Permanent cosmetics are an amazing solution for your everyday beauty challenges!
Permanent cosmetics is a gentle way of implanting pigment into the skin for permanent results. This is done using the SofTap® method, a manual hand method for gentle application.
Permanent cosmetics have been around for many generations, and are growing in popularity as a widely acclaimed service. Imagine how much extra time you could save in your daily routine because you don't have to fill in your eyebrows, draw on eyeliner and re-apply lipstick! The most common procedures are described below.
Many women struggle with trying to fill in non-existent eyebrows caused from over tweezing or hair loss. Too much time is spent trying to get them the same shape only to have them smudge or smear off during the day. With permanent cosmetics, you can have your eyebrows shaped perfectly with a soft, subtle shape or more definition.
Imagine having eyeliner that doesn't run or disappear throughout the day. Your liner will always look perfect and fresh! Whether it's a soft eyelash enhancement or thicker liner- permanent cosmetics can help you consistently look your best. Color choices range from black to many shades of brown and even teal, navy or green.
LIP LINER/FULL COLOR
Achieve beautiful blushed lips that don't leave lipstick stains behind! If a constant concern is application and reapplication of lipstick and lip-liner, let permanent cosmetics solve that issue. I can enhance a thin lip or improve an uneven lip line or simply give color to pale lips. I highly recommend this service. I have multiple colors and can custom blend to find the perfect shade for you!
Frequently Asked Questions
Does it hurt?
SofTap® is a gentle method using a handheld tool for implanting permanent color into the skin. A topical anesthetic is used to keep you comfortable at all times. The sensation is said to be similar to tweezing for the eyebrows. For the eyeliner, you simply relax with your eyes gently closed and seldom realize when the color is being implanted. With lip color, this is a more sensitive area and can be slightly uncomfortable. I use every precaution to keep my clients comfortable at all times.
How much do you charge?
This depends on the nature of your procedure. If you choose to have a subtle eyelash enhancement or soft filled eyebrows, prices are a little less than a medium to thick eyeliner or hair stroke eyebrow that needs to be created. You can schedule a free consultation with me so that we can determine which option is best for you.
How long will it last?
Permanent makeup is PERMANENT. Many factors affect the longevity of eyeliner and eyebrows such as sun exposure, the amount of oil in your skin, and the shade of color implanted. Some procedures require more frequent touch-ups averaging every two years and other procedures can last three to five years before a refresher is required. Lip color is different and can last years longer before a boost in color is needed. Sunscreen is highly recommended to protect your investment.
How much do you charge to refresh the color?
I keep the price of touch-ups minimal so you can keep your permanent makeup looking fresh at all times. Prices range from $125-$250 averaging one to five years.
Why do I need a touch-up if this is permanent?
While color remains in your skin forever, your face is exposed to many things that may cause the permanent color to fade over time. To keep the color fresh, touch-ups are suggested every few years or when you feel the need to pick up an eyeliner or eyebrow pencil.
How can I extend the life of my procedure?
Your beautiful permanent makeup will last longer if you apply sun block daily and avoid abrasive facial treatments in the brow area.
How should I prepare before the procedure?
If you have sensitive skin you may take an over-the-counter pain reliever approximately one hour prior to your procedure. Do not take aspirin (Motrin or Advil) or any other blood thinners, as these promote bleeding. If you are having your eyeliner done, remove contact lenses and eye makeup, and have glasses to wear home if needed. For lip procedures, you must obtain prescription medication for cold sores if you have ever had a cold sore outbreak. The medicine must be in your system two days before the procedure and continued for 7 days after.
How long does the procedure take?
This will vary with the type of work you are having done and your skin’s sensitivity. Soft eyebrow fills, eyelash enhancements, and lip liner each take an hour and a half. More complicated work such as thick eyeliner, eyebrows with hair strokes, and full lips take about two hours.
Can I resume normal activity, exercising, gardening, etc?
Most normal activities can be resumed right away. Heavy exercise should be avoided for at least a week for best results. Sweat formed on your brows can fade and delay your healed color. Swimming should be on hold for at least a week and outdoor activities such as gardening or golf can be resumed as long as your treatment area remains clean, dry, and out of the sun. For best results do not expose your procedure to any unnecessary wear.
Is there going to be any scabbing?
There will be excess pigment on top of the skin that will come off naturally during the healing process. Eyebrows may become a little itchy. Do not scratch or pick at pigment as this could affect color retention. Lip color will heal and slough off around day three. Eating and brushing teeth will have to be done carefully.
Will I be swollen?
Swelling is normal and expected for lip and eyeliner procedures. Ice packs may be used for 10 minutes on, 10 minutes off for the first hour after these procedures to minimize discomfort.
I don't want it to look harsh, what should I do?
SofTap® method is known for its natural results. I encourage you to bring pictures of brows, eyes or lips that you love. Show or tell me what your goals are for the final result and I will help you achieve your desired look.
Can I get an MRI?
Yes. You’ll want your permanent makeup healed before an MRI scan is performed. Inform your doctor or MRI technician that you have permanent makeup so that they can take the appropriate measures when performing your scan. You can also visit www.MRIsafety.com or www.FDA.gov for more information.
I put my eyeliner in that flat area inside my eyelashes, close to my eye. Can you implant color here?
No, implanting color in the waterline of your eyes is not suggested. There are many factors that could impose health issues.
What is your cancellation policy?
All cancellations must be completed 24 hours in advance.
Hair Stroke/Combo Eyebrows $450
This is approximately a two-hour (120-minute) procedure. Hair strokes give a realistic look to the eyebrows. Each individual hair is implanted carefully throughout the brows to give the most natural appearance.
Soft Fill Eyebrows $400
This is approximately an hour and a half (90-minute) procedure. If you need a soft fill where hair is missing or sparse, this is the perfect solution. Afterward, the eyebrows will heal with a soft pencil or powdered effect.
Eyelash Enhancement $475
This is approximately an hour and a half (90-minute) procedure. Do your eyes need a little definition? This soft and subtle option places eyeliner color only in your lash line for a natural look. The results look like you have a full, sexy lash line! This price is for both upper and lower lash line.
Thin Eyeliner $500
This is approximately an hour and a half (90-minute) procedure. This is a thin, solid liner throughout the eyelashes and slightly outside them for a more defined look. Great for those who want just a little more definition than an eyelash enhancement! This price covers upper and lower eyeliner at one time.
Medium-Thick Eyeliner $500-$550
This is approximately a two-hour (120-minute) procedure. If you love wearing eyeliner every day and hate drawing it on, have it put on permanently with SofTap®! Gorgeous eyeliner implanted just the way you wear it can save you valuable time in the morning and give you a guide to follow on those special occasions where you want to add more. Please note that while a thick liner can be applied on the upper lash line, only a thin-medium thickness liner will be suggested for the lower.
Lip Liner $400
This is approximately an hour and a half (90-minute) procedure. Need your lips lined? No problem. SofTap® lip lines are soft and natural and define the edge of your lips beautifully while still blending into your natural lip color.
Full Lip Color $600
This is approximately a two-hour (90-minute) procedure. Have you always had pale lips or feel your lips lack color? Redefine the edges and add a blush of color to your lips with this procedure. Note: you will need two to three appointments for good saturation and lasting color.