CONSULT: Mercedeh will consult with you to determine your preferred look, be it soft and natural or bold and dramatic, answer any questions you may have, and go over your after care instructions.
DESIGN: Based on your input, she will design the most flattering look for you, complete with color matching and any prepping shaping or tweezing that might be necessary.
NUMBING: Topical anesthetics are applied to keep you comfortable throughout the procedure. Injectable anesthetic blocks are available but usually not necessary with the more delicate microblading technique.
PROCEDURE: Once the area is numb and your design and color(s) have been agreed upon, Mercedeh will begin implanting the semi-permanent pigments one delicate stroke at a time. (For your safety, all tools are one-use 100% disposable.) Your brows, liner or lips will be SELFIE-READY upon leaving, unlike traditional tattooing.
TIME: It takes approximately two hours to complete your design. A free follow-up appointment is recommended after a month to perfect any inconsistencies resulting from the healing process.
AFTER CARE: Instructions and a home care kit will be discussed and provided. You will apply the topical from your home care kit as directed to the treated area(s) to ensure optimal healing.
What is permanent makeup?
Permanent makeup is specialized cosmetic tattooing. The makeup is applied by depositing colored pigment into the dermis of the skin. It is long-lasting and will fade with UV exposure and natural skin exfoliation. The beauty of permanent makeup is that it allows you to look your best, 24/7.
Who can benefit from permanent makeup?
As long as you meet the minimum age requirements and are relatively healthy, almost anyone can. I have worked with clients young and old, helping them achieve facial enhancement through permanent makeup. It’s perfect if you can’t wear traditional cosmetics due to sensitivities or certain allergies, and it’s also ideal if you lead a busy outdoor life. No need to worry about your makeup running or “sweating off”!
Will I really look like myself, only better?
Absolutely. The focus of my design is natural-looking makeup that looks elegant yet feminine. Your permanent makeup will be tailored to blend into your unique skin tone and hair color, while complimenting and enhancing your natural features so you look fresher, younger and more polished.
Is it safe?
Your safety is our top priority! We only use sterile, pre-packaged, 100% disposable tools and pigments that are fragrance and irritant free. We comply with all OSHA and state mandated safety regulations and requirements and are up to date on all certifications and licenses.
How much does it cost?
Mercedeh has spent years honing and perfecting her technique training with world renowned artists, such as Tina Davies. Her prices reflect her experience, skills, and artistic abilities. As a Master Artiste you will receive some of the finest results that money can buy. Prices range from $350 to $1800. Specials and Packages are available. Give us a call for pricing inquiries: 855.937.6465
Is it painful?
You may think getting permanent makeup applied will be as painful as a traditional tattoo, but it is not. Because I use high-quality topical anesthetics, most people report nothing more than a “scratching” sensation that is tolerable. People with sensitive skin may experience more sensation, but again, the sensation is tolerable. Full anesthetic blocks are available upon request but may result in bruising of injected areas.
Do I need to book a consultation before an appointment?
No, it is not necessary. During your appointment, I will listen carefully to your goals and to recommend shapes and colours along with a mock-up of the proposed design, this way you can choose your best look and be reassured of the outcome. Also, I will be seeing you for a follow-up appointment in the following months so you may “fine-tune” your design and make adjustments to shape and colour. The end result will be shape that allows you to feel most comfortable and look your best.
Can I have a consultation and procedure the same day?
Yes, you can. The majority of appointments are booked this way as they allow for adequate consultation time to discuss color, shape and design. Once your goal is determined and you feel confident and comfortable with the design, I will proceed to apply the permanent makeup. Each procedure takes approximately one hour.
What can I expect the day of the procedure?
Firstly, I will carefully analyze your facial shape and features, pinpointing how your natural features can be complemented to make you look more radiant and youthful. Then, I will advise you on the most suitable colors to match your skin and hair tone. Finally, using cosmetic pencils, I will create a variety of designs to help you envision your ideal end result. Only once you are happy, I will go on to apply your permanent makeup. Each procedure normally lasts 1-2 hours. Lastly, I will review aftercare instruction with you and schedule your follow-up visit.
What will I look like after the procedure?
Your permanent makeup will look darker and more defined for the first 4-6 days. There is no puffiness or redness for the eyebrows; two days of puffiness for the eyes and lips. Basically, your makeup appearance will be bolder. It is a good idea to “lay low” during this time and reduce social events. After one week, the intensity will soften 30%-40% and natural.
How quickly can I go back to work after the procedure?
If you feel comfortable, right away. The most noticeable day is the next day. Eyebrow procedures produce no swelling or bruising but there will be puffiness of 2-3 days following the eyeliner procedure which normally subsides within a couple of days. Please note; your permanent makeup will look darker than usual during the first week and is completely normal.
Do I have to avoid any activities after my procedure?
You will need to avoid heavy sweating (tennis, strenuous workouts, hot yoga), swimming and suntanning for at least one week after any procedure. You may shower and wash your face as normal during this time, but take care to reduce water exposure and avoid scrubbing the permanent makeup area until it has fully healed.
Should I wear makeup the day of my procedure?
If you normally wear makeup, yes. This will give me a good idea of your personal makeup routine and style. If you do not wear makeup, please just come naturally and together we can create a look that you’re comfortable with.
How long does permanent makeup last?
Permanent makeup is incredibly long lasting, but it will fade slowly over time. The rule of thumb is the darker the color, the longer it lasts. To keep your makeup looking pristine, you should have it refreshed every couple of years. To ensure ease, email reminders will be sent to you at regular intervals.
I already have permanent eyebrows I don’t like. Can you help?
Yes, I can. However if your eyebrows are grey, black or extremely dark, I strictly recommend having them removed beforehand. This will give me a suitable base to work from. If your eyebrows are faded or light, I can usually work with them in an effort to “camouflage” the previous design. However, you’ll need to book a consultation to see how I can help you. Please note; in some cases- the existing permanent eyebrows can negate the effect of the Feathering Technique. However, as your permanent eyebrows fade with time, I can build up the effect for you. This will normally take around 1 or 2 extra appointments.
I’m pregnant/nursing- can I still get permanent makeup?
Unfortunately, you must wait until you pass this phase to ensure safety and the best results as your hormones and skin will be out of balance and quite sensitive during this time.
Do you perform permanent makeup removal procedures?
Yes we do. The procedure will result in a scabbing effect which is essential for pigment reduction. For this reason, it is important to plan to have your procedure done when you can lay low for a week or so. Multiple procedures may be necessary to effectively reduce the desired amount of pigment. Give us a call to learn more about removal. 855.937.6465