Permanent Make-Up

 

 

Everyone's talking about it.  But what exactly is it??

 

Permanent Makeup (PMU) or micropigmentation, is the process of implanting specially formulated pigment into the skin via various techniques. When done correctly, it can be life-changing! Though similar to tattooing, the pigments used are not tattoo inks, and are placed in the upper layers of the epidermis.

I currently offer services for eyebrows & lips.

 

Results will fade over time.

How long it lasts and how it fades over time can be affected by a variety of factors... skin type, sun exposure, age, skin care products, lifestyle choices, and more. For some there may be small areas that do not retain pigment, while for others there may be areas that never completely fade away.  Touch-ups are typically required annually to maintain, but everyone's experience is different. 

Following proper Pre-Care and Post-Care is absolutely essential to the process!! 

Please scroll to the bottom of this page for important detailed information on this.

 

 

 

 

Brows . . .

Consultation (30-45 minutes) $50,  Not quite sure yet?  Would you like to first get a better idea of the process, how it would look, and/or discuss things in more detail before deciding to commit?  Come in for a consultation!  You arrive with your brows filled in with make-up (if this is something you ever do).  I will clean & shape your brows (with or w/out wax).  We will discuss expectations and your best options.  I will map out a shape to help you envision the end result.  We'll go over pre-care and post care, and you'll also have the option to do a scratch test to rule out possible sensitivities.  If/When you decide to book, the consultation fee will be applied to your procedure.  It is not necessary to have a consultation prior to booking the procedure.  We just need to ensure you don't have any of the contraindicators (listed below) that could prevent you from being a candidate.

 

Your artist will customize your procedure to give you the best results based on your skin type and other contributing factors.

Microblading (2-3 hours) $550, is a cosmetic procedure using a tiny sterile blade to scratch hair-like strokes with specially formulated pigment into the skin.  (not ideal for all skin types). (perfection session is included 4-8 weeks after 1st session)

Powder Brow / Ombre Brow / Microshading (2-3 hours) $550 is a cosmetic procedure suitable for most skin types, using an electric tattooing machine to create a soft pixelated gradient look as if your brows had been filled in with powder.  (perfection session is included 4-8 weeks after 1st session)

Combo Brow / Blade n' Shade (2-3 hours) $550 is a combination of the above techniques  (perfection session is included 4-8 weeks after 1st session)

Touch-Up

4-8 months from 1st session  $150  (1-1.5 hours)

9-15 months from 1st session  $250  (1.5-2 hours)

16-23 months from 1st session  $350  (2-ish hours)

24+ months from 1st session   full price  (2-3 hours)

 

Touching Up Another Artist's Work photos must be submitted before booking  $299+

Lips . . .

 

Lip Blush (2 - 2.5 hours) $450, is a cosmetic tattooing procedure using an electric machine to implement soft pixels of color, enhancing the lip color like a lip stain.  Can help define the vermillion border, enhance the cupid's bow, correct discoloration, create balance, and give a fuller more youthful appearance.  Available in many gorgeous flattering shades with results lasting up to 3 years or longer.  (perfection session is included 4-8 weeks after 1st session)

 

Annual Refresh  $200

Touch-up  2-3 years  $300

                       4+ years  full price

$50 non-refundable deposit is required to book & hold all appointments

 

 

Pre & Post-Care

 

Unfortunately, not everyone is a candidate for PMU.  Please review the list of contraindications before contacting to make an appointment.  In some cases a doctor's note will be required.

-High blood pressure or heart condition

-Taking blood-thinners including aspirin

-Diabetes (need note from dr)

-Pregnant or Lactating

-Herpes simplex

-Prone to certain skin conditions e.g. rashes, blisters, psoriasis, or eczema

-Taking steroids such as cortisone, Accutane, Retin-A or Renova

-No Botox/fillers at least 4 weeks prior (2 weeks if you regularly receive treatments)

-Allergy to numbing agents (benzocaine, lidocaine, tetracaine, epinephrine)

-Acute acne in the treatment area

-Susceptibility to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation

-Hypertrophic scarring or keloids

-Spider veins or a birthmark in the area to be treated

-Blood disorder e.g. sickle cell anemia, hemophilia, or a platelet disorder

-Minors are accepted on a case by case basis.  Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian during    the entire procedure and have written permission.

