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At Permatech Makeup Studio, the difference is in our people. We recruit only the most extraordinary talents, those special few with the steady, precise hand of a surgeon combined with the creative eye of an artist. Then, we ensure each of our highly qualified artists continue to hone their skills in the Artistry of Permatech, the most rigorous permanent cosmetic training available. Permatech’s permanent cosmetic specialists are artists, not just technicians. Where an untrained eye may see just another pretty face, we see a canvas. We draw, paint, and sculpt to highlight the features that make you uniquely beautiful... to make you a better you. We believe that each client is unique. There is no one-size-fits-all solution. We collaborate with you, assess your needs and wants, and then together we decide on the best approach. Only when you are completely satisfied with a design do we work our magic. Come and experience the Permatech difference, and be the best you can be!
When you call for an appointment, you’ll speak with Permatech’s office manager Cathy Morrison, who has been with us since 2011 and, for nearly a decade, has had repeated experience with most of Permatech’s permanent makeup procedures. As an expert in customer care, she can answer any of your questions and, based on your needs, recommend the best artist for you. Call Cathy today to schedule a complimentary consultation!
Permanent makeup is a cosmetic technique, similar to tattooing, in which a needle is used to place pigmented granules beneath the upper dermis or first layers of skin. At Permatech, we use the highest grade pharmaceutical pigments and, while the FDA does not regulate colors, permanent cosmetics are considered generally very safe. Adverse reactions are rare.
Because the permanent makeup technique requires pigments rather than ink, it does fade over time. How long depends on your skin type, lifestyle, and the type of pigments used in the procedure. Darker colors tend to last longer, while natural, delicate colors are more susceptible to the effects of sun, swimming, skin-care products, medications, and smoking. Generally speaking, you’ll need a perfecting visit approximately 4 weeks after your initial procedure, followed by annual maintenance touchups.
New topical anesthetics have been developed especially for permanent makeup procedures. These creams and gels are applied to the desired area before and during the procedure to ensure the most comfortable experience possible. Some people describe a “tingling” feeling, while others describe some discomfort. It all depends on the procedure and your particular tolerance level. Though, we do hear often that there was not as much discomfort as expected.
When you call for an appointment, you’ll speak with Permatech’s office manager Cathy, who has been with us since 2011 and has repeated experience with most of our permanent makeup procedures. She can answer any of your initial questions and schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our artists.
For your consultation, you’ll want to wear your everyday makeup, so we can see what you are comfortable wearing. You’ll also want to bring your favorite colors and pencils, so that we can match them. During this time, you and your artist will discuss your needs and determine the most appropriate technique(s) to achieve the best results. We’ll talk about shape and color, and then we’ll do a removable pencil test, so that you can see the outcome. Once you are completely satisfied, you’re ready for your appointment, which typically takes about 90 minutes. Consultations can be done the same day as your appointment, if desired. Keep in mind that, depending on the procedure, it may take more than one appointment to achieve the desired look.
Some procedures will require more visits than others, but all permanent cosmetic procedures are multi-session processes. We do require you to come back for at least one perfecting visit, before it can be determined that your work is complete. Perfecting and touch-up visits are scheduled in 4-8 weeks intervals.
• It is important to be well-rested, hydrated, and have something in your stomach. • If you have been sick, it’s a good idea to wait until you are fully healed. • Do not work out the day of your procedure, as it increases blood flow. • Discontinue use of blood thinning products (aspirin, vitamins A & E) 1 week before treatment, unless prescribed by doctor. • For lip procedures, if you have any history of cold sores, fever blisters, or herpes simplex 1 (ever, in your life), you will be required to contact your physician for a prescription medication to prevent an outbreak. • For eye procedures, discontinue use of Latisse and other lash-growing products for 2 weeks to 1 month prior to your procedure; lash extensions must be removed 1 week prior to procedure; do not resume any method of hair removal for at least 2 weeks; eyelash or eyebrow tinting and eyelash curling should be done no sooner than 48 hours before or 2 weeks after the procedure. • Tweezing and waxing should be done at least 48 hours prior to procedure; electrolysis no less than 5 days prior. • If you wear contacts, wear your glasses to your appointment. You may resume wearing contacts as soon as your eyes return to their pre-treated condition. • If you are considering Botox or lip fillers, wait until after your permanent makeup procedure is complete. • Consider your monthly cycle when scheduling a procedure, as you may be sensitive and experience more discomfort that normal. • Because delicate skin and sensitive areas may swell or redden, some clients schedule their procedures no less than 24-48 hours prior to social engagements.
