Permanent Make Up
Why people want Permanent Make Up:
- Allergic or sensitive to cosmetics
- Don’t like applying make-up but feel washed out without it
- Have sparse, partial or very light eyebrows
- Have sparse lashes
- Wear glasses or contact lenses
- Have vision problems and [cannot apply make-up
- Must wear makeup because of an accident or illness (Alopecia, chemotherapy,burns or cosmetic surgery)
- Want the convenience of makeup that doesn’t smear or wash off
- Want the appearance of fuller lips, brows or lashes
- Want to enhance distinctive features
- Have oily skin
- Have asymmetrical facial features
- Are a busy person who wants to look their best with minimal effort in the mornings
- Want your make-up to last while traveling, swimming, sweating, doing outdoor activities
- Color correction
Permanent Make-Up Services We Perform at Euro Reflections:
Eyebrows: Repair eyebrows that have been over-tweezed, over-waxed, have scars within them, have drooped with age, have become sparse or are very light in colour
Permanent eyebrows frame and define your eyes. They will be designed to be perfectly proportioned with your facial shape and features. Complementary shades are chosen to match your hair and skin tone to achieve the results you desire. The shape of the eyebrow is customized according to each individual and can consist of a solid full brow or a feathered brow.
Eyebrow feathering creates the illusion of individual hair strokes. It is a method of tattooing each hair one by one between your existing eyebrows to give a fuller and naturally designed eyebrow shape. This technique results in a softer and natural eyebrow.
Eyeliner: Eyeliner is applied to the lash line (upper and lower) to make lashes look fuller and add definition to the eyes. The type of eyeliner you desire can be customized to your preference, from a natural looking, soft fine line to a darker, more sophisticated look or even a cat eye.
Lips (Liner and Full Colour): Define your lips with Permanent lip liners. Create the lip shape you want or correct faded or uneven lip contours. Full lip enhancement with a selection of many colors ranging from natural or vibrant as desired
Colour correction: Color corrections can be done on eyebrows, eyeliners and lips to correct or enhance previous colours
Camouflage: Camouflaging of surgical scars anywhere on the body, tattoo removal scars, as well as vitiligo camouflage can be performed.
How is Permanent Make-Up different from Regular Body Tattoos?
Permanent Makeup procedures aim to enhance clients’ features. It is a softer and more subtle technique, meant to look more natural. Body tattoos use ink, permanent makeup procedures involve only iron-oxide based pigments. These pigments gently fade over time, which allows the technician to make changes to colour and shape over the years as client’s natural coloration and facial structure changes. Because color is implanted just underneath the dermal layer of the skin, the resulting shade is softer, unlike body tattoos, which penetrate deeper into the skin layer.
Does the procedure hurt?
A highly-effective, topical anesthetic cream and gel are used for numbing before and during your procedure. Pain levels vary from person to person and every effort is made to ensure you remain comfortable for the entirety of the procedure. It is certainly less painful than a regular ink tattoo.
Is Permanent Makeup Safe?
Each procedure is performed under strict sanitation and sterilization rules. A highly-trained, certified technician performs the procedure using disposable needles and machine parts. All pigments are iron-oxide based and contain FDA approved ingredients for cosmetic use.
How long does Permanent Makeup last?
The treatment is permanent and will not wash off. However, it will fade over time and may need a retouch every 1- 5 years. Every person is different and the frequency of touch-ups depends on a number of factors including: the pigment color used (lighter colors fade faster), lifestyle (frequent sun/water exposure), iron deficiency (your body absorbs iron-oxide (from the pigment) as a supplement, therefore if your body is lacking iron then your pigment will fade faster as your body absorbs it), chemical peels on treated areas and the use of various cosmetic products can also cause faster fading of the pigment.
Touch-ups are normal for permanent makeup procedures. Lips may require one additional touch-up as we are constantly exposing them to various fluids, including saliva which causes fading.
How will my permanent makeup look in the future?
Before a permanent make-up application, we assess our client’s skin undertone to anticipate how pigment colors will fade in the future. Special formulas are mixed to ensure color remains in the desired tone. For the majority people, their Permanent Makeup stays in the ideal color. However, sometimes colors fade to different tones depending on the individual’s response to the pigments (iron deficiencies and cell responses pigment components). Many factors affect these changes and we cannot predict this. In a follow up appointment we analyze how your body has responded to the initial color and if changes have occurred, colour corrections can be done to prevent further color change.
The procedure: BEFORE & AFTER
For lips: If you have EVER had cold sores/fever blisters/herpes on or around your lips, you should obtain a prescription from your doctor and inform him/her that your intention is to have a lip tattoo. Start taking it 3 days before and 4 days after the procedure (or follow the doctor’s instruction). The procedure can induce these occurences and Failure to take this anti-viral medication may cause an outbreak, which in turn will compromise the results of your lip procedure.
For eyeliner: Wear your regular glasses instead of your contact lenses. Do not wear any eye make-up.
For eyebrows: If you have an ideal shape and color in mind, bring reference photos and eyebrow pencil or powder. Do not freshly tweeze or wax the eye brow area prior to the procedure as the skin will be more sensitive.
If you plan to go on a vacation, it is recommended to plan this trip a minimum 10 days after the procedure. The treated area should not be exposed to sun or water for a certain period of time. We also request our clients avoid prescription blood thinners (if possible) for 24 hours prior to their appointment. This also includes Vitamin E, Aspirin and Alcohol.
We will give you specific post-care instructions after your procedure to ensure a speedy healing process and to achieve the best results. It is ABSOLUTELY essential to keep the treated area moist, do not rub or pick at scabs as the color will peel off, and avoid heat (like in saunas, Jacuzzis, steam rooms, places with hot humidity). For the lips, keep using the aftercare product provided to you (as a regular lip balm) to make the color last longer. A good sunscreen applied daily on tattooed area(s) is needed to help keep color true. Sun exposure will make the color fade faster.
If you are planning a chemical peel, MRI or other medical procedure, please inform the technician that you have had an iron-oxide cosmetic tattoo. Careful application must be taken to avoid affecting the tattooed area. If you are planning to have laser treatments, tell your laser technician to avoid the pigmented area. Laser may cause pigment to turn black.