How can you ensure my safety during these procedures?
All services performed adhere to strict OSHA standards for safety and sterilization. Technicians are required to take a yearly Blood Born Pathogens exam.
Here is our safety protocol:
- Gamma sterilized highest quality pigments used.
- New treatment table paper used for each client.
- Disposable needle containment system
- Pre-sterilized disposable needles which are opened in front of client.
- Pre-sterilized disposable pigment cups
- New gloves between client procedures and throughout your procedure
- New wipes, cotton pads and cotton swabs
- Hospital grade disinfectant for tables, lamps, instruments and surfaces
- Disposable apron/gown worn
- Stations and rooms are cline and desinfected after every client
Will I be uncomfortable?
You can rest assured knowing we are extremely care and will do everything in our power to minimize any discomfort. The sensation/pain will vary among clients.
How much time do the procedures take?
A full and in-depth consultation is carried out at the time of your appointment. All colors and shapes are customized to each person! We always draw on the shape first to make sure this is YOUR desired shape--no surprises! A consent form will be filled out to ensure we have all the medical information necessary for the procedure. Your photo will be taken, and we will apply topical anesthetic cream to start your numbing process so you will be comfortable during the procedure. A permanent makeup procedure usually lasts 2-3 hours
Can you explain what the procedure will involve?
First, we will confirm that you have no contraindications to cosmetic tattoo. Please see the full list on our site. On the day of the procedure, your technician will spend time determining the shape before beginning
Your rate will include two visits to give you the perfect result. During the second visit the color can be adjusted, made warmer or cooler if skin chemistry demands it. Our technicians work conservatively, so they will increase the width of the brow or eyeliner as the sessions progress. This can give a client time to adjust to the look of having their facial features refreshed with color.
What will my new permanent cosmetics look like?
At first, the pigment in the brows will look dark for several days. Once the skin begins to heal it will lighten and soften.
Eyeliner will initially look very dark even though you may select a light color. The color will start to lighten in several days. As your body goes through the healing process, for some clients tiny, raised areas will form where the pigment was applied. This is what makes the pigment appear dark. As the layers of skin start to slough off, they cover the pigment so that it may appear that the color is faded or gone. After those layers completely slough off, the underlying pigment can be seen.
Will permanent makeup fade over time?
Permanent cosmetics do fade gradually over time, so there will not be an obvious change in your applications. The color will fade and when you return for a touch-up you can also change the color (within reason) as you age.
We never recommend “wide, winged eyeliners” because as the eye ages you could end up with what looks like a hook at the ends. Natural is always the best way to go!
Can I keep my own brow hair?
Once you and your artist have decided on the best brow shape, any hair within that shape can stay and will only make the work look more natural. Any hair outside the shape can be waxed or tweezed just as you would normally do with your normal brow maintenance.
Are permanent cosmetics permanent?
The cosmetics 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 cosmetics professionals do not use traditional tattoo ink (dye). Permanent cosmetics pigment is more delicate and designed to work with the skin’s undertones and to mimic hair. Every person’s skin is different in regarding pigment retention. Factors which effect longevity of permanent cosmetics are: color selected, age, thickness of skin, scarring of skin, use of skin care products, injectables, laser treatments, medication and sun exposure. You will need periodic refreshing of color, depending on how light the shade of implanted pigment, as well as factors mentioned above.
A general Color Retention guideline is:
Blondes and light taupes shades may need refreshed after 10 to 12 months.
Mid-tone browns may need a yearly touch-up.
Dark browns and blacks may need a touch-up after 12 to 24 months.
*Please note--if a technician tells you only need one visit to complete your procedure and you will not need a touch-up, then he/she is not being truthful. Run!
What if I am using Latisse? Can I still get an eyeliner procedure?
It is very important to stop using Latisse at least 2 months before having a permanent eyeliner procedure. In some cases, Om Spa may refuse to work on a client who has had Latisse if their eyelids are thin to begin with. Do not start to use Latisse until at least two weeks after you have completed your final procedure.