Permanent Cosmetics | Permanent Make Up
What are Permanent Cosmetics?
Also known as Permanent Make-up, cosmetic tattooing or micro pigmentation Permanent Cosmetics are applied by a tattooing process with a sterile needle and sterile pigment implanted into the top layer of the skin. The most requested areas for permanent cosmetics are eyebrows, eyeliner, lip liner and full lips. Scar revision, areola restoration, and re-pigmentation are also conditions which may be addressed with permanent cosmetics.
Permanent cosmetics allow you to wake-up with make-up, enhancing your naturally beautiful features or correcting loss of an eyebrow tail, or similar distresses. While long lasting, 3-10 years, there are factors that will affect the final result such as the color of your skin, smoking history, medications you take, topicals you use on your face as well as how your body heals. Generally, the fairer skinned people hold on to less pigment, so that a touch-up may be required.
Is it safe?
We use sterile equipment and safe plant based pigments designed for permanent make-up application using sterile technique. We will provide you with home care instructions after your procedure and adherence is very important to insure the best results. We use Kryo-liner technology which keeps the treatment area cooled which reduces discomfort, bleeding and swelling.
Pre-Permanent Cosmetics Procedure
The following are some recommendations to considers prior to a permanent make-up procedure:
- Think about your social calendar – you will not be wearing additional eye make-up such as eye shadow and mascara for at least 2 weeks post procedure and you may experience some swelling or redness for 1-5 days
- Do not wax, tweeze, have electrolysis or laser hair removal for at least 24 hours prior to procedure
- Dye your eyelashes or eyebrows at least 48 hours prior to permanent cosmetic procedure
- Do not shave your eyebrows, in fact, apply your brows the way you like them to your appointment
- Do not wear your contact lenses to an eyeliner appointment
- You may not have a procedure done if you have a cold sore or skin infection on the face. If you have a history of cold sores, you will need a prescription for Valtrax
- Do not have an aggressive facial or peel for at least a week prior to procedure
- If possible, discontinue anti-inflammatory 7 days prior to procedure – check with your doctor
- Eat 1-2 servings of fresh pineapple for the 3 days prior to procedure and continue for 3 days post procedure
- Take Arnica Montana tablets 3 days prior to procedure and continue after procedure as directed by manufacturer
Permanent Cosmetics Post Care
Post Permanent Cosmetic Procedure it is important to follow the post care instructions to protect your newly applied make-up and promote proper healing. The treated skin has been wounded and is subject to the same potential complications as any wounded skin. The following instructions are provided to promote optimal healing, avoid infection, prevent pigment from lifting off and assure the best possible outcome.
- Post eyeliner and eyebrow – No eye make-up for at least 2 weeks – No eye shadow, eyeliner or mascara
- Removing make-up pulls on your newly applied permanent eyeliner and can lift it off – applying cosmetics introduces pathogens and increases the chance of infection
- Wash face with a mild, non-active cleanser carefully – be cautious not to disturb eye/eyebrow area
- Apply a thin layer of vaseline with q tip as needed for 1st 2 weeks on the treated area (it is best to purchase a new tube and keep it with you)
- Do NOT use Neosporin – it can lift the pigment out of the skin
- Do not wear contacts until all swelling subsides and you are able to put them in without putting stress on the eyelid where the eyeliner/eyebrow color was implanted
- Discontinue the use of eye creams that contain retinol or alpha hydroxy acids for 1 month
- Discontinue the use of Retin A for 2 weeks as it can migrate or be pushed onto eye area by pillowcase
- Wear sunblock at all times and sunglasses when outdoors after eyeliner procedure
- Protect eyes from wind and dust – it is not recommended to go snow skiing and certainly not water skiing or any water sports for 1 month post procedure
In General Post Procedure:
- If you take Aspirin or anti-inflammatory on a regular basis, it is helpful to discontinue the use for about 2 weeks – check with your doctor, please for permission
- No aggressive facials, saunas or steam baths for 3 weeks post procedure.
- No waxing, tweezing, or laser hair removal on face for 2 weeks
- Do not drink alcohol or smoke for at least 24 hours post procedure.
- Do not scratch or pick at the treated area or the scabs that form – you will lift pigment off
- Avoid hot or spicy foods for 3 days for lip procedure or until tolerated
- Purchase new mascara and new eyebrow color to use once the area has healed
- Continue Arnica Montana tablets and fresh pineapple for 3 days post procedure
- Cool packs may be applied to area as needed (frozen peas in a baggy are perfect)
What are the costs of my treatments?
Upper Eyeliner – $350
Lower Eyeliner – $150
Lip Liner – $250
Lip Fill In – $350
Eyebrows – $750
Touch-ups may not be done prior to 6 weeks after initial procedure and no later than 6 months post procedure.
There is a $100 set-up fee per area for all touch-ups after the one included touch-up.
Any touch-up scheduled later than 6 months after initial procedure is considered a completely new procedure and will be charged accordingly. This includes “Touch-ups” requested following work done by other technicians.
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