What is permanent makeup?
Permanent Cosmetics, or Permanent Makeup, is the revolutionary method of depositing hypoallergenic mineral pigments into the dermal layer of the skin. All procedures are performed using Nouveau Contour devices: “state of the art”, fully computerized, digital machines that provide less trauma and excellent results.
Why permanent cosmetics?
The objective of these procedures is to raise self-esteem, self-confidence, allow for a more active lifestyle, personal freedom, as well as saving time. Both men and women who need, or are experiencing the following, realize the positive results of permanent makeup:
- Scar Camouflage
- Allergies to cosmetics
- Unsteady Hands
- Contact lens sensitivities
- Areola Restoration
- Visual impairments
- Before and following Chemotherapy
The process of permanent cosmetics has been used and endorsed for years by Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeons, Ophthalmologists, and Dermatologists. They embrace these procedures as non-surgical “cures”.
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I want to change my makeup?
We work with your natural facial features to enhance them to their fullest. This natural look allows you to apply normal cosmetics over your “Permanent Makeup” for color variety. Therefore, without any applied makeup, you are always naturally enhanced.
Is it painful?
A topical anesthetic is applied prior and, if needed, during each procedure to numb the epidermis and help ease any discomfort. Every client is different, some will feel vibrating or scratching, and some will feel nothing at all.
How safe is it?
Technicians must follow strict hygiene and sterilization procedures that conform to OSHA and CDC (Centers for Disease Control) guidelines.
Is this the same as a Tattoo?
Yes, both are permanent. Some clients need to be “touched up” within 2-6 years. Everyone is different. Results will depend on age, skin tone, the exfoliation process, over exposure to the sun, body chemistry and the degree of care taken to maintain the procedure.
What is the recovery period?
Some clients may experience slight swelling or bruising and is usually not noticeable. Most can return to normal daily activities right away.
Is it expensive?
It is comparable to what most women spend on hair styling, hair color, “perms” and normal maintenance. Considering that “Permanent Makeup” lasts for years before a “touch up” is needed, it is relatively inexpensive.
What colors should I choose?
There is a right color for everyone. We take into consideration your natural skin color, hair color and eye color. A soft, natural color is always preferred. Your technician will help you choose the proper color.
Eyebrows | 350
Microblading (Eyebrows with Hair Strokes) | 500
Eyeliner Top & Bottom | 350
Lip Liner | 250
Full Lip | 600
All permanent makeup services include touch-up within 6 weeks.
Looking for regular Makeup Artistry?
Call (703)823-2718 to schedule your free Permanent Makeup consultation.