Frequently Asked Questions

What is permanent makeup?

Permanent Makeup may be referred to as permanent cosmetic makeup or cosmetic tattooing. The procedure may be known as micropigmentation where colored pigments are implanted into the second layer of skin, known as the dermis layer.

Can permanent makeup be removed?

The procedure is considered permanent and can only be removed with a surgical procedure, which may be painful and expensive. Any effective removal procedure may leave permanent scarring or possible disfigurement. 

What if I am allergic to the permanent makeup ink?

All inks and pigments are purchased from reputable manufacturers and are specifically designed for cosmetic permanent makeup usage only. Upon client request, a patch test shall be provided to safeguard against any possible allergic reactions. The test is administered and a waiting period of 3 days is observed for any adverse reactions. 

How is permanent makeup applied?

Cosmetic tattooing procedures may be performed with the pen, rotary machine, or a non-machine device (hand tool). The general process begins with a consultation (includes the shaping/outline and discussion of color pigments), the application, and then a follow up appointment.

How long does permanent  makeup last?

Cosmetic tattooing procedures are considered permanent because the application of colored pigment is implanted into the second layer of skin, known as the dermis layer. However, general fading will occur which is why a follow up visit is highly recommended. The colored pigments in the skin may gradually fade in certain areas or leave completely due to a number of reasons; improper aftercare, excess rubbing or touching of the area which will disrupt the healing process. Long term factors that may affect the permanent makeup are as follows: degree of sun exposure, skin texture,  and use of various products. Overall results varies from each individual and the pigments applied.

Is it painful?

The pain or discomfort will vary between each individual. Factors regarding one's pain threshold and sensitivity will affect the level of discomfort. To help with discomfort, a topic anesthetic is applied to the area prior to the application.

Is permanent makeup safe?

Under proper sterilization and sanitation guidelines, permanent makeup is a safe procedure.

How do I take care of my permanent makeup right after the procedure?

For All Procedures:
Swelling, bruising or redness may occur, especially with eyeliner. The degree is unique to each individual and can last for 2-3 days.
Do not wash or rinse the area for 24 hours to allow the area to scab and begin the healing process.

  • Lifting or scabbing usually occurs within 5-7 days. Lip procedures will occur in 2-3 days.
  • Do not pick or scratch the area.
  • Do not use Neosporin. 

Individual Procedures:
Eyebrows:

  • Apply AD ointment, Vaseline, or Bacitricin with a Q-tip after 24 hrs for 5-7 days.

Eyeliner:

  • Apply a cold pack (15 minutes on and 15 minutes off for 1 hour) immediately after procedure to reduce swelling.
  • Apply Vaseline with a Q-tip after 24 hours for the next 5-7 days.

Full Lip/Lip Liner:

  • Apply a cold pack (15 minutes on and 15 minutes off for 1 hour) immediately after procedure to reduce swelling.
  • To reduce the risk of infection, please drink out of a straw and make sure your hands are clean when touching the area.
  • Be aware cold sores or fever blisters may occur.
  • Abreva crème is highly recommended to prevent any infections. Apply with a Q-tip twice a day.

How soon can I come in for a touch up?

A touch-up may be performed 8-12 weeks or later at no extra charge. To prevent any infection or scarring we insist upon an 8 week minimum waiting period between touch-ups. This is to ensure that the skin has properly and thoroughly healed.

In case of a medical emergency...

If an infection or adverse reaction occurs at the site of your permanent makeup contact your personal physician for treatment and report it to the Southern Nevada Health District Special Programs department at (702) 759-0677.