Frequently Asked Questions

What are permanent cosmetics?

Also called permanent make-up and cosmetic tattooing, it is the placement of pigment just beneath the epidermis of the skin. Although the effects of aging, surgeries and sun exposure may alter the pigment's appearance over time, it is permanent. For this reason, "refresher" appointments may be appropriate every few years to keep your makeup looking its best.

What to expect?

It is important to discuss your lifestyle and expectations with your technician prior to having permanent cosmetics.

Immediately following application, the procedures result in visible redness, some swelling and occasional bruising. The application of ice to the area can help reduce these symptoms.

Does it hurt?

Although everyone's pain sensitivity varies, the application of permanent make-up involves minor discomfort when topical anesthetics are used during the application. Not painful.

Is the procedure safe?

Your safety and comfort are our highest concern. Permanent cosmetics are applied using the highest sanitation and sterilization standards available. Sterile, single use needles are used with every client. Your artist is gloved at all times.

Are the pigments safe?

Pigments used in permanent cosmetics have an extensive record of safety. Used in both the medical and artistic fields for over 20 years, their safety is undisputed.

How long does a procedure take?

Although the length of the procedures may vary, as well as the number of visits required, most procedures generally take 1 hour.

Can I change it?

Although shape variations and color adjustments can be made, think of your make-up as permanent. If you desire to change your "look" from time to time, the use of topical make-up is more appropriate. Permanent cosmetics are truly from "here to eternity". This is their appeal.

Is it easy to remove?

No. Although lasers have aided greatly in the removal of brows and eyeliner, lips require a different approach, as lasers tend to darken pigment in those areas rather than remove it.