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What You Should Know About Permanent Makeup

Frequently Asked Questions

What areas can be treated?
Are there any age restrictions for treatment?
Can I pick the colors used?
What if I do not care for the area after completed?
Who benefits from permanent makeup?
Does it hurt?
Is permanent makeup really permanent?
What will I look like immediately following my procedure?
Is this procedure safe?
How do I care for my NEW permanent makeup procedure?
Do I have to take any precautions prior to a lip procedure?
Is permanent makeup expensive?

What areas can be treated?
Eyebrows, Eyeliner, Lip liner, Full lip, scars can be camouflaged, and areolas can be re-pigmented.

Are there any age restrictions for treatment?
Yes.  You must be at least 18 years of age to be a candidate for permanent cosmetics. 

Can I pick the colors used?
We collectively work together to find the perfect shade for your skin tone.

What if I do not care for the area after completed?
Due to the team work involved in creating the lines and color, there is nothing left to chance after the procedure.  We edit and revise together and once the procedure is agreed upon (design and color) the area is outlined with a surgical pen and the color is implanted.  I guide the consultation, giving feedback on what I professionally suggest.  All procedures take place after we have collectively created the perfect look.  Results are beautiful and consistent due to the fact that we work so closely together.

Who benefits from permanent makeup?
People that…

  • Have poor eyesight and/or unsteady hands
  • Are physically challenged
  • Have thin or sparse eyelashes or eyebrows
  • Have traditional makeup allergies
  • Have permanent hair loss
  • Have oily skin
  • Are busy and enjoy looking their best all day
  • Have had surgical procedures (scars can be camouflaged)

Does it hurt?
Topical anesthetics are used to minimize discomfort during the procedure. On a scale of 0-10 the discomfort should remain a 0-3 throughout the entire procedure.

Is permanent makeup really permanent?
Your permanent cosmetic makeup procedure depends upon the following:

  • The technician
  • The products used
  • The condition of your skin (sun damage)
  • How deep the cosmetic tattoo was placed into the skin
  • How well you take care of the procedural area while healing
  • Whether or not you use a total sun block after the procedure has completely healed

All of these factors will determine how long the procedure will last.  Touch-ups are recommended, as needed, to keep the procedure looking fresh and new.

What will I look like immediately following my procedure?
Your procedure area many be slightly swollen and irritated.  The area will also be darker for a few days while it is healing.  While the procedure is healing, it must go through three phases before you will experience your final results.  The procedure area must first heal, then peel and lastly, fade.  Final results typically take 6-8 weeks to completely heal.

Is this procedure safe?
Permanent cosmetic procedures are safe provided the technician has been properly educated and follows all of OSHA and CDC guidelines.  Single use, sterile needles and machine parts must be used for each client and then properly disposed of.

How do I care for my NEW permanent makeup procedure?
After completion, you will receive a post-treatment care instructional sheet.  The ultimate success of your procedure is contingent upon following these instructions.  A follow up appointment will be scheduled approximately 6-8 weeks after your initial application.  This is to fine tune and touch-up any area of the skin that may have expelled the pigment.

Do I have to take any precautions prior to a lip procedure?
If you EVER have had a cold sore or fever blister, it is highly recommended that you take an antiviral pre-procedure. Your physician may prescribe Valtrex, Famvir or Zovirax.  Herpetic outbreaks usually occur on the 3rd day post procedure.  Taking an antiviral will lesson your chance of an outbreak.  If you do experience an outbreak you may lose the implanted pigment color in that are of the outbreak.

Is permanent makeup expensive?
Relative to other facial procedures, permanent makeup is extremely cost effective.  Expect to pay $500-$800 per area. Depending on how well the area is taken care of, touch ups are recommended every 2 years.

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