FAQ

 

PMU Care  F&Q

Micro pigmentation (semi-permanent makeup) procedures are affected by the “canvas” (your skin) that they are performed on. Lifestyle, medications, smoking, metabolism, facial surgery and other procedures, and age of skin all contribute to fading. The initial application is always applied conservatively because every person’s skin is different and the final color can only be precisely determined and adjusted during a follow-up appointment after the initial application has fully healed.  Because of this, the micropigmentation process is not complete after the initial procedure. In all cases, a follow-up appointment is required approximately 30 days after your initial application to fine tune and ensure the best result.

Semi- Permanent Lip Makeup

Apply ice packs as necessary to prevent or reduce swelling.

● When the area starts to flake, leave it. Do not pick, peel or pull on the skin.

● Apply a thin coat of AfterInked® ointment to the area twice a day for 3-4 days before showering and after cleansing.

● Avoid sweating such as from vigorous exercise for 24 hours.

● For at least one week post-procedure or until healing is complete (whichever is longer): ○ Keep your hands clean and avoid touching the affected area(s).

○ Do not scrub or pick treated areas.

○ Do not use peroxide or Neosporin on treated areas.

○ Do not expose area to direct sun or to tanning beds.

○ Avoid exposing the area excessive moisture or humidity, such as: facials, swimming, whirlpools (hot tubs), saunas, steam rooms, and steamy showers.

● Avoid Retin-A, moisturizers, glycolic acids, exfoliants and anti-aging products at all times (not just during healing) on all micropigmented areas.  These can cause pigments to fade and lighten prematurely.

● Avoid tanning beds, sun, chlorine spas and pools, soap and chemicals (including skin cleansers, makeup removers, alpha hydroxyl creams, and tooth whitening toothpaste) near the treated area until healed.

● Pigments will slowly fade over time according to one’s metabolism, skin type, sun exposure, medication, facial surgery, and smoking. Schedule maintenance visits as needed to keep it looking fresh.

● Periodic touch ups will ensure longer lasting results.

Post Procedure Care

• Apply ice for the first 2-24 hours to reduce swelling.  

• Keep moist with of AfterInked® ointment or Liprotek for the next 3-4 days, and then switch to lip balm or lipstick with an SPF of 15 or greater as the sun tends to fade lip color quickly.  

• Lips may appear to have too much color in the days following the procedure. You may add makeup to soften the color.  

• Scars on the lips from fever blisters cause pigment removal. See our Pre-Procedure Instructions for lips.

Lip Healing Schedule

If you’ve never had micro pigmentation before, there are a lot of unknowns. One of the most common questions we’re asked is what to expect during the healing process. While every person is different and some heal more quickly or slowly than others, here’s generally what to expect.

Temporary side effects from micro pigmentation include but are not limited to: redness, swelling, puffiness, bruising, dry patches and tenderness.  

You should expect to lose approximately 1/3 of the initial color during the healing process. We have selected the optimal pigments for you with this in mind.  In approximately six days it may appear too light. After about 10 days, the color will show more. It will appear softer when completely healed.

Day (1) Swelling, tender, heavy, thick lipstick look with reddish brick color. For the first few days, the color is darker than it will appear when healed.

Day (2)  Swelling, reddish, tender, with a slight metallic taste.

Day (3) Less swelling, thicker texture, sore, hot feeling before exfoliation with an orange color.

Day (4) Exfoliation begins, very chapped lips. The color will become lighter as the epidermis sloughs off. It will appear that you have lost all of your color, however, when your lips have healed completely, the dermal layer will gradually become darker.  

Day (5)  Very chapped but almost finished with first chapping stage. (So important not to peel or flick.

Day (6) A soft, rich color begins to appear.

Day (7),(8),(9),(10),(11),(12),(13) Lip color disappears and the “frosty” 2nd chapping stage begins as a whitish gray haze on the lips.

Day (14) Color blooms from within more and more each day until day 21 when healing is complete. The color you see is the color that you have. Your lips will remain a bit dry for a month or two. Use a good lip balm and they will return to normal with full color.

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Semi- Permanent Eyebrow Makeup

Though rare, infection is possible. If you see signs of infection such as persistent increased redness or swelling, fever, drainage, or oozing, contact your doctor immediately.  


Post Procedure Care:

● An invisible liquid bandage will be applied over your brows at the completion of your procedure. This liquid bandage will wear off after approximately 48 hours.

● Beginning 48 hours after your procedure, apply a very thin coat of AfterInked® ointment to the area twice a day for 3-4 days (or until all scabbing/crust has come off) after cleansing with simple soap or baby shampoo.

