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Permanent Makeup (Micropigmentation) FAQs

How does it work?

Our micropigmentation artists gently deposit color pigments under the skin with a tattoo needle.

How long does it take?

Appointment times vary depending on the service (brows, lips, etc) and whether it's a new application or a touchup. Most services are between 1 and 2.5 hours.

Does it hurt?

We use topical anesthetics to numb your skin, so any discomfort you might feel is minimal.

Is it safe?

Completely. We use a new disposable, sterile needle for each client and we make sure to thoroughly disinfect permanent makeup (micropigmentation) tools and machines.

When will I see results?

Results are immediate. However, it takes a couple weeks for the pigment color to fully settle under the skin.

It’s called “permanent makeup,” but is it really permanent?

This procedure is considered semi permanent because pigments are deposited below the dermal layer and cannot be washed off like traditional makeup. However, fading can and will occur depending on your skin tone, exposure to the sun, your use of anti-aging products and treatments and other factors. So, periodic touch-ups are often required.

How soon can I go back to work?

Down-time with micropigmentation is minimal. Swelling and redness are typically mild and most people can return to their normal activities within 24 hours.

Who is permanent makeup (micropigmentation) ideal for?

Permanent makeup is perfect for clients with:

  • Difficulty applying makeup
  • Busy schedules
  • Makeup allergies
  • Active, sporty lifestyles
  • A desire to look their best at all times
  • Hair loss from chemo or radiation therapy
  • Sparse/thinning eyebrows
  • Undefined lash line
  • Fading/pale lips
  • Tearing eyes
  • A mastectomy (areola reconstruction)
  • Contact lenses
  • Burns
  • Scars
  • Alopecia
  • Vitiligo

Who should avoid permanent makeup (micropigmentation)?

Generally, micropigmentation is not recommended for people with:

  • AIDS
  • Hepatitis B/C
  • Lupus
  • Diabetes
  • Pink eye
  • Warts
  • Psoriasis
  • Active herpes simplex
  • Sickle cell
  • Hemophilia
  • Keloids