Q & A
It is the micro-implantation of coloring pigments into the skin for aesthetic purposes–to enhance, contour and outline facial features. It is also a valuable procedure for camouflaging scars, burns, skin pigmentation variances caused by vitiligo, correcting some facial irregularities or to further enhance facial rejuvenation and post-operative treatments.
It has some of the same qualities, yet it is very different. Only specialists in micro-pigmentation can perform this procedure on the face; tattoo artists cannot. We use only the techniques, tools and pigments that are specially designed for micro-pigmentation procedures making it safe, sterile and painless. Permanent makeup clinicians also use effective topical anesthetics that are not allowed for use by tattoo artists. They also use instruments that are much more delicate in design that provides natural-looking results.
We use safe, coloring pigments approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. These have been gamma irradiated that eliminates germ contamination. They’re inert in nature and don’t interfere with the body’s chemistry. Some permanent makeup artists use other pigments containing iron oxide which fade quickly to an “orangy” color. These can cause skin irritation when undergoing a MRI exam and distort the image. Our pigments stay true to color, fading gradually to a lighter shade.
The procedures are only performed under sterile conditions. Only disposable needles are used. There are no long-term side effects; short-term effects may include some redness, swelling and tenderness.
There are no known allergic reactions to our pigments.
Topical gel-like anesthetics are applied to the area being worked upon which significantly block pain. Most patients report little or no discomfort.
The average time required for a procedure is between 1 to 2 hours.
Some swelling and redness can be expected for 24 hours following the procedure. A cold compress helps to reduce any swelling around the eye area. The treated area must be kept clean. No makeup should be applied for several days. Some skin peeling and lightening of the applied color is normal. If any additional adjustments are desired, these will be made during your second appointment.
Regular routines usually can be resumed immediately after the procedure. However, swimming or vigorous exercise should be avoided for a few days. Normal healing times is between 4 to 7 days.
Yes, we want our clients to be totally satisfied with the results. As a result, We offer the 30 day touchup free, and we offer color maintenance treatments. ( All color maintenance visits are $100 after 30 day Touchup)
We specialize in giving clients a truly natural look. We DO NOT do “Made Up”. You can always add for special events. Our clients’ safety and satisfaction is our top priority. We use federally approved superior pigments as coloring agents. Our micro-pigmentation instruments are patented, specially designed for safe and effective permanent makeup application. For instance, eyebrows are recreated with fine lines simulating feathered hair and contoured into a natural-looking arch.
Above all, we are committed to providing the best service, care and desired results to every client.
Gradual fading can be expected for all micro-pigmentation procedures. This varies among individuals and is dependent on the specific shade used in the procedure. Most colors last 3 to 5 years, although some may not fade for as long as 10 years. Periodic touch-ups are recommended to maintain the desired look. You can also choose to change colors of your permanent makeup. For instance, a nude lipcolor can be modified to peachy pink; or brown eyeliner to a black or navy hue.
Depending on your health plan, some procedures are reimbursable. I.e. if a scar is the result of an accident or cancer treatment.