Precare & Aftercare
Precare Instructions for All PMU Procedures:
Do not drink coffee or energy drinks on the day of treatment. Do not drink Alcohol 24 hours before the day of treatment.
Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Ibuprofen 24 hours before treatment.
Do not take omega3 (fish oil) 1 week before treatment.
Do not tan or have intense sun exposure 3 days before treatment.
No chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser or any other intense treatments 2 weeks before treatment.
Do not tweeze, wax, or dye brows for 2 days prior.
Electrolysis should not be done for a week prior.
Gently exfoliate your lips with a warm wet towel or lip scrub. Afterward, hydrate and soften with moisturizer or lip balm for a few days before the treatment.
If you get cold sores, you will definitely need an antiviral treatment (ex: valtrex or at least l-lysine). Physicians usually instruct to begin taking it 3 days before procedure, for a 7-10 day course. But even if you have never had a cold sore, 90% of the population have the virus that they are not aware of. A number of factors can TRIGGER (not cause) the virus, permanent makeup is one of them.
If you have had any type of lip surgery, consult with the physician about how long you should wait before having a permanent makeup procedure on the lips. Most physicians give a 3 week approval after lip filler injections.
Do not wear contact lenses during the procedure.
Bring sunglasses to wear home, eyes may be light sensitive.
If you have eyelash extensions they must be taken off prior to procedure.
Do not dye or perm lashes for 2 days prior.
Discontinue use of eyelash growing serums like Latisse 2 months prior to procedure.
If you have had any type of eye surgery, consult with the physician about how long you should wait before having a permanent eyeliner procedure. Most physicians give a 2 month approval after cataract surgery, Lasik, and blepharoplasty.
Aftercare Instructions for PMU Procedures:
FAILURE TO FOLLOW AFTER-CARE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN INFECTIONS, PIGMENT LOSS OR
Keep the area dry for 24 hours by taking a damp paper towel and dabbing the brows every hour.
After 24 hours, gently wash your brows once a day with a cleanser like baby soap in the direction of hair growth and dab with paper towel.
Let the scabs fall off naturally. Do not pick, rub or scratch treated area. This can lead to scaring or pigment loss!
No facials, chemical peels for 1 month.
Avoid sauna, pools, steam rooms for at least 3 weeks.
In the first 10 days:
Avoid sweating, sweat may expel pigment from the dermis
Avoid sleeping on your stomach so your face won’t touch the pillow
Don’t use makeup or skincare products on treated area, because they can contain ingredients such as exfoliants and acids, which can affect the pigment.
Don’t do any type of hair removal
Apply ointment up to 3 times a day with clean hands.
Your lips will be swollen overnight, sometimes for 48 hours. The fuller your lips naturally, the more evident this will be.
For the first two 24 hours, use a straw when drinking liquids
Do not rub, pick or scratch the treated area. Let it heal naturally, otherwise, there might be scarring or pigment loss.
During the peeling process, it may look like there is not much color there. Color is more apparent by the second week.
Avoid direct sun exposure and tanning beds for at least 4 weeks
No soap, cleanser or shampoo on the treated area for 7 days. Soap and cleanser are designed to remove any foreign substances, including freshly implanted tattoo ink.
No makeup or skincare on treated area for 2 weeks. You can resume your makeup routine after this period.
Avoid sauna, pools, steam rooms for at least 2 weeks.
When brushing teeth for the first 3 days, try to avoid getting toothpaste or toothbrush on your lips.
No eye makeup, eyelash extensions, or wetting the area for 1 week. You can resume your makeup routine after this period.
Do not dye, perm, or use an eyelash curler for 2 weeks.
Any tools touching the treated area must be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected first.
Sleep elevated for a new night to combat swelling. You can ice the treated area at home. Place the ice cubes in a clean bag or paper towel and ice for a few minutes, not more than 10 minutes.