● When the area starts to flake, leave it. Do not pick, peel or pull on the skin.

● Avoid sweating such as from vigorous exercise for 1 week post-procedure.

● For at least one week post-procedure or until healing is complete (whichever is longer):

○ Keep your hands clean and avoid touching the affected area(s).

○ Do not scrub or pick treated areas.

○ Do not use peroxide or Neosporin on treated areas.

○ Do not expose area to direct sun or to tanning beds.

○ Avoid exposing the area excessive moisture or humidity, such as: facials, swimming, whirlpools (hot tubs), saunas, steam rooms, and steamy showers.

● Avoid Retin-A, moisturizers, glycolic acids, exfoliants and anti-aging products at all times (not just during healing) on all micro pigmented areas.  These can cause pigments to fade and lighten prematurely. ● Pigments will slowly fade over time according to one’s metabolism, skin type, sun exposure, medication, facial surgery, and smoking. Schedule maintenance visits as needed to keep it looking fresh. ● Periodic touch ups will ensure longer lasting results.

After Eyebrow Procedure:

• An invisible liquid bandage will be applied over your brows at the completion of your procedure. This liquid bandage will wear off after approximately 48 hours.

• Beginning 48 hours after your procedure, apply a very thin coat of AfterInked® ointment to the area twice a day for 3-4 days (or until all scabbing/crust has come off) after cleansing with simple soap or baby shampoo.

• Do not resume any method of eyebrow hair removal or coloration for at least two weeks.  

• Avoid eyebrow tinting within 48 hours before or two weeks after the procedure.

What will make your eyebrows fade?

• Lighter pigment - blondes fade faster than brunettes

• Oily skin - hair strokes will both fade and blur over time

• Frequent exercise - the salt in sweat will purge the pigment from the skin

• Sun exposure - the sun bleaches everything

• Certain medications

• Anti-aging skincare products • Acne medications and cream

• Youth – simply put, the younger/healthier you are, the faster your cells turn over


Eyebrow Guide:

Typical time between touch-ups

* Microblading Microblading (hairstrokes)  6-18 months

* Microblading with Shading    

12-24-Months
* Manually Shaded Powder Brows

12-24 Months

*Machine Hairstrokes   

12-24 Months

*Machine Hairstrokes with Shading 

18-36 Months

*Machine Shaded Powder Brows   

18-36 Months

Possible Eyebrow Effects:

If you’ve never had micro-pigmentation before, there are a lot of unknowns. One of the most common questions we’re asked is what to expect during the healing process. While every person is different and some heal more quickly or slowly than others, here’s generally what to expect.

Temporary side effects from micro-pigmentation include but are not limited to: redness, swelling, puffiness, bruising, dry patches and tenderness.  

You should expect to lose approximately 1/3 of the initial color during the healing process. We have selected the optimal pigments for you with this in mind.  In approximately six days it may appear too light. After about 10 days, the color will show more. It will appear softer when completely healed.

Eyebrow Healing Scedule

Day (1) The eyebrows are approximately 20-25% bolder and darker in width than they will be when healed. Expect light to moderate swelling and redness. The skin’s redness causes the color of the pigment to appear darker. There is some swelling, although difficult to actually see due to the thickness of the skin in the eyebrow area. This will subside.  Exfoliation, which begins in a few days, will cause the excess pigment surrounding the eyebrow to flake away and a more narrow appearance will result. New skin will heal over the pigmented area and result in a softer appearance of your eyebrows. Don’t be concerned that your eyebrows initially appear darker and heavier in size than you desire. This is all part of the process.

Day (2) Conditions remain the same.

Day (3) Eyebrows start to itch and will appear a bit thicker in texture. Exfoliation begins

Day (4) The skin begins to flake, peeling from the outside edges first.  

Day (5) Color finishes flaking off and appears softer and grayer for a few days until color clarifies.

Day (6),(7),(8),(9) The color has lightened from its initial overly-dark appearance. For the next few days, the color may now be lighter than what the final color will be.  

Day (10) The final color begins to stabilize and show through. The color will continue to soften as the healing process completes.

Semi Permanent Eyeliner

● Apply ice packs as necessary to prevent or reduce swelling.

● When the area starts to flake, leave it. Do not pick, peel or pull on the skin.

● Apply a thin coat of AfterInked® ointment to the area twice a day for 3-4 days before showering and after cleansing.

● Avoid sweating such as from vigorous exercise for 24 hours.

● For at least one week post-procedure or until healing is complete (whichever is longer):

○ Keep your hands clean and avoid touching the affected area(s).

