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Are permanent cosmetics really permanent?

  • Technically, permanent cosmetic procedures are considered permanent because the colour implanted into the skin cannot be washed off. However, as with any tattoo, fading can and often does occur, requiring periodic maintenance, colour re-enhancement or refreshing. Just like hair colour, furniture located near a window, or even house paint with exposure to sunlight, the implanted colour will fade over time depending on your health, skin type and how well you care for your skin.

Is it painful?

  • Your comfort is very important to us!  We take pride in making our clients as comfortable as possible. Most people experience some discomfort likened to a plucking or scouring sensation. This will vary according to each individual’s threshold. Using topical anaesthetics that have been medically developed for permanent makeup application makes procedures reasonably comfortable.
  • Please tell us if you are allergic to local anesthetics or any other medications.

Is it safe?

  • A new needle is used for each client.
  • Equipment and supplies are kept in a sanitary manner.
  • Gloves are worn during each procedure, and the procedure is as sterile as possible.

What’s a touch-up and when do I need one?

  • A touch-up is a colour refresher. Permanent cosmetic makeup can be a process. It is recommended that you wait at least 6 weeks before your touch-up so your initial procedure has time to heal properly. To traumatize the skin sooner can be uncomfortable and doesn’t allow enough time for the pigment to settle in the skin.

Can "Make up" still be used after Micropigmentation/Permanent Makeup?

  • Micropigmentation/Permanent Makeup is long-lasting, but one can still wear fashionable make-up at night or apply makeup for a fresh and natural look for daytime. Micropigmentation/Permanent Makeup simply builds the foundation for looking perfect without looking made-up.

What is the down time / are there any side effects?

  • Slight swelling and redness can be expected post treatment, which will subside quickly.
  • The eyebrows might show very little after effect. Eyeliner and lips may show more swelling and could last from 2 to 48 hours.
  • During the procedure there may be slight bleeding or bruising and there is usually tenderness for a few days post procedure.
  • The colour will be much darker than you may expect for the first six to ten days. You may resume your normal activities immediately after the procedure.
  • Complete healing takes six weeks while the pigmentation matures and reaches the final colour.
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