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What to expect after a Permanent Makeup procedure

What to do immediately after a permanent makeup procedure?  There are multiple methods. Most permanent makeup artist will provide an aftercare instruction sheet.  Follow carefully and ask questions if something is not certain. Aftercare instructions are important for maximum color retention. Please note: The day after the procedure, you permanent makeup may appear darker and bigger.   But don't panic, if the correct pigment was used on your brows, they will lighten after about 2 weeks. Brows: Slight swelling, but not noticeable to the eye.  While healing, you may notice dryness and flaking of the skin.  Hairstroke procedures will flake less than Soft Filled procedures.  Do not use moisturizer or makeup to cover up.   Most importantly, do not pick at the flakes of skin.  Just let it heal.  The first week, the color will be dark, but by week 2, the color will lighten and soften. Eyeliner: Slight swelling lasts about 3 to 4 days.  Depending on your skin and lifest

Perfect candidates for Permanent Makeup Hairstroke brows. Aka Feathering, 3D brows, brush stroke brows.

If you answer "Yes" to any of these questions, you may want to consider Permanent Makeup Hairstroke Brows. 1.  Draw your brows on (almost) EVERY day 2.  Worry at least once a week, if you smeared your brows by touching them or sweating 3.  Draw in your brows, but the product you use needs heavy coverage so that your natural brow hair is concealed 4.  Don't really know how to put on brows, but hope that it looks ok for that day. 5.  Envy friends that have nice brows 6.  Want your face to look years yonger with proper placement of brows 7.  Alopecia, post cancer treatments, trichotillomania, thyroid, changes to hormone, and natural progression of aging. Pretty Please Permanent Makeup Studio San Ramon, CA www. prettypleasestudio .com

Fear of Permanent Eyeliner poking me in the eyes

After my clients enjoy the benefits of Permanent Eyebrows, they are interested in Permanent Eyeliner, but some are hesitant. Some typical concerns: What if you poke me in the eyes? What if it hurts? What if I sneeze or move and you miss? Any procedures done near the eyes should raise concerns.  However, a well trained Permanent Makeup Artist understands the anatomy of the eye and stays away from danger zones. Permanent Eyeliner procedures with Softap is a gentle procedure with repetitive strokes. Permanent Eyeliner is applied 'above' your top lashed.  And under the bottom lashes. The white rim immediate above the lower lashes is called the Wet Line.  You should not get tattooed on that line.  It may cause dry eyes and other complications.  I have a client who has had their wetline tattooed in the past.  She commented that it did not cause dry eyes, but I told her to consider herself lucky.  Over time, there may be complications.  The pigment should be placed a

Artificial Beauty or Not...Botox, Fillers, and Permanent Makeup...Oh My!!!

I have friends who do not understand why anyone would plump, paralyze, and/or tattoo their face to faces. Some comments... Why not let mother nature do it's thing and we all age gracefully without intervention.  People who do it are superficial, it doesn't look natural, and they are wasting their money. It is always important to not loose perspective of our face.  We are all aging, some more quickly than others.  It is important find ways to look your age, but more refreshed.  As of you had a good night sleep.  There's only so much that makeup and over the counter products can do for our face. Cosmetic enhancement is a personal choice.  I agree it is somewhat superficial.  Similar like driving a nice car, having a giant diamond ring, or living in a beautiful home. But let's face it, our physical appearance does play an important role in our lives.  Looking professional, polished and fresh faced does have it's advantages. I had an 85 year old cli