○ Do not scrub or pick treated areas.

○ Do not use peroxide or Neosporin on treated areas.

○ Do not expose area to direct sun or to tanning beds.

○ Avoid exposing the area excessive moisture or humidity, such as: facials, swimming, whirlpools (hot tubs), saunas, steam rooms, and steamy showers.

● Avoid Retin-A, moisturizers, glycolic acids, exfoliants and anti-aging products at all times (not just during healing) on all micro pigmented areas.  These can cause pigments to fade and lighten prematurely.

● Avoid tanning beds, sun, chlorine spas and pools, soap and chemicals (including skin cleansers, makeup removers, alpha hydroxyl creams, and tooth whitening toothpaste) near the treated area until healed.

● Pigments will slowly fade over time according to one’s metabolism, skin type, sun exposure, medication, facial surgery, and smoking. Schedule maintenance visits as needed to keep it looking fresh.

● Periodic touch ups will ensure longer lasting results.

Eyeliner Healing Schedule:

Healing is fast and a schedule is not needed but for comfort.

Day (1) The eyes are approximately 20-25% bolder and darker in width than they will be when healed. Expect light to moderate swelling and redness. The skin’s redness causes the color of the pigment to appear darker. There is some swelling, although difficult to actually see due to the thickness of the skin in the lash area. This will subside.  Exfoliation, which begins in a few days, will cause the excess pigment surrounding the eye to flake away and a more narrow appearance will result. New skin will heal over the pigmented area and result in a softer appearance of your eyeliner. Don’t be concerned that your eyeliner initially appear darker and heavier in size than you desire. This is all part of the process.

Day (2) Conditions remain the same.

Day (3) Eyeliner will start to itch and will appear a bit thicker in texture. Exfoliation begins

Day (4) The eyeliner begins to flake, peeling from the outside edges first.

Day (5-7) Healing should be completing 

Scar & Areola Micro-pigmentation

Scar & Areola Micro-pigmentation Post Procedure Care:

● Apply ice packs as necessary to prevent or reduce swelling.

● An invisible liquid bandage will be applied over the area at the completion of your procedure. This liquid bandage will wear off after approximately 48 hours.

● Beginning 48 hours after your procedure, apply a very thin coat of AfterInked® ointment to the area twice a day for 3-4 days (or until all scabbing/crust has come off) after cleansing with simple soap or baby shampoo.

● When the area starts to flake, leave it. Do not pick, peel or pull on the skin.

● Avoid sweating such as from vigorous exercise for 24 hours.

● For at least one week post-procedure or until healing is complete (whichever is longer): ○ Keep your hands clean and avoid touching the affected area(s). ○ Do not scrub or pick treated areas. ○ Do not use peroxide or Neosporin on treated areas. ○ Do not expose area to direct sun or to tanning beds. ○ Avoid exposing the area excessive moisture or humidity, such as: facials, swimming, whirlpools (hot tubs), saunas, steam rooms, and steamy showers.

● Avoid Retin-A, moisturizers, glycolic acids, exfoliants and anti-aging products at all times (not just during healing) on all micro pigmented areas.  These can cause pigments to fade and lighten prematurely.

● Avoid tanning beds, sun, chlorine spas and pools, soap and chemicals (including skin cleansers, makeup removers, alpha hydroxyl creams, and tooth whitening toothpaste) near the treated area until healed.

● Pigments will slowly fade over time according to one’s metabolism, skin type, sun exposure, medication, facial surgery, and smoking. Schedule maintenance visits as needed to keep it looking fresh.

● Periodic touch ups will ensure longer lasting results.

Scar Camouflage & Areola Restoration 

• Keep area away from water for 48 hours.  

• An invisible liquid bandage will be applied over the area at the completion of your procedure. This liquid bandage will wear off after approximately 48 hours.

• Beginning 48 hours after your procedure, apply a very thin coat of AfterInked® ointment to the area twice a day for 3-4 days (or until all scabbing/crust has come off) after cleansing with simple soap or baby shampoo.

Scar & Areola Micropigmentation Healing Schedule

If you’ve never had micropigmentation before, there are a lot of unknowns. One of the most common questions we’re asked is what to expect during the healing process. While every person is different and some heal more quickly or slowly than others, here’s generally what to expect.

Temporary side effects from micropigmentation include but are not limited to: redness, swelling, puffiness, bruising, dry patches and tenderness.  

You should expect to lose approximately 1/3 of the initial color during the healing process. We have selected the optimal pigments for you with this in mind.  In approximately six days it may appear too light. After about 10 days, the color will show more. It will appear softer when completely healed.

 

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