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Green Eyes and Makeup

PMU Before/After Care

Following the proper before and after care for PMU services including brows, areola and lip blush is essential to have the best experience before, during and after your service! Please review this page and reach out to us with any questions, you do not need to wait for your appointment to have all the answers you need. 

Before Care

Brows & Lips Only

microblading before and after
lip blush before and after
  • ​Do not drink stimulating beverages such as caffeine, alcohol or energy drinks the night before or day of your treatment.

  • No sun tanning for three days prior.

  • No exercise for 24 hours before your appointment.

  • DO NOT take aspirin, ibuprofen, niacin, vitamin E, fish oil (omega-3) or CoQ10 for 3 days leading up to your appointment.

  • You can wear makeup to your appointment if desired. I will remove all makeup on and around brows/lips at your arrival.


  • Avoid plucking, waxing, and threading your brows for a couple weeks leading up to your appointment, the more hair we have to work with, the better. Any hair that falls outside of your desired shape will be removed at the appointment.

  • Avoid any skin rejuvenation treatments for at least four weeks before your appointment.


  • If you are prone to cold sores, PLEASE contact your doctor and start taking medication at least 3 days prior to your appointment and continue for first week after service to minimize risk of a break out!

  • Keep your lips hydrated and moisturized leading up to your appointment with your favorite chapstick or gloss and drink LOTS of water! Dry/chapped lips on the day of service will be more painful and likely poor retention of the ink!

After Care
Brows, Lips & Areola

microblading before and after
combo brow before and after
Ink Boutique Certified Artist


  • Blot eyebrows throughout day 1, every 30 min-1 hr until it stops (this will absorb any moisture or lymph minimizing risk of scabbing).

  • Change your pillowcase after your appointment. 

  • Wash brows gently with antibacterial soap once a day for 1 week and apply very thin layer of ointment. (DO NOT over-apply... if excess, blot with a paper towel as the brows need to breathe!

  • DO NOT pick or scratch the area during healing, you will pull out pigment. 

  • NO makeup or skin care directly on the area for 10 days.

  • NO excessive sweating for 7 days and NO sun/tanning bed exposure for 2 weeks. After 2 weeks, apply SPF diligently.

  • NO submerging in water for 7 days (avoid swimming pools, saunas, direct shower on face, ocean, etc.)

  • DO NOT use retinol, vitamin A or acidic product directly on or near the brow area, this will cause FADING.


  • Keep lips hydrated/moisturized especially for 1 week! We recommend Lip Candy (sold in studio) or aquaphor. Continue to drink lots of water.

  • Drink everything from a straw and all food must be bite-sized pieces placed in the mouth for 1 week. (DO NOT bite in to a sandwich, burger, etc. during initial healing)

  • No kissing for 1 week... save those smooches for when your lips are healed! 


  • Wear the same Tegaderm for 7 days after procedure, you may shower w/ Tegaderm on.

  • Do not submerge in water (bath, pool. hot tub, ocean, etc.) for 14 days.

  • Do not work out or sweat for 48 hrs.

  • On Day 7:

    • Get in shower, remove Tegaderm, clean with gentle soap (Dial, Dove, Cetaphil).​

    • After shower, blot dry, sit topless for 1 hr and allow to air dry.

    • Once dry text Sara (716-359-4235) and she will determine if a 6 week touch up is required.

    • If you do not wish to send a photo, please ask your doctor at your next appt if the touch up is necessary.

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