​​Below are a few typical questions clients or other interested individuals have asked me.


Q:  Does the procedure hurt?
A:  It may be painful depending on your threshold of pain, but I have several topical anesthetics that I use to reduce or diminish pain.

Q:
  How long can I expect my permanent makeup to last?
A:  Permanent makeup is a tattoo.  It is implanted into the dermal layer of the skin and it will get softer in color over time and some fading will occur.  The national average time span between touch ups is said to be 4-6 years for eyebrows and eyeliner, 3-4 years for lips. Occasionally a
person can be found who has had their permanent makeup over 10 years. There are other people who need a touch up after​ a couple of years. The
disappearing permanent makeup is faded by UV rays, pigment removal by the body via ducts in eyelash and eyebrow hair
 follicles, body chemistry, anti-aging products applied to the face and cellular turnover - rejuvenation. Lighter colors fade faster than darker 
colors.



Q:  Is it safe to have an MRI if you have permanent makeup?
A:  The concern here is that a pigment may contain iron oxide which could supposedly affect the accuracy of an MRI or cause local overheating
(burning) of the affected area.  Iron, which is affected by magnetic fields, could be heated by magnetic induction.  Beauty Ink does NOT use pigment
colors that contain iron oxide.

Q:  Can I get the exact color that I want?
A:  The color should be what you expect but there is no guarantee. The resultant color from a procedure is influenced by your skin tone and following
the post procedures that Beauty Ink provides. We will do everything to get the exact color you desire.

Q:  What if I don’t want permanent makeup anymore?
A:  We can lighten, darken, cover/camouflage or remove the permanent makeup.  However, these are additional procedures so the initial procedure
should be taken seriously.

Q:  Why does the color fade sometimes?
A:  Color fade is due to either: * Inferior quality pigment. Beauty Ink only uses the best non-iron oxide pigment on the market today.     *Pigment was implanted too shallow. *Client not following additional post instructions.


Q:  How long does the procedure take?
A: Times vary according to the individual's sensitivity, hydration, density, elasticity, and overall condition of the skin.  Allowing time for anesthetics to
take effect, implanting of the pigment, and some final fine tuning of the procedure, average time for the initial visit is as follows:
 1 - 2 hours for eyeliner, eyebrows or lip liner. 2 + hours for full lip color.



Q:  How many appointments are necessary for a procedure?
A:  Normally one appointment for the procedure, then a follow up appointment after 30 days to touch up anyplace that may have not taken as well.
*Camouflage and Pigment removal traditionally take 3-6 appointments (if not more depending on other factors).

Q:  Will swelling occur?
A:  Expect some swelling and tenderness after your procedure. Apply an ice pack to the affected area to help in reducing the swelling.


​Q: 
Is there bleeding?
A:  There may be a little bleeding with each procedure. Make sure to not take any aspirin or any blood thinners prior to your procedure
to help reduce bleeding.


Q: 
What is a patch test?
A:  A patch test is the implantation of a small dot of pigment to an inconspicuous area to test for sensitivity or allergic reaction to the pigment. 


Q: 
What if I am using Latisse? Can I still get an eyeliner procedure?
A:  It is very important to stop using Latisse at least 2 weeks before having a permanent eyeliner procedure. Do not start to use Latisse until at least two
weeks after you have completed your final procedure. 


Q:
  Is Permanent Cosmetics appropriate for men?
A:  Of course! Men who have had hair transplants can have hair-like strokes placed in the bare areas of the scalp where hair follicles are harvested. For men who have had face lifts it is possible to camouflage face lift scars or add hair strokes to enhance the sideburns that may have been moved.


Q:
  What if I am going to have lip fillers?
A:  You should have your permanent cosmetics lip procedure done before you have fillers. Fillers will make the color heal weaker and sometimes make
​ the lip color look “cool,” even slightly bluish.


Q:
  What does a procedure involve?
A:  Your first step will be to make an appointment for a complimentary consultation to discuss your needs and the procedures which you are interested
in. A patch test will be performed to determine if you have any sensitivity to the pigment.  On the day of the procedure you will spend much time
determining the shape, color etc of the area you are going to be working on, and getting the area numb before actually applying the permanent
makeup.


Q:
  What if I am planning to have plastic surgery?
A:  Many women choose to have to have eyeliner done before face lifts so they will look better during the recovery period. If you are considering a brow
lift, wait until after the healing process before having your brow procedure. The same applies to permanent lip procedures; wait until after you see
your doctor for a post-operative visit.


Q:
  Will permanent cosmetics change as I age?
A:  Permanent cosmetics will fade gradually over time, so there will not be an obvious change in your applications. The color will fade and when you
return for a touch-up you can also change the color as you age.


Q:
  Does it matter what complexion a person has to receive permanent makeup?
A:  No permanent cosmetics can benefit everyone of any age or complexion.


Q: 
Can I keep my own brow hair?
A:  Yes! Once you and your client have decided on the best brow shape, any hair within that shape can stay and will only make the work look more
​ natural. Any hair outside the shape can be waxed or tweeze just as you would normally do with your normal brow maintenance.



​Q: 
Are permanent cosmetics really permanent?
A:  There are a variety of factors that influence the longevity of Permanent Cosmetics. The cosmetics implantation technique deposits color pigment into
the upper reticular layer of the skin and is considered permanent because it cannot be washed off. Unlike traditional tattoos performed on the body, permanent cosmetics professionals do not use traditional tattoo ink (dye). Permanent cosmetics pigment is more delicate and designed to work with
the skin’s undertones and to mimic hair. Every person’s skin is different in regarding pigment retention. Factors which effect longevity of permanent
cosmetics are: color selected, age, thickness of skin, scarring of skin, use of skin care products, injectables, laser treatments, medication and sun
exposure. Ultra-violet exposure from sun or tanning booths, various drugs, excessively dry skin, and smoking are also factors that may affect
​ this. You will need periodic refreshing of color, depending on how light the shade of implanted pigment, as well as factors mentioned above.


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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS