The Pros and Cons of Permanent Makeup: Is it for you?

Written by: ariel Date of published: .

Jessica was sick and tired of her sparse, barely-there eyebrows, so after hemming, hawing and mulling—plus endless debates with friends about the merits of having permanent eyebrows drawn on her face—she researched the topic and found a technician skilled in undertaking the art work that changed her perception of how she looks. To this day, she is delighted with her decision to have permanent makeup applied to her brow area and she tries hard not to harbor regrets that she didn’t do it sooner! If you’re reading this, you’re probably in the same place Jess was once upon a time. Good for you. You’re smart enough to research permanent makeup before you proceed and we’re happy to offer pros and cons to consider before you say yes or no.

Talk to a professional about the pros and cons of getting permanent makeup. Call (480) 951-0539  for a consultation or Contact Sally Hayes today. 

 

Permanent Eyeliner

Technique: Permanent eyeliner is a type of tattoo that requires a skilled technician to use a special formulation of ink to define the area around the eyes. The ink—also known as pigment—is injected into the skin using a tiny needle engineered to make hundreds of minuscule perforations a minute. Depth, width and stroke design are applied in the same manner as are cosmetic eyeliner brushes, crayons and liners marketed by major cosmetic brands you buy every day, but once the eyes are permanently lined, they remain beautifully defined 24/7.

Pros: Any woman who has relied upon temporary eye lining products to make their eyes stand out is a good candidate for this procedure. For once and for all, there’s no need to buy expensive eyeliners, risk infection due to contaminated makeup or spend extra time getting ready to go out because the eyes are already defined, so all that’s needed are shadow and/or mascara. This popular treatment, when applied by a licensed and certified technician, adds drama along the lash line that’s uniform and any woman who has ever been plagued by “raccoon eyes” from running commercial liners can kiss that possibility goodbye once permanent liner is in place. Finally, if your lifestyle is hectic and just finding time to do an adequate job of applying eye makeup is impossible, having your eyes permanently lined can de-stress your schedule, so who’s to say that treating yourself to this application isn’t also a sanity saver?

Cons: Every tattoo applied to the area around the eye has the potential to fade, which is why skilled technicians would be foolish to speculate about how long permanent eyeliner will last once it’s applied. Ignore hygiene protocols recommended by permanent makeup professionals for after-care and you can risk infection or worse. It’s imperative to check the work and credentials of the person applying your permanent liner to lessen the chances that you will wind up with uneven lines that detract from your appearance rather than making you look gorgeous. If your skin is sensitive, a risk of bruising can follow this procedure. No matter how expert your finished look may be, chances that your eyeliner color will fade over time are good, so expect to have the procedure repeated in the future.

Permanent Lip Color

Technique: The Angelina Jolie effect has hit women around the globe. It’s easy to see why. Her fleshy, pouty lips make every “best looking” list compiled by makeup editors for magazines focusing on self-improvement, health and beauty. Permanent lip liner and filler can be a simple process of tattooing the area around the lip circumference or the tattoo can be extended into the entire lip using the aforementioned technique of injecting hundreds of shots of pigment so every inch of the upper and lower lip is drenched in what’s become a growing list of dye colors available to permanent makeup technicians. Some women combine the coloration process with “plumping” the lips using injectables and topicals to create an appearance that’s even more voluminous than that achieved by just the tattoo application.

Pros: Who doesn’t want to wake up in the morning with perfectly colored lips? Protocols associated with this process are similar to those described in the aforementioned eye liner section and dye colors available to women undergoing this lip transformation are fairly spectacular: From nude to ruby red, mauve and brown tones. Given the rate at which lips shed skin cells, the process of losing color is to be expected, but women often find that they prefer the more muted tone of their lips after time has elapsed, so you can expect years of rosy lips after a single session with a permanent makeup artist. One warning: Better figure out what to spend your money on once pricey lipsticks are no longer on your shopping list! Permanent lip tattooing is an ideal solution for women who long for lush lips but whose allergies or reactions to injectable compounds make collagen and sister agents impossible. For women who suffer from physical ailments that prohibit them from properly applying lipstick, permanently colored lips are a sensational spirit lifter.

Cons: It would seem that permanent lip tattooing is fairly straightforward, but one of the biggest complaints women express after undergoing the procedure is that they color isn’t what they imagined when they first reviewed pigment palettes from which they were asked to choose. In particular, darker tones mingling with the body’s natural lip color can produce a shade that’s not terribly flattering and unfortunately, this won’t be evident until after the pigment has been injected. Further, a tattoo tool in the hands of an inexperienced technician may result in uneven lines or thicknesses—another reason to check the credentials and work of the operator you choose to undertake your lip lining. There’s some pain involved, too. The lips are sensitive and you could experience discomfort during the injection process. Additionally, if you already experience herpes simplex virus outbreaks in the form of cold sores, you should know that you’re flirting with an outbreak if you have your lips permanently lined.

Permanent Eyebrows

Technique: Of all the permanent makeup niches mentioned in this article, the application of permanent eyebrows is the most remedial for women suffering embarrassment that comes from having one’s eyebrows fall out due to illness and the earliest mentions of eyebrow tattooing can be found medical annals promoting this cosmetic procedure as an answer for alopecia sufferers, those born with vitiligo and other skin conditions plus chemotherapy patients. There are several contemporary 3D techniques for creating eyebrows that look so natural, you would have to get within inches of the brows to notice the hair isn’t growing there. These new methods include a powdered technique, powdered hair stroke and soft fill materials used by permanent makeup artists to emulate the direction, texture and depth of hair. These new application techniques are not just therapeutic but downright flattering!

Pros: Ask a woman suffering from brow loss–or brow hair that’s so sparse, it’s hardly noticeable–which area of her appearance she’d most like to improve and having eyebrows cosmetically applied using tattoo inks and deft strokes is likely the answer you’ll get. Tattooed eyebrows can be created in varying black, brown and blond shades that match hair color and since the pigmentation is injected beneath the skin, those brows are ever-present—even in the morning upon awakening. Having permanent eyebrows adds a measure of confidence and reassurance that a woman carries with her from dawn to dusk. In some cases, the application of eyebrow tattoos can actually reframe and highlight the entire face. For women who simply never develop the skills it takes to apply eyebrow makeup properly or who suffer from thin eyebrows, turning to permanent eyebrow application can be the answer to their prayers.

Cons: It goes without saying that turning to an unskilled technician for permanent eyebrow application can be catastrophic if the dyes are incorrectly administered. The healing takes time and if post-application hygiene follow up is ignored, at the extreme, this can lead to permanent scarring. In the hands of a cosmetologist with little training, uneven application can permanently define the brow silhouette. It’s important to remember that if eyebrow shapes change, the shape of the brow is permanently affixed. Tattooing at the site of the eyebrow can be painful—particularly for those with sensitive skin–and there have been instances where keloids have formed at the application site. Some women also report itchiness, and it’s particularly critical not to scratch the area during healing or infection can set in. Colors will fade, but if the initial tattoo dye shade proves too dark, there’s nothing to be done but wait for the diminution of color over time. By the way, if there’s any chance you’ll change your hair color in the future, make sure the brow hue you choose will work with that shade, too.

Permanent Eyelash Color

Technique: If you’re familiar with the application of mascara, you know exactly how the process of applying permanent color to the eyelashes is accomplished. A dark dye is applied to the upper—and in some cases lower—lashes using a hygienically treated brush that comes into contact with individual lashes, so one can finally look forward to jumping out of bed and going about early morning tasks without having to stop and wave a wand over those lashes to look presentable.

Pros: Permanent eyelash color is a blessing to women who suffer allergic reactions to certain types of eye makeup formulations—just as long as there’s no reaction to the dye used to undertake the eyelash revamp! For women with an unsteady hand due to age or infirmity, countless minutes of clean-up are avoided if the lashes are already lush, dark and noticeable thanks to permanent pigmentation. If you are invested in sporting activities—let’s say you run marathons or swim—you can look as beautiful at the finish line or emerging from the pool as you would after a full mascara application of ebony, charcoal or dark brown, the most common colors picked by women opting to have their lashes permanently dyed.

Cons: We know what you’re thinking: Nothing falls out as fast as lashes, so if you’re typical, you’re going to have to be content with future dye jobs because with each lash fall, a virgin hair will take its place. Just because the process of applying permanent dye to the lashes doesn’t involve the injection of dyes beneath the skin doesn’t mean that there are no dangers involved with dying one’s lashes. A dye wand and pigments in the hands of an amateur permanent makeup artist could spell trouble that ranges from infection and eye irritation to injury, so don’t be shy about asking to see the credentials of the person you consult for permanent eyelash color.

Permanent Eye Shadow

Technique: The application of permanent eye shadow to the eyelids is a relatively new makeup phenomenon that employs the same tattoo and sub-dermal color transformation seen in salons specializing in permanent makeup applications that include eye liner, brows and lips. In the case of permanent eye shadow, women might want to experiment with an offbeat shade or hue that emulates some of the trendy colors found on today’s makeup scene, but the application to the eyelid mimics that of the full lip: Tattoo dye is injected into the skin to cover the large area above the lashes so color picks are particularly important if you want to be pleased with the result.

Pros: Compared to other permanent makeup techniques, permanent eye shadow is classified more as a vanity tattoo application than a technique used to camouflage imperfections such as a lack of eyebrows, blond or missing lashes or thin, pale lips. That stated, if a woman is so heavily invested in her “look” post-eye shadow, it seems likely she would be happy to risk picking a color that might not last on trend lists just to wind up with the effect she desires. Permanent shadow offers the same benefits as other permanent makeup applications: you’ll always wake up looking terrific.

Cons: Any time a technician wields an application wand, dyes and other tools used to beautify and enhance eyes, there’s an inherent danger that a slip of the hand could do damage to the eye or to the tissue surrounding the eye. Like its’ sister products, shadow tattoo dyes will fade, but there may be no overcoming the choice of a bright green lid that fades to olive! Nevertheless, micro-pigmentation of the eyelid is a skin area treatment that is becoming more popular and it comes with the standard cautions: unsterile equipment and tattoo needles are always best kept in the hands of technicians who are qualified and certified tattoo application professionals.

Talk to a professional about the pros and cons of getting permanent makeup. Call (480) 951-0539  for a consultation or Contact Sally Hayes today. 

 

 

Risks of Permanent Makeup

Written by: ariel Date of published: .

At first glance, permanent makeup seems like the woman-on-the-go’s biggest dream come true. In terms of convenience, how much easier could it possibly get? You simply have to decide which part of your face you would like to have permanently made up, find a reputable doctor, schedule the procedure, and then go through your life without any worry about whether your makeup has smudged from a long day at work or a long night of dancing…right? It sounds too good to be true, and the fact of the matter is permanent cosmetic makeup is riskier than you might imagine. Although the procedure itself, when administered in the proper environment and by a licensed professional, is as safe as a tattoo, there can be unintended consequences.

Talk to a professional about the pros and cons of getting permanent makeup. Call (480) 951-0539  for a consultation or Contact Sally Hayes today. 

Risks of Permanent Makeup

  1. Physical Reactions

    The first and most substantial risk of undergoing a permanent makeup procedure is unexpected physical skin reactions. The term permanent makeup sounds less consequential than its more scientific nomenclatures: dermapigmentation and micropigmentation. In reality, though, permanent makeup is, in fact, facial tattooing. Amazing how the change in names increases the gravity of the procedure. Like any tattoo, permanent makeup requires intrusion into layers of the skin in order to alter the pigmentation of the skin. In other words, this procedure literally alters the skin itself. When getting a tattoo, the licensed professional will inject an ink combination into the layers of your skin in order to create a design that is long lasting. The same is true of permanent cosmetics. While non-facial tattoos are typically harmless, facial cosmetic tattoos are more consequential due to the region of the body you are tattooing.

Tattooing does not allow for the kind of “test strips” hair dying allows. In other words, you can’t tattoo a small part of your face and “see what happens.” If you have a negative reaction, it will likely be a permanent reaction. Covering a facial tattoo or “correcting” a facial tattoo is a task taken on by only a few, brave, master artists, and even then, tattoo removal can leave its own “scar,” either lightening the skin or leaving a slight redness where the tattoo was before. Additionally, although only in rare cases, granulomas or keloids can form at the tattoo sight. These scars are not flat and can resemble moles or warts on the face. They can become irritated when touched and can be very difficult to remove. Moreover, if the person applying your permanent makeup is not actually a licensed professional, you further run the risk of contracting HIV or a form of hepatitis as a result of needle misuse or neglect to sterilize the needle (or use single-use sterilized needles). These consequences are something you should keep in mind when considering undergoing a permanent cosmetic procedure.

Additionally, certain types of “colorants” or pigments used to alter the appearance of the skin through the permanent makeup procedure are not actually safe to use on the facial regions of the body and can have adverse effects either immediately on further along down the road. Permanent makeup is not an industry heavily regulated by the government of FDA. Any permanent makeup artists who claim they use ingredients that have been approved and regulated by the FDA are stretching the truth, to say the least. The ingredients might have been evaluated and approved by the FDA, sure, but saying that does not explain to what capacity the ingredients are approved. No ingredient has been specifically approved for permanent makeup applications, so bear that in mind. Furthermore, certain ingredients are more likely to cause an adverse reaction than others. Inks that are based in vegetables or other natural ingredients are actually more likely to have an adverse effect on the skin. They cause allergic reactions that range from slight redness to intense burning and swelling. These physical reactions are only a few, more immediate effects of permanent makeup.

  1. Complications down the Road

Although some ingredients are safe in regards to their immediate and long-term effect within the skin, Iron Oxide, a primary ingredient use in permanent make up, can cause complications further down the road, specifically if the tattoo’d individual undergoes an MRI. The Iron Oxide is triggered by the MRI and can cause skin irritation as well as slight burning sensations. Furthermore, a presence of Iron Oxide can alter the accuracy of the MRI’s results, something you must consult your doctor about prior to undergoing an MRI.

Additionally, in a similar vein, like all tattoos, permanent makeup can change, even if slightly, over time. Although the permanent makeup resides within the dermis, certain external factors can alter the ink. Sun exposure, for example, is harder to avoid when the tattoo is on your face. Sun expose increases the rate of fading. The color of the skin tone prior to application of permanent makeup also has an effect on how permanent the makeup actually is. In other words, permanent implies it will last a long time, but just how long it will last – and how pristinely – is dependent upon outside factors

  1. Fashion is Fluid

What is considered fashionable today might not be fashionable tomorrow. What’s in vogue today will be out by the end of the year. Few trends, as women know all too well, are considered timeless. Fortunately, wardrobes are easily updated – out with the old, in with the new. This is not the case when it comes to permanent makeup. You cannot simply change your makeup to follow the newest trends. What you get is what you got. In other words, think carefully before buying into a permanent beauty trend such as this one.

  1. Regret

Another risk of permanent makeup procedures is unsatisfactory results. Imagine applying your makeup in the morning and half way through the day deciding you are less than satisfied with how you look. What do you do? You go to the restroom, clean your face, and reapply the makeup in a manner of your choosing. Well, permanent makeup is just that – permanent.

If this procedure does not go according to plan, or if you find that your permanent makeup is not something you actually want to remain permanent, you will be left with few options. If the permanent makeup procedure leaves you with a negative skin reaction, for example, you will be left with three choices: either push through the discomfort, consultant a professional who can effectively remove the facial tattoo, or undergo complete facial reconstruction surgery. None of the options are particularly pleasant, so it is important to consider these potential consequences before undergoing the procedure. Buyers’ remorse may be more common than you might initially imagine. Furthermore, what you see immediately after your procedure is not exactly what you will see after your procedure. Over time, the permanent makeup will begin to fade slightly, so it will never look exactly like it did the first day you got it. Moreover, touch ups are required in order to maintain the integrity of the permanent makeup. Therefore, in reality, it is not as easy and carefree as advertised.

The idea of having permanent makeup seems an ideal one, to say the least. Nevertheless, there are risks that one must weigh before actually going through with what is truly a life changing procedure. Is it worth potential scarring for life? Is it worth multiple touch ups for the rest of your life? Will you ever get an MRI, and if so, are you comfortable with the fact that such a routine test may cause a burning sensation or temporary, albeit intense, discomfort and reddening in the facial regions of your body afterward? Furthermore, are you an indecisive person? Will you change your mind and regret the decision immediately or soon thereafter?

Permanent makeup is no small decision. Then again, the risks occur very rarely. For the most part, the procedure goes off without a hitch, and the results are extraordinary. Imagine never having to apply makeup again. Imagine waking up and looking exactly how you want to look. With permanent makeup, you will no longer look tired and fatigued at the end of the day (or, under particular circumstances, right when you wake up in the morning). Furthermore, you can go through an entire day at work, an entire night out with the girls, a day at the beach, and an incredibly sweaty exercise session – and still have perfect makeup, completely intact and with no need to touch it up in any way, shape, or form. Being the last one out the door will be a thing of the past, and taking an hour to get ready will be a reality no more.

With all of the good things that permanent makeup offers to those who seek it, it comes with serious repercussions that occur as a result of negligence – on both the part of the client and the professional administering the procedure. The key to avoiding the risks is dong the research. Know your body, know what you want, know your permanent makeup professional, and know where to seek help should the procedure not unfold as you had planned. If you decide to go ahead and undergo a permanent makeup application, remember that women have been taking part in these procedures for almost a century now. The art form has definitely been turned into a perfected science; professionals know what is acceptable and what is not. Furthermore, with minor consultation, a professional will know whether or not you will be at a higher risk for complications or adverse reactions.

As with any procedure, give permanent makeup plenty of thought before going through with it. Any reputable professional will give you this advice – follow it. Ensure that a permanent makeup procedure is something you truly want, something you will not change your mind about. If you do, in fact, decide to go through with the procedure, schedule a few days off of work immediately thereafter. Take the proper precautions to ensure your face will be shielded from the sun, and do your best to avoid scratching – as with any tattoo, permanent makeup can upset the skin temporarily and cause an itching sensation. Scratching leads to scarring and can cause damage to the skin and the permanent makeup itself.

At first glance, the risks may seem to outweigh the benefits of undergoing a permanent makeup procedure. Nevertheless, if permanent makeup is something you truly desire – the convenience, the beauty, the never having to actually “put your face on” again – then go ahead and set up an appointment to have a consultation with a professional. Never go into a walk-in permanent makeup artist’s office. Keep in mind the risks, and if your artist thinks you are a good candidate for the procedure, and you, too, feel at peace about permanent makeup, go for it. Hundreds of women undergo cosmetic tattoos every year in many different countries. There is no reason to be afraid of undergoing the procedure, as long as you have done your research and picked a reputable artist.

Talk to a professional about the pros and cons of getting permanent makeup. Call (480) 951-0539  for a consultation or Contact Sally Hayes today. 

Common Misconceptions About Permanent Makeup

Written by: ariel Date of published: .

The term “permanent makeup” can be a little intimidating for some people. After all, the term alone is a tad scary; the word “permanent” has a tendency to evoke nervous feelings. However, for as intimidating as the phrase itself may be, the reality of permanent makeup is the complete and total opposite of “scary.” And although we might be talking about tattooing and creating something that will last forever on your face, the results of permanent makeup are chic and beautiful, not off-putting or frightening.

Indeed, there are a lot of misconceptions about permanent makeup. Permanent makeup may be more common than it was 10 years ago, but it’s still something that many people don’t know much about. To help you understand why permanent makeup might actually be a great choice for you, here are the most common misconceptions about permanent makeup, in addition to the truth about why permanent makeup might just be right for you.

Talk to a professional about the pros and cons of getting permanent makeup. Call (480) 951-0539  for a consultation or Contact Sally Hayes today. 

Misconception Number One: Permanent Makeup is a Form Of Cosmetic Surgery

Many people shy away from even considering permanent makeup because they feel it would violate their promises to themselves to avoid cosmetic fillers or plastic surgery. While permanent makeup does indeed have lifelong results, it is a completely different animal than cosmetic surgery. In fact, it’s not even in the same category.

Cosmetic surgery involves actually going under the knife to alter one’s appearance. Permanent makeup entails nothing more than a specialist using tattooing to create a natural looking eye line, lip line or fill in sparse brows. Permanent makeup requires absolutely no use of anesthesia. And unlike cosmetic fillers, it does not radically alter the appearance of your face. While someone who has undergone plastic surgery or cosmetic fillers may have people comment on how different they look, permanent makeup is a little sneakier, in a good way. Typically, people will notice that you lookbetter, but won’t be able to pinpoint exactly why. Or, they’ll just think that you have beautifully applied makeup, without knowing that you didn’t have to fuss with a cumbersome eyeliner pencil that morning.

There is no shame in wanting to undergo any sort of cosmetic enhancement. Everyone’s face and everyone’s appearance should be their own business. However, if you’ve been avoiding permanent makeup for the sole fact that you believe it to be a form of plastic surgery, think again. Permanent makeup does not fall into that category and is far less difficult and complicated.

Misconception Number Two: Permanent Makeup is Only For Those With Some Sort of Defect

There’s a popular old phrase that typically rings true: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. While that generally can be applicable to most things in life, it simply doesn’t hold true when it comes to permanent makeup. Many people believe that undergoing permanent makeup is entirely unnecessary if they don’t have anything “wrong” with them. However, this is entirely false. While permanent makeup can and is often used to treat some sort of cosmetic issue – i.e. a blurred lip line or sparse eyebrows – it can also be used to enhance one’s beauty, rather than to correct it.

A perfect example of this is permanent eyeliner. The majority of women who wear makeup on a daily basis incorporate eyeliner into their routine. Most women know how cumbersome eyeliner can be. It can be difficult to apply it perfectly every time. Furthermore, if you purchase an eyeliner pencil or gel that has a bad formula, watch out. Its staying power will be atrocious and it will have traveled all over your face before the day is done.

This is why permanently applying your eyeliner via permanent makeup can be such a godsend. If you elect to have permanent eyeliner tattooed, you can wave goodbye to the days of struggling each morning to get that perfect, exact line. Instead, worrying about your eyeliner will be a thing of the past and you will perpetually have beautifully lined and defined eyes.

Permanent makeup can be a gift for those who need to correct a defect. However, it is hardly an exclusively corrective procedure. Rather, it can be a luxury for women who want to enhance their natural beauty and cut time out of their daily routine. If you’re on the fence about treating yourself, go for it. Clients who have their eyeliner permanently tattooed rave about how fabulous it is.

Misconception Number Three: Permanent Makeup is Obvious and Glaring

We’ve all seen that makeup disaster walking through the mall or perhaps at work. Her eyebrows are drawn on unevenly, her eyeliner is a mess and her lips are over-lined to the point of being cartoonish. We always have the urge to grab said woman and drag her to the nearest makeup counter or salon for some back-to-basics cosmetic schooling.

Unfortunately, a lot of people believe that they will automatically resemble this walking disaster if they elect to undergo permanent makeup. To immediately put your fears to rest, no, the results of permanent makeup are neither glaring nor obvious. As stated above, undergoing permanent makeup is one of those things where people will know you look better, but they won’t be able to put their finger on the exact reason why.

