Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is permanent makeup?

Permanent makeup is a cosmetic technique which employs tattoos (permanent pigmentation of the dermis) as a means of producing designs that resemble makeup, such as eyelining and other permanent enhancing colors to the skin of the face, lips, and eyelids.

2. Is it painful?

I use one of the best topical anesthetics before the procedure even begins. The anesthetics have been developed specifically for the Permanent Make-Up and Tattoo industries. Some of you will experience some pain. It is usually very minimal and occurs at the beginning of a procedure when your skin might simply need the secondary application of topical anesthetic that is applied to open skin. Some of you numb very quickly and easily initially but experience sensitivity toward the end of the procedure as the topical wears off. However, most people find that it was far less painful than they thought it would be.

3. How long will the permanent make-up last?

Permanent makeup will generally last between 2-6 years however depending on each individual's skin and their lifestyle this may vary. Once the pigment has faded, the color can be refreshed for a 'new look'! The cost of this is much less than the original procedure and usually requires only one sitting.

4. How long is the procedure?

May vary on the size and color desired. Between the consultation, pre/post care instructions, and shaping of the tattoo the procedure should only take up to 1.5-2 hours depending on the treatment.

5. What are the post procedures, how long is the healing process?

Please click here for all information on post care instructions.

6. What if I do not like it?

Remember, although the procedures are considered permanent, these procedures do have flexibility in changing color and shape. Colors will appear darker immediately following the procedure but will soften and lighten during the healing process. Based on the way you currently wear your makeup, we will work to create your desired look. Any necessary additions or changes can be done on your follow-up visit.