-Will the Permanent Makeup procedure be painful?
No. It’s virtually painless. At Wild At Heart Studio in Scottsdale, Arizona, I use two different topicals to numb the areas for the procedure. The first topical sits on the skin for 20 to 30 minutes to prepare the skin. The second topical is used throughout the entire procedure while the skin is open.
-Will the color fade?
Overtime, the pigment in the skin does fade. It varies depending on your lifestyle (sun exposure, pool chlorine, some skin care products such as Retin A, AHA’s, etc.) I give extensive post procedure instruction to ensure the best results. One touch up is included usually 4 to 6 weeks after the initial procedure.
-Can the pigment fall out?
Generally, some of the pigment will fall out during the healing process and that’s why a touch up is included with every procedure. Pigment retention is different for everyone. After the area has fully healed, the pigment doesn’t come out of the skin.
-Will I be able to see the shape of my eyebrows before the procedure is started?
Yes. I place the pigment of the suggested shape on the area and work hand in hand with my clients to make certain they are satisfied prior to starting the actual procedure.
-Can I do my eyebrows, eyeliner and lips in one sitting?
You can, but I wouldn’t recommend it as it is a lot of trauma to the skin at one time and will necessitate a long sitting. I would recommend dividing the procedure as follows: lips as one procedure and eyeliner and brows in a second sitting.
–How long does permanent makeup take to heal?
Generally, seven days to ten days for full lips and seven days for eyebrows or eyeliner.
-Will I need a touch up?
Yes. All procedures require and include a touch up. It’s very rare that a procedure doesn’t need a touch up at some point.
-How many touch ups will I need?
Usually you will need just one touch up on the brows and eyeliner. A full lip procedure can sometimes require anywhere from 3 to 4 touch ups as lips are a tissue, and not skin, and tissue doesn’t hold pigment like skin does.
-Will I be able to pick the color for my permanent makeup lips?
Yes. I have a large variety of pigments. I can match colors to replicate lipstick colors. There are some pigment colors that I will not recommend for full lip procedures such as darker browns or purples because they usually will not heal to a desired outcome. I can also blend colors to provide a color sample for approval prior the start of the procedure.
-Why do some Permanent Makeup colors turn a light blue or orange color after the procedure is finished?
Sometimes, the iron oxides in the pigment can fade or shift shades over time however, I mix corrective colors together to avoid this issue. I have very rarely seen color shifts after my treatments.
-Does Permanent Makeup last forever?
Even though it is called ‘permanent,” pigment does fade over time and will likely need another touch up, or possible redo, approximately 5 to 10 years after the initial procedure.
-Can I get a discount if I do full lips, eyebrows and eyeliner together?
In my studio, I do not discount my services for multiple procedures. I have 20 years experience as a Permanent Makeup artist and Instructor and my experience shows (on your face.) Unfortunately, I am contacted quite often to fix, correct or redo someone else’s work who offered the client a discount on services to get the job. I spend a lot of time with my clients and don’t rush though my procedures to make certain that they are perfectly happy and that post procedure protocols are followed to ensure the best possible results.
-What should I do after I get my procedure done to make sure it heals properly?
You will be given very clear post procedure instructions before you leave my studio and I will provide all after care products to ensure the best results.
-Is a lip liner procedure automatically included with a full lip procedure?
Yes. The lip liner defines, and/or corrects the shape of the lips.
-How long does a full lip procedure usually take?
I block out 3 hours for all of my permanent makeup procedures to consult with my clients and find the preferred color. There is 30 minutes of numbing time prior to the start of the actual procedure.
-How long does an eyebrow or eyeliner procedure usually take?
I block out 3 hours for the time to consult, shape, numb and perform the procedure. The actual procedure time will take approximately 2 hours.
You should NOT have Permanent Makeup performed if:
- You are under 18 (without parental consent)
- You get keloid scars
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding
- You have been on Accutane within 1 year
- You have irritation of the skin of any kind such as blemishes, pimples, rash, psoriosis, eczema, rosacea or sunburn on the area of procedure.
- You are on Retin-A or Retinols. You MUST be off of Retin-A or Retinols for at least 7 days before appointment and avoid 30 days after procedure.
- You are diabetic (consult your doctor)
- You have HIV or hepatitis or any other viral infections
- You are undergoing Chemotherapy (consult your doctor)
- You have epilepsy
- You have a pacemaker or major heart problems
- You have had an organ transplant
- You are sick (cold, flu, etc. you MUST reschedule)
- You generally don’t heal well or get infections easily
What do I need to know/do to prepare for my appointment?
- I will provide you with complete pre-care and post-care instructions before your procedure.
- Do NOT DRINK ALCOHOL or CAFFEINE 24 hours beforehand as it can make your skin more sensitive.
- Do NOT TAKE ADVIL or other blood thinners such a Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E and/or Ibuprofen unless medically necessary, 48-72 hrs prior to your procedure. Extra strength Tylenol can be taken if you have low pain tolerance although will likely NOT be necessary as I numb the area with topicals.
- If you have recently tanned this will affect the outcome of the healed color.
- If you’ve had laser removal of previous work done by someone else, the treated area likely has more scar tissue and can affect your results. More treatments may be necessary to have the skin take the color.
- If you are having a Botox treatment done, it should be done at least 2 weeks before or 2 weeks after your Permanent Makeup procedure.
- Avoid exercising the day of procedure
- Please be aware that you will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.
- No waxing or tinting 3 days before your procedure
- Immediately following your procedure, the Permanent Makeup will appear to be darker and bolder in color and more sharply defined. Within the next 3 days it will appear even darker and thicker as scabs begin to form. Let the scabs flake off naturally. It can take up to 14 days for scabbing to be completed.
- You should NOT get the area wet or apply any kind of products (except the specific products I provide for your aftercare) for at least 10 days after. NO makeup on the area for 2 weeks is preferable.