Faqs About Permanent Make-Up
YES! While the consultation is FREE, an appointment must be set to ensure that the technician thoroughly explains the process and gathers necessary client history in order to quote a price for the procedure. When time allows the procedure may be performed the same day as the consultation if all expectations have been met. Call to schedule a FREE consultation today!
The colors of your permanent make-up will slowly fade over time. You will still have color as the pigment will always be there, only softer. I strongly recommend using a sun block of at least 30 SPF on the areas you have pigmented. The advantage to the slow fading is that as you age you may want the color to be softer than what you had a few years back. If desired, you can come in for a maintenance color enhancement.
Allergic reactions to permanent make-up are extremely rare. We can do a patch test for allergies prior to scheduling a procedure. If you have a history of fever blisters, cold sores, or mouth ulcers, you must get a prescription of anti-viral medication such as Valtrex prescribed by a doctor prior to a permanent lip make-up procedure. This helps eliminate a virus outbreak from occurring. My services are in complete accordance with all Occupational Safety & Health Association standards.
On average, each permanent cosmetics procedure may take 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours, depending on the procedure. Touch-up make-up procedures are usually done in half the time.
Yes, customers have told us that the permanent make-up treatment is relatively painless. We have 7 different topical anesthetics to apply to the skin being pigmented prior to and during the procedure for the greatest patient comfort. Some people feel the sensation of eyebrows being tweezed and others feel absolutely nothing. Our Spruce Grove, Alberta clinic is hygienic and safe, you will be in a private room in our warm and cozy spa room, free from other contaminants.
Technically, they are considered permanent because the pigment cannot be washed off. However, fading can and does occur and could require a periodic color re-enhancement anywhere from 1 to 10 years. A variety of factors influence the longevity of Permanent Cosmetics. Ultra-violet exposure from sun or tanning booths, various drugs and excessively dry skin are all factors that may affect all permanent cosmetics. Alpha- hydroxy, Retin-A, and glycolic acid must be kept away from treated areas. These substances slough away top layers of the skin and eventually the layer of skin that the pigment has been implanted into. I recommend sun block on eyebrows, sunglasses for eyeliner, and SPF on lips to greatly prolong the effective life of these procedures.
The Traditional Tattoo or coil Machines are the most powerful, the needles perform a reciprocal movement, much like that of a sewing machine and they put in the greatest amount of pigment per second but because of this power, they also have the greatest potential for causing problems. With rotary or digital machines, the needles perform a forward and backward motion with a buzzing noise. The method I use is The SofTap® hand method which is a gentle flick on top of the skin which is definitely the gentlest and virtually painless method There is no loud or buzzing noises, no moving parts that need to be tuned, adjusted or break down and there is no worry about sterilization, everything is single use only and disposed of safely.
Yes, the result is like a tattoo but there are 5 different methods of application. There is the traditional tattoo coil machine, digital machine, rotary machine Mircroblade and the Softap hand method. I use the SofTap® hand method which is the gentlest way to implant permanent color into the skin. The single use, disposable hand stylus tips are designed to provide maximum comfort, fast healing, complete control, and most important of all, the most natural look ever.