What is permanent makeup?
Permanent makeup (PMU) is the process by which sterile hypoallergenic cosmetic pigments are placed into the dermal layer of the skin using single-use, individual, disposable, sterile needles. PMU is not the same process as with conventional tattoos. Unlike with such tattoos, PMU pigments fade over time. That's because we use different pigments for the face, rather than carbon ink. The reason it's called “permanent” is that, even though it fades, particles remain in the skin. The areas to be treated are numbed using approved topical anesthetics to make your experience a comfortable and pleasant one.
Is it really permanent?
Yes and no. I use only the best quality products and pigments, and they will soften in color over time – typically 1-5 years. Even as PMU fades and becomes less visible, there will always be particles in the skin that remain. As with anti-aging creams, tanning beds, etc., results from permanent makeup do not last forever. It's recommended to get color boosts annually, to freshen up and maintain the natural look of your PMU.
PMU is an art, not a science. Clients' results vary, and using a pencil or powder for touch ups may still be needed. We have no control over your body's healing process; and each time you have a procedure done, there will be less retention of your pigment due to scar tissue.
What is the recovery or healing time?
This varies from person to person. With proper topical anesthetic and numbing, swelling will be very minimal and typically there is no bleeding that results from my procedures. I provide each client with ointment for aftercare along with written instructions. The treated area will begin to soften and lighten up within 3-30 days, and it's recommended you schedule your touch-up appointment anytime from 6-12 weeks following your initial appointment, then every 1-2 years for a color boost.
What is the hair stroke technique?
This is when a specialist implants pigment into the skin in hair-like strokes, giving the appearance of hair. The approach is becoming more common and popular in the industry. Keep in mind that this technique will require color boosts every 2 years to maintain your PMU's natural appearance, as the hair strokes with time will fade, blur, or look more powdered. The aging of your skin and tissue will affect the appearance of your PMU, regardless of the procedure, especially as the pigment ages. Eyebrows will eventually look more powdered, no matter what; so, this is why refreshment will always be needed.
Microblading vs Nano/ Machine brows
Your skin is like a cloth woven with collagen that protects your entire body. If I poke a hole in my shirt with a pin, it doesn’t damage the cloth. I can wear a pin or name tag everyday, all day, multiple times and at the end of the day when I take the pin out or at the end of the month after I’ve worn my name tag 30 days in a row my shirt will be 100% fine. If I take a blade, and cut a little slice in my shirt (like microblading) I’ve just ruined my shirt. It now has a gaping hole, and the only way to repair it is to sew it back together, or in the skin’s case weave it back together with collagen….thus creating a SCAR. Here’s another example, you can go get your blood drawn, and the next day you can’t even see where the poke was. People prick their fingers DAILY for YEARS for glucose testing. But if you get a cat scratch or a paper cut, that sucker is there for weeks! Not to mention the cut disrupts the integrity of the skin, thus leaving it open to infection. Hope that helps clarify the difference between microblading and machine work. Just to clarify ombre, powder, shading, microshading and nano are all done with a machine. Every other technique besides microblading is done with a machine.
Coupon and Discount Restrictions
Coupons cannot be combined with any other discount or offers. One coupon per person per visit. Must be a new service. Doesn't apply to touch ups or color boosts. Must mention the discount
at time of checkout. Can't be applied to any previous appointment.