WHAT IS PERMANENT MAKEUP?
Permanent Makeup, also referred to as Paramedical Micropigmentation, or Cosmetic Tattooing, is a non-surgical procedure. It involves placing coloured pigments into the middle layer of the skin.
WHY PERMANENT MAKEUP?
People turn to permanent makeup for many reasons:
- enhances natural skin colours
- disguises scars
- remove spider veins, spots
- reduces time applying makeup
- allergies to makeup
- reduces daily costs of makeup
- artificial eyebrows
- enhance areolas after surgery
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How does permanent makeup work?
Paramedical micropigmentation involves placing coloured pigments into the middle layer of the skin. It can be done in a way that closely resembles conventional makeup, or it can be used to add definition to facial features, such as the eyes and lips.
Does it hurt?
Topical anesthetic cream/gel is often used prior to the procedure, to numb the area and reduce pain. Most of our clients feel only slight discomfort from the procedures. You may also take an aspirin-free pain killer before treatment.
How long is the treatment?
Time varies based on the size and type of procedure. Most appointments are between 1-2 hours, including consultation.
Is it safe?
A fully trained technician will administer each treatment under strict sterilization and sanitation rules. Every client will go through a health questionnaire, and if necessary, a patch-test to make sure they are not allergic to the materials being used.
Are the results immediate?
Permanent makeup will appear larger and darker for the first few days, and then gradually retract and lighten into the desired effect. Eyebrow treatments take about 5-7 days to heal, eyeliner treatments take 2-3 days, and lip treatments will take anywhere from 3-7 days. (Note: Lip treatments often look lighter than expected after healing. It may take a month, even two, before the desired shading appears.)
How long will it last?
As its name implies, the treatment is permanent. However, results will fade over time, and touch-ups are often recommended every 1- 5 years. Fading varies from person-to-person, and can be reduced by limiting sun exposure and/or using suncreen. (Note: Many of our other skin treatments (such as chemical peels) can accelerate the fading. So if you are planning on having other treatments done, these are usually recommended to be done first.)
Is permanent makeup tattooing?
Permanent makeup is sometimes referred to as cosmetic tattooing, because of the similarities in procedure and permanence. However, the materials used and the end results are very different. True permanent makeup professionals use specialized pigments in their applications—the do not use tattoo ink.
If you have other questions, or want more information, please contact us for a free consultation.