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What is permanent makeup?

Permanent cosmetics or micropigmentation is a safe and natural looking alternative to the daily routine of applying conventional makeup upon waking up in the morning. Particles of pigments are gently placed into the dermal layer of the skin. Professionally executed permanent makeup will be more realistic in appearance compared to daily applied cosmetics.


Who can benefit from Permanent Makeup?

Anyone of legal age who is healthy. Ladies with allergies to topical makeup who have dexterity and vision challenges. Those who must look their very best day and night for business purpose or have lost confidence in their appearance due to the maturing process can benefit from permanent cosmetics. There are few more indications: active lifestyle, limited time, scarring from congenital cleft lip surgical repair, partial or total loss of eyebrows, lack of definition in the eyes.


Does the application of permanent cosmetics hurt?

Every client will have a client-specific threshold of discomfort. Pain control products are formulated to reduce discomfort before and during tattooing and keep procedural area anesthetized.


How long does a procedure take?

Typically appointments are scheduled for 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours. Time for creating design is about 30 minutes, topical anesthesia will take 20 minutes, and the actual time spent applying the permanent cosmetic procedure consumes about 2 hours.


What is the recovery time?

Pigmented area will be a bit red and swollen for about four to six hours. Eyelids will remain puffy from 24 to 48 hours. Application of ice gel packs will significantly reduce swelling. Eyebrows are less sensitive and have minimal swelling. Lips will stay puffy for three days. For the first week the pigment will look dark and intense. Scabs will peel off by day seven leaving the color softer. Exact color can not be determined and needs to be adjusted. All skin is different and more touchups may be needed.


How long does permanent makeup last?

The degree of permanency does vary from client to client because their bodies and lifestyles are unique. Color can fade due to factors such as sun exposure, use of tanning beds, body chemistry, and facial care. As a result of the natural aging of pigments in the skin and environmental issues clients will need color refreshers every two or three years. Light color might fade faster than dark one.


Is it safe?

Yes, we follow the strict letter of the law of Public Health Guidelines for client's safety. We provide services to those who are screened to be good candidates for tattooing. NOUVEAUCONTOUR machine is engineered to prevent cross-contamination and we follow Bloodborne Pathogens Standard precautions. Pigments are formulated with safe ingredients. All supplies required for micropigmentation are single use.


When not to pigment?

Contraindications concerning the eyes:

Herpes Zoster on the face
Melanomas
Skin cancer
Lupus


General contraindications:

Ichthyosis
Ehler-Danlos syndrome
Malignant skin diseases
Keloid
Birthmark


Transient contraindications:

Oral herpes simplex or cold sore
Roaccutane use
Corticosteroids
Eczema
Sty
Blepharitis


If you have any questions please contact us and we will be happy to give you additional information you might need.

Discounts

Yearly or bi-yearly touchup/Color Booster Appointments 20% off original Price (for returning clients only)

Get 5% off every following procedure.