Frequently asked Questions - General
Who would be a good candidate for permanent make-up?
- Busy, active, women who want to look good and save time
- Women who cannot see clearly to apply make-up
- Individuals with hair loss on eyebrow or eyelashes due to disease
- Those who are allergic to makeup
Is it safe?
Yes. It has been proven to be safe through time. Tattooing has been done for hundreds of years. PMU has been popular in Asia for the last 30 years and has been in the US for the last 15 years. We use all disposable products.
Is it painful?
Sensitivity varies with each individual. We offer a topical anesthetic if you are uncomfortable.
How much time will it take?
The actual procedure time is approximately 30-40 minutes. However, allow about 1/2 hour extra to include preliminaries, such as establishing a design that will fit your face symmetry and creating the individual color formula.
How long will it last?
PMU is a tattoo and will soften in time. The rate of the fading is determined by your skin (oily or dry), exfoliating agents, the sun, the original depth of implant, type of pigment, etc. We recommend that you get a color boost every few years. The color boost is 1/2 the price of the original procedure.
Will I need touch-ups?
We offer one touch-up, if you would like an adjustment, within three months of the original procedure.
Do I need to take time off of work?
Some people do, but it is not necessary. You can expect some tenderness and swelling after the first day. This is a normal side effect for the day following the procedure. Swelling is also possible, but not common. Refer to the pre/post care section for more details.
What about allergic reaction?
Allergic reactions to pigment are not common, but a patch test can be done prior to the procedure. However, allergies can develop at anytime. A popular reason for getting PMU is the allergies to cosmetics.