What is Semi Permanent Makeup?
Semi Permanent cosmetic makeup is cosmetic tattooing. The specialized techniques used for permanent cosmetics are often referred to as “micropigmentation”, “micropigment implantation” or “dermagraphics”. The cosmetic implantation technique deposits colored pigment into the upper reticular layer of the dermis
Does it hurt?
Everyone has a different level of sensitivity. An anesthetic is applied for numbing during the procedure to alleviate discomfort. Every effort is made to ensure you remain comfortable for the duration of the procedure.
PLEASE NOTE: Having this service performed during your menstrual cycle may increase discomfort during your procedure.
* If you are a frequent smoker, the topical anesthetics used during the treatment will not last as long.
* If you have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, be aware that this may affect your sensitivity tolerance to the procedure.
What to Expect?
The results are as they should be—a soft and natural enhancement to your existing lip. The lips are tactile organs, with very thin skin that is constantly being exfoliated by natural processes. This exfoliation makes it difficult for color to remain true after the procedure. Your technician needs to implant color beneath these skin layers, deep in the dermis, for it to remain there. As a result your perfect lips are more likely to be achieved after two or three treatments, instead of the usual one. Topical anesthetic is used to numb the outside of the lip, and an oral anesthetic is used for the inside. Typically treatments are completed within two hours, however time varies depending on the extent of design and skin type. Crooked and receded lips may take more time than shapely or less mature lips. The procedure, expect some tightness and sensitivity this is due to swelling and natural collagen formation. Lips do form some natural collagen as part of their local inflammatory response. This may last a few days. Do expect some fading of color your lips are not going to stay as dark as they were after your first treatment. Some clients find that nearly all of their color disappears, which is why more than one application is recommended. Once color is permanently implanted, expect your final results to be about three shades lighter than they were right after your last procedure. Once your lips are set, they're set. The color will be permanent and it is unlikely you will need a touch up. Be careful though! You may want more!
Procedures are very comfortable. Ample anesthetic is used and the treatment is not harsh at all. Your technician will stretch the skin of your eye the way they need to in order to implant color, so the procedure is fast in most cases. The procedures like eyelash enhancements and thin to medium liner take about an hour to complete. Upper lash lines take longer than lowers, and upper lids with thick liner or tails take much longer—set aside an hour just for the top. Lower lashes can be finished in thirty to 40 minutes. To be safe, give yourself a two-hour window when scheduling an appointment for eyeliner. After you get you eyes done, expect some swelling and puffiness in the eye area. Your eyeliner will be very dark, and will continue to get darker over the next few days. During the healing process, liner will fade to the color that was first implanted during the first five minutes of the procedure. If you see any spots missing, or your eyeliner is not as dark as you wish, come in for a quick touch up. Free touch up within 6 weeks to make sure you are perfectly happy with your eyeliner. Your perfect liner can usually be achieved in one treatment, (if you see any color missing after it heals, come in for a quick touch up) but it does need maintenance to stay looking great. Your eyes lubricate themselves often, and when you expose yourself to the sun or use eye cream, your semi permanent eyeliner is likely to fade over time. To prevent fading and keep your eyes looking fabulous, come in for a touch up whenever you see any signs of fading.
How old do I have to be to do Semi permanent makeup?
You must be 18 years or older.
Can I do my semi permenent makeup if I am pregnant or nursing?
NO! you can't
How long does Semi Permanent Makeup last?
Semi permanent makeup lasts between nine and 18 months. There is no guarantee in how long it lasts as each individuals skin will respond differently. You should take into consideration that different skin types also factor into results. skin is made up of very thin skin with a lot of blood flow underneath the dermal layer—hence the natural pink color. Increased circulation, combined with the natural exfoliation of your lips, makes it very hard for lips to retain color. This is why lips are usually not considered complete until after two or three treatments.
In some cases the body totally absorbs the pigments , and the semi-permanent tattoo totally disappears. In other cases, because of a variety of factors, including body chemistry, medication, or sun exposure, the pigment embroidery might even change color
Please note that final results can not be guaranteed as each unique skin type will hold pigments differently and break down at different rates. We will re-evaluate how your skin has received the pigment at your touch-up appointment and make any changes necessary.
You should keep in mind that Semi permanent makeup is not permanent, and you shouldn’t expect to see full results after only one treatment.
How should I prepare before the procedure?
If you are sensitive, you may take an over the counter pain reliever approximately one hour prior to your procedure. Do not take aspirin or any other blood thinners as these promote bleeding.
If you have ever had a cold sore you should know that cold sores are actually symptoms of herpes simplex type 1. If your case is severe, simply inform your technician and prepare for your procedure by ordering any appropriate prescription medication. Usually instructs to begin taking it 3 days before procedure, for a 7-10 day course.
