Q: What is Permanent Make-up?

A: Permanent Make-up is a form of cosmetic tattoo. Extremely tiny amounts of natural pigments are inserted into dermal layer of the skin. The result is “Permanent Makeup”—-a desired cosmetic effect that last for years.

Q: Who is the candidate for Permanent Make-up?

A: Men (yes!) and women who want to look their best all the time. Permanent Makeup is perfect for busy people who don’t want to spend too much time each day applying makeup; for people who have light, sparse or half eyebrows; for people who have sensitive eyes or sparse lashes; for people who are physically active or who have oily skin that sheds makeup easily; and for persons with poorly defined or descending lips. Alopecia sufferers can benefit from the application of Permanent Makeup.

Q: How Long does the procedure take?

A: Times varies with each individual. It takes our experienced technician an average of one hour for each procedure.

Q: What’s the recovery time?

A: You can go back to work right after the procedure. But you will have some swelling on the lip and eyeliner. The color looks 20-30% stronger than the final result. It takes about 4 to 6 days for the skin to completely heal.

Q: Is It Painful?

A: Topical anesthetic ointment is very effective for our procedures. Everyone experiences pain differently. Most people experience some discomfort, from very mild to moderate, comparable to tweezing. This varies according to each individual’s pain threshold.

Q: Is it safe?

A: Yes. The strictest sanitation and safety standards are followed by using only single-use needles and parts. Also, hypo-allergenic pigments containing no fragrances, emollients or other irritants are used during the procedure.

Q: How will I look immediately after?

A: The color will look darker and more defined for the first week. After one week, the intensity will soften about 40%. Detailed aftercare instructions are provided and reviewed before and after each procedure.

Q: How long will it last?

A: Permanent makeup is long-lasting and will slowly fade over time. As you become accustomed to your makeup it’s not uncommon to want more. To keep your makeup looking its best, you should refresh it every couple of years. The darker the color, such as black, the longer it will last. Natural, delicate colors are more vulnerable to the effects of sun, swimming and breakdown by the body.

Q: Can I have a consultation and procedure the same day?

A: Yes, you can.

Q: What is the downtime? Can I go back to work after the procedure?

A : Yes you can. The makeup will look darker when you first get it done, but it doesn’t mean that you have to take time off of work. Many people choose to do the procedure on a Friday, so they have the weekend before they return to work. Eyeliner and lip color will produce puffiness in the skin for two days post procedure.

Q: Can I wear makeup after the procedure?

A: You cannot put other types of makeup on top of your permanent makeup for one week after the procedure. Keeping the area clean and free of bacteria is very important.