Permanent Makeup, also called Micropigmentation, is a procedure in which natural pigments are inserted into the skin. Permanent makeup provides a solution to those with allergies to cosmetics, thinning brows or lashes, chemotherapy and alopecia patients, those with oily skin which causes makeup to smudge, or those with active lifestyles. A consultation is required prior to the procedure; the $50 charge for the consultation will be deducted from the total cost.
Many people benefit from permanent makeup. It is particularly beneficial for those with skin sensitivities or allergies to traditional cosmetics; active people who don’t want to worry about “sweating off” their makeup; busy moms who don’t have the time to apply; and others who struggle with dexterity related conditions such as arthritis, multiple sclerosis and stroke survivors.
Permanent makeup is considered permanent because the pigment is tattooed into the upper reticular part of the dermis of the skin and is unable to be washed off. However, as with any tattoo in general, fading does occur and will require periodic touch ups to refresh the color.
Permanent makeup is very safe. All needles are new and sterile for each patient. Personal protection equipment, such as disposable masks and gloves are used by all of our providers and our treatment rooms are tidy and free from contaminants making it a clean and safe environment for permanent cosmetics procedures to be provided.
The initial procedure generally takes about 2 to 2 ½ hours. At the initial visit documentation is revisited from the consultation; photographs are taken; desired design and color are discussed; the procedure is performed; and the aftercare protocol is explained. Touch up procedures do not require the same amount of time.
Eyebrows tend to have very minimal after effect however, eyeliner and lips may show mild to moderate swelling depending on the amount of work done (lash enhancement compared to thicker liner or full lip). Swelling and minor bleeding is very patient dependent. Those patients who take blood thinners or baby aspirin on a daily basis may experience minor bleeding and may be more prone to bruising. Others show little or no signs of bleeding. Also, expect the color to be much more dark and vibrant than expected for the first seven to ten days.