PMU Preparation & Healing

For all permanent makeup sessions—whether you're opting for ombre brows, lip blush, lip neutralization, eyeliner, or faux freckles—it's vital to adhere to a precise protocol both before and after your appointment. This protocol is fundamental in preparing your skin for tattooing and ensuring optimal healing. Whether it's your initial session or a subsequent appointment, following this protocol is imperative.

Please read our policies here to confirm that you are a candidate for our permanent makeup services 

Outlined below are general guidelines applicable to all permanent makeup services, as well as specific information tailored to the particular service you desire. These actions should be followed to ensure a successful and satisfactory experience.

General Immediate Actions Upon Booking

  • Inform us of any major or minor health and/or skin conditions.
    Please disclose any major or minor health and/or skin conditions you may have. Major health conditions include active cancer, cardiovascular disease, Respiratory Disorders or while minor health conditions encompass regulated conditions like diabetes, thyroid disorders, or autoimmune disorders. Additionally, inform us of any skin conditions such as psoriasis, rosacea, a tendency to keloid, or eczema in the area where you desire the tattoo.

    Having these health or skin conditions does not automatically disqualify you from the procedure, but we need to exercise caution to ensure your well-being and proper care. In some cases, we may require written clearance from your physician.

    Please note that we cannot perform tattooing over any "raised" areas on the skin, which could be moles, significant scarring, piercings, acne, or similar conditions. Your safety and the success of the procedure are our priorities.

  • Inform us of any known allergies.
    While allergic reactions to permanent makeup are rare, your safety is our priority. If you are unaware of any allergies or potential allergic reactions related to tattooing, we would like to ensure your safety by offering a patch test if needed.

  • Please plan your personal time, vacations, events and occasions accordingly.
    Please schedule your personal time, vacations, events, and occasions accordingly, considering the necessary healing time for each procedure:

    - Ombre brows: Surface healing 2 weeks / Fully healed results in 6 weeks
    - Lip Blush: Surface healing 1 week / Fully healed results in 8 weeks
    - Lip Neutralization: Surface healing 1 week / Fully healed results in 12 weeks
    - Eyeliner: Surface healing 1 week / Fully healed results in 4 weeks
    - Freckles: Surface healing 1 week / Fully healed results in 4 weeks

    Please also be aware that you may experience increased sensitivity during your menstrual cycle.

30 Days Prior to Booking your session:

  • Avoid beauty services such as; facials, chemical peels, botox, lasers, injections, microneedling, microdermabrasion etc.
    These treatments accelerate the skin's exfoliation and the generation of new skin cells, potentially thinning the skin and making it more challenging to tattoo. Additionally, they may cause adverse skin reactions.

  • Discontinue skincare products that contain retinol ingredients.
    Retinol, a derivative of Vitamin A and a common ingredient in skincare products, is known for its skin renewal properties and is often used to treat various skin conditions. However, when it comes to permanent makeup procedures like ombre brows, discontinuing the use of retinol prior to the appointment is advised for several reasons such as: Skin sensitivity, skin thinny, inconsistency with color and negatively impacting the healing process.

  • Discontinue growth serums, lifts and tints.
    For Ombre Brows, you’ll need to discontinue using eyebrow hair growth serums, brow laminations and eyebrow tinting services.
    For Eyeliner services, you'll will need to discontinue using eyelash hair growth serums (example - Latisse), eyelash extensions, eyelash lifts, and tints.

  • No intentional tanning or spray tans.
    Avoid intentional tanning or spray tans for at least 30 days prior to your appointment. We need to accurately assess your natural skin hue and temperature to determine the optimal pigment formulation for your procedure. Tanning can alter these crucial factors.

1-2 Weeks Before Your Session:

  • Skin care ingredients to discontinue:
    Vitamin c serums
    Acid based skincare products such as toners 

  • 1 week prior avoid all blood thinners:
    Blood thinners can increase bleeding, especially in more vascular areas, increase bruising and interfere with the healing progress and pigment retention.

