*What is Permanent Makeup?
It is a cosmetically developed procedure to create a long lasting cosmetic effect which
can add from subtle enhancements to dramatic definition to your eyes, eyebrows, or lips. Cosmetic tattooing can also be used to improve the appearance of unsightly scars or to
re-create an areola complex where a client has lost her breasts due to cancer
*How are Permanent Cosmetic Procedures Done?
Permanent makeup is the art and science of implanting color (not ink) into the dermal
layer of your skin. It is putting the right color in the right place so you can look better naturally. I utilize a top of the line, machine and single-use,disposable materials are
used and OSHA standards are practiced. Because the outer most layer of skin the
epidermis, is shedding and always renewing itself, you are looking at your color through
a thin veil of skin. When a procedure is completed, the color will appear darker than
the final result. This is because the color is in BOTH the epidermis and the dermis, also
the skin underneath is red so that makes it appear even darker. The color in the top layer will flake off during the healing process lightening the overall effect. It is a cosmetic
procedure that requires skill, talent and experience.
*How Long does it take?
I like to say " It takes as long as it takes", You cannot rush "2" procedures...Surgery and Permanent Makeup! I am a meticulous artist. Eyeliner is the quickest, but I do not rush on any procedure. With eyebrows I take my time, the client and I discuss their ideas and my recommendation, then I measure for the perfect eyebrow, we go over color combinations to enhance the clients features, while keeping in mind their skin color "the undertones"
and hair color. The initial Eyebrow procedure typically takes about 2-3 hours with paper work and "double" numbing procedure. Remember the procedure is permanent and
being in a rush could cause unnecessary stress on both you and I , I am very meticulous
and I want nothing less than sheer perfection on all of my client's faces! Lip liner is
about the same as eyebrows and full lips take longer, Touch-ups usually do not require
as much time.
*Who is a good candidate for Permanent Makeup?
enhancement to their appearance can benefit from Permanent Cosmetics.
age or over plucking and misshaped eyebrows or lips.
Active people who want to look great all day, every day!
People who swim, hike, bike and don't want to keep
re-applying their makeup.
*MENwho want feature enhancement that looks natural and not “made up”
*BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS looking for pigmented areola.
injuries; redefinition of facial features.
hair, including eyebrows and/or eyelashes.
*Can it be completed in one visit?
Some procedures may achieve their desired look after the initial visit, but permanent cosmetic IS a building process and it is reasonable to expect multiple visits. About a
month following the initial application, a “touch up visit” may be needed/desired to perfect the lines, adjust the color, and to replace any pigment loss during the healing process. It is not reasonable for a client to expect perfection after the initial visit.
Afterwards, as the pigment breaks down and absorbs into the skin, some maintenance
may be required. The other thing that should be taken into consideration is the client’s ability to follow the aftercare instructions as directed. Following the instructions
is a key ingredient to lasting results.
*What can I expect immediately after a procedure?
I approach this process with great care. The results immediately following the procedure will look definitely darker and more pronounced than desired. Within the week, the excess pigment will sloughed off leaving a soft natural look. Right afterwards, you may experience slight swelling,
redness and possibly some minor bruising with minimal discomfort, if any. Some contact wearers
will have more sensitivity to the numbing. Agents and their eyes will be blurry for 1 to 2 days after the
procedure also they will have a sensitivity to light and that goes for everyone not only those of you who wear contact lens. wet paper towel's and freezing them to put on the area every 20 minutes until the swelling subsides. Change your pillow case in case your face rests on it, and sleep slightly elevated on your back
*Whats a touch-up and do I need one after?
As you heal, you will lose the color in the top layer of the skin, therefore the color will soften. A follow-up appointment will be scheduled 4-6 weeks post-procedure to
"touch-up" and Perfect the procedure. I always recommend that a "touch Up" appointment be scheduled within 6 weeks of the initial application. If nothing else just for me to look at the area and make sure the lines are clean, with no areas that need a little more
pigment.( I can usually see what other's can't because this is what I do all day every day!)
*What if I think it looks good and I don't think
I need a touch up?
If you later realized you needed it, it would end up costing you twice as much and lasted
half the time! ( Its kind of like only putting one coat of paint on a wall !) I My biggest pet peeve is when I see one of my clients 8-10 months later ("after" they said they looked fine and didn't need a touch up at 6 weeks) and there are areas that need pigment! Every
clients face is my work of art and I want it to look beautiful! I don't feel client's realize that, "that's my reputation" I am not like a Hair Dresser. My clients don't come on a regular basis. My main source of business is referrals. If someone looks at my client and sees unfinished work and asks who did your permanent makeup?, they'll think I am not
the artist I truly am.
* Is the procedure costly?
