Q: What is Permanent Makeup?
Permanent makeup also known as Micropigmentation is similar to tattooing as it involves using needles to implement pigment into the dermal layer of the skin with various devices. The most common devices used in the industry today are the digital rotary machines, the traditional tattoo coil machine or a hand held device. This process includes a consultation, the application of pigment, and at least one or more follow up visits for touch ups after the procedure area has healed.
Q: What is Microblading?
Is a manual method of semi-permanent makeup in which a microsized blade is used to implement the pigment into the epidermis of the skin giving a thin realistic hair stroke when applied to the eyebrow area.
Q: What is the powdered eyebrow technique?
This procedure provides a fuller brow with a softer textured look. The powdered technique mimics the appearance of conventional brow makeup wether it be a brow shadow or pencil. This method uses a digital tattoo machine using only a solid color to fill in and shade the brow.
Q: Who Benefits from Permanent Makeup?
People who meet minimum age requirements and are looking for a soft natural enhancement to their appearance giving them freedom and convenience from their daily makeup application. Permanent Makeup also benefits many people who suffer from many illnesses and diseases such as Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Arthritis, Stroke Survivors, Breast Cancer patients and other medical conditions.
Q: How long will Permanent Makeup last?
Permanent Makup can last for several years but this is dependent on several factors such as your lifestyle, sun exposure and your skin type. It is recommended that a color refresher treatment every 12-18 months to maintain perfect results.
Q: Does Permanent Makup hurt?
Most people experience some discomfort in the beginning until the topical anesthetic has been applied and starts working. Each individual has a different pain threshold so we try to make the experience very comfortable for each client.
Q: How long does each procedure take?
The inital procedure could take approximately 2 hours. There's client forms to be filled out, photographs to be taken, desired color and design to discuss and perform, then we go over aftercare requirements so your procedure heals properly.
Q: Is it safe?
Yes when the proper sterilization and disinfection guidlines are met. Permanent Makeup
should be completely safe and these are the guidlines that should be followed.
* All needles should be new and sterile for each client and opened in your presence.
* Disposable sterlized one-time use of machine parts should be purchased by the technician and disposed in a sharps container immediately after the procedure is completed.
* Disposable one-time used gloves should be new for each client.
* The technician and salon room should be clean and neat.
* Disposable one-time use bed coverings should be new for each client.
Q: Do the pigments pose allergy problems?
Pigment allergies are considered very rare but people can develop allergies to anything at anytime. At the clients request we can preform a skin patch test with the pigment prior to your procedure. Some doctors have recommended people who have allergies or sensitivities to regular makeup could benefit from Permanent Makeup.