Frequently Asked Questions
What is Permanent Makeup/Cosmetics?
Permanent Cosmetics and Permanent Makeup are the same thing. They are both considered cosmetic tattooing, the implantation of colored pigment into the upper reticular layer of the dermis.
Is Permanent Makeup truly permanent?
Permanent makeup is considered permanent because is can not be washed off. However, as with any tattoo fading can and often does occur, requiring periodic color boosts. Microblading should be touched up every 12-18 months. Rotary pen procedures should be touched up every 2-3 years however, some procedures can last much longer before needing to be touched up. Everyone is different.
Is it painful?
Most people experience minimal discomfort and every effort is made to ensure this by using various topical anesthetics that are specifically developed for our industry.
How long does each procedure take?
Procedures generally take approximately 2 - 2 1/2 hours. At your initial procedure, you will need to fill out paperwork, discuss design and color, take before and after photographs, and review aftercare instructions.
Is it safe?
Yes. Strict sanitation and sterilization guidelines are followed in accordance with OSHA, the Salt Lake City health department and the Center for Disease Control. Only single use sterile needles, gloves, and bed covering are used for every procedure. Only the highest quality pigments are used, made in the U.S.A from FDA approved compounds and mixed specifically for permanent cosmetics.
Are there any side-effects after the procedure and/or downtime?
Microblading- your color will appear darker than once it heals, but many people return to work right after the procedure.
For rotary pen procedures (Eyeliner, Lips, Shadow brow), you can expect some swelling and tenderness. The extent of swelling is client-specific. If you have a tendency to swell, the swelling will subside after 3 days. If bruising occurs, it is typically minor and subsides after a few days. The color will be much darker than when it heals after the first 6 to 10 days.
Could the pigments cause an allergic reaction?
Yes, it is possible however the FDA states that these reactions are very rare. A spot test can be performed on the back of the ear to check for an adverse reaction. It is best to schedule a spot test 30 days before your procedure.
What type of permanent cosmetic procedures can be performed?
Permanent Makeup procedures can be very subtle or dramatic depending on the look you want to achieve. Options included:
Microblading - Natural hair strokes done with a hand tool.
Powder/Ombré Brow - A soft powdery look with lighter shading in the bulb and gradually getting darker in the arch and tail.
Combination Brow - This is a combination of both hair stroke and the powder/ombre brow done with the rotary pen machine or hand tool.
Eyeliner (Top and/or Bottom)- Done with crisp, sharp lines.
Smokey Eyeliner (Top and/or Bottom)- Done with a soft, smokey line.
Lash Enhancement - This is done by applying pigment in your lash line to give the appearance of fuller lashes without an eyeliner look.
Full Lip color