Permanent Make UpFAQ
What is Permanent Make Up?
Is a cosmetic technique of micro-implantation of coloring pigments into the dermal layer of the skin to produce permanent make up, a desired and lasting cosmetic effect.
Is Permanent Make Up Safe?
Absolutely. Sterilized, disposable needles and supplies are used during the process and we following Universal Precautions as set by the Center for Disease Control and OSHA.
Is it Painful?
PMU is not a relaxation service, however, prior and during the procedure we will apply a topical anesthetic ointment to numb the area. Everyone responds differently to anesthetic and depending on their threshold pain we can apply anesthetic number 2.
Feeling is a stinging sensation and is comparable to tweezing.
Clients can take Tylenol but NOT Aspirin or Ibuprofen.
How Long Does it Take
After procedure color appears much more intense than after healing and this is completely normal. In the following days you will notice slight scabbing, do not pick at them. It takes approximately 7-14 days to heal and about 6 weeks for the color to fully set in. In the mean time, color will go away and then come back by the 6th week.
Am I an Ideal Candidate?
If you have any of the following conditions you are not ideal candidate for PMU:
-Pregnant or nursing.
-Used Accutane or other prescribed acne medications on the past year.
-Allergic to Lidocaine, Tetracaine, Benzacaine, Priliocaine or Epinephrine.
-Undergoing Chemotherapy (consult your doctor)
-Viral infections and/or diseases.
-A Pacemaker or major heart problems.
-Had a organ transplant.
-Skin irritations near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)
-Sick (cold, flu, etc.)
-Had Botox or dermal filler done in the past month.
How Do I Prepare?
-Do not work out the day of the procedure.
-Do not tan or have sunburned face.
-Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Ibuprofen 24 hours beforeprocedure.
-No alcohol or caffeine on the day of the procedure.
-No waxing or tinting 3 days before.
-Send your medication list prior to your appointment
-If you are getting lips PMU and have Hepes Virus take anti-viral antibiotic 1 week on advance.
-Please note that you will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.
What will be the after care?
-No steam, cleansers, creams, makeup or any other products ontreated area for 10 days.
-4-5 hours after the procedure clean the area with sterile water andcotton pad, gauze or Q-tip and allow to air dry.
-DO NOT rub, pick or scratch the treated area. Let any scabbing ordry skin naturally exfoliate off. Picking can cause scarring.
-Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 3-4 weeks after procedure.
-Avoid heavy sweating for the first 10 days.
-NO facials, Botox, chemical treatments and microdermabrasion for 4 weeks.
-Use only clean pillowcase.
Results vary depending on many factors including skin types and sunscreen usage.
Average color retention is 1.5 to 2 years after 2 appointments.
The first appointment is the primary procedure, the second one is the touch-up.
How Long Does it Last?