Permanent makeup is a cosmetic technique which employs tattoos (permanent pigmentation of the dermis) as a means of producing designs that resemble makeup, such as eyelining and other permanent enhancing colors to the skin of the face, lips, and eyelids. It is also used to produce artificial eyebrows, particularly in people who have lost them as a consequence of old age, disease, such as alopecia totalis, chemotherapy, or a genetic disturbance, and to disguise scars and white spots in the skin such as in vitiligo. It is also used to restore or enhance the breast's areola, such as after breast surgery.
Permanent make up lasts a long time, but not for ever. As you become accustomed to your new makeup it is not uncommon to want more. I recommend that you freshen up your makeup yearly especially those with lighter colors or individual that have oily skin. . Naturally the darker the color the longer it may stay unchanged in your skin and may be retouched every couple of years. Permanent makeup colors works with each individual’s metabolism and breakdown by the body’s natural response and since everyone is different the color may last longer depending on each individual. It is necessary to follow a daily regimen to care for your permanent make up from gradually fading. Limit sun exposure, and use sun block daily. Avoid using creams than contain AHA products, (bleaching creams) on the permanent site. Oily skin has a tendency of gradually losing the pigment sooner than expected. The more natural the pigment color is, the more vulnerable it is to fading sooner. Overall once the pigment is implanted into the skin it’s rather difficult to express how many years it will last. Permanent cosmetics procedures are considered permanent because pigment is tattooed into the upper reticular part of the dermal layer of the skin and cannot be washed off. However, as with any tattoo or colorant (pigment) in general, fading can and often does occur, requiring periodic maintenance referred to as color re-enhancement or color refreshing. The scientific structure of pigments and the requirement for periodic refreshing is identical to that of tinted hair color; faded material on furniture that may be located near a window and subject to sun exposure; house paint that is exposed to the sun and other environmental elements; pigment implanted in the skin may fade with time. This colorant periodic maintenance requirement is a good opportunity to reevaluate one’s color and design preferences. While the concept of permanent, without any change, may seem like a perfectly good idea, think about how your tastes have changed over the years. From time to time likely you have made subtle or dramatic changes in your clothing preferences, your hair color and style, and if you wear topical makeup, those colors have changed as well. the fact that most people will require periodic color refreshing of their permanent cosmetics is the opportune time to work with your technician to reevaluate your overall appearance profile and determine if any changes are appropriate.
micropigmentation provides a safe and natural looking alternative to end daily make up routine. Permanent cosmetics make up is a process where pigments are inserted into the dermal layer of the skin, permanently. Although techniques may vary, the results are always the same permanent waterproof color, hassle-free and always fresh! The first step consists in evaluating the different possibilities offered for each client by this technique, by evaluating the facial symmetry so that the new creation will be an integral part of your face. There are no risk involved because before doing the procedure, you have to approve the ultimate shape which is drawn using a skin pencil. The same approval is required when determining choice of color. A variety of colors are available for each procedure, which are selected, depending on the appropriate color for each client's skin stone. Micro-pigmentation is then performed using a hand held implanter that places the color in the dermis or second layer of skin. It is a virtually a painless procedure using a topical anesthetic. Local anesthesia can also be used. When a procedure is completed, the color will appear darker than the final result for the two week only, this is because the color is both in the epidermis and the dermis. The color in the top layer will flake off during the healing process during that week lightening the overall effect. It is a cosmetic invasive procedure that requires skill, experience and cooperation with your permanent make up professional. You are an important part of the team and will be instructed on how to care for your procedure for excellent results.
Micro-blading Technique- is a technique different from shading technique and will require at time several color touch up sooner than expected. This also varies depending on each individual skin metabolism. Color is expected to last from 6 months to a year. Permanent Makeup is not an exact science and each individual heals differently knowing this its very hard for any technician to provide you with detail of an exact length of time for color longevity.
