What are Permanent Cosmetics?
Permanent cosmetics, also called permanent makeup, cosmetic tattooing, micro-pigmentation, and dermal pigmentation, refer to the process of tattooing pigment into the second (dermal) layer of the skin. Tattooing is a permanent process, hence the term permanent cosmetics. 

Why Consider Permanent Cosmetics?
There are many reasons to consider permanent cosmetic services, but most importantly, it restores color and definition to absent or sparse eyebrows, softly defines or dramatically accents eyes, and enhances the color and shape of lips. Permanent cosmetics help achieve a finished appearance for timeless, effortless beauty. 

Are the Procedures Safe?
Permanent cosmetics have been safely applied throughout the ages in the quest for beauty. These procedures offer a safe and smudge-proof alternative to topically applied makeup products. Single-use and sterile products are used for each procedure and then appropriately discarded. In addition, professionals belonging to the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals must adhere to strict practices in the prevention of cross-contamination. Members are also encouraged to routinely attend OSHA classes.

Is it Really Permanent?
Permanent cosmetics is cosmetic tattooing. Like all tattoos, it is permanent; however, also like all tattoos, it will soften and fade with time. Longevity of the appearance of permanent cosmetic makeup can be affected by sun exposure, skin products, and the natural aging process. It is also possible that a person’s health profile may have some affect as well. Periodic color touchup appointments can keep the color looking fresh and timeless.

How Many Appointments will be Necessary?
A follow up appointment six weeks after your first visit will be needed to enhance or perfect the initial lines. Over time the color will fade and you may need to have it refreshed or completely redone. This varies from person to person.

Can Permanent Cosmetics be Removed?
No, not easily, if at all. Laser and other removal or lightening techniques have aided in removal in many cases; however, the results of these methods have not proven to be consistent. Therefore, investing your time and money in choosing a properly trained permanent cosmetic professional is essential. 

Is It Painful?
Most people experience some discomfort. Sensation may vary by individual and by procedure. Clients can be confident knowing that permanent cosmetic professionals are well versed in the use of topically applied products to minimize discomfort for even the most sensitive client.

Are There any After or Side Effects?
Generally, there will be some swelling of the treated area. During the procedure there may be some bleeding and or bruising. While eyebrows may have few after effects, eyeliner and lips may present more and the swelling may last two to three days. There is usually tenderness for the first few days and it is important to note, the color is much darker than you may expect for the first six to ten days.

Permanent Cosmetics

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Eyebrow Microblading

Microblading creates a natural looking brow with realistic hair strokes. The use of manual microblading tool, allows us to create crisp, fine hair strokes that fill in thin brows, brows with bald spots or total brow reconstruction, due to alopecia.

To keep discomfort to a minimum, anesthetic creams are used before and during the procedure. The entire process takes 2-3 hours with no down time.

All permanent cosmetic procedures require a follow appointment 1-3 months after initial procedure. Pigment retention depends on skin type, age, aftercare, sun exposure, use of certain skin products, pigments used, immune system, medications and other factors. Touch ups are recommended once a year to prevent natural fading.

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Ombre/Powder Brows

Microshading creates beautiful soft looking brows and is different from microblading. We can reshape your brow, define sparse or over-plucked brows, restore the appearance of soft, even, natural looking brows Powder/ Ombre brows are an ideal procedure for women who have previous eyebrow tattoo, oily skin or those who cannot get hair strokes. Very soft and natural powdery technique.

To keep discomfort to a minimum, anesthetic creams are used before and during the procedure. The entire process takes 2-3 hours with no down time. A touch up is required 1-3 months after 1st initial procedure. 

 

Pigment retention depends on skin type, age, aftercare, sun exposure, use of certain skin products, pigments used, immune system, medications and other factors. Touch ups are recommended once a year to prevent natural fading.

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Lash Enhanment

Lash enhancement, is tattooing a fine dark line of ink into the lash line. This gives the lashes a natural fuller appearance. Lash enhancement is great for everyone, especially those with gappy or sparse lashes. This treatment can be a real time saver and eye enhancer.  

 

All permanent makeup procedures require two sessions. The second session takes place after 4-6 weeks.

 

To keep discomfort to a minimum, anesthetic creams are used before and during the procedure. The entire process takes 2-3 hours with minimal down time. 

 

Pigment retention depends on skin type, age, aftercare, sun exposure, use of certain skin products, pigments used, immune system, medications and other factors. Touch ups are recommended once a year to prevent natural fading.

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Lip Blush

Define your lips and give them the illusion of fullness with a lip blush tattoo. Unlike many cosmetic tattooing procedures, lip blushing provides a long lasting natural look. A lip blush is thin tattooed line around your vermillion that gently fades into the center of the lips.  

The lip blush requires two treatments. The follow-up treatment is required, after 4-6 weeks. 

To keep discomfort to a minimum, anesthetic creams are used before and during the procedure. The entire process takes 5-6 hours with no down time. 

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Follow Up 

For best results cosmetic tattooing requires two or more procedures. This appointment is for clients that have already been seen and tattooed at our studio. If you have been seen at another studio or if you would like your brows reworked please come into the studio for a consultation before making your appointment. 

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Removal/Color Correction

Emergency Tattoo removal is available during the first 48 hours after receiving and unwanted tattoo.This revolutionary non-laser method, saline removal solution correction can significantly lighten and remove unwanted semi-permanent makeup, microblading and body tattoos. Starting the removal process within the first 48 hours reduced the number of treatments needed to achieve your desired affect. 

If you have old, uneven semi-permanent makeup, this removal technique can lighten or remove unsymmetrical brows, uneven pigmentation, or pigment migration and is a great help to those dissatisfied with their semi-permanent makeup or microblading in general.

Learn more about saline tattoo removal by clicking this link.