What is Permanent Makeup?
Permanent Makeup, also known as micro pigmentation or Semi-Permanent Makeup, is a procedure that implants a natural looking colored pigment into a very shallow layer beneath the epidermis to create a look of freshly applied makeup that will not wear off.
This state-of-the-art technique is medically proven and specifically designed to be safe.
Who Can Benefit From Permanent Makeup?
• Busy people with little time to apply and refresh makeup throughout the day
• People who can’t wear traditional cosmetics due to allergies or skin sensitivities
• Anyone who desires a soft, natural enhancement to their appearance
• Active people who want to look their best during sporting activities
• The vision challenged, who may have difficulty applying their makeup
• Someone who wants freedom from daily makeup application
• Those with physical disabilities or impaired motor skills
• Those with oily skin who tend to shed makeup easily
• Anyone with Fordyce spots (small white bumps) on their lips
• Someone whose pigment was lost during reconstructive surgery
• Burn survivors and people with flaws in their skin
• Those suffering from alopecia or vitiligo
• Men and women who wish to look their best all the time!
What is Microblading?
Microblading is a procedure that enhances and adds fullness to the eyebrows by mimicing the appearance of individual hairs in the brow line. At Maya Permanent Makeup we use a very precise tool with needles that do not completely penetrate the skin, but just delicately scratch the surface, similar to a paper cut.
If you desire more fullness or definition to your eyebrows, wish to wake up with beautiful brows and eliminate the daily maintenance, or suffer from alopecia, then this is the permanent makeup procedure for you.
What is the Q-Lips™ Technique?
Q-Lips™ is a breakthrough permanent makeup technique created and trademarked by the Maya Permanent Makeup Clinic. It is a minimally invasive method of applying a semi-permanent color to lips with very little or no pain, bleeding, or swelling. It is performed without the use of any numbing agents, which makes for a less time consuming, more relaxed, and safer procedure.
The Q-Lips™ technique has a minimal effect on the sensitivity of your lips, and can also quicken the healing process. Post procedure, your lips are soft, plump, and moist, and will reveal a new skin approximately 24-42 hours after the procedure. Unlike other permanent makeup lip procedures, most individuals heal with virtually no scabbing or extreme peeling.
Get Q-Lips™ and you can have the appearance of fuller lips without the need for repeated and costly injections. The technique is also very effective at covering Fordyce spots.
With Q-Lips™ there is no downtime, and the results can be truly amazing.
Do Permanent Makeup Procedures Hurt?
Many people experience some discomfort, while others experience none. It varies according to each individual’s pain threshold, and the procedure being performed. There are several methods available to help with discomfort management, including the Q-Lips™ technique and various topical anesthetics that have been developed for this industry.
Your permanent makeup technician will discuss these methods with you to determine which one works best for you.
Is Permanent Makeup Really Permanent?
The degree of “permanency” will vary with each individual depending on a person’s own body chemistry, how much your skin naturally exfoliates, exposure to the sun and chlorine, topical products applied to the skin, and the amount of care taken to maintain the look.
With any colorant or pigment in general, fading can and often does occur, requiring periodic (typically once every 2-4 years) color refreshing.
How Long Does a Procedure Take?
The initial lips or brow procedure will usually take about 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Eye or lip liner procedures about half that time. There are records to establish, photos to take, desired style and color to discuss, the carefully crafted procedure itself, and the aftercare requirements to go over.
Follow up or color refresher procedures typically require much less time.
What’s a Touch-Up and Will I Need One?
Oftentimes the permanent makeup color is not perfect after the initial procedure heals. Permanent makeup procedures are a process, and a follow-up to the initial procedure will need to be scheduled. Any required detail work to the original procedure should be performed no sooner than four weeks after the original visit.
The typical minimum standard for follow-up work on lip procedures is six weeks, due to their very delicate nature. At the Maya Permanent Makeup Clinic we use the Q-Lips™ technique, which greatly reduces healing time, so that follow up detail work can be performed just four weeks later.
These time frames may vary somewhat depending on the health profile and age of the client.
How Is The Cost Determined?
Pricing of permanent makeup procedures varies quite a bit depending on several factors.
• Professionalism and expertise of the technician
• Location and quality of facility where procedures are performed
• Proper safety and sterilization protocols being followed
• Whether or not a follow-up visit is included
• The quality of pigments and equipment being used
• Amount of one-to-one time devoted to the clients
Not all technicians have been adequately trained, have enough experience, or have proper insurance in place. Permanent makeup is long lasting, and you just cannot afford to go for the cheapest price when your looks are being changed for years. Sadly, many individuals have decided to “price shop”, or failed to do proper due diligence, and lived to regret it. No matter who you choose to use for your permanent makeup procedure, be sure to check them out thoroughly. You'll be glad you did.