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What is permanent makeup?
Permanent makeup is a form of cosmetic tattoo. Extremely small amount of pigment are placed in the dermal layer of the skin. The result is natural look that lasts for years.

Is this procedure painful?
Topical anesthetic creams/liquids are used to minimize discomfort.

Do I have a choice in colors and design?
There is a wide spectrum of colors to choose from, it’s helpful to bring in any makeup pencils you use for color comparison,. Also coming in the day of your procedure with your liner or brows designed the way you like them is very helpful.

What is involved in recovery?
There will be slight swelling and redness in the skin, which will subside quickly, usually a few days. Icing will help. You may resume normal activities immediately after procedure. If you wear contacts please bring glasses to wear after having eyeliner done. Complete healing takes one to six weeks while pigment matures and reaches its final color.

What will it look like right after the procedure?
The treated area will look darker than desired color but will fade 20/30% in about 4 days to two weeks as it heals.

What if I want to change my color after the procedure?
Permanent makeup works to enhance your natural beauty so you look good all the time. It is applied in the skin so you can always apply conventional makeup on the skin to create your desired look.


Are Permanent Cosmetics Really Permanent?
Technically, permanent cosmetics procedures are considered permanent because the color is implanted into the upper reticular part of the dermal layer of the skin and cannot be washed off. However, as with any tattoo, fading can and often does occur, requiring periodic maintenance, color re-enhancement or color re-freshing. Just like hair color, furniture that may be located near a window, or even house paint, pigment implanted in the skin may fade with time. It is important to consider this and all aspects of the procedure when selecting a potential permanent cosmetic makeup technician

How Long Does Each Procedure Take?
The initial procedure will generally take approximately 1 to 2 ½ hours. Touch up procedures usually do not require as much time.


Are There Any After or Side Effects?
Generally, there is some swelling of the treated area. While eyebrows my show little after effect, eyeliner and lips may show more and the edema may last may last from two to seventy two hours During the procedure there may be some bleeding and or bruising. There is usually some tenderness for a few days. The color is much darker than you may expect for the first six to ten days. Sometimes, people have reactions to antibiotics. You may use any type of antibiotic that you prefer for your individual system. There may be other side effects unforeseen due to individuality

What's a Touch-Up and Do I Need One?
A touch-up is a color re-enhancement. Almost always the implanted color is not perfect after the first procedure. These procedures are processes and at least one follow-up to the initial procedure should be scheduled...It is recommended that you do not traumatize the skin again for a minimum of four weeks. Six weeks is better but of course, your individual needs take precedence

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Teri cantor | Shear Illusions  |  619-466-4166