Permanent Make-up: How to prepare for the procedure
Read the following to understand how to best prepare for the permanent make-up procedure.
- Avoid caffeine the day of the procedure.
- Do not tan the week before the procedure.
- Do not consume alcohol 24 hours before the procedure.
- Do not take aspirin, niacin, vitamin E, or ibuprofen 24 hours before the procedure.
- Avoid Fish Oil, Prenatal Vitamins, Nutritional Shakes (Shakeology, etc.), “Hair, Skin, Nail” supplements two weeks before the procedure.
- Avoid the following herbs and spices 48 hours before procedure: ginger, cinnamon, garlic, black and cayenne pepper.
- No waxing for three days before the procedure.
- No Botox one month prior to the procedure.
- Stop using Retin-A or AHA products two weeks before the procedure.
- No lasers or chemical peels for one month before the procedure.
- No microdermabrasion or dermaplaning for two weeks prior.
- It helps to do a light facial scrub three days before the procedure.
- Dye eyebrows with chemical or henna hair dye one month before the micropigmentation procedure.
- Permanent make-up can’t be performed after the facial cleansing procedure or when the skin is otherwise damaged. Allow for one month after any facial procedures.
How to prepare for the permanent make-up appointment: lips
Hyaluronic lip injections are not recommended two months before the lip micropigmentation procedure. Vaseline, moisturizing lipstick, or ointment with vitamins A+D is recommended to be used for one week before the lip micropigmentation procedure. Also, lip peeling should be done 24 hours before the procedure. Micropigmentation can’t be performed on dry/ cracked lips.
For the prevention of the Herpes virus, the anti-herpes pills should be taken on the day of the procedure. More specifically, women with a herpes history are likely to have it again after this procedure if they do not take the medication before and after.
Recommended pills: Acyclovir