Permanent makeup is cosmetic tattooing. The technician is using a device with a medical certificate that has a single acupuncture needle. The pigment is deposited on the skin’s outer layers. The color naturally fades over time because of the process of skin cells being peeled off from the outer layer of the skin. This method of micropigmentation looks more subtle and natural.
For microblading technician is using 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 permanent makeup. This is simply because a much smaller amount of pigment is inserted into the skin. For permanent makeup, we use the device with a medical certificate that has a unique patented magnetic motor to ensure the super exact single needle guidance – for micropigmentation which is particularly gentle on the skin and good for every skin type (even very oily).
The procedure takes about 2 hours to 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 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.
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. Periodic maintenance is required since pigment may fade with time. Annual touch up is a good opportunity to reevaluate design. You can discuss any color or shape changes with your technician. While the concept of permanent makeup seems to be a good idea it is designed to fade. Just think how your tastes have changed over time.
Most people experience some discomfort. This will vary according to each individual’s pain threshold. Having a semi-permanent procedure is less painful than getting a regular tattoo. Numbing cream is used before the procedure and also during it. Usually pain level is none to 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.
You might experience redness and swelling for a few hours after the procedure. Sometimes also the next day. It is an individual thing. Some skins are more sensitive and it might last longer. Permanent eyebrow swelling is mild and barely noticeable. Permanent eyeliner swelling is moderate. Permanent lip color swelling is severe. This is very dependent upon the amount of work performed.
You may experience minor swelling and redness on a day of your procedure. You may experience some minor redness and skin peeling (scabbing) during the first week. The color will look darker and shape might be Sharpe. 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 completes in about 3-6 days for eyes, 7-10 days for lips. Inner healing completes in 1-2 months.
Usually, the healing process takes between 7 to 10 days, depending on the procedure you had and skin type. Please always follow aftercare recommendations.
Permanent makeup does not harm your hairs in any way. The pigment should go only under the upper layer of your skin, whereas your hair follicles are located much deeper.
Semi permanent makeup is a long-lasting makeup. It doesn’t stay forever like a regular tattoo and it’s not so deep in the skin as a regular tattoo. The pigment is deposited only into the first layer of the skin (Epidermis). Pigments for semi-permanent makeup are tested in the laboratory by doctors and specialists to make sure they are completely safe. Pigment fades over time, because of the skin natural exfoliation process. To keep the fresh color a touch up is recommended usually after one to two years.
It is an individual thing, usually, Initial Procedure and Touch-up appointment are required. In some cases, you might need more visits.
Prices vary depending on the area, equipment used and the quality of the service. Usually, start from $500-$2000 in NYC area. Our prices are very affordable, starting from $550+tax for Powder Brows Initial Session.
Don’t remove or dye any hair before the procedure, it helps to observe natural brow shape. We will remove unwanted hair that is outside of the desired design. You will have to keep the regular maintenance of your eyebrows (like waxing, plucking).
We choose colors to match every customer natural skin and hair tone. We always suggest going with a lighter color and thinner shape on your first procedure, we can make them darker and wider if you wish at your touch up visit.
We match colors for blonde, brunettes, or redheads and clients with different skin tones. Your wishes and needs are important, please speak to us. We will advise what is best for you. We will choose the right color and shape for you. Please have realistic expectations. The choice is made based on the shape of your face. We will advise the best look. We will use pencil or pigment to draw on your skin until the desired shape is achieved. We will measure you to keep symmetry. After your acceptance, we will start the procedure.
Technician Katarzyna (Kate) has NY Tattoo License to perform these procedures. Also, she has an international License Linergist Long-Time-Liner.
Yes, you can but please make sure to keep the treated area dry and clean. Please don’t touch with dirty hands to avoid infections. Avoid environments that would cause dirt or germs to contact area while healing.
It is recommended to not sweat and exercise after the procedure for a week and the day before the treatment. Higher body temperature enlarges pores because sweat consists of salt it causes pigment fading. There is a risk that skin won’t take the pigment at all. Please avoid physical activities for a week. Do not swim in salt, or chlorinated water, don’t expose to the sun until the area is completely healed. It might cause pigment fading or color changing. There is also a higher risk of infection.
All our products are hypoallergenic. However, people can develop an allergy to anything, anytime. 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.
Please consult with the technician, it depends on 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.
You can still have this procedure, especially that 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.
The law forbids performing any permanent makeup procedures to minors, even if they have parent’s consent.
Please remember about using sunscreen and moisturizing your skin. Avoid harsh peelings, acids, and lasers in the pigmented area. Many anti-aging or acne products and services containing acids, lighteners, and exfoliates cause premature fading of pigment.
The procedure is not allowed for pregnant women.
You should wait at least 8-12 weeks after the labor if you are nursing. Only lip procedure is not recommended, if you suffered a cold sore in the past, because you would have to take antiviral medication before and after treatment. If you want to make sure that you can have this procedure please consult with a doctor. We use a numbing cream that contains lidocaine.
Do not dye or curl lashes for 2 weeks prior. If you have the individual glued on eyelash extensions, don't bother going for your next touch up knowing you have an eyeliner or brow procedure coming up. The numbing creams, many eye washes, and skin wipes during the procedure break down the glue and they fall off. The lash extensions can be hard to work around. You can have the lash extensions reapplied after you heal which is about two weeks.
Botox appointments should be timed either two weeks after the semi-permanent procedure. Most physicians are giving a 3 week ok after lip fillers injections.
The scabs will fall off on their own, it is important to let the process happen naturally. Picking at the scabs is forbidden. You will not only lose pigment that will require a more extensive touch-up but you can cause an infection.
Your treated area might look patchy throughout the healing process. Not all parts of the scabs will fall off at the same which is why you get a patchy and uneven appearance. It is a normal part of the whole process.
It is normal for your treated area to fade. Most people retain about 80% of the color after their first appointment as long as they follow all of the aftercare instructions. People who pick their scabs off or do not follow the aftercare instructions properly may only have a 40-50% retention. This means the touch-up will take much longer or you might need more visits.
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 technician about pigmented areas of your body.
Yes, we are using numbing cream before and during all procedures.
You will have to wait at least a week, we strongly recommend taking a break for about 10-14 days from eye make-up.
Aftercare requires waiting until outer healing ends, which is 10-14 days. Please disinfect if it’s possible or replace old lip makeup.
Sunbathing is not recommended before the procedure since skin gets overdry and changes color. It is harder to choose the right color that will suit you also after you lose suntan. You should avoid the sun for about 14 days after the procedure. Protect the pigmented area until it is fully healed. Otherwise, there is a risk of hyperpigmentation.
Drinking alcohol 2-3 days before permanent makeup is not recommended. For your safety and faster healing, it is better not to drink at all.
You can’t have permanent eyeliner if you wear eyelash extensions. You just need to remove them before the procedure. You can put them back after the healing process is over. Please keep in mind it is after touch up (second appointment after 4 weeks), plus healing time.
Absolutely no, we never shave eyebrows before the procedure. We can only remove some unwanted hair that is out of designed lines.
It’s an individual thing. Lips are a very vascular and sensitive part of our face. Swelling is visible after the procedure, every client reacts differently.