ABOUT THE PERMANENT MAKEUP PROCEDURE
I collected a complete list of the most common questions I receive. I hope this helps you better understand the very essence of permanent makeup and learn how to prepare for the procedure and understand what awaits you after it.
Here are some Frequently Asked Questions
- Which eyebrow shape is right for me? Сan you help me make the right choice?
- What is permanent makeup?
- Is it painful?
First of all, it is worth noting that the perception of pain is individualized and subjective and depends on the physiology of the body. Your sensations from the procedure are affected by many factors, such as the type of permanent makeup procedure, the professionalism of the master, the use of anesthesia during the procedure, etc.
Permanent makeup pigments are injected into the upper layer of the skin. Therefore, the less the skin is injured, the more comfortable you will feel during and after the procedure.
In our studio, we only use high-quality anesthesia for pain relief, the effect of which is felt even by clients with a low pain threshold. The anesthesia we use is very effective and works throughout the procedure. If necessary, an additional dose of anesthetic is applied between the passages.
- How long does the procedure take?
The procedure begins with pre-draw to outline the work to be performed. Sometimes this takes 10 minutes, and sometimes this takes half an hour. Then anesthesia is applied for 10–20 minutes. The micropigmentation procedure itself (i.e., introducing pigment under the skin) takes at least an hour.
The total procedure time is 2–3 hours on average. There are two types of eyebrow cosmetic tattoo techniques in our studio: eyebrow shading and machine hair-strokes.The second method is more time-consuming since I need to create a stroke in such a way that it would imitate natural hairs. It’s like drawing strokes with a needle.Correction (touch-up) takes between 1–2 hours, depending on the amount of work.
- Are needles and other materials disposable?
Yes, they are. We only use sterile and disposable materials in our studio.
- What pigments do you use?
- Are the scabs on the eyebrows strongly visible after the procedure?
With the hair method, the scabs are almost imperceptible. They form 3–5 days after the procedure and disappear after about a week. After the shading technique, the scabs are more pronounced but do not create significant discomfort in everyday life.
- I have Powder Brows done but the color and shape of the eyebrows turned out to be a little different. What should I do?
- How long does permanent makeup last?
Lip tattoos last at least 1–3 years. In some cases, with the addition of more stable pigments, it can last up to 5 years.
Eyebrow tattoos last from 8 months to 2–3 years. It’s recommended for eyebrows made in the "hair-stroke" technique to do touch-up once a year. Eyebrows are most susceptible to color changes over time, so having timely correction is crucial— once every 1–2 years.
Eyeliner or lash enhancement can last for a very long time (if made with the black color).
- What happens if you wet your eyebrows during the healing period?
The pigment may disappear completely if water enters the treated area when the peeling has not yet stopped. Therefore, we ask you to carefully consider the recommendations of the master.
- Why is correction done only after 1–2 months?
That is how much time the complete process of tissue regeneration takes. Premature correction will result in the rejection of most of the pigment.
- Can I get permanent makeup while pregnant?
The main concern with getting permanent makeup done during pregnancy is the risk of contracting an infection, such as Hepatitis B and HIV. Although the risk is small, it is recommended that you wait to get it until after your baby is born.
- If I have had a lip filler injection already, am I still a candidate Lip Blush?
A minimum of 2 month post-filler is required before your Lip Blush appointment. It is recommended that you have the permanent lip enhancement first and then the lip filler injection once lips are healed.
- How will my lips look immediately after?
Your lips will look swollen and slightly larger than normal and look as though you may have had a slight lip filler injection. The pigment and lip color will look darker initially, like a lipstick. The size of your lips will shrink back to normal and the color will significantly fade up to 50% within the first 4 days. Right after the procedure lips normally feel dry, chapped, tight and tender to the touch.
- How long is the lip healing process?
Scabbing may make the lips feel thick. Lip pigment color may fade up to 50% after the first few days. While healing your lip color will look spotty. This is due to oxidation of the pigment and the regeneration of the skin. Multiple sessions may be required to achieve the desired lip results. The whole procedure is a two-step process. You should schedule your touch up 6-8 weeks after the initial procedure. It is necessary in order to achieve that richness of color, achieve symmetry, and density in the shape.
- How do I prepare for the lip procedure?
As a necessary precaution, we require ALL of our Lip Blush clients to take an anti-viral medication for a total of 5 days (2 days prior to procedure, 1 day-of, and 2 days post-procedure). Examples of antiviral medications: Zovirax or Valtrex. There are absolutely NO exceptions to this rule!