General instructions for all PMU applications
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.
Shower and fix your hair (as you need to take extra care not to get the application area wet for several days).
Do not wear contact lenses during the procedure or for 24 hours after.
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.
Do not use eyelash curler the day of the procedure.
Discontinue use of eyelash growing serums like Latisse 1 months prior to procedure.
If you have had any type of eye surgery, consult with the physician about how long you should waitbefore having a permanent eyeliner procedure. Most physicians give a 2 month approval after cataract surgery,lasik, and blepharoplasty.
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. If the lip surgery involves an incision (like a lip implant), the incision needs to be healed for about 6 months before tattooing on top of it.
Do not tweeze, wax, or dye brows for 2 days prior.
Electrolysis should not be done for a week prior.
Pre-existing conditions that interfere with PMU procedure
● Breastfeeding (treatment is possible, though anesthetic will not be possible)
● On keloids or if you have tendency to keloid, birthmarks or moles in the procedure area
● Diabetic (doctor's note is required)
● Alcohol and drug addictions
● Serious diseases such as cancer, epilepsy, or autoimmune disorders, a doctor's note is required
● Circulatory disorders (doctor's note is required)
● Any bleeding disorders (doctor's note is required)
● You're taking blood thinning medication
● Currently on Accutane or other strong retinoids (must wait a year after treatment ends)
● If any skin disease symptoms or irritation appears on the area.
● You've recently had Botox or Disport treatment (must wait 2 months)
● Previous permanent makeup ( please send me a clear photo prior to booking your appointment)
● You have a broken capillary in the eyebrows area
● If you have a sunburn
● After waxing (must wait 3 days)
● After chemical peels (must wait two weeks)
● 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. Cold sore blisters can occur on many different parts of the body but are most common on or around the lips, cheeks, or nose and also (on rare occasions) in the eye and eyebrows. Herpes simplex virus (HSV) typically causes cold sores. But even if you have never had a cold sore, 90% of the population have the virus that they are not aware of. It has been estimated that nearly 50% of children entering kindergarten and 90% of adults have been infected with HSV, although a much smaller percentage has experienced any symptoms. A number of factors can trigger the virus, including sunlight, sunburn, stress, fatigue, fever, menstruation and intestinal upset. Cosmetic tattooing is one of the well known triggers. In many cases, the precipitating factors remain unknown.