WHAT IS PERMANENT MAKEUP?
Permanent makeup is the art and application of custom color blended pigments inserted into the
dermal layer of skin to create a tri-dimensional eyebrow, soft subtle eyeliner or a beautiful lip color.
It's a very natural looking tatoo when applied correctly. Color that doesn't wash or smudge off!
IS PERMANENT MAKEUP SAFE?
Yes, it is totally safe if:
You have a technician that is licensed and well educated
The technician is licensed by the Health Department
The technician is current with their Blood Borne Pathogen (BBP) education
The technician follows all of OSHA and CDC guidelines for cross contamination
The technician uses only single, sterile, one time use needles and machine parts as well as all products and they are properly disposed of after your procedure.
The technician uses products that are made in the USA and have been used by professionals for years with no complications.
DOES IT LOOK NATURAL?
If the permanent makeup is applied by a licensed, well-educated technician who knows how to design your makeup and uses the correct pigment colours the results should appear very natural.
HOW LONG DOES PERMANENT MAKEUP LAST?
With age, sun exposure, metabolism and natural skin exfoliation it will fade somewhat after 3-5 years and can be "freshened" with a maintenance touch-up. However, the darker the color the longer it will stay unchanged in your skin. This process varies from individual to individual according to skin type an lifestyle. Wearing sunscreen, hats, sunglasses and using proper skin helps color hold longer.
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS OF PERMANENT MAKEUP?
Your technician will schedule a consultation with you to discuss the procedure you are interested in, sign Consent and Release Forms, a Medical History Form, discuss your Pre and Post Care Instructions, and discuss any contraindications to your having a permanent makeup procedure. With your guidance your technician will draw on your eyebrows or lip liner and you will both critique the procedure to double check for symmetry. The technician will follow the exact lines you have drawn on so you will see exactly how the procedure will look when the application is completed. For an eyeliner procedure the technician will follow your lash line so you do not need to draw the lines on. Approximately 4-6 weeks later a touch up appointment will be scheduled. During this appointment we will fine tune the design shape and if necessary add more colour.
HOW LONG DOES THE PROCEDURE TAKE?
Plan to schedule at least 1 to 2 hours for your procedure. Anesthesia will be placed on the procedure area for approximately 15-20 minutes. The procedure area will be drawn on and the implantation of pigment should take approximately 30-45 minutes.
Your color refresher (or touch -up) appointment will be quicker as the technician only needs to work on the areas that need to be fine tuned.
ARE THE PROCEDURES PAINFUL?
Some say tweezing their eyebrows is more painful than having permanent makeup while others say it feels like a tickle or vibration.
Effective topical (rub on) anesthetics that are developed for permanent cosmetics are used before and during procedure!
If you are anxious or tense when you are having any type of procedure you will feel more discomfort. In this instance- we suggest contacting your health care provider for an anti-anxiety medication. If you take any medication you should not drive to or from the procedure. Have someone drive you. There are also several homeopathic remedies that will calm you.
We also use essential oils to help you relax. There are several things to consider prior to your procedure, no caffeine, no alcohol, do not schedule your appointment around your menstrual cycle as all of these make you more sensitive.
If you have had a traditional artistic tattoo or have piercings you will find that permanent makeup is easier to tolerate than these procedures.
ARE THERE ANY CONTRAINDICATIONS FOR PERMANENT MAKEUP?
Yes, if you are under a physician’s care we want you to obtain a release written on their prescription note pad stating that it is safe for you to have a procedure(cosmetic tattoo) performed. Your health care provider will know if you will heal without any complications , if you are prone to infections or have a compromised immune system.
Contraindications include but are not limited to: Blood thinners, heart medications, aspirin or products containing aspirin, medications for any disease like diabetes, lupus or any autoimmune disease.
WHY DO SOME PEOPLE TAKE A BENADRYL OR ANTIHISTAMINE PRIOR TO THEIR PROCEDURE?
