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Treat it as serious as picking the right doctor, dentist, dermatologist or plastic surgeon. We're talking about your face... And Permanent Makeup is Permanent! The best way to find the right technician, is to schedule a consultation over the phone or preferably in person. Ask plenty of questions about how the procedure is done. Make sure they use a topical numbing agent. Some technicians don't use one, and you should know I have one available for every procedure. Ask if they use Iron-oxide free (lead free) pigments.. MADE IN THE USA. This is the only type of pigment I use. Be sure the location of your procedure is sanitary. Ask to see the equipment that will be used. Disposable equipment is the easiest way to avoid contamination, but some technicians may use an autoclave for sanitation. Take a look at their portfolio of before & after pictures, and confirm that they actually performed the work in the photographs. Check to see if your technitcian had any permanent makeup done of her own. If so, they can speak from experience wen answering your questions, and have a true understanding of the entire process.
Remember, this is a lifetime investment in yourself. Shopping for competitive pricing is smart, but don't take chances looking for the best bargain; remember, sometimes you get what you pay for... Permanent Makeup is an art, and when applied correctly, can beautifully enhance your looks. When performed incorrectly, however, it can be disastrous. You may already be the unfortunate victim of inferior work. Fortunately there are a few options available to you. Look for a qualified permanent makeup arts who specializes in correction work. I have helped hundreds of clients by correcting someone elses work. If your problem is extreme, you can research laser treatments that remove pigment. Unfortunately, such lasers are still being perfected and don't come cheap. Do yourself a favor and get it done correctly the first time, from the best technician you can find.
Through the process of micro-pigmentation, color (pigment) is implanted into the dermal layer of your skin, and can remain for many years. You might also hear this process referred to as "Semi-Permanent Makeup," because over time, the pigment will continue to look great, while it gradually fades. Many clients choose to brighten up the color with a touch up once in a while.
Believe it or not, some men can benefit from Permanent makeup.. Some men experience hair loss where they lose their eyebrows. I have helped put symmetry back to their face by adding natural eyebrow stokes. Some men also have issues with spot balding. I have used permanent makeup to fill in receding hairlines, which has helped to raise confidence and self esteem.
Most of my clients are pleasantly surprised with how comfortable they are during my procedures. I use a clinical grade numbing agent, and make every pass with my needle count. Now I can't speak for all technicians out there, because in the wrong hands, permanent makeup can be quite invasive. The quality of the equipment, the skill and compassion of the artist, and whether or not they use a good numbing agent, all play a factor.
Some redness or light swelling is normal for eyeliner and lip procedures, and occasional for eyebrows. This can last a couple hours to a couple days. If there is any tenderness or swelling, you can treat it with a cold compress. Don't be alarmed if the color seems darker than expected for a few days. It will soften as the skin heals over the new tattoo. Even though you look healed within a week, your tissue continues to heal for a few weeks. I give you an ointment, that will assist with the process.