Who should get permanent eyeliner and who is a good candidate for this?
Is eyeliner important to your appearance and feeling of self-confidence? Does your eyeliner smudge? Does it wear off during the day? Do you have trouble getting it straight or even? Are you allergic to cosmetic products or are allergies causing you to re-apply several times a day? Do you have sparse eyelashes? Maybe your job requires that you go make-up free. If so… permanent eyeliner is perfect for you!
How long does the eyeliner last?
Everyone’s skin is different so it greatly depends on your skin composition and your healing process. No guarantee can be made that a specific client will benefit the same as another from this procedure. Eyeliner is implanting pigment into the basal layer of the epidermis; it is a form of cosmetic tattooing, using fine, delicate passes. Other factors that play a role in longevity are skin color, the pigment used, thickness of the lines, and how aggressive your immune system is in metabolizing the pigment.
How long does it last?
Eyeliner procedure lasts about 18 months. Permanent make up is “semi” and client results will vary. Commonly you will need a touchup at 1-2 years. Generally the results are amazing but it very much depends on your own skin type, texture and oiliness. After care must be taken seriously!
How long does the procedure take?
Your Eyeliner is broken up into two appointments – the first appointment and then 4 to 6 weeks later, a perfecting session. First Treatment: Please allow up to 1 hour for your first eyeliner appointment to be completed.
What do I need to do before my eyeliner treatment?
* Do not take aspirin or ibuprofen or have any alcohol 24 hours prior to and after your appointment.
* Take a non-aspirin pain reliever 30 minutes before
* Don’t wear eye makeup or contacts to your appointment
How long does healing take?
Healing usually takes about a week. However, please allow a few days if you have an event or special occasion coming up. Tonya tells clients not to micro-analyze their eyeliner until 30 days that’s when you will know your completely healed pigment. Your new permanent eyeliner will go through several phases during the healing cycle. The pigment will appear very sharp and dark immediately after the procedure. This is because the pigment is still sitting on top of your skin, and has not yet settled in completely. The color of the pigment will soften gradually, and you may see some pigment on your towel after washing your face, or on your pillowcase – do not be alarmed. Once the healing of the skin starts taking place, the eyeliner will look like dry skin. This might give you the impression that the color pigment is fading too quickly; however, this is just superficial color and dry cells being naturally removed from your skin. After a couple of days this will subside. Don’t pick or scratch. It is highly recommended to wear sunglasses when exposed to the sun, as sun exposure might cause the color pigment to fade away more quickly.
Does it hurt?
In a word, maybe. But not that much. Numbing cream and gel are used liberally throughout the procedure and it’s more discomfort than pain. Please take a few Tylenol 30 minutes before procedure.