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 Permanent Makeup

What is Permanent Cosmetics?

     Permanent Cosmetic Makeup, also referred to as Micro-pigmentation or Cosmetic Tattooing, Is a procedure of applying micro insertions of pigment onto the dermal layer of the skin. For centuries, men and women have been utilizing this practice to enhance or correct their skin color. The most common applications involve the eyebrows, lips, and eyeliner. The procedure is also used for correction of scars, cleft lips, areola restoration, and vitiligo. Man women who have had this procedure find they wear much less makeup than before, while others continue to apply regular makeup for the more finished look and enjoy the color the permanent cosmetics add to their facial features, especially when no makeup is applied at all.

Who Benefits from Permanent Cosmetic Makeup?

  • Patients with eyesight challenges.
  • Business professionals who wish to look their best.
  • Men or women with very blonde features.
  • Anyone with sparse eyebrows or scar camouflage.
  • Busy people that wish to have more freedom and convenience from daily cosmetic application
  • Those seeking symmetry of facial features
  • Those looking to enhance their facial features such as eyes or lips

Frequently Asked Questions.

Does it hurt?
Although everyone's pain sensitivity varies, the application of permanent makeup involves miner discomfort when topical anesthetics are used during the application.

Is the Procedure safe?
Your safety and comfort are our highest concern. Permanent cosmetics are applied using the highest sanitation and sterilization standards available. Sterile, single use needles are used with every client.

Are the pigments safe?
Pigments used in permanent cosmetics have an extensive record of safety. Used in both medical and artistic fields for over 20 years, they are safe and effective.

How long does the procedure take?
Although the length of the procedure may vary, most procedures generally take less than 2 hours.

Can I change it?
Although shape variations and color adjustments can be made, think of your makeup as permanent. If you desire to change your "look" from time to time the use of topical makeup can be added.

Is it easy to remove?
No. Although lasers have aided in the removal of brows and eyeliner, lips require a different approach, as lasers tend to darken pigment in those areas rather than remove it.

Also called permanent makeup and cosmetic tattooing, it is the placement of pigment just beneath the epidermis of the skin. Although the effects of aging, surgeries, and sun exposure may alter the pigment's appearance over time, it is permanent. For this reason "refresher" appointments may be appropriate every few years to keep your makeup looking its best.

Are permanent cosmetics right for you?
Ask your permanent cosmetics professional if you are an appropriate candidate. If you have sparse eyebrows, even and pale lips, or wear eyeliner everyday, this may be for you.

Permanent cosmetics may not be appropriate for the person who desires to change their look occasionally, is contemplating facial reconstructive surgery, is a sun worshiper or tanning booth advocate, or who has a chronic medical challenge.

As with any procedure which invades the skin, there are risks and benefits. Discuss these with your professional, and review your medical history with them prior to making the decision to have permanent cosmetics applied.

What should I expect?
It is important to discuss your lifestyle and expectations with your technician prior to having permanent cosmetics.

Immediately following the application........The procedures result in visible redness, some swelling and occasional bruising. The application of ice to the area can help reduce these symptoms.

Up to one week after the application......Most swelling and tenderness will be gone. There will be peeling of the skin, and sloughing off of the pigment trapped in the epidermis. As the skin heals, the color will continue to change for the next few weeks. You should expect the color to lighten by 30-40% in the eyebrows and eyeliner and up to 60% in the lips.

Two months following the application........Healing is complete. You may add or adjust your procedure to suit your lifestyle. The application of your sunscreen will help preserve your makeup for years to come. A follow-up appointment is recommended for a complimentary touch-up if one is requested.