Frequently Asked Questions
At your first appointment your expectations, wishes and fears will all be discussed.
Paperwork will be filled out.
Items such as; a general health history form, a consent form and before and after care instructions.
Before and After photos will be taken.
I like to have my clients bring with them their own make up pencils, powders etc…So I can see the colors they are used to seeing themselves in.
It is just a guideline, a place to start our color consultation off.
This process is designed to enhance your own natural beauty and will blend with any makeup style you choose.
The purpose is to enhance what you already have.
Application time is approximately 1 1/2 hours for eyebrows and eyeliner, lip color may take a little longer.
Topical analgesics are applied to the skin prior to the procedure as well as during, to aid in client’s comfort.
Some describe a prickling sensation.
Most agree that the procedure is far more comfortable than anticipated.
Following the procedure there may be some temporary swelling or redness.
You can resume normal activities immediately.
The tattoo itself is considered permanent, but over time it will fade due to the aging process, sun exposure, environment and how you care for your permanent make-up.
Using a sun protectant with at least an SPF of 30-50 will extend the life of the tattoo.
One follow up visit is included in the cost.
This visit usually takes place approximately one month after the initial procedure.
This is to ensure a clients desires are met.
It may be to widen the eyeliner, to add a few more hair-like strokes to an eyebrow, or to deepen the lip color.
This visit is usually a quick one to fine-tune the procedure.
Over time as the tattoo fades, it will require a touch up or refreshing of the color.
Strict sanitation and sterilization guidelines are followed in accordance with the CDC (Center for Disease Control).
Single use sterile needles are used with each application.
Your safety and satisfaction are of utmost importance!
Test studies have proven that the microscopic “iron” particles in pigment are too insignificant to react as true metal pieces but rather are more accurately compared with “metals” which already exist microscopically in our bodies.1
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Quite simply no.
Nothing is perfect for everyone.
If you are an avid sun worshiper or use tanning beds frequently, (a cause of aged looking skin itself?), then permanent cosmetics may not be for you.
The sun can and will fade down permanent cosmetic applications faster than any other source.
Some simple things to remember:
- A good sunblock must be worn after your procedure to keep your color lasting as long as possible.
- If you suffer from Glaucoma or are a diabetic insulin user a doctors permission may be required.
If you are prone to cold sores/herpes simplex, then you need to take an anti-viral prescription a few days prior to having a lip procedure done, for your comfort and successful color.
- If you are planning a big event such as a wedding etc., allow at least one to two weeks before having your enhancement done.
- If you use hair growth stimulating products (such as Latisse or Lash Boost), on the area to be treated, you Must discontinue use 3-4 weeks prior to your enhancement of that area. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT.
Your chances of developing an allergic reaction to pigments are extremely rare.
Less than .1% in over 100,000 estimated permanent cosmetic procedures performed nationwide over the last 10 years resulted in an allergic reaction.2