Although Permanent Cosmetics is one of the top beauty trends of today, it has really only become mainstream in the last few years. We’ve noticed various celebrities like Bella Thorne and Mandy Moore talking about their experiences with Permanent Cosmetics, and really bringing it to the forefront of the beauty and media industries. While people have been using permanent makeup and cosmetic tattooing to enhance their appearance for decades, any new beauty trend is bound to bring up questions.
So since Permanent Cosmetics is such a new beauty procedure, many clients still have A LOT of questions about the process. We’ve heard it referred to as Permanent Cosmetics, micro-feathering and micro-pigmentation, but these words are not as interchangeable as one might think. Here are a few of our most frequent Permanent Cosmetics Q&A’s.
Permanent Makeup is a form of cosmetic tattooing, also known as micro-pigmentation. It has been around since at least the 20th century, but maybe even longer. There’s even evidence that Queen Cleopatra of ancient Egypt had cosmetic tattooing! It is a cosmetic technique where pigment is inserted into the skin to resemble makeup. It is typically achieved using a machine or manual hand tool to create permanent enhancements to the eyebrows, eyes, lips, and body.
Permanent Cosmetics and in particular Microblade is a technique of cosmetic tattooing performed specifically on the eyebrows. Like earlier methods of cosmetic tattooing, it is done by manually depositing pigment into the second layer of the skin (dermis). But what makes it truly unique is the hand tool used. The unique formation of needles allows the artist to create the look of real eyebrow hairs by tattooing very fine hair-like strokes in the skin.
Permanent lip liner and color can improve the appearance of lips for women and men. It helps lips appear more defined without surgery or fillers and restores color to lips that are too pale. Permanent lip liner eliminates the daily use of pencils to outline, fill-in, or reshape lip borders. Permanent lip color decreases the need to reapply lipstick or lip gloss. Lip tattooing helps correct and balance the symmetry of lips that are uneven, too thin, too thick, or scarred. It can also enhance the natural color and shape of “perfect” lips.
Permanent eyeliner or eyelash enhancement helps women and men enhance the appearance of their eyes. It eliminates the need to outline eyelids with liquid liners or pencils and improves the appearance of missing, thin, or light colored lashes. Permanent eyeliner allows people to swim, shower, or exercise without having makeup
smudges. It provides safety and convenience to people with oily skin, vision problems, or unsteady hands. Eye doctors (Ophthalmologists and Optometrists) also recommend permanent eyeliner to patients who wear contact lenses, have watery eyes, or are allergic to regular makeup.
No. Permanent Cosmetics itself will not cause scarring. What can cause scarring after a Permanent Cosmetics procedure is picking at the healing skin. This is why it is extremely important to make sure your client knows to NOT pick at any scabs or flaking skin after they have had a Permanent Cosmetics procedure. Picking could result in the
loss of pigment as well as scarring.
Having a Permanent Cosmetics procedure can be quite costly. A procedure can cost anywhere from $300 – $1500, depending on the skill/experience of the artist, where you are located, and on the demand for this procedure in your location.
The healing process after a Permanent Cosmetics procedure varies from client to client based on many factors. This could include, but is not limited to: the artist’s technique, pigments used, aftercare instructions, whether or not shading was done, as well as just overall how someone’s body and skin reacts to the procedure. Some of the most
common things clients can expect after a Permanent Cosmetics procedure are:
As with any cosmetic or tattoo procedures, the best way to find a certified, reputable artist in your area is often by word-of-mouth referrals or legitimate customer reviews. You can also do some investigative research of your own on local artists.
It really depends on the client and the health of their skin, but Permanent Cosmetics procedures should last anywhere from 1 to 5 years. Permanent Cosmetics is not supposed to last forever and will require touch-ups when the pigment begins to fade. Permanent Cosmetics is a form of permanent makeup and is subject to fading over time
due to exfoliation, sun exposure and skincare products that may increase exfoliation of the skin.
Just like a typical skin wound, Permanent Cosmetics takes about 10 – 14 days to heal before it can get completely wet without disturbing the skin or the healing process. This includes heavy exercise and sweating, showering, and face down swimming. The area will be fully healed 30 days after the procedure was done.
Because you are numbed prior to the procedure, the level of pain experienced can be minimized, but in all honesty, there is definitely some discomfort involved. The best way to describe the discomfort felt during a Permanent Cosmetics procedure would be similar to that of a mild cat scratch.
