FAQ about Permanent makeup
What exactly is permanent makeup?
Permanent makeup is a safe, natural alternative to the hassle of putting on makeup every day. Permanent cosmetics, the implantation of pigment in the upper layer of the dermis, results in natural looking, waterproof color that lasts for years. Procedures include eyebrows, eyeliner and lips, advance procedures include scar camouflage and areole re-pigmentation. When done by an experienced technician, this makeup looks significantly more natural than conventional cosmetics.
Is permanent makeup really safe?
Yes, it is safe when you work with a trained and licensed technician. Reputable professionals utilize disposable, single-use application systems and safe, gentle pigments.
Is it painful?
Before cosmetic tattooing, you'll receive a topical anesthetic that will ensure your comfort. If anything, you might feel a tickling sensation as the coloring is applied.
Does it look fake?
Not at all. These long-lasting cosmetics are designed to provide a more natural look than traditional makeup. In fact, no one will know that you have permanent makeup unless you tell them.
What is the healing process?
During the healing process, the skin will form scabs and will appear darker or brighter for 5-7 days. Taking care of scabs will be a number one priority since they will protect the pigment while the skin is healing. Following aftercare instructions during the healing process is a must.
How should I choose my makeup technician?
Research a potential technician by evaluating their portfolio and read real client reviews. Ask technicians where they were trained and if they hold any special certifications. Scheduling a consultation with your potential artist is highly recommended.
How long will my appointment take?
Initial appointment generally takes two hours. Follow-up appointment takes about an hour and a half.
Do I have options when it comes to makeup colors?
Yes. You can choose from a wide variety of color options that can be lightened or darkened according to your preferences. If you're unsure of the color you'd like to use, talk with your technician. Learning how to choose the right colors is an integral part of any aesthetic professional's training.
I have sensitive eyes. Will permanent makeup work for me?
Many women with sensitive eyes choose permanent cosmetics as an alternate to the eye irritation caused by traditional cosmetics. If you have very sensitive skin, an initial patch test can rule out allergies.
What are my options if I don't like the results?
It's essential to remember that permanent makeup is true to its name. Having the results corrected if you don't like them can be costly and time consuming. Spend time choosing the right technician for your needs.
Does permanent makeup last a lifetime?
Permanent makeup in real life is actually semi-permanent makeup. Pigments fade overtime due to factors like lifestyle, body metabolism, sun exposure, skin type, age, etc. If pigments will never be refreshed, eventually it will fade completely.
Is permanent makeup/microblading right for you?
It is extremely important to review this list prior to booking any Permanent Makeup/Microblading procedure. Clients who have any of these listed contraindications are not a candidate of Permanent Makeup/Microblading procedure.
- - Diabetes Mellitus
- - Glaucoma
- - Cancer, Leukemia, Sarcomas
- - Bleeding Disorders ie. Hemophilia A or B, Von Willebrand Disease, Sickle Cell
- - Vitiligo
- - Psoriasis, Eczema
- - Taking Retin-A, Differin, Tazorac, Isotretinoin
- - Active Herpes Outbreak
- - HIV, AIDS
- - Hepatitis
- - Pregnant or Nursing
- - Taking Anti-Coagulation Medications
- - Epilepsy
- - Keloids or Hypertrophic Scarring
- - Severe Acne In and Around Eyebrows
- - Severe Allergies
- - Used Accutane in the past year
- - Allergic To Anesthetic (Lidocaine)
What Is Permanent Makeup?
Imagine rolling out of bed and instantly having a fresh face full of vibrant color. Imagine never having to feel self-conscious about your thin eyebrows or lips. Imagine going camping or to the gym and not having to worry about your makeup smearing or running. Now, imagine that all of this is not only possible, but is permanent!
Permanent makeup is a growing sensation perfect for people who are allergic to even the most sensitive makeup, people with medical conditions that cause unsteady hands, such as rheumatoid arthritis or stroke which makes it difficult to apply traditional makeup, and people who simply have a busy lifestyle who would enjoy the ease of getting ready without bothering with applying makeup. When applied correctly and safely by a properly trained professional, permanent makeup can offer freedom to those who wish to look and feel their best with minimal effort.
How Does Permanent
Permanent makeup also known as Micropigmentation. This process is included implementation of organic pigment under the skin by trained professional by using permanent makeup machine or microblading hand tool. Most clients have little to no pain during the procedure due to pre-numbing & continually numbing during the procedure.
The artist can achieve permanent eyeliner that will never run when sweat or swim, or naturally fluffy full eyebrows by using 3D hair-stroke technique. Permanent make-up on lips can give an illusion of fuller, younger looking lips with more defined & symmetrical contour.
People who suffer from alopecia, can greatly benefit by the micropigmentation techniques. Permanent makeup also benefits those who have oily skin that causes traditional makeup to smudge, smear and wear off.