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Before and Aftercare

Wake Up with Makeup!

Before Your PMU Procedure

​Pre-Procedure Instructions

  • No Alcohol or working out 24 hours of the procedure. 

  • Avoid any form of caffeine 2-3 hours prior to your appointment especially if you are doing an eyeliner and your eyes flutter a lot. Caffeine is a stimulant and will heighten your sensitivity.

  • Do not tan or sunburn your face.

One week prior to the procedure.

  • Avoid all blood thinners (Ibuprofen, Tylenol, Advil, Aleve, Motrin, Aspirin, Excedrin, Warfarin, Coumadin), Oil supplements (Fish, Vitamin E, Primrose) a week prior to the procedure.

  • Avoid Antibiotics (unless you are required by your medical doctor before the procedure), Iron and Magnesium, it compromise the integrity of the skin.

  • No waxing or tinting

  • No tweezing 

  • No electrolysis a week before. Do not resume any method of hair removal for at least two weeks.

  • No Eyebrow tinting should be done or removed before, or after the procedure two weeks before.

  • No Botox or Chemical Peels of any kind. These include Glycolic, Pumpkin, Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA), Salicylic Acid, Microdermabrasion, Laser Facials, both ablative and non-ablative-Fraxel, Co2 and IPL laser treatments. 

Additional Information

The result of the procedure is depending on the health of the skin. The better condition your skin is in, the better the final result will be.  Mature clients may need an additional one to two weeks healing time to see final results.

Medication and health conditions such as oily, very dry/flaky skin, sun-damaged skin, loose or laxed skin, the natural skin undertones, alcohol intake and smoking, general stress, immune system, poor diet and not following the aftercare instructions, may affect your healed results.

 Antacids, thyroid and anxiety medications have been reported as interfering with permanent makeup either by affecting retention or shifting the pigment to an undesirable tone. With that info, an educated client may have better expectation and know that she / he may need more frequent adjustments that others

Long Term Care

The better you take care of your skin and protect it from UV rays, the better the outcome and lifespan of your permanent makeup procedures.

  • Use a good sunscreen after 10 days, sun exposure will fade your permanent cosmetics

  • If you are planning a chemical peel, laser procedure or an MRI scan, please inform the technician/your care provider of your permanent cosmetics.

  • The use of Retin­A/Tretinoin, chemical peels and acid peels or any other rapid skin exfoliation products used on the forehead area will cause the permanent makeup of the eyebrow area to fade prematurely.

Eyeliner Aftercare

This is the short version of your aftercare, but you will receive a print out aftercare during your procedure.

  1. You may experience slightly puffy to swollen eyes, heavy lids, light sensitivity and bloodshot pupils. Your eyes may feel more swollen than they appear.  Sleeping in an elevated position will help reduce swelling at night.

  2. Please replace your pillowcase and your shower towel for a clean one. A silk pillowcase is the BEST!

  3. Icing your eyes will assist in calming your eyes from swelling

  4. Eyes will be swollen and perhaps ‘crusty’ upon waking. The swelling will disappear from being in an upright position and increasing circulation to the area.

  5. Avoid heavy lifting, physical exertion or exercise and crying.

  6. Pigment within the epidermis will begin to flake off within 3 days, although some people do not notice the exfoliation at all.

  7. Do not scratch or pick!

  8. By blinking helps to eliminate the small pieces of pigment and epidermis which has detached. 

Eyebrows Aftercare

You are given an in-dept aftercare during your procedure. This is the short an quick version of your aftercare.

Day 1-2  Your brows are approximately 40% darker, bolder and more solid than your healed result. Under the pigment, the skin is red and pigment has been deposited into the layer of skin containing dead skin cells; combined giving the appearance of darker color. There is a minimal swelling hence your brows seem thicker but eyebrow typically does not retain much fluid, swelling will be limited. This is normal.

Do not scratch or pick!

Day 3-4 Your eyebrows may begin to itch and the pigment may appear somewhat raised. During this time, it may seem that your eyebrow appear light and it loss the color in your eyebrow.

Do not scratch or  pick!

Day 5-7 The skin is now rapidly exfoliating and will shed evenly if left alone. The color under the exfoliating skin will start to appear very light and day by day it will start to appear darker. Please be patient and give the color a couple of weeks to become darker. 

Day 30-40 Now is the time to critique your brows, the tattoo has now become part of the dermis, seen under the epidermis. So a Touch-up is necessary.

Lip Aftercare

Day 1-3 Your lips will appear as though you are wearing a bright or dark vivid lipstick. The color may appear warmer than ultimately desired.  Lips will be swollen, feel tender and hot and do well with ice therapy.  They will feel very dry, it is crucial to follow the aftercare instructions and  product. Make sure you drink beverages that stained with a straw or do not eat any acidic food for the first 14 days.

Day 4-5 Lips will usually be less swollen but still tight and dry even hot.  Continue keeping the Lips moist with the aftercare product.

Skin begins to peel; you will see much pigment coming off. Lip color under peeling skin will appear very light in color.

Do not pick or peel the skin off!

Day 6-7 Lips will appear and feel very chapped and dry. Peeling should be complete. Color appears very soft in color. Keep well moisturized with non-petroleum product. Color may seem to disappear and almost become ‘frosty’ in appearance.

Day 14-20  Color begins to come back little by little each day. Keep well moisturized.

Day 21-28  Healing is complete. The color you see is the color you will retain. Keep moisturized.


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