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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Permanent Makeup and is it for me?
Do you spend a lot of time putting on your makeup? Now picture waking up and your makeup is already done. Time is a valuable thing to waste and with permanent makeup, you can spend your time doing other important things.
We live in a busy and fast moving society and Permanent Makeup allows us to look our best morning, day and night. Permanent Makeup gives us an enhanced and energized look without any smudges or running makeup. We sometimes look at ourselves in the mirror and may not like what we see reflecting back at us. Some of us may say “I look as if I am tired" or “I have uneven eyebrows” or even “I hate my thin lips.” Permanent Makeup allows you the ability to enhance what you were born with. Touch of Beauty Inc. offers you Permanent Makeup for the eyebrows, eyeliner, lip liner, full lips, beauty marks and we also offer enhancements of your lashes with lash tinting, and also lash extensions.
The initial procedure will generally take approximately 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours
depending on the procedure type. Follow up
procedures usually do not require as much time as the initial.
How Permanent is Permanent Makeup?
Permanent Makeup procedures are considered permanent because the color is implanted into the dermal layer of the skin and cannot be washed off. Permanent makeup color fades after a couple of years depending on many different factors including age of the client, their health, their skin condition, prolonged exposure to the sun or other forms of UVA and lastly, care of the area during the healing process.
If permanent makeup could be protected from UV 100% of the time, it would retain it's original color for many many years. But, tattoos on the face even with high SPF protection are constantly exposed to the sun. The lighter the color implanted into the skin, the more it has the potential to be affected by UV rays. As with hair color, the lighter the color in the hair, the more it will fade or bleach out with constant exposure to sunlight or to other forms or UV rays. No Permanent Makeup is permanent in relations to color which works in our favor.
Permanent Makeup is for you if you experience the following:
application of the pigments feels like a little bee sting. A topical anesthetic is used on the area for 15 minutes to prevent any
discomfort for the client. Everyone has a different pain threshold and/or
resistance to anesthetics. During the procedure, you will be asked how your pain
level is from 1 to 10 every couple of minutes.
Q: How long will it take?
A: The average time of the procedure takes about an 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours to complete based on type of procedure done. The full lip procedure can take up to two and a half hours and lash extensions can take up to 2 to 3 1/2 hours. I like to take my time with my clients and not rush the procedure to get the desired results my clients want. Your time and your patients will be rewarded and is very much appreciated. Touch up that are required after the procedure can take anywhere from half the time to the full amount of time depending what needs to be done. This is procedure not a race for the best time.
Q: How long does it last?
Q: What is the recovery time?
Q: Would I be able to wear cosmetic products after the procedure?
Q: What colors are best for me?
Q: Is Permanent Makeup Safe?
A: Permanent Makeup is an invasive procedure and sterile techniques should be used. We will be using disposable tips and needles and will also follow the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards. Our client health and safety is very important to us.
A: You must wear your eyeglasses on the day of the procedure. Please remove all makeup from the face. Please refer to our form section on our main page on the left hand side.
Q: What should I expect on the day of my appointment?
First, a topical
anesthetic will be applied on the treated area for 15 minutes. Once you are
numb, I will make my first pass to break the skin. This allows the skin to
absorb the anesthetic for maximum numbing of the area. After the first pass, I
will make another pass to implant the pigment. Witch Hazel will be used after
each implantation for comfort and to minimize bleeding. Allow at least 2 hours in
the office. After the procedure you will receive a free gift along with after
care products to use during your healing process. Your makeup will look DARK,
this is expected. The area will be tender, swollen and peel for a few days. The
color will get less intense after it the oxidation phase of the color. You are
required to schedule a touch up visit no more than 60 days from your procedure
day. If you wait till after your 60 days, you will be charged for your touch up.
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