What is Permanent Makeup?
Permanent makeup, also known as cosmetic tattooing, is a revolutionary method of applying natural pigments into the upper dermal layer of skin. This state-of-the-art technique is medically proven and specifically designed to be completely safe. Permanent makeup is used for a variety of cosmetic enhancements
such as eyebrows, eye liner, lip liner, full lip and beauty spot. The pigment in the
skin can last 3-5 years, depending on the color used, the individual skin type and
lifestyle. The color immediately after the treatment will be darker, brighter than
you desired color as usually you lose 30% of eyebrow and eye line color and 50%
of lip color during the healing process.
The consultation process
Prior to the enhancement procedure you will receive a comprehensive consultation during
which you will have the opportunity to discuss the results you wish to achieve and how
permanent make-up can enhance your appearance.
If there is a specific look that you particularly like, you should bring with you magazine pictures indicating that look, as this will help you communicate your preferences to us. We will identify the micro-pigmentation shades that work with your hair, skin and eye color. We also analyze your facial shape and features to determine the most complimentary look for your individual requirements.
Permanent Makeup FAQ's
Q. Is the procedure uncomfortable?
In most cases discomfort is during the permanent makeup process is minimal. Procedures at LashAddict Permanent Makeup and Lash Boutique are performed with the most effective topical anesthetics providing near total numbing of the area to minimize any discomfort you may feel. All machine attachments are disposable and treatments are performed under sterile conditions, with every precaution taken for the client and myself.
Q. Do I have a choice of color? What color or shape should I chose?
Definitely! LashAddict offers a wide spectrum of colors that you may choose from as well as customizing colors that ou desire. Our trained therapist will assist you in deciding the colors and shapes that suit your face.
Q. Do I have a choice in the placement of pigments?
You have choices! There is an array of beautiful colors to choose from. Colors are custom blended then the shape and shading are designed to enhance your unique features.
Q. How long will the procedure take?
Depending on the area of application, the procedure will take from 1 - 2 1/2 hours. Four to six weeks later a follow-up or touch-up session should take approximately an hour. Most people require at least one follow-up session.
Q. What is involved in recovery?
Expect slight swelling and redness. Usually the swelling subsides within 48 hours. Initially, your permanent make-up will appear darker, brighter and thicker than you desired color, complete healing takes four to six weeks while the pigmentation matures and reaches its final color. LashAddict is available for any questions or concerns you may have during your healing process and are always just a phone call away.
Q. What is the Pigment Color?
The pigment used contains Iron Oxide, Alcohol, Distilled Water and Glycerin which is nontoxic. The iron oxide minimizes the risk of color migration and allergic reactions. The pigment lotions are specifically manufactured for implantation into the human skin.
Q. What Does It Look Like On The Skin?
Once your Permanent Makeup is complete it looks as if you applied a pencil; a little softer and more muted. The color immediately after the treatment will be stronger, brighter and possibly darker than you desired color. In most cases you lose approximately 20-40% of intense color during the healing process within 4 -14 days, excluding full lip color which you can lose up to 50% after the healing process, again that depends on the color used, type of skin and if you have followed the Home Care instructions.
Q. How long will my Permanent Makeup last?
Your Permanent Makeup can last for several years depending on your skin type and how well you care for it. Over time the color will lighten and you may desire to have the color refreshed.
Softer neutral enhancements tend to fade faster normally requiring a color boost every 12 months to maintain their fresh appearance.