The skin near the front of your eyebrow is thicker, so this will likely be a lot less painful than the tail of your eyebrow. The tail of your eyebrow sits very close to the temple, where the skin is very thin. The thinner the skin, the more likely you will experience a higher level of discomfort. That being said, everyone’s skin and pain threshold is different, but during the procedure, there shouldn’t be a point where the pain becomes unbearable. It is of utmost importance to me that my clients feel comfortable. I numb throughout every procedure and strive to keep you comfortable.
Eyebrows are easily one of the most defining features of the face and have become a focal point of recent beauty trends. Whether you prefer yours thick and bold, or arched and precise, it seems that everyone is obsessed with having his or her “brow game” on point.
Thanks to microblading, we have been given a solution that allows us to have the brows we have always dreamed of by having them tattooed in a very natural and discreet way. Therefore, now that microblading has piqued your interest, you are probably wondering, “Is microblading right for me?”
The process goes far beyond finding the right artist. It is just as important to determine whether your skin is fit and ready to be tattooed. From your age, sensitivity to the condition and quality of your skin, a lot goes into the safety and effectiveness of the microblading and Permanent Cosmetics process.
As an artist, my goal is always to ensure that you receive the best possible results from your treatment. This is heavily reliant on your skin being healthy, strong, and calm.
Unfortunately, pre-existing skin conditions and skin treatments can heavily compromise the effectiveness of microblading, leaving both you and I in an unfavorable situation. So, before you go ahead and book your appointment, read the pointers below to find out if microblading and Permanent Cosmetics is for you.
Below is a list of medical conditions that often cause skin irregularities, making microblading an unsuitable procedure for you:
Therefore, if you are thinking you are ready for a microblading procedure, it is important to know that the results of your permanent makeup will be based on the health and quality of your skin. Results will vary from person to person, and if you have a pre-existing skin condition or are on medications, this can affect the outcome of a procedure to some degree.
Congratulations! You are making an investment in yourself. We are excited and confident that this procedure
will put a pep in your step and help you feel great about yourself. Flawless Permanent Cosmetics mission is to
enhance your natural beauty, increase your confidence and provide results that are long lasting and beautiful!
Before beginning, let’s make sure you are a good candidate for micro-pigmentation and help you understand
what to expect. We strive to provide all of our clients with impeccable service and the very best experience:
This requires that you follow appropriate pre and post-care instructions.
If you have any history of cold sores, fever blisters, or herpes simplex, you must contact your physician to
obtain and take the proper prescription medication to prevent such outbreaks for at least 4 days before
and after the procedure. Many physicians prescribe 12 capsules of 500mg Valtrex. Follow your
Please be aware that having a procedure done while on your menstrual cycle can make you hypersensitive
at the procedure site.
You will be given detailed after-care instructions at the time of your procedure. Please call or email us
with any other questions you may have.
WHILE YOUR SKIN HEALS, BE PREPARED FOR THE COLOR INTENSITY OF YOUR PROCEDURE TO BE SIGNIFICANTLY LARGER, SHARPER, BRIGHTER, OR DARKER than what is expected for the final outcome. This is a normal and expected result of the application and healing process. The healing process will take a number of days to complete, depending on how quickly the outer layer of your skin exfoliates and new skin regrows to take its place.
Microblading is a 2-part process consisting of a first session and an optional touch up session 4-8 weeks later, if needed. Under the realm of micropigmentation , microblading at Flawless is completed with state of the art disposable hand tools and blades, combining artistry, technique, and color theory to mimic your own eyebrow patterns and color in the most undetectable and natural way. Amazing results for those with gaps, thin hair, dead follicles, sparse, uneven, alopecia, trichotillomania, and patchy eyebrows. Microblading is the low maintenance beauty answer to having beautiful brows every day!
Micro shaded brows are a combination of shading and hair strokes. Shading is done with a hand tool or with a machine, depending on each client’s skin and desired results. Shading/ombre brows are also an option. During consultation we will go over your brow goals and I will determine the best option for you based on your bone structure, your actual brow hair (if any), skin type, and desired results. All appointments include full aftercare kit (tissues, aftercare ointment, and instructions).
Color Boost on my original work will receive discounted rates up to 75%. Touch ups on new work is on a case by case basis.