Any type of antihistamine will slow down the release of histamine in the procedure area. This serves a three-fold purpose:
1. The antihistamine will dry up your tears making your eyeliner procedure easier for the technician.
2. The antihistamine will lessen the swelling effect on the procedure area making the insertion of pigment easier for the technician.
3. The antihistamine helps many people to relax and fall asleep during the procedure.
Always consult with your health care provider before taking any medication. If you take any medication do not drive to or from your procedure. Have someone drive you and pick you up.
WHAT WILL I LOOK LIKE AFTER MY PROCEDURE?
Depending on how many times we had to go over an area to implant the pigment, your skin may show very little signs of trauma or may be swollen and red. If you have taken an antihistamine, your swelling will be less than if you have not taken any medication. You may notice swelling for 24-48 hours. You can ice the area for 10 minutes and then follow with heat for 10 minutes several times a day. This will bring the swelling down faster.
The area will appear darker at first because of the blood and lymph that has been brought to the surface during the permanent makeup application. The procedure area tissue will crust a bit and this tissue will slough off usually within 5-7 days leaving you with a softer colour. The healing process depends on how healthy you are and how hydrated your skin is. The younger you are the faster you will heal and if you are older your skin will take longer to regenerate. All of this is explained in your paperwork at your consultation. This will be repeated at your colour refresher appointment.
Do not have your permanent makeup applied prior to attending functions that you must look your best. Have your makeup applied at least 2 weeks prior to your function or wait until after your function is over.
DO TECHNICIANS EVER REUSE THEIR NEEDLES?
Needles should be used once and disposed of in a sharps container. The technician should open the needle being used for your procedure in front of you and disposed of at the end of the procedure while you are watching them.
HOW DO I CARE FOR MY PROCEDURE AFTER?
You will also receive an ‘After Care ‘pack consisting of paperwork with explicit instructions on how to care for your procedure area for the next week, a packet of petroleum and several cotton swabs.
We prefer that you use only the petroleum as it is non-reactive on the skin. Using Neosporin, bacitracin or other products may cause an allergic reaction on open skin. If you experience any type of redness, irritation or pain stop using the product and phone your technician who will advise you what to do. If you have received an eyeliner procedure, do not rub or touch your eyes with your fingers as they are laden with bacteria. You may also create a corneal abrasion (scratches on the cornea) Use a cotton swab to apply your petroleum.
Follow your aftercare instructions exactly and you will have a beautiful results.
We do our best to give you a beautiful procedure…. While you are responsible to do your best with your aftercare.
Together we can create a long lasting, beautiful, natural permanent makeup procedure!
PERMANENT MAKEUP SPECIALIST Free consultation call/text 601-416-7809
- Certified Pigmentation Dermal Artist (CPDA)
- Certified Blood Borne Pathogens & Exposure Control 'CDC/OSHA' Standard
- Compliant with the State of Mississippi Department of Health Requirements
- State Licensed Dental Hygienist
- Licensed Barber
Nancy is an established and respected permanent cosmetic professional in the Central Mississippi area. Since 2007, Nancy strives to provide her clients the utmost comfort, safety and satisfaction in the application of permanent cosmetics. "Do unto others as you would have done to yourself" holds true when working with her clients! After receiving her certification from Permanent Makeup of Atlanta and special certifications from the American Institute of Intradermal Cosmetics in Texas, she specializes in helping clients achieve natural looking, long-lasting permanent cosmetics.
PROUDLY SERVING Meridian, Ms CLINTON , MISSISSIPPI AND JACKSON , MS METRO
'Your desires, as well as safety, concerns, and comfort are of utmost importance. I strive to work with each client personally to obtain optimum results so you can look your best! I work by appointment only to give you individual ,private and quality time.
Thank you to all of my wonderful clients - past, present, and future.'
God is good!!!
Nancy Bridges Barnett, R.D.H.