Permanent cosmetic makeup is cosmetic tattooing. The specialized techniques used for permanent cosmetics are often referred to as "micropigmentation", "micropigment implantation" or "dermagraphics". The cosmetic implantation technique deposits colored pigment into the upper reticular layer of the dermis.
HOW ARE PERMANENT COSMETIC PROCEDURES PERFORMED?
Permanent cosmetics procedures are performed using various devices, including the traditional tattoo coil machines, the pen or rotary machine (includes the digital rotary machines) and the non-machine or hand device. The process includes a consultation, the application of pigment, and at least one or more follow up visits for evaluating the healed design work and color of the pigment.
WHO BENEFITS FROM PERMANENT MAKEUP?
People who meet minimum age requirements and have the ability to heal properly from minor wounds can benefit from the liberating benefits of permanent cosmetics.Interest in this service spans the young to the more mature; those who desire a soft, natural enhancement to their appearance. It is especially valuable to people who can't wear traditional cosmetics due to allergies and skin sensitivities; active people who want to look their best for sports activities such as swimming, hiking, biking, tennis, aerobics; and those who don't want to worry about "sweating off" or reapplying cosmetics.Permanent Cosmetics also benefits the vision challenged who have difficulty applying their cosmetics; and others with dexterity related conditions such as arthritis, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke survivors, and busy people who don't have time to spend applying and refreshing makeup throughout the day and evening
ARE PERMANENT COSMETICS REALLY PERMANENT?
Permanent cosmetics procedures are considered permanent because pigment is tattooed into the upper reticular part of the dermal layer of the skin and cannot be washed off. However, as with any tattoo or colorant (pigment) in general, fading can and often does occur, requiring periodic maintenance referred to as color re-enhancement or color refreshing. The scientific structure of pigments and the requirement for periodic refreshing is identical to that of tinted hair color; faded material on furniture that may be located near a window and subject to sun exposure; house paint that is exposed to the sun and other environmental elements; pigment implanted in the skin may fade with time.This colorant periodic maintenance requirement is a good opportunity to reevaluate one's color and design preferences. While the concept of permanent, without any change, may seem like a perfectly good idea, think about how your tastes have changed over the years. From time to time likely you have made subtle or dramatic changes in your clothing preferences, your hair color and style, and if you wear topical makeup, those colors have changed as well.The fact that most people will require periodic color refreshing of their permanent cosmetics is the opportune time to work with your technician to reevaluate your overall appearance profile and determine if any changes are appropriate.Longevity varies from person to person depending on their life style (sun exposure), the color(s) used for the permanent cosmetic procedure, and are also thought to be affected by topical products applied to the skin
HOW LONG DOES EACH PROCEDURE TAKE?
The initial procedure will generally take approximately two to three hours; there are records to establish; photographs to take; desired design and color to discuss; the procedure to perform; and the aftercare requirements to discuss.Follow up or color refresher procedures usually do not require the same amount of time.
IS IT PAINFUL?
Most people experience some discomfort. This will vary according to each individual's pain threshold.There are different methods available, however, to help with discomfort management, including various topical anesthetics that are specifically developed for our industry. Your permanent cosmetic professional should discuss these methods with you to determine which one is appropriate.To put this in perspective, thousands of body art tattoos are performed annually, possibly millions. As a rule, traditional tattoo professionals do not use any anesthetics for their tattoo procedures. Anesthetics for permanent cosmetics are more of a tattoo service luxury because of the nature of the tattoo location and the fact that permanent cosmetics falls into the beauty treatment category
WHAT IS LIP BLUSHING?
Lip blushing is a form of semi- permanent makeup. Essentially, it is a cosmetic tattoo of the lips that enhances the beauty of the natural lip color, improving the shape of the lips, giving definition and the illusion of fullness
DOES IT HURT?
Depending on the client, There can be a slight pain even with topically anesthetic
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
It can last up to three years, depending on how you take care of your lips
CAN I PICK THE COLOR?
Absolutely, but we have also been trained to match the perfect color for your skin tone. Ultimately it is your decision
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO HEAL?
Takes about a week to heal, 28 days to heal completely and for the pigment to settle correctly
WHAT IF I AM PRONE TO COLD SORES/ FEVER BLISTERS
We suggest you speak with your doctor before your appointment and get prescribed Valtrex ( you can usually call your doctor and simply tell them you are getting you lips tattooed and you need Valtrex just to be safe)
WHAT IS MICROBLADING/ POWDER BROWS/ COMBO BROWS
Microblading is a semi permanent procedure that requires an artist to deposit pigment into the skin to create hair like strokes. To enhance the natural brow Powder brows are a more permanent cosmetic look, this is done with a machine or it can be done manually. This is a great option if you just love a bold brow! Combo brows also known as hybrid brows are a mix between machine shading and Microblading hair strokes. This is what I suggest for most clients
WHAT IS PERMANENT EYELINER.
Permanent eyeliner, is a permanent cosmetic tattoo that enhances your lash line
CAN I CHOOSE HOW THICK I WOULD LIKE MY EYELINER
Yes, you may. But we are trained to make sure it compliments your natural beauty features. You can get winged eyeliner if you'd like/ A wedge / Or a simple lash enhancement