WHAT IS PERMANENT MAKEUP?
Permanent Makeup is also called Micropigmentation. It is a specialized method of implantation of hypo-allergenic pigments into the upper reticular layer of the dermis.
Jessie uses a Nouveau Contour implantation instrument, which is a state-of-the-art digital device from Germany. She selects pigments which are of the highest quality and are “gamma sterilized.” The pigments are not the same as tattoo ink which is essentially dye. Single-use pre-sterilized needles and barrier film is used to prevent cross contamination.
Micropigmentation can look very natural, enhancing your features and taking years off your age. Many clients remark “the procedure is like an inexpensive face lift” in that they get a big bang for the buck. T
here are also para-medical applications for micropigmentation, such as post-mastectomy areola repigmentation, as well as camouflaging scars and bald areas on the scalp. Clients dealing with trichotillimania, and alopecia are thrilled with the recreation of eye brows and eye liner, which can restore self-esteem.
It is artwork, and your face is the canvas! It is of vital importance to select a technician with a proven track record of doing superior work. The best candidate for this work is in fact not a medical professional but an artist!
It all starts with a consultation.
IMAGINE THE POSSIBILITIES!
- Play Tennis
- Do Yoga
- Go throughout your busy day without your make-up smudging!
- Busy moms enjoy the time-saving benefit of having permanent cosmetics.
- Also, hair transplant scars and thinning hair on the scalp can be camouflaged, giving the freedom of not wearing a cap and allowing men the ability to cut their hair short.
WHAT WILL MY NEW PERMANENT MAKEUP LOOK LIKE?
Initially the pigment in the brows will look dark for several days. Once the skin begins to heal it will lighten and soften up to 50 percent after the first session, 20-30 percent after touch up session.
Eyeliner will initially look very dark even though you may select a light color. The color will start to lighten in several days. As your body goes through the healing process, tiny scabs will form where the pigment was applied. This is what makes the pigment appear dark. As the layers of skin start to slough off, they cover the pigment so that it may appear that the color is faded or gone. After those layers completely slough off, the underlying pigment can be seen.
CAN I KEEP MY OWN BROW HAIR?
Once you and Jessie have decided on the best brow shape, any hair within that shape can stay and will only make the work look more natural. Any hair outside the shape can be waxed or tweezed just as you would normally do with your normal brow maintenance.
IS PERMANENT MAKEUP REALLY PERMANENT?
The cosmetics implantation technique deposits color pigment into the upper reticular layer of the skin and is considered permanent because it cannot be washed off. Unlike traditional tattoos performed on the body,
permanent cosmetics professionals do not use traditional tattoo ink (dye). Permanent cosmetics pigment is more delicate and designed to work with the skin’s undertones and to mimic hair. Every person’s skin is different in regarding pigment retention. Factors which effect longevity of permanent cosmetics are: color selected, age, thickness of skin, scarring of skin, use of skin care products, injectables, laser treatments, medication and sun exposure. You will need periodic refreshing of color, depending on how light the shade of implanted pigment, as well as factors mentioned above.
A general Color Retention guideline is:
Blondes and light taupe shades may need refreshed every 10 to 12 months
Mid-tone browns may need a yearly touch-up
Dark browns and blacks may need a touch-up every 12 to 24 months
EYEBROW BEFORE CARE
- Do not work out the day of the procedure.
- Do not tan or have sunburned face.
- Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Ibuprofen 24 hours before procedure.
- No alcohol or caffeine on the day of the procedure.
- No waxing or tinting 3 days before.
- Please note that you will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.
- NO water, cleansers, creams, makeup or any other products on treated area for 10 days.
- 4-5 hours after the procedure, clean the area with sterile water and a cotton pad, gauze or q-tip and allow to air dry.
- DO NOT rub, pick or scratch the treated area. Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate off. Picking can cause scarring.
- Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 3-4 weeks after procedure.
- Avoid heavy sweating for the first 10 days.
- NO facials, botox, chemical treatments and microdermabrasion for 4 weeks.
- Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days.
Please note: Eyebrows will appear darker and bolder due to natural scabbing and healing for the first 10 days. This is very common for all permanent cosmetic procedures.
PERMANENT MAKEUP IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR ANY CLIENTS
WHO ARE OR HAVE:
- Pregnant or nursing
- Undergoing Chemotherapy (consult your doctor)
- Viral infections and/or diseases
- A Pacemaker or major heart problems
- Had an Organ transplant
- Skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)
- Sick (cold, flu, etc.)
- Had Botox in the past 2 months
- Used Accutane in the past year