and lifestyle. Our aftercare instructions are meant to help you achieve the best results and reduce the chances of getting an infection.

These instructions are not a guarantee that your results will last for any certain period of time, nor is it guaranteed problems will not arise.


The healing time for faux freckles is relatively quick compared to a normal tattoo. Clients can expect the tattooed area to appear slightly swollen immediately after the treatment itself. However, any redness or swelling should reduce after a few days.

On around day three, you will start to notice scabs forming on the tattooed area. Over time, these scabs will start to flake off to reveal beautifully healed results. It is incredibly important that you do not pick or exfoliate the scabs during the healing process as this could lead to patchy, unnatural-looking faux freckles.

Below is a breakdown of what to expect and to experience during the first two weeks following the initial procedure:

Day One: Redness, swelling and minor irritation around the tattoo area.

Day Two: The side effects of day one should have subsided. However, on day two, the scabbing will start.

Day Three-Five: A thin film of skin will form over the freckle tattoo. The area might begin to feel dry or itchy.

Days Five-Ten: After the tattooed area has healed, any scabs will start to fall off.

Days Ten-Fourteen: By the end of the two-week healing process, the scabs should have all fallen off to reveal natural-looking faux freckles.



Freckle tattoos can last up to three years. However, like any other cosmetic tattoo, they will fade over time. Therefore, if clients want to keep their facial tattoo looking fresh, they will need to book in for an occasional top-up. After the mandatory touch-up 6-8 weeks post initial treatment, most clients return for a faux freckle touch-up once a year, but this all depends on how fast they are fading. In short, clients can get a touch-up as frequently or as rarely as they want.

While the tattoo will fade naturally over time, there are a few things clients can do to reduce the speed at which their freckles disappear.


These include:

  • Avoiding excessive sun exposure. If you want to sit out in the sunshine, then layer up on SPF to protect the tattoo.

  • Avoiding frequent swimming in chlorinated pools.

  • Avoiding aggressive skin care regimes. Products that include retinol, AHAs, BHAs should not be used on the skin before or after a faux freckle tattoo. These products are used to exfoliate the skin, which can cause premature fading of the freckles.


As with any cosmetic procedure, there are some potential side effects to freckle tattooing. However, adverse side effects are very rare, and the risks associated with freckle tattoos are low.


Potential side effects may include:

  • Swelling

  • Redness

  • Itchiness

  • Tenderness

  • Irritation

The above symptoms are completely normal, and to be expected during the first 3 days following the procedure. If, however, such symptoms persist after three days, contact their tattoo provider immediately as they could be suffering from an allergic reaction or infection.


Looking after a freckle tattoo is straightforward, and similar to the aftercare regime of many other cosmetic tattoo procedures. Below are our top tips for keeping faux freckles looking fresher for longer:

  • Wash your face the night of the procedure with a gentle cleanser. Dab dry, do not rub your face dry. Apply a very small amount of ointment such as Aquaphor. Keep your face dry as much as possible besides washing recommendations for at least 24 hours following the initial procedure. After the first day, clients should only wash their face with a very gentle soap. Skin moisturizers should be non-scented as any fragranced products may irritate the skin.

  • Do not exfoliate the tattooed area too much. The scabs formed post-tattoo need to fall off on their own terms to avoid patchy results. To achieve a softer, more natural look, clients can gently exfoliate the area approximately seven to ten days post procedure.

  • Avoid applying makeup to the tattooed area for around ten days.

  • Do not soak the area for at least ten days. This means swimming, saunas and steam baths must be avoided, as well as excessive sweating.

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