-Allergies to any of the following: Aloe, Argania Spinosa, Benzyl Alcohol, Carbon Black, Chamomile, Coconut, Color Index Numbers / C.I. Generic Name (e.g. C.I. Acid Blue 52, C.I. Direct Red 122, C.I. Pigment Yellow 176, C.I. Solvent Black 34, etc.), DMDM hydantoin ,Glycerin, Green Tea, Iron Oxide, Isopropyl Alcohol, Mango, Papaya, Peppermint Arvensis Essential Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Rosa Moschata, Rosemary Oleoresin, Rosin/Resin, Shea Butter, Sunflower Oil, Titanium Dioxide, Vitamin E Complex, Witch Hazel

 

Pre-Care.  for best results...

4-6 weeks prior

-no Botox or fillers (2 weeks for regular Botox users)

 

2 weeks prior:     

-do not tan or have had sunburned skin

-no facials of any kind

 

1 week prior:       

-discontinue using any products containing retinol/retinoids and alpha hydroxy acid/AHAs.

-no electrolysis or laser removal in the area

-no Fish Oil or Vitamin E (natural blood thinners)

-for Lip Blush - If you are prone to cold sores, you must obtain prescription medication (Valtrex, Zovirax, etc.) to take 48 hours before your appointment.

 

3 days prior:       

-no waxing or brow tinting

-drink plenty of water

-for Lip Blush - exfoliate lips gently & keep lips hydrated daily with a nourishing lip balm

24-48 hours:     

-avoid alcohol, caffeine, aspirin, ibuprofen (thins the blood, causes excessive bleeding and poor color deposit), and salty foods

-for Lip Blush - If you are prone to cold sores, you must take prescription medication in preparation 48 hours prior to your appointment (Valtrex, Zovirax, etc.).

                           

Post Care.  for best results...

...Immediately following & for the 1st week...

-Blot often the rest of the day using a lint free towel/paper towel to absorb any excess lymph fluid until it has completely stopped.  (not everyone experiences this).

-Wash gently with Cetaphil facial cleanser (CeraVe, Neutrogena, etc.) morning & night for the first week. Make sure your hands are washed and sanitized before doing so.

-Dry completely after washing because moisture can be a cause for scabbing. You want to scab as little as possible.

-for brows Apply a small amount (like a grain of rice) of A&D ointment (or Aquaphor) to the brows with a clean Q-tip to help ease tightness or itchiness if/when needed. Do not over saturate. (Do NOT use anti-bacterial ointment like Neosporin!)

-for lips Apply ointment (Aquaphor, A&D, Hussle Butter) on lips several times a day (nothing that "tingles". No Carmex, Blistex, etc.)

-Do not rub, pick, or scratch the treated area

7-10 days (until skin is healed over): 

-Avoid tasks that would expose you to dust, powder, airborne debris

-Avoid swimming, hot tubs, saunas, hot yoga, excessive sweaty activities/exercise

-Limit alcohol consumption

-Avoid make-up & sun screen

-Avoid sleeping on your face.  Use a fresh pillowcase. 

-Limit showers to 5 minutes. Not too hot to avoid creating steam. Keep your face/procedure area out of the water while you wash your body.  Wash your hair last. Your face should only be getting wet only at the end of the shower.  Avoid excessive rinsing and hot water on the treated area.

- for Lip Blush- Avoid oily, spicy and overly salted foods. Drink with a straw.  After every meal gently rinse and clean lips with water and pat dry, then re-apply ointment.

- for Lip Blush- Avoid lip products that "tingle" (Carmex, Blistex, with camphor, peppermint oil, anything that says 'plumping'.)

30 days:  

-Avoid sun exposure / tanning / UV rays  (can affect the color).  Wear a hat when outdoors. Use sunscreen after the 1st week. (tip: lip balm with SPF is perfect to slip on over brows)     

-Avoid products containing retinols, AHAs, glycolic acid          

-No facials, botox, fillers, chemical treatments or microdermabrasion

                          

Combo Brows - before/after/after touch-up

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Microblading- before/after touch-up

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Combo Brows

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Combo Brows - before/after/after touch-up

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