    Pill Form blood thinners: Fish oil, aspirin, heart medications (various) vitamin e, grape seed
    Natural Form: - Turmeric, garlic, ginger, vitamin e, grape seed, cayenne peppers 
  • Medical information
    It's crucial to consult with your doctor regarding any antibiotics or prescribed medications you're taking before your permanent makeup (PMU) session. Your doctor can advise you on whether it's best to complete a cycle or discontinue these medications prior to your session. Generally, allowing your body to complete a healing process before undergoing a skin-related procedure is advisable to minimize potential complications and ensure optimal healing.

    Regarding COVID vaccinations and/or boosters, it's recommended to complete the vaccination at least 2 weeks before your PMU appointment. Getting a tattoo during this period or if you're not fully well within 2 weeks after the vaccination is not advisable. This precaution is taken to prioritize your health and allow your immune system to respond adequately to the vaccine before introducing any additional procedures.

  • Lip Specific
    Lip Scrub Pre-Treatment for all lip tattoos 
    It is important that you come to your appointment with soft moisturizer lips for the best results. You can make a DIY lip scrub of your own for 3-4 nights prior to your treatment.

    Ingredients for the scrub:
    - 1 tablespoon coconut oil
    - 1 tablespoon organic honey
    - 2 tablespoons brown sugar (coarse)
    - 1/2 Tablespoon lukewarm water

    Mix all ingredients together and apply to lips in circular motion for 2-3 minutes. Wipe off the excess and then apply our lip conditioning gel.

  • Reminder to complete your consent form prior to your session: WAIVER

Days Before your Session:

  • 3 days prior to your session, remember to confirm your appointment.
    Please read our policies for more detailed information.

  • Avoid caffeine (coffee, tea) and alcohol 48-24 hours minimum prior to your session.
    Caffeine and alcohol should be avoided to help decrease sensitivity, minimized bleeding and/or swelling and effective healed results.

  • Ombre brow specific.
    Wash your hair a few days before as you’ll want to avoid getting your brows wet for the first 1-2 weeks of surface healing.
    No waxing or threading 5-3 days prior to your session.

Day of your session:

  • Please avoid working out the day of your session.
    Please avoid as it can increase blood circulation, irritation and sensitivity.

  • Avoid caffeine
    Just another reminder - don’t drink caffeine on the day of your session.

Permanent Makeup - Healing

Permanent makeup, while offering beauty enhancements, involves a level of skin injury. Therefore, proper and gentle care during the healing phase is crucial to ensure healing without complications. Insufficient care during this period can result in suboptimal outcomes, for which Huemon Beauty LLC cannot be held liable.

Upon your initial or annual session, we provide an initial aftercare kit to support the healing process. Additional aftercare products or kits needed for follow-up sessions are priced separately. If a second aftercare kit is required, it will be subject to additional charges determined by the service provided.

Your artist will furnish you with detailed aftercare instructions during your session. It is your responsibility to ensure you receive and fully comprehend these instructions, acknowledging your obligation to manage and care for your tattoo during the healing process.

General healing for all permanent makeup tattoos:

  • Trust the process!
  • Have clean pillowcases and bed sheets to keep your tattoo free of dirt and oils.We also recommend sleeping with a satin pillowcase to help avoid your scabs from coming off by force while sleeping.
  • Do not pick at your scabs or force them to come off prematurely as it can cause scarring, premature loss of pigment and possible infection. 
  • Avoid using exfoliants, chemical peels, facials etc. 4 weeks after your initial session.
  • Avoid retinol, vitamin c, acids on tattooed area for 4 weeks after your initial session.
  • Avoid sweating and/or heavy workouts. 
  • Avoid swimming, hot tubs and saunas 
  • Avoid direct sun exposure (no tanning)
  • Always wash your hands prior to apply your aftercare products
  • Do not use any other aftercare items that your artist did not provide to you unless directed.
  • Avoid oils, serums, fragrances, lotions and harsh chemicals on your face.
  • If you’re a blood donor, you may not give blood for 1 year following your procedure (Red Cross Guidelines)

Ombre brows:

  • Day 1 
    After your session, your brows will appear vibrant and well-defined. Use a lightly dampened cotton round and gently press on your brows every hour (for 10 seconds at a time) until bedtime. If you have oily skin, repeat every 30 minutes for the first 4 hours. Only do this on the first day after your session. Avoid continuing this process after the first day, as it can affect the retention of your results.

  • Day 2-5
    Your brows may appear darker due to pigment oxidation, which is normal during the healing process.

