It's all in the prep! An amazing painting starts with a quality canvas. Microblading & Permanent Make-up are beautiful techniques but sensitive to many factors and not just to how Aftercare is followed. You will get much better results when you prepare your skin properly. The eyebrows, eyes and lips area must be healthy, intact, non-sensitive and non-irritated.

Here’s what you can do to get ready for the procedure:

  • Do not exercise the day of the procedure

  • Do not tint your eyebrows 5 days before the procedure

  • Do not pick/tweeze/wax/have electrolysis one week before procedure 

  • Do not take Fish Oil or Vitamin E one week prior (natural blood thinners)

  • Do not tan 2 weeks prior or come with sunburned skin

  • Do not have any type of facial/peel 2 weeks prior to treatment

  • Discontinue Vitamin A/Retinol skin care products 4 weeks prior 

  • Do not have Botox/Fillers 3 weeks prior to treatment

To avoid excessive bleeding and poor color retention:

  • Do not drink alcohol 24 - 48 hours before your procedure

  • Do not consume coffee 3 hours before your procedure

  • Do not take Aspirin or Ibuprofen for pain relief  (blood thinners)

Specifically for Lips & Eyes:

  • If you have ever had or constantly have cold sores or mouth ulcers, inform the technician before booking a permanent micropigmentation treatment. It is recommended you take medication to prevent having a breakout.

  • Keep your lips moisturised and do not pick if they are dry.

  • If you plan on having Eyeliner or Lash Line done, you should remove your individual lash extensions (false lashes) 2 weeks before and make sure your eyelids are cleaned and moisturised every day.    

  • If you wear contact lenses, please remove them before the procedure. 

When deciding to book a treatment date you should consider allowing time for the healing period. In the  first 5-7 days, depending on which treatment you choose, there will be slight redness, swelling, flaking (peeling) and other healing effects so take all these elements into account when planning ahead. Read more about what to expect after the procedure here.

After booking your treatment you will receive Consent & Medical History forms together with a Sensitivity Patch Test to check for any skin allergic reactions and side effects. The Sensitivity Patch Test should be done latest 5 days prior to undertaking the treatment.


The healing process varies from client to client based on many factors. This could include, but is not limited to: the artist's technique, pigments used, aftercare instructions, whether or not two techniques were combined, as well as just overall how someone's body and skin reacts to the procedure.


Some of the most common things clients can expect after a Microblading/PMU procedure are: 

  • Day 1: mild tenderness in the area, swelling and slight pink/redness around the area 

  • Days 2-3: darkening of the area or residual reddish pigment flakiness, moderate scabbing (the 'dark' stage)

  • Days 4-8: scabs will begin to flake off anytime between days 4-5 and in some cases lasting a little longer

  • After scabs flake off, pigment colour and/or strokes will look very light, faded and blurry (the 'awkward' stage)

  • After area is fully healed (approx 4 weeks after procedure) the pigment will have a more intense color (the 'return' stage)

You will be provided with Aftercare written instructions as well as products to use during the healing process. In a nutshell:

  • The day of the treatment: Wash or Wipe the treated area very often to absorb excess lymph fluid. Removing this fluid prevents hardening of the lymph and developing thick crusty scabs. You will have to do this every 30 minutes up to every 2 hours for the whole day, depending on the treated area.  

  • Days 2-8: Wash & Moisturise: depending on treated area, you will wash daily to remove bacteria and apply a rice grain amount of aftercare ointment with clean fingers. Be careful not to over-apply as this will suffocate your skin and delay healing. The ointment should be barely noticeable on the skin, a very thin film that only makes the skin shiny. Of course never put the ointment on a wet or damp area, it has to be gently dabbed dry before.

  • More about Aftercare during the procedure. 

Other useful Dos & Don'ts:​

  • Use a fresh, clean pillowcase

  • Use clean tissues to dry the treated area after washing, not your towel

  • Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate away. Picking can cause scarring or loss of color

  • No facials, chemical treatments or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks after the procedure

  • Avoid intense, sweaty exercising for 2 weeks

  • Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks after procedure.  Wear a hat when outdoors if it is sunny

  • Avoid heavy sweating and long hot showers for the first 10 days

  • Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days

  • Avoid public swimming, lakes, jacuzzis for the first 10 days

  • Avoid applying any makeup on the treated area

  • Do not rub, pick or scratch the treated area

  • Showering & washing your hair:
    Preferably you do not wash your hair in the first 2 days after the procedure. For the whole 'scabby' period take 5 minutes showers so you do not create too much steam. Keep your face/procedure out of the water while you wash your body, then, at the end of your shower, wash your hair quickly. Your face should only be getting wet at the very last end of the shower.  Avoid excessive rinsing and hot water on the treated area and dab dry immediately after.

  • Under no circumstances have laser hair removal or any other invasive procedure (excepting medical emergencies) during healing time and/or minimum 2 months after the treatment

Remember! The healed result will be clearly visible after One Month. Any needed touch-up will be done minimum 4 weeks after initial procedure.

Permanent Makeup Treatments

 All our prices include Initial Procedure ONLY 

(Touchup treatment is priced separately).

You can use our online booking system under each pricing category (select the treatment of your choice).

       High Street, Chelmsford, 

      CM1 1BE, ESSEX

  07759 147 816

Opening Hours

Mon - Fri:  10.00am-5.30pm
Saturday:    10.30am-4.00pm
Sunday:       CLOSED

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