Permanent Cosmetics F.A.Q.s
How are permanent cosmetic procedures done?
Permanent cosmetic procedures are performed using a non-machine hand method derived from ancient Japanese tattooing. The process includes an initial consultation, then application of pigment with a sanitary, disposable applicator, and at least one or more follow up visits for adjusting the color or density of the pigment.
Are permanent cosmetics really permanent?
Technically, permanent cosmetic procedures are considered permanent because the color is implanted into the upper reticular part of the dermal layer of the skin and therefore cannot be washed off. However, as with any tattoo, fading can and will occur. Annual touch-ups are strongly recommended. I charge a very nominal fee for this additional procedure.
How long does each procedure take?
Each procedure lasts no more than an hour and a half. Touch-up visits are scheduled two to three weeks later. One to three touch-ups per procedure is normal. These visits are included in the initial cost and usually do not require as much time.
Is it painful?
There is very little discomfort, although sensitivity varies to each individual's pain threshold. However, extremely effective topical anesthetics are used throughout the procedure to keep you as comfortable as possible. Most people describe it as feeling like a gentile, mild plucking sensation.
What is involved in recovery?
The recovery is just about immediate. In some cases there will be slight swelling and redness of the skin, which will subside very quickly. You will resume all normal activities immediately following the procedure. This includes the ability to wear your normal cosmetics over your permanent cosmetics the very next day. You will be given post procedure instructions on how to care for your new permanent cosmetics. Normal healing is a process that can take up to two weeks. After two weeks you will see the optimal result of your procedure.
Who benefits from permanent cosmetics?
- Men as well as women.
- Busy people with little time to apply make-up.
- People with allergies to conventional make-up.
- Anyone who desires freedom and convenience from daily make-up application.
- Those physically incapable of applying make-up.
- Athletes and those with oily skin who ten to shed make-up easily.
- Burn survivors and people with flaws in their skin.
- Men and women who seek correction of asymmetry to facial features.
- Entertainers, actors, and models.
- People with visual limitations.
- People with unsteady or arthritic hands.
- Men and women who wish to look their best at all times.
Upper Eyelids: $200
Lower Eyelids: $200
Upper and Lower Eyelids: $300
Both Eyebrows: $300
Lip Liner: $400
Full Lip: $500
Beauty Marks: $30
Other Services Available:
Scar re-pigmentation, camouflage of botched permanent cosmetics procedures,
and other medical tattoo procedures.
Prices are determined at the time of personal consultation.