    Morning and Night Cleansing:
    - Use the provided cleanser with a q-tip. No need to add extra water.
    - Gently cleanse the area without scrubbing, then pat dry with a paper towel or let air dry.

    Washing Frequency:
    - Normal skin: Wash every 2-3 days.
    - Dry skin: Wash every 3 days. Apply a small amount of ointment if extremely dry, otherwise wait.
    - Oily/acne-prone skin: Wash every 4 days.

    Ointment Use:
    - Avoid using ointment on the days you wash your brows, unless your skin is very dry. Too much moisture can affect your healing. Keep brows slightly on the drier side.

    Shower Protection:
    Prevent brows from getting wet in the shower using provided eyebrow visors or a disposable shower cap.Don't overprotect—avoid excess moisture on brows.

    Flaking can start between day 4 and day 7. More details on flaking below.

  • Day 5-7
    - Apply a small amount of aftercare ointment (crumb-sized) when brows feel dry.
    - Use ointment as needed to keep brows slightly moisturized.
    - Frequency based on skin type:
    Normal skin: Use 2-3 times a day (not more).
    Dry skin: Use 3-4 times a day (not more).
    Oily/acne-prone skin: Use 2 times a day (not more).
    - If brows look oily, blot gently with an oil-absorbing sheet or paper towel (do not rub).
    - Continue gentle face washing with mild cleansers like Cetaphil, Dove, or Dial Soap.
    - Use a washcloth to clean around the face and brow area; avoid splashing water on your face.
    - Avoid skincare products with exfoliants, heavy fragrances, oils, acids, retinol, retinoids, etc., for the next 4-6 weeks.
    - Avoid beauty services like waxing, threading, facials, chemical peels, Botox, laser, microneedling for the next 4-6 weeks.

  • Scabbing (surface healing) Information
    Starting as early as day 4 as late as day 7 and can last an equal amount of time 

    Scabbing Info:
    Scabbing can start from day 4 up to day 7 after your session.
    It might last a few days to over a week; varies for each person.S
    cabbing is normal but may make your brows seem odd temporarily.
    Do not pick, scratch, or force scabs off; let them come off naturally.

    During scabbing:
    Brows become hard initially.
    Cracking occurs; trust the process, pigment is there.
    Parts of brows start flaking off, making the shape seem uneven.
    Some scabs stay, making the skin look light or dull, which is normal.

    After all scabs are off:
    Wait one day, then gently cleanse your brows to encourage new skin growth.
    If itchy, use a tiny amount of provided aftercare cream or press lightly, no scratching.

    Trust the healing process for at least 6 weeks:
    Brows may look light or dull.
    The shape may seem distorted.
    Pigment might appear uneven in some areas.

  • Mature Skin Healing

    Additional healing info:
    - You can use the provided cream daily if needed.
    - After full healing, consider an initial touch-up for optimal results, priced separately.
    - Touch-ups can be done between 6-12 weeks; prices may increase after 12 weeks.

    General Reminders for Healing Brows:
    - Trust the healing process; color initially appears darker and sharper.
    - After scabbing, color may seem lighter, but it will gradually darken in the following weeks.
    - Reserve judgment on color, shape, or look until the 6-week healing period.
    - Avoid wearing makeup on your brows until surface healing is complete.

  • Initial follow up appointment 
    After your brows have fully healed, we highly recommend returning for an initial follow-up session. This step is crucial in enhancing the depth and natural boldness of your permanent makeup tattoo.

    Maintenance Tips for Your Brows:
    - For a more glamorous look, you can darken your brows with makeup as needed. Your healed brows serve as a custom template.
    - Tidy up stray hair outside your chosen brow shape using a disposable razor or other hair removal methods like waxing, threading, or tweezing.
    - Use concealer around your brows to accentuate them against your skin, especially when wearing makeup.
    - Apply sunscreen to protect the pigment in your skin and maintain its long-term vibrancy.

  • Additional/Annual follow up session
    As time passes, we aim for your results to gently fade, maintaining a natural appearance. We carefully monitor this process to determine if a touch-up is required. Our goal is a gradual build-up of pigment in your skin, ensuring a natural look, distinct from a traditional tattoo. After your initial session, we recommend waiting until the pigment fades by approximately 30% before considering a color boost or touch-up.

