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Frequently Asked Questions:

What is permanent makeup?
Permanent makeup is cosmetic tattooing. It is also called micropigmentation, micropigment implantation or dermagraphics. The procedures deposit pigments into the dermal layer of the skin. The epidermis is the outer layer of the skin, the dermal layer is deeper.

How are Permanent Cosmetic Procedures Performed?
Permanent cosmetic procedures are performed using various devices. I use state of the art, computerized equipment to provide the best service to my clients.

Are they really permanent?
Permanent cosmetic procedures are considered permanent because pigment is tattooed into the upper reticular part of the dermal layer of the skin. They cannot be washed off. They can be expected to last 1-1/2 to 4 years before requiring color refreshing. Exposure to sun, chemicals, color choice (lighter colors fade faster) and body chemistry will influence fading.

Don't styles change?

Each patient is evaluated at our first consultation appointment. Permanent make-up is meant to enhance the natural beauty, to accentuate the best features or to make corrections. You must live with the permanent make-up on a daily basis, so the aim is to look for naturalness. The permanent make-up should be subtle, natural and adaptable over time. 

How long does each procedure take?

We will schedule 2 to 2-1/2 hours for each procedure. Lip color and areola procedures will take a bit longer than eyeliner or eyebrows.

Is it painful?

Pain is a subjective term. Topical anesthetics have come a long way. Very few clients complain of pain, some even fall asleep. I make every effort to make the procedure comfortable.

Is it safe?

I am a registered nurse. I have been certified in bloodborne pathogen safety procedures. Our office has been approved by the Board of Health. All pigment containers and needles are sterile, one-time use only. You can feel totally assured that your safety is a priority.

Are there any side effects during or after the procedure?

Eyebrows may show little after effect. Eyeliner and lips may show slight to moderate swelling. During the procedures there may be some minor bleeding. Bruising is rare. There is usually some tenderness for a few days. The color is darker than you may expect for the first six to ten days.

Could I be allergic to the pigments?

My pigments are the highest quality and are manufactured under very strict European ISO 90011 and certified under EN 46001 (European medical standard) governing production quality. The pigments consist of a combination of the powder pigments and liquid additives. The powder pigments cannot be applied into the skin in powder form. The liquid additives act as a delivery vehicle and are removed from the skin by the body's lymphatic system, leaving the powder pigments in the upper layers of the dermis. All patients are skin tested for allergic response. Even though the my pigments are hypo-allergic and the risk of an allergic reaction is minimal, safety comes first. Allergic reactions are very rare.

Is there any chance of medical problems related to the procedures?

Please see the 'Medical Considerations' on the "Am I A Candidate" page of this website.

What is a followup and will I need one?

Frequently, the first application of pigment is all that is required to achieve excellent results. Each patient is unique and we all heal in our own specific way. Occasionally, followups are needed to blend, soften or adjust the color slightly. Followups must be scheduled approximately 4-8 weeks from the initial procedure.

Will I have sample pictures of eyebrow shapes and sizes?

During our initial consultation we will evaluate your natural eyebrow for color, shape and style. Together, we will design an eyebrow that will frame your face naturally, PRIOR to beginning the procedure.

Who would not be a good candidate for permanent makeup?

Please see the 'Medical Considerations' on the "Am I A Candidate" page of this website.