Q&A on Permanent Makeup
Have you ever wished you could be less dependent on makeup and still look good? Now there is a way with permanent makeup!
It is an exciting procedure, a cosmetic form of tattooing in which color is implanted within the skin and can look more natural than makeup.
Imagine makeup that won't come off during jogging, swimming or exercise. It offers beauty and freedom for active people of today.
The medical use of permanent color for camouflaging can be traced back 150 years. Physicians have successfully used tattooing of colors to disguise birthmarks and various kinds of scars. Permanent makeup has been around for more than 20 years. For many years, medical articles have been written describing the use of permanent makeup colors iron oxide, natural mineral, thus assuring us the safety of using it permanently for eyelids, lips, and brows.
Q. Can the lips, brows and eyeliner procedures be done on the same fay and are there touch ups?
A. Yes, there is usually no problem having as many procedures as you like done at the same sitting. This can actually be beneficial because you can have any touch ups that you may need done at the same time. Touch ups are usually done within a month after the procedure has been done.
Q. How safe is permanent makeup?
A. When permanent makeup is done under proper conditions, there is no opportunities for disease transmissions according to the Center for Disease Control. Permanent makeup is very safe.
Q. Will permanent makeup fade over time and when should the color be freshened up?
A. Yes, permanent makeup does fade over time. Most people will need to have their permanent makeup freshened up at some point, that could be anywhere from one to five years, usually.
Q. Are the procedures painful?
A. Everyone is different in their tolerance and sensitivity. A topical-numbing solution is used to help numb the area that will be worked on before starting the procedure. Reapplying the numbing topical is usually permitted during the procedure.
Q. Can permanent makeup ever look smudged after a period of time?
A. Permanent makeup does not look smudged over a reasons permanent makeup is so popular is because it does keep its color and shape and can even last for years. That is why women who have had permanent makeup procedures always say they wouldn't trade their permanent makeup for anything.
Q. Do people ever have an allergic reaction to permanent makeup?
A. The chances of developing an allergic reaction to pigments is extremely remote. Less than 1% in over 100,000 permanent cosmetic procedures resulted in an allergic reaction, according to "Micro Pigmentation, State of the Art" by Charles s. Zwerling, M.D.
Q. How do you select the colors?
A. Colors are usually selected by a client requesting a certain color for the particular procedure that is being performed. It can also be helpful to take into consideration my expertise. I can give you my opinion on what color that I think would look best with your skin tone and hair coloring.
Q. What is a good age to have permanent makeup procedures done?
A. It is never too late or too early to enjoy permanent makeup. Whatever your age, permanent makeup can eliminate that dreaded washed out look we all hate. At any age you will wonder how you were ever able to get along without it before.
Q. Will permanent makeup still look good as you get older and the skin changes?
A. As long as you look good with makeup, you will look good with permanent makeup. I don't believe there is any age where you need to stop using makeup. If you're concerned the permanent makeup may look a little too dark on you in the future don't worry. Remember, permanent makeup will get lighter with time.
Q. Will I be able to see each procedure drawn on before the procedure is started.
A. Yes! This is a very important step and can be fun. The brows, lips and/or eyeliner will be drawn on to enhance your facial features first, and of course to your satisfaction, before the procedure is started. The nice thing is that it is going to stay with you, enhancing what you do have it won't wash off like other temporary makeovers do.
- Licensed Cosmetologist /Makeup Artist
- Certified Dermatician in Microdermal Pigmentation (Permanent Makeup)
- Feature in Day Spa and Body Beautiful magazine
- Reasonable Rates
- Author of 2 books and 4 DVD's on Permanent Makeup
- Clients are welcome to a FREE book "I Love My Permanent Makeup," authored by Debbie.
- Board of Directors of Conventional & Cosmetic Tattoo Association
- Owns a permanent makeup supply company with her own line of colors and topicals sold worldwide
"I'm in the gym alot either working out or training people. They always ask me why my makeup looks so good and I always tell them about Debbie. It is so nice to wake up in the morning time with my makeup looks as fresh as I just put it on. I recommend Debbie to all my friends, clients and relatives.
- Jacky Caswell
"I have been to see Debbie a few times in the last few years. I love the way she does my permanent makeup eyeliner. I have received compliments and on how natural it looks. I have recommended Debbie to a few friends that have been interested in permanent makeup. I am very lucky to have found her."
- Adriana Hockicko
"Debbie did my lips and I love them! I am now back for my lash enhancement... AMAZING!"
- Gogi Dallas
“My hair dresser told me about Debbie. I was so pleased to meet her. Her experience made me feel so comfortable. She helped me pick out the colors and drew on exactly what I wanted. In fact, she even made my makeup look nicer than I thought was possible. I tell everyone about my wonderful permanent makeup, that I wouldn’t trade for anything”
- Annette Garcia
“I have had so many compliments sense I had my permanent makeup done. My makeup never looked this good and it doesn’t even wash off. I still think it is too good to be true. People tell me I have beautiful eyes now. They never said that before Debbie did my permanent makeup.”
- Carol Shuttleworth
I agreed to have my picture on Debbie's book cover because I trust her as a permanent makeup artisti. I started out as an actress, then became a lawyer. Now I've begun a popular health and fitness website... Needless to say, my life has been busy. Having my makeup, brows, eyes and lips done permanently with color is one of the best things I have done for myself. Waking up without that washed out look is priceless. Now that we know how to keep ourselves looking permanently beautiful through the day, I invite you to visit me at www.FollowHolly.com to stay fit and healthy too!
- Holly Mosier
"My cousin referred me to Debbie. She had her eyebrows and eyeliner tattooed by Debbie and they look amazing. I had my eyeliner done and I am beyond satisfied. Debbie is a professional and even helps by giving you pointers/advice. Feeling comfortable and at ease is very important when getting a tattoo (especially one on your face) and I can honestly say that I felt both. Definitely recommend Debbie."
- Sofia Rivera
I would never go with anybody else but Debbie to do my permanent makeup. She knows what she is doing. She did plenty of measuring to make sure they were going to be even. She knew exactly what color to use for me. I have told all of my friends.."
- Terri Kelly
“My permanent makeup looks so natural. My friends don’t believe me when I say I have had it done. My husband has even complimented me on how nice I look when I wake up. I am now almost a makeup free lady. I am proud to tell anyone I meet about Debbie and how great it is to not have to deal with applying makeup and watching it disappear in the daytime.”
- Ann Marie Baker
“I would not trade my permanent makeup for anything. It makes my day every day. Just looking in the mirror and seeing my makeup look as fresh as if I just put it on ten minutes ago makes my life just that much easier. You don’t know what you’re missing if you haven’t had your permanent makeup done.”
- Gabrielle Gaydos
"In the last 17 years Debbie has been doing permanent makeup for the nurses and clients in my office building as well as myself with beautiful results. I am a nurse anesthesiologist and office manager at a very busy plastic surgery office. I never have to worry about my makeup smudging or coming off. My brows are shaped so much better, my eyeliner is perfect all the time and my lips always have color to them. I think having my permanent Makeup done was one of the best decisions I have made!"
- Sarah Collins