Just because tattooing is involved in the application of permanent makeup doesn’t mean that the results are harsh or obvious. The color payoff is actually delicate and soft; it is often less glaring than traditional makeup. Permanent makeup won’t stand out like a sore thumb on your face. Rather, it will gently and subtly enhance your natural features.

Misconception Number Four: Permanent Makeup is for the Eyes, Lips, Brows… And That’s It

When we think of permanent makeup, we often right away think of eyeliner and lip liner. While these are certainly two of the most popular choices for permanent makeup application, they are hardly the be-all and end-all. Permanent makeup, believe it or not, is used for one amazing purpose that most people never even think about: scar camouflage.

People seek out permanent makeup for scar camouflage for all sorts of reasons. Perhaps they underwent cosmetic surgery that left them with telltale facelift scars or perhaps they are just the unlucky bearers of an old childhood scar. Whatever the reason, permanent makeup can be used to conceal unsightly scars, blending them in with the rest of your natural skin tone. With a talented specialist doing the work, you won’t be able to even tell that there was any scar in the first place.

This isn’t reserved for the face, either. Many patients who undergo breast lifts or enhancements elect to have their scars concealed via permanent makeup treatments. Truly, permanent makeup isn’t akin to a restaurant menu, with a set list of possible treatments. Rather, permanent makeup is a quite flexible treatment that can be used for a whole host of cosmetic concerns. If you have something that’s a little outside of the norm but suspect that permanent makeup might be used as a treatment, don’t be afraid to book a consultation. You’ll be amazed at what you may be able to correct with permanent makeup.

Misconception Number Five: Permanent Makeup is for Women and Women Only

Yes, it’s true that most men don’t elect to have permanent eyeliner applied. However, this doesn’t mean that there aren’t male clients who undergo permanent makeup treatments. Generally, men seek out cosmetic tattooing for corrective, rather than cosmetic purposes.

Men may seek out permanent makeup for a whole host of reasons. For example, hair loss is common amongst men, and contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t always just affect the hair on one’s head. Permanent makeup can fill in sparse spaces in eyebrows, which can be perfect for men experiencing hair loss in that area. The result won’t look like a lady’s carefully penciled thin brows, either. Rather, it will create a soft effect that makes your remaining eyebrow hairs seamlessly blend together.

Furthermore, men shouldn’t be afraid to seek out permanent makeup’s scar concealing effects, either. There are many men who undergo cosmetic surgery to correct drooping skin. Unlike women, they might not be so keen to be open about their plastic surgery, as there is still quite the stigma attached to men going under the knife for cosmetic reasons. In these cases, permanent makeup can be absolutely life-saving. It effortlessly conceals scars, hiding any evidence that you ever so much as stepped foot inside of a surgeon’s office.

Misconception Number Six: Permanent Makeup is for Little Old Ladies

Those who are only slightly familiar with permanent makeup probably associate it with fussy little old ladies. While permanent makeup is certainly popular with older women, those are not the only people who elect to have treatments perform.

Younger women are actually becoming more and more into the concept of permanent makeup. After all, their friends are having elaborate pieces of artwork tattooed all over their bodies. Hence, why not invest in a more practical and conventionally attractive tattoo that will enhance their natural beauty?

Certainly, very young women should give permanent makeup some long and hard thought, as it is a commitment. However, women in their twenties who know that they will always want to wear eyeliner or have a precise lip line are warmly encouraged to seek out permanent makeup. While some slight touch-ups may be needed as one ages, the results will save you from a lifetime of fussing with your eyeliner or lip liner pencil. It is most certainly not reserved for little old ladies and your friends will be jealous of your amazing results.

Misconception Number Seven: Permanent Makeup is Incredibly, Excruciatingly Painful

It would be a lie to say that permanent makeup is completely painless. Like so many cosmetic treatments, there is a wee bit of pain involved. As the old adage says, pain is beauty!

However, don’t let that put you off to the notion of permanent makeup. While there is a bit of a sting, permanent makeup is far from excruciating. In fact, many women who undergo permanent makeup report that the process hurts a lot less than other treatments they’ve had, such as Brazilian waxes or cosmetic fillers. As with so many other treatments, the anticipation of the pain can often be worse than the pain from the treatment itself.

Ignore The Misconceptions and Talk to a Specialist

As you can see, there are plenty of misconceptions when it comes to permanent makeup. However, most of them are almost entirely unfounded. Permanent makeup isn’t entirely commonplace yet, so it’s easy for myths to be more widely known than it is for truths. But as more and more people discover the wonders of permanent makeup, hopefully a lot of these misconceptions will fall by the wayside.

Of course, there is only one surefire way to debunk these myths and misconceptions for yourself once and for all. The best way to get the whole story on permanent makeup is to book a consultation and learn more about this procedure directly from the source. Sally Hayes has been enriching peoples’ lives with permanent makeup for 25 years. In both her Scottsdale and Memphis offices, countless individuals have seen their misconceptions about permanent makeup shattered to pieces and enhanced their appearance with this amazing treatment.

No matter what your personal concerns or needs, there is no harm or commitment involved in booking a consultation. The best way to forget all of your misconceptions associated with permanent makeup is by coming in to one of our offices. You’ll be able to see pictures of patients who’ve undergone the procedure, in addition to having any of your questions answered. You may very easily go from one of those people who thinks that permanent makeup is scary and intimidating to one of those people who has enjoyed its benefits for yourself.

Talk to a professional about the pros and cons of getting permanent makeup. Call (480) 951-0539  for a consultation or Contact Sally Hayes today. 

 

You’re never too old for permanent makeup!

Written by: chelsea Date of published: .

Permanent makeup has become a popular and medically approved method of restoring a youthful appearance, simplifying everyday grooming or beauty treatments and aiding recovering surgery patients by eliminating permanent scars. With locations in Scottsdale, AZ, Las Vegas, NV, and Memphis, TN, Sally Hayes is currently heralded, endorsed and constantly recommended by many medical doctors for her professional expertise and contributions to this innovative modern field.

Since 1988, Sally has been successfully practicing and perfecting her skills to aid delighted and thankful clients by the hundreds in restoring and enhancing their everyday appearance. As a pioneer in the U.S. permanent makeup procedures field, she has won recognition and superior status from major cosmetic surgeons across the country. Many of these experts flock to her lectures and public appearances, seeking her advice and even referring their own patients for Sally’s treatments. She has added attractive color, character and enhancements to the faces of countless women internationally as well as throughout America. By skillfully tattooing permanent makeup effects on these women, she has emphasized and modified each individual appearance for a more naturally beautiful, youthful and sensitive look.

Most women greatly appreciate the energized, highly self-assured feeling they experience when they know they have an attractive personal appearance that is just right for them. They also find permanent makeup to be a great benefit in saving them time, effort and expense each day. In today’s often hectic, non-stop daily pace of work, activities and personal commitments, women everywhere find a safe procedure that gives them the individual look they want throughout each day without time-consuming makeup applications extremely appealing and helpful. It leaves them more time to concentrate on important business and personal issues, problems and necessities each day and night without concern about their appearance and personal image.

What types of permanent makeup procedures does Sally Hayes offer?

At Sally Hayes salon locations, multiple types of professional permanent makeup treatments and procedures are available to clients, including the following: 

• Permanent Eyebrows;
• Permanent Eyeliner;
• Permanent Lip Color;
• Full Face Permanent Makeup;
• Camouflage for Areolas following Breast Surgery; and
• Camouflage for Facelift Scars.

Permanent Eyebrows. – Tattooed eyebrows are now all the rage among females of all ages, backgrounds and walks of life. Women from teens to elderly seniors are now experiencing the luxury and enjoyment of having permanently placed eyebrows that suit and complement their facial shapes and features. They are overjoyed at the prospect of arising each day from a night’s restful sleep looking their best, with their natural appearance one of radiant, tasteful beauty.

As elegant frames for the eyes and mirrors of emotion and character, eyebrows play a primary role in everyone’s countenance, visual identity and unique facial expressions. After this procedure, you will no longer be confronted with the daily task of filling-in or smoothing out your eyebrows’ natural, but uneven lines. Many women today are relieved and encouraged to discover that problematic brows that are overly heavy, light or unruly can be styled to perfection through use of permanent makeup processes. This procedure is officially called micropigmentation.

When undergoing this fast, efficient permanent cosmetic procedure, remember that the healing time required for permanent eyebrows procedures is more lengthy than for other types of permanent makeup. For about four days after your procedure, your face will appear as though you had applied topical eyebrow color extensively. After that, however, the outer layer will begin to shed and possibly scab somewhat as it heals. It is good to gently splash or bathe the eyebrow area with water, but avoid the tendency to scrub or rub the area. In one week’s time, your newly designed, stunning permanent eyebrows will bring color and personality to your face, erasing the old need to apply tiresome eyebrow pencil coloration.

Permanent Eyeliner. – Permanent eyeliner tattoos are another outstanding and time-efficient way to add definition and character to your eyes’ unique beauty and luster. With the finest quality expertise provided at all Sally Hayes salons, your natural facial tones and hues will be carefully evaluated to achieve just the right eyeliner shade to best enhance your eyes and emphasize your other features as well. Your eyes will be featured in a natural, completely becoming fashion every hour of the day and night. You will awake feeling radiantly beautiful, and every mirror will prove to be your truthful friend.

While physically applying eyeliner products to your face every day causes unnatural stress and stretching of delicate tissues around you eyes, a permanent eyeliner makeup procedure completely solves this problem. With the most suitable hue and intensity permanently placed around your eyes, you will gain much pleasure and satisfaction from your enhanced, lasting appearance. You will also have healthier skin around your eyes for a relaxed, youthful look. No more worries about sagging eye tissues as part of the so-called aging process.

As with eyebrow tattooing, you should expect some swelling or sensitivity around your eyes for the first few days following the procedure. Avoid any rubbing of the surrounding eye area, but you can splash both eyes gently with water to soothe any skin discomfort or scaling. Within less than a week after your permanent eyeliner procedure, you will rejoice at the sheer beauty and expressiveness of your eyes’ new look of subtle, yet vibrant color emphasis.

Permanent Lip Color. – Through the natural aging factor, our facial tones begin to lose luster and coloration. When this fading process involves the lips, the face begins to appear pale and bland. The lips seem to have lost their definition. However, lip tattooing assures each of us of fuller, healthier lips and makes us look forever young. No need to be concerned about losing your unique smile or pout.

This modern permanent cosmetic enhancement can revitalize the sagging bow above your upper lip while adding outline and volume to the appearance of both lips. You will never again be annoyed by lipstick products bleeding into tiny lines surrounding your mouth. The best part of this procedure is knowing you will no longer need to apply or touch up your lipstick. Nor will you waste time in long sessions at a cosmetic store or counter obsessing over the best color of lipstick for your complexion or newest outfit.

It is good to be aware that women with very light natural lip shades have the most choices of permanent lip pigmentation. It truly requires the talents and skills of an expert makeup artist to select the lip color best suited to each individual. If your natural lip coloration is overly dark, you can have lip tattooing done to give your lips lighter or warmer tones. Also, it is not advisable to merely undergo a permanent lip liner process, as this will give your mouth a cartoonish, outlined appearance. You should expect some swelling and possibly scaling after this procedure, and gently splashing water on the lips should aid healthy healing.

Full Face Permanent Makeup. – With Sally Hayes Full Face procedures, you can have permanent pigmentation treatments for eyebrows, eyeliner and lips at the same time. With this treatment, you will not only save time and money, but you will see quality results in all these facial areas during the same short recovery period. A really impressive fact is that from this overall micropigmentation treatment, you receive benefits of much longer-lasting effects than can be achieved from either dermal fillers or Botox.

