Frequently asked questions
What is permanent makeup?
It is the micro-implantation of coloring pigments into the skin for aesthetic purposes to enhance, contour, and outline facial features. This include services as Microblading, Micro shading, eyeliners , lip liners, lip blushing , scalp pigmentation, camouflage corrections, basically any procedure that requires the usage of needles and pigments under the skin.
Is there any discomfort associated with the procedure?
Unlike in tattooing or some other type of permanent makeup salons Permanent-Line uses topical anesthetics that are highly effective to be applied to the treated area which significantly reduces discomfort. Typically, patients will report a tickling sensation with little or no discomfort during or after a procedure has been performed.
How long does the procedure take to complete?
The average time required for a procedure is between one to two hours for a new procedure. If client is getting a touch up procedure can take about an hour and a half.
How long does permanent makeup last?
Gradual fading can be expected for all micro-pigmentation procedures. This varies among people and is dependent on the specific shade used. Most colors last one to three years, periodic touchups are recommended to maintain the desired look. You can also choose to change colors of your permanent makeup. For instance, a nude lip color can be modified to a peachy pink or a brown eyeliner to a black or navy hue.
Can I have Botox after my eyebrows are permanently feathered and enhanced?
We recommend to wait a few days to let the eyebrows heal completely before Botox is injected. A brow lift should not significantly alter the shape of a permanent eyebrow.
Do I Have to pay for follow up touch ups for any permanent make up?
Yes, client has the option to come in every 6 months or yearly for touch ups.
Is permanent makeup actually permanent?
The permanent makeup implantation technique deposits color pigment into the upper reticular layer of the skin and is considered permanent because it cannot be washed off. Unlike traditional tattoos performed on the body, permanent makeup professionals do not use traditional tattoo ink (dye). Permanent cosmetics pigment is more delicate and designed to work with the skin’s undertones. Every person’s skin is different in regarding pigment retention. Gradual softening and lighting over time can be expected for all permanent makeup procedures.
What is a touch up appointment?
During the first round of permanent makeup ink, the treated area(s) will become saturated with deep color causing these areas to swell and the tissue to reject further pigment. Over time, those areas will start to show less color, and a second or third appointment will be needed to fill them in. It is best to wait 4 to 6 weeks for complete tissue healing and color stabilization to make this first touch up appointment. Once the desired results are achieved, the client can keep the color looking fresh with a touch up visit every 6 months to a year.
Are the pigments used on permanent makeup safe and are they the same as a regular body tattoo?
Pigment and ink are completely different, Pigments are used for permanent Makeup (cosmetic tattoo) there are two categories that permanent makeup artist use, the organics and the in-organics. Organic pigments are generally derived from plants. Inorganic pigments use chemical formulations to get the desired product properties for various applications. Both Organic and inorganics are approved by the FDA, There is a lower percentage of allergic reactions with the inorganic pigments.
Can permanent eyebrows be fixed?
Fortunately, permanent eyebrows can be corrected. One of the most popular methods of removing permanent eyebrows is salt removal. Salt removal is less abrasive than other methods of permanent eyebrow removal, it is less painful and is also more likely to keep skin intact. Using salt to remove your permanent eyebrows will take a few sessions to reach your desired result.
What should I expect after permanent makeup?
After your procedure, you may experience swelling (more likely for eyeliner and lips); brows will have minimal swelling. Some clients swell more than others depending on how each individual's skin responds to the procedure (everyone’s skin is different and responds accordingly). This may mean the area may feel itchy. Scabbing will form in the eyebrow, do not pick or remove scab let it fall on its own. Eyebrows will appear darker for the first week until the final healed result is complete.
DO NOT REMOVE SCAB, LET IF FALL ON ITS OWN:
The entire scabbing process should only last about 5-7 days. It usually doesn't start until around day 5 and continues till around day 12. If you had shading done to your brows in addition to Microblading then the scabbing process might start earlier and last a little bit later. Under no circumstances should you be picking or pulling at your scabs. If you pick off your scabs then you may pull out the pigment along with the scab and then you will run the risk of losing all of the hard work you went through with your first visit. You MUST let your scabs fall off naturally.
IMPORTANCE OF PERMANENT MAKE UP TOUCH UPS:
The healing of the skin after 4-6 weeks of the initial blade means that another layer of the skin will be grown over the eyebrow embroidery pigment. This over-the-layer growth of the skin will make the color pigment appear lighter by 30 to 70%.
In some cases, the body thoroughly assimilates the ink, and the semi-permanent tattoo simply vanishes. Sometimes, due to an assortment of factors, including body chemistry, treatment, or sun exposure, the pigment may even change color. The touch up comes as an opportunity for the permanent make up professionals to settle any of the undesired development that may have happened. Also, you can even rectify the ink color through it. Touch up ensures the right color, shade, and shape stays for long and provides you with eyebrows that demand comparatively less aftercare needs.
