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Permanent Makeup can enhance your natural beauty and give you confidence when you wake up every morning with beautifully shaped brows and luscious lips. Megan is a licensed and certified eyebrow and lip specialist in Permanent Makeup. She will guide you through the process of choosing the right shape and colors for your permanent makeup procedure. You will love having eyebrows that don't smudge off when you sweat or swim, and lips that are full and don't wipe away when you eat. Permanent cosmetics, also known as micropigmentation, is meant to enhance and define your face and beauty, not mask or change it. It's meant to give you ease and give you your time back with your morning routine. It is very important to understand what to expect before and after your procedure. Click here for more information. Check below for the PMU services offered at Rose Noir.
Mastectomy scar cover and areola pigmentation examples available upon request.
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For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others. For beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness.
— Audrey Hepburn
A full brow helps to define and fill an already existent
shape. It gives the look of a bold eyebrow filled in with pencils or powders.
The most natural looking eyebrow technique, hair stroke brows help define shape and fill in areas without hair for a
flawless, natural look.
A combination of full
and hair stroke technique, the 3D brows are perfect for a natural yet bold look.
Full lip color is great to bring natural color to your lips if you have pale lips or dull lip color. It adds definition and can correct the lip shape to add fullness.
Lip Liner will outline and correct your lip shape, with a soft line that makes your lips look naturally defined.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the permanent makeup process?
A: Each permanent makeup appointment begins with a thorough consultation in which the client and artist will discuss the best technique, color choices, and shape. Then the artist will numb the skin for 30 minutes. After that, the artist will draw the shape of the desired eyebrow or lip. Once the shape is perfect, it’s time to make your makeup permanent. The tattooing procedure is generally less than one hour. During that time more topical anesthetics are used to ensure the maximum amount of comfort during the procedure. Finally, you will be finished and given detailed after care instructions to ensure properly healed permanent makeup.
Q: What is microblading?
A: Microblading is the process of making tiny cuts into the skin and laying pigment overtop to absorb in. These cuts are meant to mimic eyebrow hairs to give a fuller, more defined eyebrow.
Q: What's the difference between microblading and other eyebrow techniques?
A: Microblading tears the skin making tiny cuts for pigment to seep into. This results in uneven healing where some areas will be light, some areas will be dark, and in some areas the lines will expand and thicken. At Rose Noir, Megan prefers using a tattoo machine to produce a natural looking eyebrow. The machine is very accurate and precise in creating small strokes that look like eyebrow hairs. The machine doesn't rip the skin, instead it makes tiny holes inserting pigment automatically. This means that the healing is much more even, and the lines stay nice and thin and look like hair.
Q: Does permanent makeup hurt?
A: Yes. Different locations on the body have different levels of sensitivity. In addition, each individual has a different level of pain tolerance and pain sensitivity. Rest assured, topical anesthetics are used before and during the procedure to ease the pain.
Q: How long does permanent makeup last?
A: While each individual is different, typically eyebrows last 3-5 years and lips last 2-4 years.
Q: I get Botox and/or filler injections, can I still get permanent makeup?
A: It is best to consult with your physician before getting permanent makeup, but usually you can get permanent makeup as long as it is not within certain time frames of the last injection.
Q: What do I do to prepare for a permanent makeup procedure? Is there anything I need to avoid?
A: Before your procedure drink lots of water and make sure you’ve eaten. Absolutely no drugs and alcohol- this may calm your nerves but often will make you bleed profusely which will hinder the tattoo procedure. Also, if you are intoxicated in any way you will be turned away. Avoid any substances that thin your blood including doctor prescribed medications.
3 days to 7 days
1. Continue all No’s from Immediately After, though alcohol may be consumed in low/responsible amounts.
2. Continue cleaning and applying ointment 2-3 times daily depending on dryness.
3. Do not pick or pull at any flaking skin during this phase as this will lead to pigment loss and possible infection.
After 1 Week
1. Can resume use of Aspirin, Ibuprofen, NSAIDs, Vitamin E, Fish Oil, Omegas, supplements, hormones, steroids, and blood thinners.
2. Continue cleaning and applying ointment, once in the morning and once before bed until fully healed when there is no longer any flaking skin and the tissue elasticity of the area has returned to normal (about 2-6 weeks depending on area).
3. Reduce ointment use to once daily if any pimples appear in or next to the tattooed area. Do not apply ointment to 1 inch area surrounding any pimple/s.
After Completely Healed/Long-term
1. Area is completely healed only when there is absolutely no more flaking skin and collagen elasticity has completely returned to the area. Don’t rush your healing.
2. Use of other medications, supplements, lotions & cleansers, waxing, electrolysis, lash & brow dyes, makeup, etc. can be resumed.
