PMU Aftercare

Wet V.S. Dry Healing

This is where things get misconstrued. Many artists tell their clients not to wash the area for the entire healing time. Clients mistake this for a “dry healing method” in actuality, this is what the different healing methods are:  

  • The wet healing method - applying a product to the area after washing the area
  • The dry healing method - not applying any product to the area after washing the area.

But, what method actually promotes the best healing?

The wet method of daily washing to reduce the buildup of bacteria and dead skin coupled with the application of an aftercare product allows the skin to heal fastest so your beautiful artwork can show thru.


  • Healing takes about 7- 10 days.  
  • Slight stinging sensation is normal for the first few days.  The color will fade approximately 30-50% when the scab falls off.  This is completely normal.  
  • Do not feel discourage as the color will darken 1-2 weeks. 
  • To insure proper healing please do not pick rub, scratch or pick scabs.  
  • For 10 days avoid sweating, and sun.  
  • No swimming, jacuzzi, or steam rooms for two weeks.  
  • No makeup is allowed on any treated area until the scabbing has completely peeled off. 
  • To relieve swelling, ice the area with a soft gel ice pack. 


In 7-10 days:

  • Scabbing will begin to form and random pieces will begin to fall off.  Patchiness may occur and a follow up appointment will fill in any missing color.
  • The healing process takes up to 4 -8 weeks depending on area serviced.  A follow up appointment is recommended. 


  • Splash the brow area with water 5 hours after the procedure.  Do not rub the brows with soap or cleanser.  Pat dry with clean towel or tissue.  
  • Within 48 hours, blot any excessive fluids with  a clean dry tissue.  Gently place tissue over eyebrow and press down.  
  • Do not apply makeup of brows until all scabbing has completely peeled off
  • After scabs have form they may become itchy.  
  • Use the aftercare ointment provided and apply with a small amount with a micro swab or q-tip.  
  • Keep your eyebrows dry.  When washing your face, a light splash of water is allowed. But excessive water exposure is not allowed.
  • A follow up is recommended after 5 weeks from initial appointment. 


  • Avoid using cleansing products on the eyes. 
  • Water contact is allowed 5 hours after the procedure.
  • The eyeliner will start to form scabs and they might look dark and thick. As the skin heals, the scabs will fall off in random pieces making look patchy.
  • Flaking or crusting on eyes may occur.
  • Avoid pulling off scabs that are dried out on lashes. Wait till the scabs re soft enough to slide off the lashes. 
  • Swelling occurs up to 3 days after the procedure especially in the morning,  
  • A follow up is recommended 5 weeks after initial procedure.


  • It is important to remove the lymphatic fluid from the surface of the skin in order to avoid heavy scabbing.  Before bed, rinse the lip with lukewarm water.  Gently pat dry and apply healing balm.  
  • Drink using a straw for a week.
  • Do not let your lips dry out.  Apply ointment throughout the day to keep lips moist.
  • Lips will be extremely dry and flaky the first 3-5 days.  Once the pigments flakes off, the color will not appear.  The color will gradually boom to a soft shade 6-8 weeks. 
  • A follow up is recommended after 8 weeks for lips.


A fresh, full set of eyelash extensions can change your life! You’ll probably find yourself addicted after your first set, so it’s never too early to learn how to look after them. Here’s our top 7 recommendations:

  1. Avoid getting them wet for up to 48 hours after application.
  2. Do not rub or touch your eyes.
  3. Clean with eyelash foam cleanser every 3 days
  4. Brush through your eyelash tips in the morning
  5. Do not use oil based products around or on the eyes
  6. Do not sleep on your face
  7. Stay on top of your infills (recommended every 2 - 3 weeks)

Avoid getting your lash extensions wet

  • You should try to avoid getting your new lashes wet within the first 48 hours. The water will react with the eyelash extension glue and cause a flash cure. This is a little like cooking a chicken from the outside in - cooked on the outside and frozen on the inside. Basically, water will cause the lash bond to become brittle and break.
  • After the 48 hour period, you’re safe to shower again. It’s a myth that you should never get your eyelash extensions wet once having a new set, in-fact quite the opposite!


Plasma Pen Skin Treatment

Pre-Treatment Instructions:

  • AVOID sun tanning, spray tanning or sunbeds for 2-4 weeks prior to your treatment.
  • Ideally, you should use a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher at least 2 times a day.
  • If you have darker skin, you may need to use pre treatment creams to help prevent hyperpigmentation from the procedure. This will need to start 4 weeks prior to your Plasma Pen treatment.
  • In the few weeks prior to your treatment, AVOID any other treatments in the area such as lasers, chemical peels, fillers, micro needling, etc. as these may prevent you from receiving a Plasma Pen treatment at our appointment time.
  • We recommend supplementing your diet with Vitamins C, A, E, Magnesium, Copper, Iron and Zinc for 2 weeks prior to your treatment.
  • AVOID smoking and excessive alcohol intake, as these have negative effects on collagen formation.

