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Frequently Asked Questions
   

   Many questions and concerns are often addressed by people who are considering permanent make-up application. I'm more than willing to openly discuss any of these questions and concerns with my clients and/or potential clients, or with those that wish to learn more about the service and industry in general.

      I included this FAQs page as a convenience and resource for my web site visitors. If you have any further questions, please contact me.


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 What is permanent make-up?

      Permanent make-up, is a process of implanting pigment into the dermis layer of the skin.  This is a cosmetic procedure that can add subtle enhancement or dramatic definition to your eyes, eyebrows, or lips.
      Permanent make-up (also known as Permanent cosmetics and cosmetic tattooing) does not smear, smudge, flake or fade.



Who is a good candidate for permanent make-up?

   Permanent make-up can benefit women with:

     -  Allergies to traditional cosmetics

     -  Visual impairments or unsteady hands

     -  Scars or asymmetrical features

     -  Active lifestyles
 


Does the procedure hurt?

     
    Topical anesthetics are used to minimize pain and discomfort. Some people describe the sensation as a “tingling” feeling. Most people experience some discomfort and it varies with each individual’s pain threshold and the skills of the technician performing the service. It is not uncommon for clients to say that it was not as painful as they expected. If you are apprehensive and would like to take medication prescribed by your physician prior to  you appointment, I have no objections. Everyone has a different threshold of pain but we find that overall the discomfort is short lived in exchange for term reward that you get from the procedure.


Is the procedure safe?

   
Hospital sterilization and sanitation methods are practiced in this environment.  Needles are never reused and safety precautions are implemented at all times. Permanent make-up is not recommended for people with autoimmune disorders such as diabetes, lupus, etc., or for women who may be pregnant or are nursing.



Is your service costly?


Permanent make-up procedures usually cost a few hundred dollars, but it ultimately depends on the amount of work involved.   This price also includes touch-ups if necessary. Many find this relatively inexpensive when compared with hair and nail appointments that must be kept up on a regular basis. However, it is not a good idea to price shop! The cheapest may not be the least expensive (imagine the cost of corrective work if one is unhappy with a tattoo). It is very important to choose a technician based on his or her ability and artistic style. This is a tattoo…on your face!



Is this permanent? Will it last forever?

      
 The tattoo may last for several years, but an occasional “ color refresher”, also known as a “touch-up” may be required to keep your tattoo looking its best. Cosmetic pigments are excellent for permanent makeup because they are realistic looking in terms of the appearance and aesthetics of traditional makeup. However, cosmetic pigments do not typically last as long as conventional tattoo inks.



What can I do to prolong the life of my permanent makeup?

 

      Sunscreen is the best kept beauty secret!  Not only will sunscreen prolong the life of your permanent makeup, but it does wonders for the skin! Sunscreen helps prevent premature aging, wrinkles,  and most importantly, skin cancer.  Be sure to wear a sunscreen with a minimum of an SPF 15 for best results and reapply often, especially after swimming or extended hours outdoors.  Hats and sunglasses also help minimize harmful UV rays.  You can still have fun in the sun…just do it wisely.

 



How long will it take to recover?

 

     You'll look like you've had a good cry for several hours following an eyeliner procedure. It is advised to apply ice for 10 minutes at a time during these first few hours. Also, it is important to wear sunglasses, as your eyes may be temporarily sensitive to light. Eyebrow procedures have the least swelling. you must let your technician know if you have a history of fever blisters so your doctor can prescribe medication.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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