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Are there any side effects?

Generally there will be some swelling of the treated area. While eyebrows may show little after-effect, eyeliner and lips may show more and the edema may last from 2 – 72 hours. During the procedure, there may be some bleeding or bruising. There is usually some tenderness for a few days. The color is much…

Do the pigments used pose any allergy problems?

You can develop an allergy to anything at anytime. However, documented allergies to permanent cosmetic procedures are extremely rare. There have been very few reactions to pigments and only rarely in the case of blue-based red pigments.

Is it safe?

Permanent cosmetics are completely safe as long as proper sterilization and sanitation guidelines are met.

What if I don’t like it?

Although the procedures are considered permanent, you have the flexibility to change the color and/or shape, to some extent. Colors will appear darker immediately following the procedure but will soften and lighten during the healing process. The healing time is different for each individual and procedure.

Are permanent cosmetics really permanent?

Technically, permanent cosmetic procedures are considered permanent because the color is implanted into the upper reticular part of the dermal layer of the skin and cannot be washed off. However, as with any tattoo, fading can and often does occur, requiring periodic maintenance, color re-enhancement or color refreshing.

Is it painful?

Because of the delicate area, some discomfort may be experienced. The use of topical anesthetics combined with a relaxing atmosphere help to lessen any discomfort.

Who benefits from permanent cosmetics?

active people who want to look their best for activities such as swimming, hiking, biking, tennis, or aerobics and don’t want to worry about “sweating off” or reapplying cosmetics; and those with motor impairments such as arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, or stroke survivors with unsteady hands who cannot apply traditional makeup.

How are permanent cosmetic procedures done?

All-natural pigments are deposited into the dermal layer of the skin in a sterile and sanitary manner using a state-of-the-art machine. The process includes an initial consultation, application of the pigment and a follow-up visit to adjust the shape and color or density of the pigment.