Serving San Jose, Santa Cruz & Monterey Bay Area
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Before making your appointment Know the permanent makeup basics

FAQs for Permanent Cosmetics

What is permanent cosmetic makeup

Permanent Cosmetic Make Up is often referred to as micropigmentation or cosmetic tattoo. The process is similar to a tattoo because the cosmetic implantation technique deposits colored pigment into the upper layer of the dermis using very small needles.

How is the permanent cosmetic makeup applied?

Permanent cosmetic procedures are performed using the machine or hand method. The process includes an initial consultation, application of pigment, and at least one or more follow up visits for adjusting the shape and color or density of the pigment.

Who benefits from the permanent cosmetic makeup

Everyone, who desires a soft, natural enhancement to their appearance, It is especially beneficial to people who can’t wear cosmetics due to allergies and skin sensitivities & active people who want to look their best. The pigments can be matched to enhance any skin color.

What type of cosmetics makeup procedures can be done?

Permanent Cosmetic procedures can be very subtle or dramatic depending on what you are looking for. Lash Enhancement ~ Eyeliner ~ Eyebrows ~ Lip Liner ~ Full Lips ~ Scar Cover up ~ Areola & Skin discolorations.

Are permanent cosmetics really permanent?

Procedures are considered permanent because pigment is tattooed into the upper reticular part of the dermal layer of the skin and cannot be washed off. However, as with any tattoo or colorant (pigment) in general, fading can and often does occur, requiring periodic maintenance referred to as color re-enhancement or color refreshing. The fact that most people will require periodic color refreshing of their permanent cosmetics is the opportune time to work with your technician to reevaluate your overall appearance profile and determine if any changes are appropriate. Longevity varies from person to person depending on their life style (sun exposure), the color(s) used for the permanent cosmetic procedure, and are also thought to be affected by topical products applied to the skin.

What is the cost of the permanent cosmetics procedures?

The average cost per procedure varies but usually averages between $400-$800. Advanced work may be charged at $150 to $250 per hour. Many of these procedures are commonly referred to as para-medical procedures. The cost of the procedure should not be the most important issue when consulting a potential permanent cosmetic professional. Most important is the training and skill of the person performing the procedure. The technician should be licensed with the health department and hold a facility permit and pass yearly inspections.

Shape your brows with expression.

Enhance your eyes with a bit of eyeliner.

Restore the full youthful looking lips.

Centrally located in the Seabright neighborhood

349 Gault Street, Santa Cruz
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