FAQ's Eyeliner Tattoo
1. HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
Permanent eyeliner usually last 3 to 5 years. Permanent makeup will last longer for some and not as long for others due most importantly to lifestyle, health, and skin type. Follow our long-term care instructions for best results.
2. DOES IT HURT?
With the topical anesthetics available to us today, discomfort is very minimal and most client report little to no pain.
3. HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?
Eyeliner, will generally take from an hour to an hour and a half to complete. Keep in mind this includes approximately twenty minutes to fully anesthetize the area.
4. WHAT IS A TOUCH-UP AND WILL I NEED ONE?
Microblading and permanent makeup procedures ofter require followup touch-up appointments. The touch-up appointment is a fine tuning session to make any adjustments that may be needed or desired to the shape, fullness, and color.
5. WHO BENEFITS FROM PERMANENT COSMETICS?
Everyone and anyone who can identify with one any one of the following:
Poor vision or can't see well enough to apply your makeup anymore.
Allergies to topical makeup or skin sensitivities.
People who wear contact lenses.
An unsteady hand or poor motor skills due to Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, or stroke survivors.
Loss of hair due to thinning or scars.
People with busy lifestyles and hectic work schedules who want to look their best all day long without having to stop, check, and reapply their makeup due to smudging or smearing. Those of you whom after a busy day want to look great for your evening without having to do a thing.
People who enjoy activities like working out at the gym, yoga, swimming, boating, hiking, biking, tennis, camping, etc., that are concerned with their eyebrows or makeup coming off. Some people even avoid activities such as these because of that concern. Through permanent makeup, I can give you the personal freedom you need to go do the activities you enjoy and look great doing it.
People who have alopecia. I have worked on many clients with this condition and the difference that eyebrows and eyeliner can make with permanent makeup is remarkable.
People suffering from Trichotillomania. I have found this disorder to be prevalent mostly in young to middle-aged women. To those of you who struggle with this disorder, I can help you. I know at times it is worse than at other times. With permanent makeup, even during those stressful times, your eyebrows and lash line can look natural and defined. Just knowing your eyebrows and lash line are going to be there despite what you may be going through will give you a great sense of peace and make life a whole lot easier.
Permanent makeup can help many different people on many different levels or it can simply give you a few extra minutes in the morning (for some of you...many extra minutes in the morning). For some, I am making a real difference and changing lives and for others it is a luxury and a matter of convenience. No matter what your reason for choosing permanent makeup...I will make sure it is one of the best decisions you have ever made for yourself.
6. PRE-PROCEDURE INFORMATION
Be prepared for the color intensity of your procedure to be significantly sharper, brighter, or darker than what is expected for the final outcome. It will take time for this transition, based upon how quickly the outer layer of your skin exfoliates.
While these tattooed colors may initially simulate the exact color and tone desired, they will not always remain a perfect match. Tattooed colors are constant, while your own skin color will vary depending on exposure to cold, heat, sun and circulatory changes. For example, if you tan your skin and had a scar camouflaged, your surrounding skin will be darker in appearance than the treated area.
Since delicate skin or sensitive areas may swell slightly or redden, some clients feel it best not to make any social plans for a day or two following any procedure. It is always best to avoid these procedures within months prior to important life events such as weddings. Procedures may take longer than expected to be complete under some circumstances.
2. Wear your normal makeup and bring your lip color or brow pencils to the office on the day of the procedure.
3. Any tweezing or waxing should be done at least 48 hours prior to the procedure; electrolysis no less than five days before. Do not resume any method of hair removal for at least two weeks.
4 Any eyelash or eyebrow tinting or eyelash curling should be done no sooner than 48 hours before, or two weeks after the procedure.
5. Do not wear contact lenses during or immediately following the eyeliner procedure. Remember to bring your glasses. you may resume wearing your contact lenses as soon as your eyes return to their pre-tattooed condition.
6. Following the eyeliner procedures, as a safety precaution, we recommend that you have someone available to accompany you or drive you home.
7. Refrain from the use of alcohol, aspirin, aspirin-containing medications, ibuprofen, or other blood-thinning medications for seven days before and two days after any procedure. Refrain from judgment-altering drugs for at least 24 hours prior to any procedure. No medication should ever be discontinued without first consulting your physician.
Proper care following your procedure is necessary to achieve the best results. Keep in mind that in many cases, some unevenness of color is to be expected. This is the purpose of the touch-up visit. Please review the following directions and refer to them as necessary. If during your healing process you have any questions or concerns, please contact your technician.
Ice packs protected with a cloth may be applied as necessary to reduce swelling. Sleeping slightly elevated helps alleviate swelling sometimes seen the morning after facial procedures.
2. Wash your hands before touching any treated area. Cotton-tipped applicators may be used to gently cleanse the eye area. Do not expose the area to dirty or unsanitary conditions. Wearing glasses outdoors is a good way to protect new eyeliner from dust, etc., that can stick to healing agents. Apply recommended healing agents sparingly.
3. Some itching is normal. DO NOT PICK, PEEL, OR SCRATCH the treated area or your color may heal unevenly and you risk scarring and infection.
4. No makeup is to be applied for 72 hours after the procedure. After any eyeliner procedure, use new mascara. Do not use an eyelash curler for two weeks.
5. Do not expose your healing skin to direct sun, tanning beds, hot tubs, (tub baths if body area treated), saunas, salt water, chlorinated pools, direct shower spray, hot water, skin creams, ointments, or lotions other than what you have been instructed to use for 2 weeks following your procedure.
8. LONG TERM CARE
Use a good sunscreen daily - even the lips require protection. Sun exposure will fade your permanent cosmetics and may cause irritation even years later.
2. If you are planning chemical exfoliation, MRI, or other medical procedure, please inform your physician of your cosmetic tattoo.
9. IS IT CUSTOMARY TO TIP YOUR STYLIST AND IF SO HOW MUCH?
This a very common question that I get asked and I usually tell my clients "though tips are appreciated they are not mandatory for those with tight budgets." In any spa setting it is customary to tip your stylist 18-20% depending on your service and how much you liked your stylist. In a medical setting it is not required to tip your technician. I hope this helps : ).