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Before Your Permanent Makeup Appointment

In order to obtain the best results from your permanent makeup procedure, it is important to follow the guidelines below and the preparation outlined. Just like painters spend time prepping their surface with sanding, making sure edges are smooth, and applying the right primer, you will also need to prep your skin to have a good canvas to work on. The procedure area must be healthy, strong, non-sensitive, and non-irritated. Here is how to get your skin ready for the procedure. 

Before Your Permanent Lip Blush

Use Vaseline or Lip balm daily 5 days prior to your procedure, to moisturize the lips. You may use a lip scrub if needed to minimize dry lips.

Before Your Permanent Eyeliner

Eyelash extensions must be removed 1-2 days prior to the procedure. You must wait until all PMU is healed before resuming use.

Contact lenses must be removed prior to the procedure. You must wait 24 hours before resuming use. Please bring glasses for your appointment.

Before Your Areola Service or Scar Camouflage

You must be at least 6 months post-breast reconstructive surgery. You must be cleared by your surgeon before areola tattooing.

The scar must be 18 months old & lighter than the surrounding skin in order to be camouflaged.


There are several reasons why we cannot perform permanent makeup services:

You are pregnant or nursing. 

Currently undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment. Prophylactic chemotherapy is generally safe to proceed, but it is recommended to obtain approval from an oncologist. Skin inflammation from certain dermatologic disorders, including rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis, or an active sunburn

Have had previous permanent makeup by another artist that we may consider a major corrective procedure. You will need to submit photos or possibly schedule a consultation before we can perform corrective PMU services.

Medical Conditions

The following medical conditions require approval from a doctor before permanent makeup services can be performed. Some conditions may require premedication.
• Fever blister
• Heart disease, coronary stents, and valve replacement
• Prescription blood thinners
• Insulin-dependent diabetes
• Joint replacement
• Lupus
• Seizures
• Organ transplant
• Shingles or Bell’s Palsy within 1 year
• Glaucoma
• Grave’s Disease

Waiting Periods

There are several reasons why permanent makeup services may be delayed:

Have received Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin injections. Required waiting period of 7-10 days.

Have used Retin A, Glycolic acid, or vitamin C serums. Have received chemical peels, lasers, IPL, or any time of medical grade skin treatment. The required waiting period is 3 weeks.

Have been using a tanning bed or suntanning. The required waiting period is 1 month. 2-3 months for scar camouflage.

Have taken full doses of Accutane. The required waiting period is 1 year. You may be able to receive permanent makeup through medical clearance from your doctor if you have been taking a prophylactic or half-dose treatment.

Additional Waiting Periods for Lip Blushing

History of fever blisters, even just 1 in your lifetime. You will need a note from your doctor and premedication before your first visit.

Have received fillers (Juvederm, Silk, Voluma, Sculptura, Restylane, etc.) The required waiting period is 4-5 weeks.

Have received lip augmentation through fat transfer, implants, or tissue grafting. The required waiting period is 1 month.

Additional Waiting Periods for Permanent Eyeliner

Have received Lasik or cataract surgery. PMU cannot be performed one month before or 3 months after surgery

Have you used Latisse or any eyelash boosting? The waiting period is 4 weeks.

Have a Stye or Chalazion. The waiting period is 2 weeks from the time of healing.

Conditions that require medical clearance from a doctor include Glaucoma, Grave’s Disease, Blepharitis, or an eye-opening lift.

Blood Thinners

Anticoagulants lengthen the time it takes the blood to clot. Anti-platelet drugs, such as aspirin and ibuprofen prevent your blood from clotting. This can cause the treatment area to bleed resulting in the risk of over working the skin and cause discomfort. Please discuss with your health care provider if you are on any medications that may cause blood thinning. We recommend that you do not drink alcohol 24-48 hours before your visit. Also, minimize the use of caffeine the day of your treatment.
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