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Permanent Makeup

Eyebrows

Eyebrows are the frame of the face. This procedure can add fullness and definition to thin rosparse eyebrows. Permanent eyebrows frame your eyes and lend expression to your face.

Eyeliner

From a soft, natural-looking enhancement to a more defined line--the choice is yours! Eyeliner helps the eyes to stand out and enhances the natural color and shape. Permanent eyeliner can be applied in many styles an colors. Whatever look you choose, you will wake up, shower, exercise, work, swim and go to bed always looking your best.

Lipliner

Lipliner can be applied to give more definition, correct uneven lips, or add fullness t the mouth. The procedure also helps prevent lipstick from bleeding and can minimize the appearance of wrinkles. Or forget the lipstick altogether and add full lip color!
   Full lip color can be applied in a natural hue or a more vivid one. Wear it alone or apply different shades of lipstick over your permanent lip color--you will find that the color lasts all day.

Karen Corbett M.P.T.

 

Karen with a client.

Karen is dedicated to providing the most professional and updated techniques in the applicaiton of permanent cosmetics while ensuring the highest standards of sterile procedures and application.

She is a member of SPCP (Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals), an organization dedicated to the continuing review of high standards of permanent cosmetics on a national level.

The panels below will answer some of the most frequently asked questions about permanent cosmetics.

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What are Permanent Cosmetics?

Also called permanent makeup and cosmetic tattooing, it is the placement of pigment just beneath the epidermis of the skin. Although the effects of aging, surgeries and sun exposure may alter the pigment's appearance over time, it is permanent. For this reason "refresher" appointments may be appropriate every few years to keep your makeup looking its best.



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What should I expect?

Your needs and expectations will be discussed during a consultation which includes a review of your medical history and before and after care instructions. It is important to discuss your lifestyle and expectations with your technician prior to having permant cosmetics.

Steps are taken to make sure the procedures are as comfortable as possible. Although everyone's tolerance level is different, most clients agree permanent make-up procedures are far more comfortable than anticipated. Your comfort and safety are of the utmost importance.

IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING APPLICATION

The procedures result in visible redness, some swelling and occasional bruising. The application of ice to the area can help reduce these symptoms.

UP TO ONE WEEK AFTER APPLICATION

Most swelling an tenderness will be gone. There will be peeling of the skin, and sloughing off of the pigment trapped in the epidermis. As the skin heals, the color will continue to change for the next few weeks.

TWO MONTHS FOLLOWING APPLICATION

Healing is complete. You may add to or adjust your procedure to suit your lifestyle. The application of sunscreen and good sun sense will help preserve your makeup for years to come.

Who will benefit?

People who will benefit from this procedure are those who:

  • always want to look their best with the least amount of time and effort, even when they are active, or when they wake up in the morning?

  • have problem areas around their eyebrows with too little or uneven hair growth?

  • want to accentuate their eyes, but either don't have the time or the skill to apply eye make-up effectively?

  • want to have fuller lips or a more defined outline to their lips?

  • have a facial or body scar that they wish would disappear or be less obvious?


Micro-pigmentation, also referred to as Permanent Make-up, is absolutely waterproof. Permanent make-up is the micro-implantation of mineral extract into the skin. This ancient practice which has beautified women in Asia for centuries is now available in our office through our safe and modern technology. All of the dyes used are allergy-tested and cleared by the FDA.


Does it hurt?

Although everyone's pain sensitivity varies, the applicaiton of permanent makeup involves minor discomfort when topical anesthetics are used during the application.


Is the procedure safe?

Your safety and comfort are our highest concerrn. Permanent cosmetics are applied using the highest sanitation and sterilization standards available. Sterile, single use needles are used with every client. Your artist is gloved at all times.


Are the pigments safe?

Pigments used in permanent cosmetics have an extensive record of safety. Used in both medical and artistic fields for over 20 years, their safety is undisputed.


How long does a procedure take?

Although the length of the procedures may vary, as well as the numer of visits required, most procedures generally take less than 1-1/2 hours.


Can I change it?

Although shape variations and color adjustments can be made, think of your makeup as permanent. If you desire to change your "look" from time to time, the use of topical makeup is more appropriate. Permanent cosmetics are truly from "here to eternity". This is their appe


Is it easy to remove?

No. Although lasers have aided greatly in the removal of Brows and eyeliner, lips require a different approach, as lasers tend to darken pigment in those areas rathern than remove it.


What does it cost?

This is one of the most often asked questions when people first consider permanent makeup. The bigger issue is do you really want the cheapest person you can find? In this industry, higher cost often equals higher quality.

Permanent makeup is just that, permanent. If you go shopping for clothes, shoes, furniture, and other consumable goods, it is often wise to shop price. If you don't like the item you purchased, you have not made a life long mistake, and you can simply discard it or give it to your sister-in-law. A discriminating buyer will often estimate how long an item should be appropriate in their life, and base their price shopping accordingly.

You do not have this same luxury with a procedure that is permanent, such as plastic surgery, a tattoo, or permanent cosmetics. Having those services done will alter you for life. You cannot afford to go for the cheapest person when your looks are being changed forever. There is some really bad permanent makeup work walking around this world, where the individual decided to "price shop" and lived to regret it.

A permanent makeup technician who is using proper sterilization, good equipment and has a professional facility will not want to be the lowest priced person on the block. They will invest their funds for sterile and sanitary business procedures, for proper insurance and for professional forms and surroundings. A low cost person will not have all of these or they would not be.able to "give away" their services.

Interview the technician being considered. Look at their portfolio. Are they using a professional camera? Is the facility ciean and neat? Do they show you singly packaged equipment with sterile markings on the bags? Do they have certificates of continuing education? All of these items are necessary for success in permanent makeup and they all cost money. A lot of money.

The price being charged should include at least one follow up visit, if not two. Be sure it does. If not, the technician is below the standard of care in the industry. The price should also include some use of topical, over the counter anesthetics to minimize the pain and discomfort of the procedure.

The reality is you should be paying hundreds of dollars for any single procedure. If the technician is not charging a few hundred dollars they most likely are not doing what they should be to keep up with this rapidly changing industry. In that case, be wary. In the permanent makeup industry, you get what you pay for!


Karen's Price List

Prices are designed to be in line with what other technicians are charging.

  • Eyebrows..................................................................$475
  • Eyeliner--upper and lower lid........................................$475
  • Lips--full.....................................................................$600

Prices include a followup visit 4-6 weeks after the initial treatment to ensure satisfaction. No credit cards accepted--checks or cash only.