Permanent Makeup

Common Questions and Answers

Who applies the permanent cosmetics?
All procedures should be performed by a technician who is properly certified in Permanent Makeup
What if I want to change my makeup?
We work with your natural facial features to enhance them to their fullest. This natural look allows you to apply normal cosmetics over your “Permanent Makeup” for color variety. Therefore, without any applied makeup, you are always naturally enhanced.
How long does it take?
The topical anesthetic takes 30 minutes to numb the area. More than one area can be numbed at one time. The procedure takes approximately 1-2 hours per area to pigment for a total average time of 1 to 2.5 hours total . Areola repigmentation or scar camouflage procedures vary upon person
Is permanent makeup painful?
A topical anesthetic is applied prior and, if needed, during each procedure to numb the epidermis reduce any discomfort and to promote relaxation. Every client is different, some will feel vibrating or scratching, and some will feel nothing at all. Some clients feel a slight prickly sensation to no feeling at all. However, I am very sensitive to your discomfort and will do my best to make your experience pleasant and relaxing.
How safe is it?
Technicians must follow strict hygiene and sterilization procedures that conform to OSHA and CDC (Centers for Disease Control) guidelines. By using only disposable tools, our clients know that anything that touches them has never been touched by anyone else.
Is it expensive?
Permanent makeup is a beautiful investment in yourself. Prices range depending on the area that is being accented and what you are trying to achieve. It is comparable to what most women spend on hair styling, hair color, “perms” and normal maintenance. Included is: a personalized consultation to determine your most flattering look, color matching, preparation (shaping and tweezing, if necessary), and an aftercare kit. Considering the “Permanent Makeup” lasts for years before a “touch up” is needed, it is relatively inexpensive.
How long will it last?
Some people will need a touch up in 2-6 years depending on the original color selection (darker colors last longer). Everyone is different. Results will depend on age, skin tone, the exfoliation process, over exposure to the sun, body chemistry and the degree of care taken to maintain the procedure.
What happens after the procedure?
There may be slight tenderness or swelling which will subside quickly. Most people resume normal activities immediately after the procedure. Detailed aftercare instructions are provided and reviewed before and after each procedure
How are the colors and shapes determined?
A wide range of colors is available to suit your color preferences. Some people desire a natural effect using softer colors while others prefer the more dramatic effect of bolder ones. The exact colors and shapes you desire, alternatives, and results you can expect will be fully discussed during your consultation. And for clients with sensitive skin, a patch test can be done.
How many colors are there to choose from?
There are endless possibilities! I will create a neutral or dramatic color depending on your preference. It is best to bring in your favorite colors to so we can match to your approval.
Will permanent makeup fade over time?
Yes - The exposure to sunlight or UV light will fade permanent makeup. Your own body breaks down foreign substances over time when possible . The use of glycolic, Retin A and other wrinkle treatment products will have adverse effects on permanent makeup. With the proper care your permanent makeup should last for years.