Frequently Asked Questions - Permanent Makeup

What is meant by permanent makeup?

Permanent makeup is embedding coloring chemicals within the layers of the skin at a microscopic level, for beautifying purposes, to improve contour and make features of the face stand out. It is a useful method to hide burns, scars, skin coloring changes due to Vitiligo, to rectify facial anomalies, to aid facial skin revitalization and post-surgical treatments.

Is permanent makeup the same as tattooing?

Both may seem to have the same features, yet permanent makeup is a different procedure altogether. Tattoo artists cannot perform this procedure on the face, only experts in micro-pigmentation can. Only the methodologies, equipment, and chemicals specially made for micro-pigmentation are utilized in facility, making it secure, clean, and pain-free.

Is permanent makeup safe?

The procedure is carried out in germ-free environments, only with disposable needle cartridges, and with implantation equipment which is digitally operated. The procedure has no chronic adverse effects, but there may be some short-term effects like swelling, tenderness, and redness. No pigment allergies have been reported.

Is there any pain associated with the procedure?

In contrast to tattooing or certain salons that do permanent makeup, We utilize strong topical anesthetics which drastically reduce pain. Often patients complain of a tickling sensation with minimal pain during or after the procedure.

How long does the procedure take?

Usually, the procedure takes between two to three hours.

What is the healing time period? Is any care required following the procedure?

Some redness and swelling is normal within 24 hours after the procedure. To lessen any swelling in the peri-orbital region, a cold compress can be helpful. Makeup should not be used and the treated region should be kept clean for some days. Peeling of the skin and fading of the applied color can be expected. Any added adjustments will be done in the follow-up appointments if necessary. Day to day activities can be resumed soon after. However, swimming, tanning, or strenuous exercise is best avoided for a number of days. Natural healing takes about four to seven days.

Is the procedure covered by a guarantee?

We want to give our clients full satisfaction with the outcome. Therefore, we offer a complimentary follow-up visit within 6-8 weeks of the first treatment and should additional treatments be needed in the first year.

How is the particular desired look and shades of coloring decided?

Our Senior Specialist carries out an in-depth discussion regarding the precise coloring and contouring needed. The particular treatment and colors to suit your hair, skin tones, wardrobe and lifestyle will be recommended. In addition, she will show you the expected outcome with pencilled makeup prior to embedding the color into the skin.

How is your providing service different from others?

We have expertise in providing clients with a near-natural look. Our first priority is client satisfaction and safety. Hence, we use only the most secure and first rated chemicals for coloring. We artistically bring about the look our clients desire with the finest brushes. For example, eyebrows are retouched using fine lines similar to feathered hair.

How long does permanent makeup last?

In every micro-pigmentation procedure, fading is normal and it depends on the exact shade utilized. Most colors remain without fading for three to five years and some stand even a decade. To maintain the enhanced look, regular touch-ups are prescribed. You can opt to change colors, for example, a natural lip color can be turned to a peachy pink.

Is the procedure covered by insurance for restorative procedures?

According to the client’s health plan, a few procedures are refundable (i.e., if a scar resulting from cancer therapy or an accident).

How long should I wait to have permanent makeup applied after Botox, injectables, chemical peels or laser treatments?

General advice is to wait one week at the least, before applying any permanent lip liner/color or eyeliner. After chemical peel or laser resurfacing you may be asked to wait for a few more weeks.

Can I have Botox after my eyebrows are permanently feathered and enhanced?

Our advice is to give a few days to let the healing of eyebrows complete, prior to injection of Botox. The shape of a permanent eyebrow will not be modified by a brow lift.

Should I have my eyes lifted before I get permanent eyeliner? And what happens to my permanent eyeliner when I have a blepharoplasty (eyelid lift)?

The permanent eyeliner doesn’t change or move after surgically lifting the eyelid. Therefore, it is the same if you lift your eyes before the application of the permanent eyeliner or after that.

Can I have Restylane or Juvederm injected around my mouth after a permanent lip liner procedure? Will it change the look of my lips?

Restylane or Juvederm can make your lips full and clear the lines in the peri-oral region. Vertical lines surrounding the lips will not be affected by the liner.