PERMANENT MAKEUP FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is there anything I should do before the procedure?
Any tweezing or waxing should be done at least 48 hours prior to the procedure. Do not wear contact lenses during the eyeliner procedure. If you have any history of cold sores/fever blisters/herpes/simplex, permanent makeup may stimulate a cold sore outbreak. Contact your physician to obtain the proper prescription medicine to prevent such outbreaks. Many physicians prescribe Valtrex or Zovirax. These can be taken 2 times a day, two days before micro-pigmentation and four days after or as physician prescribes.
How long is the procedure?
Your first visit will take few minutes. You will get a scratch (skin allergy) test which should be done at least 24 hours prior to any permanent makeup application. You will receive a Pre-Procedure Care form to take home. Second visit will depend on your permanent makeup application: The eyebrows procedure takes approximately 1-1 ½ hours, eyeliners 1-1 ½ hours, lip liner 1-2 hours, full lips 2-2 ½ hours.
How long will it last?
Your permanent makeup can last for several years depending on your skin type and how well you care for it. Over time the color will lighten and you may desire to have the color refreshed.
Does it hurt?
Topical anesthetic is used at no additional cost to provide you with most comfort during the procedure. After the effect of anesthetics subsides, you’ll feel sunburn like sensation in the treated area. I’ll provide you with necessary ointments for a post-procedure home care.
Is it safe?
All procedures are performed with disposable supplies and follow strict sanitation and sterilization guidelines as required by the local Health Department, Center of Disease Control (CDC) and OSHA regulations.
Is infection possible?
Even with a minor scratch infection is possible. However, there should be no major complications. You must keep the area clean and follow you after care instructions.