WHAT IS SPMU?
Originally and most commonly referred to as permanent make-up, SPMU is a form of semi-permanent cosmetic tattooing and is meant to help enhance the appearance of eyebrows, eyes, and/or lips.
SPMU Microblading and/or Microshading helps eyebrows become more defined, appear more “filled-in,” and/or reshape the natural eyebrow. Microblading is a technique that is meant to leave you with a very natural look as the technique results in small hair-strokes done by a microblade which deposits pigment into the epidermis of the skin. Microshading is a technique also referred to as Powder Brows. It is a cosmetic SPMU shading technique designed to create a soft powder effect, very similar to powder makeup. Microblading and MicroShading are very commonly requested together and are commonly referred to as Blade and Shade or Combo Brows.
SPMU Eyeliner treatments eliminate the need to apply eyeliner with make-up and can be done on the upper and lower lash line. Permanent Eyeliner can also frame the eyes and can make eyelashes appear thicker, darker, and fuller.
SPMU Lip treatments enhance and define both the natural shape and color of a client's natural lips. It can also be used to help mask scars and imperfections of the lips and to create asymmetry.
SPMU treatments do not go as deep as traditional tattoos would penetrate and on average last approximately 18-months to 3-years. A Follow-Up can be performed 6-8 weeks after the initial treatment. A Touch-Up Application is recommended yearly afterwards.
Proper preparation for a semi permanent makeup will help to achieve the best possible healed results, so be sure to prepare accordingly.
Here’s a few important things you need to do and be aware of before we do your treatment (this includes your 4-6 week follow-up and your color boosts!)
If you need your eyebrows waxing or tinting beforehand please book 4-5 days before your SPMU treatment.
NO caffeine 24 hours before your appointment. This means tea, coffee, canned drinks, etc. This is because caffeine thins your blood and may cause you to spot bleed which will push the pigment back out that I have implanted!
No working out or heavy sweating on the day before, the day of, and the 10-14 healing days following your treatment.
NO botox or fillers should be done 3 weeks prior to your appointment.
No Invasive Chemical Peels or facials within 6 weeks as this will cause your skin to peel and heal quicker than the normal process.
No sunburn on your face
No tanning a week before
Stop taking aspirin, niacin, vitamin E, fish oil, CoQ10, and ibuprofen 48 hours before procedure. Please consult your doctor if you need authorization to do so.
No Retinols/Retin-A or other anti-aging/acne creams, or serums containing acids to be used 7-10 days before as these will fade brows prematurely
Here's the annoying bit, Semi Permanent Makeup is not recommended for people who:
Sick with covid, cold, flu, or sinus/respiratory infection (please reschedule your appointment and stay home to recover)
Skin irritations including sunburn, rash, eczema, shingles, acne, or psoriasis near the treated area
Pregnant or nursing
Under age 18
Had Botox within 3 weeks from scheduled appointment
Used Accutane in the past year
Prone to keloid scarring
Pacemaker or major heart problems
Had an organ transplant
Viral infections and or diseases
Transmittable blood disease, HIV or Hepatitis
MEDICATIONS TO AVOID BEFORE MICROBLADING
The following medications are known to affect the blood clotting process. Therefore, these medications need to be avoided (7) seven days prior to your procedure.
Actron Advil Aggrenox Aleve Alka-Seltzer Anacin Anaprox Anexsia w/Code Anodynos Ansaid A.P.C. Artrotec A.S.A. Ascriptin Aspergum Aspirin Axotal
B-A-C Bayer Bexophene Bextra Brilinta Buffered Aspirin Buffaprin Bufferin Buffinol
Cama Arthritis Strength Cataflam Celebrex Cheracol Capsules Clinoril Clopidogrel Combunox Congespirin
Damason-P Darvon Dasin Daypro DHC plus Dia-Gesic Diclofenac Dipryridamole Disalcid Dolabid Dolprin #3 Doxaphene Dristan
Easprin Ecotrin Emagrin Forte Empirin Equagesic Equazine Etodolac Excedrin
Feldene Fenoprofen Fiogesic Fiorgen PF Fiorinal 4-Way Cold Tablets
Ginko Biloba Gemnisyn
Ibuprofen Indocin Indomethacin
Liquprin Lodine Lortab
Magnaprin Marnal Measurin Meclofenamate Mefenamic Meloxicam Meprobamate Midol Mobic Momentum Motrin
Nabumetone Naprelan Naprapac Naprosyn Naproxen Norgesic Nuprin
Orudis Oruvail Oxaprozin
Pabalate P-A-C Percodan Persantine Persistin Piroxican Plavix Pletal Ponstel Prevacid w/ Naprapac Presalin Profen
Relafen Robaxisal Roxiprin Rufen
Salsalate Saleto Salocol Soma Compound Sprix Nasal Spray St. Joseph Sulindac Supac Synalgos-DC
Talwin Ticagrelor Ticlopidine Ticlid Tolectin Tolmetin Toradol Trental Trigesic Trilisate
Vanguish Vicoprofen Vimovo Vitamin E Voltaren
If you have more general questions please contact us via phone or text.
If you have questions about your medications, please contact your doctor to confirm that you are able to undergo SPMU procedure and to obtain specific instructions about your medications.