The cost of a procedure is NOT the most important issue when you are looking for a Permanent Makeup Artist to create a "stunning new pair of eyebrows" or "some soft
subtle eyeliner", remember it "IS PERMANENT", and this IS your only face! CONSIDER IT
AN INVESTMENT! It is more important to take the time to look for an Artist who does quality work and has experience, look at some of their work, check for referrals and testimonials before making your decision. Most important is the training, experience, professionalism, cleanliness and skill of the professional as well as the confidence with
the client in their art. Many find this relatively inexpensive when compared with hair and
nail appointments that must be kept up on a regular basis.
if you get a hair cut every 6 weeks for a year the average hair cut is $45 & $35 for gel nails & $25 for pedicure multiply that by 9 it
comes out to $945+15% tip which is $140= $1085.00 a year !! That's a
lot of Permanent Makeup..
Permanent Makeup lasts much, much longer !
The results of your procedure can be enjoyed for quite a long time if done properly. Looking for the cheapest person does not necessarily reflect their experience level, nor their expertise and a client can spend hundreds of dollars in “repairs” verses having it
done correctly the first time.
* Is It Painful?
New topical anesthetics have been developed especially for eyeliner, eyebrows and lip
color procedures. Most of my clients agree that their permanent make-up procedures
are far more comfortable than anticipated. I also use the “Linda Wood “method of numbing
(I am one of the few Technicians in the area that know her technique.) Before I learned
her technique I was not able to keep some clients comfortable Now most of my clients
say they don't feel a thing except pressure, even during eyeliner! Linda Woods established The Permanent Cosmetics Clinic, in 1989. She is director and educator at her facilities.
She teaches beginning to advance classes as well as a numbing technique she developed.
Her technique is called the “Linda Technique"
This revolutionary method when properly executed should eliminate the most feared
aspect of permanent cosmetics..pain. On rare occasions some clients may experience slight discomfort. However, this varies according to each client, If this is the case I stop
the procedure and re-numb them until they are comfortable...no one want's to hurt a
client for a living.
*Is It Safe?
One thing that should be taken into consideration is the client’s ability to follow the aftercare instructions as directed. Permanent Makeup is Very safe, according to the
Center for Disease Control, a there has not been any incidence of HIV or Hepatitis B, attributable to cosmetic tattooing in over 10 years. We follow the strictest OSHA
guidelines and sanitation. All procedure supplies are disposable and used only once
for your safety. When performed by a highly qualified, trained professional – absolutely!
Hospital sterilization and sanitation methods are practiced in my environment..
Permanent cosmetics are not be recommended for people with autoimmune disorders
such as diabetes, lupus, etc., or for women who may be pregnant or are nursing. The
(CDC) and (OSHA) has set standards for a clean, sanitary and safe working environment using sanitary equipment.
*Things to look for:
Most important – Needles used should be new and sterile for each client and disposed
of properly after each use, the machine should also be sanitized, Other equipment and supplies should be kept in a sanitary manner. New gloves should be used for each client . Your technician should be clean, professional, neat and knowledgeable of environmental safety requirements. It’s recommended that you find a technician who proudly displays their Certification in Permanent Cosmetics. One who is certified by OSHA in Blood borne Pathogens and Infection Control.The room or treatment arena should be in an area free from other contaminants as well .Permanent Makeup Permanent Makeup should also
NEVER be completed in an open area, like a salon, where blow dryers and hair sprays are being used in the same room as the procedure is done. Your Technician should have her own studio "within the salon".*Are There Any Side Effects?
Generally, there is some redness, swelling and tenderness of the treated area. An allergy patch test can be done, at your request; 72 hours prior to the procedure to assure there
will be no reactions to the pigments used. Due to individuality, there may be other unforeseen side effects, but it is rare. Again the other thing that should be taken into consideration is the client’s
ability to follow the aftercare instructions as directed. Blurred vision and light sensitivity are some things that some people experience.
*How Long Does It Take To Recover?
You'll look like you've had a good cry for several hours following eyeliner. You will also
be sore, swollen and red for a few days, your eyes may be blurry for awhile afterwards (some clients have more blurred vision and light sensitivity then others)
You will need to take out your contacts and bring your glasses, also you will need a ride home if you had eyeliner. It is advised to apply ice for 15 minutes at a time during the first few hours. Eyebrow procedures have the least swelling. Lip color and eyeliner sometimes involves temporary swelling. Some people choose to take a Benadryl before lip color and eyeliner...if you're not driving, then
this is OK. Also, please let your Technician know ifa history of fever blisters so that medication can be prescribed and taken for a
full 5 days "prior to your appointment date"
*How Long Does Permanent Makeup Last?
Unlike traditional tattoos,permanent makeup pigments are more delicate and less
intense than traditional tattoos, and therefore will fade sooner. How fast this happens depends on you, the amount of sun exposure you get, products used on your skin,
your medications and some vitamins taken by you. Also the body's natural break down
of pigment Permanent cosmetics last a long time, but not forever. As you become
accustomed to your new makeup it is not uncommon to want more. You will want to freshen up your makeup every few years. The darker the color the longer it will stay unchanged in your skin. Natural delicate colors are oftentimes more vulnerable to the effects of the sun, swimming and the breakdown by the body's natural response.
Will It Really Be Permanent?
