What is permanent cosmetics?
Also known as permanent makeup or micropigmentation, it is the Art and Science of implanting color into your skin. Specialized instruments allow your micropigmenation professional to place the right color in the right place so you can look better naturally.
Reasons for Micropigmentation
- Sensitive Skin or Allergies
- Glasses or Contacts
- Scar Camouflage
- Difficulty Applying Makeup
- Smearing or Disappearing Makeup
- Prefer a Natural or “No Makeup” Look
- Thinning Brows from Over-tweezing
- Active Outdoor Lifestyle
- Arthritis or Painful Hands
- Hair Loss from Chemotherapy, Accidents, Burns or Surgery
- Areola Pigmentation
- Cleft Lip
- Improved Self Confidence
How long will it last?
The color in the skin is considered permanent, much like a tattoo, however it will fade over time. The darker the color, the longer it will stay unchanged in your skin. Natural, more delicate colors are often more vulnerable to the effects of sun, swimming and breakdown by the body’s natural response. As you become accustomed to your new makeup it’s not uncommon to want more. These are reasons you may choose to have touch ups over the years.
Does it hurt?
Topical anesthetics have been developed especially for permanent cosmetic procedures. These creams and gels are applied to the area before and during the procedure to assure that you have the most comfortable experience possible. In some areas, as in the example of scarring, there is little to no sensation.
What will it look like?
Permanent Cosmetics can be very natural looking as in cases where you wight want your lashes to look thicker or to fill in areas of the brows where there is hair missing. The effects can also be more dramatic by creating a beautifully shaped brow to frame the eye when no hair exists naturally. Eyeliner can also dramatically change the look of your eyes if lashes are very sparse or when you are not wearing makeup.
During the procedure the pigment is placed through the top layers of skin (epidermis) into the dermal layer of skin. When the procedure is completed the color may look quite heavily applied and appear darker than the final result. This is because the top layer of the skin (epidermis) naturally sheds and renews itself on a regular basis. As this happens, the pigment that is placed in the lower(dermal) layer is seen through this new layer of skin making it look softer and more natural.
What is the process like?
The initial consultation includes paperwork, questions, pictures, and will determine the shape and color for your look. The day of the procedure your numbing agent will be applied and we will review what is to be done. After the procedure photos will be taken and aftercare will be reviewed.
What else do I need to know?
Because this is a cosmetic invasive procedure there are risks, as will as benefits. You will be informed of the details for your specific procedure. The procedure requires communication and cooperation. You are an important part of the team. Your compliance with pre-procedure and after care requirements will determine the success of your procedure.
Full Eyebrow procedure………..$400.00
Full Eyliner (top and bottom)…$400.00
Top Eyeliner only…………………..$300.00
Bottom Eyeliner only……………..$200.00
These prices include a touch up visit to be completed 4-6 weeks after initial procedure.
Touch ups, color corrections, areola pigmentation, scar camouflage and other services will be quoted on an individual basis.