Preparing for Your First Permanent Makeup Experience
If you’re tired of or too busy to apply your makeup daily, you may be considering permanent makeup. Whether you want a soft natural enhancement or a more done “makeup” look, there are some things to consider.
Permanent makeup is a tattoo. It will fade over time but can last for several years. That’s why it’s important to do your research. There are many ways to learn in advance how good your technician will be in terms of the technical skills, safety and artistry. Do your homework first.
How do you find the right technician for you? Several factors are important here. You want to know that they have the right training and technical skills to do the work correctly, as well as being experienced enough to create beautiful, long-lasting results. Ask your potential artist how long they have been doing PMU and ask to see HEALED pictures of their work. You want to ensure they are working in a safe environment, following all sanitary guidelines and using sterile equipment. Once all of those boxes are checked, the last piece is to find someone whose style you like. This is, after all, art and each artist has a different style.
At Beauty Lounge & Co. if you would like to come in to meet the artist, see the facility, ask questions and make sure we are the studio for you, we offer complimentary consultations. If you are sure that you want to proceed and would prefer to do the consultation the day of the appointment that is OK too. Either way, we will sit down with you prior to the appointment to ensure you know what to expect, answer any questions and make sure that we understand the look you are wanting to achieve.
Once you have decided PMU is for you, here is the need-to-know for pre-procedure information. Making sure your skin is prepped properly can be the difference between good and great results.
Also, in the initial session, we will discuss health and skin issues. We will analyze your skin and – with you – create a design personalized for your desires. Be aware, it may take two sessions to achieve the outcome you want.
Finally, there are some things you should and should not do prior to the treatment. These include:
Avoiding aspirin, niacin, Vitamin E, fish oil or Ibuprofen 24 hours before the treatment
No coffee, alcohol or energizing drinks on the day of treatment
Do not tint your eyebrows within three days prior to the treatment
No tanning or sunbathing one week before treatment
No waxing three days before treatment
No Botox, chemical peels, dermabrasions, mesotherapy or any other intense treatments
that cause faster skin cell rejuvenating and cause skin irritation two-to-three weeks before treatment
Stop using Vitamin A/Retinol products one month prior to treatment
Come to your appointment with a clean face and exfoliated brow/forehead area.
If you have any concerns or questions about how to prepare for your treatment you can view our pre-procedure information by clicking here.
The most important thing to remember is you are about to experience something great. Follow these directions and prepare for a wonderful experience.