PMU Lips Pre-Care Advice

Pre-care instructions MUST BE STRICTLY FOLLOWED to limit bleeding and skin sensitivities during the service. Excessive bleeding and sensitivity during the procedure will dilute and expel the pigment color and lead to poor results.

  • You MUST contact your physician for a prescription of an antiviral medication  pre and post procedure to help prevent a herpes outbreak, specially if you have ever had chicken pox, fever blisters or cold sores. There are absolutely no exceptions to this rule. 
  • The skin must be free of all irritations including blemishes, eczema, and psoriasis.
  • Must not be on Accutane medication for one year prior to getting a PMU.
  • You must wait one month after getting lip fillers, it is possible to have poor color retention in lips that have had collagen injections within 6 weeks. There is the risk of pigment migration along the lip line if you have had Restylane. If you plan on getting lip fillers after your procedure, you must wait at least 6 weeks.
  • Stop taking Fish Oil, Vitamin C, Glucosamine, Evening Primrose Oil, or Ginger one week prior to your appointment as they thin the blood and prevent the pigment from implanting correctly. If you continue to use these the healed result may be patchy.
  • Discontinue the use of any anti-aging, skin brightening or anti-acne skincare products. Particularly those that contain Alpha Hydroxy (AHA), Vitamin A, Retinol. Ideally, do not use these products for 30 days prior to your appointment. Even if you do not use it near the area to be treated the product does spread under your skin and your PMU will heal patchy. Once your PMU has healed under the skin surface (approximately 4-6 weeks following your final session) you may resume your usual skin care routine.
  • Do not schedule any facials, microdermabrasion, microneedling, peels or laser treatments for at least 4 weeks prior to your appointment.
  • Must wait 6 months after a lip implant.
  • Do not work out on the day of the procedure.