If you want to have glowing confidence and radiate beauty, microblade eyebrows is for you. If you are tired of uneven brows, sparse brows, thin brows, misshapen brows or crooked brows, then YES, microblading eyebrows is for you. If you are tired of spending at least 15 min every morning to fill in your brows, if you want to simplify your beauty routine so you can focus on other things that matter, then YES, microblading eyebrows is for you. Gone are the days of tattooed “Sharpie Brows” or your grandmother’s blue/green liner. Instead, Flawless offers a beautiful and natural permanent cosmetics experience. The best artistry + technique giving you results you’ll want to share with everyone.
We begin with Brow Mapping! We design a blueprint of your potential eyebrow shape using your bone structure. your actual hair growth (if any), and your desired results. Training and understanding of Color Theory helps me to custom blend a color that will perfectly match your eyebrow hair. I use my natural artistry to make your microblading so natural; people will keep guessing what is real and what is Microblade!
Microblading brows is a very safe procedure. Flawless is a state of the art facility licensed with New Mexico Regulation & Licensing Board of Body Art. Completely different than esthetics or cosmetology. Flawless is an exclusive permanent cosmetics practice: microblading eyebrows, lip blushing, and permanent makeup removal procedures. I hold a completed and approved Apprenticeship, my Body Art Practitioner Permit, and establishment license
CPR + First Aid Certification, Blood Borne Pathogens certificate.
Microblading eyebrows is a maintenance service. How long between appointments will be up to the individual: how they care for their brows, their skin type, and how they want their brows to look. There is an optional touch up appointment at 4-8 weeks after the initial appointment. After that touch up appointment, most clients will not need to come back for their color boost until close to 1 year or later. This varies for each client, either way, as long as it is my original work you will never have to pay full price again!
The color boost appointment freshens up the color and we have the option to change to a shaded brow if the client would like a bolder or more defined brow.
During treatment, the client should expect some minor bleeding and some bruising. The treated area
will also be tender for a few days. The skin should scab over and heal over the course of a few
weeks. Fading will happen gradually over several months.
The tattoo will become lighter and may possibly fade completely over time. This removal technique
is safe for all skin types. The salt/saline tattoo removal is safer and has fewer risks of
hypo/hyper-pigmentation, blistering, and scarring than laser removal treatments. The skin may be re-
tattooed once the area has sufficiently healed.
Individuals who are patient and willing to follow aftercare instructions are ideal candidates. Clients on
blood-thinning medications or who expect immediate results are not ideal candidates for this
Clients should be realistic in their expectations. They should expect a significant lightening of the
tattoo, not full removal. Clients should expect three to four procedures before they see desired
Apply ice to treated area for 10 – 30 minutes. Ice helps reduce swelling and aids in healing.
Failure to follow post-treatment instructions may cause loss of pigment, discoloration or infection. Remember, colors appear brighter and more sharply defined immediately following the procedure. As the healing progresses, color will soften. A touch-up procedure is included and must be scheduled 5 weeks after the first treatment to complete your treatment. Final results cannot be determined until healing is complete. Additional fees will apply for touch-ups after 60 days following the procedure.
Enjoy your permanent cosmetics!
Though a friend or family may accompany you to your appointment, we have learned it is best
that they do not sit-in on your procedure. It is important the artist is able to have their full focus
on you, the client.
Friends and family tend to be a distraction for both the client and artist. Technician reserves the
right to amend this on a case by case basis.
Though we love children, toddlers and babies, we must kindly ask that you do not bring them
with you to your appointment. Unfortunately, since we are using sharp tools and medical grade
cleaning products it is not an environment for curious little hands and minds. Thank you for
Micro-pigmentation is a time-intensive service. In booking your appointment, we are reserving a
designated amount of time. If you need to cancel for any reason, we require that you cancel at
least 24 hours prior to the start of your appointment time so that we may be able to offer this
time to another client. If your appointment is cancelled with less than 24 hours’ notice (or in
the case of a no-show), you will still be charged the full price of your scheduled service.
Please plan to arrive at Flawless! 10 minutes prior to the start of your appointment. You will
need to complete a consent and medical intake form. We want to make sure you have time to
make yourself comfortable before the start of your appointment.
If you are late it will compromise the amount of time the artist has to spend on your procedure,
which in turn compromises your results.
In the event that a client is more than 30 minutes late, the procedure may be cancelled, and the
full service fee will still apply, as we are not able to offer this time to another client.
Though it is extremely rare, we reserve the right to refuse treatment for the following reasons:
We look forward to working with you. If you have any questions, please call or make notes so we can discuss them with you when you arrive for your appointment.
I am so looking forward to working with you!