Why consider permanent cosmetics?
- Hair loss
- Allergies or sensitive skin
- Glasses or contacts
- Arthritis or shaky hands
- Difficulty applying makeup
- Aging changes
- Active outdoor lifestyle
- Smudging or smearing
- Look beautiful all the time!
Is the procedure painful?
I use the strongest topical (liquid, gel and cream) anesthetics available. The sensation to pain will vary for every client. After 20-30 minutes numbing, the topical anesthetic takes effect, and most clients report that they feel no discomfort during the procedure. Some clients have said the eyeliner procedure tickles.
Are there safety issues that I should be concerned with?
All procedures performed adhere to strict OSHA and state standards for safety and sterilization. Cindy takes a yearly Blood Born Pathogens exam and First Aid certification.
Here is my safety protocol:
- Pre-sterilized disposable needles which are opened in front of client
- Pre-sterilized disposable pigment cups
- Permanent cosmetic pigments used. No tattoo inks used.
- Barrier film on all communicable surfaces
- New treatment table paper used for each client
- Disposable needle containment system
- New gloves between client procedures and throughout your procedure
- Distilled water used in disposable paper cup
- New wipes, cotton pads and cotton swabs
- Hospital grade disinfectant for tables, lamps, instruments and surfaces
- Face mask is worn
Can I keep my own brow hair?
Once you and Cindy have decided on the best brow shape, any hair within that shape can stay and will only make the work look more natural. Any hair outside the shape can be waxed or tweezed just as you would normally do with your normal brow maintenance.
How much does permanent makeup cost?
The average cost per procedure varies but usually averages between $300-$600 and the location of the salon. Advanced work may be charged at $150 to $250 per hour. Many of these procedures are commonly referred to as para-medical procedures. The cost of the procedure should not be the most important issue when consulting a potential permanent cosmetic professional. Most important is the training and skill of the person performing the procedure and the confidence of the client in that skill.
Which Technician Should I Choose?
Choose a technician carefully by considering training, experience, compliance with state and local laws, and the technician’s before and after photograph portfolio. It is important to remember that the shape and proper placement of the procedure is as important as the right color. Professionals have studied color theory and skin undertones which results in the color requested. Unskilled technicians who have not pursued the required education do not have the knowledge required to translate pigment color to skin to achieve the desired outcome. The preferred look is obtained during the course of consultation, initial procedure and follow-up appointment(s). Communication between the client and the technician is of utmost importance.