During Treatment: 

  • Although the treatment is typically pain free, your treatment may be uncomfortable depending on the area(s) being treated.
  • The Plasma Pen uses small probes to convert atmospheric gases into plasma energy which transfers into the skins epidermal layer, down to the dermis. This microtrauma activates the fibroblasts in the deeper layer of the skin which then multiply to create more elastin and collagen.
  • Immediate lift and dramatic skin tightening are often seen in the following weeks to months.
  • Immediately Following Treatment (First 24-48 Hours) Continue your normal daily activities acknowledging you will have carbon crusting occurring on the treatment areas causing a “social downtime.”
  • Avoid exercise (especially sweating onto the area) for at least 3-4 days. Heat, sweat and/or steam can add to the inflammation that is already present.
  • Use the post treatment products provided to you. Specifically, wash with the gentle cleanser twice a day. Spray and Apply colloidal silver clear gel once to twice a day as often as you feel any burning sensation (there is no limit to how many times a day you use this). The silver gel has powerful antibacterial and antiviral properties that work in tandem with aloe to help heal the inflamed skin and speed up the healing process.
  • Take oral Vitamin C at least once daily for wound healing and immune system boosting while helping to prevent hyperpigmentation as well.
  • Apply Cicalfate or Epionce Calming cream or Aquaphor for moisturizing 2-3 times a day (depending on what you purchased or were given).
  • Apply sunscreen at least 3 times a day to the affected area(s).
  • There may be mild to moderate swelling and inflammation for 1-7 days.
  • You may apply cold packs covered with a clean cloth (do not apply the cold packs directly to the skin) as needed.
  • Avoid using any anti-inflammatories, over the counter or prescription strength since the inflammatory response is a key part to the plasma pen treatment process.
  • You may experience a stinging sensation that will feel like a sunburn which can last for a few hours to a few days.
  • DO NOT cover the area with plastic, occlusive dressings or any type of makeup until the area is healed.
  • You may use mineral makeup, if necessary, only after 48 hours and only with a clean new brush.
  • Sleep on your back with your head elevated to help with the swelling and to avoid brushing your face on the pillow for up to 7 days.
  • Should you develop oozing or evidence of infection, notify the office IMMEDIATLEY to be seen.

The Following Days Post Treatment (Days 3-7)

  • It is normal for the area to feel tight and dry.
  • If there is weeping or serous drainage, this will settle down.
  • Carbon crusts will form and will flake off on their own.
  • DO NOT exfoliate them as this will delay healing and can contribute to scarring.
  • Continue to clean the area treatment twice a day, but DO NOT rub the skin hard. You can use luke warm water only to help remove excess oil. Pat dry with a clean cloth.
  • ALWAYS keep the skin hydrated and moist.
  • DO NOT take a hot shower for 3-4 days since this could cause more swelling and prevent the carbon crusts from forming naturally. Avoid shower gels and hair products as these can cause irritation and inflammation. Rinse thoroughly if these products do contact your skin. Pat dry.
  • Men should AVOID shaving until the area is fully healed.
  • After treatment around the eyes, AVOID wearing contact lenses for 3-4 days.

The Next 3 Months (After the First 3-7 Days) 

  • When the carbon crusts have fallen off, your skin will be pink as it is fresh new and rejuvenated skin.
  • Once crusts have fallen of, you may apply your usual skin care regimen including makeup, but avoid using products containing glycolic or other exfoliating ingredients
  • You MUST apply SPF of 30+ at least twice a day while your skin is pink as it is prone to hyperpigmentation form overexposure during this critical time of healing.
  • DO NOT use sun beds or saunas for 10-12 weeks post treatment.
  • AVOID midday sun for 10 -12 weeks post treatment.
  • AVOID other aesthetic procedures while your skin is healing to the treated areas.
  • AVOID smoking and alcohol as they will inhibit adequate healing.
  • Continue taking Vitamin C and/or collagen supplements daily.
  • It will take up to 90 days for the full effect of Plasma Pen to be seen. 


Body Contouring Home Care & After Care Guide


Ultrasound fat cavitation is a great way to address stubborn fat and problem areas. For maximum results, and for long term overall health. It’s important to combine your Ultrasound Fat Cavitation treatment with home care and after care that supports your body.

Treatment Frequency

The body requires 72 hours to eliminate fat and toxins after a treatment therefore treatments can only be provided every 3 days with a maximum of 40 minutes per treatment.