Come prepare on your appointment day with your eyebrows , eyeliner, lips drowned in penciled the way you like it , if you prefer or you may choose for us help you with the designing. You may also bring samples of your favorite colors to help you achieve the look you desire. • Do not wear contact lenses to your appointment, bring glasses. Eyeliner procedure: remove contact lenses and you may want to arrange for a friend or relative to drive you home as there will be some swelling & bruising. • Eyelash extensions must be removed prior to eyeliner procedure because of fallout! • Lip liner or lipstick procedure: if you suffer from fever blister or cold sores, you need to medicate preoperatively with Valtrex 2 days prior to your lip procedure and continue Rx is complete. Tablets the day before or morning of procedure. • No alcohol or caffeine should be consumed for 24 hours prior, this will help minimize any swelling after the procedure. • Do not take any anticoagulant such as aspirin, niacin, vitamin E, , ginseng, Ginco Bilboa, Aleve, Motrim, Fish Oil, ibuprofen unless medically necessary, 5 prior to your procedure, to minimize potential hematoma formation. • Do not take any pain killers or tranquilizers prior to treatment. • Purchase vitamin A&D or Aquaphor ointment as you will be needing this creams for after care regimen at home.
Immediately post procedure, you will be provided with an after care instruction to follow at home. for everyone the color appears darker for about one to two weeks. Eyebrow site swell and crust, eyelids may turn red and puffy and possibly bruise. Lips tend to swell and crust as well. Clients who tend to get fever blisters or herpes in the area of the lips may experience an outbreak during the healing process. • Do not attempt to remove the pigment (colors) or scabs with your fingernails. It will fall by itself naturally. • Avoid direct water on the treated area after the procedure for 5 days. • Although many women return to work the next day, they don’t look their best for about one week during this healing interval. Everything returns to normal. • During that time and the color will also become 20% lighter. • A follow up appointment will be provided within 4 weeks to revise the treated area by adding more color or to simply enhance the shape to ensure the procedure meets your expectations. • You may use Tylenol if you need pain relief. • Permanent cosmetics is not meant to last forever you will usually need a color boost every 1-3 years to maintain color freshness. If you expose yourself to the sun often or use anti-aging creams such as retinol products, glycolic acids or any bleaching products this will make the color lighten faster and will need touch up more often during the year. The better you take care of the procedure site the longer it will last. If you have any other questions or concern; don't hesitate to ask us. My purpose is to inform you and guide you through this cosmetic procedure... enjoy!
Permanent cosmetics procedures are performed using various devices, including the traditional tattoo coil machines, the pen or rotary machine (includes the digital rotary machines) and the non-machine or hand device. The process includes a consultation, the application of pigment, and at least one or more follow up visits for evaluating the healed design work and color of the pigment.
People who meet minimum age requirements and have the ability to heal properly from minor wounds can benefit from the liberating benefits of permanent cosmetics.Interest in this service spans the young to the more mature; those who desire a soft, natural enhancement to their appearance. It is especially valuable to people who can’t wear traditional cosmetics due to allergies and skin sensitivities; active people who want to look their best for sports activities such as swimming, hiking, biking, tennis, aerobics; and those who don’t want to worry about “sweating off” or reapplying cosmetics. Permanent Cosmetics also benefits the vision challenged who have difficulty applying their cosmetics; and others with dexterity related conditions such as arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke survivors, and busy people who don’t have time to spend applying and refreshing makeup throughout the day and evening.
We offer only to all of our current clients a maintenance color program to refresh the cosmetic procedure at a nominal fee to be used on a yearly basis . This program is intended to help maintain their permanent cosmetic procedures fresh and looking its best as color fades according to each individual metabolism. No pigment is an exact science in the market or determines the longevity of the color in the skin. Only your skin nature is the one responsible to how long it will actually last. As noted Individuals with oily skin have a tendency facing fading of the color sooner the individuals with normal or skin. Permanent Makeup is not a process to last forever regardless and we advise that you freshen up the color yearly to keep it fresh and looking is best... We are committed to continuance success and reliability and support for all of your clients by offering highest standards in our products and state of the art facility. We are here to answer on all your questions and concerns in this regard.
The initial procedure will generally take approximately 2 to 2 ½ hours; there are records to establish; photographs to take; desired design and color to discuss; the procedure to perform; and the aftercare requirements to discuss.Follow up or color refresher procedures usually do not require the same amount of time.
