SEMI PERMANENT MAKEUP { Q & A }

 

What is Nano Precision Technology?

Nano Precision is a new technology in the field of Hair Micropigmentation. Drawing the finest hairlines has never been easier due to the needle being extremely thin and sharp. Perfect hairlines can be drawn in just one movement. The lines look fine and natural, and the coloring is smooth and intensive. It’s also easier to draw different lengths and curves.

Here is an overview of the advantages:

  • Drawing perfect lines effortlessly.

  • Minimization of cuts on the surface of the skin.

  • Reduced risk of scarring.

  • High quality and beautiful results.


Who would benefit from Semi-Permanent Cosmetics?

  • Clients of all ages!

  • Anyone who desires a natural looking enhancement to their appearance.

  • People with active lifestyles.

  • Parents, professionals, students – Anyone looking to save time from their daily schedule.

  • Clients with sparse or light eyebrows.

  • Clients with cosmetics allergies.

What are some things you should know before deciding on a micropigmentation service?

We recommend that you research different artists and see styles and techniques that best fits you. Review photos of the artist’s work and see if it matches your personal style.

We do not recommend this procedure if you have skin conditions such as keloids. We also do not recommend this procedure for those who are pregnant or nursing.

What is the difference between Microblading and Micropigmentation?

We see many potential clients get confused between the two procedures:

  • Micro-pigmentation is done by a machine with single fine needle.

  • Microblading is done manually with 6-21 needles.

  • Skilled practitioners can create natural and beautiful results using either technique.

  • Beauty Artist studio specializes in both procedures.  We recommend Micropigmentation (machine procedure) because we feel it is more comfortable and safer for the client. We believe that the single needle method of Micro-pigmentation promotes faster healing and better results compared to the slicing technique used in Microblading.


How should I prepare for the appointment?

  • If you are planning to get this procedure for a special occasion, please plan ahead. After your procedure you will need at least 5-7 days to heal!

  • During the healing period we recommend that you keep sweating down to a minimum. We also recommend refraining from facial treatments, swimming and tanning during this time.

  • When making an appointment please be aware of your menstrual cycle. Your body will be more sensitive to pain and the increased blood circulation effects the retainment of the color pigments.

  • Do not use retinol or oil products for at least a week before your appointment.  

  • Wearing light makeup to the appointment is OK, as we’ll want to see your makeup style to find the best shape for your facial features.  Sensitive skin may be more susceptible to redness and swelling after the procedure, please plan accordingly.


How long does the result last?

Generally, eyebrows and lips last up to 10-18 months and eyeliner lasts 2-5 years. Please note that results vary depending on client’s skin types, aftercare and lifestyles (sun exposure, chemical peel). Each client’s skin will react differently to the pigment. Some skin types retain pigments better than others but on average most clients need a touch up session every 6 to 12 months.

Does it hurt?

This may vary according to each individual's pain threshold. Most clients feel comfortable during the procedure – you may feel some pressure, pinching or a mild pricking sensation. The face is a sensitive part of the body – we use topical anesthetic to numb the area and minimize discomfort.

Is it safe?

Allergic reactions to permanent cosmetic procedures are extremely rare. The cosmetic pigments are medical-grade and manufactured from completely natural ingredients. We use disposable sterile needles and latex-free surgical gloves for every procedure.

What tattoo gun/needle do you use when doing semi-permanent makeup?

We use a customized digital machine made in Germany. The tattoo machine is perfect for the Feathering Micropigmentation technique. The needle is extremely thin, sharp and flexible.

This machine and needle combination produces high quality hair strokes that are precise with natural looking curves.

Other benefits of the Micropigmentation procedure:

  • Reduces cuts on the surface of the skin

  • Reduces risk of scarring

  • No bleeding

  • Quick recovery time compared to other techniques


Will my eyebrows look "natural?

Yes, your eyebrows will look more natural than your own conventional make-up. Unless you tell somebody you've had the procedure, they'll never know. Our method is based on "natural-looking" hair strokes for brows and looks like real hair.


How does the semi-permanent makeup look immediately after the procedure is done?

Depending on your skin type you may experience minimal redness and swelling. Colors will appear darker and somewhat unnatural for the first few days and then lighten to a more natural look during the following weeks. Pigment colors can be soft and natural looking, or a bit bolder and dramatic – we can adjust this to get the perfect look you want. We can deepen the color with additional applications, or lighten the color slightly based on your preferences.

How long does each procedure take?

Procedure time can vary slightly between each client. Some skin types take longer than others.

Average procedure times:

  • 10 - 15 mins for consultation

  • 1 - 1.5 hours for eyeliner

  • 1 - 2 hours for eyebrows or lip liner

  • 2 + hours for full lip


How many appointments will be necessary?

Three to five weeks after the initial application, a follow-up visit may be required to perfect the lines and color. This visit does not require as much time as the initial procedure. Depending on your skin type, the color will fade by 20-50%. A touch-up session is highly recommended after the first 3 to five weeks.

There is an additional charge for touch-up sessions based on how long ago the initial session was.

How much does permanent cosmetic make-up cost?

The average cost for the procedure is based on the procedure time and the technician’s expertise.

Our Prices start from $450 to $650

Are Semi-Permanent Cosmetics truly permanent?

Lifestyle activities and personal care choices can influence the longevity of Permanent Cosmetics. Ultra-violet exposure from the sun or tanning booths, usage of medications, excessively dry skin, and smoking are all factors that may affect your post-procedure results.

Alpha-hydroxy, Retin-A, and glycolic acids must be kept away from treated areas. All anti-aging products have these components in their formulations. Use of these products will eventually fade the pigmentation, and will require additional maintenance over time.

Applying sunblock on eyebrows, using sunglasses to cover for eyeliner, and applying SPF on lips will greatly prolong the effective life of these procedures.

What happens after a year?

Pigment retention can vary between skin types. Some clients may need a touch up every 6-12 months to refresh the strokes. The strokes start to blend and look like a powder-filled brow when it fades away.