Permanent cosmetics procedures are considered permanent because the color is implanted into the dermal layer of the skin and cannot be washed off. However, as with any tattoo, fading can and often does occur with time, requiring periodic maintenance, re-enhancement or refreshing.
How long does the procedure take?
The initial procedure will generally take approximately 2½ hours. Touch-up procedures usually do not require as much time.
Is it painful?
There may be some discomfort, varying according to each person. We offer topical anesthetic that soothes and cools the skin.
Is it safe?
If proper sterilization and sanitary guidelines are met, permanent make-up should be completely safe. The guidelines include:
Needles that are new and sterile for each client;
Gloves that are new for each client and changed during the procedure as needed;
A technician who is clean and neat and knowledgeable about environmental safety requirements;
A treatment area that is free from contaminants.
Which technician should I choose?
Consider a technician’s training, experience and portfolio. Ask to see photos of past work. Remember that the shape and proper placement of the procedure is as important as the right color. Interaction between client and technician is of utmost importance.
Are there side effects?
There is generally some swelling of the treated area, lasting from 24 to 48 hours after treatment; eyeliner and lip area may show more than the eyebrow area. There may be some bleeding or bruising during the procedure, and there is usually some tenderness for a few days. The initial vivid color fades after six to 10 days. Sometimes, people have reactions to antibiotics. Individuals may have other unforeseen side effects.
Is there any risk of medical problems?
Cosmetic Professionals are given continued opportunities for education in sanitation and sterilization, making the risk of problems or reactions almost non-existent. Post-procedural instructions if followed carefully will completely eliminate any risk.
Will I need a touch-up?
Your treatment at Tara Mia Spa and Salon includes a touch-up, usually done about four weeks after the initial procedure. You may then want to consider a color touchup every one to three years.
Can I still have an MRI scan?
Studies show little to no potential for irritation resulting from an MRI.
Ready to be pampered?
Call 330.399.8272 to schedule an appointment or contact us for more information!