Are Scar Camouflage procedures 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 permanent makeup 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 require as much time.

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. 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.

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.