Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is permanent makeup?
A: Permanent Makeup is the process of inserting pigment molecules into the dermis.The end result is tattooed eyebrows, eyeliner, or lips.
Q: Does it hurt?
A: No, A registered nurse administers a local anesthetic, just like visiting the dentist. If local anesthesia is not used the procedure is quite uncomfortable.
Q: How long does it take to heal?
A: On average a patient will be swollen about 1-3 day. Most patients are able to return to work after the
Q: How long will the makeup last?
A: Permanent cosmetics are permanent in that you will always have a permanent marking on your skin. Over time, you will notice a gradual softening of
color occurring each year.
Q: How long does the procedure take?
A: Each procedure takes about 1-2 hours.
Q: Can I have an MRI after I have had permanent makeup?
A: Research has shown that an MRI may be performed on patients with permanent makeup without any serious soft tissue reactions or adverse effects.
During the MRI there may be a tingling, or buring sensation, where the permanent makeup is located. However, applying wet gauze to area will decrease any discomfort. Permanent makeup causes no
interference with the MRI images. Visit www.mrisafety.com for additional information.
Q: What kind of machine/tool is used to apply the permanent makeup?
A: There are several machines and handtools used here at Permanent Cosmetic Clinic to apply permanent makeup. The more tools and options, the better the results. Most commonly used is the Nouvea Contour Intelligent Digital which is currently the industry leader www.nouveaucontourusa.com, traditional coil machines (tattoo gun) built specifically for permanent makeup, the Permark Ultra Enhancer www.permark.com, and handtools and pigments from Kolorsource www.kolorsource.com.