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Boost Your PMU Healed Results and Retention with Infrared Light Therapy

Permanent makeup tattoos have always been a great confidence booster and life changing experience for many customers who enjoy the many unique benefits it can offer. Not only is the customer satisfied but the artist also receives a great sense of fulfillment and joy knowing their artistry and creative expression has been transferred onto a living canvas.

Once the creative process is complete the true journey begins with the healing process that follows. Anyone providing a permanent makeup tattoo knows that the long term healed results are just as crucial as the initial results you received. That's where the intriguing world of infrared light therapy comes into play to help enhance the client healing process and support the best long term healed results of the permanent makeup tattoo.

In this article, we'll talk through 5 main benefits of infrared light therapy and how this natural, unassuming approach can significantly benefit the permanent makeup healing process and shorten recovery time for our clients.

1. Enhanced Blood Flow

Picture this: You're client just left the permanent makeup studio, and their fresh nano brows or lip blush is a masterpiece in the making. What their tattooed skin needs now is a healthy dose of nutrients and oxygen to fuel the healing process. This is where infrared light therapy shines (literally).

Infrared light penetrates deep into the skin, stimulating blood flow in the treated area. The increased circulation acts like a busy highway, ensuring that essential elements like nutrients and oxygen reach the tattooed skin with ease. This improved blood flow is crucial for the healing process, promoting cell regeneration and tissue repair.

2. Reduced Inflammation

Swelling and redness around the tattoo – it's not exactly the look you were going for, right? Inflammation is a common side effect of the tattooing process, but it doesn't have to be a long-term party crasher. Infrared therapy brings some peace to the scene.

nano brow service
Common redness around the brow area after a nano brow or microblading service

Infrared light therapy has demonstrated anti-inflammatory effects, helping to soothe the skin and reduce swelling and redness. By calming the inflammation, it not only makes the healing process more comfortable but also helps your client's tattoo recover more quickly.

3. Relieves Discomfort

client receiving a nano brow service
Client Receiving a Nano Brow Service

Depending on the permanent makeup technique and skill level of the artist, in some cases the permanent makeup tattoo can cause some discomfort. This is where infrared light therapy can step in. The healing power of the rays can help to provide pain relief, and make the process more bearable. It's like a soothing balm for your skin, providing comfort without compromising the integrity of your tattoo.

4. Collagen Production

Collagen is the unsung hero of skin health. It's responsible for maintaining the skin's structure and elasticity, and it plays a pivotal role in the healing process of tattoos. Infrared light therapy is like a motivational coach for your collagen production team.

When exposed to infrared light, your skin cells get a boost, and this includes the collagen-producing ones. The result? Stronger, healthier skin cells that contribute to maintaining the vibrancy and integrity of your tattoo.

5. Faster Healing

With the right aftercare routine, which includes incorporating infrared light therapy, you might be able to expedite the process for optimal results. In particular for brows the infrared therapy technique caused client healing time to reduce down to within 5 days.

There was also no scabbing or flaking and the retention is superb.

How Long To Use the Red Light Therapy

Client Enjoys a Infrared Session After a Nano Brow Appointment
Client Enjoys a Infrared Session After a Nano Brow Appointment

Using a clamp to hold the infrared device in place over your client you can typically apply the infrared light to the treated area for 5 to 10 minutes. It's also good practice to place protective goggles over your client's eyes as an extra layer of safety and comfort. During the time of the infrared session you should start to see signs in the client's skin that the swelling has subsided, and the redness has gone away. This process is also great to help you prep for photos and videos so that you're not capturing the trauma to your client's skin immediately after the service.

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In conclusion, great permanent make up tattoos are not just about the initial art; they're about the entire journey, from the creative process to the healing phase. Along

with a great technique, premium pigments, and an excellent PMU machine and cartridge needles, infrared light therapy offers a natural and promising avenue to enhance the healing journey. Infrared light therapy helps to promote enhanced blood flow, reduced inflammation, pain relief, and boosted collagen production, and expediting healing.

This can become a valuable addition to your tattoo aftercare process. Your client's permanent makeup tattoo deserves the best. Do you think you might consider adding this step to your aftercare process? Or have you already started doing this with your clients? Let me know in the comments if you plan to try this or if you already do this, and what results you've seen so far.


Thobias laizer
Thobias laizer
Dec 11, 2023

Thanks I'm learning to more


Is there ever a time you would not use infrared light therapy?

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