Procedures How is permanent makeup done

Eyeliner

As stated so often, the eyes are the "window to our soul". People often refer to another's eyes as sexy, thoughtful, tired, cheerful, lifeless, or heaven forbid, beady, and so on. Our eyes define how we feel inside and how life is treating us. They are our means of projecting thoughts without words. Because our eyes are so expressive, it must be why we want the area surrounding the eye to look its best at all times. If we are in other's company, our eyes are the focus of conversation. With permanent eyeliner the lash line is darkened to produce a lush, full lash-line effect. This can be applied to either the upper, lower or both lash-line areas. Eyeliner, properly selected takes the "tired and washed out" appearance out of our expressions, as well as the entire face. Sports activities, hobbies that were avoided due to the fear of topical makeup coming off, and just simply looking your best at all times are yours for the asking. This procedure generally takes 2 hours to complete.

What to Expect with Permanent Eyeliner

With conventional cosmetics, applying pencil or liquid eyeliner is one of the more challenging make-up tasks we, as women, do in make-up application. We have to tug at our eyelid, it smudges and is difficult to apply. However, Permanent Makeup can be applied as light as you want or made darker and thicker to bring out the eyes. Permanent eyeliner doesn’t smudge, and there is no more tugging or pulling on delicate eyelid tissue. Permanent eyeliner applied the right way can uplift a drooping eye. What does the procedure feel like? This procedure tickles more than anything. No one wants anyone near their eyes, however, once the area is numb this procedure can be quick and is quite tolerable and worth the outcome.

Lip Color and Lip Liner

This procedure is both lip liner and lip-fill. The vermilion border, or lip line can be tattooed slightly outside the border to give the appearance of larger, poutier lips. As time marches on, our lips begin to appear thinner, irregular, and faded. The lips take a lot of wear and tear and it is little wonder that as we mature, women want plump, colorful, well-defined lips, which we enjoyed in our youth. Over time, sun damage, medical conditions, hormonal changes, and tissue trauma all contribute to loss of definition and natural color. Permanent lip color application is a major contributor to a more youthful appearance. Note: If a client has ever had a cold sore or fever blister, then she must get a prescription from her doctor, enough for a total of 2 or maybe 3 procedural applications. The prescribed drug for this area is Acyclovir. Typically the régime to follow would be to start taking the medication 3 to 4 days prior, during and after your procedure. This procedure generally takes 2 hours to complete.

What to Expect with Permanent Lip Color and Lip Liner

Lip color and Lip liner tend to be quite dark upon completion of the first application. This is temporary. Expect the lips to go through various changes. Lips will be darker the following day and around the tenth day will look like they were never done; about the twelfth to fourteenth day the pigment resurfaces. So expect that one minute your lips will look very dark, the next hour they will look like nothing was done at all. Sometimes the pigment may even appear to have vanished from the treated area completely. It is still there, but went in as a "primer" coat that will be brought to the surface with a second application. This occurs because of certain qualities in an individual's skin; it usually has nothing to do with the type of pigment used or the way it was applied.

Lips may feel chapped for several days, and it's recommended you apply pure petroleum jelly, which can be purchased at your local drugstore. Bruising may also occur, however this is usually minor and may appear in the typical "black and blue" patch or streak, or in red. If you feel it necessary, any bruising may be concealed with makeup.

When the area has healed, there is a much greater chance that the permanent lip color will be too light or too subtle. Any touch-ups done within two months of the initial procedure will be an additional $25 each, per procedure. The touch-up is fast and easily tolerated and is recommended so that your lip color will be just right. During this application the lip color can be balanced, supplemented, darkened, lightened, moved, changed or altered in any way necessary. It is much easier to add pigment than to remove it. If it is initially applied too radically, the client is almost always unhappy, at least until she gets used to the change in appearance or has it corrected.

Eyebrows

Permanent eyebrows are for individuals who have very light, thin or no brow hair. It is an excellent alternative to applying pencil daily, and spares you the embarrassment of losing your brows due to swimming, perspiring or wiping your forehead. Eyebrows are a key feature of the face, so without them our ability to communicate is lost because our face appears expressionless. Of the three primary permanent makeup procedures: eyebrows, lips and eyeliner, I consider the eyebrows the most important feature to a person's overall appearance. I have worked with some clients who have no brow hair at all, although sparse hair is also very common, due to over-tweezing, shaving or aging. Permanent eyebrows help normalize a person's lifestyle and/or put a traumatic event, such as an accident or medical condition behind them. This procedure generally takes 2 hours to complete.

