Everyone’s pain threshold is different! Most of the clients don’t feel anything until the anesthetic wears off and it is reapplied again. Permanently You uses the best anesthetics for the client’s comfort. Many describe the discomfort that they are feeling as a tickle, scratch or winded feeling. Some clients might even fall asleep during the procedure. Discomfort varies for each procedure whether its eyebrows, eyeliner or lips
Permanent makeup procedure can go anywhere from 2-3 hours. It includes a brief consultation, taking photos prior to a procedure, after drawing and post procedure, drawing, the procedure itself. We work with our client to make sure he/she is satisfied with the drawing and the pigment that we will be choosing for the procedure. Permanently You wants the clients to be happy with the final results!
It really depends on many factors; the skill of the artist, the healing process after the procedure, what facial treatments the client is receiving. If all is well then the client can have permanent makeup for a good few years before it starts fading. For eyebrows, we will recommend for the client to receive a touch up around 2-year mark, eyeliner and lips from anywhere 2 to 5-year mark.
Microblading is a semi-permanent procedure that is performed with a blade that creates superficial incisions in your upper layer of the skin where the pigment enters. This procedure should last 1-3 years but many times about a year.
Permanent Makeup (Cosmetic Tattooing) is performed with a Digital Permanent Makeup machine that uses a fine sterile needle that is up to Medical-grade standard. A needle creates microscopic punctures while depositing the pigment inside the basal layer of the skin. This procedure will last 3- 5 years before you will need to refresh the colour.
Microblading is not for everyone and not for every skin type! If you want the pigment to last longer than microblading is not for you. Also, because of the incisions made by a blade, it can leave your skin with many scars that are hard to get rid of. For many, the pigment can heal in a cooler tone, which is not ideal if you have a warmer complexion and wanted the brows to have a brown tint instead of grey.
It is suggested for Permanent Makeup to be done prior Botox as you wouldn’t want to have raised brows with arches pulled in the wrong direction.
At the beginning of the procedure as a first step anesthetic we use topical anesthetic Zensa and for the second step anesthetic we use Tag #45. Both of these anesthetics don’t affect the colours of the pigments while providing the temporary relief that our client needs during the procedure.
Some people might think there is nothing to it but really you need to be in an overall good health as well as mentally ready for such a cosmetic change in your life. Permanent Makeup comes with some sacrifices before and during the healing stage but in the end, it’s worth it.
You might see a bit of redness, swelling which is completely normal after a permanent makeup procedure. You might feel tight and tender in certain areas of where you had the procedure. Try to avoid anything that might cause more discomfort during your healing. You will receive an aftercare instructions with an ointment to help you during the healing process. Scabs will develop on day 2/3 and you should continue to care for them and not interfere with the natural course of healing. For best healing results DO NOT pick at your scabs or you might alter the pigment; making it uneven.
After your procedure you will be given the aftercare instructions with you as well as A&D ointment to aid in the healing process at home. Before leaving our spa we apply a topical antibiotic to jump-start the healing and make sure to go over the aftercare instructions together!
The whole healing process takes 4 to 6 weeks and towards the end, you should be able to see how the pigment stays in the skin.
If correction or more colour is needed than follow up appointment is highly recommended to our clients!
Not everyone requires a touch-up right after the first procedure. Many won’t need one until a few years later once the pigment will start fading. If the procedure was a correction of a poor permanent makeup done by another business, than the client most likely will require a touch-up. Also, if after 1 month you feel you want darker pigment or make any slight changes to what has already been done, this is the best time to do a touch-up. Make sure you take good care of yourself; your diet and your health play an important role in how quick and well you heal after the procedure.
Permanently You uses the best line of pigments on the market which have been tested and approved by dermatologists. These pigments that come in a variety of shades and colours are safe, hypoallergenic, don’t change colour and fade gradually over time. Pigments were made specifically for eyebrows, lips, and eyeliner. All colours have been through testing many times throughout the years!
No complete tattoo removal is guaranteed but the older the tattoo, the easier it is to remove. One of the most effective and safest ways to do so is by a laser removal. The high-intensity light beam targets tattoo’s pigment by breaking down the colour, removing it in the process. Every person is different but for best results, you will need a few sessions that can be done every 4 to 6 weeks!
Another method is by cryosurgery where the pigment of your tattoo is being exposed to very cold temperature by being sprayed with a freezing agent (liquid nitrogen).
For this treatment, topical anesthetic is applied. Afterwards, dermabrasion is performed to help remove the top layer of the skin. This method is not the safest or effective as it can damage the skin and lead to scars. There are many home remedies that are out there but consider seeing an expert before causing any damage to your skin.
Yes, some scars can be covered but they must be smooth, flat and not a recent injury. A permanent makeup artist will need to blend some pigments to recreate the tone of the skin in order to cover the scar. Might need a few sessions for the best result!
No I would not suggest to shave your eyebrows for the procedure. In fact, it is nice to have some hair for some point reference when picking out a colour for the pigment or even creating a new shape for your brows.
Permanent makeup is a cosmetic procedure that is not covered by insurance because it is not necessary for life but more of a desire to look a certain way.