Do you use any numbing agents prior to starting?
Yes, all procedures include the use of (2) topical numbing agents before and during the process. The only procedure that can't be numbed prior to starting are the eyebrows; but once the first pass is done I start to apply the numbing agents.
How long will it take to heal?
The first day you're slightly swollen with a 30% darker and more exact look that fades to a more natural appearance during the healing process. Some clients are still swollen on the second day; but it usually goes down as the day progresses. Using ice and anti-inflammatories right after the procedure and during this process is very helpful. Next it takes anywhere from 1-2 weeks for the peeling process to complete. Never pick during this or any other stage. Once that's done the area is slightly lighter with a greyish tone, and then lastly at 4-5 weeks you have your finished product reveled. The lips take a little longer with what's called the disappearing lip phenomena; but you still have your finished product around 6-8 weeks. The disappearing lip phenomena means that the color completely goes away after peeling around 3-4 weeks and then returns for the final appearance around 6-8 weeks.
How long does it last?
Permanent Makeup typically lasts anywhere from 1-7 years varying with the procedures and colors; but mainly depending on your skin care routine and sun exposure. Skin bleaching agents and sun bathing (especially tanning beds) are highly discouraged as they are the quickest faders of Permanent Makeup. If you use bleaching agents, Retin-A or glycolic products just try and keep them 1 inch away from your treated areas. If you are a sun junkie all I can say is SUNSCREEN! Not only does it help preserve your Permanent Makeup; but it protects your face from harmful UV rays.
How do I know all your tools are clean and sterile?
I use a brand new unopened needle, tip, casing and coupler for each client, and it's opened in front of the client prior to starting the procedure. I also use saline and cotton balls to continuously clean the area as I work. After the procedure I apply a thin layer of A&D ointment to the area, and also give you some to take home to continue to use for the rest of that day. You are to discontinue the use the following day, and just follow up with a natural moisturizer.
Is Permanent Makeup for Me?
If you are someone that's tired of waking up "bare", don't like spending too much time on your makeup or just don't have that steady hand anymore Permanent Makeup is a great choice for you. Many of my clients just want a little bit of a starter to get them going in the morning in which this has been the perfect solution for them. Whether it's just already having your eyebrows shaped and filled or eyeliner applied when you wake up, it helps make your morning makeup routine a breeze. If you ever have those days where you just don't feel like getting ready or are running late; no worries when you wake up and are ready to go and already feeling confident. Permanent Makeup is so versatile with options of the natural no makeup looks or heavier more intense looks for women that have that desire. I'd have to say really everyone is a candidate, and can benefit from the wonderful world of Permanent Makeup.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT PERMANENT MAKEUP
Below are a few answers to some commonly asked questions regarding Permanent Makeup. Please feel free to contact me if you have any other questions or would like any more information.