Hyaluronic Lip Service
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a natural sugar that is present in your body, it provides skin tissue with the adequate moisture levels. With time, the body decreases its hyaluronic acid production. In mature or neglected skin, collagen fibers can dry up and become thinner, giving the skin a dull and dehydrated look. Hyaluronic acid’s main function is to attract moisture and retain water in the skin. When the body has lower levels of hyaluronic acid, a decrease of hydration and elasticity will occur. This process is what causes skin to sag and wrinkles to form. By adding hyaluronic acid to skin tissue, it revives its collagen activity thus promoting a fresher, younger and fuller effect
What is the Hyaluronic Pen?
Using high-pressure technology, the Hyaluron Pen injects the hyaluronic acid formula into the area, creating an instant lift and enhancement. The microscopic hole in which the formula enters the skin is twice as small as the needle used for typical injections. The device uses this high-pressure airflow to push nanoscale molecules directly into the skin. This makes the distribution of the gel in the skin much more uniform compared to the average needle injection. Because of these features, it is a safe and pain-free procedure offering instant results.
What is the Price for this Procedure?
A non-invasive procedure to the lips. Prices range depending on the product needed to accomplish the fullness desired.
What are the some of the side effects after getting fillers?
Three of the most common side effects with any filler enhancement is swelling, bruising and possibly small lumps or bead size bumps. However with the scalpaJect Injections, these side effects are minimal to none.
What is Plasma Fibroblast Treatment?
Plasma Fibroblast is a non-surgical revolutionary skin tightening cosmetic treatment for a perfect facial rejuvenation, using Plasma (the 4th state of matter) that helps shrink, tighten and reduce the volume of excess skin. This innovative treatment will give results which you would normally expect after surgery.
How does Plasma Fibroblast Treatment work?
Treatment is delivered using an electronic hand-piece, the plasma pen. This precision device is fitted with an applicator tip which enables the transfer of energy to the skin by utilizing the voltage in the air between the device tip and skin to generate a plasma charge. The transfer of energy to the skin takes place only when the applicator tip has a distance of approximately 0.5 mm to the skin, which means it does not come into direct contact with the skin. The visible result of the treatment is a thermal skin reaction, the so-called plasma points. Each plasma spot creates an effect that contracts the skin. The tissue retraction give results that are comparable to invasive surgery.
What areas can be treated with Plasma?
Eyelid Tightening, including lower eyelids and excess upper eyelid skin -Face-lift and Neck-lift – Unwanted wrinkles on face – frown lines, crow’s feet, smoker’s lines, Lines and Wrinkles around the mouth, neck lines etc. – Skin pigmentation, age spots on face or hands, sun spots, freckles– Scarring including stretch marks, Improvement in the appearance of acne scars and post-surgical scars-Skin imperfections, including skin tags and moles-Tightening loose skin on the stomach after pregnancy
How many treatments will I need?
In most cases only one treatment is required. However, depending on the area of the face or body being treated and individual conditions and expectations one or two post-treatments may be necessary. Additional treatments can be safely done at 6 to 8 week intervals after initial procedure.
Is the procedure painful?
You can experience some mild discomfort, which really depends on your pain threshold. For a comfortable experience we recommend attending your appointment on time to allow the topical anesthetic application to have the required time to absorb and take effect in the areas you would like to have treated. The topical anesthetic is applied for 30 mins for the best effect.
Will there be downtime?
Downtime depends on your working situation and lifestyle. You can resume your normal work immediately but this does not mean there is no downtime. The tiny plasma flash causes ‘crusts’ to form on the skin giving the distinctive dotting effect. You can also experience significant swelling in the area treated, particularly in the eye area. The swelling will diminish over a 2-5 day period and the crust (brown dots) that occur are gone on average between 5-7 days. They may also be covered over with a specially formulated mineral make-up to reduce their visibility. These are cosmetic issues only, technically there is no real downtime if these visual effects are of no concern to you.
How long will the results last?
Plasma Skin Tightening is more than a simple tightening treatment, skin is actually removed, so the effects should last as long as they would with invasive surgery. Like any surgical or cosmetic procedures, the effects of Plasma treatment are not entirely permanent and won’t stop the ageing process. However, the results you get should last you for many years. Depending on the individual skin type and life-style, the result can last for up to two-five years or more. Negative lifestyle choices such as too much sun, smoking, excess alcohol consumption are discouraged in order to maintain lasting results.
What does the treatment cost?
The cost of a Plasma treatment will vary depending on area and intensity.
How long will the appointment last?
A minimum of 1 hour will be allocated. This allows for adequate numbing time (30 mins) Depending on the area of the body, the treatment can take between 10 and 45 minutes (longer in some cases for larger areas of the body).
Is there any aftercare required?
