Frequently Asked Questions
Is It Painful?
Most people experience some sensation or minor discomfort. This will vary according to each individual’s pain threshold. There are different methods available to help prevent pain as much as possible. We use various topical anesthetics that are specifically developed for our industry. Your permanent cosmetic professional will discuss what numbing agents will work best for you.
Is It Safe?
If proper sterilization and disinfection guidelines are met, permanent cosmetics should be completely safe. Professionals in the permanent cosmetic industry routinely attend Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) classes to become well versed on safety principals. These guidelines include, but are not limited to the following: IMPORTANT Things To Look For:
All Needles should be new and sterile for each client. Unopened new and sterile needles should be opened in your presence.
Disposable sterilized one-time use machine parts should be purchased by the artist, and disposed of in a sharps container immediately after the procedure has been completed.
Personal protection equipment such as disposable one-time use aprons and gloves should be new for each client and changed during the procedure when needed.
The technician should be clean and neat.
Disposable one-time use chair/bed covering should be new for each client.
How Long Does It Last?
Permanent makeup is designed to fade over time but is still considered a tattoo. Factors based on each individual greatly affect the longevity of tattoo. Skin type, medications, products, sun exposure, metabolism and lifestyle are just a few examples. Following the aftercare instructions is critical in the healing process and the overall results. Touch-ups are also normal as pigments can be brightened, and shape altered.
Who Is A Good Candidate?
Unfortunately, permanent makeup is not ideal for everyone. In order to achieve the best results for each of my clients, the following list are factors that may disqualify you from being a candidate.
1. If you have received Botox or Dysport within 14 days of your appointment
2. Pregnant of Breastfeeding
3. Are currently on Accutane or have been on it within the last 12 months
4. Undergoing Chemotherapy or Radiation
5. Please let us know if you are taking any blood thinners as we can make accommodations
6. Must be 18 years or older