FAQ’S Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is Permanent Makeup?
A. Permanent Makeup is pigment placed under the skin (dermis) in a series of dots. These dots or lines, are placed close together to create the desired image. The implanting of iron oxides under the skin is tattooing by definition. It is also referred to as micropigmentation, derma pigmentation and of course, permanent cosmetics.

Q. What if I don't like the shape/color after the procedure?
A. I will assist you when determining design-work if you wish. I always take in consideration your facial shape, design a brow, eyeliner and or lip liner that suits your facial features the best. You should approve of all design work before I begin with the procedure. This is your face, your procedure and it must meet your expectations.

Q. What if eyeliner goes out of style?
A. It is exceptionally difficult to find a stage in history where the appearance of darker, thicker eyelashes was not fashionable. With the permanent eyeliner or eyelash enhancement procedure your natural lash-line is enhanced for a fuller, beautiful, natural result. This procedure is also very popular for men with light colored or sparse eyelashes. It provides wonderful eye definition. Thin, medium and wide top and bottom eyeliners are also very popular. However, I prefer a more conservative, natural look. You may always add more non-permanent eye lines and shadows.

Q. What about people who have allergies?
A. Many people love Permanent Makeup because it replaces the topical cosmetics they may be sensitive to. Contact lens wearers especially enjoy not having to worry about makeup becoming lodged under their lenses.

Q. I have heard that these procedures require multiple sessions. Why is that necessary?
A. It is necessary for several reasons. One is due to the condition of the skin. Each skin type is different. Some skin types are thicker and healthier with more pigment that will retain in one session. Also, fine details, additional color depth, or design adjustments are easily made after the initial healing is complete. A follow-up visit is usually scheduled, if only to meet to discuss the healed outcome of the procedure, and agree that no further work is necessary. However I will discuss all these concerns with you before the procedure. Typically it takes two applications, 8 weeks apart to achieve the desired outcome.

Q. If this is permanent, why are future touch-ups necessary?
A. The major issues affecting the pristine appearance of your procedure is exposure to the sun (to ensure lasting results, use sunscreen, to prolong the life of your procedures), changing health conditions, medications, anti-aging products, and hormonal changes. At some point in time, usually several years after your initial procedure, you will want to refresh the color.

Q. I'm worried about the word "permanent".
A. Don't be, permanent makeup is a multi-session process. During the healing process the first application fades 50%-80%. If at that point you are dissatisfied with your permanent makeup (extremely rare), then no harm is done because much of the pigment (usually) will have flaked off, this is the way the body heals itself. If anything, most clients return requesting more color, a thicker line, etc. After each subsequent application six weeks apart, the area retains more color, giving you your final outcome.

Q. What if I don't like it?
A. REMEMBER: Although the procedure is considered permanent, these procedures do have flexibility in changing shape and color to some extent. Colors appear darker immediately following the procedure but will soften and lighten during the healing process.

Q. Is this considered a safe process?
A. Yes, it is a safe process if conducted by a trained technician that follows the proper sanitation and sterilization requirements. The technician should open a sterilized tool and a manufactured sealed sterilized needle at the beginning of the procedure. She should place the used needle in a Sharps container after the procedure has been completed. In addition, she should sanitize all areas the client will come in contact with while at her studio. She should recognize that any invasive procedure is of a concern to the general public. By conducting procedures in this manner clients are assured that their health has been safeguarded to the highest standards. After leaving her studio, it is then the client's responsibility to care for the procedure in a manner that encourages normal healing.

Q. Does it hurt?
A. Some people experience some discomfort during the procedure. This is described as a stinging or plucking sensation, which subsides as soon as the procedure is over. I have excellent topical anesthetics, which normally reduces discomfort to a minimum.

Q. How long before I can resume normal activities?
A. For most people, usually the same day. Procedures normally produce little swelling or long lasting trauma to the surrounding skin. As a result, you may resume normal activities, as long as they do not have an adverse affect on the healing process. For example you wouldn't want to introduce bacteria into the treated area, by for example, sweating while jogging. It is recommended you not plan a special function the day of and up to 3 days after having your permanent makeup, only because it's a new look and will be darker than the final outcome. To ensure lasting results, use sunscreen, to prolong the life of your procedures.

Q. What does you fee include?
A. The fee includes consultation, initial visit and one follow up visit to review the outcome. Any touch-ups done within two months of the initial procedure will be an additional $25 cost.

Times, pricing and information may be subject to change without notice.