FAQs-Frequently Asked Questions
How Should I Prepare for My Procedure?
Before getting any procedure done, you should first be able to accomplish the result you want with make-up. If you aren’t too handy with make-up, have a friend or a make-up artist at a department store show you some new tricks. This will help give you an idea of what kind of looks you like as well as an idea of what you can expect. Eyebrows should be groomed, shaped, and filled to how you would like them permanently. Your permanent make-up artist may also be able to show you some new ideas as well.
Does it Hurt?
Getting permanent make-up applied to your face is essentially getting a tattoo on your face. So yes, it will hurt to some extent, but procedures never last more than three hours at a time. A topical anesthetic will be applied before the procedure to help reduce any pain experienced.
What Should I Look For in a Permanent Make-up Artist?
Your artist should be licensed to ensure they have completed a Blood-Borne Pathogens program and have all immunizations. Also, take a look at some of the artist’s previous work–they should have a portfolio–to make sure they possess the experience necessary to make you look your best. It’s important to make sure you and your permanent cosmetic artist see eye-to-eye when it comes to aesthetics.
The artist should also include a free touch-up at least two weeks after the procedure for any corrections, if necessary.
How Long Does it Last?
The great thing about permanent cosmetics is that it’s not really permanent at all! New pigments formulated especially to be safe to use on the face usually fade after about two years. At that time, you can pay a lower fee for re-application, and even change colors!
What Should I Expect After the Procedure?
Immediately after your procedure, the color will appear 2-3 shades darker than it will actually be once it heals. The area may be sensitive or even swollen at first. For the next couple of days, you may experience an uncomfortable burning sensation in the area. However, after just two weeks you should be fully healed! Keep in mind though that everyone has different skin, and some heal faster than others. If you usually break out from skin applications, you will want to pay close attention to the area and call your doctor if you notice anything unusual.
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