YES, During your first appointment you will be given aftercare instructions. Following these instructions is critical for best results. Complications or negative effects will not be caused by the device (and highly unlikely by the technician either) but more likely as a result of failure in complying with aftercare instruction. Aftercare with unsuitable products are often the chief culprits where a negative aspect of any kind occurs. You will be provided with a detailed aftercare plan at your first appointment.
What is Nano-Needling?
Nano Needling is a pain-free method of stimulating the skin by infusing active ingredients into the upper layers of the epidermis. This is done using microscopic Nano Needling tips that are thinner than a human hair. This unique design enables a high degree of product absorption that stimulates collagen and elastin production. Nano Needling is an effective, pain-free cosmetic treatment to reduce fine lines, acne scars, and large pores by improving the overall skin tone and texture and stimulating the production of collagen.
What is the difference between Microneedling and Nanoneedling?
As you may know, both micro needling and Nano needling promote skin cell turnover, deliver serum infusion into the skin, stimulate the healing process, and improve fine lines, wrinkles, and superficial acne scars without downtime. Micro needling is a medical treatment and Nano needling is a cosmetic facial treatment.
Will I have any down time?
There are a few things that are very important after your Nano Needling sessions but they are fairly easy. The day of your treatment you will be somewhat red, sometimes this carries on to the next day but not always. On day 3-5 you will potentially have some slight flaking or peeling, this should not exceed 7 days. For the week following your treatment you will need to avoid direct sun exposure (so make sure your wearing hats if outside for a long time) and always wear sunscreen reapplying every time you will go outside. You will also need to avoid harsh scrubs and cleansers, any skincare with acids in them (with the exception of Hyaluronic and Ascorbic), wash your skin morning and night, avoid wearing foundation for 48 hours, avoid excessive cardio and chlorine for 48 hours, and use quality skin care to optimize results.
How many treatments will I need?
For optimal results a series of 4 treatments, spaced 1 week apart, followed by 4 treatments spaces 2 weeks apart is recommended for best result. Your results will depend on your skin’s condition and follow through with at-home care. Once your recommended series is completed. 1 maintenance treatment every 4-6 weeks is recommended. Your esthetician will work closely with you to determine the best course of action for your desired results.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling of the skin uses the body’s natural healing process to stimulate collagen and elastin production. The Needle Pen treatment creates controlled depth micro-injuries to the skin tighten which helps to lift and rejuvenate the skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and minimize pores, stretch marks, and scars. The micro channels created by the microneedling procedure also allow for optimal absorption of topical products, enhancing their effects in the skins deeper layers.
What Benefits does this Procedure Have?
This treatment has the potential for remedying or reducing many skin conditions such as scars, wrinkles, stretch marks, and hyperpigmentation. Because its effects are so varied, micro-needling is a wonderful alternative for patients with a wide variety of undesirable skin defects. Rather than enduring a host of procedures or treatments, many patients have found the answer to various skin conditions with micro-needling.
Is This Procedure Unpleasant?
This procedure in minimally invasive and most patients do not report many negative side-effects. However, some residual tenderness and redness is expected following the treatment. By following some important post-procedure guidelines, any unpleasant side effects are noticeably reduced or avoided altogether.
How many treatments will I need?
Most people will need a series of 3 to 6 sessions, about 4 weeks apart. Overall skin rejuvenation will need 3. Deeper scars and stretch marks will be more towards 6. Softness and repair usually occur with each session.
What are Hydroplastic masks?
Face masks are great additions to any skincare routine to target specific skin care concerns. Masks can help hydrate skin, remove excess oils and help improve the appearance of pores—while providing a relaxing, spa-like experience at home.
What are the benefits?
The benefits of a face mask depend on the ingredients they provide. Masks can deliver higher concentrations of ingredients to plump, hydrate, and balance the skin. For example, masks containing hyaluronic acid have the added benefit of attracting and binding moisture, while a clay mask can help tighten and clarify skin. Gel face masks may be infused with polyhydroxy acids, marine extracts and antioxidants that rehydrate and help the skin with recovery. Exfoliating masks may contain hydroxy acids to help slough off dulling dead skin cells and cleanse pores. Read the ingredient labels and choose the best mask for your skin type and skin concern.
What Is a Peel-Off Mask?
Peel-off masks are another great option if you want to experience a deep clean but without the mess of a clay mask. Simply apply it to clean skin, let it sit for the recommended time and gently peel it away once it’s dry. The benefits of peel-off masks include exfoliating dead surface skin cells, improving your skin’s texture and unclogging pores.
What to expect when you get a facial?
While there are lots of facial trends that come and go, generally, a professional facial treatment involves a few standard skin care steps, cleansing, steaming, exfoliation, extractions, mask, massage, and facial moisturizer.
How often should you get facial?
Facials once a month—or roughly every 28 days, as this is the average cycle for skin cell turnover. Any more than that and you can risk irritating your all-important skin barrier.