Permanent Makeup FAQ
Topical Anesthetic - A topical anesthetic will be applied and most clients agree that the procedure is far more comfortable than they had anticipated. There is a large array of services offered ... whether it be subtle eyeliner or a more dramatic look, the choice is yours.
These services have helped many people feel better about themselves. Remember -- it's a wonderful feeling when you always look your best!
Who Benefits from Permanent Cosmetics?
- Busy people who have little time for daily make-up applications.
- People with allergies to conventional make-up.
- People with poor vision, or contact lens wearers.
- Cancer patients who have undergone breast reconstruction. By adding the areola color & nipple simulation, the breast can regain a more natural look.
- Those physically incapable of applying make-up.
- Those inconvenienced by touch-ups after a day in the sun, tennis or swimming.
- Anyone who desires to look great 24 hours a day!
The Most Commonly Asked Questions about Permanent Makeup
What is Permanent Makeup?
Permanent makeup is the process of implanting color into the dermis layer of skin with the use of a specially designed and approved instrument.
How long does the procedure take?
Each procedure will take between one and two hours. A follow-up appointment will be scheduled for three to four weeks afterward.
I have very thin or sparse eyebrows. Will this look natural?
Yes. Permanent make-up looks more natural than eyebrow pencils. A hair stroke technique is used to simulate natural brow hairs or a soft fill-in effect can also be used, depending on your preference.
How long does Permanent Cosmetics last?
This procedure is permanent, although some clients will experience some fading and will choose to return for touch-ups. This is typically done after 3-5 years.
Is the procedure painful?
A topical anesthetic is used which makes the procedure far more comfortable than anticipated.
What colors should I choose?
There is a right color for everyone. We take into consideration your natural skin color, hair color and eye color. A soft, natural color is always preferred.
Will I have to take time off work?
No. There is minimum swelling and redness. Ice is used to reduce swelling and an antibiotic cream is used for several days.
Can I wear make-up after the procedure is done?
We prefer you wear no mascara if you have color applied to your eyes, and no lipstick if your lips are colored. The procedure site needs to heal for about 7 days.
What about sterilization?
Only single-use, sterile needles are used. All other equipment is either discarded after use or sterilized. All guidelines are strictly followed in accordance with the CDC (Centers for Disease Control).
Can I have Permanent Make-up done if I'm on medication?
Yes, unless you are taking steriods or blood thinning medication.
A medical questionnaire will be filled out on your first appointment.