Why is it called Permanent Makeup, isnt it just semi- permanent?
Its called permanent makeup because it IS permanent! Though the pigment may fade over time, it is a tattoo and will remain under the skin for the most part. There are removal methods, however the pigment is implanted under the dermal layer of the skin and is designed to stay there.
So how long does it really last?
The average is 1 to 3 years for richness in color and shape. Again it is permanent, but the color will fade over time. It varies person to person because it is heavily affected by lifestyle and care (ie sun exposure, product use, skin type, climate changes etc). We recommend yearly touch ups for brows and every two years for lips and eyes. This will help keep the color rich and the shape intact.
I've seen many places recommend to apply products to the brows post procedure, why is your aftercare dry healing only?
Daria has found that dry healing gives better retention results. But the most important reason for dry healing is less risk of irritation and allergic reactions which can not only affect retention but can scar the procedure area. With dry healing you allow the body to heal itself activating your immune system without any added products. Of course each person is evaluated individually and should one need a product due to skin type or procedure reaction we will recommend accordingly.
Are the pigments organic?
There really is no such thing as purely organic pigments. We use both organic and inorganic and organic pigments.
Do I need a consultation before making an appointment for a procedure?
Only if you have had permanent makeup done previously somewhere else or if there is a skin condition you are concerned about.
Will it hurt?
We always strive to make every client as comfortable as possible. Most usually experience minimal to no pain at all. We apply anesthetics both before the procedure and during the procedure to ensure that discomfort is kept to a minimum.
How much down time will I need?
None! Most clients have their procedure done and then go back to work or go about their day. Nothing you have to do post procedure except for cleaning the area (you will be provided all the necessary after care). Just be sure to keep the area dry and clean. Thats it!