Frequently Asked Questions

WHT IS THE PERMANENT MAKEUP?

Permanent makeup (also known as Micro Pigmentation) consists of implanting natural pigments under the superficial layers of the skin by means of a small, sterile micro-needle, to create lasting cosmetic definition of the lips, eyes, and eyebrows. Micro Pigmentation can also be used correctively, in areas where hair or colour is missing.

BENEFITS FROM PERMANENT MAKEUP

If you are allergic to traditional makeup, are physically active, have sparse, thin or faintly coloured eyebrows and lashes or have a problem with applying or smearing of traditional makeup. Permanent makeup may also be used to camouflage scars and correct skin discolorations such as vitiligo. Individuals with alopecia (abnormal hair loss) and recovering cancer patients can benefit from cosmetic or reconstructive tattooing.

DOES IT HURT?

This may vary according to each individual’s pain threshold. Topical anaesthetics, especially designed for permanent make up are applied before and during the procedure and reduce the discomfort greatly.

HOW LONG DOES PROCEDURE TAKE?

It takes one hour and a half or two hours to apply the color. A full face procedure takes 4-5 hours. The pre procedure process or consultation takes extra half an hour when we discuss the result you wish to achieve selecting the appropriate style, shape and color, that match to your skin tone, hair and eye color, measuring the proportions of your face, adjusting asymmetry of the features and perfecting the lines drawing on. The master in colour analysis and makeovers Yelena artistically choose the exact color and design that suit your best and harmonize with your personality.

IS IT SAFE?

Yes, if it is done in accordance with Safety Standards. Our Studio strictly follows Public Health Guidelines. This includes: brand new single use sterile needles removed from their packaging in view of the client and are discarded after each use into an approved sharp container. All supplies required for micropigmentation are single use as well and assembled and set up immediately prior the procedure. All parts of the equipment that can not be disinfected or discarded are covered with single use plastic film barrier. New disposable mask and apron are worn, gloves are new and clean for each client and changed during the procedure as needed. All of this precautions insure everyone’s safety.

HOW LONG DOES PERMANENT MAKEUP LAST?

Permanent makeup fades more rapidly on the face than on the body as it is permanently exposed to daylight. Ideally, the color should be touched-up every one-two years depending on how well the pigment holds. The fading process varies from individual to individual according to body chemistry and lifestyle. With some people, permanent makeup fades after a year while with others there is no change after ten years. Usually light color fades faster than a dark color. Post procedure touch-up is highly recommended, because it helps the ability to retain the color.

WHAT IS THE HEALING TIME?

For between four to six hours, the area treated will be slightly reddened and a bit swollen. The eyelids can remain puffy for 24 to 48 hours in about fifty percent of cases. Immediate use of ice gel packs will greatly reduce and sometimes eliminate swelling. The lips stay swollen for about three days. The eyebrows have minimal swelling. For approximately 5-7days, the permanent makeup appears somewhat obvious, dark, and intense. By day seven, the top layer of the skin will flake and peel, leaving the color softer. Do not alarm by fading after the first application. The second appointment is to penetrate and lock the color into the dermal layer of the skin.

CAN I HAVE PERMANENT MAKE UP DONE IF I AM DIABETIC?

Yes, in most cases diabetics can have permanent makeup done. Diabetics are known to sometimes have difficulties with healing so proper after care is important. It is always wise to consult with your physician as things may vary with each person and their health condition.

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