Who is Permanent Makeup for?
Looking and feeling beautiful is something that most women attain for but sometimes cannot achieve. Now it’s easier than ever to achieve your most desirable look with permanent makeup. This treatment works for a variety of people, including women who are always on the go, women with thinning eyebrows or for those who don’t have eyebrows at all. This treatment allows for women to not have to worry about sweating during a workout or worry about it washing off when going swimming. This treatment also helps tremendously if you have shaky hands.
Hands and vision! Here at Permanent Makeup by Mel, patients receive a free consultation where patients can consult with our experts to find the look that best suits them.
Who Should not get Permanent Makeup?
Not all patients make great candidates for permanent makeup. Patients with oily skin may not qualify for this treatment because the pigment may not take to the skin. Patients who have tattooed eyebrows, eyeliner or lip tattoos will need to schedule a separate appointment to remove the tattoos in order to proceed with the permanent makeup treatment. You do not qualify for this treatment:
- If you have had Botox within the past 30 days.
- If you had a chemical peel in the last 30 days you are not eligible.
- If you are ill or recovering from a recent cold.
- If you are Diabetic.
- If you are pregnant or nursing.
- If you have Epilepsy.
- If you are undergoing Chemotherapy.
- If you are a patient who has skin conditions such as: Rosacea or Psoriasis.
- If you have an organ transplant.
- If you have heart problems.
- If you have used Accutane within the past year.
How Long does the Healing Process Take?
The healing process varies for every patient; the initial healing process generally takes between 7-10 days. After the treatment, patients will experience little to mild tenderness in the treated area immediately following the treatment. The pigment will initially appear much more vibrant and darker following the treatment but will lighten up two shades within a week.
How Long does it Last?
Most permanent makeup treatments can last up to years but can vary depending on skin type, lifestyle and exposure to sun. Patients must ensure that they take extra measures to protect their treated area(s) from exposure to sun, smog, etc. To maximize the duration of their treatment. This treatment is ideal for patients who want to focus more on their busy lives rather than constantly having to upkeep their appearance.
What are the Risks Associated with Permanent Makeup?
There are minor risks that are associated with this treatment such as:
- Inconsistent color
- Fading of pigments
- Corneal Abrasions
What to do Before Your Procedure
Patients should refrain from doing the following before their scheduled treatment:
- Do not take Aspirin, Ibuprofen (refrain from taking for 3 days), Niacin, or Vitamin E 24 before your treatment.
- Do not tan.
- Do not wax or tint within 3 days of treatment.
- Do not workout the day of your surgery.
- Do not drink alcohol (refrain from taking for 3 days), or caffeine the day of your treatment.
What to do After your Procedure
For long lasting results patients must follow the aftercare procedures listed below:
- Keep water away from treated area.
- Keep away from cleansers, makeup, and creams for about 2 weeks.
- Keep area clean & sterile.
- Allow treatment to heal naturally, do not pick, scratch or rub treated area.
- Do not get any other treatments on or near the area such as: Botox, facials, chemical peels or microdermabrasion for at least a month.
- Avoid heavy sweating for about two weeks.
PLEASE NOTE: EVERY INDIVIDUAL’S SKIN IS DIFFERENT AND TREATMENT VARIES ON A PERSON TO PERSON BASIS. THIS MAY MEAN THAT TREATMENTS WILL EVENTUALLY FADE OR COMPLETELY DISAPPEAR. ALTHOUGH THE PROCEDURE IS HIGHLY EFFECTIVE, THERE ARE SOME INSTANCES WHERE THE TREATMENT WILL NOT WORK AS WELL AND IN SOME CASES, NOT AT ALL ON AN INDIVIDUAL’S SKIN.
- Patients should expect to schedule maintenance appointment every 12-18 months.
- Avoid high exposure to the sun.
- Using Retin A creams, or any other products that contain AHA’s, Glycolic or Vitamin A.
- Certain skin treatments such as microdermabrasion or chemical peels.
- Certain skin conditions that are sensitive to needle treatments.
- Patients taking certain medications should disclose this information immediately.
- Excessive use of alcohol.
- Swimming in chlorinated pools.
Small children and pets are not allowed. To plan ahead, please arrange for babysitting. Any guest that accompanies you must wait in the waiting area, only the technician and client are allowed in the room.
Deposits will be lost with no shows or without 72 hr notice… balance is preferred in cash, we accept all major credit cards however there’s a 3% convenience fee.
Pricing will vary for each patient. Touch-ups are six weeks after the initial procedure.