Micropigmentation, commonly referred to as permanent makeup, is the art and science of implanting pigment into the dermal layer of the skin. Permanent makeup is a form of tattooing. The application is a process which includes topical anesthetics, and a small single-use, disposable needle to deposit color (pigment) into the skin. Permanent cosmetics is a means of enhancing your natural features, so you can look fresh-faced around the clock!
Permanent makeup services include:
How is Permanent Makeup Applied?
I personally use the Nouveau Contour Digital, a state-of-the-art machine that uses disposable needle cartridges to ensure no chance of cross contamination.
Digital and computerized equipment are the most advanced methods available today. There are many advantages to digital over analog machines such as a coil or rotary device which some technicians still use. The main advantage of digital equipment is that it’s more stabilized and consistent, which creates a more comfortable procedure for the client with beautiful results.
How Much Does It Cost?
This is the most frequently asked question when people first consider permanent makeup. A permanent makeup artist who is using proper sterilization and sanitation procedures, good equipment, and has a professional facility, will cost several hundred dollars for any single procedure. They will invest their funds for proper insurance, professional forms and surroundings, and continuing education. For my clients, specific pricing is discussed at the consultation. View permanent makeup pricing for more information.
Does The Procedure Hurt?
Topical anesthetics have been developed specifically for permanent makeup procedures. These creams and gels are applied to the desired area before and during the procedure, to assure the most comfortable experience possible. Some people describe the sensation as a “tickle” or “vibration.” Rarely is anything stronger than Ibuprofen necessary for the minor discomfort afterwards; and you won’t have to take time off of work to recover.
Is It Really Permanent?
Yes, it is. Immediately following a procedure, the color will appear darker than the final result. Permanent makeup will fade over time and you may require a touch up every 5 years or so. Frequency of touch ups depends on factors such as sun exposure, lifestyle, and if aggressive facial treatments (i.e. chemical peels, laser, etc.) come into contact with treated areas. A follow-up appointment is included 4-8 weeks after the initial procedure, as new procedures require 2 visits for optimal results. View precare and aftercare for more information about the permanent makeup procedure or view frequently asked questions.
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