FAQs about Permanent Cosmetics

Blood Thinners

These are medicines and herbs that may thin your blood, Please avoid at least 7-10 days before your procedure.
 

Some well known ones are aspirin, medicines, cold medicines and some herbs may cause excessive bleeding during the procedure. The following is a list of some of the medications that contain aspirin or that may thin your blood. Ibuprofen ( Motrin Advil, etc.) is also known to cause excessive bleeding in some cases.

This is not a complete list. Consult your Physician if there is any question about taking a specific medicine prior to your procedure.


Alcohol of any kind should also be avoided 48 hours before the procedure

What to avoid

ADVIL, EMPRIN COMPOUND

CHIA SEED, VIT D

AGGRENOX, ENTERIC ASPIRIN

ALEVE, EXCEDRIN

B3, TUMERIC

FISH OIL, OMEGAS (ALL)

ANACIN, FIORINA

ALCOHOL, SULFUR

4-WAY COLD, ASCRIPTION

GARLIC, ASPIRIN

GINGER, GINGO BILOBA

BUFFERIN, ARTHRITIS

GLUCOSAMINE, CELEBREX

GOLDEN SEAL, CONDROITIN

KAVA, DOANS PILLS

ECHINACEA, MIDOL

ECOTRIN, EPHEDRA

NAPROSYN, NUPRIN

PEPTO-BISMO, SAW PALMETTO

VALERIAN, VANQUISH

VITAMIN, IBUPROFEN

CINNAMON, FLAX SEED

ALCOHOL, GREEN TEA

COENZYME Q10, FEVERFEW

LICORICE ROO, DONG QUAI

BORAGE SEED, CLOVE                     

FAQs about Permanent Cosmetics in Cleveland

What is Permanent Makeup?

Permanent Cosmetics, a semi-permanent procedure that corrects or reconstructs features such as eyes, eyebrows, lips, and scalp. It deposits pigment under the top layer of skin by using a special pen.


Do you use a tattoo gun?

No, we use a manual hand tool or a digital machine made specifically for permanent makeup. The machines uses precise needles that are placed to create smooth, precise lines.

Is it painful?

It's just like a tattoo but before the procedure we apply anesthesia to make sure you are as comfortable as can be. There is some pain in the beginning but there's numbing applied then after that you shouldn't feel a thing.

Can it be removed?

Yes, but it's still a tattoo, the removal takes quite some time and can be expensive. Luckily we use Eliminink tattoo removal and Saline removal, which uses anesthetic with a scar inhibitor.

Healing Process

Every person heals differently. Usually the first few days are the worst. Allow 10 days for it to fade and flake off. The color will then look as if it disappeared, then it will come back. The full process should be done in a month. After that you can schedule a touch-up if needed, then 18-24 months to maintain intensity.

Is it really permanent?

It will fade about 1-2 years after the procedure, depending on the individual

How long is the procedure?

The procedure including paperwork, designing, numbing, the procedure its self and the aftercare consultation.

How do I take care after the procedure?

-Ointment is to be applied to area 2-3 times daily until all flaking is gone (Don't double dip)

-No touching the area unless applying ointment

-Do not apply makeup until 72 hours after procedure

-If lashes clump together rub them gently with warm water to remove residue

-Don't wear contacts until 72 hours after procedure

-Don't swim in chlorine or saltwater until fully healed

-Do not tan for 3-4 weeks

What can't I do after the procedure?

Do not exercise, tan, swim or go into a hot tub until 72 hours after treatment

Can I shower?

Yes, but apply a thick layer of Aquaphor on the area to prevent it from getting wet

Can I have it done if I use Retina A or anti-aging prodcuts?

Retin A makes the skin replenish itself making it thinner and bleed easily, rejecting the pigment. Stop taking Retin A prior to treatment, IF you've been using it for less than a year. If more than a year, then stop using it for 30 days. After procedure you can use it again. Retin A and anti-aging products will fade more causing frequent touchups.

-Off Accutane for 1 year

-Off botox 3 weeks before and 3 weeks after

-Off Chemical peels 60 days before and 60 days after

Can I use mascara on my eyes after eyeliner procedure?

72 hours after procedure and only new mascara to avoid bacteria.

Benefits of Permanent Makeup

-Wake up perfect everyday

-Saves time when getting ready

-Doesn't rub or fade away

-Will perfect any feature on face

-If you're allergic to over the counter

-Have symmetry and desired design all the time

Can I draw my own eyebrow?

Yes, you can draw them on and the exact design will be copied

Do you have the right color for my skin?

We customize pigments to be the perfect shade for your skin tone.

FAQs about Scalp Micropigmentation

What is Scalp Micropigmentation?

Natural pigments are implemented in the epidermal layer of the scalp to give the illusion of natural real hair follicles.

How long does the procedure take?

Every session takes about 2 and a half hours

Does it matter what color my hair is?

We match the ink to any color hair you have.

How many sessions will be needed to finish the entire look?

It completely depends on your specific situation. 

How many days am I required to wait in between sessions?

We recommend waiting at least a week in between sessions.

How long does it take to heal?

It takes about a week to fully heal 

Will I need my entire head done?

The look that we create for you is one that will be blended into the hair that you already have.

How long do I have to wait to shave?

We recommend waiting 4-5 days before shaving and at least a week before shaving with a razor.