In addition, since results of permanent makeup procedures are always subtle and never overly obvious, your family and friends will see and admire your new look without recognizing exactly what has changed. Some people may even think you look younger and more attractive due to a new hairstyle. Others may wonder where and when you underwent extensive cosmetic surgery. Still others may attribute your enhanced appearance to a new exercise routine or a new “significant other” in your life.

Camouflage for Areolas After Breast Surgery. – Various types of surgery on female breast tissue can result in peri-areolar scarring. This scarring occurs following surgical incisions in close proximity to the areola, or darker circle of skin surrounding the nipple. Some long incisions may cause pronounced vertical scars from the nipple downward on the breast. This damage to breast skin and tissue often causes women great emotional and psychological distress, especially when due to removal of malignant tumors or to serious accidents.

By restoring the nipple or through the areola tattooing process, experts can form the illusion of a healthy breast following surgical procedures or reconstructive breast surgery. Skilled surgeons are able to subdue the visual prominence of scarring and disfigurement. Through permanent cosmetic procedures to restore the areola, the shape and coloration of this very sensitive area can be restored to a nearly natural appearance.

Camouflage for Facelift Scarring. – When undergoing plastic surgery procedures, women experience numerous different and strong emotions. Sometimes, prior to surgery, you as the patient may begin to obsess over your imperfections and worry extensively about the results of your coming cosmetic surgery. Most people try multiple alternatives before deciding on surgery, such as dermal fillers, chemical peeling agents or Botox treatments. After eventually deciding to have a facelift, you must locate the plastic surgeon best suited to perform this procedure.

Following your successful surgery, you are elated. You feel much younger, stronger and rejuvenated. Your self-image is greatly improved. Then you realize that you have physical scars to deal with. This is the time you need the unique expertise of Sally Hayes. Sally has perfected a technique to actually aid the scar tissue to blend with your natural skin coloration by subtle addition of skin tone, lessening the white discoloration of the scarring.

What overall advantages and benefits of permanent makeup are women reporting?

Women of all ages from around the world are reporting benefiting today from the safe, gentle wonders of cosmetic tattooing techniques. Everyone experiences fading of facial color tonation and hues over time. Although this occurrence has long been grudgingly accepted as part of the aging process in life’s natural cycle, now there is the opportunity to alter this undesired change in appearance. Now you can choose to have the vibrant colorations restored to your face through permanent pigmentation procedures.

Whether you choose to have a permanent eyebrow, eyeliner or lip color treatment, Sally Hayes and her excellent salon staff are the experts you should consult. They will do all appropriate testing during your consultation, thoroughly explaining all desirable options and techniques along with results you can anticipate. They will provide you with all available data concerning your procedure and offer advice as to whether it is advantageous for you to consider undergoing a Full Face Permanent Makeup process.

One of the great benefits of this comprehensive procedure is having all suggested cosmetic tattooing done at the same time, with a single collective recuperation period. Although recovery time is usually about a week, which is short compared to most appearance-altering surgeries and other procedures, it is encouraging to consider that should you decide on the Full Face option, all areas of your face affected can recover simultaneously. You will not need to schedule multiple procedure dates in order to achieve the total effect you desire. What’s more, you can enjoy all aspects of your permanent makeup total facial revitalization and makeover all at once.

Whenever considering undergoing a permanent pigmentation procedure of any type, you want to be assured that the result will be the desired enhancement of your appearance. You want to avoid at all costs trusting anyone less than a highly trained expert in permanent makeup treatments when choosing your specialist. The best procedures of this type result in a totally natural look. You want to avoid the look of a dramatic makeover by a cosmetics salesperson or theatrical makeup artist. In fact, the specific changes achieved by your cosmetic tattooing should not be recognizable. The ideal effect of successful permanent makeup is a new, fresh, revitalized look with no hints or traces of how it was achieved. Leave them all guessing while you enjoy looking forever radiant and youthful.

Contact Sally Hayes by filling out our contact form or call one of our following locations:

Scottsdale, Arizona
(480) 951-0539

Las Vegas, Nevada
(702) 533-5685

Memphis, Tennessee
Phone: (901) 765-4700

 

The Definitive Guide to All Things Eyebrows

Written by: chelsea Date of published: .

The Rules of Eyebrow Maintenance

If you follow fashion, then you’re probably aware of the fact that eyebrow trends come and go. While extremely thin eyebrows were in vogue for many years, the current trend has seemed to move towards thick brows, filled in with powder or a pencil. However, like all beauty and style trends, this will undoubtedly change again in the future.

While specific trends may come and go, one thing always remains the same. No matter what style you go with, grooming is essential. Great eyebrows come from great habits. To help you ensure that your eyebrows are always looking up to par, here are the six definitive rules to maintaining gorgeous eyebrows.

Rule One: Great Brows Start With Great Beauty Habits

Like any part of your appearance, great eyebrows start with great habits. This means having an excellent skin and hair care regimen that will keep your eyebrows healthy.

First and foremost, it’s crucial that you are cleaning and moisturizing your facial skin nightly. Beyond ensuring that you maintain a beautiful complexion, the right facial moisturizer can actually act as a conditioner to the hairs of your brows. If your eyebrows are especially dry or flaky, invest in a top quality and highly hydrating eye cream to gently condition and nourish your brows. Don’t use products meant to condition your hair on your eyebrows, as they can cause breakouts on your skin.

If you are dealing with blemishes in your eyebrow area, an excess of oil could be the culprit. An astringent will help to cleanse the skin more deeply, in addition to drying out any unsightly blemishes.

Rule Two: Shape Your Brows and Maintain Them

When it comes to your eyebrows, having them shaped and maintaining their shape is the key to looking great. However, the biggest decision that any person can make in regards to shaping their eyebrows is whether or not they want to have this professionally done, or attempt to shape them on their own.

Their are a lot of great reasons for having your eyebrows done professionally. First and foremost, you might make mistakes when you attempt to do your eyebrows on your own. Many people will erroneously remove too much hair or cut their brows too short. Beauty professionals will not only avoid these mistakes, but they are skilled in hair removal and will help you to determine the best brow shape for your face.

If you choose to go with professional brow maintenance, you’ll typically have two choices, waxing and threading. Here’s an in-depth look at these two hair removal methods.

Waxing

What It Is: Waxing involves an esthetician or beauty professional removing excess hair and shaping your hair through the use of hot wax. The wax is applied to areas of excess hair growth, covered with a strip of muslin cloth and then ripped away, removing the excess hair with the wax.

The Pros: Waxing is one of the most popular hair removal methods in the world. In addition to being used on eyebrows, waxing can also be used to remove excess hair from other areas of the body, from the upper lip to the bikini area. Hair won’t begin to grow back for at least two weeks, with many people enjoying up to six weeks of being hair-free.

The Cons: Waxing is painful. While those who get waxed frequently typically feel that the pain diminishes over time, there are very few veteran waxers who claim that they don’t feel anything. Furthermore, while most wax used in salons is completely safe and hypoallergenic, those with very sensitive skin will often find that their skin simply cannot handle wax, no matter how high of quality products their esthetician uses.

Threading

What It Is: Threading is a unique manner of hair removal. It involves a specialist looping and manipulating thread in a way that rips hair away as they twist and glide the thread over your skin. It has origins in the Middle East and is a brilliant way to shape eyebrows that is a fairly new concept in the Western world. Over the past ten years, more and more threading shops have opened up in American cities and malls.

The Pros: Unlike with waxing, sensitive skin types don’t need to worry about suffering irritation from any products. The thread involves no chemicals or products whatsoever, making it a perfect choice for those with sensitive skin. Furthermore, while threading feels odd, most people agree that it hurts far less than waxing does.

The Cons: As stated above, threading hurts much less than waxing. However, many people find it uncomfortable, with some describing the sensation as someone cutting at their skin with a dull scissors. Furthermore, to wax eyebrows in most states, one must obtain a license from a professional beauty school. Many states don’t require those who thread to obtain any sort of professional licensing.

Both of the above methods have their own pros and cons. However, both are pretty efficient when it comes to maintaining a beautiful eyebrow shape. You will typically need to visit your salon of choice every two to three weeks, with some fairer haired types getting away with only monthly visits. When you have your eyebrows professionally done, you won’t need to worry about making any mistakes or trimming away too much hair.

However, some people still make the decision to do their own brows. If you feel adept at waxing or threading, then you can attempt to shape and groom your own eyebrows. Some people don’t even need to wax or thread and can shape their brows just with a tweezers. If you don’t feel comfortable in your abilities to shape your eyebrows properly, however, then it is probably best to go to a professional salon. While hair does, in fact, grow back, you will have to live with your botched brows for up to a month should you screw it up. Your eyebrows truly frame and finish your face; it’s important that they look styled and presentable.

Rule Three: Men Need Brow Grooming Too

Many men eschew eyebrow grooming, assuming that the practice is somehow “unmanly.” While men are perfectly content to groom the hair on the rest of their faces, for whatever reason, eyebrow grooming is seen as taboo.

The truth is that men need to groom their eyebrows just as much as women do. Many men won’t need to have their brows shaped at a professional salon and will instead be able to simply tweeze away stray hairs at home. If you don’t feel confident in your tweezing abilities, consult one of the many tutorials readily available online or ask your hair stylist for tips. When grooming the space between your eyebrows – frequently called the “unibrow” – you may either tweeze, or as many men choose to do, simply add it to your daily shaving regimen.

Don’t be afraid to trim very long hairs either. This will give you a clean and polished look. Use a small, clean and sharp metal scissors to ensure precision. You don’t want to trim too closely, but you want to be able to trim away any hairs that tend to be unruly.

Some men may very well need to have their eyebrows professionally done. If you have excessive eyebrow growth and find maintaining your eyebrows yourself to be too difficult, feel free to visit a salon. Just because you are having your eyebrows professionally done does not mean that you will leave with a feminine appearance. Confirm what look you want with your stylist, specifying that you don’t want shaped brows, but rather just a clean and groomed look.

Rule Four: Seek Help For Chronically Sparse Eyebrows

Most people have a few sparse patches within their eyebrows; this is completely normal. However, some have so many sparse patches or so much missing hair that daily grooming becomes a real chore. If you find that you have to constantly fill in your brows with powder and pencil, then it may be time to consider a more permanent solution.

The only permanent solution for sparse patches and eyebrow loss is eyebrow tattooing. Eyebrow tattooing is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. A trained professional uses a tattoo gun to fill in any sparse patches, similar to what you would do yourself with a brow pencil, but as a permanent solution.

While the word “tattoo” can oftentimes scare people, eyebrow tattooing is a relatively simple procedure and can make your daily beauty regimen a whole lot easier. Those who have experienced complete eyebrow loss for whatever reason can also use eyebrow tattooing to replace the appearance of their eyebrows. The finished product is not harsh or unnatural and is rather extremely natural looking and discrete. This is a wise choice for anyone who is experiencing chronic issues with their eyebrows, from sparse patches to complete hair loss.

Rule Five: Pay Attention To Trends But Don’t Consider Them Law

As stated at the beginning of this article, eyebrow trends come and go. While thinner brows will sometimes be the style, thicker brows have recently made a comeback.

Trends are well and good. They guide our style and grooming choices to ensure that we are remaining current and stylish. However, trends should be treated more like suggestions than as hard rules. While the current popular brow style might look good on some women, on others it might look downright awful. For example, women with small or heart-shaped faces often find that the current style, thicker brows, can be too harsh on their faces. Similarly, those with round or broad faces can often find that very thin brows make their faces look unappealingly large.

