Before & After Care

Most of our PMU clients report that the healing process was much quicker and easier than they expected it to be!  Will it look a bit bolder and more makeup-y at first? Absolutely.  Will you need to take a week off and hide in your bed?  Absolutely not!

There’s no need to take any time away from work or socializing during the healing process. It’s over before you know it,  and truthfully, you may be the only one that even notices something’s off! 

This easy healing is a result of us working shallow in the skin, only performing services on the right canvases, and providing you with specific, time-tested aftercare instructions.

 

Check out our detailed instructions HERE 

 

To Prepare for your Service: 

  • Remove any piercings obstructing the area to be treated.

  • Do not exercise on the day of your service

  • Avoid caffeine, alcohol, vitamin E, Advil, and ibuprofen for 24h prior.

  • Do not take fish oil or CBD oil for 1 week prior.

  • Do not have electrolysis, laser hair removal, or any waxing done in the area within 1 week prior in case of burning/irritation.

  • Minimize sun exposure and avoid tanning beds/booths for 2 weeks prior (we cannot work on sunburnt skin).

  • Do not have Botox or fillers done within 2 weeks prior.

  • Do not use retinol or retina products on the face within 3 weeks prior.

  • Take extra precautions 2 weeks prior to ensure there will be no broken skin or lesions in the area to be treated.

  • If you are on an aspirin regimen, please speak with your doctor about possibly taking a break for the 2 weeks leading up to each service (initial and touchup). If possible, this will mean a much better healed result. If you’re unable to take a break, we can still perform the service, but may have to alter it and cannot guarantee optimal results.

  • Do not schedule any spa-grade peels within 6 weeks prior.

How to take care of your new eyebrows

WHAT TO EXPECT VISUALLY: When you leave, your brows will look bigger due to swelling, much warmer in color, darker, and more defined. This is normal. On days 3-5, your brows will begin to lightly peel and this will last for a few days. When the peeling is done, the brows will look lighter, cooler in color, and softer around the edges. By the time the skin fully heals through each layer (4-6 weeks), the color will have blossomed back up a bit.

 

WHAT TO DO: For 10 days or until peeling begins, cleanse twice daily with plain antibacterial soap, and follow with a thin layer of the aftercare cream , provided by Refined Beauty. When you’re cleansing, you want to be gentle, but do cleanse as if you’re trying to remove something. When you’re applying the Aquaphor, you’ll only need about the size of a grain of rice for both brows combined. If you have thick/coarse brow hair, be sure to press the Aquaphor through to the skin. Once the peeling begins, you should stop cleansing and applying Aquaphor.

 

WHAT TO AVOID UNTIL PEELING IS COMPLETELY DONE, OR FOR 10 DAYS IF NO PEELING OCCURS: Saunas, steam rooms, tanning beds, tanning booths, excessive steam/sweating, makeup or skincare within 1”, picking, scratching, itching, sun, swimming, and spray tans.

 

WHAT TO AVOID INDEFINITELY: Retinols/ acids/ exfoliants within 1” of brow area, and unprotected sun exposure.

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How to take care of your new eyeliner

WHAT TO EXPECT VISUALLY: Most clients leave their liner appointments with slightly swollen lids. This is a normal reaction, and nothing to be concerned about. Swelling and redness can be a bit worse the following morning, but typically starts to subside within a few days. Swollen lids may also appear asymmetrical. Light peeling can occur between days 3 and 10. When the peeling is complete, the liner can often look much lighter. But by the time the skin fully heals through each layer (4-6 weeks), the color will have blossomed back up a bit.

 

WHAT TO DO: For the first two days, keep the area dry. Many clients like to ice the area to reduce swelling, just be sure to keep a clean towel between the skin and the ice, and don’t over-do it. On day 3, you can begin applying a very thin layer of Aquaphor with clean hands, if the skin feels tight, dry, or irritated. The skin should then feel hydrated, but never look wet. You should not need to apply Aquaphor for more than a few days.

 

WHAT TO AVOID UNTIL PEELING IS COMPLETELY DONE, OR FOR 10 DAYS IF NO PEEL-ING OCCURS: Saunas, steam rooms, tanning beds, tanning booths, excessive steam/sweating, makeup or skincare within 1”, picking, scratching, itching, sun, swimming, and spray tans. It’s also critical that you avoid very hot showers or baths and any other source of steam, to prevent pigment migration 

(color bleeding under the skin).

 

WHAT TO AVOID INDEFINITELY: Retinols/ acids/ exfoliants within 1”, and unprotected sun exposure.

How to take care of your new lips

WHAT TO EXPECT VISUALLY: Most clients leave their lip appointments with noticeable swelling, bold color, and sometimes bruising. This is a normal part of the process, and nothing to be concerned about. Swelling and bruising typically starts to go down within just a few hours, and almost entirely by the following day. Peeling occurs between days 3 and 10. When the peeling is complete, the lips can often look much lighter. But by the time the skin fully heals through each layer (4-6 weeks), the color will have blossomed back up a bit.

 

WHAT TO DO:  Immediately following your appointment, feel free to apply generous layers of Aquaphor with clean hands as often as you’d like. Hydrated lips will heal more comfortably. Blot as needed between applications. Many clients like to ice the area to reduce swelling, just be sure to keep a clean towel between the skin and the ice, and don’t over-do it. You should not need to apply Aquaphor for more than 10 days.

 

WHAT TO AVOID UNTIL PEELING IS COMPLETELY DONE, OR FOR 10 DAYS IF NO PEELING OCCURS: Saunas, steam rooms, tanning beds, tanning booths, excessive steam/sweating, makeup or skincare within 1”, picking, scratching, itching, sun, swimming, and spray tans. It’s also critical that you avoid very hot/acidic/spicy foods, having dental work done, smoking, excessive stretching or rubbing of the mouth, teeth whitening, topical cold sore medication, sleeping on the face (if you can help it), applying any lip product not recommended by your artist, or excessive sexual contact.

 

WHAT TO AVOID INDEFINITELY: Retinols/ acids/ exfoliants within 1”, and unprotected sun exposure.

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