Pre-Treatment Care for PMU
Pre-Care before your PMU appointment:
No coffee, alcohol, caffienne, or energizing drinks 48 hours before procedure
Do not take Asprin, Niacin, Vitamin E , or Ibuprofen 48 hours before procedure
Avoid Fish Oil, and prenatal vitamins 2 weeks prior to procedure
Avoid sun and tanning on your face 2 weeks prior to procedure
Discontinue Retin-A, Chemical, Laser Peel, and any chemical exfoliant or "brightening" skincare at least 6 weeks prior (once your brows have healed, you must avoid use of these products on forehead area procedure to prevent premature fading)
Botox and filler on the forehead, temple, and eye area should be avoided 2 months prior to procedure for those who do not regularly receive injectables
Avoid the following herbs and spices 48 hours before procedure: ginger, cinnamon, garlic, black, and cayenne pepper
No brow waxing, tinting, or threading 1 week prior
Shower and fix your hair as you need to take extra care not to get your brows wet for several days
Please note: You will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle
Pre-existing conditions that interfere with Semi-Permanent Make Up Tattoo to consider:
Breastfeeding (treatment is possible, though anesthetic will not be possible)
On keloids or if you have tendency to keloid, birthmarks, or moles
Serious diseases such as cancer, epilepsy, autoimmune disorders (doctors note is required)
Circulatory disorders (doctors note is required)
Any bleeding disorders (doctors note is required)
you're taking blood thinning medication
Currently on Auccutane or other strong retinoids (must wait 6 months after treatment ends)
If any skin diseases symptoms or irritation appears on the area.
You've recently had Botox or Disport treatment (must wait 2 months)
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 2 weeks)
After Care for PMU
Day 1: Gently blot the brow area with clean cotton balls or tissue. Repeat every 30-60 mins for the first 2 hours to absorb excess lymph fluid. Removing this fluid prevents early scabbing. Always remember to wash hands before blotting the brows.
Within 2-3 hours: Within 2-3 hours after the procedure wash your brows gently using a mild soap (Cetaphil). Don’t drench the brows with too much water and light pat the them down with a cotton ball. Let brows dry for 5 minutes and apply with a rice grain sized amount of ointment on brows using a Q-tip. Apply ointment 1-2 times a day if needed (never use fingers to apply ointment)
What is to be avoided: Do not pick, rub, or scratch the brow area. Let any scabbing naturally exfoliate off. Do not use a wash cloth or anything abrasive. Do not use any cleansers containing acids (Glycolic, Lactic, or AHA). Avoid hot tubs, steam rooms, pool, ocean, direct sunlight, tanning beds, and facials for 2 weeks. Avoid sweaty exercise for 1 week. Avoid all make up (including foundation) in the eyebrow area.
In the next 30 days avoid: Sunbathing, Solarium, Light Therapy, Chemical Peels, Fruit Acids, Microdermabrasion, products with Glycolic Acid, and creams that contain regeneration factors. Always avoid laser treatments over the treated area (Fraxel, Laser, IPL) because they can destroy the pigments and cause burns. Use of antibiotics and hormone therapy can lead to faster pigment fading. Always protect the eyebrows from the sun with SPFs (NOT during the first 7 days).
Once the eyebrow area has fully peeled. The color will look a bit light in color. Do not critique your brows on Day 14. Give the ink time to rise back up on the surface of the skin. Brows will slowly start picking up more color within 14-28 days.
Remember: Do not pick or scratch at the dry skin/flakiness; let the skin fall off naturally. Picking can cause scarring. Once the treated area is completely healed, any changes or additions that need to be made can be done at your follow-up appointment.
There are no implied or written guarantees if you do not follow the above aftercare instructions
Use a fresh pillowcase
Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate away. Picking can cause scarring or loss of color
No facials, botox, chemical treatments or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks
Avoid hot, sweaty exercise for 1 week
Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks after procedure. Wear a hat when outdoors
Avoid heavy sweating and long hot showers for the next 10 days
Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days
Avoid swimming, lakes, oceans, and hot tubs for the first 10 days
Avoid topical makeup including sunscreen on the area
DO NOT rub, pick or scratch the treated area
Important note about showering: Limit your showers to 5 minutes so you do not create too much steam. Keep your face/procedure out of the water while you wash your body, then, at the end of your shower, wash your hair for the first week.
Remember, with the proper prep and aftercare routine, you will have much better results with your semi-permanent procedure.