Semi Permanent Makeup

Semi-permanent makeup is a type of treatment that replicates perfectly applied conventional makeup, most frequently on the eyebrows, eyeliner (lash line), and lips. The procedure is done by inserting cosmetic pigments into the dermis layer of the skin. It is also known as Permanent Makeup, Micro-Pigmentation, Brow Embroidery, and Cosmetic Tattooing.
Eyebrows and lips generally last up to a year; for eyeliner, two to three years. Hair color, skin type, after-care, and lifestyle also affect longevity of the results. Occasional touch-ups are a way to refresh the results and highly recommended. If done correctly, the treatments do not change color and fade naturally with time. For areas like eyebrows and lips, this fading allows future flexibility with shape and or color, as standards of beauty change.
We use very effective numbing creams that are FDA approved. On a scale of 1 to 10 with “1” being no discomfort, clients often experience between 2 or 3. Some factors such as menstrual cycles and skin type can also affect level of sensitivity.
All our pigments are cosmetic grade, which means that they are sterilized and purified for cosmetic use. All of the ingredients have been approved by the FDA for cosmetic use. Be wary of products that have not met safety standards, including those that contain “vegetable dyes” that are unstable and may change color over time. In addition, all our tools are sterilized, single use needles, and they are discarded after the treatment. Our specialists are highly trained, experienced professionals, and licensed by NYS Department of State, Division of Licensing Services.
The technician will create your brow by hand, strand by strand. A topical numbing cream is applied; the cream is generally effective for 20 minutes, and then a special tool is used to make small, hair-shaped incisions in the skin on the brow line(this is also known as Microblading). These shallow cuts are then filled with the highest grade pharmaceutical pigments selected to match or darken arches. The treatment takes about two hours, with enough time to assess each step of the way.
There is no downtime, however the brows will take about one week to fully heal. During this period, after-care procedures should be carefully followed.
The Perfecting Session, done within one months of the initial treatment, is extremely important to ensure perfect results. We use this session to set the shape and color, and make any small adjustments if needed.
Some of our tourist clients do not have the flexibility to return within two months for the Perfecting Session. Please call us or come in for a consultation and we can discuss further options catered to your situation.