Permanent makeup is cosmetic tattooing. The technician is using a device with a medical certificate that has a single acupuncture needle. The color naturally fades over time because of the process of skin cells being peeled off from the outer layer of the skin.
It is long-lasting makeup that stays on for about a year and a half to two years, sometimes 3 years. It depends on your skin type, general health, your lifestyle, the colors used during pigmentation, technique, sun exposure, topical cosmetics used on the skin, and pigmented area. It is considered permanent because the ink is deposited into the upper reticular part of the dermal layer of the skin and cannot be washed off.
The procedure takes about 2-3 hours. Depends on what kind of procedure you choose. It starts with a consultation to check if you are a good candidate for this procedure. The process includes records establish, photographing, pre-drawing, measuring, and pigment application. In the end, the technician will explain post-care and take final pictures. At least one or more follow-up visits to evaluate healed color and shape of the pigment is required.
The skin might be red and swollen for a few hours after the procedure. The color directly after the procedure is about 30-50% darker than the final result. During the healing period, you will experience lymph oozing, scabbing, and peeling of the skin in the treated area. It will take about a week to heal, sometimes longer. Depends on what type of procedure you have. Aftercare directions should be followed.
For microblading technician is using a hand tool with affixed grouping needles. In this method, it is harder to control depth, pressure (requires a skilled hand) and it can be more painful, also there is a higher risk of scarring. Microblading does not last as long as machine permanent makeup. This is simply because a much smaller amount of pigment is inserted into the skin. For Ombre/Powder Brows, we use the device with a medical certificate that has a unique patented magnetic motor to ensure the super exact single needle guidance which is particularly gentle on the skin and good for every skin type (even very oily).
Please follow the aftercare instructions that will be given to you.
Please consult with the technician, it depends on the color and shape that you currently have and how long ago you had the last procedure. In some cases like a very old tattoo, you might need removal.
Most people experience some discomfort. This will vary according to each individual’s pain threshold. Numbing cream is used before the procedure and also during it. Usually pain level is none too mild, but it is an individual thing. Typically, patients will report a tickling sensation with little or no discomfort during or after a procedure has been performed. Eyes and lips usually are more sensitive than eyebrows.
All our products are hypoallergenic. However, people can develop an allergy to anything at any time after the procedure. An allergy test does not guarantee that you will not develop an allergic reaction to the pigment. While allergic reactions to any type of tattooing pigments on the body or on the face through permanent cosmetics may occur at any point in time, they are extremely rare. Semi-permanent procedures are often recommended for people allergic to regular makeup.
You may experience minor swelling and redness on the day of your procedure. The color will look darker and the shape might be sharp. After about a week, the color and edges will soften. While healing treated area will gently exfoliate and you will lose some color. This is a normal process. The final result will be visible after 3-4 weeks when pigment will stabilize in the skin. OUTER HEALING 7-10 days. INNER HEALING completes in 1-2 months.
Is the technician licensed for permanent makeup? Technician Katarzyna (Kate) has NY Tattoo License to perform these procedures. Also, she has an international License Linergist Long-Time-Liner.
Absolutely no, we never shave eyebrows before the procedure. We can only remove some unwanted hair that is out of designed lines.
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During healing, it’s normal to experience some pigment loss; this is why we have the touch-up in place. Touch-ups are recommended after 4-6 weeks from the first session, to keep the color fresh and the strokes crisp. Some people can go longer before getting an annual touch-up, so it all depends on you.
Permanent makeup IS NOT recommended for any clients who are or have: - Pregnant or nursing - Diabetic - Undergoing Chemotherapy (consult your doctor) - Viral infection and/ or diseases - Epilepsy - A Pacemaker or major heart problems - Had an Organ transplant - Skin irritations, Vitiligo, or Psoriasis (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc…) - Sick (cold, flue, etc…) - Had Botox in the past 2 weeks - Used Accutane in the past year
You can still have this procedure, especially since the herpes virus sometimes causes lip color fading. Micropigmentation helps to cover it. It is recommended to take antiviral medicine 3 days before and 3 days after a lip procedure. If you suffer sore cold/herpes always consult with a doctor and consider longer treatment.
Yes, however, in the first session we will have to color correct (neutralize) your lips to cancel out the cool tones. This means the initial color we tattoo must be orange! If we are to tattoo any other color you risk darkening your lips further or having absolutely no results at all. When healed at 6-12 weeks, most if not all of the darkness in your lips will be covered and your lips will have a nude-pink tone. Note that results cannot be guaranteed and lightening or evening out dark lips may take a few sessions. Those with darker skin tones and hyperpigmented lips are not good candidates for lip procedures due to the high risk of a post-procedure hyperpigmentation reaction. While it may not be recommended, expert artists may still be willing to do the procedure, spreading it out over multiple sessions to ensure success. *Lips too dark or thick will be rejected so please be sure to email pictures if your lips are extremely dark grey or black in color.
Yes, only 2mm. The skin on the lips is not the same as on the face and things can look unnatural or get unpredictable when we tattoo too far outside the natural lipline.
Yes! in no way does having Lip filler interfere with the process of tattooing lips or the results. Not that lip filler and lip blush appointments must be at least 4-8 weeks apart from each other.
Usually, when the old tattoo is at least 50% faded and the shape is within the design we can attempt to cover it up. This service will be priced individually since corrections require more work.
With proper sterilization and disinfection, this procedure should be completely safe. New and sterile needles should be open in your presence. Disposable gloves, equipment, and bed covers should be new for each client. If you follow post-procedure instructions carefully any risk is reduced. Medical problems like infections usually are linked to poor aftercare. Please make sure that you will be able to follow the aftercare rules.
There is little to no potential for irritation resulting from an MRI. In rare cases, some very temporary discomfort was reported. Always inform MRI technicians about pigmented areas of your body.
There are several things we can do, please don’t forget this is a two-step process. Touch-ups, known as “perfection session” is the most important step to achieve the look that you’d like to achieve.