Permanent Makeup FAQs
What is permanent makeup?
Permanent make up is also referred to as micro pigmentation, derma pigmentation, micro strokes, micro blading or cosmetic tattooing. The process consists of implanting pigment into the dermal layer of the skin (much like a tattoo) to enhance color, symmetry, mask imperfections and create an aesthetically pleasing result.
Who cannot have permanent make-up or microblading?
Anyone under the age of 18.
Anyone who is pregnant or nursing.
Anyone with HIV, Hepatitis and MSRA.
Anyone prone to keloids and hypo-pigmentation.
Anyone using Acutane, Isotretinoin or other acne drugs (must be off for 1 year).
Anyone with a weakened immune system.
Anyone with an active skin condition like herpes, eczema and psoriasis.
Anyone prone to seizures.
Anyone on blood thinners.
Anyone on retinols (must be off for 1 month).
Anyone with sunburnt skin.
Anyone who is sick (cold, flu etc.).
- People who are diabetic, on chemotherapy or heart and thyroid medications will need clearance from their physician.
What is microblading?
Microblading is a permanent cosmetic technique used for creating and filling in eyebrows. A handheld micro blade tool inserts pigment into individual hand drawn strokes creating the realistic appearance of hair. It is also known as; micro stroking, eyebrow embroidery, 3D brows, feather stroking and micro pigmentation.
Who benefits from permanent makeup?
People from all walks of life who want to look their best all the time. Permanent makeup is ideal for busy people who want to cut the time applying makeup. It is a game changer for people who suffer from alopecia, people with sparse, light or no eyebrows, people who are physically active or in the water and people with poor eyesight or unsteady hands.
Is permanent makeup painful?
Pain differs from person to person. While some clients have actually slept through the procedure others report some discomfort similar to tweezing and waxing. However, all agree a little soreness is minor in comparison to the benefits of permanent makeup.
Can I have a consultation and procedure in the same day?
Is the treatment safe?
Absolutely. Lily The Pink is OSHA compliant and uses only sterile and disposable equipment of the highest quality. Our pigments are made in the USA and are hypoallergenic, non toxic, and contain no fragrance or irritants.
What is the recovery time?
You can go back to work right after the procedure, however, there might be some redness and swelling. Your color over the next 10 days will vary greatly. At first the color will appear 40% darker than the final result and there can also be fading before the pigment heals to it’s true color. Do not be alarmed, this is completely normal. Trust the process.
Can I wear makeup after the procedure?
No! It is essential that you keep the area as clean and free from bacteria as possible, therefore, you can not put any makeup on the treated area for 10 days. On areas that were not treated, you can wear makeup as usual.
How long will my permanent makeup last?
Permanent makeup is long lasting but it is subject to fading after a couple of years so you may want to freshen up your makeup every so often. Permanent makeup is vulnerable to the effects of sun, chlorine and salt. Frequency of touch ups will depend on skin type and lifestyle.
What About Parking?
- Valet parking is available in building.
- $2 validation for the first 2 hours.
- Metered street parking also available.