Microbladding / Permanent Cosmetics
By Andrea Sands
With permanent cosmetics, you can diminish your need for makeup, define your best features, fill in brows that are sparse, enhance your lips and frame your eyes. AE Spa Owner, Esthetician and Artist, Andrea Sands will work with you to come up with the best technique and look for all your Permanent Cosmetic needs.
For prices, questions or to book your free consultation please call the spa 585-461-4310
Before and After Pictures
AFTER Upper and Lower Eye Liner
Frequently Asked Questions:
WHAT EXACTLY IS PERMANENT MAKEUP?
Permanent cosmetic makeup is the art and science of implanting color in the right place so you can look better naturally. Specialized instruments allow your practitioner to place color into the layer of skin known as the dermis. Because the outermost layer of skin, the epidermis, is always shedding and renewing itself, you are looking at color through a thin veil of skin. When your procedure is completed, the color will appear darker than the final result. This is because the color is in BOTH the epidermis and the dermis. The color in the top layer will flake off during the healing process.
WILL I REALLY LIKE MYSELF….ONLY BETTER?
Permanent cosmetic makeup helps replenish what time has taken away and gives back precious time you normally would spend “putting on your face.” You can save up to 100 hours in a single year that were formerly spent struggling to draw eyebrows evenly or eyeliner straight. That’s two and one-half weeks of free time plus the money you’ll save buying new and expensive cosmetics that rub off, smear, smudge and disappear during the day.
Permanent makeup is not intended to replace cosmetics completely. Because the color is placed “in” your skin and not “on” your skin a more natural, softer look results. When you’re ready for a special occasion, you can apply as much additional makeup as you wish.
HOW LONG DOES PERMANENT MAKEUP LAST?
Permanent makeup is long lasting. However, as you become accustomed to your new makeup, it’s not uncommon to want more. You will want to freshen up your new makeup every year to year and a half. The darker the color, such as black, the longer it will stay unchanged in your skin. Natural, delicate colors are oftentimes more vulnerable to the effects of sun, swimming and the normal breakdown by the body. No pigment is FDA approved for tattoos. Both organic and inorganic pigments may be used to achieve the desired color.
MAY I REMOVE MY PERMANENT MAKEUP IF I CHANGE MY MIND?
Because it’s easy to add color and difficult to take away, your technician will be conservative in the initial application of your new color. Take advantage of the consultation to discuss what you want the desired outcome to be. It’s also the time where you and your technician choose the right color(s) and discuss any special requests you may have. Your input, questions and cooperation will largely determine the end result of your procedure. Remember it is a team effort.
CAN I GET MY PERMANENT MAKEUP FOR A CHEAPER PRICE?
Remember the old saying, “You get what you pay for…” It saves you money and embarrassment to do it right the first time! If you already have permanent makeup and wish to make changes, please call the spa for a complimentary consultation with Andrea.
WHAT IF I HAVE PLASTIC OR LASER SURGERY?
Cosmetic surgery is desirable for many reasons. It’s best to complete your surgery before having your makeup applied. Laser surgery or resurfacing may result in color loss or darkening of your makeup depending on the laser and the colors in your skin. Advise your laser surgeon that you have permanent cosmetics so that he or she can perform a “spot test” before they proceed. If either cosmetic surgery or laser caused color loss, your technician can replace the color. Your technician can discuss complications of cosmetic tattoos.
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