What is the average “Cost” of Permanent Makeup?
Ask yourself how much is your health and facial beauty worth to you? Many like yourself would agree that it is priceless. You should understand that Permanent Makeup (now being known as microblading) is an invasive procedure that is permanent and on your face! Your health and facial beauty is far too important to pick an unskilled technician that isn’t qualified or certified. Don’t let cost be a determining factor in your decision to choose a permanent makeup technician. You will discover the hard way that you usually “get what you pay for”. There are many expenses involved for the permanent makeup specialist that follows State and City regulations and is certified and qualified. A Permanent Makeup Specialist that is trained, qualified, certified, and follows all state and city requirements and permits should be charging anywhere from $500-$1000 per procedure. Be aware and cautious when considering anyone who charges less. They are making huge cut backs some where and the end result will be on your face! Our office is now doing corrective procedures more than ever. It can take a year or longer to correct poorly done work and will cost much more than if you had just paid a good technician to begin with.
Is permanent makeup right for me?
People choose permanent makeup for a variety of reasons. Professionals enjoy the fact that permanent makeup saves them time every day. With permanent makeup / microblading you look beautiful the moment you get out of bed and you stay that way all day long. Busy women with active lifestyles enjoy makeup that doesn’t run when they workout, play golf or swim. Individuals who work in laboratories or sterile environments in which makeup is prohibited enjoy the look that permanent makeup provides. Imagine dancing all night long and never having to worry about your makeup!
As we age our facial features begin to fade. Our lips are not as defined, our eyebrows become thinner, and our eyelashes are not as full. Permanent makeup is an excellent way to enhance these beautiful facial features. Many clients tell us that they feel years younger after their permanent makeup procedures.
What will my permanent makeup look like?
Initially any pigment will look darker and harsher than it will be once healing is complete. Eyeliner will look almost black and lip color will be exaggerated. As your body goes through the healing process tiny scabs will form along the areas where pigment was applied. This is what makes the pigment appear dark. As the layers of skin that were worked on during the application process start to heal they will dry out and then slough off. This drying tissue covers the pigment so that it appears that the color is faded or gone. After those layers completely slough off, the underlying pigment surfaces and then can be seen.
What is permanent makeup?
Permanent Makeup, also known as Permanent Cosmetics or Cosmetic Tattooing, and in recent years being called microblading is a process of implanting pigment or ink, into the dermis layer of the skin. It is a medically developed procedure to create a long lasting cosmetic effect. This is a cosmetic procedure that can add subtle enhancements or dramatic definition to your eyes, eyebrows, or lips. It can also be used to improve the appearance of unsightly scars or to re-create an areola nipple complex with 3d medical tattooing where a client has lost her breasts due to cancer.
What can I do to prolong the life of my permanent make-up?
Sunscreen is the best kept beauty secret! Not only will sunscreen prolong the life of your permanent makeup, but it does wonders for the skin! Sunscreen helps prevent premature aging, wrinkles, and most importantly skin cancer. Be sure to wear a sunscreen with a minimum of an SPF 15 for best results and reapply often, especially after swimming or extended hours outdoors. Hats and sunglasses also help minimize harmful UV rays. You can still have fun in the sun…just do it wisely.
Are there any precautions that should be taken before a procedure?
For lips, if you have ever had cold sore/fever blisters we suggest that you obtain a prescription for Zovirax or Valtrex capsules from your physician and begin taking them as prescribed by your physician prior to your procedure. Also, to lessen inflammation, Benadryl is known as an antihistamine to lessen swelling and can be used at your discretion. Refrain from caffeine and sodas prior to your appointment. If having your eyes done, don’t wear contacts. Bring eyeglasses if needed.
PLEASE DO NOT BRING CHILDREN!
What should I do before my treatment appointment?
- 30 days before your appointment:
- It is necessary to be off all Retin A or Renova products for at least 30 days prior to your procedure. Check with your physician before doing so.
- 1-2 weeks before your appointment: For all procedures, stop using any and all supplements that can cause your blood to thin, but check with your physician before doing so.
- If you are having your lips done and you have ever had a cold sore or fever blister, even if only once in your life, you will need to obtain a Rx from your physician for Zovirax or Valtrex to prevent outbreak. This is a must! Take as prescribed by your physician, beginning 2-3 days before your appointment. If you are required to take antibiotic medication prior to having dental procedures done, you will need to do the same before having your lip procedure done. Contact your physician or dentist to obtain the Rx and take as directed by them.
It is necessary to be off Accutane for one year prior to all procedures.
- 2-3 days before your appointment: Try to avoid taking aspirin or non aspirin products such as Ibuprofen, Naproxen, etc. unless necessary. Limit alcohol consumption. No alcohol 24 hours prior to your appointment.
- The day of your appointment: Come to your appointment with a clean face, free from foundation, shadow, mascara for eyes and brows procedures and lipstick for lip procedures.
Do not drink alcohol or take aspirin. You can take Benadryl 30 minutes before your appointment to help reduce the watering of your eyes. It is an antihistamine that will help minimize tears during eyeliner procedures, and keep swelling to a minimum for all procedures. In some cases it may even help to relax you a bit! As always, please check with your physician if you are under medical care or have questions and before taking any medications.
If you are having an eye procedure done, do not wear contacts. Remember to bring your glasses. It is recommended that you have a driver available or “on call” to drive you home after your procedure.
Please do not bring children or anyone with you. We can give your driver an estimated time of completion.