A Lasting Image Permanent Makeup | Cape Girardeau Missouri

PRE-PROCEDURE INFORMATION – PLEASE READ!

FOR ALL PERMANENT MAKEUP PROCEDURES

  • If you are pregnant or nursing – although there is no medical evidence that tattooing would have any affect on an unborn child we don’t know for sure we suggest you air on the side of caution and come back after the baby is born and you are no longer nursing.
  • You must be 18 years of age to be legally tattooed in Missouri.
  • Regarding anticoagulants blood thinners; long-term use of aspirin ibuprofen and some herbs reduce clotting time. This results in increased bleeding and bruising which will affect the implantation of pigment. Additionally, this increases healing time – please refrain from all of these products at least three days prior to appointment.
  • Alcohol and caffeine can also thin the blood, please seriously limit consumption three days prior to appointment.
  • Blood disorders that affect clotting such as hemophilia sickle cell anemia and platelet disorders could interfere with the implantation of pigment. However, it is possible to receive successful implantation of permanent cosmetics.
  • Mitral valve prolapse artificial heart valves or artificial joints or any person that requires prophylactic antibiotics before dental or other procedures will need to consult their position for treatment prior to permanent make up.
  • Scars from surgery or injury must be healed for at least one year prior to service (if you are prone to keloid scarring a patch test may be necessary).
  • Skin should not be sunburned or heavily tan for any tattooing procedure.
  • You must be off Retina A or Retinol products seven days prior to appointment and avoid around the area for 30 days after procedure, if used before 30 days it can cause the pigments to fade prematurely. Accutane is a dangerous drug and skin can not be tattooed while on this medication.

PRE-CARE FOR EYELINER PROCEDURES

  • You must discontinue the use of eyelash enhancement growth serum such as Latisse if you’re getting eyeliner at least one month prior to appointment.
  • If you have had Lasix cornea repair you will need to wait six months before permanent make up procedures are done.
  • Glaucoma patients may wish to consult with doctor prior to appointment, however not typically a problem.
  • Contacts will need to be removed for eyeliner procedure bring glasses if necessary.
  • All false eyelashes must be removed prior to procedure you may reapply two weeks after your eyeliner procedure.
  • If you have a tendency to swell and are having eyeliner or lip procedures you may take a Benadryl before appointment but please bring driver as may cause drowsiness.
  • Feel free to wear your eye makeup to the appointment to show me how you like it, but know we will need to remove before procedure.

PRE-CARE FOR EYEBROW PROCEDURES

  • Do not bother to shave wax or shape brows prior to appointment it will be done during your procedure.
  • Feel free to bring your pencil so we can match colors. We will draw your brows to your specifications and consult before any procedure begins.

PRE-CARE FOR LIP PROCEDURES

  • If you get fever blisters and or cold sores you will need to call your dentist or doctor before the procedure to get a prescription for Valtrex or Zovirax to take prior to and after procedure.

 – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS –

What is Permanent Makeup?
Also called permanent makeup and cosmetic tattooing, it is the placement of pigment just beneath the epidermis of the skin. It consists of eyebrows, eyeliner, lip liner, and full lip color. Although the effects of aging, surgery, and sun exposure may alter the pigment’s appearance over time, it is permanent. With good sun sense, your permanent makeup can last between 6 to 10 years. Some clients like to have their permanent makeup refreshed every few years to keep themselves looking their best.
Does it hurt?
Although everyone’s pain sensitivity varies, the application of permanent makeup involves minor discomfort. Topical anesthetics are used during the application to make the client as comfortable as possible. After a few minutes, the anesthetics take effect and you will mostly feel a light pressure.
What can I expect?
Immediately following the procedure – some redness and swelling occur on the upper eyelid and lips. It is very rare for eyebrows to swell. The redness and swelling may last from 2 to 4 days.

Up to one week after the application – swelling and tenderness should be gone. There will be peeling of the skin, as sloughing off of the pigment in the epidermis. As the skin heals, the color will continue to lighten for the next two weeks.

After one month – the healing is complete. If needed, it is now time to come in for a touch up to put the finishing touches on your masterpiece!

How long does each procedure take?
Times vary according to the individual’s sensitivity, hydration, density, elasticity, and overall condition of the skin. 

Allowing time for anesthetics to take effect, implanting of the pigment, 
and some final fine tuning of the procedure, average time for the initial 
visit is as follows:

1 + hours for eyeliner
 ~ 2 hours for eyebrows

Is Permanent Makeup truly permanent?
A variety of factors influence the longevity of Permanent Makeup. 

Ultra-violet exposure from sun or tanning booths, various drugs, 
excessively dry skin, and smoking are all factors that may affect this. 

Alpha- hydroxy, Retin-A, and glycolic acid must be kept away from treated areas. These kinds of substances slough away top layers of the skin and eventually the layer that the pigment has been implanted into.

Use of these kinds of substances will require additional maintenance in years to come. Sunblock on eyebrows, sunglasses for eyeliner, will greatly prolong the effective life of these procedures.

*Colors will appear darker and somewhat unnatural for the first few days, 
but then lighten to a more natural look during the following few weeks. 

Pigment colors can be soft and natural looking, or a bit more dramatic. 
If desired, your end result may be deepened with additional applications.