What to Expect with Permanent Eyebrows

With brows, the right one may not match the left if the swelling has gone down in one area and not the other. If you are concerned about any reaction you are experiencing please contact me.

Permanent brows may scab over and have a "Groucho Marx" appearance that lasts for a few days, but when the scab lifts there's a beautiful brow underneath (if you get a scab let it heal naturally - don't pick at it), or the line will not appear uniform.

During the touch-up application, the permanent brow can be balanced, supplemented, darkened, lightened, moved, changed or altered in any way necessary. This is when we lengthen a brow, move them closer, or m
ake any other changes you wish.

Areola Reconstruction

Creating the nipple areola is the final component to making your breast reconstruction complete. There have been numerous approaches to nipple reconstruction over the last 30 years, and with several options available, surgeons can utilize whichever method is most suitable for their patients. There is no one absolute best method of nipple reconstruction for all patients. Some patients are comfortable without having a nipple, and do not wish to have further surgery. Others choose the non-surgical option of tattooing without reconstruction. This allows color pigmentation to simulate the nipple areola without the contour of an actual nipple. Still, the reconstruction of the nipple areola helps to put the finishing touches on the new breast after a long journey in reconstruction.

What to Expect with Areola Reconstruction

DuringThe micro pigmentation procedure usually takes 2 to 3 hours , depending on individual requirements. Completion time varies according to the position, width, and depth of the nipple areola area , the depth of color to be matched, and the acceptance of the pigment type. Depending on the sensitivity of the area, you may require a local anesthetic for the procedure. The pigment is applied using a pen-like device, which moves yup and down really quickly, penetrating the outer and inner layers (epidermis and dermis) of the skin. The pigments are built up using dots, lines and or a circular motion
You will experience sought swelling and redness following the procedure and the skin may feel tight. These symptoms will subside with 1-7 days depending on how sensitive you skin is. You should be able to resume normal activities immediately following the procedure, however, use of cosmetics, excessive perspiration and exposure of the affected area to the sun should be avoided until the area is fully healed.


What to Expect Overall


Each permanent makeup procedure behaves differently after its application. Depending on which procedure you've had done, you will see various changes occur in the next 14 days. Immediately after the procedure is done your permanent make-up may look like it has been stamped onto your face. This is normal.

After your micropigmentation (permanent makeup) procedure you may experience swelling. This can result from the procedure itself, or from a cream or ointment applied during or after (that's why I suggest you apply pure petroleum jelly) otherwise do not disturb the treated area. Very rarely is the swelling excessive, but in any degree it is nothing to worry about and usually it is short lived. A cold cloth may be applied at 10 minute intervals can control this. When the swelling dissipates, it usually goes down in one area first and then the other. Do not use ice, or extremely cold cloths. This may result in the loss of color and increase healing time.

When the area has healed, there is a much greater chance that the permanent make-up will be too light or too subtle. Any touch-ups done within two months of the initial procedure will be an additional $25 each, per procedure. The touch-up is fast and easily tolerated and is recommended so that your makeup will be just right. During this application the makeup can be balanced, supplemented, darkened, lightened, moved, changed or altered in any way necessary. It is much easier to add pigment than to remove it. If it is initially applied too radically, the client is almost always unhappy, at least until she gets used to the change in appearance or has it corrected.

Any pain or discomfort after the procedure is usually very minimal. Within the next 5-14 days this artificial look will naturalize and soften. It is impossible to accurately evaluate what the final result will be until this "naturalization" process occurs. This is especially true with the permanent eyebrows. Several hours after the application, they will appear much darker and thicker than they will in a week or two. The shape may even appear to be somewhat distorted; don't worry. Only after the pigment has settled into place and any irritation from the process has disappeared can the permanent make-up be accurately evaluated.

Due to varying degrees of difficulty of applications associated with lip/skin texture, scarring or wrinkles around lip lines from cold sores, age laser treatments, medications, smoking, sun or tanning bed exposure and skin care products, we can not guarantee "perfect" results in two visits. Therefore, if irregularities in lip color develop from the above mentioned conditions additional procedures may be necessary. These conditions also affect the longevity of the permanent cosmetics causing some persons to require maintenance sooner than others. To ensure lasting results, use sunscreen to prolong the life of your procedures.