The ideal when it comes to eyebrow trends should be to combine what is currently in style with what looks good on your face. For example, if you love the current push towards thick brows but know that the shape isn’t right for your thin face, consider getting your brows shaped slim at a salon but darkening them with a brow powder or pencil a few shades darker than what you would typically use. If you are unsure how to combine the current style with what looks ideal on your face, your stylist can help to guide you towards what look will work for you.

Rule Six: Don’t Be Afraid To Embrace Your Unique Beauty

We all have those beauty hang-ups and concerns that bother us. For some women, it’s brows that are extremely coarse and dark. For other women, it’s brows that are very light and patchy. While it’s definitely smart to groom your brows and find ways to accentuate your natural eyebrows, remember to always incorporate your natural beauty into your look.

Don’t try to change your eyebrows into different eyebrows entirely. This is why most stylists generally suggest against dying or tattooing eyebrows in a completely new color; instead, people should work with their own natural coloring rather than against it. Grooming is great, but don’t fight against your own natural looks. Instead, work with your looks to be both stylish and unique.

Follow These Rules

Ultimately, when it comes to eyebrow grooming, less is more. You never want brows that are in an extreme shape or color. Rather, the goal should be to sport eyebrows that are groomed, filled-in and that work with your natural coloring. While you might play with trends from season to season, always work with your face shape. If you are struggling with issues of hair loss or sparse brows, seek out eyebrow tattooing to remedy these problems.

Those new to eyebrow grooming can feel a little overwhelmed. But if you learn to follow these rules and give your brows the tender love and care that they need, you can have the beautiful eyebrows that you see in the pages of fashion magazines.

Contact Sally Hayes by filling out our contact form or call one of our following locations:

Scottsdale, Arizona
(480) 951-0539

Las Vegas, Nevada
(702) 533-5685

Memphis, Tennessee
Phone: (901) 765-4700

Latisse, a Facelift for Your Eyes

Written by: Sally Hayes Date of published: .

Permanent makeup is a cosmetic application in which high grade pigments are implanted into the skin’s dermal layer. There are many reasons people get permanent makeup: convenience, cost savings in the long run, etc. Above all, it’s an effective and fast way to enhance your look. It doesn’t change how you look. Instead, it intensifies your natural features and enhances. Makeup looks best when it enhances, not covers up.

Benefits of Permanent Makeup

Makeup that is purchased in the stores has many drawbacks:

  • lipstick has to be reapplied throughout the day, after eating/drinking, etc.
  • eyeliner runs and smudges
  • eyebrows have to be sculpted, waxed/plucked, or drawn on everyday
  • eyelashes need mascara that must be applied and removed or fake lashes that need to be glued

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to wake up in the morning all ready to go? Permanent makeup has many benefits. Some of these include:

  • saves you time by not having to apply makeup daily
  • you no longer need to reapply throughout the day
  • it enhances your natural beauty instead of covering up
  • the effort of putting on my makeup is no longer needed (helps a great deal when you are sick or unable to)
  • is safe, convenient, and cost-effective

Permanent makeup is not noticeable; it is done in a professional way that gives you a soft, natural appearance. Our permanent makeup looks real, not fake.

Another added bonus is that it does not cause skin sensitivities. Many people have irritated eyes and skin from the substances found in traditional makeup, especially people that are bothered by allergies.

Active people also enjoy the benefits of permanent makeup. Going to the gym or playing sports without having to worry about makeup melting off, and having to reapply, sure sounds wonderful. Busy people who do not have time to waste applying and refreshing makeup throughout the day or night greatly benefit as well.

Permanent makeup also benefits the people who have difficulty applying their makeup, such as stroke survivors and people with multiple sclerosis, arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, and other health conditions that impair your physical abilities.

Permanent Eyebrows

Some of the benefits of permanent eyebrows include:

  • the most obvious benefit is not having to draw or design your brows everyday
  • you save money in the long run since you don’t have to continually purchase eyebrow makeup
  • are the most effective way to achieve natural and full brows
  • they will always look perfect everyday: no tweezing mistakes or worrying about fading or smudging

Eyebrows are one of the primary features that define the overall uniqueness of your face. They also frame and enhance your eyes. Eyebrows that are shaped and colored nicely help women look younger and more feminine. The shape, color, and size, even if just slightly altered, can make a dramatic difference in your appearance.

Methods (other than permanent makeup) that are used for eyebrows:

  • waxing
  • tweezing
  • stenciling
  • surgical lifting
  • transplants
  • removable makeup that has to be reapplied daily

These methods used for the eyebrows can be inconvenient, costly, and unnatural looking. Permanent eyebrows are the way to go if you want an easier and long-lasting solution for beautiful brows. Also, people with eyebrows that are thin and sparse can be greatly improved.

Women of all ages have chosen to get permanent eyebrows. They all see the benefits of the perfect color, size, shape to match your unique facial features and personal preferences.

If you want to be confident in knowing that you won’t appear to have gotten any procedures done, then permanent eyebrows done by Sally Hayes are the way to go. She will give you the look that no one will even notice is anything besides beautifully done makeup.

Permanent Eyeliner

Permanent eyeliner defines and enhance the shape and natural beauty of your eyes. And it provides many benefits, such as the following:
•Brings out the color and beauty of your eyes; makes them more visible and brighter.
•Saves you time from having to carefully apply eyeliner daily.
•Reduces the hassle and stress of applying eyeliner that is easily smeared.
•Will not streak, smear or become flawed, and water will not eliminate it.
•It cannot come off on clothing, towels or sheets.
•Prevents eye irritation which can occur when you accidentally touch your eye while applying eyeliner.
•Provides you with more confidence in your new vibrant and more youthful appearance.
•People who wear contacts no longer have to worry about getting flakes of eyeliner on their contacts, then attempting to remove them without further eye irritation and smearing of their makeup.

Additionally, you may pull and stretch the skin on your eyelids while applying removable eyeliner makeup. Pencils and small brushes can also attribute to the skin stretching. The eyelids are the thinnest skin on your body, and over time, these methods of applying makeup can cause your skin to appear less youthful much more sooner. Permanent eyeliner by Sally Hayes eliminates this problem, therefore avoiding the harmful effects of damaging removable makeup.

Latisse Eyelashes

Latisse is a prescription treatment (0.03% Bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) that was approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2001. It is becoming increasingly popular due to the amazing results women experienced in making the eyelashes both longer and fuller.

Bimatoprost was originally prescribed for treating certain eye problems by lowering the intraocular pressure for patients with ocular hypertension or open-angle glaucoma. Patients unexpectedly experienced eyelash growth as a side effect. Physicians and researchers developed Latisse for eyelashes as a result of this. It became a standalone product that is now becoming popular and known as “the best FDA approved eyelash enhancer”.

Latisse has been made into a prescription treatment that is applied once a day. You just simply apply it on the base of your upper lashes, but is not recommended on the lower eyelids. When your lashes reach the maximum growth potential, Sally Hayes helps you create a program with Latisse that will help you successfully maintain your new darker, longer, and fuller eyelashes. It is crucial that you maintain this program with her, otherwise your lashes will lose its new growth.

You will not have to wait a long time to see results. The makers of Latisse (Allergen) have shown that patients see darker, longer, and thicker lashes in as short as two months. Your full potential is usually reached by four months, and many patients see results much sooner.

What Makes Latisse the Best Eyelash Enhancer?

  • very easy to apply
  • full results in a short amount of time
  • proven to be the best solution available on the market
  • dramatically enhances the beauty of the eyes
  • creates a gorgeous, feminine look without irritating the eyes
  • FDA approved
  • last longer than other products

Eyelashes are a stubborn type of hair; unlike the hair on your head or legs, it does not grow constantly. For women, this is very unfortunate since eyelashes are so important to complete a feminine appearance. Makeup does no good for the eyes if the eyelashes are not able to allow the look to “pop” out. There are so many mascaras out now that claim to be the best and offer the thickest lashes. These companies that make false claims are marketing products that won’t deliver the results that are expected. How many mascaras and eyelash treatments have you tried in hopes of finding one that actually works?

Instead of wasting money on numerous eyelash products that keep you searching for the right one, try Latisse. It is clinically proven to make the lashes darker, longer, thicker, and fuller. If you want longer, fuller, and darker lashes, Latisse is your solution. Sally Hayes herself uses Latisse and she gets asked all the time what she does to her lashes. She doesn’t try to sell the product, however, people have asked her where they can get it and she proudly tells them about her passion in providing permanent makeup to satisfied clients.

Latisse Eyelashes (Paired with Permanent Eyeliner and Eyebrows) Can Fully Transform Your Eyes

What do you notice when you first look at someone? I think we can all agree it’s your eyes that are what’s most important. When people talk to each other they make eye contact. Your eyes are undoubtedly the most powerful feature of your face. Women waste too much money on various products trying to get their eyes to brighter, bigger, or just simply look better. It’s easy to get the wrong colors and products that work against your eyes rather than bring them out.

Sally Hayes has strategically devised the beauty plan perfect for your eyes: combining permanent eyeliner and eyebrows with Latisse eyelashes will allow your eyes to reach the maximum potential for enhancement.

Permanent eyebrows alone can make a dramatic difference in brightening up the eye area; they are located at the highest point of your face and just above the eyes. The proper color, size, and shape/form are all crucial in giving you the expression that is right for your face.

Permanent eyeliner by itself can also improve the eyes by getting rid of dull, tired-looking eyes. It outlines the eye areas in a way that enhance the color and size, making your eyes stand out better. Permanent eyeliner also eliminates the hassle of smears and smudges.

The right eyebrows and eyeliner are very important for your eyes, however, the lack of dark, long, and full eyelashes help complete the look. If the eyelashes are not to their full potential, then neither are your eyes. Who doesn’t want more vibrant, youthful, and an enhanced natural, beautiful appearance?

Sally Hayes believes in her products so much that she wears them herself. She provides only the best and highest quality products available that she, herself, is willing to use. If they aren’t good enough for her to use, then she refuses to have them available for her clients.

Latisse eyelash extensions are one of the main products she believes in, therefore is dedicated in making it a service she offers. Latisse truly makes the eyes more open, larger, and strikingly beautiful. The longer eyelashes also take away the negative effects of drooping lids, making them look more open, bright and youthful.

Latisse eyelashes are easier to apply than other products. Not only that, but they look a lot better and give you the appearance you have been striving to get. They do not damage your natural lashes and are safe to use. They are also not irritating like other products.

When you combine Latisse with permanent eyebrows and eyeliner, you will get the complete, beautiful look you have always wanted. By framing your face with perfectly arched eyebrows, nicely lined eyeliner, and dark, thick, long eyelashes, the results are astonishing–you won’t believe your eyes! Sally Hayes uses all of these products herself because they are the best, and she won’t settle for less than that.

Sally Hayes is a makeup artist who specializes in natural-looking permanent makeup and gorgeous Latisse eyelash extensions. She loves her job because she sees her clients coming out more confident and happy than when they walked in. She can complete the look that fits your unique face with permanent eyebrows, eyeliner, and eyelashes that will enhance your natural beauty and give you that look you have always wanted. This combination is truly like getting a facelift for your eyes!

Contact Sally Hayes by filling out our contact form or call one of our following locations:

Scottsdale, Arizona
(480) 951-0539

Las Vegas, Nevada
(702) 533-5685

Memphis, Tennessee
Phone: (901) 765-4700

 

Most Common Non-Surgical Procedures of 2014

Written by: kiersten Date of published: .

Going under the knife is a terrifying idea for many women, but this year people have turning to alternative methods to improve their looks. Some of the most common non-surgical procedures of 2014 include some things that many haven’t thought of, such as permanent makeup. Those who want a self-esteem boost don’t have to endure a painful surgery to get it, and this is what some are doing instead.