3. Tanning, chemical peels and IPL can be resumed to areas that are NOT tattooed. Tell technician/dermatologist that you have permanent makeup, etc. when receiving treatments and to avoid those areas by a finger width space.
4. Laser hair removal can NEVER be resumed over any tattooed area as it can remove color or possibly turn it black.
5. To keep your permanent makeup looking its best for the longest time, take care of it! Wear good sunblock and reapply every couple of hours when in the sun. Take care of your skin. The healthier your skin, the better your tattoo will look. Stay hydrated, use daily moisturizer.
Pre-Treatment Advice and Procedures
Your appointment may be scheduled:
1. After complete healing from any surgery.
2. After 1 year of ceasing treatment on any medication with Isotretinoin (Claravis, Sotret, Myorisan, Amnesteem, Absorica, Accutane, Zenatane)
3. 4 weeks after Botox, fillers, facial peels, tanning or sunburns
4. 4 weeks after ceasing chemotherapy or the use of cytotoxic antineoplastic agents
6. If you are Diabetic, after getting your HBA1C in a good range
7. Skin is completely free of tinted or fake tan lotions
5. You do not have to stop using immunosuppressive medication however keep in mind that while on it, it can prolong healing which means you need to be even more diligent in accurately taking care of your procedure/s as there is an increased risk of pigment loss and infection
1 Week Prior to your appointment:
1. Scheduling should be at least 48 hours after end of menstrual cycle or 7 days prior to reduce bleeding and sensitivity.
2. No Electrolysis on area to be tattooed.
3. To reduce swelling and possible bruising: No Aspirin, Ibuprofen, NSAIDs, Blood Thinners/ anticoagulants, Vitamin E, Fish Oil, Omega, Acne medication or medication with Tretinoin, Medication that makes you sensitive to the sun, Antibiotics, Hormone supplementation, corticosteroids or anabolic steroids. (Tylenol is okay to take prior and during procedure.)
48 Hours Prior
1. Absolutely No recreational drug use or alcohol 48 hours prior to procedure
2. No waxing or dye 48 hours prior. Do not remove all eyebrow hair, however tweezing/threading is fine.
Day Before and the Day Of
1. No diet pills 24 hours prior. No caffeine or smoking 6 hours prior. These can dehydrate, increase blood pressure, increase sensitivity and negatively affect the condition of the skin which all leads to poor healing and color loss.
4. Please wear your makeup to the procedure and bring your typical brow, liner, lip color for color matching.
5. Benadryl or Zantac can be taken 30 minutes before procedure and daily to decrease swelling while healing.
1. If you get cold sores, prescription medication should be taken 3 days prior to procedure and 7 days during healing. (Non-prescription 1000 mg L-lysine can be taken daily 10 days prior and during healing (make sure no interference with other medications.) This is very important to prevent the spread of cold sores to the entire lip area.
2. If you get canker sores, you should be totally healed and free of any for at least 7 days prior.
Post Procedure Instructions
FOR ALL PROCEDURES (eyebrows and lips):
Day of to 3 days after
Use ice in a clean plastic bag on/off for 10 minutes to help reduce swelling.
Thoroughly clean tattooed area 3 times daily with wet lathered soap (sensitive skin or antimicrobial), cool water, and clean hands or quality paper towel. It will still feel tender but it needs to be cleaned thoroughly. Use gentle circular massaging movements with hands or paper towel- no loofas, scrubbing or scratching. During showers, water can get on tattooed area if cleaning, otherwise keep it away. Keep showers to fewer than 10 mins and without excess steam.
Throughout the day, do not let plasma or wound exudate dry on surface of tattooed area as this will lead to scabbing and patchy healing. Lightly clean area with a moistened quality paper towel every hour if needed. If the area is shiny or wet, it needs to be dabbed clean. Area should always look satin/mat.
After there is no longer any plasma or exudate secretion for 6 hours (anytime from day 1-3), you can begin applying a small amount of A&D ointment 2-3 times daily. Allow area to completely dry for 5-10 mins after properly cleaning, prior to ointment application.
Thoroughly and gently massage ointment into the area and dab area dry. Your body will absorb all it needs with each application. If you still see a shiny surface after dabbing, you risk moisture clogging the area which can result in unnecessary scabbing, delayed healing and pigment loss.
Fake tanning/ spray tanning
Smoking, alcohol, recreational drug use
Exercise that causes sweating
Submersion/soaking in water
No touching the area with dirty fingers or anything else that isn’t clean (Lips: drink through straws and small bites only with fork/spoon, no kissing).
Do not sleep on tattooed area to prevent sticking to bed sheets (sheets should be freshly cleaned.) No pets allowed in bed while healing.