ABOUT PERMANENT MAKE-UP
WHAT IS PERMANENT MAKE-UP?
Permanent make-up (a.k.a. micro-pigmentation, micro pigmentation,
or micro pigment implantation) is a state-of-the-art process
where natural pigments are placed just under the surface of the
skin. These hypoallergenic pigments are specifically designed
for facial applications.
IS PERMANENT MAKE-UP A TATTOO?
No, definitely not!
WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE?
Permanent make-up is applied by various machines and methods
including; rotary machines, the pen and the non-machine or hand
method. Using a small, sterile, micro-prong needle, pigment is
placed into the dermal layer of skin.
DOES THE PROCEDURE HURT?
Topical anesthetics are used to numb the area. Although you
may experience some minor discomfort, most people describe a
gentle scrub, mild stimulation, or mild plucking sensation. You
may experience some minor discomfort. This will vary according
to the individual and the skill of the technician performing
IS IT SAFE?
Yes! A skin patch-test is performed with each new client
for an allergic reaction. Disposable sterile needles and surgical
gloves are used for each procedure. Allergic reactions to permanent
make-up are extremely rare.
HOW LONG DOES EACH PROCEDURE TAKE?
The procedure will generally take 1.5 - 2.5 hours. Follow
up procedures usually do not require as much time as the first
initial application. However, times vary according to the individual's
sensitivity, density, elasticity and condition of the skin.
HOW MANY APPOINTMENTS WILL BE NECESSARY?
A checkup will be scheduled within two months of the initial
application. Sometimes this may be required to perfect the color,
line, shadow, or design.
HOW PERMANENT IS PERMANENT MAKE-UP?
Technically, permanent make-up is considered permanent because
it can not be washed off. However, a variety of factors may influence
the longevity. Usually make-up will last from 3-5 years for darker
skin, and 7-10 years on lighter skin. For some individuals these
procedures are indeed permanent. Fading can and often does occur,
requiring touchup maintenance.
WHO'S USING MAKE-UP?
EVERYONE... from young to old.
Mothers who don't have time for regular make-up
Professionals who need to look their best, but often don't
Women who want to look their best at all times.
Men who want feature accentuation that looks natural.
Entertainers, Actresses, and Models
Handicapped people that can't apply their own make-up
Hypoallergenic people that can't wear traditional make-up
Cancer patients who have lost some or all of their facial
Vitiligo sufferers who have blotchy pigmentation.
Post surgical/injury people seeking reconstruction of
areolas after surgery, camouflage of scars from burns, surgery,
accidents or injuries, or redefining facial features.
Physically active people who don't want their makeup to
smear while; swimming, hiking, biking, aerobics, weightlifting,
playing tennis, and more.
WILL SUN TANNING AFFECT MY MAKE-UP?
Exposure to ultraviolet from the sun or tanning booths are factors
that may have an affect. Sun block on eyebrows, sunglasses for
eyeliner, and SPF on lips will greatly prolong the effective
life of your make-up
WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW?
Excessively dry skin, smoking, and various drugs can have
an affect on the appearance of your make-up. Alpha-hydroxyl,
retin-a, and glycolic acid must be kept away from treated areas.
If you use any of these products you may require additional maintenance
in years to come.
IS THERE AN ADJUSTMENT PERIOD?
Some of our clients have come in for permanent eye liner,
eyebrows, or lip lines and have gone into work that same afternoon.
WHAT IF IT'S TOO DARK OR NOT DARK ENOUGH?
Permanent make-up colors usually appear darker for the first
few days, but then softens to natual look in no time. Pigment
colors can be dramatic OR soft and natural looking. If you want
a different look you can darken the make-up with additional applications,
OR... lighten -- the choice is yours.
make-up is causing
a wave~~~of excitement!
It is the make-up
of the future...
Permanent makeup has revolutionized
cosmetic application FOREVER!
Remember--we are highly-trained
skilled technicians with over 15 years of experience, who have
mastered the creative science of micropimentation. Because we're
Certified Dermalogists, we know what's best for your skin.
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