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• What is permanent cosmetic makeup?
- Permanent cosmetic makeup is commonly referred to as a “cosmetic tattoo.” But it’s not a traditional tattoo at all as it is semipermanent. Tiny amounts of natural pigments are inserted into the dermal layer of the skin, not the epidermis (where a regular tattoo goes). Because of that, results will last a long time, but will eventually fade in approximately 1-3 years, depending on which service you recieve. Faces and trends change, so this is perfect!
• Are you an ideal candidate for permanent cosmetic makeup?
- Permanent cosmetic makeup is perfect for busy women and men! Yes, You read that correctly! Its a great solution for those with oily skin that aren't able to retain makeup easily. From athletes to beach goers, anyone wanting to sweat or swim. This is the service for you! Save time with this procedure. Our microblading services are great for those who have Alopecia, light, half eyebrows or eyebrows with bald spots. Permanent eyeliner is great if you're sensitive to makeup or have scarce lashes. Lip blushing/lip tinting is a key service if you want fuller looking, more defined lips.
• What is Microblading?
- Microblading is the artistic technique of tattooing individual hair strokes and filling in eyebrows with pigment designed for the face. Unlike traditional tattooing, which uses a machine, microblading artists use a manual tool that allows them create soft lines that resemble brow hair. Artists hand draw each hair to match the color and coarseness of your eyebrows creating extremely life-like brows. The result you ask? A gorgeous, detailed, and natural looking set of eyebrows!
• How long does the procedure take for Microblading? Lip blushing/tint? Eyeliner?
- Every client will vary in the area being covered and whether it’s your first time or you’re coming in for a touch-up. On average, Amber takes up to an hour and a half to two hours for each procedure. The total time to expect at Faux Getter for your first session (including consultation, color selection, and application) is about two hours to three hours.
• How long does Microblading, Lip blushing/tint, and Eyeliner last?
- All services vary: Microbladed eyebrows last about 12 months for most people. Microblading requires an annual touch up to maintain the pattern that was initially created. Lip Blushing and Lash Liner last 3-5 years, depending on the person. All results vary person to person. Pre and post care are critical in how the healed outcome is for all services.
• What is the recovery time?
- There is little downtime & little to no discomfort; you can go back to work, brunch, or that special date night right after your eyebrow, eyeliner or lip procedure. Brows rarely swell, while prepare to ice your eyes and lips the day of your procedure. Until the treated area is done flaking, you'll need to avoid getting them wet, working out or wearing makeup. Microblading downtime ranges between 20-14 days. Lips and eyes heal between 5-7 days. Your custom color will initially look 25-35% bolder than the final result. Trusting the healing process is important. Read more details on eyebrow, eyeliner and lip blushing aftercare instructions on Aftercare Here.
• Are the procedures painful?
- Majority of our clients report little to no pain! As we are here to make your experience as pain-free as possible! We use effective topical anesthetic before the procedure to numb the affected area.. Everyone experiences pain differently, but most of our clients say the pain is mild to moderate. Even our clients that are terrified of needles have no problem with our application. A big tip to avoid unnecessary pain or swelling is to avoid alcohol and caffeine 24 hours prior to your appointment. 48 hours if you know you have more sensitive skin.
• Is permanent makeup safe?
- Completely! Faux Getter's studio is pristine, following the strictest sanitation & safety standards enforced by the health depsrtment. We focus on using only single-use, sterilized needles and parts. We also use custom-blended pigments that are hypo-allergenic, non-toxic and contain no fragrances, emollients or other irritants. Safety is key at Faux Getter!
• Does microblading work on all skin tones and skin types? Who is ineligible for microblading?
- Of Course! Microblading works on all skin tones and colors. Check our Faux Getter Instagram here.
But we do not provide microblading for people: under 18 years old, pregnant or nursing, if you have glaucoma, skin diseases such as Shingles, psoriasis or eczema on the area of treatment, and allergies to makeup, skin cancer, hemophilia, Keloid disorder, HIV/Hepatitis, or if you're taking skin medications like ro-accutaine and steroids. Always make sure your appointment is two weeks after last dose of antibiotics as well. Either way, we will cover all bases with our patients at the consultation. Please read our complete Terms & Conditions here. If you have any questions or concerns contact us here.
• Does microblading damage eyebrow hair?
- No, not at all! in fact some clients with sparse natural eyebrows report their hair grows back even better after having permanent makeup applied. If you do have hair, Amber creates hairstrokes that seamlessly blend with you natural hair growth pattern.
• Can I wear make-up after the procedure?
- Very popular question, yes and no! It’s important to keep the procedure area clean and free of bacteria. Thus, you cannot put any makeup on top of your procedure/permanent makeup area for one week after the procedure. There is a plus side though. You can apple make up, on areas where permanent makeup was not applied, where you normally do.
• Who should avoid getting permanent makeup?
- The following should not have permanent makeup applied for safety reasons:
• Anyone under the age of 18
• Pregnant women or women who are breastfeeding
• Anyone with contagious blood diseases like Hepatitis or HIV
• People who are currently undergoing chemotherapy
• Those who have keloid or hypopigmentation
• Roaccutane and steroid users.
• Areas that have had fillers (like Juvederm) should be avoided as well as any areas that have
problematic skin conditions like skin cancer, eczema and psoriasis
• Any questions and/or concerns? Contact us here
• How do I become a permanent make up artist?
- If you're interested in a one-on-one training with Amber, click here to submit a form to set up your training dates.