Micropigmentation, or Permanent makeup as its most often referred to is the implanting of pigments into the Dermis layers of the skin, to enhance Brows, Eyes, and lips of the face. Can also be used to replace Areola color, and missing patches of skin color on the body. Permanent just means it does not wash off, it does not mean it lasts forever. Some refer to this application as “semi-permanent” considering that it does fade over time, and it isn’t a regular tattoo.
We aim to achieve natural looking enhancements that could be passed off as your own facial features. So, to do that, we utilize two different techniques that can be combined to achieve many different looks. We implant pigment into a bottom dermis layer of the skin with a hand-held machine, that utilizes micro prongs. This machine pokes micro holes in the skin where the pigment sinks in. Microblading is placed slightly to the upper dermis,” and is actually scratched into the skin by hand with a small blade made of micro prongs, which is why it fades faster “It’s very, very shallow. Microblading usually lasts approximately 1 year, and Micropigmentation (permanent makeup) lasts 1-3 years or longer. The longevity of the procedure depends largely by the placement, type of ink used, skin type and texture, as well as types of products and procedures used on or around the area.
Our technicians offer advanced work with high-quality pigments, which are shade-matched to closely resemble your own natural hairs on your eyebrows and lashes, or the pink of your lips. If natural is not your thing, and you prefer more of a makeup look, we have many colors to choose from. We also offer wedged, winged, smokey, and multiple color designer eyeliners. Multi colored, or highlighted hair stroke brows, and lip enlargements in natural or lipstick look. We use a variety of needles, ranging from a single needle to multi-prong needles, and various microblades to create our custom looks.
Though there isn’t much downtime associated with semi-permanent makeup, you can expect your lips to be slightly swollen immediately after, your lash line to be a bit red (almost as if you’ve been crying, nothing too serious), and your brows will be pretty crisp and dark. Everything should fade by a few shades within five to seven days, where the effect is softened by 50%. Typically, the semi-permanent makeup should last anywhere from a year and a half to three years, just be cautious of the ingredients in your anti-aging serums and moisturizers. If you use retinol, vitamin C, or hydroquinone, those ingredients will fade the brows and lips faster almost by half, and of course sun exposure can shorten the life of semi-permanent makeup. We recommend getting them touched up every two years.
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