Frequently Asked Questions About Permanent Cosmetics By: Jodys  Cowdin Certified Intradermal Cosmetic Technician
What Exactly is Permanent Makeup? <ul><li>Permanent cosmetic makeup is the art and science of implanting color into your s...
How are permanent cosmetic procedures done? <ul><li>The process includes: </li></ul><ul><li>a consultation </li></ul><ul><...
Who benefits from Permanent Cosmetic Makeup? <ul><li>EVERYONE, from the young to the elderly, who desires a soft, natural ...
Others that benefit from permanent makeup <ul><li>vision impaired who have difficulty applying their cosmetics </li></ul><...
What type of Permanent Cosmetic Procedures can be done? <ul><li>Subtle or dramatic </li></ul><ul><li>Eyebrows </li></ul><u...
Is it Painful? <ul><li>There are new topical anesthetics that have been developed just for permanent makeup. </li></ul><ul...
How long does each procedure take? <ul><li>Allow 2-3 hours for the initial procedure </li></ul>
Can I remove my permanent makeup if I change my mind? <ul><li>Your technician will be conservative in the initial applicat...
How Much Does Permanent Makeup Cost? <ul><li>The average cost per procedure varies but usually ranges $150-$600. </li></ul...
Can I get my permanent makeup cheaper? <ul><li>You get what you pay for </li></ul>
Is It Safe? <ul><li>All needles should be new and sterile for each client </li></ul><ul><li>Equipment and supplies should ...
Is there any possibility for Medical Problems? <ul><li>Almost nonexistent </li></ul><ul><li>Post procedure instructions mu...
What is a touch up and do I need one? <ul><li>Color reenhancement </li></ul><ul><li>Permanent makeup is a process and is u...
References <ul><li>The Society for Permanent Cosmetic Professionals. (2005, March 26).  Retrieved May 17, 2006 from  http:...
Office Space
Procedure Room
Before and After Pictures eyebrows
Before and After lower lash enhancement
Before and After
Before and After
Lower eyeliner
Before and After
Before and After
  eyelash enhancement
Before and After Full Lips
Touch Up
Before and After Eyebrows
Before and After Eyebrows
Before and Immediately After Eyebrows
2 years later before and after touch up
Before and After eyebrows
Before and After Lower Eyeliner
Before and After Eyebrows and Upper and Lower Navy Eyeliner
The End
Can I still have an MRI scan? <ul><li>The SPCP states that studies have shown that even for people who have large body tat...
Is It Safe? <ul><li>Clean drapes should be used for each patient </li></ul><ul><li>The room should be in an area free from...
What if I have plastic or laser surgery? <ul><li>It’s best to complete your surgery before having your makeup applied </li...
Which technician should I choose? <ul><li>Consider training </li></ul><ul><li>Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Portfolio </li>...
Before and After Areola Repigmentation
Vitiligo Patch Immediately After
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  1. 1. Frequently Asked Questions About Permanent Cosmetics By: Jodys Cowdin Certified Intradermal Cosmetic Technician
  2. 2. What Exactly is Permanent Makeup? <ul><li>Permanent cosmetic makeup is the art and science of implanting color into your skin. It is putting the right color in the right place so you can look better naturally. The specialized techniques used for permanent cosmetics are often referred to as “micropigmentation.” The cosmetic implantation technique is done with a specialized instrument that allows the practitioner to deposit colored pigment into the layer of skin known as the dermis </li></ul>
  3. 3. How are permanent cosmetic procedures done? <ul><li>The process includes: </li></ul><ul><li>a consultation </li></ul><ul><li>then application of pigment </li></ul><ul><li>and at least one or more follow up visits for adjusting the shape and color of the pigment. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Who benefits from Permanent Cosmetic Makeup? <ul><li>EVERYONE, from the young to the elderly, who desires a soft, natural enhancement to their appearance benefits from permanent makeup. </li></ul><ul><li>people who can’t wear other cosmetics due to allergies and skin sensitivities </li></ul><ul><li>active people who want to look their best for activities </li></ul><ul><li>and those who don’t want to worry about “sweating off” or reapplying cosmetics </li></ul>
