Herpes after permanent makeup procedure and what to do if it occurs
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I’M FREQUENTLY ASKED: What should I do to prevent the exacerbation of herpes after pmu?

Statistics say that about 90% of the world’s population is infected with the herpes simplex virus, but many do not show it. However, the slightest disruption in immunity can cause its exacerbation – these unpleasant itchy sores on the skin, the healing of which takes a week or even more.

With permanent makeup, although minimal, trauma / stress for the skin occurs, and might provoke an exacerbation of herpes (usually in the lip area). By itself, it is not dangerous and does not pose a danger to the patient’s life.
But it can compromise the healing results. The work may look “patchy” and the color is not uniform. This can be corrected by the artist at the touchup session, but there are ways to avoid this complication altogether.
Prevention.
For my clients who have had herpes at least once in their lives, I recommend contacting their doctor! MEDICATION IS PRESCRIBED BY YOUR PHYSICIAN ONLY! I must draw your attention to the fact that the selection of the drug and dosage is carried out by the doctor, and not the artist, but we recommend to start taking it a day before or the day of your procedure the latest.
Post-care.
If an exacerbation occurs, refer to the recommended post-care. Never use ointments containing hormones, antibiotics at the site of the implanted pigment. The same anti-herpes ointment can be used outside the pmu area – for example, if the sores are localized above the contour of the lips.
Do not pick on the crusts, do not lick, do not steam – do not try to accelerate the natural healing processes – this is the only way you can save the highest quality result of the procedure.

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