FAQs

What is permanent cosmetics?
Permanent cosmetics (also known as micro-pigmentation, permanent makeup and cosmetic tattoo) is a cosmetic technique of micro-implantation of coloring pigments into the dermal layer of skin for aesthetic purposes to produce designs that resemble makeup.

Is it safe?
At our clinic all the procedures are performed under sterile conditions. Only disposable needles are used. There are no known allergic reactions to pigments we use, however at the client’s request an allergy test can be performed at the time of consultation prior to treatment.

Is there any discomfort associated with the procedure?
We strive to assure a painless experience by using proven pain management techniques. Topical anesthetic agents are applied prior and during each procedure. We use the most advanced digital equipment to perform all our procedures that allows for more color implantation in less time and with significantly less discomfort.

How long does the procedure take?
Each procedure takes between 60 and 120 minutes. This includes the application of anesthetic and the design and color selection that best fits the structure of your face and skin tone.

What is the recovery time?
You can go to work the same day. Minor swelling may occur, but it is usually gone within the next few hours. For the first few days the intensity of color is 20-40% more than the healed result will be. You will be able to see the final color after about 30 days when your skin has had a full cycle of cellular regeneration.

Is it really permanent?
Gradual fading can be expected for all the permanent cosmetic procedures. The degree of fading varies from person to person depending on the body chemistry, lifestyle, medical conditions, the amount of UV exposure, and the color used (darker colors stay longer). Most colors last 3 to 5 years, some may not fade for as long as 10 years. We recommend periodic touch-ups to maintain the desired look.

How is specific desired look and shade of the color determined?
First we recommends the shape and color that best complement your facial features and skin tone, then the expected result is demonstrated by applying with topical makeup for your approval, and only after that the selected color is implanted into the skin.

Is it covered by insurance?
The permanent cosmetic procedures for eye brows, eye liner, and lips are not covered by insurance, however depending on your health plan the restorative procedures such as scar revision (if a scar is the result of an accident or cancer treatment) and areola pigmentation after mastectomy can be reimbursable.