What Is Permanent Makeup?
Permanent makeup is the application of pigment into the dermal layer of the skin. Whether it be eyeliner, eyebrows -powder or microbladed, or lips, to name a few of the more common procedures. Historical records show it’s a technique that has been in practice since the time of the Egyptians. In the early 1900’s ones started using a form of permanent makeup to give ones the look of natural rosy cheeks. Fast forward and it has seen a rise in popularity due to the convenience and who is doing it. The pigments are not your traditional tattoo ink. These are pigments made for application on the face.
Who Would Benefit From Permanent Makeup?
Honestly everyone would. Here are some of the ones that can benefit the most
- Allergy Sufferers
- Makeup difficult to apply – eyesight or unsteady hand
- Active lifestyle-
- Reapplies makeup all day long
- Wants to save time
- Save $$
- Natural beauty enhanced
- Tired of smudged, smeared makeup
Who Is Permanent Makeup NOT Suited For?
- Ones undergoing Chemotherapy
- Organ Transplant
- Botox in the past 2 weeks
- Accutane in the past year
- Heart conditions, uncontrolled high blood pressure
- Viral infections or diseases
- Pregnant or nursing
- History of keloids or Hypertrophic scarring
Any illness, treatment or medication that compromises the immune system or healing, IS NOT a good candidate for permanent makeup. A letter from your physician may be requested before any procedure to ensure the safety of the client. Ones not willing to supply a letter from their doctors will not have any services performed by Michel with Gilded Beauty.
Permanent makeup is that- its permanent. Yes, it will need to be touched up to boost the color, but this is a decision that needs to be made knowing this is a commitment. There is no guarantee of outcome for services rendered. Michel with Gilded Beauty strives to make every outcome positive for the client.
How Long Does Permanent Makeup Last?
Each client varies in the texture and type of skin they have as well as what they do in their life. Typically, it can last for many years. Microblading often needs a touch up 12-18 months or sooner depending upon the person. Several factors affect the duration of your permanent cosmetic, such as – sun exposure, topical products that are used, medications and your body chemistry. The expectation is that two appointments are needed to achieve the results. Touchups /boost in pigment color, are needed as the color lightens over time.
Can I Get an MRI?
In majority of clients having an MRI, there is no adverse reaction. However, it is the clients responsibility to inform the MRI technician of any and all permanent makeup. Please look at the following link for additional information. https://www.spcp.org/thinking-of-getting-a-cosmetic-tattoo/permanent-makeup-faq/
Will It Hurt?
Pain varies from person to person. Most say there is some discomfort. Michel uses a variety of topical anesthetics appropriate for the area undergoing the procedure. No injected anesthetic are used for the eyebrow or eyeliner procedures. If a person feels nothing at all, the technician may work too deeply causing tissue trauma, increases swelling and healing time. Hence the use of topical anesthetics leaves most people very comfortable thru their procedures.
How Long Does It Take?
The average procedure takes between 2-3 hours. The touchup after initial procedure is around same length of time.
When Can I Go Back to Work?
Many people have no issues returning to work following their procedure(s), some returning the same day. Depends on type of work, the client and circumstances which may vary.
How Do I Prepare for My Appointment?
These are recommended suggestions:
No waxing or tinting 3 days before a procedure
No alcohol 2 days before the appointment
No Aspirin, ibuprofen, fish oil – 24 hours before the procedure
On the day of your appointment avoid caffeine and exercising
Wash your hair in the morning or before the procedure the day of
If you’re a contact wearer and having eyeliner, please bring glasses to wear after- contacts will be removed prior to procedure
Eyelash tinting should be done 48 hours before then not resumed for two weeks after
Schedule your appointment when you won’t be on your menstrual cycle, you may be more sensitive than usual
If you are prone to cold sores and having a lip procedure please let the technician know at least a week in advance
What Do I Need to Expect Afterwards?
There is some swelling with the eyelids and lips. No need for a driver as no sedative is given in relation to the procedures. If a person takes blood thinners bruising is more likely to happen, each person differs. If there is any bruising, it will subside after a few days, same in the case of swelling. After care treatment and instructions are provided. Failure to follow the aftercare instructions for permanent makeup procedures may result in discoloration, loss of pigment, or infection. It is up to you the client to follow those instructions.