Permanent Cosmetic Procedures
What is Permanent Makeup? Permanent Makeup, Micropigmentation, or Permanent Cosmetics is essentially the application of pigment in the skin for cosmetic, camouflage, or reconstructive purposes. Pigments are introduced in the dermal layer of the skin the same way tattoo pigments are. A permanent makeup artist utilizes a grouping of needles via machine or hand tool to implant color in lips, eyebrows, eyelids, areolas, and other parts of the body. Through advances in technology, machines and hand tools have been designed to provide the most comfort and produce the least amount of trauma to the skin. We utilize Softap hand method and coil machine to do the best quality work and provide the most comfort for each client.
What to expect from an ArtistsTouch Permanent Makeup Procedure...
1. All Clients receive an initial consultation. We work with you to find out exactly what type of procedure you want done. Client and artist discuss color and application of the pigment we're going to utilize. Photos are taken of the tattoo area for our reference and an appointment is scheduled.
2. Appointment Day! We draw conventional makeup on the skin first to make sure placement and application of the makeup is spot on. The artist marks the area to be tattooed and applies a mild topical anesthetic for the client's comfort. For eyeliner, the numbing cream takes about 20 minutes to work effectively. Eyebrows are gently scratched with a needle and the topical anesthetic is applied, taking 15 minutes to numb.
3. After eyebrows or eyelids are fully numb, we start the initial application of pigment in the skin. We gently penetrate the skin with the needle, just going deep enough for the pores to seal in pigment.
4. We build up layers of pigment in the skin. We do this because ink has translucent properties and becomes more opaque as more pigment is applied. Throughout the tattooing process, the artist constantly steps back and assesses progress to make sure the maximum amount of pigment is in the skin and the makeup is symmetrical .
5. Voila! Makeup is usually done within an hour and the experience was as gentle and comfortable as possible. Congratulations on your decision to feel beautiful and confident in your own skin.
6. ArtistsTouch schedules a refresher appointment with the client 30 days after initial application.Color will always soften when fully healed and we do this refresher procedure to ensure the makeup looks its absolute best and your need for future touchups is kept to a minimum. Client will not be charged any additional fee for pigment refresher after the initial healing.
Ways to Prepare for Procedures
1. Wear UV Protectant. Sunburn is a first degree burn that heals like any other burn. Permanent Makeup shouldn't be applied on healing skin. Also
2. No drinking the night before your appointment. Alcohol thins blood which tends to produce more bleeding than normal during procedures. This can be difficult for the artist to deal with and may affect the way the makeup heals.
3. No Blood Thinning Medication the Day of Your Appointment. See above about the complications of excess bleeding during a procedure. When blood is coming out, pigment is not going in.
4. Stay easy on the caffeine A jittery client and moving needle do not always work well with each other.
5. Don't arrive with an empty stomach. Getting any kind of tattoo on an empty stomach can produce nausea, dizziness, and possible loss of consciousness.
6. If you wear contacts and you have eyeliner done, wear glasses from your appointment departure. Stray pigment may get in the eyes. This poses no harm and can easily be washed out of the eye. It's best for your fragile contacts though, to not have pigments on them. You can put them in after the procedure once the eye is clean of stray pigments.
The first step is initial consultation. Contact Stacey Colangelo at (414)628-7666 or email email@example.com for yours.