Permanent Makeup FAQ

DOES IT HURT?


This is a tattoo so some discomfort is to be expected.

Most clients agree that topical pain management is not necessary & prefer to just let their endorphins do their job
We do not like to pre-numb which involves applyiing a numbing agent to the area to be treated for 20-45 minutes. And while we prefer to not numb at all, in some instances, we can opt instead to use a very short application of a secondary numbing agent after the start of the procedure.
Why we dont like to pre-numb?

1.) Numbing is a vasoconstrictor which pushes the blood filled capillaries close to the surface of the very thin areas that we work on (eyelids & lips) Puncturing a capilary with a needle will cause bruising, bleeding, or worse - placing pigment into the capillaries & having that pigment travel the vascular path. Also known as pigment migration. 2.) Numbing toughens the skin making it rubbery or mushy, and very difficult to work with.
Instead of a smooth PMU service, toughened skin will cause the needle to bounce off the skin rather than penetrating.
This will add significant time onto your appointment, increase trauma to the skin due to the need to increase pressure, and reduce the ammount of pigment that the skin is able to accept. 4.) Not only is it difficult to place the pigment into the skin when numbing agents are used, it is also very difficut for a client to retain the pigment past the first few days. 3.) We can tell the difference in the results! The pigment tends to bleed or be blurry with those that prenumb. With permanent makeup we want clean lines. If still you require prenumbing, please understand the above implications in doing so.Please arrive 20 minutes early.




HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?


Depending on area treated, a session could take 1 (face) - 2 (body) hours.
This includes cleansing the skin, numbing time, the procedure, stem cells, & a post treatment hydrating mask.




HOW LONG DOES PMU LAST?


Many personal factors determine the length of time that PMU will last. But in general, it can last up to 5 years.




WHAT IS PERMANENT LASH ENHANCEMENT?


Lash enhancement, or invisible eyeliner as it is often called, involves tattooing an ultra-thin black line along the top lash line to create the illusion of fuller, darker, thicker lashes. The result is a natural, youthful, eye-opening effect.
Depending on your preference, the bottom lash line can also be subtly tattooed.




WHO IS THE IDEAL CANDIDATE FOR LASH ENHANCEMENT?


Lash enhancement can be a great solution for anyone who wants thicker, darker, healthier-looking lashes, including people with naturally sparse lashes or medical conditions that cause their lashes to fall out (e.g. alopecia).
Clients who have poor eyesight or have suffered a stroke and those who do not have a steady hand.
Those with Graves' Disease and glaucoma may not be good candidates.

You’ll also want to hold off if you’ve recently had eye surgery or plan to have surgery in the near future.
Don't hesitate to reach out if you have questions about whether lash enhancement is right for you.




HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY PERMANENT LASH ENHANCEMENT OR LIP BLUSHING APPOINTMENT?


Come to your PMU appointment with your eyelids or lips prepped! Permanent Lash Enhancement

Keep your eyelids moisturized with coconut oil for 3 nights, no eye creams for a week prior, no eye makeup for 3 days prior, please drink lots of water and keep yourself hydrated!

Do not use Latisse on the day of your treatment, remove all lash extensions, do not wear contacts to your appointment. If you do not follow these instructions you will be rescheduled & incure a $150 set up fee!

Permanent Lip Blushing

If you are prone to feverblisters, please aquire an anti viral perscription from you doctor. Start the treatment 3 days prior to you appointment and finish the script after.

Gently exfoliate your lips each night with a sugar & coconut oil mixture.
Keep your lips moisturized with coconut oil for 3 nights, no lipstick for a week prior, no lipstick for 3 days prior, please drink lots of water and keep yourself hydrated!
If you do not follow these instructions you will be rescheduled & incure a $150 set up fee!




WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER MY APPOINTMENT?


Permanent Lash Enhancement

You will have some swelling for a few days after your lash enhancement treatment.
You can apply Ice to your eyelids to help reduce swelling for 5-10 minutes at a time, if needed, multiple times per day.
Arnica Montana pellets work well. (especially starting them days before your appointment)

In the first week of healing, the area will be flakey.it's important to keep the area clean and dry.
It is also essential to avoid wearing eye makeup for the first week. Lip Blushing You will have some swelling for a few days after your Lip Blush treatment.
You can apply Ice to your lips to help reduce swelling for 5-10 minutes at a time, if needed, multiple times per day. Arnica Montana pellets work well. (especially starting them days before your appointment)
In the first week of healing the lips will be chapped. It's important to keep the area clean & moisturised.
It is also essential to avoid wearing lipstick for the first week.