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PMU Prep and Aftercare Guide

Permanent Makeup (PMU) is a convenient and long-lasting solution to enhance your natural features. Proper preparation before the procedure and  aftercare are essential for optimal results.


  1. Consultation: Schedule a consultation with your PMU artist to discuss your desired look, any concerns, and ensure you're a suitable candidate for the procedure.

  2. Avoid Blood Thinners: Refrain from consuming alcohol, aspirin, or any blood-thinning medications for at least 24 hours before your appointment to minimize bleeding and bruising.

  3. Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water in the days leading up to your appointment to keep your skin hydrated, which aids in the healing process.

  4. Avoid Sun Exposure: Protect your skin from excessive sun exposure and tanning beds before your PMU appointment to prevent skin damage and ensure an even pigment uptake.

  5. Avoid Certain Skincare Products: Refrain from using products containing retinol, AHA/BHA acids, or exfoliants on the treated area for at least one week before the procedure.

  6. Arrive Makeup-Free: Come to your appointment with clean, makeup-free skin to allow the PMU artist to work on a clear canvas.



  1. Keep the Area Clean: Gently cleanse the treated area with a mild, unscented cleanser and water twice a day to remove any buildup of oil, debris, or dried blood.

  2. Apply Healing Ointment: Use the provided healing ointment or recommended product to keep the area moisturized and promote healing. Apply a thin layer as instructed by your PMU artist.

  3. Avoid Sun Exposure: Protect the treated area from direct sunlight and tanning beds during the healing process. Wear a wide-brimmed hat and apply SPF 30 or higher sunscreen if you need to be outdoors.

  4. Avoid Moisture: Keep the treated area dry for the first few days after the procedure. Avoid swimming, saunas, steam rooms, and excessive sweating to prevent pigment loss or infection.

  5. Avoid Touching or Picking: Resist the urge to touch, scratch, or pick at the treated area, as this can disrupt the healing process and lead to infection or pigment loss.

  6. Follow-Up Appointments: Attend any scheduled follow-up appointments with your PMU artist to assess the healing progress and make any necessary touch-ups for the best results.

Remember, individual healing times may vary, but following these pre and post-care instructions diligently can help ensure beautiful, long-lasting results from your PMU procedure.

For any concerns or questions during the healing process, don't hesitate to contact your PMU artist for guidance and support.

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