Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is Permanent Makeup?

Permanent makeup, also known as   Micropigmentation is the art and science of depositing tiny individual implants of pigment into the upper layers of the skin to mimic conventional makeup for beautiful, long-lasting results.

Is it safe?

Cosmetic tattooing is very safe when Health and Safety guidelines are adhered to, including the use of disposable, single-use needles and with the proper sterilization and disinfection protocols.

Who can be a candidate for micro-pigmentation?

  • Anyone who wants to be free from the daily application of cosmetics.
  • Anyone who wears glasses, contact lenses or has poor vision and struggles to put makeup on.
  • Anyone with allergies to conventional makeup, arthritis sufferers.
  • People who lost their hair due to chemotherapy or people with alopecia.

Does it hurt?

It depends on the individual. My clients report pain level from zero to mild.
The topical anesthetic is used to minimize discomfort and some clients even take a nap during the procedure

How long does it take?

The initial procedure is usually about 2.5 hours or less, depending on the service.!
The touch up that must be done in 4-6 weeks after the initial procedure takes about one hour.

What is the healing process?

Immediately after the procedure, the color will appear darker and more intense but will lighten approximately 35-40% during the healing process. Mild redness or swelling may occur the day of the procedure or for the first couple of days.
The healing process is very smooth and gentle if you follow the artist's guidelines and recommendations.

Can I get permanent makeup if pregnant/nursing?

Unfortunately NOT!
Women who are pregnant or nursing are advised to wait to have procedures done. There are more risks with the mothers' immune system being low during pregnancy and nursing, and the risk of infection is higher. Also, the anesthetics that I use during the procedure can pass to the child.
The safety of my clients is one of my main priorities.

What medical conditions require a medical clearance form before any permanent makeup procedure?

To ensure your safety I require a Doctors release form if you have any of the following:

  • Heart valves, stents, pacemakers, rheumatic fever.
  • Organ transplants.
  • Joint replacements.
  • Insulin dépendent diabetics.
  • Fever blister history ( pre-medication for lips procedure).
  • Shingles.
  • Seizures.
  • Blood thinners, steroids.
  • Eye Diseases.
  • Lupus/Autoimmune Disease.
  • Blepharitis.