Permanent Makeup 

Online consultations are available for these services.

PERMANENT MAKE UP (PMU) FAQs

  • What is Permanent Makeup?

    • Permanent makeup is a form of tattoo that is designed to intensify the facial features. This service deposits pigment into the superficial layers of the dermis to create a smudge proof beauty enhancement.  The ares that we work on are the eyebrows, eyeliner, and lips.  
       

  • Does the service hurt?

    • The service can be uncomfortable for some, but most find it to be very tolerable.  We use two types of lidocaine throughout the appointment.  First we numb the area topically, then we numb again throughout the service to manage discomfort. 
       

  • How often does my permanent makeup need to be retouched?

    • On average you will need a touch up yearly, but there are a lot of variables that influence the frequency of touch ups.  Some circumstances such as age, skin type, and genetics are out of our control.  Other factors, such as sun exposure, and exfoliation are things that we can be careful of.  These are all factors that can affect how long, and how well the skin retains the pigment. We strongly encourage clients to wait at least 6 months in between touch ups to maintain the efficacy of the skin.
       

  • How do we choose a pigment color?

    • To choose the best pigment color we consider the brow hair color, and also the base color of the head hair.  We need to choose a pigment color that is at least 2 shades darker, and warmer then the natural hair color.  This is because the pigment will heal lighter, and cooler when it is fully healed and settled into the skin.  

PRE-PROCEDURE ADVICE

  • Resist grooming brows for as long as possible prior to your eyebrow appointment so that we are able to accurately assess the eyebrow shape

  • Do not get any neurotoxin injectables in the top half of the face for 2 weeks prior to appointment

  • Do not use retinol, or receive chemical peels in the top half of your face for 2 weeks prior to appointment.  

  • For eyeliner: do not use eyelash growth serum for 2 weeks prior to eyeliner appointment, top or bottom

  • For lip blush treatment: it is recommended to use an antiviral medication prior to appointment even if you have never had a herpes reaction before 

  • Be mindful of caffeine and alcohol consumption for 24 hours prior to all permanent make up (PMU) appointment because it can thin the blood, and affect pigment retention 

  • Be mindful of consumption of fish oil, and Vitamin E consumption 7 days prior to all PMU appointment because it can thin the blood, and affect pigment retention 

POST-PROCEDURE ADVICE

  • Keep the area clean by cleansing with antibacterial soap, making sure to pat the area dry with a paper product that absorbs excess moisture 

  • Avoid high intensity workouts for 7 days after procedure

  • Apply recommended aftercare ointment twice a day to dry skin for 7 days after procedure.  A small amount of product is all that's necessary to keep the area slightly moist, but still able to breathe

  • Avoid picking or touching the area in general during the healing process

  • Do not apply makeup, sunscreen, or active skin care in the area for 10 days post procedure

  • Keep the area out of the sun for 10 days

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