If you have had any type of lip surgery, consult with the physician about how long you should wait before having a permanent makeup procedure on the lips. Most physicians are giving a 3 week after lip filler injections like collagen or Restylane.
Do not wear contact lens during the procedure or for 24 hrs after.
Bring sunglasses to wear home. Eyes may be light sensitive.
Do not dye or perm lashes for 2 days prior.
Do not use eyelash curler the day of the procedure.
If you have had any type of eye surgery, consult with the physician about how long you should wait before having a eyeliner procedure. Most physicians are giving a 2 month after cataract, lasik, and blepharoplasty.
Post Treatment Instructions for Lips
1. As with all other procedures, stay out of the sun!
2. Lips will feel swollen and dry after the procedure. The duration of overall dryness varies between clients. Minimize dryness as much as possible by using your after care cream.
3. Apply after care cream to your lips whenever they feel with a clean cotton swab. NOT your fingers, this may cause a secondary infection.
4. For just the first 72 hours following your procedure, we strongly advise you to only brush your teeth with water, toothpaste may irritate your lips and interfere with the healing process.
5. Do not use any beauty or facial creams on your lips.
6. Be gentle with your lips for the next few days, they will be prone to dryness and swelling (due to some natural formation of collagen after the procedure), and may crack easily. We suggest that extra care be taken while eating, drinking, kissing, etcetera during the healing process to prevent any damage to your lips. Acidic, oily, salty foods and alcohol may sting to consume until your lips are fully healed—avoid them if you can. You may drink all liquids through a straw during the first 72 hours.
7. Avoid swimming pools and tanning beds for two weeks after the procedure.
8. If you have ever broken out with a cold sore at anytime of your life, you carry a herpes virus, which can sometimes manifest itself in the form of a fever blister. Fever blisters may occur on the lips following lip procedures in individuals prone to this problem. In order to prevent this, you should obtain a prescription and take as prescribed by your doctor. L-Lysine, an over the counter amino acid, has also been taken in order to help avoid this outbreak, but always check with your physician.
9. Lip color retention varies widely between clients. Factors such as genetics, sun exposure/damage, lip tissue health, scar tissue, fever blisters, and implants may impact color retention. Be sure to schedule your lip touch up 30-45 days following your procedure to maximize color retention.
Post Treatment Instructions for Eyeliner
1. We recommend that eye drops be used every one to two hours after the procedure for the first day. You may use an icepack with a clean barrier such as a tissue for ten minutes maximum per hour. It is not recommended to use ice packs after three hours. After care cream should be applied AM and PM (and in between if needed) with new cotton swabs and gently dabbed along the eyelashes of the upper and lower lids. DO NOT DOUBLE DIP. This means that you must always use a new cotton swab when you touch a swab to your eyes area. The after care cream is used to prevent infection and minimize crusting. Do not get any ointment into your eyes—if this happens rinse eyes with water.
2. Avoid touching the eye area except for clean cotton swabs and any clean warm compresses.
3. Keep the treatment area moist/covered with after care cream.
4. You should expect a certain amount of mattering around the eyelashes in the morning, and /or swelling of the eyelids, caused by natural nighttime fluid retention. The eye area may be cleaned gently with clean, warm compresses. Be sure to apply your after care cream to the treatment area afterwards.
5. You may experience some itchiness or irritation. Under no circumstance should you pick, scratch, or rub the eyelid margins or make any attempt to remove crusty material along the eyelashes. Removal of the crusts may result in removal of the actual pigment.
6. Baths and showers are permitted as long as the face does not become wet. Avoid swimming pools for at least two weeks. After two weeks or after the pigment scabs over (whichever comes first), you may resume all normal methods of swimming and bathing.
7. Mascara and eyeliner are not permitted for the first two weeks or until the pigment scabs over. After this time, all regular makeup can be resumed without any further complications.
8. Do not wear contact lenses during the procedure. Contact lenses may be resumed after flaking is complete.
9. For the first 24 to 48 hours, it is not unusual to experience some light sensitivity, and the use of dark sunglasses is permitted and recommended. We recommend wearing sunglasses for the first week following the procedure; sunbathing of the face is permitted only with the use of protective sunglasses.
10. Avoid tanning beds and sun exposure for two weeks or until the treatment area heals.
11. Be especially careful not to touch your eyes if you have pets, as bacteria can easily be transferred.
Semi Permanent makeup is NOT recommended for any clients who are or have:
Pregnant or Nursing
Viral infections and/or diseases
A Pacemaker or major heart problems
Had an Organ transplant
Tendency towards keloids
Skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)
Sick (cold, flu, etc.)
Had Botox in the past 2 weeks
Have upcoming vacations or special occasions planned.
Used Accutane in the past year
Allergic to anesthetic (Lidocaine)
Extremely Oily or Problematic Skin
***There are no implied or written guarantees if you do not follow the above pre and post care instructions!***
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