What is permanent makeup?
Permanent makeup is specialized cosmetic tattooing. Some of the techniques are referred to as micro-pigmentation, micro-pigment implantation and dermagraphics. The makeup is applied by depositing coloured pigment into the dermis of the skin. It is long-lasting and will fade with UV exposure and natural skin exfoliation. The beauty of permanent makeup is that it allows you to look your best, 24/7.
Who can benefit from permanent makeup?
As long as you meet the minimum age requirements and are relatively healthy, almost anyone can. I have worked with clients young and old, helping them achieve facial enhancement through permanent makeup. It’s perfect if you can’t wear traditional cosmetics due to sensitivities or certain allergies, and it’s also ideal if you lead a busy outdoor life. No need to worry about your makeup running or “sweating off”!
Will I really look like myself, only better?
Absolutely. The focus of my design is natural-looking makeup that looks elegant yet feminine. Your permanent makeup will be tailored to blend into your unique skin tone and hair colour, while complimenting and enhancing your natural features so you look fresher, younger and more polished.
Is it safe?
Safety and cleanliness are our top priority and our environment and commitment reflect these values. As well, all needles are sterile and full disposed after each use.
Is it painful?
You may think getting permanent makeup applied will be as painful as a traditional tattoo, but it is not. Because I use high-quality topical anesthetics, most people report nothing more than a “scratching” sensation that is tolerable. People with sensitive skin may experience more sensation, but again, the sensation is tolerable.
I am unsure of the right design and colour. Do I need to book a consultation before an appointment?
No, it is not necessary. During your appointment, I will listen carefully to your goals and to recommend shapes and colours along with a mock-up of the proposed design, this way you can choose your best look and be reassured of the outcome. Also, I will be seeing you for a follow-up appointment in the following months so you may “fine-tune” your design and make adjustments to shape and colour. The end result will be shape that allows you to feel most comfortable and look your best.
Can I have a consultation and procedure the same day?
Yes, you can. The majority of appointments are booked this way as they allow for adequate consultation time to discuss color, shape and design. Once your goal is determined and you feel confident and comfortable with the design, I will proceed to apply the permanent makeup. Each procedure takes approximately one hour.
What will I look like after the procedure? What activities do I need to aviod?
Your permanent makeup will look darker and more defined for the first 4-6 days. There is no puffiness or redness for the eyebrows; two days of puffiness for the eyes and lips. Basically, your makeup appearance will be bolder. It is a good idea to “lay low” during this time and reduce social events. After one week, the intensity will soften 30%-40% and natural.
How quickly can I go back to work after the procedure?
If you feel comfortable, very quickly. The most noticeable day is the next day. Eyebrow procedures produce no swelling or bruising but there will be puffiness of 2-3 days following the eyeliner procedure which normally subsides within a couple of days. Please note; your permanent makeup will look darker than usual during the first week and is completely normal.
Do I have to avoid any activities after my procedure?
You will need to avoid swimming and suntanning for at least one week after any procedure. You may shower and wash your face as normal during this time, but take care to reduce water exposure and avoid scrubbing the permanent makeup area until it has fully healed.
How do I prepare my skin for permanent makeup?
For the best results, please ensure that the specific area (eyebrows,eyes) is healthy, moisturized, and free from blemishes prior to your procedure. If the skin area is damaged or “open” it may be best to wait for it to heal firstly.
How long does permanent makeup last?
Permanent makeup is incredibly long lasting, but it will fade slowly over time. The rule of thumb is the darker the color, the longer it lasts. To keep your makeup looking pristine, you should have it refreshed every couple of years.
I already have permanent eyebrows I don’t like. Can you help?
Yes, I can. However if your eyebrows are grey, black or extremely dark, I strictly recommend having them removed by laser beforehand. This will give me a suitable base to work from. If your eyebrows are faded or light, I can usually work with them in an effort to “camouflage” the previous design. However, you’ll need to book a consultation to see how I can help you. Please note; in some cases- the existing permanent eyebrows can negate the effect of the Feathering Technique ©. However, as your permanent eyebrows fade with time, I can build up the effect for you. This will normally take around 1 or 2 extra appointments.