WHAT ARE PERMANENT COSMETICS?
First of all, yes, it is a tattoo! Also known as micropigmentation, PMU or permanent makeup, it is essentially a cosmetic tattoo technique that creates filled-in brows, crisp eyeliner, and tinted lips, etc., that can last for over a year. In fact, it’s not technically permanent, but semi-permanent. Trust us, this is a good thing. For example, say you had gotten your eyebrows done permanently in 2000, you would regret them now. This technique allows your makeup to change with the times, and evolve, just like you.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
The longevity of today’s cosmetic tattoos varies, but most estimates put the duration of results anywhere between one and three years (hence, why ‘semi-permanent’ is the more accurate moniker). Everyone’s body metabolizes pigment differently, and, since the ink is placed very close to the skin’s surface, it also sloughs away in time. As a result, routine touch ups are required.
DOES IT HURT?
Honestly, not really. Prior to breaking the skin we use a topical numbing agent to take the edge off. The most you will feel will be during the first pass of the procedure, but you are pretty numb, and if you feel anything it will just feel like a pinch. After the skin is broken, we use a numbing gel specifically designed to numb the area from inside the broken skin -- then you won't feel a thing! This numbing gel is used throughout the procedure to keep you pain free. You can always ask for additional numbing if at any point during the procedure you are uncomfortable.
THE MOST POPULAR PERMANENT COSMETICS OPTIONS:
In addition to eyebrow microblading and shading, modern cosmetic dermal pigmentation options include services that mimic eye makeup, lip color, and even freckles. Here’s an overview of our popular permanent makeup options:
2. POWDER OR OMBRE BROWS:
3. PERMANENT EYELINER:
3. PERMANENT EYELASH ENHANCEMENT:
4. PERMANENT LIP BLUSHING:
5. BB GLOW FACIAL:
6. FAUX FRECKLES:
HOW TO PREPARE FOR PERMANENT COSMETICS:
We will take the time to determine if you are the right candidate for your desired procedure. This means an extensive consultation on your appointment day, or prior to your appointment. There will be extensive paperwork that will be reviewed determining, based on medical history/medication/skin condition/lifestyle, if a client is a good candidate.
There are so many things that can affect healing and results, like the oiliness of your skin, fine lines and wrinkles, skin conditions and medications. Vitamins, supplements, and medications (think: fish oil, turmeric, or Accutane can all impact the process; do not stop taking any prescribed medication without consulting with your physician. Don’t skip any disclosures, it puts your safety in jeopardy.)
HERE IS A LIST OF PRE-APPOINTMENT INFORMATION:
WHO IS NOT A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR PERMANENT MAKEUP:
Those who are allergic to any of the substances used during the process — from numbing agents to pigments — should avoid permanent makeup. Clients who can’t take a break from blood thinning medications, or other high-risk medications such as Accutane, or those who have problems with blood clotting or healing can’t get cosmetic tattoos. Anyone who scars easily or is prone to keloid scarring is not an ideal candidate. People with compromised immune systems are not well-suited either. Since hormonal changes can affect the healing process, pregnant women are generally advised against getting permanent makeup. Women who are nursing are also not candidates for permanent cosmetics procedures.
CAN PERMANENT COSMETICS BE REMOVED?
Yes, but seek professional help, do not try to remove anything on your own as it can cause permanent scarring. Saline removal can be done within our studio. This procedure takes several sessions. We are able to inject a saline solution into the skin to draw out the pigment. This process can take multiple sessions. This procedure is much more successful if it is within a 72 hour window after initial procedure
THINGS TO REMEMBER:
Although it isn’t actually permanent, it is semi-permanent, and it is on the face! Please make sure you are educated as much as possible. If any questions arise, please ask. If you have any medical concerns, please discuss them with your provider prior to your appointment.
PERMANENT COSMETICS POLICY:
Please also remember that touchups are necessary to achieve the look you want. These should be done between 6-8 weeks after initial procedure and then annually after that to maintain your look.
Please fill out all paperwork prior to your scheduled appointment. This will be sent to you via email.
Please fill these forms out BEFORE you arrive for your appointment: