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How to Prepare For a Permanent Makeup Procedure

While the permanent makeup procedure is a safe and effective way to naturally enhance your appearance, it is an extensive treatment and will require some preparation prior to your appointment.

Prior to your treatment, we highly recommend the following:

  • Wear sunscreen and/or avoid the sun

  • Avoid any pretreatment shaving, waxing or exfoliation

  • Avoid any tanning (including spray tans) at least 1 week prior to your permanent makeup procedure.

  • If you are smoker, stop smoking at least 6 weeks prior to your treatment to promote quicker healing.

  • Avoid taking any anti-inflammatory drugs, aspirin or other medication that may cause increased bleeding.

  • Stay hydrated.

It is very important to follow the pre-treatment care instructions detailed by your skin care professional to ensure the safety and success of your procedure.


  • Do not wear contact lenses during the procedure and for the next 24 hours.

  • Bring sunglasses to wear home as your eyes may be sensitive to light after the treatment.

  • Do not dye or perm your eyelashes for 2 days prior to your procedure and at least 6 weeks after.

  • Inform your cosmetic tattoo professional about any eye surgery (cataracts, lasik) that you may have had.



  • Do not tweeze, wax or dye your eyebrows for 2 days prior to your treatment & 6 weeks after.

  • Electrolysis should not be done for at least 7 days prior to the permanent makeup appointment.


  • Inform your skin care specialist about any lip procedures you may have had (e.g. lip filler treatment or Botox)

  • Inform your specialist about any lip sores prior to your treatment. You may be required to take some anti-viral medication prior to your permanent makeup procedure.

  • Inform your specialist about any oral prosthesis such as full/partial dentures, braces or tongue piercings as these may increase your risk of infection.


To learn more about our permanent makeup services, book a consultation or contact our skin care clinic at (917)214-2266

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