Frequently Asked Questions
Below you will find our Frequently Asked Questions. If you can’t find your answer below, please feel free to use our contact page to contact us with your inquiry and someone should respond within 48 hours.
What is permanent makeup?
Permanent makeup, also referred to as micro-pigmentation, cosmetic tattooing or dermal-pigmentation, is a process where completely natural pigments are implanted beneath the epidermis (top layer of skin), into the dermal layer (second layer of skin), by micro insertion.
Is it safe?
The technique of applying permanent makeup has been medically developed and specifically designed for a safe application. Allergic reactions to permanent cosmetic procedures are extremely rare. The cosmetic pigments we use are made from completely natural ingredients, and disposable sterile needles and surgical gloves are used for each procedure.
Is getting permanent makeup like getting a tattoo?
Permanent makeup is not to be compared with traditional tattooing, in which permanent skin dyes and inks are placed into the skin. The pigments used in the application of permanent makeup have been specially formulated for cosmetic application.
How do I know if permanent makeup is right for me?
You don’t have to fit any particular profile to have permanent makeup applied. Everyone from the young to the elderly–who desire a natural enhancement to their appearance–can be a candidate for permanent makeup.
Does the procedure hurt?
Most people do not find the application of permanent makeup painful, but rather as a mild prickling sensation. The level of discomfort you experience, however, may vary according to your individual pain threshold. Topical anesthetics are used to numb the area and minimize pain.
How long does it take to have permanent makeup applied?
Procedure times vary according to each individual’s sensitivity, hydration, density, elasticity and overall condition of their skin.
Can I wear other makeup after my procedure?
Permanent makeup will only enhance any traditional makeup you apply. It is important to wait to apply makeup to the affected areas until after the healing process is complete.
Is permanent makeup truly permanent?
A variety of factors influence the longevity of permanent makeup. Ultra-violet exposure from sun or tanning booths, various drugs, excessively dry skin, and smoking are all factors that may affect how long your permanent makeup lasts. Use of alpha-hydroxy,Retin-A and glycolic acid do not mix well with permanent makeup. These substances will slough away top layers of the skin, and eventually the layer that the pigment has been implanted into, and will require additional maintenance in years to come.
What should I expect after the procedure?
Colors may appear darker and somewhat unnatural for the first few days after you get a permanent makeup application, but during the following weeks, they should lighten to a completely natural look.