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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


Q. What is permanent makeup?

A. Permanent makeup also referred to as micro-pigmentation, derma-pigmentation, or derma-cosmetics is a non-surgical procedure that uses the process of implanting pigments into the dermis (lower layer of skin) to enhance the natural color and beauty that can fade with time.

Q: Who is the candidate for Permanent Make-up?

A: Men and women who want to look their best all the time. Permanent Makeup is perfect for busy people who don’t want to spend too much time each day applying makeup; for people who have light, sparse or half eyebrows; for people who have sensitive eyes or sparse lashes; for people who are physically active or who have oily skin that sheds makeup easily; and for persons with poorly defined or descending lips. Alopecia sufferers can benefit from the application of Permanent Makeup.

Q. Is it painful?

A. The sensation can differ from client to client. Some clients report a tingling or pinching sensation while others may experience slightly more discomfort similar to waxing or tweezing hairs. The client’s sensitivity is greatly reduced with topical anesthetics before and throughout the treatment. On a scale of 1-10, with 1 being the most comfortable, most clients say that their comfort level is about a 4-6 and say the benefits far out way the minor soreness. “The pain passes, but the beauty remains.” Pierre Auguste Renoir

Q: How long does the procedure take?

A: Times varies with each individual. It takes our experienced technician an average of one to two hours for each procedure. There may be an additional follow up procedure that will take place about three to six weeks from the day of the initial procedure.

Q: What’s the recovery time?

A: You can go back to work right after the procedure. But you will have some swelling on the lip and eyeliner. The color looks 20-30% stronger than the finial result. It takes about 4 to 6 days for the skin to completely heal.

Q: How long will my permanent makeup last?

A: Permanent makeup is long-lasting. However, as you become accustomed to your new makeup, it’s not uncommon to want more. You may want to freshen up your new makeup every couple years. The darker the color, such as black, the longer it will stay unchanged in your skin. More natural, delicate colors are sometimes vulnerable to the effects of sun, swimming and breakdown by the body. As a general rule, eyeliner, and lip color have the longest longevity, approximately 5 to 7 years, depending upon the color used.

Q: Is the treatment safe?

A: The equipment used complies with all relevant health and safety requirements. All needles are disposable, sterile and of the highest quality. Sterilization and hygiene is of the utmost importance before, during, and after the treatment. All procedures are performed in a doctor’s office.

Q: Who Benefits from permanent makeup?

– Sparse or no eyebrows
– Sparse or no lashes
– An active sporty lifestyle
– An unsteady hand
– Allergy to conventional cosmetics
– Hay fever or watery eyes
– Contact lens users
– Busy people with little time to apply