Laser Hair Removal

Unwanted hair on the face and body is a problem for people of both genders, and constantly shaving or waxing can be expensive and painful. For those who want to stop worrying about having to wax some hair in awkward places, laser hair removal is often a good choice. It tends to work the best on hair that is lighter in color, and it may not quite completely remove thick, darkly colored hair. However, it will drastically improve the problem. It often takes several treatments to get rid of all of the hair, and there is a chance that the procedure itself could be uncomfortable. However, those who opt to have this completed won’t have to worry about shaving every day for the rest of their lives.

Permanent Makeup

It is never pleasant when makeup smudges and wears off, but there is a permanent solution to keep it in place. Spending hours every day putting on different types of products is time that many simply don’t have. Permanent makeup requires getting something like a tattoo that will never smear or smudge. It can provide gorgeous definition for women all the time, so they never have to worry about putting on their best face. There are plenty of types available, including fantastic eyeliner and lip liner.

The time it takes to put on makeup every day and the cost of buying all of that makeup makes permanent makeup an attractive option for busy women. Also, it allows women to get a fantastic look at the hand of a professional, rather than having to settle for what they can do themselves. Those who want to make sure that they will be able to get a great look just have to look through the past work of their artist, and then find the style that best suits their needs. Always develop a relationship with the artist performing the procedure, and make sure that they understand exactly the look that needs to be achieved prior to having anything done.

Permanent makeup will even look great when just getting out of the pool, and the procedure itself doesn’t take too long. It is also a perfect choice for women who have thinning eyebrows, and they will always look well groomed with the perfect arch. Those who want to look like they have just put on a fresh coat of eyeliner or eye shadow can also have this permanently done. The procedure can often be completed in a few hours, and women can wake up every morning with a fresh face already made up.

The look here is completely natural, and can do wonders for thin lips. A liner can be applied around the lip, and then shaded in with a natural looking color. It can give the appearance of vibrant, full lips without have to having any kind of a surgical procedure. Women even the have option to choose exactly what color they want their lips to be all the time. Professionals here can help women to choose a color that will best match their face, and give them the look that they have always wanted.

When searching for the perfect facility to complete these procedures, look for ones that have proven results and are willing to listen to any concerns. There are many ways that these procedures can be done, so ask questions and find out what types of dyes are being used and how they will work with each person’s skin tone. Each hue will look slightly different based on skin tone, and it is important to get a good idea of what this is going to look like before getting anything done.

Laser Acne Scar Removal

Acne scars are embarrassing, and can leave a lasting impression even after the acne itself is long gone. These scars are not easy to remove, even with those who use a variety of different products may find that they get mediocre results at best. Laser scar removal can make a huge difference in just a few treatments, and give people back the face that they remember. In many cases, this can even help to level out the shape of the face and make everything look smoother.

The laser treatment can cause a little bit of pain, but the results can often be astounding. Scars are sometimes the first things that will be noticed on a person’s face, but once they are gone suddenly other beautiful features become far more clear. In many cases, the face will look less dull and other imperfections may wind up disappearing as well.

Non-Surgical Facelift

A facelift can be a painful surgery, and the recovery time is not something that everybody can fit into their busy schedule. A non-surgical facelift allows women to get the look that they have been dreaming of, without having to worry about having real surgery. There are several different ways that this can be done, including using lasers or botox. Some of these options are more permanent than others, and they provide different types of results.

Those who simply want to deal with the wrinkles they have should look into Botox. This will have to be redone every six months or so, but it can help to make the face look naturally younger. This is something that a professional can have done over lunch, and then go straight back to work. There will be some mild discomfort at the injection site, but after that it will help to minimize wrinkles and leave people looking younger.

Laser skin tightening works by sending lasers into the deepest layer of the skin and heating them up. Providing this type of stimulation causes them to tighten up, and the results will be immediately noticeable. This is a particularly popular choice because there is also no recovery time. An hour long procedure is quite normal, and patients can then go straight back to work after it has been completed.

Another less common way to perform a facelift is to use micro-currents. This involves sending an electric current through the layers of the skin, and this causes them to begin to produce more collagen and tighten. In addition to improving the skin, this also help to tighten up the facial muscles themselves. The results here are a little bit more subtle, and the procedure itself can be somewhat uncomfortable.

Body Contouring

Getting a tummy tuck or liposuction can be quite painful, and leave patients with a few weeks to recover. Recently, a new way to shape the body and help to remove some fat has come about. This is through using cold lasers to melt fat under the skin in particular areas, and help those who have stubborn fat in certain areas. It can be done to the stomach, thighs, arms or any areas where women would like to lose a few inches. This is a procedure that is completed in stages over several weeks, and the results will be more gradual.

It is a great option for those who have a few problem areas that diet and exercise just won’t get rid of, and it can be done in short sessions. The cost is much lower than a traditional liposuction, and it can be generally done without any discomfort. Many have tried as hard as they can, but still aren’t able to get quite the look and shape that they have always wanted. Body contouring procedures can change all of that in a short period of time, without the need to have painful surgery.

Under Eye Circle Treatment

Women who are always on the go may find that they simply don’t have the time or energy to put on makeup to hide their under eye circles. While permanent makeup can be a good way to deal with these issues, there are some targeted non-surgical treatments to handle them. Some of the best are using simple injections like Juvederm or Perlane, which can fix under eye circles in as little as one treatment.

Those who aren’t fond of getting an injection could also use light therapy, lasers or thermal treatments to help tighten up and solve their tired-looking skin. These are choices that will take a little bit longer to take effect, and the results will be a little bit more subtle. However, it will definitely help women to look more awake and beautiful.

Spider Vein Removal

Bulging, purple veins lead some to put on long pants and sweaters during the summer, but new advances in cosmetic surgery can help to remove these for good. They are unsightly, and in some cases they can even be painful. Many women aren’t aware that they don’t have to have spider veins surgically removed. There are several ways that this can be done, and the particular way that a cosmetic surgeon will choose to remove them often will depend what color they are and where they are located.

For those who have spider veins on their face, lasers are often the most effective way to get rid of them. The results are quite fast, and can often be done over just a few sessions. For stubborn spider veins on the legs and other parts of the body, there is a simple injection that can get rid of them permanently. Women of all ages are great candidates for this procedure, and it only takes a few hours. Then, they can get right back to their busy lives looking better than ever.

Chemical Peel

Those will dull or damaged skin don’t have to turn a surgical option to get vibrant looking skin. A simple procedure to get suddenly new and fresh skin is to have a chemical peel. It can help those who are dealing with acne scars, dull skin or uneven skin tones. In some cases, women can even have these done at a spa. This is a comfortable and relaxing place to have this procedure completed, and women can go home the same day.

There are specific peels for those who are looking to accomplish specific results. They are made with different types of chemicals, and it is important to speak with a good dermatologist to make sure that it works for each skin type. Those who are looking to smooth out their skin are going to want something less harsh than those who are trying to deal with acne. Some have more sensitive skin, and may need to watch exactly what is going in to the peels that are on their face.

These are many of the common non-surgical cosmetic procedures on the market today, but others exist. Dermatologists and industry professionals will be thrilled to break these down for anybody who is interested in improving their looks, but don’t have the time or money to have a cosmetic surgery. Permanent makeup is a terrific option for women on the go, and it can be completed in a very short period of time. Don’t wait to start looking for more information, and stop wasting time putting on new makeup every day.

Most Outrageous Permanent Makeup Fails

Written by: ariel Date of published: .

Beautiful rosy lips, flawless eyebrows, and perfect eyeliner. Permanent makeup offers many women, and some men, the opportunity to always look dolled-up, fresh and well rested. You labor all the day long, workout, and still wake up fresh and ready in the mornings. Zilch can phase your beautiful cosmetic tattoo.

Using a skilled permanent makeup artist, you can be on your way to a makeup-free daily routine. However, in the hands of a back-alley supposed artist, you may end up with results favoring a clown, or worse; you can end up with an infection.

State monitoring and governing agencies lack in regulating the practice of tattooing and the the growth of permanent makeup, and these agencies will need to step-it-up in regulating the certification in the permanent makeup industry. Unfortunately, many so-called artists are in fact unqualified and have no clue to how to properly tattoo makeup onto these sensitive areas of the face.

Micropigmentation — Permanent makeup is thought to be a simple tattoo. However, the process of applying permanent makeup to an individual requires training, skill, and knowledge of the dangers; avoiding deep-penetrating tattoos and matching natural skin tones.

The process requires the use of a needle and is used extremely close to your eyes and mouth. The needle places pigment granules underneath the top layers of your skin. The process is used to correct imperfections left on your face from scarring, vitiligo, and imbalanced eyebrows and lips.

Permanent makeup is basically the act of tattooing ink onto areas you would normally apply your washable makeup. Permanent Makeup Artist Sally Hayes suggest that expert techniques should be used with permanent cosmetics; often referred to as micro-pigment implantation, micro-pigmentation,” and derma-graphics. Depositing color-pigment into dermis’s top reticular layer, the permanent makeup technique offers clients the ability to correct imperfections without the daily application of numerous cosmetics.

Permanent eyeliner makeup, the most popular enhancement, is shadowed closely by permanent eyebrows and then onto the application of permanent lip color. Some experts provide additional permanent makeup techniques, such as eye shadow and blush.

In general, these procedures are carried through once the professional has applied anesthetic to your facial skin. After the preliminary procedure, clients may require a touch-up, but only after at least 30-days have passed since the first procedure. Specialists include aestheticians, cosmetologists, dermatologists, tattooists and nurses. Before rushing to your local Yellow Pages, make certain to research the artist or practitioner, and seek the opinions and results of other clients.

 How is Permanent Makeup Applied?

Permanent makeup is performed using several devices, including; tattoo machines, rotary machines and the hand devices. The procedure will typically follow a professional consultation, after which the application of pigment is achieved, and a follow-up appointment is scheduled.

Types of Permanent Makeup Techniques Offered.

Permanent Makeup can be applied for both a subtle and dramatic effect, all dependent upon The client’s request. Makeup Techniques Include:

Is Permanent Makeup – Permanent?

Permanent makeup is considered permanent because pigment is tattooed into the top reticular section of your skin in the dermal layer and will not wash away. Still, fading of the makeup will eventually occur and will require periodic upkeep or color re-enhancement. Scientifically, pigment structure and the necessity for touch-ups is equal to tinting your hair color; fading on furniture; house paint — pigment tattooed into the dermal layer of your skin may fade over time. This periodic maintenance of the colorant (permanent makeup) need allows you the chance to reexamine the design and color preferences. Though the idea of something being permanent can seem like a good idea, consider how you style and taste change continuously through the year.

The importance of locating a professional for your Permanent Makeup Application

It’s likely that you can find a tattoo shop on every corner of your hometown. There is a multitude of talented tattoo artist; ones who are skilled and trained to paint images into your skin with proper tools. However, a tattoo shop around the corner is not where you should go for permanent cosmetics.

A skilled Permanent Makeup Artist will be trained and skilled in the technique of permanent makeup eyebrows, lips, and Micropigmentation.

Regrettably, many people have suffered from the embracement, and sometimes infections, from permanent makeup, fails! In order to provide you with a glimpse of how bad permanent makeup can be if not performed by a trained profession, view the following photos:

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It’s hard to put into words just how sad this eyebrow procedure was performed, both figuratively and literally. If you notice, this otherwise beautiful young woman is left with odd-shaped, sad looking brows. Furthermore, the eyebrows were placed entirely too far apart and were not symmetrical with her natural features. Unfortunately, many people will haphazardly select a permanent makeup artist from the yellow pages, and then end up with this look; costing their hundreds, if not thousands in removal and correction.

