What is permanent makeup? - Permanent makeup, also known as micropigmentation, and cosmetic tattooing is a revolutionary cosmetic technique which involves permanent pigmentation of the dermis. It’s achieved by inserting coloured natural pigments into the dermal layer of the skin. It produces articulate designs that resemble makeup.
Permanent make up treatments are performed using a digital machine that implants hypoallergenic pharmaceutical grade pigments into the top layer of the skin. A traditional tattoo goes much deeper and uses different pigments - tattoo ink is unsuitable for the sensitive skin of the facial features.
Permanent make up pigments are made from mineral and organic material and are designed to fade over time, lasting between 12-18 months after which you can top up your permanent make up with a maintenance treatment called a colour boost to refresh colour, shape and definition.
|HOW IMPORTANT IS PERMANENT MAKEUP ‘’TOUCH UP’’ PROCEDURE?|
What is a touch-up appointment?
During the first round of permanent makeup ink, the treated area(s) will become saturated with deep color causing these areas to swell and the tissue to reject further pigment. Over time, those areas will start to show less color, and a second appointment will be needed to fill them in. It is best to wait 4 to 8 weeks for complete tissue healing and color stabilization to make this first touch up appointment. Once the desired results are achieved, the client can keep the color looking fresh with a touch up visit every few years.
Why get touch ups?
Permanent makeup changes over time for several reasons. Fading can occur due to sun exposure, tanning, skin care products/makeup remover, and your skin’s natural exfoliation process. Exposure to these elements oxidizes the color, which can make a brown turn pink and a black turn blue. For these reasons it’s important to come in for a touch up appointment every few years.
AHAs (lactic, glycol citric, retinoid and tartaric acids) or any OTC (over the counter) creams and lotions for tone correcting, anti-aging and exfoliating can fade and discolor your permanent makeup.
Flu or Cold: Please stay home and reschedule your appointment if you have a cold, flu or sinus/respiratory infection.
Coumadin: Amount of bleeding and response to topical epinephrine will determine coverage per application. If excessive bleeding occurs, extra appointments/applications may be necessary for desired outcome or procedure may not be effective.
Juvederm or other "fillers": Get permanent makeup first or ask your juvederm tech for clearance.
Shingles: If you have shingles on your face, wait several months for it to clear before permanent makeup.
Eyelift or blepharoplasty: Wait about 3 months.