On average, most clients require 6 – 10 treatments to achieve best possible results. Your clinician will be the best person to provide you with a realistic plan.


Pre Treatment


To ensure your body responds well to Ultrasound Cavitation, at least 2 liters of water should be consumed over a 24-hour period prior to the treatment. It is essential to stagger water consumption over this period to ensure your body is well hydrated.

Tip: Make sure your skin is hydrated externally as well!You treatment clinician can also provide you with topical hydrating options as part of your treatment plan.

Post Treatment

The Detoxification Process

The release of energy into your body
through Ultrasound Cavitation can also
release any toxins stored in the fat, which will naturally filter out of your system following treatment.

To assist the detoxification process, 1.5 liters of water should be consumed within the 24 hours post treatment.

It can be common for some clients to experience redness and micro bumps across the area due to a heat rash. This is completely dependent on the individual and how they react to the slight internal heat elevation. It’s recommended if the redness does not start to subside 2 hours post treatment, to topically treat the area with a “Laser Aid” style ointment.

Lymphatic drainage, a circulatory system enhancing form of Dry Body Brushing, will also help release toxins from the body.

A minimum of 20 minutes of elevated heart rate cardio exercise is required immediately following your treatment to ensure the stored energy released by the cavitation process is burnt off.

Microchanneling Aftercare

Prior to your treatment, please observe the following:

  • No Retin-A or Retinol products 24 hours prior to your treatment.

  • No auto-immune therapies or products 24 hours prior to your treatment.

  • No prolonged sun exposure to the face 24 hours prior to your treatment. A microneedling treatment will not be administered on sunburned skin.

  • On the day of the treatment, please keep your face clean and do not apply makeup.

  • If you are taking a blood thinner, aspirin or any other medication that you have the propensity to bleed easily while on, please tell your technician. If you are under a physician’s care and need to discontinue your medication for a few days, always ask your physician prior to each microneedling appointment.

  • If you are planning to receive Botox, make sure that you give yourself at least 2 weeks post-Botox injections before receiving your microneedling procedure.

  • If an active or extreme breakout occurs before treatment, please consult your practitioner.

  • Wait 6 months following oral isotretinoin use.

After your treatment:

  • Preferably, no other products other than the products provided to you should be applied until the following day.

  • Use tepid water for the initial 24 hours to rinse the treated area. Gently pat dry with a clean towel and follow with your aftercare products provided. After 24 hours, you can use a gentle cleanser to cleanse the face for the next 72 hours. Always make sure that your hands are clean when touching the treated area.

  • Avoid exposure to dust, pet dander and other irritants as best you can. You may experience a mild allergic reaction to pets and other things you typically do not react to within the first 24 hours.

  • Your skin may feel warm and tight, like a mild sunburn. Moisturize often with the aftercare products provided. You may also apply a cool, damp washcloth as desired.

  • It is recommended that makeup and sunscreen not be applied for 24 hours after the procedure.

  • After the initial 24 hours, apply a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen with a minimum SPF 30 for two weeks. A mineral-based, chemical-free sunscreen is highly recommended.

  • Do not apply any makeup with a makeup brush, especially if it is not clean. New makeup brushes, or freshly cleansed brushes, are best.

  • For your first treatment (and treatments at .25mm in general), you can expect mild redness and swelling and a tight, warm sensation between 4 to 24 hours.

  • Later treatments, or those with longer needling lengths may produce redness and swelling along with tiny flecks of redness for between 4 to 72 hours. These are easily covered with a quality mineral makeup.

  • Mild skin sloughing may occur for a few days after the treatment.

  • Mild acne and milia can occur in rare cases. Don’t pick; they should go away in a few days.

  • Trans-Epidermal Water Loss is a common temporary side effect and can leave you feeling dry through the first week. Keep your recommended moisturizer with you during the day and apply as frequently as necessary to avoid a dry sensation. The more you moisturize, the better your results will be.

  • Return for your follow-up treatment in about a month or as recommended.

  • If prolonged irritation occurs, please contact us.


What to Avoid:

  • For at least 3 days post-treatment, do NOT use any Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Beta Hydroxy Acids, Retin-A, Retinol (Vitamin A), Vitamin C (in a low pH formula) or anything else perceived as “active” skincare.

  • Avoid intentional and direct sunlight for at least 48 hours. No tanning beds!

  • Do not go swimming and avoid hot tubs, steam rooms and saunas for at least 24 hours post-treatment.

  • No exercising or strenuous activity for the first 24 hours post-treatment; sweating and gym environments must be avoided during the first 72 hours post-treatment.