1. Does the procedure hurt?

This may vary according to each individual's pain threshold, however, topical anesthetics are used to numb the area and minimize discomfort. Most people describe a mild pricking sensation.

2. Is it safe?

Allergic reactions to permanent cosmetic procedures are extremely rare. The cosmetic pigments are made from completely natural ingredients, and disposable sterile needles and surgical gloves are used for each procedure. However, micro-pigmentation is a skin invasive procedure. It is extremely important to consult an experienced professional technician who is licensed, qualified and conscientious.

3. How long does each procedure take?

Times vary according to the individual's sensitivity, hydration, density, elasticity, and overall condition of the skin. Allowing time for anesthetics to take effect, implanting of the pigment, and some final fine tuning of the procedure, average time for the initial visit is as follows: 1 + hours for eyeliner 1-2 hours for eyebrows or lip liner 2 + hours for full lip color

4. How many appointments will be necessary

Four to six weeks after the initial application, a follow-up visit may be required to perfect the lines or color. This visit does not require as much time as the initial procedure. There is no additional charge for this visit.

5. What procedures are offered?

Eyeliner (upper and/or lower)
Lash Enhancement
Lip Liner
Full Lip Color

6. How much does permanent cosmetic make-up cost?

The average cost per procedure varies somewhat depending on the area of the particular salon or clinic, and on the qualifications of the technician, but usually averages between $350-$600. Paramedical work is normally charged at $150 to $250 per hour. The cost of the procedure should not be the most important issue when consulting a potential technician. Since what you are contemplating will be a permanent application, the most important factors to consider are the training, skill, expertise and artistic ability of the technician!

Are Permanent Cosmetics truly permanent?

A variety of factors influence the longevity of Permanent Cosmetics:

  • Ultra-violet exposure from sun or tanning booths, various drugs, excessively dry skin, and smoking are all factors that may affect this.
  • Alpha- hydroxy, Retin-A, and glycolic acid must be kept away from treated areas. These kinds of substances slough away top layers of the skin and eventually the layer that the pigment has been implanted into.

Use of these kinds of substances will require additional maintenance in years to come. Sunblock on eyebrows, sunglasses for eyeliner, and SPF on lips will greatly prolong the effective life of these procedures.

7. Other items of interest

Colors will appear darker and somewhat unnatural for the first few days, but then lighten to a completely natural look during the following few weeks. Pigment colors can be soft and natural looking, or a bit more dramatic. If desired, your end result may be deepened with additional applications, or lightened slightly.

Permanent Cosmetics is causing a wave of excitement, and has revolutionized cosmetic application. It is definitely becoming the make-up of our time.

Contact David Justice of Naked Eye Permanent Cosmetics for your permanent cosmetics needs.