Permanent makeup

Frequently Asked Questions About Permanent Cosmetics

Get some answers to the most frequently asked questions about permanent cosmetics with me. I have 24 years of experience and have been providing amazing results with my permanent cosmetic services at Permanent Cosmetics by Tina. Call me today to schedule an appointment!

Permanent Makeup FAQs

How is permanent makeup applied?
Color is placed under the skin with a specialized instrument designed for the delicate, thin skin of the face.

Since 1993, I have been implementing my own unique method of applying permanent makeup. This method has proved to be safe, most comfortable, and long lasting. Before anything is applied permanently, washable makeup is put on first. Then you and I discuss and finalize the color, shape, and technique to be used for that procedure.

How long does permanent makeup last?
The majority of people will slowly soften the color over several years, except for black and black brown eyeliners, which can stay for years without changing in a large percentage of people. 

If a touchup is needed at one year or less, the price is $95 per area. At 1 to 5 years, the price of a touchup is $195 per area, and over 5 years, the price per area is $295. 

Can the color be changed?
If after a while you decide that you want to thicken, darken, or change the color of your makeup, you can contact me to get it done. My specializations include changing the color that has been permanently placed. For example, a client has changed the color of her hair and wants to have her eyebrows that have been applied permanently, match her new hair color. I will modify the color of the eyebrows to better suit the client’s needs.

Does it hurt?
Most people are pleasantly surprised that there is almost no pain. Most clients describe the experience as a tingling feeling or strong vibration. I use a prescription topical cream that numbs the skin. If at any time the client starts to feel any discomfort, more anesthetic is applied.

Can regular makeup be worn over the permanent color?
Yes, regular makeup can be applied over the permanent color. Because the color is placed under the skin, any personal makeup that you want to apply on top of the permanent makeup is fine. The great thing about permanent makeup is that you always have the appearance of just having put your makeup on.

What is a touch-up?
When a client has a new procedure done, they receive one complimentary follow-up procedure at 8 to 12 weeks after the new procedure. Touch-ups are after the follow-up. A touch-up is a complete redo of the procedure to keep the color even. If it has been one year or less, then the cost is $95 per area. One to five years will cost $195 per area, and over 5 years, the cost per area is $295, except for vibrant lip colors that will cost $395 per area after 5 years.

What types of permanent cosmetic procedures can be done?
Permanent cosmetic procedures can be very subtle or dramatic, depending on the look you are going for. Options include: Eyeliner, Eyebrows (fill-in or hair stroke), Lip Liner, or Full Lip Color, Scar Camouflage, and Eye Shadow.

Is it safe?
I have earned extensive experience as a surgical registered nurse. So I can assure you that I'm very well apprised of proper sanitary conditions for performing these procedures. I use disposable instruments that are used only once on a client, including pigments and the cups that hold them. Each time a client returns for a procedure, brand new equipment and products are used.

Who benefits from permanent cosmetic makeup?
Everyone, from the young to the elderly, who desires a soft, natural enhancement to their appearance. It is especially beneficial to people who can’t wear traditional, topical cosmetics due to allergies and skin sensitivities. Active people who want to look their best while swimming, hiking, biking, tennis, aerobics, and those who don’t want to worry about “sweating off” or reapplying cosmetics. Also, the vision impaired who have difficulty applying cosmetics, and others with motor impairments such as arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke survivors, and those with unsteady hands who cannot apply their own makeup can benefit from permanent cosmetic makeup. Professional, busy people who don’t have the time to spend on their makeup enjoy the convenience of permanent cosmetics. Alopecia sufferers can benefit from the application of permanent makeup

Permanent makeup - that was once only available to celebrities and the very wealthy - can now be enjoyed by all, including certain procedures like scar camouflage for men. Any woman who wants to improve her appearance and have the convenience of eyebrows, eyeliner, and lip color that won’t smear, smudge, or rub off can enjoy the benefits of permanent makeup.

Can I still have an MRI?
Numerous studies have shown that there is little to no potential for irritation resulting from an MRI. After a lot of research, I discovered a company that makes pigments that were designed just for permanent cosmetic procedures. These pigments were designed to be true in color, not change under the skin, and especially contain no iron oxides that most other pigments on the market have in them. It is the iron in the iron oxide that concerns the radiologist about performing a procedure using magnets.

What if I have fever blisters?
Clients who want to have their lips worked on and have any history of fever blisters or cold sores need to take a prescription medication for five days after the procedure. I can call in the medicine for them at no additional charge.
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