A permanent cosmetic procedure is a great solution for anyone who wants to look their best, day and night, with the least amount of time or effort.Visual impairments, an unsteady hand, allergies, a busy or active lifestyles, or just not knowing what looks best on your face are the primary reasons people choose a procedure. Certain medical conditions can also affect hair growth, such as alopecia, hypothyroidism, chemotherapy, trichotillomania. For others, surgeries that have left scarring or asymmetries can affect self-confidence. Permanent cosmetics can help bring more balance to the face and body.The goal is not to change your look dramatically, but to create a natural and more youthful look that compliments your features, your personality, and your lifestyle. All pigments are custom blended to your skin tones with shape and size designed to be in harmony with your facial features and personal style.
Permanent makeup or cosmetics refers to the art and science of implanting pigment into the dermal layer of the skin. Also called micropigmentation, and is a form of tattooing, it can be applied by either a machine or a hand tool. Even though trends in makeup come and go, cosmetic tattooing has been around for thousand of years.
Some particles of pigment will remain in your skin indefinitely, even if they are not visible, however the vibrancy of surface color will fade over time. The application of permanent makeup is a process, not a one time procedure, and usually requires several visits and periodic touchups for the desired results.
Permanent makeup is a safe procedure, regulated by the county health department.
Microblading is the hottest trend and most requested procedure in permanent makeup. It is also referred to as microstroking (more accurately as there is no blade involved), feathering, embroidery, and 3D brows. It involves using a hand tool with a linear grouping of very tiny needles that are gently pulled across the skin to deposit pigment into the dermis, simulating realistic hair strokes. The results create very natural looking eyebrows, which can be enhanced with a powdering technique for a beautiful finished effect.
Procedures & Pricing
Includes consultation, brow shaping, and custom color blends.
One of the most popular procedures, eyebrows frame the eyes and provide both expression and youthfulness to the face. Thinning brows come to life by adding color, fullness and contrast. Procedure includes hairstrokes, powder, or a combination.One follow up session is included.
Bring definition to your eyes subtly, with a thin lash line enhancement or go for a little more drama and a bolder look. Eyes look larger with extended length, although extreme wings are not recommended for most people.
$600, upper and lower
$350, uppers only
$300, lowers only
Lining and shading the lips create a more definite shape, and can improve the appearance of asymmetries, add tint to pale lips, and help lip color from bleeding into aging lines. A second follow up procedure is included to get the consistency just right. With any history of cold sores, antiviral medication is needed in advance, prescribed by a doctor.
Areola restoration may be necessary after reconstructive surgery following a mastectomy or breast enhancement. Whether covering up scarring, or recreating the entire nipple to match the existing side or both sides, restoring the areola area can help self-confidence and bringing the breast to a more natural looking state.In cases of puckering or pronounced scar tissue, the process of cosmetic tattoo is a form of microneedling, which can help the appearance of puckering.
If you have experienced an undesirable result following a permanent cosmetic procedure, most situations can be corrected by neutralizing an unnatural color and re-implanting amore appropriate pigment. In certain instances, removal may be necessary, to be discussed during consultation. Several sessions may be required to achieve the desired results.
$175, first session
$150, for repeated sessions
Time, sun exposure, oily or dry skin, and products applied to the face can all affect the longevity of cosmetic tattooing. To keep color vibrant, annual touchups are recommended. If the original procedure was done elsewhere, a consultation will help determine pricing. If there is color correction to be done, and additional follow up appointment may be necessary.
$250, two years
$300, three years
$450, up to five years
$75, additional follow-up
Scarring from injury or surgery may have left an unpleasant reminder. Implanting pigment that matches the natural tones of the skin can be a great solution for face, neck or body. It is not recommended for areas that are regularly exposed to intense sun. Follow up sessions may be necessary. The process of tattooing is a form of microneedling, which may help reduce the appearnace of puckering. Pricing is determined by size.
Natural beauty marks can fade or become irregular in shape over time. For those who want to enhance the natural color, tattoo is a great solution. Please have your doctor check any mole before the procedure to make sure it is safe to proceed.
There are times when a full pigment removal is necessary, either because a small tattoo is no longer desired, or previous work is too saturated to accept more pigment into the skin. In this case, Tattoo Vanish is used to draw out pigment in a series of treatments. Large tattoos are better removed by laser (referrals are available). Certain colors respond more positively to this all natural, saline-based solution. Multiple treatments may be necessary, with some scabbing and post-treatment down time. Not recommended for those who tend toward keloid scarring. Pricing is determined by size.
A Few More FAQs
Is it painful?
There can be minor discomfort during a procedure, although most people experience very little to none.Topical anesthetics are applied before and during the procedure to insure the most comfortable experience,. If you are insensitive to novocaine during a dental procedure, you may have less ability to numb completely, and should expect the procedure to take a bit longer.
How long does it take?
Most procedures take about two hours to include sufficient time for numbing, paperwork, and design. It is important that you schedule enough time to avoid feeling rushed, which is a more pleasant experience for everyone concerned. If you are insensitive to novocaine, expect it to take a little longer. Lip procedures can take up to three hours, follow-ups are less.
Pre-procedure and postcare
Prior to your appointment, please avoid taking fish oil or any aspirin products to reduce bleeding. Please bring a list of current medications that you are taking,. Certain medical consAfter the procedure, there might be slight swelling and redness immediately after the procedure. The pigment will appear darker for the first 5-7 days. Lips will have more swelling and a deeper shade for up to a week. Because the skin has been opened, care must be taken to avoid any contamination or possible infection, which is rare. A light ointment is applied as directed for the first week. Showering and washing the face or affected area needs to be done with care. Avoid swimming, intense exercise, sun exposure, and airborne debris (no dusting, gardening, or the beach) for at least a week.
Is it really permanent?
Yes, it is.The pigment molecules are deposited into the dermal layer of skin and will be there in some form, even if they looked very faded, although some people may metabolize the pigment partially or fully. Color retouching is recommended to keep it looking fresh. Avoiding direct sun exposure, wearing a full spectrum sunscreen, and avoiding certain products will insure the best results. Using retinol, alpha-hydroxy or hyaluranic acid will affect the color. Individual retention of color varies.