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Permanent make-up is a revolutionary method of applying colored pigment into the dermal layer of the skin. This procedure is used to enhance and improve eyebrows, eyeliner, and lips. It won't wash, sweat, or smear off.


Wake-up with make-up and always look your best!

WHAT EXACTLY IS PERMANENT COSMETIC MAKEUP?

Permanent cosmetic makeup is cosmetic tattooing. The specialized techniques used for permanent cosmetics are often referred to as "micropigmentation", "micropigment implantation" or "dermagraphics". The cosmetic implantation technique deposits colored pigment into the upper reticular layer of the dermis.


HOW ARE PERMANENT COSMETIC PROCEDURES DONE?

Permanent cosmetics procedures are performed using various methods, including the traditional tattoo or coil machines, the pen or rotary machine and the non-machine or hand method. The process includes an initial consultation, then application of pigment, and at least one or more follow up visits for adjusting the shape and color or density of the pigment.


WHO BENEFITS FROM PERMANENT COSMETIC MAKEUP?

EVERYONE, from the young to the elderly, who desires a soft, natural enhancement to their appearance. It is especially beneficial to people who can't wear other cosmetics due to allergies and skin sensitivities; Active people who want to look their best for activities such as swimming, hiking, biking, tennis, aerobics, and those who don't want to worry about "sweating off" or reapplying cosmetics.

People with vision impairments who have difficulty applying their cosmetics, and others with motor impairments such as arthritis, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke survivors, and those with unsteady hands who cannot apply their own makeup can benefit form the permanent process. Also, busy people who don't have enough time to spend on their makeup.


WHAT TYPES OF PERMANENT COSMETIC PROCEDURES CAN BE DONE?

Permanent Cosmetic procedures can be very subtle or dramatic depending on what you are looking for. Options include:

Eyebrows,
Eyeliner: Top and/or Bottom
Lip liner
Full lip color
Lash Enhancement


ARE PERMANENT COSMETICS REALLY PERMANENT?

Technically, permanent cosmetics procedures are considered permanent because the color is implanted into the upper reticular part of the dermal layer of the skin and cannot be washed off. However, as with any tattoo, fading can and often does occur, requiring periodic maintenance, color re-enhancement or color refreshing.


HOW MUCH DOES PERMANENT COSMETIC MAKEUP COST?

The average cost per procedure varies but usually averages between $300-$600. Work performed from physician's offices or specialized clinics may be charged at higher rates. The cost of the procedure should not be the most important issue when consulting a potential technician. Most important is the training and skill of the technician and the confidence of the client in that skill.


HOW LONG DOES EACH PROCEDURE TAKE?

The initial procedure will generally take approximately 1 to 2 hours. Touch-up procedures usually do not require as much time.


IS IT PAINFUL?

Most people experience some discomfort. This may vary according to each individual's pain threshold and the skills of the technician performing the service. However, there are different methods available to help with pain management, including various topical anesthetic ointments, anesthetic locals and nerve blocks (administered by a doctor or dentist). Your technician should discuss these methods with you to determine which one suits you best.

IS IT SAFE?

If proper sterilization and sanitary guidelines are met, permanent cosmetics is completely safe.
At Natural Image:
All needles are new and sterile for each client.
All machine parts are pre-sterilized and disposed of in a sanitary manner.
Our professionals are knowledgeable of environmental safety requirements.
The treatment area is sanitized and free from any contaminants.


WHAT IF I DON'T LIKE IT?

Although the procedure is considered permanent, these procedures do have flexibility in changing color and shape to some extent. Colors will appear darker immediately following the procedure, but will soften and lighten during the healing process. The healing time is different for each individual and procedure.

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Natural Image Salon, 306 SW Blue Parkway, Lee's Summit, MO 64063 816-525-9971