There is a lot of confusion around the proper aftercare steps for PMU. Our most frequently asked questions always revolve around aftercare instructions, wet V.S. dry healing, what products are best, and the day-by-day healing process itself.
After 18 years in the industry, I’ve tried just about every aftercare process and procedure that there is: wet healing, dry healing, washing, no washing, A & D ointment, Bepanthen, Vaseline and lots of brands and formulations. Some things were good and some things were not so good. If you follow the right aftercare procedure, you will ensure a speedy recovery, client comfort, and prevent complications such as infection.
Today, I’m going to share my secret recipe for a speedy recovery- whether it’s microblading or machine, eyes, eyebrows, or lips. These tips refer to healing the skin in general so you can follow it for any type of PMU wound care. PMU creates a wound to the skin, so you need to treat it like a wound and keep it clean and prevent excessive stress to the healing area.
I love a good acronym so here’s one to help you out, just think of A - W - M which stands for Absorb, Wash, and Moisturize!
Absorb (Day of)
Wash (Days 1-7)
Moisturize and hydrate (Days 1-7)
AWM should have you covered, but here are some extra tips to help with a smooth and easy recovery:
This is where things get misconstrued. Many artists tell their clients not to wash the area for the entire healing time. Client’s 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 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 and so your beautiful artwork can show thru.
Read EVERYTHING about Wet V.S. Dry Healing HERE
Applying Tina Davies Aftercare will help to produce the proper cells to regenerate the surrounding tissues. It can also help the production of collagen, a protein that is essential for the proper healing and regeneration of damaged tissue. The method consists of daily cleansing of the injured skin to prevent bacterial buildup, as well as the application of a healing ointment.
Remember, aftercare is just part of the equation to successful results, but it is very important part of the process as client skin conditions, technique, and quality of pigment are the other components of a successful outcome. Don’t be discouraged though; PMU is an art form and has a very long learning curve so naturally, it will take time to master as you hone your skills and knowledge. If you are still struggling with your microblading results, check out my blog post on Proper Technique HERE
Tina Davies Aftercare For Other Wounds
From Anita Del Ciotto Abramo - Cosmetic Tattooing Ottawa
"I wanted to share something with you all that I think is freaking amazing. My youngest daughter Jasmina developed a contact dermatitis on her eyelids . I tried a few things but nothing worked really and they remained itchy. As a mom you know how helpless you feel when you can’t figure out what’s going wrong with your cubs. I went out to the pharmacy and got 1% cortisone and tried that...but then I decided to just try something else. I was with a colleague over the weekend and she told me that one of her employees had a cold sore and had forgotten to bring her medication so she applied Tina Davies aftercare on it and in one day it was gone (Ciara Ramsden). Below are the results on my daughter were less the 24 hrs! I couldn’t believe it!!! I only applied a few times and the next morning there was no redness in sight and her eyelids were no longer inflamed. I’ll be buying a case from now on."
From Terry Lively - House of Art Permanent Makeup & Tattooing
“I used it to heal my fibroblast treatment I had done in New York. I loved it. Cooling and soothing. Reminded me of applying aloe vera gel to a sunburn when I was young, but without the stickiness.”
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