Who is a good candidate for Permanent Makeup?

What Is Permanent Makeup?

Permanent makeup is the application of pigment into the dermal layer of the skin. Some of the most common procedures include permanent eyeliner, permanent eyebrows, or lips.

Historical records show it’s a technique that has been in practice since the time of the Egyptians.  The early 1900’s saw the use of permanent makeup to give the look of natural rosy cheeks.

Fast forward and it has seen a rise in popularity due to the convenience and celebrities.  The pigments are not your traditional tattoo ink.  These are pigments made for application on the face and are organic.

Who Would Benefit From Permanent Makeup? or
Who is a good candidate for 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

Permanent Makeup NOT Suited for the following conditions:

  • Sick-cold, flu or fever
  • Blood thinners (require personal physician’s approval)
  • Ones undergoing Chemotherapy
  • Organ Transplant
  • Botox in the past 2 weeks
  • Accutane in the past year
  • Heart conditions, uncontrolled high blood pressure, or pacemaker
  • Viral infections or diseases
  • Pregnant or nursing
  • History of keloids or Hypertrophic scarring
  • Skin irritations or psoriasis near treated area

 Any illness, treatment or medication that compromises the immune system or healing, ARE NOT acceptable for permanent makeup. We reserve the right to request a letter from your physician 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 — it is 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 little 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.

Why?  If a person feels no pain, the technician may work too deeply causing tissue trauma, increased swelling and healing time. Hence the use of topical anesthetics leaves most people very comfortable during their procedures.

How Long Does It Take?

The average procedure takes between 2-2 1/2 hours.  The touchup after initial procedure takes less time.

How Do I Prepare for My Appointment?

These are recommended suggestions:

No Makeup

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.  Contacts will be removed prior to procedure

Eyelash tinting should be preformed 48 hours before any eye service and should not be 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

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