What is Permanent Makeup?
Permanent makeup is a specialized form of tattooing that provides long-lasting enhancement for eyebrows, eyeliner, and lips.
How is Permanent Makeup done?
As with all tattoos, pigment is inserted under the dermis ( the top layer of skin) with a special needle.
Who should get Permanent Makeup?
Anyone with an active lifestyle will enjoy the freedom of having Permanent Makeup. Imagine hiking, biking, scuba diving – doing anything you want and still having perfect, smudge-free makeup.
Permanent Makeup is also the perfect solution for difficulties in applying makeup due to visual impairment, unsteady or arthritic hands, or watery eyes. It can be a long-lasting solution for alopecia (hair loss), sparse or light lashes or brows, or allergies to conventional cosmetics. If you wear contact lenses, you will love not having makeup flaking or running and clouding your lenses.
What is Micro-blading?
Micro-blading is performed by using a hand tool that creates extremely fine hair strokes. It is newly popular and has been marketed as semi-permanent but it is not. It is a tattoo and the pigment is inserted into the dermis, not the epidermis. Micro-blading, when applied by an expert, is a beautiful technique and needs none of the misleading statements that have been attached by someone in order to make it sound unlike a tattoo or a permanent eyebrow. It will most likely fade sooner than a machine procedure due to the fineness of the bladed strokes.
Is Permanent Makeup safe?
Katrina takes it very seriously to maintain careful hygiene and uses only sterile, disposable needles. However, being a type of tattoo, permanent makeup does have a low incidence of potential risks, such as; infection, allergic reaction, scarring, inconsistent color, spreading, and fanning, or fading of pigments.
Does it hurt to get Permanent Makeup?
You will feel some pin pricking at first, but a topical anesthetic should keep you comfortable. Many people find Katrina’s work actually relaxing!
How should I prepare for getting permanent makeup?
Just dress comfortably and relax! If coffee makes you jittery, you might want to reduce your intake before getting permanent makeup. A histamine blocker such diphenhydramine (a generic formula for Benadryl) before the procedure can help minimize any swelling, if you are prone to it.
What can I expect during the procedure?
Expect a discussion of the most appropriate shape and color for your makeup. She will sketch your new look directly on your face to give you an idea of the finished product. Once you and Katrina have agreed on the procedure, she will take over and do all the work! Expect to hear buzzing of the equipment and to feel some vibration.
What if the procedure is not what I expected?
Understand that there is no 100% guarantee; A mature decision is important to consider before the procedure.
What can I expect for the first week or two after I get Permanent Makeup? Are there any restrictions to my activities after it is done?
Your pigment will appear significantly darker and bolder the first couple of days. There may be a little swelling (minimal for brows, more significant for lips and eyeliner). There may be some itching around day three, and by the end of the first week, you’ll notice flaking and shedding. Do not “help” it along! Just keep everything clean and moist as instructed on your after care sheet. You’ll see the final results in about 30 to 40 days. Lip color can take up to 8 weeks to reflect the final color. If the color is uneven, don’t panic, remember, this is a two-step procedure. Your touch-up session will address any corrections that are needed.
How should I care for my Permanent Makeup?
Keep the new tattoos clean. You’ll be given some antibacterial ointment, which you should apply with clean cotton swabs. Avoid exposing your healing skin to direct sun, hot tubs, steam, creams, or lotions during the first two weeks of healing. Once you are all healed, use a good sun screen (SPF 15 or higher) every day to help prevent fading. You will have the details in the aftercare instructions to take home with you.
How long does Permanent Makeup last?
Permanent makeup isn’t really permanent. Like all tattoos, it fades over time and the lines may soften or fan out. However, you can expect it to stay fresh looking for about a year and much longer with some simple after care and annual touch-ups!
Allergies to pigments are extremely rare; however, if they do occur, the pigmented area will appear red and swollen, and may itch. Clients who suffer from allergies of any kind must have a patch test prior to any micro-pigmentation procedure. (A patch test is $25.00)
I’m ready! How do I get started?
It’s easy. Just contact Katrina to make an appointment for your free consultation. This is your time, so please leave the little ones or pets at home. Once you decide to schedule a procedure, you’ll complete the appropriate paperwork and provide a deposit to reserve your time with Katrina. Bear in mind that time is valuable. If you cancel with less than 72 hours notice, the deposit will not be refunded. Click the address for a map so you know where to go.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
All needles are new and individually sterilized and packed. Fully disposable “single use only” applicator cartridges are used for your complete safety and peace of mind.
Areola Restoration & Breast Scars
What does it involve?
Areola and breast re-pigmentation is a procedure for those who have had breast reconstructive surgery, and have lost their nipples. The technician will draw on to recreate the shape and size to find the closet similarity of your previous one. A custom blended pigment color that best matches the patient’s coloring will then be created. Future touch ups are recommended to refresh and reboot the color. “You can have a natural appearance again.”
A consultation is necessary to determine what is involved.
What does it involve?
Scalp pigmentation doesn’t penetrate the skin deeply as in normal tattooing, and the color can be matched to your natural or previous hair color and skin tone. You have a choice of tattoo ink or permanent makeup pigment. Tattoo ink will retain it’s color while, Permanent Makeup pigment will fade much sooner. Touch ups will be necessary once every few years as the color will fade away. The technician will agree on a suitable hairline with you, based on your previous one and your facial shape. Then, they will add hundreds of tiny dots over your scalp. A sitting typically lasts around three hours, and if the whole head is being treated, a few treatments may be required. Should the rest of your hair go grey, the treatment can be touched up to match.
Does it hurt?
It hurts less than a regular tattoo, and certainly a lot less than a hair transplant. Numbing creams are available to numb the scalp.
Hair Removal / Waxing / Body Grooming
Before any service is performed
- Kindly remind you to be hygiene conscious.
- Prior to your session / treatment, Katrina is making sure your room is clean, with fresh sheets and towels.
- Dress comfortably to prevent any irritation due to friction.
- After your hair removal treatment(s) let your skin rest for at least 24 hrs, before any activities, spray tan, sun exposure or traveling