PERMANENT MAKEUP BEFORE AND AFTER CARE
Every client’s skin responds differently to PMU procedures, and this information acts as a guideline only.
EYEBROWS AND EYELINER PERMANENT MAKEUP
- Do not work out the day before the procedure.
- Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E, Fish Oil, or Ibuprofen 1 week before the procedure.
- No steroid shots 30 days before the procedure.
- No alcohol or caffeine 2 days before the procedure (that will minimize any oozing or swelling after the procedure).
- No tweezing/waxing at least 48 hours before the procedure; electrolysis no less than 5 days before.
- No Botox 6-8 weeks before the procedure.
- In case you have lash extensions, please remove them at least 3 days prior to the procedure.
- In case you wear contacts, please remove them before the procedure.
- Please note that you may be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.
- Immediately following your procedure, the treated area will appear to be darker and bolder in color and more sharply defined. This can last up to a week after the treatment while the initial healing process takes place. It may feel a bit like sunburn afterwards, but there should be minimal discomfort.
- Swelling and redness are minimal with most clients and will disappear within 24-48 hours. In some cases, it may last up to 3 days around the eyebrow area but will not prevent working or socializing. The treated area may feel a bit like a sunburn afterwards, but there should only be minimal discomfort.
- For eyebrows, keep the treated area clean by rinsing with lukewarm water and patting dry with a disposable paper towel 2 hours after the procedure, then keep it dry for 10 days.
- For eyeliner, keep your eyes dry for 10 days; you can only clean AROUND your eyes (not the tattoo line) with sterile water and a Q-tip.
- Do NOT apply water, cleansers, soaps, moisturizers or any other products on the treated area for the first 10 days, as they can be detrimental to the bonding process that must take place for the pigment to stabilize in the dermis.
- Do NOT rub, pick or scratch at the dry skin/flakiness; let it fall off naturally. Picking can cause scarring and premature loss of pigment. IMPORTANT: Once the flakes have fallen off, a shiny layer of healing skin will completely cover the treated area. It will appear as though the eyebrows are gone. Within 1-2 weeks, the eyebrows will slowly reappear at a lighter shade as your skin regenerates.
- You MUST avoid working out for a week following your permanent cosmetics appointment. The salt in the sweat fades the pigment very quickly and gives poor results.
- Avoid direct sun exposure for the first 14 days. You MUST wear a hat while outside during the healing process.
- NO chemical treatments, microdermabrasion, and facials for 4 weeks.
- Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days.
- Do NOT apply makeup to the tattooed area until it’s completely healed. Chemicals of any kind may interfere with the healing process and color of your permanent makeup.
- Do NOT use Vaseline, Neosporin or other petroleum-based products.
- Do NOT use facial products containing Retin-A, Lactic or Glycolic Acids, Alpha Hydroxyls (AHAs).
- Do NOT apply any anti-acne products or lightening/skin bleaching creams while healing.
- Once the treated area is completely healed, any changes or additions that need to be made can be done at your follow-up appointment.
- The complete healing process takes about 6-8 weeks. During this time your permanent makeup will soften and lighten. Be patient (even if you think too much color has been lost), as your skin is still regenerating and naturally exfoliating. Wait at least 6 weeks to see the true color. Touch-ups can be done at your follow-up appointment. A follow-up appointment is crucial for the best results and is industry standard.
LIPS PERMANENT MAKEUP
- If you have a history of cold sores, shingles, herpes simplex you must be on a prescribed medication before, during and after any lip procedure (i.e.: Zovirax, Valtrex). This prescription can be provided by your physician.
- Expect moderate swelling, usually one to two days following the procedure. An ice bag covered with paper towel can be applied for the first day and next morning. Lips tend to be very dry.
- Keep your lips moist using Q-tip with Vitamin E oil, A&D Ointment, or Vaseline for 2 weeks.
- Do NOT let the area dry out completely, as it can cause scabbing and cracking on the skin surface.
- Avoid direct sun exposure for the first 14 days. It can cause pre-mature fading.
- Avoid drinking any beverages without a straw.
- Do NOT eat citrus fruits, greasy, salty, oily or spicy foods until your lips have completely healed.
- While eating, do not constantly wipe your lips with a napkin or keep licking your lips as this will impede the healing process.
- Do NOT bleach your teeth while your lips are healing.
- Be careful when brushing your teeth, as toothpaste may pull the pigment out of the lip vermilion.