Are Permanent Cosmetic procedures really permanent?
Technically, Permanent Cosmetic procedures are considered “permanent” because the color is implanted into the upper reticular part of the dermal layer of the skin and cannot be washed off. However, as with any tattoo, fading can and often does occur, requiring periodic maintenance, or color re-enhancement. Just like hair color, furniture located near a window, or the paint on a car, pigment implanted in the skin fades with time. The color typically lasts for about two years, but varies by client due to body chemistry, skin pigmentation and exposure to various elements.
No, I feel very fortunate to have the Nouveau Contour Digital 700, a fully computerized Permanent Makeup machine that provides optimal results in less time. The hand piece is equipped with a patent-pending Safety Needle Cartridge, making it the first Permanent Makeup machine worldwide to virtually eliminate the possibility of cross contamination. For additional safety, when the cartridge is detached from the hand piece, the needle automatically retracts back into the cartridge.
How long does each procedure take?
On average, my eyebrow procedures take approximately 1.5 hours, eyeliner takes about 2 hours and lips takes about 3 hours. If you combine eyebrows and eyeliner (as many of my clients do), you can plan on spending about 3 hours with me. Subsequent visits usually do not require as much time, since we are not filling out paperwork and going through the consultation.
Is it painful?
Most people describe the first few minutes of these procedures as “annoying.” However, as soon as the skin has been abraded, a topical anesthesia penetrates the dermis, eliminating most of the discomfort for most people. If you know that you are an extremely sensitive person, please discuss this with me ahead of time and I can make some suggestions to help with pain management.
I perform all of my Permanent Makeup services in complete accordance with all OSHA standards (Occupational Safety & Health Association). All of my equipment is pre-sterilized and disposed of in a sanitary manner, and I work in a completely clean, safe room, free from other contaminants.
How long is the recovery process?
Most patients enjoy an almost immediate recovery and resume all normal activities right away. You will be wearing a thin coat of A&D Ointment on the affected area for 5-7 days, and you will not be able to wear makeup on these areas while the skin heals. People you come in contact with may notice the ointment, or the darkness of the makeup in the affected area. In very rare instances, the tissue surrounding the eyes might swell after the eyeliner procedure (rest, cold compresses and Benadryl can assist with minimizing swelling).
Are there any side effects?
Generally, there is a slight amount of swelling and possibly some tenderness of the treated area. While eyebrows typically show little after-effect, eyeliner and lips may show more and the swelling may last from 2-72 hours. Additionally, be aware that during the procedure there may be a very small amount of bleeding and/or bruising.
How much does it cost?
All services below include the consultation, the initial visit as well as one complimentary follow-up visit where more ink will be implanted with no charge if needed.
Below are my discounted and regular rates.
*An additional fee will be added for extremely thick eyeliner. I do NOT do cat tails (I end the upper eyeliner at the end of the lash line – it looks more natural this way and is precise).
When two or more procedures are done at the same time, another $100 will be deducted (this is also works when friends do procedures together at the same time).