A. First we would make an appointment in order to consult with you in terms of the look you want to achieve.
Q. Will it be natural or a dramatic look?
A.There are two things to consider: Shape and Color. If you have a very definite idea of what you would like to have done, I recommend that you put your make-up on, as you would normally do so at home. Then I will do the procedure following the shape and colors you have created.
If you are not so sure, I will draw the shape with non-permanent pencil, once you like the result, we will discuss and decide also for a color that will accentuate your features.
Q.What are the coloring agents used in permanent makeup?
A.The coloring pigment used in permanent make-up is bio-organic and FDA approved. They’re inert in nature and don’t interfere with the body’s chemistry. These are inorganic compounds and do not contain any heavy metals or iron oxide. Therefore, your eyebrows will NEVER turn into a weird grey, blue, green or orange.
Q.Is permanent makeup a safe procedure?
A.Yes, it is a very safe procedure. The procedures are only performed under sterile conditions. Only disposable needles and “tubes” are used. There are no long-term side effects; short-term effects may include some redness, swelling and tenderness. I apply Permanent Make-Up with the latest technology and use state-of-the-art equipment.
Q.Could there be any allergic reactions?
A.There are no known allergic reactions to pigments. Allergy tests can be performed during the course of a free consultation, prior to the inital procedure, by applying a tiny bit of pigment into the hairline.
Q.Is there any discomfort associated with the procedure?
A.Topical gel-like anesthetics are applied to the area being worked on which significantly reduces any sort of discomfort during the procedure. Most patients report little or no discomfort.
Q. How long does the procedure take to complete?
A. The average time required is between 1 to 3 hours depending on the procedure.
Q. What kind of healing time is involved? Is any care required after the procedure?
A. 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 follow-up appointment usually 3 weeks later if needed.
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.
Q. How long does Permanent Make-Up last?
A. Depends on the individual’s skin and sun exposure. Usually anywhere from 2 to 5 years. Clients return for touch-ups as needed.