Most frequent questions and answers
Permanent makeup is cosmetic tattooing. The specialized techniques used for permanent cosmetics are often referred to as “micropigmentation”, “cosmetic tattooing”, “microblading”, or “permanent makeup”. Pigment is implanted into the upper layer of the dermis using specialized equipment and pigments suited for use on delicate areas of the face.
Permanent Makeup is considered permanent because pigment is tattooed into the upper part of the dermal layer of the skin and cannot be washed off. However, fading does occur, requiring periodic maintenance referred to as a “re-touch” or color refreshing session. Retouch appointments are a good opportunity to reevaluate color and design preferences of your permanent makeup. Longevity varies from person to person depending on their life style (sun exposure, medications, etc.), the colors used for the procedure, and are also affected by topical products applied to the skin.
Your initial permanent makeup procedure generally takes two to three hours per area. Establishing new client records, conducting an in-depth consultation, and the actual procedure itself are all accounted for within this time frame. Touch up or Retouch procedures usually do not require the same amount of time.
Thanks to the use of high quality topical numbing agents and the most advanced techniques, discomfort is significantly reduced during permanent makeup procedures. While sensation varies from person to person, most clients report only mild discomfort or none at all.
While each area responds differently to permanent makeup procedures, you can expect to see slight swelling and redness up to five days following your procedure. Please see the “pre care” and “post care” pages.
Touch ups are a follow up procedure which takes place six weeks after your initial visit. Whether or not you need a touch up will depend on several factors such as: Your desired results Your body’s healing capabilities, and ability to retain pigment Your dedication to following post procedure instructions