Permanent Makeup & Microblading
Our head aesthetician, Adriana Gomez, combines artistic and technical skills with more than twenty five years of experience in the beauty industry as a clinical esthetician and advanced aesthetic educator. She has been trained in multiple permanent make-up methodologies, including machineless hand tool SofTap:registered: and traditional coil machine.
While this procedure is an important option for patients with alopecia or who have undergone chemotherapy, it is a great option for anyone looking to save time on looking their best.
It is important to note that permanent make-up procedures are affected by the skin’s thickness, dryness or oiliness, texture and any scarring or unevenness. Sun damage, even from a tanning bed, can also impact the success of the color application. Lifestyle, medications, smoking, metabolism, facial surgery and age of skin all also contribute to fading. Touch-ups are needed 45 days after your initial procedure and before 4 months to ensure the best results. It is important to follow all pre/post procedure guidelines to ensure proper healing and color saturation.
- Women who do not wear make up
- People who pencil in eyebrows or lips
- People with allergies or who are sensitive to conventional make-up
- Chemotherapy patients
- Clients with any visual or physical limitation
- Athletes or sports players
- Busy people who do not have time to apply regular make-up
- Women with lightly colored or sparse eyebrows
- People who suffer from alopecia
We pay special attention to the needs, desires and appearance of each customer. First, we will show you how the shape of your permanent make-up is going to look. It is vital to determine the proper permanent make-up color to ensure you will looknatural. Skin tones, eyes and natural hair color has to be studied in order to select the right permanent make-up ink color. We will work with you to customize both the shape and the color for your ultimate satisfaction.
In addition to the micro-needle power pen, topical anesthesia is used to minimize discomfort.
A consultation is required prior to your procedure. The procedure can be conducted directly after the consultation. During the consultation, we discuss shape design, color and undertones. We consider the frame and shape of your face and then all procedures are drawn onto the skin prior to the procedure for a clear visual.
Lips typically take up to 21 days to fully heal. During this time, your lips might experience tenderness, swelling, chapping and soreness. Eyebrows usually take approximately 11 days to heal and clients might experience swelling and itching in the area during the healing process. Permanent eyeliner takes around five days for the color to set and swelling to subside. During this time, clients may feel a slight pinching feeling, especially while blinking, but this is normal.
Microblading is a form of tattoo artistry where pigment is implanted under your skin with a manual handheld tool instead of a machine. In microblading, we use a manual tool unlike in tattooing (machine). Also, microblading only penetrates the first layer of the skin. As the bottom layers of your skin regenerate, they push out the pigment. It is therefore semi-permanent, unlike tattooing that pushes the ink much deeper in the skin making it more permanent and more solid.
The pigment is at its brightest for 9 to 12 months, lasting up to 24 months on the fairest skin. It will eventually fade away if you do not maintain touch ups.
Microblading is performed by depositing pigment superficially in the upper region of the dermis with the use of a hand tool with attached needles fused together in a curvilinear grouping, and may involve the use of a machine with a specially devised hygienic needle cartridge.
Similar to permanent makeup brow treatments using a machine, the microblading technique involves drawing individual, crisp hair strokes that can be very natural looking. However, over time the strokes can blur and fade and will need to be refreshed.
This technique is a process that may be used to improve or create eyebrow definition, to cover gaps of lost hair, to extend the eyebrows, or may be used as a full reconstruction if the brows have little/no hair. Each microblading stroke is applied individually, allowing the tattoo artist/beauty therapist control of the shape, color and density of the completed eyebrows.