Permanent and Semi-Permanent Makeup in Cleveland OH
Permanent and semi-permanent makeup procedures help to improve the appearance including the self-esteem of many men and women. Call us or request an appointment online. We are located at 18820 E. Bagley Rd.#1 Middleburg Heights, OH 44130.
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What is semi-permanent makeup?
Is semi-permanent makeup the same as a tattoo?
How long does semi-permanent makeup last?
What is the difference between semi-permanent makeup and permanent makeup?
Who should avoid permanent makeup?
Semi-permanent makeup is a treatment to enhance the brows, lips, and eyes by adding definition to the face. Before treatment begins, a local anesthetic numbing cream will be applied to the treatment area to ensure you are comfortable during your appointment. This technique involves implementing pigment through a fine vibrating needle into the superficial layers of the skin.
The color for the semi-permanent makeup will only penetrate 0.2mm deep, unlike tattoos which go much deeper, semi-permanent makeup will begin to fade over time. The pigments used in semi-permanent makeup are made-up of natural iron oxide, which is a hypo-allergic type of pigment, meaning no patch test is required or even necessary.
A few semi-permanent makeup treatments that are available include:
• Eyeliner enhancement
• Eyelash enhancement
• Nipple and Areola Repigmentation
• Scar Camouflage
• Alopecia Treatment
• Correctional Treatments
Semi-permanent makeup is a specialty service that is only offered at permanent makeup artist clinics that have completed training and have the experience to provide the service with other top-of-the-line services and treatments. Semi-permanent makeup requires advanced knowledge from educational courses and learned techniques to be able to re-create 3-Dimensional and natural at the same time.
Semi-permanent makeup procedures help people who may be dealing with pigment loss, surgeries, or alopecia as well as many other things. Semi-permanent make-up uses different pigments, and needles than that of a tattoo as well. Due to this, semi-permanent makeup will fade over time to be quite light if maintenance treatments are not completed, while tattoos will last forever unless tattoo removal services are completed.
Semi-permanent makeup involves permanent pigmentation using cosmetic techniques to allow natural iron oxide pigments to be cosmetically needled into the skin to provide beautiful results of cosmetic enhancements like brows, lips, eyeliner, eyelash enhancement, camouflaging of scars, etc. With semi-permanent makeup, as stated previously, you will still need to complete maintenance appointments to ensure the semi-permanent makeup we completed stays fresh looking and beautiful, or it will continue to fade over time.
We recommend on average that you receive a maintenance appointment for your services anywhere from 8 months to 7 years after your initial appointment. You will need to speak to one of our specialists about when you need to specifically come back for the cosmetic treatment you had completed, as each area will have a different time length of when you should be back in for maintenance.
Permanent makeup and semi-permanent makeup are the same services, just marketed differently. Semi-permanent makeup is often the main marketed tag to go along with any of our services, but other similar names that can be used for marketing and advertising purposes include permanent makeup, cosmetic tattooing, cosmetic enhancements, etc.
When it comes to permanent makeup, we have specific guidelines we follow on who is and who isn’t a good candidate for permanent makeup. Individuals who cannot receive permanent makeup, no matter what include:
• Anyone under the age of 18
We do not complete permanent makeup procedures on anyone under the age of 18, even with parental consent.
• Pregnant or nursing women
Your body is continually going through hormonal changes and is often more prone to infections. The skin will change and the results from permanent makeup procedures can be unpredictable.
• Individuals who have major heart issues or a pacemaker
Often, we will use numbing agents to help you feel more comfortable during the appointment, which can increase your heart rate and cause dysrhythmias.
• Individuals that have a viral disease or infection
You run the risk of developing an infection due to the compromised immune system.
• Anyone with lupus
The risk of developing an infection due to having lupus is higher due to your compromised immune system.
• Individual who has had an organ transplant
If you have undergone an organ transplant, the risk of developing an infection after permanent makeup procedures is much higher due to your compromised immune system.
• Individuals who are dealing with a skin condition or had treatment near the area
If you have skin conditions like dermatitis, rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis, or if these conditions compromise the surface and texture of your skin, we often say you aren’t a good candidate due to these conditions showcasing subpar results.
• Anyone allergic to pigment color and metal
Due to the fact that permanent makeup uses needles and pigmented colors that can contain some metals and colorants in them, allergies will occur and can cause havoc on the skin.
• Individuals who are prone to keloids
With permanent makeup puncturing the top dermis layer of the skin, there is a risk for individuals who are prone to keloids to heal with keloid scarring.
• Anyone who may be using Accutane
Accutane will alter the skin and cause it to be dry, sensitive, and thin. It can also weaken the immune system, due to these reasons, we will ask you to come back after one year of your treatment of Accutane once it’s completed, and until the skin is back to its normal state. Call us or request an appointment online. We are located at 18820 E. Bagley Rd.#1 Middleburg Heights, OH 44130. We serve clients from Cleveland OH, Middleburg Heights OH, Strongsville OH, Parma OH, Lakewood OH, Brooklyn OH, Akron OH, Sandusky OH, Mansfield OH, and Maple Heights OH.