FAQ

How are Permanent Cosmetic Procedures Done?

We utilize the Nouveau Contour’s, top of the line, Intelligent digital processor to implant colored pigment into the dermal (second) layer of the skin. Single-use, disposable materials are used and OSHA standards are practiced. The initial procedure typically takes 2 hours. Touch-ups usually do not require as much time.

What’s a Touch-Up and Do I Need One?

After the initial procedure, the color will be darker than desired for a few days. As you heal, you will lose the color in the top layer of the skin, therefore the color will soften. A follow-up appointment will be scheduled 4-6 weeks post-procedure to “touch-up” and perfect the procedure.

Is It Painful?

To help with pain management a topical anesthetic ointment is used. Clients may experience some discomfort. However, this varies according to each client’s pain threshold.

Is It Safe?

With proper sterilization and sanitary guidelines met through OSHA in BloodBorne Pathogen standards there should be no need for concern.

Are There Any Side Effects?

Generally, there is some redness, swelling and tenderness of the treated area. An allergy patch test can be done, at your request, prior to the procedure to assure there will be no reactions to the pigments used. Due to individuality, there may be other unforeseen side effects.

How Long Does Permanent Makeup Last?

Unlike traditional tattoos, permanent makeup pigments are more delicate and less intense than traditional tattoo inks, and therefore will fade sooner. How fast this happens depends on sun exposure, products used on the skin, and the body’s natural break down of pigment .It’s best to have a color boost every few years to maintain a fresh look.

​Which Technician Should I Choose?

​It’s best to choose a technician that is a SPCP or AAM member whom adheres to a strict code of ethics and standards. Also consider the training, portfolio, compliance with local and state laws, and most importantly your comfort level with the technician.