General Information

I receive many inquiries about Permanent Makeup each week.  To help you find your answers as quickly as possible, I’ve categorized your most Frequently Asked Questions below.

Will it hurt?

New topical anesthetics have been developed especially for permanent makeup for eyeliner, eyebrows and lip color procedures.

These products are applied to the area to be treated before and during the procedure to assure you of the most comfortable experience possible. It is not uncommon to hear there was not as much pain as expected. At the end of the procedure cool packs are very soothing to the area.

How long will it take to recover?

You will look like you have had a good cry for several hours following an eyeliner procedure. It is advised to ice packs or cold compresses for 10 minutes at a time during the first few hours. Swelling is dependent on your body’s ability to heal. Drinking alcohol and eating spicy foods within 24 prior to the procedure will affect your ability for recovery time.

How long will the makeup last?

Permanent makeup is long lasting. However, as you become accustomed to your new makeup, it is not uncommon to want more. You will want to freshen up your new makeup every couple of years. The darker the color, such as black, the longer it will stay unchanged in your skin. Natural, delicate colors are often times more vulnerable to the effects of sun, swimming, and breakdown by the body. However it is not always possible to predict how long the color will last because everyone is different.