What is permanent makeup?
The process places a small amount of pigment into the skin – to enhance, contour and outline facial features. Although permanent makeup shares similarities with tattooing, it differs in the specialty techniques, tools, and pigments to provide more natural-looking results. Topical anesthetics are used to make the procedure virtually painless.
How long does it last?
Gradual fading can be expected but varies among individuals and pigment used. Most colors last 3 to 5 years, although some may not fade for much longer. Periodic touch-ups are recommended to maintain the desired look.
Are permanent makeup treatments safe?
All procedures at Freed Plastic Surgery & Vibrance Medical Spa are performed in a medical setting with your safety being the top priority. Only sterile, single-use disposable needles are used. There are no long-term side effects. Short-term side effects may include redness, swelling, and tenderness. The pigment brand that we utilize has undergone rigorous testing, proven safety record, and are specially formulated to give you long-lasting color. All pigments will fade over time, but these stay true to color and fade gradually.
What can I expect during my permanent makeup appointment?
During your first appointment, we will take before and after photographs, apply topical numbing, create your design and choose a pigment color. We use a state of the art digital machine and most find the procedure very pleasant.
Is there any discomfort associated with permanent makeup?
Topical anesthetics are applied to the area before & during the procedure to ensure comfort. Typically, patients report little or no discomfort with the procedure and afterward.
What can I expect after the procedure?
Cool compress following eyeliner procedure will help with redness and swelling. The treated area must be kept clean, with light ointment application, and no makeup in the area for 10 days. You will experience darkening, flaking/peeling, and lightening during the healing period. Following your initial treatment, you will return in 4-6 weeks for a follow-up treatment. This is part of the process and there is no additional fee.
Typical pigment loss may be 20-40 percent. Permanent makeup is not an exact science and nothing can be guaranteed in the healing process. Body chemistry, washing/scrubbing/rubbing the area, too light or too heavy ointment use, products, sweating, sun/tanning, pool/spas, or sleeping with your face in your pillow can result in greater pigment loss.
Meet our permanent makeup artist
Elizabeth has worked in the medical field and skincare for over 20 years; as a Licensed Aesthetician and Permanent Makeup Artist since 2005. She has had multiple advanced trainings in permanent makeup and aesthetics and continues to advance her knowledge and skills. With her meticulous nature & attention to detail, she creates a custom look to compliment your features and ensures your safety throughout the procedure. During the consultation, you will discuss your preferences to create the ideal design.