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.
EYE LINER PERMANENT MAKE UP:
Expect light to moderate swelling and redness. Ice packs may be used to minimize swelling the day of and the day after permanent makeup.Use AQUAPHOR around the treated area for ten days, the first five days use three times a day and the following five days only at night following the procedure. You must use NEW mascara to avoid contamination.
EYEBROWS PERMANENT MAKE UP:
Expect slight swelling, thickness, and/or redness for one to two days following the permanent make up. Keep lightly glossed with AQUAPHOR for two weeks three times a day and another two weeks only at night. Wash with water every day and pat dry.
LIP LINER PERMANENT MAKE UP:
Expect moderate swelling, usually one to two days following the procedure. Applying ice for the first three hours is most important. Continue throughout the day. Keep moist with AQUAPHOR after permanent make up all the time the first month. After the permanent make up, the lips will appear to have too much color. After 4 to 7 days, the color will become lighter as the epidermis flakes off. It will appear that you have lost all your color; however, when your lips have healed completely, the dermal layer will gradually become darker. TWO or THREE permanent make up applications may be required to achieve the desire results. It is NOT uncommon to lose 70% of the color on the first permanent make up application.
DO NOT DO AFTER PERMANENT MAKE UP PROCEDURE:
- Do not use any Retin-A or Glycolic Acids while the treated are is healing.
- Do not use any Peroxyde or Neosporin on any treated areas.
- Do not scrub or pick treated areas with permanent make up.
- Do not expose area to sun or tanning beds the first month.
- Avoid facials, swimming, and/or whirlpools for at least 2 weeks.
- Do not wax, dye, or tweeze eyebrows one week after permanent make up procedure.
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO FOLLOW THE POST PERMANENT MAKE UP INSTRUCTIONS. FAILURE TO FOLLOW POST-PROCEDURE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN LOSS OR DISCOLORATION OF THE PIGMENT.
The known possible complications from permanent Make up (Micropigmentation) are:
It is normal to lose approximately 1/3 of the color during the healing process after the procedure. After initial procedure, the color may be a shade too dark; in 15 days it will appear too light, after three weeks, the color will show more.
Day1 | Swelling, tender, heavy thick lipstick look with a reddish brick color effect.
Day2 | Slight swelling, reddish and tender with slight metallic flavor.
Day3 | Less swelling, thicker texture, sore, hot feeling, before exfoliation with an orange color effect.
Day4 | Exfoliation begins, very chapped lips.
Day5 | Very chapped but almost finished with first chapping stage.
Day6 | A soft, rich color begins to appear.
Day7-13 | Lip color disappears and the “frosty” (Second chapping) stage begins as a whitish/grayish haze on the lips.
Day21 | Healing complete; the color you see is the color you have. Your lips will remain a bit dry for a month or two, use a good lip balm and they will return to normal, but with full color.
Day1-5 | The eyebrows are approximately 20 to 25% darker and bolder in width than they will be when healed. Your skin is red under the pigment which causes the color of the pigment to appear darker. There is some swelling, although difficult to actually see due to the thickness of the skin in the eyebrow area. This will subside. Exfoliation, which begins in a few days, will cause the excess pigment surrounding the eyebrow procedure to flake away and a more narrow appearance will result. New skin will heal over the pigmented area and result in a softer appearance of your eyebrows. Don’t be concerned that your eyebrows initially appear darker and heavier in size than you desire. Exfoliation begins.
Day6-10 | Start to itch and will appear a bit thicker in texture.
Day11 | Color finish flaking and appears softer and grayer for a few days until color clarifies.
Day1 | Swollen, like you’ve been crying, with a heavier eye make up look.
Day2 | Swollen, usually for only a few hours after waking up, with the heavier eye make up look continuing.
Day3 | Swelling decreases with a tight feeling. The pigment begins to lift away from the skin.
Day4 | There is a “pinching” feeling, some itching is normal as the skin begins to flake. DO NOT PICK AT IT.
Day5 | Blinking movements of the eye usually removes all pigment by this day. Color is somewhat grayish and will take a few more days to clarify to full color.
Permanent make up procedures are affected by the canvas (your skin) that they are performed on. If your skin is sun damage (even from tanning beds), thick and uneven in texture, or excessively dry or oily the result cannot be expected to be perfect after the initial procedure. Scars on the lips from fever blisters cause pigment removal. Lifestyle, medications, smoking, metabolism, facial surgery and age of skin all contribute to fading. Touch-ups are needed 8 weeks after your initial procedure and before 4 months to ensure the best result and to keep your permanent cosmetics looking the best. Microblading technique last around 1 year.
YOUR PROCEDURE MAINTAINANCE, AS OUTLINED IN YOUR PRE/POST DIRECTIONS, IS VERY IMPORTANT.
- Micro blading $450. Includes one touch up after 8 weeks
- Micro blading Follow up TU $150. After 8 months
- Lip Liner $300. Touch up after 8 weeks each $40
- Eyebrow Solid $250. Touch up after 8 weeks. $40
- Upper Eye Liner $200. Touch up after 8 weeks $40
- Bottom Eye Liner $200. Touch up after 8 weeks $40
- Upper & Bottom $330. Touch up after 8 weeks $60
- Illumination Eye Liner $200. Touch up after 8 weeks $40
- Illumination Bottom Eye Liner $330. Touch up after 8 weeks $60
- Illumination & Upper Eye Liner $330. Touch up after 8 weeks $60
- Upper Bottom and Illumination $460. Includes one touch up after 8 weeks
- Permanent Make-up Correction $100. Includes one touch up after 8 weeks
6 or 12 months, No Interest FINANCE AVAILABLE