What is permanent cosmetics?
- Permanent Cosmetics:
- Is an elective cosmetic procedure
- Is not an exact science
- Is not medically necessary
What can permanent cosmetics be used to enhance?
- Lip liner
- Full lip color
- Beauty marks
Permanent cosmetics, or micro pigmentation, also has paramedical applications:
- Areola re-pigmentation
- Scar tissue
- Stretch marks
- Skin grafts
- Scalp camouflage
- Wrinkle camouflage
(These are considered advanced procedures)
How many sessions will I have to complete?
A FREE Perfection visit can be scheduled in approximately 30 days. You will have a six- month period to complete your perfection visit. After the six- month period, retouch fees apply.
Does it hurt?
I use the highest quality anesthetics available in the industry of permanent cosmetics. Most clients report feeling somewhere between a 0 to a 2 on the pain scale. I use very specific anesthetic techniques to get you numb and keep you there! It’s common for clients to fall asleep during a procedure because they are so comfortable.
Is permanent make-up ‘permanent’?
You can’t go home and wash off the color. Once the color is implanted, and is healed in the skin, it can only be removed surgically or by laser. For this reason, I schedule plenty of time for each visit to insure that the correct color and design are chosen and approved by you. Over time, the color will lighten and need to be refreshed. The average client will need a “retouch” in about three to five years.
Can I have permanent make-up if I am allergic to regular make-up?
You have the right to have a skin test preformed two weeks prior to your procedure. A skin test includes implanting (with a needle) a dot of color under the surface of the skin. If a reaction were visible after having the skin test, I would not do any permanent cosmetic procedures on you. If a reaction were not visible, it would not be construed as proof that you would not experience a reaction at any time in the future.
Is it safe to have a MRI or CAT scan after having permanent cosmetics applied?
The answer is yes. It is important to let your radiologist know before hand that you have had permanent cosmetics because just as your dental fillings will show up in the MRI or CAT scan image, the pigment creates a shadowing effect in the diagnostic image the radiologist will read.
What will I look like immediately following my procedure?
- Eyebrows will look like you used a much darker brow pencil and will look only slightly puffy, only you will notice.
- Eyeliner will look like you’ve used liquid eyeliner and will appear puffy as if you were crying; this will last two to three days.
- Lips will appear as if you applied it right from the tube/pencil. Lip liner will appear slightly puffy for two to three days. Full lip color will look swollen for two to three days.
Is this procedure safe?
- I follow strict aseptic standards, outlined by OSHA, CDC, and the Texas Department of Health For Invasive Procedures, such as permanent cosmetics.
- I use a completely disposable system.
- All instruments used during your procedure are pre-sterilized and disposable.
- I follow the same exact safety precautions for everybody.
- Your risk of infection begins the moment you leave my facility.
- It is important to comply with the aftercare instructions.
What could affect the healing process?
- Non-compliance with the aftercare instructions
- Sun damaged skin
- Skin that is thick or uneven in texture
- Scar tissue
- Excessively dry or oily skin
- Over the counter or prescribed medications
- Medical conditions
- Exfoliating creams such as Retin-A, Alpha Hydroxy or Glycolic acid
What factors contribute to color fading?
- Sun exposure: casual as well as extended exposure (tanning beds)
- Medical conditions
- Hospitalization (surgery)
- Chemical exfoliates; Retin-a, Alpha Hydroxy, Glycolic or Phenol peels
- Mechanical exfoliation: washing your face, microdermabrasion
- Facial surgery: implants, Botox, fat transfer and collagen injections
- Age of the skin
- General health