Frequently Asked Questions
The Answers You Need
What is Permanent Makeup (PMU)?
Permanent Makeup has been around since the ancient time. It is applying tattoo ink to enhance one's natural features such as eyebrows, lip liner, lips, eyeliner and lash enhancement. It will not smudge, smear or run at any point throughout the day.
Does Permanent Makeup hurts?
This answer may vary according to each individual's pain threshold. We use only the best topical anesthetics made in the USA to numb the treatment area, which greatly minimizes discomfort. Most of my clients describe it anywhere from a sensation of tickling to minor pricking.
Why do we need Touch-Up?
You may lose up to 50% of the pigment during the initial procedure. Don't worry - this is very common! Touch-up is recommended during 4-6 weeks after the original procedure to allow full and complete healing in the treated area. The first touchup will be included in the initial cost of your procedure.
Who benefits from permanent makeup?
Permanent cosmetics procedures are an ideal solution for men and women over 18 who want to enhance their natural features. Those with an active lifestyle or want to look their best at all times, will appreciate the convenience of not having to refresh their makeup throughout the day. It can be especially beneficial for people with certain medical conditions such as allergy to traditional cosmetics, unsteady hands as a result of arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, or difficulty applying make-up due to vision impairment; People with alopecia, scars, vitiligo or in need of areola pigmentation after breast reconstruction.
Those who have scars resulting from accidents, trauma or surgery also greatly benefit from permanent makeup, cosmetic tattooing and CIT.
Is it safe?
Cosmetic and Corrective tattooing is extremely safe so long as proper guidelines are followed. At our studio, all of our supplies are disposable and everything is properly discarded after every single use to eliminate any chance of cross contamination. We use hospital grade cleaning disinfectant to disinfect our equipment, chairs and stations.
Recently, new laws, regulations and state laws have required a specific checklist and guidelines be fully met by the state health department for any tattoo parlor and permanent makeup studio. One of the most important factors in choosing a permanent makeup technician is that these guidelines and qualifications are perfectly met.
How long will my permanent makeup last?
Permanent Makeup is a semi-permanent solution. While it can last awhile, it does not last forever. It is different with every client. Pigment retention depends on skin type, age, aftercare, and 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 and refresh their permanent makeup.
Will I still have to wax or tweeze my eyebrows?
Yes. While I cannot control your new growth coming back, I have now given you an amazing new template to make your maintenance much easier!
Am I a candidate of Permanent Makeup?
We do not recommend you having a permanent makeup, if you have the following:
Pregnant or nursing
Undergoing Chemotherapy (consult your medical doctor)
Viral infections and/or diseases
A Pacemaker or major heart problems
Had an Organ transplant (Consult your medical doctor)
Skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)
Sick (cold, flu, etc.)
Had Botox in the past 4 weeks
Cosmetic Injections please let us know if you are doing the lip and the injection is near the lip area.
Used Accutane in the past year
What is the process during the procedure?
The artist will customize the correct shape and thickness for you using a wide range of high quality hypoallergenic permanent makeup pigments and sterilized needle sizes. Before we begin the procedure, we will sit down and work with you to shape the treated area with a pencil, allowing us to agree on the shape to fit your face then we decide on the color of your liking. To keep discomfort to a minimum, anesthetic creams are used before and during the procedure. The entire process takes around 2-3 hours and there is no down time. A touch up is required once 4-6 weeks after initial procedure.
What is the cancellation policy?
You may cancel at anytime before the 48 hours and it must be made in writing via email. There will be no refund of deposit after the 48 hours.