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FAQ – Permanent Makeup

Q: Will I really look like myself…only better?

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Permanent makeup is not intended to replace cosmetics completely. Because the color is placed “in” your skin and not “on” your skin, a more natural, softer look results. When you’re ready for a special occasion, you can apply as much additional makeup as you wish.

Q: How long will my permanent makeup last?

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Certain medications and chemicals, sun and your body chemistry all are factors in how long your makeup will last. As a general rule, eyeliner and lip color have the longest longevity, approximately 2 to 5 years, depending upon the color used. Eyebrows may need a touch up every 1 to 3 years.

Q: How Long Does Each Procedure Take?

Approximately 1 to 2 hours. There will be an additional follow up procedure that will take place about three to six weeks from the day of the initial procedure.

Q: Is Permanent Makeup Painful?

Permanent makeup procedures are semi-invasive and there maybe some discomfort. It really does vary on each individual’s threshold for pain, but the sensation can be compared to tweezing. A topical anesthetic is used to numb the areas.

Q: What is the after care?

Brows – Do not pick, peel or force exfoliate while they are healing (usually about 7 days). Do not apply any additional makeup to to the area while they are healing. Pat aftercare ointment provided on with a clean finger and splash only water on them during the healing process. You will experience 30% to 50% fading with the 1st application.

Eyes – Apply a light coat of aftercare ointment provided with a Q-tip before washing your face in the PM and wipe excess off with a damp cloth. Continue this process for 4 days. You can wear mascara on the tips of your lashes in 24 hours if you purchase a new tube, otherwise don’t wear any eye makeup for 4 days. You will experience 30% to 50% fading with the 1st application.

Lips – Immediately following the treatment there may be some swelling. This will usually last no more than 24 hours. Apply aftercare ointment provided to lips throughout the day whenever they feel dry. You will experience dryness, similar to chapped lips. Do not force peel lips when they start to peel. You will experience 30% to 50% fading with the 1st application.

Q: What is the difference between the manual method and the machine method? The manual method of permanent makeup is performed without the machinery and the technician provides the power behind the pen. The procedure is similar to pen and ink application. There are many different kinds of machines on the market, from traditional tattoo guns to the newer, lighter weight machines. Both techniques, if performed correctly, deposit pigment into the dermis layer of the skin and deliver the same results.

Q: Which method does Jackie use? Jackie uses the Nouveau Contour digital micro-pigmentation system. It is the latest in European acupuncture technology, which results in less client discomfort.

Q: Is the Treatment Safe? The equipment used complies with all relevant health and safety requirements. All needles are disposable, sterile and of the highest quality. Sterilization and hygiene is of the utmost importance before, during, and after the treatment. All procedures are performed in a doctor’s office.