Lip Tattooing

  • Day of 
    Your lips can swell immediately during or after the procedure. We will provide you with an instant ice pack to help alleviate the swelling; however, it can take 72 hours for the swelling to subside. If pain or discomfort continues, you can take an appropriate pain relaxer such as Tylenol or Advil; however, we recommend that if you take prescription based medication such as Naproxen, you consult with a medical professional as it could interfere with healing. Get a damp cotton round with bottle water and wipe your lips with a good amount of pressure every other hour to remove any blood or lymph that comes to the surface. This should be done every other hour before you go to bed. Please send me a picture the day following to ensure it was removed fully as any lymph/blood that stays on the surface overnight can create irritation and/or infection on your lips.

  • Day 2+
    To aid in the healing of your lips after the procedure, apply Aquaphor up to four times a day using a small amount (about the size of a crumb). However, avoid excessive use as too much moisture can prevent scabs from healing properly, potentially exposing your lips to infection

    Here's how to manage the healing process:
    - Apply Aquaphor to your lips, but not excessively (up to four times a day with a small amount each time).
    - Scabbing typically begins around day 3-5 and may last a similar amount of time.
    - Do not pick at the scabs; let them come off naturally without looking wet.

  • Lip Blushing Specific 
    In general, it can take 8 weeks for your lips to fully heal. A follow up session is recommended

  • Lip Neutralization
    It typically takes around 12 weeks for your lips to fully heal after the procedure. Achieving the desired results might require 2-5 sessions.

    During the healing process:
    - Your lips may initially appear darker before gradually lightening. This is a natural part of the healing process, and we cannot control this aspect.
    - Hyperpigmentation may occur, causing parts of the lips to darken, while hypopigmentation may cause parts to lighten.

    It's important to trust the healing process, even if the appearance may seem uneven or unusual at times. See the example below for a better understanding.

  • General reminders 
    To ensure optimal healing of your lips after the procedure, follow these precautions:
    - Avoid kissing or sharing drinks/foods with others.
    - Refrain from smoking.
    - Steer clear of spicy foods.
    - Drink through a straw or from a bottled beverage.
    - Use a new toothbrush.
    - If needed, wear a new, disposable mask every day.

    Important note: Prolonged use of masks can trap bacteria and excess moisture when combined with the aftercare ointment, hindering proper healing of your lips. Masks should be single-use and not worn for extended periods. Feel free to reach out if you have concerns regarding this.


  • Day of
    After your treatment, slight redness and irritation of the area is to be expected. Depending on your skin sensitivity, swelling of the area may persist. This can be remedied by applying a clean ice pack or bag of ice over the area for 10 minute intervals.

    Please treat your eyeliner as an open wound for the first 10-12 days post treatment. 

  • Day 1-4
    Cleaning Routine:
    - Wash your eyelids with water and a mild, fragrance-free soap.
    - Recommended soaps include provided care soap, Dial orange antibacterial soap, or Neutrogena orange glycerin bar. These soaps are only to be used for the procedure.
    - Gently pat your eyelids dry with a paper towel. Do not rinse off the soap with water.

    Application of Aftercare Ointment
    Apply a thin layer of the aftercare ointment to your eyelids after washing.
    - Use the ointment 1-3 times a day if necessary, but avoid applying excessive amounts to prevent infection.

    Post-procedure Care:
    - Do not use or apply any other products or makeup, such as eyeliner or mascara, on your eyelids for the next 10-12 days.
    - Avoid using harsh makeup removers near the eye area or on other parts of the skin close to the eyes.
    - Following these post-procedure instructions diligently will help ensure proper healing and optimal results for your eyelid procedure.

  • General
    Some essential reminders during the healing process for eyeliner tattoo:

    - Always use a new, unopened tube of eye makeup like mascara, liquid eyeliner, or eyelash serum to prevent bacterial transfer.
    - Avoid wearing contact lenses for the first 10 days after the treatment.
    - Opt for shorter, medium-temperature showers during the initial 10 days.
    - Refrain from getting lash extensions for at least 4 weeks post-treatment.
    - Trust the process! Eyeliner may shrink slightly once healed, so plan for a touch-up 6-10 weeks after the initial appointment. The color may initially appear lighter due to the healing process.