Permanent Make-Up Services Available
- Full Eyebrow
- Eyeliner (Upper & Lower)
- French Eyeliner Enhancement
- Full Lip & Liner
- Nipple & Areola for Breast Reconstruction Patients
Frequently Asked Questions About Permanent Make-up:
What is permanent make-up?
Micropigmentation, permanent makeup and cosmetic tattooing are common terms for the practice of placing small amounts of pigment into the dermal layer of the skin to achieve a desired color change. As we age, our eyelashes and brows become sparse with hair and our lips tend to lose color. Adding color restores the appearance that we had during our young adulthood. The color can last up to 5 years and is a convenient alternative to daily application of makeup and minimizes the aging process. Common areas to pigment are the brows, eyelids and lips.
Permanent Makeup helps people with:
- An active lifestyle
- Who want to maximize your time by not applying makeup everyday
- Medical conditions with approval by physician that create unsteady hands, i.e. Palsy, Stroke, Parkinson’s, etc.
- Contact lenses wearers
- Visual impairment
- Hay fever and watery eyes
- Little or no brow hair or lashes
- Alopecia (absence of hair)
- Difficulty in makeup application
- Unsteady or arthritic hands
- Allergies to conventional cosmetics
- Scars resulting from accidents or surgery
Is permanent cosmetic makeup a tattoo?
Yes, permanent cosmetic makeup is a form of tattooing! The pigment used is more refined and microscopic than traditional body art tattooing. The needles used are smaller to prevent scarring since the face is more delicate the rest of the body. Pigment can be organic and inorganic and is usually comprised of iron oxides, alcohol, glycerin and distilled water. They are made of cosmetic grade oxides, which is the same kind of oxides that are used in major cosmetic manufacturing companies. Iron oxides have been used for decades with little or no reaction to the skin.
What should I expect following my procedure?
Your procedure will appear much darker the day it is done. This darker color will remain for approximately 3-5 days while the wetting solutions that were mixed with the pigment are being absorbed leaving behind the pigment in its dry form.
Will it fade?
The first two weeks after a procedure is called the color stabilization time. The first few hours after a procedure, the color will darken as the swelling subsides. In three to seven days, the epidermal (outer) layer of skin will gradually peel or flake off as the new layer re-grows. Some of the color will come off with this layer. Allow a 10% to 30% fade during this time. Your color will soften with time. Using total sun block and avoiding tanning beds and chlorinated water will help prolong the duration of your color.
Is it expensive?
Looking at the long-term cost that you spend each year on cosmetics and the time spent applying makeup, it’s worth every penny!! For some of my aging clients who struggle to get their brows even and the frustrating time they spend getting ready for a function, they always leave on cloud nine wondering why they never knew about permanent makeup before!
Is it painful?
A two-step topical numbing technique is used for our clients’ comfort. Before any procedure, a topical anesthetic is applied and allowed to set. An additional application of topical anesthesia is applied during the treatment. Most clients remain very comfortable throughout the entire procedure. After the procedure is complete, most clients experience some redness and slight swelling of the treated area. This is temporary and usually subsides within a few hours for eyeliner and brows, and a day or two for lip procedures. Applying ice to the treated area will help reduce swelling and assist in the healing process.
Does it look natural?
Our goal is to obtain a very natural look – to enhance your natural features by using colors to compliment your skin tone, eye and hair color.
How long does my permanent makeup last?
This varies with the lifestyle and care of each individual person. Typically, the duration is between two to five years. Following post-procedure care of the treated area will help prolong the results as well as using sunscreen, avoiding tanning beds and minimal exposure to chlorinated water.
Will I need a touch up or refresh of my permanent makeup?
Yes. You will need touch-ups or refreshes depending on your lifestyle, care and depth of color pigment used. Fair skin and hair types tend to need touch-ups every 1 to 2 years because the lighter the color is used the more rapidly it will oxidize. Some clients prefer to “refresh” their permanent makeup every 2 years. It is all based on your reference.
Does my initial procedure include a touch-up visit?
No, it is not included because it benefits you more. When permanent makeup procedures include a 2nd visit or a “perfecting” visit, that fee has been loaded in your initial costs at a higher rate. We keep our prices based on a one time visit and if you need a touch up after your healing period which usually 4-6 weeks, then you have the option to come back for an additional fee. We believe this choice provides our clients with affordable permanent makeup and allows YOU to control whether a follow-up visit is needed. You do have the option to pre-pay for a touch-up/perfecting visit at your initial procedure and we are happy to provide the service for you.
- Scar Camouflage
- Hair Simulation
About our Permanent Make-Up Artist – Janet Wix
Janet Wix is renowned for her artistic touch and creative approach. She performs cosmetic and paramedical based micropigmentation and permanent makeup at Luna Plastic Surgery located in Johns Creek, Georgia. Janet has been part of Executive Corporate life in major corporations for 36 years as well as being involved in the beauty industry for a longer time. This combination of corporate life and beauty experience affords her the ability to provide leading edge technology with the most advanced techniques and equipment that results in precise micropigmentation implantation. Janet is “detail” focused and has a keen eye for restoring and enhancing natural beauty. Janet has completed extensive training across the United States over the last 10 years for paramedical-based micropigmentation and permanent makeup including eyeliner, eyebrow, lips, areola restoration, scar camouflage, hair simulation and blood-born pathogen training. She is also trained and certified in Eliminink tattoo removal which is less invasive to the tissue by using non-laser technique. Janet is a Board Member of the Georgia Micropigmentation and Permanent Makeup Association, a member of the Society of Permanent Makeup Professionals and the American Academy of Micropigmentation.
Janet’s newest services include Eyebrow Microblading and Eyebrow Feathering procedures that result in very realistic hair stroke techniques. Additionally, combining these procedures with a powdered wash gives the best of both worlds for the most realistic brows possible.
Janet’s Passion: “My passion is to see and feel the exuberance of my clients when they see the results of my talents that I have been Blessed with to restore natural beauty and inner confidence to my clients. When you walk through my door, I listen to your concerns and I put myself in your shoes. By doing this, I have a better understanding of your desired results and we can agree on a procedure that will give the most optimum results. It is not “about me”….it is “about YOU”!
JANET’S MOTTO: It’s not “about me”…. it’s “about YOU”!
To provide the best anti-aging strategies that restore and maximize natural beauty and inner confidence to all that entrust me with their personalized care. To LISTEN to my clients offer solutions and treatment paths that provide affordable and desirable results utilizing innovative and forward thinking approaches.
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6335 Hospital Parkway, Suite 216
Johns Creek, Georgia 30097