How do I care for my permanent cosmetics after I go home?
The aftercare of each permanent cosmetics procedure varies slightly between the different procedures. Mostly, however, the same principle is followed.
I will discuss aftercare with you, give you written aftercare instructions and an After Care Kit to take home with you.
Goals for Immediate Aftercare:
1. Prevent infection
2. Prevent a scabs from forming.
3. Avoid direct sunlight or exfoliating skin care products.
Goals for Long Term Aftercare:
1. Avoid prolonged sun exposure with sun-protective accessories and/or sunscreen for best preservation of color.
I had permanent makeup before. I need a touch up. Can you do it for me?
Maybe you've had permanent makeup in another state/country, or your technician has moved away, and you would like a touch up procedure.
I will be happy to schedule a consultation with you to discuss a touch up. Touchups from other technicians work will be at regular price or sale price.
How long will my permanent cosmetics last? When should I have a touch-up (also called a color-boost or retouch)?
You may require a touch-up within one to 7 years. Everyone's skin is very different and holds on to the pigment differently, along with various other influencing factors.
Go ahead and swim, golf, play tennis...whatever you want to do. Use your sun screen and protective accessories whenever possible. It will help retain color longer. When you need a touch up, it may only cost a fraction of the original price.
Please describe the different permanent cosmetics procedures.
Eyebrows: Eyebrows can be applied as a soft-fill eyebrow, as a hair-stroked eyebrow or combination of the two types.
The soft-fill brow resembles a soft-looking powdered or penciled on brow.
The hairstroke brow is created with hair-like strokes.
A combination of these two looks presents a brow that has a hair-like texture against a shaded background.
All three designs look very soft and natural.
Lash Enhancement: A lash enhancement is performed for the purpose of enhancing upper eye-shape, and creating the appearance of thick eyelashes. No color is visible on the eyelid when the eyes are closed. The lower eyelashes are are not involved in a lash enhancement.
Eyeliner: Eyeliner also enhances the shape of the eye and the appearance of thick eyelashes. In addition, when the eye is closed, color is visible on the lid and this is how it differs from a lash enhancement. This creates more drama for the eye. The shape of the eye can be modified using eyeliner, by increasing or decreasing the thickness of the eyeliner. For instance, many women prefer the outer, upper eyelid to be enhanced with a slightly thicker application of color than at the inner aspect which elongates the appearance of the eye, as well as makes the eyes look a little larger and further apart. When color is applied to the lower lash-line, it is considered eyeliner.
Eyeliner Tails: Tails can further enhance the shape of the eye and thickness of the lashes for some. Note: I am very discriminating when it comes to producing tails for eyeliner. Only tasteful tails will be applied.
Lip-Shaping: With lip shaping, you will enjoy a slight lift to your natural lip color and a lip shape that is enhanced...that is, your own natural lips will be defined, and more shapely.
Lip Liner: This is an obvious line accentuating the vermilion border of the lips.
Full Lip Color: This is the complete lip -- lip shape is enhanced plus color is added for shapely, colorful lips.
*All lip enhancements noted above help prevent the "bleeding" of applied traditional lipstick. "Bleeding" refers to the escape of applied lipstick into the little vertical lines above and below mature lips.
Beauty Marks: No, I cannot enhance the appearance of your mole!
But, I can create the appearance of one where none exists!
Is Having Permanent Makeup Painful?
You will be pleasantly surprised to know that you will not experience great discomfort during or after your permanent makeup procedure. While it is not painless to receive permanent makeup, it is not painful either. With the exception of lip procedures, very little discomfort is experienced. A cream or a gel to lessen the discomfort considerably is applied! Most clients are thrilled with the results of their permanent makeup, just as much as they are thrilled with their level of comfort involved in the process.
What is permanent makeup?
Permanent makeup is a cosmetic tattooing process, performed to enhance the natural features of your face -- eyebrows, eyeliner, lip shaping, lip liner, full lip color -- beauty marks! The result of permanent cosmetics is color in the skin, not on top of the skin as with traditional makeup. Tiny inert particles suspended in liquid, are placed under the skin's surface into the the dermis by tattooing. Permanent cosmetics can also be utilized to re-pigment the areola after breast reconstruction, and to camouflage scars or other abnormalities in the color of the skin.
What can I expect when I arrive for my appointment?
Expect to be in the office for about 1 1/2 -2 hours for a single procedure for your first appointment. Your subsequent appointment(s) if needed will require less of your time.
During your first appointment, you will complete a consent form, and there will be discussion, designing, etc. plus your permanent work.