Most people experience some discomfort. This will vary according to each individual’s pain threshold. There are different methods available, however, to help with discomfort management, including various topical anesthetics that are specifically developed for our industry. Your permanent cosmetic professional should discuss these methods with you to determine which one is appropriate. To put this in perspective, thousands of body art tattoos are performed annually, possibly millions. As a rule, traditional tattoo professionals do not use any anesthetics for their tattoo procedures. Anesthetics for permanent cosmetics are more of a tattoo service luxury because of the nature of the tattoo location and the fact that permanent cosmetics falls into the beauty treatment category
If proper sterilization and disinfection guidelines are met, permanent cosmetics should be completely safe. Professionals in the permanent cosmetic industry routinely attend Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) classes to become well versed on safety principals. These guidelines include, but are not limited to the following: IMPORTANT Things To Look For: 1. All Needles should be new and sterile for each client. Unopened new and sterile needles should be opened in your presence. 2. Disposable sterilized one-time use machine parts should be purchased by the artist, and disposed of in a sharps container immediately after the procedure has been completed. 3. Personal protection equipment such as disposable one-time use aprons and gloves should be new for each client and changed during the procedure when needed. 4. The technician should be clean and neat. 5. Disposable one-time use chair/bed covering should be new for each client. 6. The room or treatment area should be in an area free from other contaminants. The SPCP has taken a position against permanent cosmetic procedures conducted at trade shows and in salons where nail dust, aerosols or other chemicals are present.
What If I Don’t Like It? Although the procedure is considered permanent, these procedures do have flexibility in changing color and shape to some extent, depending on the expertise of your technician. Colors will appear darker immediately following the procedure but will soften and lighten during the healing process. The healing time is different for each individual and procedure. It’s very important to realize that often the new procedure represents something somewhat different; at times color where there was no color at all or very little. It takes time to become acclimated to a new look (very often this applies to eyebrows which were sparse and unnoticeable before the permanent cosmetic brow procedure.) Eyeliner color is more evident due to the contrast to the skin color. Lip color can take up to six weeks to reflect the final color. Be patient. After the procedure, has healed, and you are able to make an informed decision about the healed version of the procedure, the only reason you should not like your permanent cosmetics is if you chose a technician who did not work with you on design and color. 1. If you cannot communicate with your technician, it is possible your desires will not be realized. 2. If your technician recognizes your requests, but does not take your desires for color or design into account, you should not proceed with the procedure. 3. Don’t request eyebrow color based on your tinted scalp hair color. That is subject to change and it may affect how you then feel about the color of your permanent cosmetic eyebrows. Eyebrow color should be selected based on your skin undertone and the color of your eyebrow hair (if any.) 4. Conversely, most well-trained technicians will not perform a procedure if the design and/or color requested by the client is not reasonable. If your requests are turned down by one or more technicians, re-think what you are asking for. 5. Permanent cosmetics are not easily removed. Make good decisions up front. You can enjoy the liberation permanent cosmetics provides when you do your research and choose a qualified professional that you work well with.
While eyebrows may show little after effect, eyeliner and lips may show slight to moderate swelling. This is very dependent upon the amount of work performed. As examples; an eyelash enhancement will show very little response to the tattooing procedure compared to a more moderate response when wide eyeliner is performed. The same philosophy applies to lip color procedures. A lip liner or blended lip liner will show less effects of the procedure than that of a full lip color. Also, some people swell more from minor skin infractions than others. During the procedure there may be some minor bleeding. This again, is client specific. Many people take blood thinners on a daily basis so some slight bleeding would be expected. Others show little or no signs of bleeding. Bruising is rare but again, if a person is on blood thinners, bruising could occur. What is seen more often is that eyebrows rarely if ever produce any bruising; minor bruising during eyeliner procedures is possible if the skin being tattooed is very thin and close to the vascular system. This also applies to lip procedures in the event the client is more mature. If bruising does occur, typically it is minor and subsides in a few days.There is usually some tenderness for a few days. The color is much darker than you may expect for the first six to ten days. Other less often reported side effects are difficult to determine due to the individuality of each person’s biological system. This is why professional permanent cosmetic technicians require a client history profile be filled out to assess different factors that may contribute to your experience after the tattooing procedure has been completed.
People can develop an allergy to anything, anytime; however, pigment allergies are considered rare. Some doctors recommend that people with environmental allergies or allergies to conventional makeup have permanent cosmetic procedures because they can replace cosmetic products that people are sensitive to. While allergic reactions to any type of tattooing pigments on the body or on the face through permanent cosmetics may occur at any point in time, they are extremely rare. A patch test can be obtain for Safety precautions.
Numerous studies have shown that even for people who have large body tattoos there is little to no potential for irritation resulting from an MRI.In the rare instance where discomfort resulted, it was localized and very temporary. However, with that said, it is prudent to advise your MRI technician that you have permanent cosmetics.