What is Permanent make-up?
Permanent make-up or “ Cosmetic tattooing” mimics the look of just-applied lipstick, lip liner, eyebrow pencil, and eyeliner. It's done through a process called micropigmentation, where a tattoo pen is used to inject permanent ink into the skin. Each procedure takes between 30 and 120 minutes, and the practitioner uses a local anesthetic numbing cream and liquid to the area being tattooed. Just like any tattoo, initially the color will appear brighter or darker, then will fade. The area will be swollen for anywhere between 2-5 days and can slightly crust over before healing.
How are microblading and micropigmentation different?
Semi permanent procedure lasting between 6 months – 2 year.
Hair-like strokes are drawn on then traced over, inserting pigment with a
Can be painful.
Procedure takes approximately 1 to 2 hours to complete.
Downtime – minimal
Healing process takes between 12-14 days.
Touch-up appointments are recommended after 45 days and can take approximately 45 minutes.
Relatively new technology in the US.
Cost: between $255-$600
Micropigmention at Euphoria Face & Body:
Permanent procedure lasting between three and seven years.
Hair-like strokes are drawn on using a fine artist paint brush and traced over with a digital hand-held electric device which inserts pigment 1-2 mm under the skins surface.
Minimal discomfort with topical numbing cream.
Procedure takes approximately 30min to 1.5 hour to complete.
Downtime – Just about none. you may want to lay low for the day of.
Healing process take between 7 to 10 days and Varys from person to person.
Touch-up appointments are recommended 6 weeks after procedure and takes 30min to 1 hour.
Technique perfected in Germany, available in the US since 1986.
Cost: between $175 – $650. This is depending if your touchup is included or not. Most of our permanent make-up procedures are ALA-CART.
Pigments used here at Euphoria Face & Body are plant base and hypoallergenic.
What are the coloring agents used in permanent makeup?
Euphoria Face & Body uses safe coloring pigments approved by the European Regulatory Agencies whose guidelines are far stricter than the US FDA, which currently does not regulate tattoo pigments. They contain NOVOXX, which eliminates the possibility of germ contamination. They are inert in nature and don’t interfere with the body’s chemistry. Some other permanent makeup artists use pigments containing printer’s ink, heavy metals such as barium, aluminum or iron oxide, which fade quickly to a pink or greenish shade, and they can cause skin irritation when undergoing an MRI. Plant based pigments are safe, stay true to color, fading gradually to a lighter shade over time.
Is permanent makeup a safe procedure?
The procedures are performed under sterile conditions, using only disposable needle cartridges and with digitally controlled implantation device. There are no long-term side effects; short-term effects may include some redness, swelling, and tenderness. There are no known allergic reactions to our pigments.
Is there any discomfort associated with the procedure?
Unlike in tattooing or some other type of permanent makeup salons we uses topical anesthetics that are highly effective to be applied to the treated area which significantly reduces discomfort. Typically, patients will report a tickling sensation with little or no discomfort during or after a procedure has been performed. Topical’s are given to you on your consultation with instructions on how to apply prior to your procedure day.
How long does the procedure take to complete?
The average time required for a procedure is between one to two hours.
What kind of healing time is involved? Is any care required after the procedure?
Some swelling and redness can be expected for 24 to 72 hours following the procedure. A cold compress helps to reduce any swelling around the area. The treated area must be kept clean. No makeup should be applied for several days. Some skin peeling and lightening of the applied color is normal. If any additional adjustments are desired, these will be made during a follow-up appointment if needed . Regular routines usually can be resumed immediately after the procedure. However, tanning, swimming, or vigorous exercise should be avoided for a few days. Normal healing times is between four to seven days.
Is the procedure guaranteed?
We want our clients to be completely satisfied with the results of their permanent makeup procedures. Therefore, we invite them to return for a complementary follow-up visit 6-8 weeks after the initial procedure and, if need additional treatments after a recommended touchup within the first 12 months post initial touchup. ( ie, if you had a touchup after your initial procedure ) we will assess and correct at no additional cost.
How is the specific desired look and shades of coloring determined?
Euphoria Face & Beauty founder Romy conducts an extensive consultation regarding both the exact contouring and coloring desired. She will recommend the specific treatment and shades to best complement your own skin tones, hair color, wardrobe, and lifestyle. Additionally, Romy will demonstrate expected results by applying penciled makeup on you before implanting the color into the skin.
How is Euphoria face & Body different from other permanent makeup specialists?
Euphoria Face & Body specializes in giving clients a truly natural look. Our clients’ safety and satisfaction is our top priority. We only use the safest and superior pigments as coloring agents. Our pigments meet standards set by the European Regulatory Agencies whose guidelines are far stricter than the US FDA, which currently does not regulate tattoo pigments. Our micro-pigmentation instruments are patented, specifically designed for safe and effective permanent makeup application.
Above all, Euphoria Face & Body founder Romy is committed to providing the best service, care, and desired results to every client. Her expertise and care has earned an outstanding reputation with thousands of satisfied clients.
How long does permanent makeup last?
Gradual fading can be expected for all micro-pigmentation procedures. This varies among people and is dependent on the specific shade used. Most colors last three to five years, although some may not fade for as long as 10 years. Periodic touchups are recommended to maintain the desired look. You can also choose to change colors of your permanent makeup. For instance, a nude lip color can be modified to a peachy pink or a brown eyeliner to a black or navy hue.
How long should I wait before I can have permanent makeup applied after Botox, injectables, chemical peels or laser treatments?
Generally speaking, we recommend to wait at least one week before we apply any permanent eyebrows, eyeliner, or lip liner/color. It may be necessary to wait a few more weeks after laser resurfacing or chemical peel.
Can I have Botox after my eyebrows are permanently feathered and enhanced?
We recommend to wait a few weeks to let the eyebrows heal completely before Botox is injected. A brow lift should not significantly alter the shape of a permanent eyebrow.
Can I have Restylane or Juvederm injected around my mouth after a permanent lip liner procedure? Will it change the look of my lips?
Restylane or Juvederm can be used to further enhance the fullness of your lips and to diminish the appearance of lines around the mouth. The lip liner will not “run” or feather into the vertical lines around the lips.