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With this permanent makeup lip technique, this individual wanted perfectly lined lips and ended up with perfectly bad permanent lip liner. Unfortunately, the option for an “all-natural” was thrown-out-of-the-window, and they will need to wear lip color in order to have normal looking lips. Additionally, the color chosen, whether by the artist or the client; was too dark. A much lighter shade should have been chosen; one closer to the color of the lip’s natural shade.

Had this permanent lip makeup been performed by a professional, they would have kept the line closer to the shading and contour of the lips.

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Here you see an example of a permanent eyeliner tattoo. Not only is the coloring wrong, the permanent eyeliner was applied too thickly and was carried over to the outer area way too far. A pro permanent makeup artist would have chosen a more suitable shade, and would apply the line much thinner; allowing the line to hold close to the natural line of the eyelid.

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In our last example of a permanent makeup fail, you can see that this person chose the lip-liner technique. It appears as though she may have attempted this tattoo on her on, although, without seeking out a skilled permanent makeup artist, many people are left with odd, unnatural results such as this.

Additionally, permanent eyebrow, eyeliner, lip liner and full lip color procedures that are performed by either amateur or tattoo artist without the proper training in permanent makeup application techniques and procedures:

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After Permanent Makeup Fails

What if you don’t like the permanent makeup results?

While the process is technically permanent, there is some flexibility in altering the shape and color to some extent, and dependent upon the skill of your permanent makeup technician. Although when you first receive your color, the makeup will be fresh and darker; but eventually the color will fade to a more natural look. Healing times vary from person to person, but it’s imperative to realistic expectations. It can take time to acclimate to a new appearance, especially with permanent makeup for your eyebrows. Eyeliner is usually more obvious as a result of the contrast to your skin color. Permanent lip color can sometimes take nearly six weeks to reflect the desired coloring. It’s important for you to be patient.

Once your skin has healed from the procedure, you should be able to decide whether or not you are pleased with the results. if you have chosen a professional, you should be happy with the end results. However, if you went with a nonprofessional, or one without enough experience, you may end up with a failed permanent makeup application.

Without communication with your makeup technician, your results will be undesirable, and your expectations will not be met. However, if your specialist identifies your permanent makeup desires, but does not allow you to make the final choice, you should stop and walk out of the door. In the end, it’s your face and your wishes that matter most of all.

Additionally, never choose your eyebrow color based on colored or tinted hair color. Most of us who color our hair tend to change the shade throughout the change of the seasons. Eyebrow shading should be determined by the color and shading of your skin undertones and your natural eyebrow coloring.

Equally, most skilled permanent makeup technicians will not perform the technique if the design and/or color chosen by the client is not rational. If your desires are dismissed by one or more artist, you may want to re-think your request.

Permanent cosmetics cannot be removed easily. Try to make the right choices upfront. You can appreciate the freedom permanent makeup delivers when you are well-researched and have chosen a qualified expert that you know is capable and skilled.

How to choose the proper permanent Makeup Artist?

Choose your specialist carefully. Research their experience, training, certification, and etc., before making the initial appointment. Sally Hayes Permanent Makeup says that a professional examines the natural shape of your procedure area, prior to beginning the process. Experts are well-studied in permanent makeup techniques and color theory. They understand the need for choosing the pigment based on the client’s skin undertones.

Inexpert individuals without the vital education needed, do not offer the skills required to interpret pigment color and its relationship to tattooing permanent makeup.

What is a Touchup for Permanent Makeup?

Every so often the color is not ideal after the original procedure has healed. Permanent makeup techniques are a process, and clients are recommended to follow-up with their scheduled appointments. Permanent Makeup Artist Sally Hayes recommends touchups to original works should be achieved no sooner than 30-days after the initial procedure. The minimum recommendations for all follow-up procedures relating to lips to be done at the sin-week mark. The above mentioned time-frames are dependent upon each patient and their individual health, age and amount of procedures performed at one sitting.

Hundreds of women and men are taking advantage of permanent cosmetics. Sometimes, however they undervalue the artistry required to achieve adequate permanent makeup. Permanent makeup is both a science and art, and it is crucial that the technician use proper shading and shape with the tattooing procedure.

The improper coloring is used; your permanent makeup can turn to blacks, grays and pinks. Without complete knowledge and understand of coloring, the technician can leave the client with blue-tinted eyeliner, lips and brows. Always look for a well-trained, expert permanent makeup artist. Badly formed eyebrows, lips or eyeliner can be devastating, and sometimes the error cannot be fixed. Never choose the permanent makeup artist based on cost, as when it comes to your appearance, the cost is the least of your concerns.

A qualified, professional tattoo makeup artist has the ability to determine to proper coloring and will be able to advise you on your choices for shading and shape.

 

Caring For Your Face Before and After Permanent Makeup

Written by: ariel Date of published: .

The decision to get permanent makeup can change your whole outlook on life. Getting out of bed every day ready to face the mirror, and the world, can boost your self esteem and confidence and save you time and money on daily makeup application. Permanent makeup can be applied to lips, eyes, or the whole face, and can even be used to camouflage scars or blemishes and enhance the results of cosmetic surgery, giving you a refreshed and enhanced appearance. To make your permanent makeup procedure as effective, long-lasting and beautiful as possible, it’s important to take care of your skin before and after. Various qualities of your skin, including oily or dry skin, tanned skin, scar tissue and previous cosmetic procedures can all affect the ultimate results of permanent makeup. Sally Hayes’ unique cosmetic services include a deep knowledge of different skin types and conditions to ensure the best results possible for each individual client, but all clients can benefit hugely by following a strict skin care regimen in the months before and following your procedure. In order to achieve your ideal appearance goals, follow these important skin care instructions, specifically designed to create the most beautiful and appealing permanent makeup results.

BEFORE

Before your procedure, there are many things you can do to make your permanent makeup last longer with more true final pigmentation. In the weeks or even months before your first appointment, it’s important to avoid certain activities that can change the quality of your skin, including tanning, certain beauty products and other cosmetic procedures, especially fillers.

Tanned Skin

When you are ready your first permanent makeup appointment, you want to make sure that you arrive with sun-free skin that has no tan or sunburn. Tanned or sunburned skin will exfoliate and shed skin cells fast than untanned skin, which can make your pigment fade too fast, or not appear as the color that was intended. Most commonly, tanned skin will cause the applied pigment to heal much darker than desired. At Sally Hayes we recommend that you avoid any unnecessary sun exposure for at least 10 days before your first appointment.

Previous Procedures

If you have had previous cosmetic procedures in the past, you should be aware that some procedures can reduce the effectiveness of permanent makeup. Treatments like laser hair removal can leave scar tissue in the face that receives pigment differently than the surrounding tissue. Injectable fillers like collagen in the lips and other areas of the face can also leave your skin less receptive for permanent makeup treatment. All fillers should be done six weeks before or after treatment, and if you receive Botox injections, you should cancel any appointments two weeks before and after your visit to Sally Hayes.

Products to Avoid

Use of some acne medications and other skin products should be discontinued before and after your appointment. If you use Retin-A or other Retinol products, stop using them on or around the area where you are receiving treatment seven days beforehand, and if you have used Accutane within the last year, let us know and our staff will schedule an appointment that is right for you. You should also stop taking aspirin, ibuprofen, niacin or vitamin E about three days before treatment unless they are medically necessary.

Bruises, Blemishes and Irritations

If you have any pimples, cold sores, bruises or other skin irritations in the area to be treated, they will have to be healed before you are ready for your procedure. In the weeks up to your visit, maintain a skincare regimen that keeps your skin clear and not too oily. If there are any moles in the area, they will have to be removed and fully healed beforehand.

Eyebrows and Eyeliner

If you are getting pigment on your eyebrows, don’t get your eyebrows waxed or tinted three days before or a week following your tattoo. If you are getting and eyeliner treatment, you should consult a doctor about how long you should wait if you have had any eye surgeries, including Lasik, procedures on the eyelids, tear ducts or cornea, and lens repair. If you use Latisse or other eyelash growing serums, stop use two weeks before and after your eyeliner treatment. Don’t wear contact lenses to your appointment and bring your glasses instead, and make sure to bring sunglasses for afterward since eyes might be light sensitive. Don’t use and eyelash curler the day of your procedure, and don’t dye or perm your lashes two days prior.

Lips

If you find you have cold sores before your appointment, see your doctor as soon as possible for antiviral medication. It’s best if you can start taking the medication at least three days before treatment. Discuss any lip surgeries, especially fillers, with your doctor before scheduling an appointment to give yourself adequate healing time.

Week of the Appointment

Make sure to clear your schedule for your appointment and give yourself a few days off afterwards to heal up. Plan a shopping trip for supplies that you will need during the healing process such as straws, ointment, q-tips, prescriptions, and a good book and blanket to curl up with while you recuperate. You also may want to purchase a new tube of mascara if you are getting eyeliner performed, as bacteria in the old tube could slow your healing afterward. Get all of your heavy lifting and dirty chores done before your procedure, so that you can avoid getting dust and grime in the treated area.

Day of the Appointment

Wear comfortable clothes to your appointment, ones that you won’t mind getting accidentally spattered with pigment. Our registered nurses provide an effective numbing agent similar to a dentist during the procedure, but you can also take natural herbal supplements to help you relax, including kava, melatonin, valerian, theanine and chamomile. Taking an antihistamine like Benadryl before your appointment can help reduce the swelling following the procedure, as well as helping you to have a more relaxed and comfortable experience. Ask a doctor before using herbal supplements with prescription medications.

AFTER

Although you can expect to recover quickly from your permanent makeup procedure, it is natural to experience swelling, redness, itching irritation and other side effects for a couple of weeks following. Take a little time off to let the swelling reduce and return to normal and maintain a skin care regimen to keep your new face at its best. You can speed the healing process and lengthen the life of your permanent makeup with rest, proper aftercare, and regular touch ups with Sally Hayes.

Aftercare Basics

As always, our technicians will be there by your side through the whole process to ensure a beautiful and healthy final look. When in doubt, remember these three aftercare basics for best results.
– Always keep the area clean and moist, but never rub or scrub.
– Use gentle products free of chemicals and ingredients that will irritate or fade your pigment.
– Avoid contact with the natural elements like wind and sun as much as possible for the longest lasting and truest colors.

Side Effects and Aftercare

With any procedure, certain side effects are common amongst almost all of our clients. The skin needling technique used to apply permanent makeup is the same as tattoo and the healing process is similar, but special care must be taken for the delicate skin of your face, especially around the eye area.

Directly following pigment application, you will most likely experience minor swelling around the affected area. You can apply an ice pack to reduce swelling, but should use it no more than 15 minutes at a time. You can also use wet and chilled chamomile tea bags; chamomile is a completely natural herb that is renowned for its inherent cleansing, moisturizing and healing properties. Be careful not to overdo it with the cold treatment – every couple hours is enough. After the first day you can switch to warm chamomile tea bags, or continue with the chilled if you prefer. At night, try to avoid sleeping on your face or pressing your face into a pillow, as the pressure can harm your fragile healing tissue. After the procedure you can take ibuprofen or your favorite pain medication as needed for any discomfort.

As your new pigment starts to heal, you may experience some scabbing or oozing, which is why its very important to keep the area moist at all times with a healing ointment like Aquaphor. Grape seed oil or pure emu oil may also be used. Emu oil is often used to reduce pain and irritation for many conditions, and can speed the healing of wounds, and grape seed oil is a commonly recommended skin care product that moisturizes deeply and can even help reduce under-eye circles and fine lines. On your eyes, you should keep them constantly moist for about three to five days, and seven to ten days for lips. If you had eyeliner treatment, don’t use ointments or oils, only use artificial tears. Otherwise, treat your healing pigment like you would a minor burn, and be careful not to scratch or pick at any dry, caked or scabbing skin.

