Permanent make up| Max Color Ink

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Frequently asked questions

Are Permanent Cosmetics Really Permanent?


Technically, permanent cosmetics procedures are considered permanent because the color is implanted into the upper reticular part of the dermal layer of the skin and cannot be washed off. However, as with any tattoo, fading can and often does occur, requiring periodic maintenance, color re-enhancement or color re-freshing. Just like hair color, furniture that may be located near a window, or even house paint, pigment implanted in the skin may fade with time.




How Long Does Each Procedure Take?


For scheduling purposes between clients 2 hours is average. The initial procedure will generally take approximately 1 ½ to 2 ½ hours. Touch up procedures require far less time.




What Does it Feel Like?


Although everyone's comfort level is different, most clients agree permanent make-up procedures are far more comfortable than anticipated. Eyeliner is typically the easiest to have done as the skin is thin and numbs well. However, there are different methods available to help with comfort management, including various topical anesthetic ointments designed for our industry.




What is a Treatment #2 and When Would I Need One?


A touch-up is a color re-enhancement or adjustment. These procedures are processes and at least
one follow-up to the initial procedure will be scheduled 4 – 6 weeks later and is complimentary. Colors will appear darker immediately following the procedure but will soften and lighten during the healing process. Implanted color almost always needs at least a minor adjustment after the skin heals.




How Long Do Permanent Cosmetics Last?


The color is indefinite, however the amount of pigment seen in the skin depends on many factors;
your 'after care' of the procedure area, health, medications, sun, age, skin products, environmental factors, to name a few. Remember, as with hair and nail treatments, refreshers are needed.




How many appointments will I need?


The color application process typically requires two appointments. The first appointment will lay the foundation and framework for the shape and color. During that appointment, we will likely encounter swelling, fluids and other challenges related to working with skin. During the healing process, the color on the surface of the skin will exfoliate and the color implanted in the dermal layer will surface. Over 4-6 weeks, the color will continue to evolve slightly. A second appointment should occur between your 1-month mark (1 month for eyeliner and 6 weeks for brows) and 12 weeks. We feel 12 weeks is plenty of time to schedule your touch-up. Light spots and a lighter layer of color will be completely normal and the second appointment will typically complete the process and intensify the color. Minor changes may be made at this time. Because we are dealing with skin and healing in a variety of conditions, we cannot guarantee that two appointments will be all that is needed to complete the process. However, a third appointment is rarely necessary and when it is, it is likely for the personal preference of the client and not because it is required for color retention. Touch-up appointment fees are less than the first appointment fees.




What if I want to change my makeup?


Change it! You can put any color makeup over it. Cosmetics may be applied over your permanent makeup for color variety. Some clients choose to apply a layer of conventional makeup to achieve a more dramatic effect for nighttime events. The choice is yours!




When can I return to work?


Although most people feel they can return to work or other daily activities immediately; there may be some redness, slight swelling and the area treated may have a thin crust for 7-15 days. The healing process varies from person to person and depends on the procedure performed.




When will I be able to see the results?


Results are seen immediately although the full end result is seen in approximately four weeks. The color will soften and the light crusting will be almost gone in 7-15 days. Most procedures require a follow-up appointment. Follow-up appointments are scheduled 4-6 weeks later. Additional charges will apply for follow-up appointments.





Frequently asked questions

Are Permanent Cosmetics Really Permanent?


Technically, permanent cosmetics procedures are considered permanent because the color is implanted into the upper reticular part of the dermal layer of the skin and cannot be washed off. However, as with any tattoo, fading can and often does occur, requiring periodic maintenance, color re-enhancement or color re-freshing. Just like hair color, furniture that may be located near a window, or even house paint, pigment implanted in the skin may fade with time.




How Long Does Each Procedure Take?


For scheduling purposes between clients 2 hours is average. The initial procedure will generally take approximately 1 ½ to 2 ½ hours. Touch up procedures require far less time.




What Does it Feel Like?


Although everyone's comfort level is different, most clients agree permanent make-up procedures are far more comfortable than anticipated. Eyeliner is typically the easiest to have done as the skin is thin and numbs well. However, there are different methods available to help with comfort management, including various topical anesthetic ointments designed for our industry.




What is a Treatment #2 and When Would I Need One?


A touch-up is a color re-enhancement or adjustment. These procedures are processes and at least
one follow-up to the initial procedure will be scheduled 4 – 6 weeks later and is complimentary. Colors will appear darker immediately following the procedure but will soften and lighten during the healing process. Implanted color almost always needs at least a minor adjustment after the skin heals.




How Long Do Permanent Cosmetics Last?


The color is indefinite, however the amount of pigment seen in the skin depends on many factors;
your 'after care' of the procedure area, health, medications, sun, age, skin products, environmental factors, to name a few. Remember, as with hair and nail treatments, refreshers are needed.




How many appointments will I need?


The color application process typically requires two appointments. The first appointment will lay the foundation and framework for the shape and color. During that appointment, we will likely encounter swelling, fluids and other challenges related to working with skin. During the healing process, the color on the surface of the skin will exfoliate and the color implanted in the dermal layer will surface. Over 4-6 weeks, the color will continue to evolve slightly. A second appointment should occur between your 1-month mark (1 month for eyeliner and 6 weeks for brows) and 12 weeks. We feel 12 weeks is plenty of time to schedule your touch-up. Light spots and a lighter layer of color will be completely normal and the second appointment will typically complete the process and intensify the color. Minor changes may be made at this time. Because we are dealing with skin and healing in a variety of conditions, we cannot guarantee that two appointments will be all that is needed to complete the process. However, a third appointment is rarely necessary and when it is, it is likely for the personal preference of the client and not because it is required for color retention. Touch-up appointment fees are less than the first appointment fees.




What if I want to change my makeup?


Change it! You can put any color makeup over it. Cosmetics may be applied over your permanent makeup for color variety. Some clients choose to apply a layer of conventional makeup to achieve a more dramatic effect for nighttime events. The choice is yours!




When can I return to work?


Although most people feel they can return to work or other daily activities immediately; there may be some redness, slight swelling and the area treated may have a thin crust for 7-15 days. The healing process varies from person to person and depends on the procedure performed.




When will I be able to see the results?


Results are seen immediately although the full end result is seen in approximately four weeks. The color will soften and the light crusting will be almost gone in 7-15 days. Most procedures require a follow-up appointment. Follow-up appointments are scheduled 4-6 weeks later. Additional charges will apply for follow-up appointments.