  5. 5. Others that benefit from permanent makeup <ul><li>vision impaired who have difficulty applying their cosmetics </li></ul><ul><li>others with motor impairments </li></ul><ul><li>those with unsteady hands who cannot apply their own makeup </li></ul><ul><li>busy people who don’t have time to spend on their makeup </li></ul>
  6. 6. What type of Permanent Cosmetic Procedures can be done? <ul><li>Subtle or dramatic </li></ul><ul><li>Eyebrows </li></ul><ul><li>Eyeliner; top and bottom </li></ul><ul><li>Full lip color </li></ul><ul><li>Scar camouflage </li></ul><ul><li>Areola repigmentation </li></ul><ul><li>Lash enhancements </li></ul><ul><li>Hair imitations </li></ul><ul><li>Beauty marks </li></ul>
  7. 7. Is it Painful? <ul><li>There are new topical anesthetics that have been developed just for permanent makeup. </li></ul><ul><li>Described as a “tingling” feeling </li></ul><ul><li>Not as painful as they expected </li></ul>
  8. 8. How long does each procedure take? <ul><li>Allow 2-3 hours for the initial procedure </li></ul>
  9. 9. Can I remove my permanent makeup if I change my mind? <ul><li>Your technician will be conservative in the initial application of your new color. </li></ul><ul><li>The consultation is the time for you to discuss with your technician on choosing the right colors and discuss any special requests you may have. </li></ul><ul><li>Your cooperation will largely determine the results of your procedure. </li></ul>
  10. 10. How Much Does Permanent Makeup Cost? <ul><li>The average cost per procedure varies but usually ranges $150-$600. </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced work may be charged $200-$300 per hour-paramedical procedures </li></ul>
  11. 11. Can I get my permanent makeup cheaper? <ul><li>You get what you pay for </li></ul>
  12. 12. Is It Safe? <ul><li>All needles should be new and sterile for each client </li></ul><ul><li>Equipment and supplies should be kept in a sanitary manner </li></ul><ul><li>Sterile gloves should be new for each client and changed during the procedure when needed </li></ul><ul><li>The technician should be clean, neat, and knowledgeable of environmental safety requirements </li></ul>
  13. 13. Is there any possibility for Medical Problems? <ul><li>Almost nonexistent </li></ul><ul><li>Post procedure instructions must be followed carefully to eliminate any risk </li></ul>
  14. 14. What is a touch up and do I need one? <ul><li>Color reenhancement </li></ul><ul><li>Permanent makeup is a process and is usually not perfect after the initial procedure </li></ul><ul><li>One follow-up visit is scheduled 6 to 8 weeks after the procedure </li></ul>
  15. 15. References <ul><li>The Society for Permanent Cosmetic Professionals. (2005, March 26). Retrieved May 17, 2006 from http://www.spcp.org </li></ul><ul><li>The American Academy of Micropigmentation. Retrieved May 17, 2006, from http://www.micropigmentation.org </li></ul>
  16. 16. Office Space
  17. 17. Procedure Room
  18. 18. Before and After Pictures eyebrows
  19. 19. Before and After lower lash enhancement
  20. 20. Before and After
  21. 21. Before and After
  22. 22. Lower eyeliner
  23. 23. Before and After
  24. 24. Before and After
  25. 25. eyelash enhancement
  26. 26. Before and After Full Lips
  27. 27. Touch Up
  28. 28. Before and After Eyebrows
  29. 29. Before and After Eyebrows
  30. 30. Before and Immediately After Eyebrows
  31. 31. 2 years later before and after touch up
  32. 32. Before and After eyebrows
  33. 33. Before and After Lower Eyeliner
  34. 34. Before and After Eyebrows and Upper and Lower Navy Eyeliner
  35. 35. The End
  36. 36. Can I still have an MRI scan? <ul><li>The SPCP states that studies have shown that even for people who have large body tattoos experience little or no irritation resulting from an MRI </li></ul><ul><li>Most people have more metal in their fillings than they would ever have in tattoo work </li></ul>
  37. 37. Is It Safe? <ul><li>Clean drapes should be used for each patient </li></ul><ul><li>The room should be in an area free from contaminants </li></ul>
  38. 38. What if I have plastic or laser surgery? <ul><li>It’s best to complete your surgery before having your makeup applied </li></ul><ul><li>Laser surgery may result in color loss or darkening of your makeup </li></ul>
  39. 39. Which technician should I choose? <ul><li>Consider training </li></ul><ul><li>Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>Medical background </li></ul>
  40. 40. Before and After Areola Repigmentation
  41. 41. Vitiligo Patch Immediately After

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