What is permanent cosmetics or micropigmentation?
Micropigmentation or permanent make-up (PMU) is the revolutionary method of depositing hypoallergenic mineral pigments into the dermal layer of the skin in order to enhance your desired features.. With an ultra-thin needle and pigment, the shape of the eyebrows, eyes or lips is enhanced. Micropigmentation is also known as permanent make-up or cosmetic tattooing. It is sometimes wrongly confused with cosmetic tattoos (e.g. eyebrow tattoos or eyeliner tattoos). However, the pigments used for permanent make-up are introduced less deeply into the skin layer and have a different composition from tattoo inks. Micropigmentation devices are also more refined than tattoo machines and the techniques that are used are different.
Who can benefit from permanent makeup?
The objective of these procedures is to raise self-esteem, self-confidence, allow for a more active lifestyle, personal freedom, as well as saving time. Both men and women who need, or are experiencing the following, can benefit from
the positive results of permanent makeup:
Allergies to cosmetics
Contact lens sensitivities
Before and following Chemotherapy
The process of permanent cosmetics has been used and endorsed for years by Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeons, Ophthalmologists, and Dermatologists.
They embrace these procedures as non-surgical “cures”.
How long does the procedure take?
Before the procedure, Nancy will customize the shape and shade your brows with a pencil and then will allow you to confirm the shape and color that fits best with your face. To keep discomfort to a minimum, anesthetic creams are used before and during the procedure. The entire process takes only 2 hours and there is no down time. In most cases, one touch up is required 2-3 months after the initial procedure.
Pigment retention depends on skin type, age, aftercare, sun exposure, use of certain skin products, pigments used, immune system, medications and other factors. Touch ups are recommended every 1-3 years to prevent natural fading.
Note: Eyebrows will appear darker and bolder due to natural
scabbing and healing for the first 10 days.
This is very common for all permanent cosmetic procedures.
How long does it last?
The length of time for a tattoo to last will depend on an individual's skin,
daily activities, lifestyle, health conditions and more.
Clients generally elect to have a brow refresher done every 1- 3 years.
Are touch ups required?
A majority of clients require 2 sessions to have their brows perfected.
Any corrections may require a 3rd session.
The 2nd session is done 2-3 months after the first session
to perfect the brows and add to add density.
We highly recommend it to perfect the shape and color pigment.
How often are touch ups/color refreshers needed?
An annual refresher is highly recommended to maintain brow tattoos.
It is ultimately up to the client to decide when it is time for a color refresher.
Oily skin types will tend to fade quicker than dry skin types.
Does it hurt? Will there be numbing cream used during procedure?
The amount of pain experience truly depends on the client. A topical anesthetic will be applied on the treated area before starting. Clients may experience discomfort the first pass, but should be numb once the skin is open. The remainder of the treatment should be more comfortable and the client should be numb.
How long does it take to heal? Will I be able to go back to work?
The typical healing period is 1-10 days. As long as clients follow the aftercare instructions provided, there shouldn't be an issue returning to work or public outings.
How long is the appointment?
About 2-3 hours with the initial time spent going over brow colors and shapes.
Will you draw shapes first?
Yes, we will not start until shape and color is selected.
Once a client confirms the shape, we proceed with depositing pigment into skin.
Can I workout after the treatment?
Clients should avoid any exercise or activities which will produce excessive sweating
for 7-10 days after the procedure.
Can I wear makeup after?
For the first 10 days clients should avoid applying makeup to the treated skin area. We recommend that you avoid foundation and concealer around brows and forehead. Once the treated skin is healed, clients are good to apply makeup as normal.
Am I a good candidate for permanant makeup?
Permanent makeup is NOT recommended for any clients who are or have:
Pregnant or nursing
Chemotherapy (consult your doctor)
Hair Transplant (eyebrow area)
Viral infections and/or diseases
Autoimmune disease (Lupus)
Diabetic (consult your doctor)
Pacemaker or major heart problems
Skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)
Sick (cold, flu, etc.)
Botox / Lip injection in the past 1 month
Accutane in the past year
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