How is permanent make-up done?
Sterilized disposable needles are used to implant the desired colour into the dermis layer creating a semi permanent effect.
What is Microblading?
Unlike a regular tattoo, microblading is a form of tattoo artistry where pigment is implanted under your skin with a manual handheld tool instead of a machine.
Hair-like strokes are implanted with the tool to mimic natural hairs in your brows. Even though it's not as deep as the regular tattoo, it's still a tattoo because pigment is implanted under the skin.
A personal consultation will determine if this is a good option for you.
Can I be allergic to this procedure and require a patch test?
A health analysis will be performed prior to the treatment. If a patch test is required, it will be performed at the time of consultation to determine possible allergies as well as colour matching. The patch test is simple to administer, it is performed on the scalp, behind the ear, or if colour match is in question, directly over the area to be treated.
Is the application of Micro-Pigmentation / Permanent Make-Up painful?
Highly effective topical anesthetics are applied to the area to numb and provide maximum relief to ensure a comfortable procedure. The most effective FDA approved, topical anesthetics are used in every treatment. Individual effectiveness may vary from client to client, however some treatments have been rendered virtually painless by the anesthetics used.
What is involved in the healing process and post care?
There is some redness and swelling immediately following the procedure. This will quickly disappear after the procedure. The application of cold packs is helpful to some. A detailed after care procedure will be given to promote quick healing.
Will I require more that one appointment?
A touch up appointment will be scheduled 4 to 5 weeks after the initial treatment. This second appointment will perfect and detail the final look.
Is this procedure safe?
The pigments are safe and FDA approved. A skin/patch test will be performed on individual cases.
Is the procedure really permanent?
Pigments are implanted in the epidermis and papillary layer of the dermis. In time as the skin cells replace themselves, the color will lighten and require a touch up, usually between five to ten years for eyeliner and three to five years for brows and lip colour. Individual cases may vary.