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Lips Day 1 Lips will be swollen and tender with a heavy/thick lipstick look; reddish brick color. Day 2 Slight swelling; tender; reddish color with slight metallic flavor. Day 3 Less swelling but sore; thicker texture; hot feeling; orange color effect. Day 4 Exfoliation begins; If you have the herpes virus in your system, this would be the time a breakout would occur. Day 5 Very chapped. Day 6 A soft, pinkish color begins to appear. Day 7-13 Lip color disappears and the "frosty" (2nd chapping) stage begins; whitish/grayish haze on the lips. Day 14-21 Color "blooms'' from within, intensifying until day 21 (3 weeks post procedure). Day 21 Healing is complete. The color you see is permanent. Your lips will remain a bit dry for a month or two. We recommend using Heal Quick balm. Eyeliner Day 1 Eyes will be swollen, like you've been crying; small amount of bruising with a heavier eye makeup look. Day 2 Swollen, usually for only a few hours after waking up, with the heavier eye makeup look continuing. Day 3 Swelling decreases with a tight feeling. The pigment begins to lift away from the skin. Day 4 There can be a “pinching'' feeling. Some itching is normal as the skin begins to flake. DO NOT PICK AT IT. Day 5 Blinking movements of the eye usually removes all pigment by this day. Color is somewhat grayish and will take a few more days to clarify to full color. In some cases, this stage can take a few more days. You can resume the use of eye makeup, but only if it is brand new and unopened. Eyeshadow Day 1 The area will look darker in tone and slightly swollen. Day 2 The same as day one, but more swelling in morning. Day 3 Will feel thicker in texture. Day 4 The area will begin the exfoliation and can look a little patchy. Day 5 Exfoliation almost complete. Color will disappear before it comes back, arriving fully around the 21st day of healing. (It is not unusual to experience 50% pigment loss after the first application. Color doesn’t start sticking until after second application. Eyebrows Day 1 The eyebrows are approximately 20-25% darker and bolder in width than they will be when healed. Your skin is red under the pigment, which causes the color of the pigment to appear darker and reddish. There is some swelling, although difficult to actually see due to the thickness of the skin in the eyebrow area. This will subside. Exfoliation, which begins in a few days, will cause the excess pigment surrounding the eyebrow procedure to flake away. A more narrow appearance will result. New skin will heal over the pigmented area and result in a softer appearance of your eyebrows. Do not be concerned that your eyebrows initially appear darker and heavier in size than you desire. This is all part of the process. Day 2 Conditions remain the same. Day 3 Eyebrows start to itch and will appear a bit thicker in texture. Exfoliation begins. Day 4 The skin begins to flake. Day 5 Color finishes flaking off, and eyebrows appear softer and grayer for a few days until color clarifies. Scar Camouflage / Areola Restoration Keep area away from water for 24 hours. Apply AQUAPHORE 2-3 times a day until sloughing is finished. Let air hit area often. Do not let it get dried out and cracked. No vigorous exercise for 24 hours.
Because it’s easy to add color but difficult to remove it, your artist will be conservative in the initial application of your new color. It’s important to take advantage of the consultation time to fully discuss your expectations, desired outcome, shapes, and colors. Be sure you are completely satisfied with the removable pencil test before proceeding with the permanent application.
Yes! Permanent cosmetics help replenish what time has taken away. Because the color is placed just under your skin – and not on your skin – it looks more natural than temporary cosmetics. Keep in mind that permanent makeup is not intended to replace over-the-counter cosmetics completely. When you’re ready for a special occasion, you can apply as much additional makeup as you wish.
You can save up to 100 hours in a single year. That’s 2 ½ weeks of free time, not to mention the money you’ll save not having to buy expensive, over-the-counter cosmetics that rub off, smear, smudge, and disappear during the day.
The answer depends on the desired procedure(s), as well as the quality of the studio and experience of the artist. When you’re shopping for something as long-lasting as permanent makeup, you want to look at more than just price. You want to consider how long the studio has been operating, the education and experience level of the artist(s), client reviews and testimonials, proper sterilization, and good equipment. Remember, you get what you pay for, and it can save you a lot of money and embarrassment to do it right the first time. For Permatech’s pricing, please call our manager Cathy to discuss your specific needs.