Premanent Makeup (FAQS)

Is Permanent Makeup painful?

Actually no, applied with a topical anesthetic, clients have compared the sensation to a slight tingle.  Also we have specifically chosen our equipment (Rotary machine) so as to limit pain as compared to the more invasive Coil type Tattoo machines.  Some of our clients have actually fallen asleep during the procedure.

Are there negative after effects after the Procedure?

Generally not but some clients with more sensitive skin may swell a bit immediately after a procedure especially with Eyeliner procedures where the skin is the most sensitive. Swelling is only temporary lasting for no more than a day.

When will I see the final result? 

 At first the pigment will appear too dark. Do not despair, there is a natural exfoliation process that takes place after healing for 5-7 days and the dark residual pigment is then lost, leaving a soft natural color behind.  The final result is not complete until 4 weeks. Skin tone, exfoliation, settling of the color into the dermis all contribute to the final outcome at about 4 weeks. 

  • Usually the eyebrows and eyeliner are basically healed and true to tone and depth of color after 7-10 days. 
  • The lips go through a different type of process and often appear too light after the initial “peeling” in the first 3-5 days. The color intensity becomes more visible after 3-4 weeks. A review of the procedures will take place 4-6 weeks after to check for perfection. Often minor touch ups are needed at that time.

 How long does a Permanent Makeup Procedure last?

Permanent makeup does last a long time , but, as you become accustomed to your new makeup, it’s fairly common to freshen up your new makeup every couple of 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 7 to 10 years, depending upon the color used.  Eyebrows may not need a touch up for 2 to 4 years for fair skinned individuals and 4 to 7 years for darker skinned people.

 Are there other health concerns?  Who cannot have Permanent Makeup 

  • Permanent Makeup cannot be applied to persons who are HIV positive.
  • One cannot have Permanent Makeup performed during ones pregnancy.
  • People with active Glaucoma that requires eye drops to treat cannot have eyeliner due to the pressure sensitivity in the eye.
  •  Any active skin condition such as eczema, psoriasis, cystic acne, or active cold sores in the area must have clear skin in the area being addressed at the time of the procedure.
  •  Anyone with a history with Keloid Fibroblasts is not a candidate for Permanent Makeup.
  •  People taking blood thinners will need to cease taking them for 3 days prior to the procedure (ask your Physician for approval). 
  •  Prospective clients with any other chronic medical condition (metabolic) being treated by a physician should have an OK from your doctor.
  •  Avoid the sun for a few days after the having the procedure done.
  • Permanent makeup cannot be applied over freckles, warts, moles, or lesions. 

Is this just a one- time procedure and that’s it

No, your initial appointment includes a follow up appointment scheduled approximately one month later to inspect and perfect any areas which may need additional color.

Permanent Makeup repairs

We commonly get requests for Permanent Makeup Repairs where work was done outside of our office.  Permanent Makeup can be repaired, but,  our policy is the procedure must have been completed  no less than 6 months prior before we can work on you.