1. How long does permanent make up last?
The results can last anywhere from 1 to 3 years, depending on different factors affecting the procedure which include aftercare, lifestyle, skin type, medication, and current health status. A touch up once a year is recommended to retain the shape and saturation of pigment. Everyone's preference on how saturated they like their brows, lips, or lash enhancement is different, so please book your appointment according to your preference.
2. Does it hurt?
Everyone has a different level of sensitivity so topical anesthetics are applied before and during the treatment to alleviate any sensation or discomfort. Please keep in consideration that sensitivity will be higher during or near a menstrual cycle.
3. Is it safe?
Absolutely. Sterilized, disposable needles and supplies are used during the process. Machines are sanitized by medical grade viral disinfectants.
4. Will I be swollen?
Slightly or you may have slightly red skin around the procedural area.
5. Will I need a touch up?
Most likely. Within a week of your first treatment the color will fade significantly and over the next four to eight weeks can continue to fade as much as 50%. This is considered an extremely positive occurrence as it allows you time to reflect on your shape and color. After this period your follow-up appointment is carried out. At this point any changes you would like to make are discussed.
6. How often do I need a touch up?
In order to keep your eyebrow tattoo results looking fresh, we recommend a touch up every year. If you are happy with the retention after a year, please book when necessary.
7. Why do I need a touch up if this is semi-permanent?
Because color is implanted in the facial area there tends to be more fluid circulation than other parts of the body. Your face sees the most wear of any piece of you—exposure to the sun, food, medication, facial products—the list goes on and on. All of these things cause permanent color to fade, this is why you need a touch up.
8. How long does it take?
The procedure takes roughly about two-three hours, sometimes more sometimes less. Please allow a solid 3-hour window for your appointment and 2-hour window for touch ups.
9. Do I need to take a day off work?
No. There’s no downtime associated with the treatment. Redness will disappear in a day or two. Your brows, lips, or eyes will appear darker initially, but not so dark that you will be prevented from your activities of daily living.
10. How long does it take to heal?
Brows: Healing time varies from individual to individual. Usually, it takes about 10-14 days for the epithelial crust to form and slough off. Your skin will be considered healed after that happens. Then, the pigment takes some time to settle into the skin. A good month should pass before I consider the process complete.
Lips: 5-7 days for the initial healing where the lips will peel and heal, but the color will blossom up to 8 weeks to see the true color.
Lash Enhancement: 5-7 days for the initial scabbing to fall off, but the color will blossom up to 8 weeks.
11. What’s the process like?
All permanent make up procedures are a two part process. The first session we do paperwork, go over aftercare, discuss your goals, then move into the procedure room. Photos will be taken before and afterwards.
Brows: I will map out your brows by your faces' dimensions and make sure you are happy with them before moving on to the next step. Then we will do the outline, and apply a topical anesthetic so you are comfortable during the procedure. After the numbing is applied for 10 minutes, the actual tattooing will occur. More topical anesthetic is applied throughout the procedure.
Lips: Topical anesthetic is optional and applied before the predraw, A predraw is done to make sure you are happy with the shape before the actual tattooing. Once the shape is secured, color will be custom mixed for each individual. A very thin outline will be secured, more topical anesthetic is applied, and the tattooing begins.
Lash Enhancement: Eyes are cleansed, and topical anesthetic is applied for 15-20 minutes. A predraw will be shown to the client before proceeding. Eyes will be flushed with water during the process, more topical anesthetic applied, and replenished with a refresher at the end so they are not dried up.
12. What can’t I do after the procedure?
You are advised to keep the skin clean and dry - that means no swimming, sweating or otherwise getting the area wet; no tanning or prolonged sun exposure; no picking, peeling, scratching or rubbing the tattoo, this may result in a loss of color and scarring. You can still wash your hair and face and once they’re healed up, you treat them as your own. More touch ups will be needed if aftercare is not done properly.
13. How do I extend the life of the procedure?
Sunblock is good to prolong any permanent make up procedure. Do not use any abrasive anti-aging chemicals or exfoliants to prevent premature fading. Avoid retinoids, Retin-A, microdermabrasion, and laser treatments on permanent makeup.
14. I have heard some clients just do not retain pigment even after a few visits. Could this happen?
Yes, it does happen and yes it's true! Some ladies skin may react to the trauma of the tattooing, and the skin may try to push out the foreign body of pigment by producing an extreme scab, so they eventually fall off taking all the pigment with it. There is a condition called Pigment Allergy (PPD Allergy, a condition known by dermatologists) or Auto Immune disease symptoms (the client may not even be aware of it). The skin would have over reacted and become super sensitive to the pigment and reject it at any cost.
15. Can you guarantee your work?
Unfortunately, I can't. How the skin will react is different for everyone and many factors are to be taken into consideration. Skin type, age, scarring, diet, stress levels, facial products used, etc. all play a key role in how the pigment will hold, which is why it is important to know that more than one touch up may be required.
I can guarantee that your face is important to me and that I will act in accordance with my experience and expertise to give you my absolute best. I can guarantee that I will strive to make you gratified and content every time. But there are no guarantees in this industry. Please think long and hard before you decide to go for it.
16. Can I book a procedure if I had previous work done?
Possibly. Any one who has had any previous work must send a photo prior to booking to be approved for a correction procedure. Even if you think an old tattoo is completely faded, it may not be eligible for a new procedure. Most of the time there is discoloration in older pigments that must be neutralized, hence why an additional correction fee is added. Also, the shape may be out of range for an approved brow shape so always send in a photo prior to booking, otherwise you may need to pay a surprise correction fee at your appointment. Any deposit will be forfeited if you do not inform your artist of previous work and do not chose to proceed with the additional fee.
PERMANENT MAKE UP IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR THOSE WITH:
•Under the age of 18
•Viral infections and/or diseases
•Transmittable blood conditions like HIV or Hepatitis
•Epileptic, experienced faint spells, or seizures
•A Pacemaker or major heart problems
•Tendency towards keloids
•Active Skin irritations, psoriasis, eczema, especially near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)
•Skin diseases (Vitiligo)
•Sick (cold, flu, etc.) If you are sick, please call to reschedule your appointment.
•Chemotherapy or Radiotherapy in the last 42 days
•Received Botox/Dysport in the past 2 weeks in the upper face area
•Used Accutane in the past year
•Use Retin-A, (must discontinue use of these products at least 4 weeks prior to procedure)
•Has received laser treatments, glycolic peels, chemical peels around the treatment area within the past 6 weeks
•Allergic to anesthetic/lidocaine (if you opt to use anesthetics for procedure)
•Extremely Oily or Problematic Skin
REMEMBER YOUR DEPOSIT IS NON-REFUNDABLE SO PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU BOOK! I WOULD HATE TO TURN YOU AWAY!