Technically, permanent cosmetics procedures are considered permanent because the
color cannot be washed off. We use inorganic and organic pigments. You wont see
eyeliner that is "tattoo blue" or brows that are off color. We cannot guarantee the exact color that will result in your skin, but it will be a pleasing color. Another thing people
don't consider when thinking about how long permanent makeup lasts is weather or not they followed directions and got their touch up. The client may not see they need a touch
up but , THEY DO! The loss of pigment happens during the healing time with everyone.
The body always rejects a small amount. So at first you will think every thing looks great,
but as time goes by it get's lighter and lighter. So therefore your need for a touch up
comes earlier as a direct result of not following the suggestion of then technician...
So "PLEASE GET YOUR TOUCH UP" 6 weeks after your initial procedure! It will cost you
less in the long run, because you will not have to keep paying higher prices for touch
ups that you need after the cut off for the initial touch up, and the initial touch up costs
half the price.
*Can You Remove My Permanent Makeup?
Yes I can remove permanent makeup and Tattoos!.... I am a certified "Tattoo Vanish" Technician! Tattoo Vanish is an all natural non-laser technique
that removes even the oldest and darkest tattoos and permanent makeup !! So if you have
a botched permanent makeup procedure, please set up a consultation and I can help you
to bring it back to normal and if you choose to, I can reapply the permanent makeup the way it was supposed to be...I am an artist and I can work wonders! I like to be conservative
in the initial application of your new color (less is more and we can always add more at
the touch up) it is easier than taking it out because it's too heavy. In the consultation we
will discuss your wants and needs. Your cooperation will largely determine the end result
of your procedure. Permanent Makeup helps replenish what time has taken away and
naturally enhances your looks.
*Which Technician Should I Choose?
It's best to choose a technician that is both experienced and an artist (hand eye
coordination is extremely important remember: although there are procedures to remove
it, it is permanent unless you have one or more removal processes.) The Technician really needs to be doing permanent makeup(full time) for at least a few years, to become experienced. The Technician needs to be knowledgeable in her trade with respect to the many different skin colors with a variety of undertones, this is extremely important when mixing pigment colors. Another thing is the quality of her choice in pigment ( inexpensive pigment is like a cheap pair of shoes they don’t last and worse yet cheap pigment will change colors, fade and even turn pink, grey etc.)…have you ever seen anyone with pink, orange or grey eyebrows or eyeliner that turned blue or grey? This is most likely a result
of inexpensive pigment or an inexperienced technician. The Technician needs to adhere
to a strict code of sanitation, ethics and standards. Also consider their training and their portfolio (they should have real photos not photo shopped,altered or copied off the internet), compliance with local and state laws, and most importantly your comfort level
with the technician.
Educating yourself about this procedure, you are more inclined
to find a qualified technician.
Contact Me For Your Consultation Today!
Permanent Make Up and Non-Laser Tattoo Removal in Tucson
Permanent Makeup & Cosmetic Tattoo, and tattoo removal, all I do
is permanent makeup, all day,
I do not dabble in permanent makeup
or just offer it as one of several adjunct services or as part of a "spa package". I don't offer it as a side dish ! Permanent makeup application is my sole business
and my true specialty. I preform my work
in a Studio where one on one attention
is my utmost priority, You are The Star!
I hope that you will take the time to thoroughly review this website. There is
so much to know about what procedures are right for you! So many questions to answer Research Wisely.
You Only Have One Face!
Permanent Makeup and
tattoo removal is all I do all day every day!
"HAND PAINTED EYE WEAR"
Can I Get My Procedure Cheaper?
Yes of course you can... I have seen ads for $50.00 eyebrows and eyeliner on a local Internet Classified Advertisements Website we all know what site that
is!! But just remember the old saying... "You get
what you pay for." Initially you will pay a very small price. But are you taking into consideration some very important things? ... Their training, (if they
had any) Most States do not regulate Permanent Makeup. Are they experienced? Are they insured?
Are they using proper sterilization ,sanitation and following OSHA standards for Blood borne Pathogens? What about the pigment ...you can get pigment that was made overseas for $0.99 for a
2-3 oz bottle. The end result will be: Fast fading, pink ,orange or grey eyebrows or blue lips! Also
are they able to draw a straight line? Being in this business is not cheap. (unless the Technician is
taking short cuts.) Continuing education classes
are a must there is so much more to learn than
just the basic class everyone attends. Insurance,
rent and purchasing the proper supplies costs a
lot of money. Don't let an amateur cut corners
especially when it comes to your health!
Remember you only get one face!
Get it done right the first time, it will save you a
lot of time, money and embarrassment.
Proper application using the most advanced technique in the industry shows the beauty of
evenly distributed color and long lasting results!
Wake-Up With Make-Up
Every Day !
"Life is Happening"..
Get In On It"!!
NON-Laser Tattoo Removal
Less expensive than laser
About 50% - 75% less treatments than laser
Removes ALL colors
IT REALLY WORKS!
I am the only Tattoo Vanish(R)
Technician in Tucson.
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