Are Scar Camouflage and Permanent Makeup procedures really permanent?
The techniques used in permanent cosmetic procedures deposit pigment into the upper part of the skin and it is considered permanent because it cannot be washed off. With time it will fade. Periodic color refreshing is needed. How long this lasts will depend on many factors such as sun exposure, thickness of skin, skin care products used, and age.
How long does the initial procedure take?
The amount of time a permanent makeup takes varies on the proceedure. Expect to spend approximately 2 hours at your appointment. There will be paperwork in addition to color and design consultation, and the procedure. The follow up appointment will not be nearly as long.
Is it painful?
You may experience some discomfort. We use topical anesthetics to make sure you feel as comfortable as possible during your session.
What to expect.
Depending on the procedure, you can expect a varying degree of swelling or tenderness.. The degree of effects also differs from individual to individual. I compare to how a brushburn feels. People taking blood thinners can experience minor bruising or slight bleeding during the procedure. Although rare. These post procedure effects will subside in 24-48 hours. Also, expect the color to appear darker and bolder due to a natural process of scabbing and healing for the first 10 days. This is common for all procedures.
Do I need more than one appointment?
Two treatments are usually needed, at least 6-8 weeks apart. At the second treatment, we will assess the color retention and make adjustments as necessary. Everyone heals differently. (Tattoo Lightening is unknown, it depends how the ink reacts. How long it has been in place, how deeply it was placed and more.)
May I choose the shape and the color?
We will discuss shape and color. We will not start the procedure until you approve the color and/or design.
What if I have allergies?
If you have any allergies, please let us know PRIOR to booking your appointment. We will skin test for allergic reaction if needed.
Can I have an MRI?
There is little potential risk of irritation during an MRI which is confirmed by many studies. You should inform your MRI technician that you have permanent cosmetics/tattoos.
WE CANNOT PROVIDE SCAR CAMOUFLAGE AND AREOLA TATTOOING TO YOU IF:
(Some of these may be allowed with a physicians release.)
You are under 18 years old
You are pregnant or nursing
You are on Retin A or Accutane product (Must discontinue use 2 weeks before proceedure)
You are allergic to Lidocaine (Must discontinue use 2 weeks before proceedure)
You have diabetes, high blood pressure, hemophilia, heart disease, epilepsy or any immune system disease
You are currently in cancer treatment and undergoing chemotherapy
You have leukemia, sarcomas, glaucoma
You are prone to keloids
You have any healing disorders, uncontrolled high blood pressure or mitral valve disorder
You have eczema, psoriasis or any open cuts, sores or wounds near the treated area
You have viral infections and/or diseases
You had Botox in the past 1-2 months
You had filler injections in the past 6 weeks
You had plastic surgery in the past 12 months
You had steroid shots less than 30 days before the procedure
You had an organ transplant
If you have a history of cold sores, you must be on a prescribed medication before, during and after any lip procedure (i.e.: Zovirax, Valtrex)
If you are on blood thinners or fish oil, please stop taking them 1 week prior the appointment
Arrive on time and allow time to fill out paperwork and get settled in. If arriving 15 minutes or more past the scheduled appointment time, the appointment is subject to being cancelled and deposits will be forfeited.
CANCELLATION AND RESCHEDULING APPOINTMENT:
Please give a minimum of 48 hours (2 business days) notice when rescheduling your appointment. Any client who does not show up for their scheduled appointment will forfeit their deposit. An additional deposit will be required to reserve a new appointment.
A $100 deposit is required to book all appointments. Due to the nature of our services, we have a strict 48 hours (2 business days) cancellation and rescheduling appointment policy. If this time frame is missed the deposit is forfeited as a late fee. This also applies to touch-up procedures.
Remaining balance is due immediately upon completion of service. We accept major electronic payment methods and credit cards.