If the area is oozing or developing a crust, you may wash it gently with water and a sterile face cloth using patting and dabbing motions only. It’s important not to rub or scrub while washing. You can use a cleanser or soap, but be careful which one you choose. Avoid all alcohol based cleansers, or anything with anti-aging or anti-acne properties. Use only gentle cleansers with no chemicals that will bleach or burn. When washing in the shower, don’t expose your face to the full force of the spray; even though the water can’t wash away the pigment, it can irritate the area and slow the healing process.

Avoid exposing your face to sun, wind and salt for the first couple weeks. Try to avoid sweating, as the salt can irritate your healing skin. Do not go swimming in water of any kind for at least two weeks. Although you can use makeup immediately after your procedure, don’t apply any to the affected area until it is completely healed. Acne creams and anti-aging products can prematurely fade the pigment of any procedure, and the less exposure the natural elements your skin experiences, the longer your color will last. Treat your new permanent makeup gently and keep it very clean and it will heal quickly with beautiful and long lasting results. Your fully healed results should be developed by about two months after your appointment.

Eyebrows

Don’t dye, wax, tweeze or use electrolysis for two weeks in the affected area, but it’s okay to pluck hair outside of the area of pigment application. Permanent eyebrow pigment is one of the slowest applications to heal and soften into its permanent look, and can maintain the hard edge of a sharply penciled eyebrow for a few days. Your eyebrows will begin to scale or form a crust after a few days; instead of exfoliating, pat the crust away with a clean moist towel and reapply ointment. After the skin has healed over, you may use a powder makeup to soften the edges of the pigment while you wait for it to mature into its final intended look.

Eyeliner

For eyeliner pigment, do not wear contact lenses for at least 24 hours following the procedure. Avoid ointments and use artificial tears or lubricating refresher drops instead. Don’t dye, perm or curl your eyelashes for at least two weeks, and avoid using mascara for three to five days. If you have to use mascara, purchase a fresh tube to avoid bacteria that could be in the old tube, and try to apply it at the end of your lashes, away from the liner. Make sure to remove it gently with baby oil, without touching or rubbing the liner.

Lips

Your lips will be tender and a little oozing for a few days following your procedure, so drink through a straw and try to eat foods that do not touch your lips. After a few days when your lips start peeling and feeling very chapped, try to avoid picking or pulling at loose skin. If the chapped feeling is too irritating, try gently massaging your lips with a thick layer of ointment to remove loose skin gently and moisturize lips. This will keep your pigment even and prevent color loss. The outside edge of the lips will be the last to heal; make sure to let it heal completely to avoid an uneven outer edge.

Touch Ups and Maintenance

After your new makeup has healed for a few weeks, you will be ready for a touch up visit, if necessary. Our technicians can fix and touch up any minor inconsistencies or color issues that may have occurred while healing to ensure beautiful and dazzling final results.

If you are interested in having a permanent makeup procedure done, call Sally Hayes today at (480) 951-0539 or contact her online for a consultation!

 

5 Questions To Ask Your Permanent Makeup Artist

Written by: john Date of published: .

The idolization of women’s beauty and the empowering sense of femininity has been revolving and embraced by different cultures of humanity for centuries, and will be for many more centuries to come. The cosmetic use of mixtures made from organic compounds to enhance the face, skin, and hair have been documented and dated by women and men all the way back to the beginning of the 20th century. Fast forward to modern day times and the chaotic level of beautifying treatments, shades, techniques, and trends is enough to send any ancient Egyptian’s head spinning. Make up is an easy and fun way to outrageously or slightly express creative personality, beautifully define your facial features, and exponentially boosts self confidence. On top of being used for cosmetic reasons, make up is also used to cover deformations, scarring, or unwanted facial markings. Every woman loves feeling beautiful, and though some may argue the power of natural beauty trumps the effects of make up, the use of cosmetics can undoubtedly bring out any woman (or man’s) natural beauty to its fullest extent.

Micro-pigmentation, dermo-graphics, or permanent make up, has been a popular cosmetic procedure used over centuries. The permanent makeup is applied to maintain an enhanced natural, bare face with a semi-permanent part of your makeup regimen (lips, eyes, cheeks) that will not wash away, and need not to be applied regularly. It is a highly useful investment to consider for women whom regularly apply a full range of makeup, perhaps daily. It is applied at one time, with the possibility of a small reapplication touch up, for a reasonably set amount of money, and lasts 3-5 years, sometimes reportedly longer. For instance, permanent make up is excellent for a woman whom usually corrects her own eyebrows on a daily basis but is tired of the application fading due to sweat or oily skin. Paying for a permanent application may save a large amount of money and time spent on something that is necessary daily. Permanent make up provides a large number of savings on eyeliner, lip liner, or eye shadow over the course of a 5 year period.

The process of micro-pigmentation entails the use of a motorized handheld device, very similar to a tattoo gun, that makes several hundred punctures per minute, just below the top dermal layer, and deposits the desired shade of color onto various parts of the face. The pain level is often similar to that of receiving a tattoo, but it is advised to avoid all blood-thinning medications for a full 48 hours before the procedure, to prevent excessive bleeding. This application process is typically used to place a permanent stroke of eyeliner, coloration to imperfect eyebrows, or a set of lined lips that are sure to never smudge. Like a tattoo, the pigmentation is placed underneath the first layer of skin, and after the skin has healed around and over the application site, it will leave an appearance of freshly-applied make up, for up to 3-5 years. Imagine waking up every single day with a perfect face of make up, without ever touching a brush, for up to 5 years straight.

As with any cosmetic or medical procedure, regardless of how short, non-abrasive or simple, there is always a chance of complication or reaction, and precautions should always be taken before carrying on with this semi-permanent procedure. There are quite a few different angles to look from when considering any sort of permanent make up or tattoo. There is always room for, and small chance of, allergic reaction, unfortunate scarring, and even a blistering infection if not applied and cared for correctly. If it is something that spikes your interest as a thrifty and resourceful makeup lover, here are several helpful questions to consider bringing up to your plastic surgeon or cosmetologist before making any final decisions pertaining to the permanent makeup process.

1) How long have you been doing this and how many clients have you completed this procedure for?

First and foremost, doctor reputability and a portfolio of previous procedures is key to a successful experience. Even before you have made the final decision to undergo micro-pigmentation, it is wise to research and ask around for advice, opinions and reviews on local doctors or cosmetologists whom perform permanent make up application. You would not make an appointment with a dentist to get a mole removed, would you? It is completely standard in the process of finding the right doctor to perform this permanent procedure. Ask the specialists how long they have been applying the make up and how many clients, happy or not, they have successfully completed. The longer they have been specializing in micro-pigmentation with the higher rate of satisfied clients, the better ratio they show for giving you the same outcome. Also, some permanent make up technicians will seem to offer a crazy deal for the application process. Beware, just because it may seem like a great deal on the treatment, it is usually a bad sign of business. Remember that they would not be charging so inexpensively if they had enough repeating clientele to support their practice. Low prices very well equate to a lack of experience or quality. Even if it takes going to several different medical offices or salons, take the time to shop around until you are confident you have found the right person for this job.

2) Can I see Before and After pictures?

Considering that the make up tattooed to your face will boldly be there for at least 3 to 5 years, ask for a professional portfolio complete with photographs, assessments and ratings, and any pertaining certifications to ensure you are making the right choice for a doctor. Before and after assessments are very important to the pre-procedure process because it provides tangible, visual evidence of what you should expect when you undergo your own permanent makeup procedure. Just like looking at a portfolio for a wedding photographer, a plastic surgeon or a hairdresser, permanent make up artists show reputability through photographs, too. If a specialist does not offer a well-assembled or detailed portfolio, or does not offer one at all, skip them. Professionalization is highly important with all medical and cosmetic procedures, and there will be a better choice out there.

3) How do you keep everything clean?

On top of reputation and professionalism, cleanliness and sanitation is a must have. There is a vast array of health and safety certifications any specialist, doctor, or cosmetologist must undergo and complete before successfully, safely, and legally performing any derma-pigmentation procedures. Instruments compromised by bacteria or infected residual fluids left from a previous client can cause a serious infection or even life threatening diseases such as HIV (the leading cause of AIDs) or Hepatitis. During the process of permanent make up application, skin fragments and fluids from the body are transferred through the tiny needles and cannot be removed or cleaned thoroughly unless sterilized by either replacement or a professional cleaning system. Non-sterilized used permanent make up instruments can lead to deformation, and very possibly a lifelong physical effect. Ask them what kind of sterilization process they use on their instruments. If they do not use prepackaged tattooing needle components, ask them what kind of sterilization equipment and process they use. Some technicians will try to save costs by re-using equipment, or using cheaper stock of supplies, so make sure to ask in as much detail about supplies and safety precautions as you can.

4) How long, on average, will it take for someone my age to heal?

The average healing time after a permanent make up treatment is between 4 and 6 weeks. Although as you beginning aging, the permanent make up application process will take a little longer to heal. As aging occurs, the skin begins to slowly thin out and becomes somewhat transparent. Also, the fat cushion layer beneath the skin lessens in amount, eventually becoming nearly nonexistent. In combination to the less fat cushioning under your skin and the thinness of the outermost layer, the healing process after micro-pigmenatation can be a bit lengthier than that on a younger face. On top of the general 4-6 week healing time, another week per decade after the age of 40 is added on. Regardless of age, after the initial healing time, it is typically necessary for a touch up, since it is common to lose some initial coloration. During the healing process, small scabs form on top of the site of application and as they heal and fall off, some of the pigment falls away with it. Sometimes slightly larger scabbing may cause an uneven shading effect of applications areas and lines on lips or eyes, which are not completely noticeable until after the face is fully healed. On occasion, if you find a well qualified, experienced and talented technician, a touch up treatment may not even be necessary. That will be decided upon a follow up appointment and of course, your level of overall satisfaction with the process and outcome. Ask your specialist, considering your age and skin condition, how long they would give you for an estimated healing time so you will have a slight idea of what to expect afterwards.

5) When it fades, how will you offer to help me? If I need a touch up afterwards, will the reapplication be cheaper?

It is inevitable that there will be some slight loss of coloration as time goes on. The average “beauty” time (how long the make up will boldly last) of the treatment is anywhere from 3-5 years, with some people reportedly still flaunting their permanent eye liner 8-10 years after their first application. An important topic to bring up to your cosmetologist or doctor, is the reapplication process. If you are not happy with the outcome, how will they offer to mend the imperfection or fix the dissatisfaction of an unfortunate mistake on their part? Asking your potential specialist these questions will ensure and prove their quality of patient care. You don’t want to let a stranger puncture your face with hundreds of needles unless you know they are willing to own up to their quality of work and stay dedicated to your satisfaction even after the process has been paid for. Ask that if a possible reapplication may be necessary, what they can possibly offer financially to help you. In combination to their portfolio and rate or reapplication, you can know what to expect to end up paying when all is said and done with the dermo-graphic treatment.

The process of making the decision whether or not permanent make up is right for you, there could not ever be any excess of preparation, research, and questioning, considering that permanent make up is, well… Permanent. As with any cosmetic or medical procedure, there are many precautions advised to be taken. If you are a regular make up user and avid lover, it would be worth it for you to weigh out all costs end effects of the treatment over time. If the slight pain of a needle outweighs the cost of cosmetic supplies and hours of make up application, micro-pigmentation could be perfect for you. If you find yourself highly interested in receiving such treatment, all five of these questions will be a great starting point when deciding on the right specialist for the procedure. After getting all the details of the process, you will be given a fantastic insight on what to expect before, during, and after the permanent make up application.