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Permanent makeup (PMU), also known as cosmetic tattooing or micropigmentation, is the process of implanting colored pigment beneath the surface of the skin by means of a tiny, sterile needle to produce the appearance of cosmetic makeup or to enhance the natural features of the face.
PMU is meant to be a natural-looking beauty enhancement. Specialized PMU pigments are designed to stay in place and to gently fade over time. Fading is desired as it allows the technician to make changes to color and shape over time as the client’s natural coloration and facial changes occur.
Pain threshold levels vary from person to person and every effort is made to ensure you remain comfortable for the entirety of the procedure. Highly-effective, topical anesthetic products are used for numbing before and during your procedure. Receiving the procedure during your menstrual cycle may increase your sensitivity.
Treatments are considered permanent and will not wash off, however, they will fade over time and may require a touch-up every 1-3 years. Fading depends on a number of factors including the pigment color used (lighter colors fade faster), lifestyle (sun exposure), how much oil your skin produces, and your skin care regimens.
Typically, two initial treatments are needed, at least 6 weeks apart. At the second treatment, we will assess the color retention and make adjustments as necessary. Everyone heals differently and at different rates. If your PMU does not heal perfectly the first time, do not worry! We can always go darker or add more density or shape at your next appointment.
Absolutely! Corrections are often made to improve the shape, color, and symmetry of previous PMU. In some cases, removal might be recommended before proceeding.
Please note- If we did not do the original work, your session is considered a correction and is not a touch-up.
• Pregnant or nursing
• Currently undergoing chemotherapy or radiation
• The presence of any active dermatologic disorders,
i.e. rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, etc
• Actively sick with flu/fever symptoms, cough
• Active herpes or open wounds anywhere on the face
• Suntanned or burnt skin
• Currently experiencing any medical issues that may affect bruising, bleeding, or healing
• Currently taking any medications that may affect bruising, bleeding, or healing
i.e. antibiotics, steroids, blood thinners, or immune suppressants
• Vaccinations (2+ weeks)
• Accutane [1+ year]
• Retinols, glycolic acid (A.H.A), Vitamin C peels (4 weeks)
• Laser treatments (8 weeks)
• Removal treatments for existing PMU (8+ weeks)
• Facials & IPL (2+ weeks)
• Taking antibiotics or steroids (2 weeks)
• Growth serums (must discontinue for 8 weeks)
for EYELINER procedures
• Lasik or Cataract Surgery (3 months post-op, or 1 month prior)
• Eyelash extensions
(must be removed 2+ days before)
for EYEBROW procedures
• Botox or Disport (2 weeks)
(If not happy with results, let it wear off)
for LIP procedures
• Fillers (4+ weeks)
• Immune system conditions
• History of active seizures
• Blood thinners
• Uncontrolled blood sugar levels
• Discoloration anywhere in the treatment area
• Eye diseases or disorders
i.e. Glaucoma or Graves’ disease
• Heart valves, stents, pacemakers, rheumatic fever
• Organ transplants
• Joint replacements
• Shingles history
• Immune-suppression for any reason
• Fever blister/cold sore history
*If you need pre-medication to see a dentist,
you may need pre-medication for PMU
Marielle's passion for PMU was ignited in 2007 after losing most of her own brows, she underwent nano brow and eyeliner procedures as part of a foundational training program at the esteemed Beau Institute. Since then, she has amassed over a dozen training certifications in addition to her foundational tattoo licensing, showcasing her unwavering commitment to mastering new techniques and staying on top of the latest trends and products.
With a portfolio of technical expertise, Marielle has collaborated behind the scenes with industry giants like Gristle Tattoo, Personal Ink, Browtricks, BeautySlesh, Lauren Taylor, and Tina Davies Professional- handling a diverse range of roles from general management, social media, customer support, product development, technical blog writing, training material development, and even online course building.
In 2016, Marielle launched BROWHAUS INK to contribute her unique vision to the PMU landscape, presenting a style destined to withstand the test of time. Her dynamic commitment to staying ahead of trends, paired with a rich technical background, guarantees that you're in the hands of a capable and well-informed licensed professional.
Whatever your PMU goals may be, we're here to turn those dreams into reality!
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