the look you want with Permanent Cosmetics
What is Permanent cosmetics? Also known as cosmetic tattooing,
permanent makeup is a technique that implants pigment into the
dermal layer of the skin.
Permanent makeup results in enhanced features of the face, definition
is rendered to eyebrows, eyes and lips by the use of colours.
Results can be subtle almost unnoticeable for a " natural
" look, or darker for a more dramatic effect.
For people who suffer from alopecia or have undergone chemotherapy,
permanent make up can be utilized to design eyebrows that are
no longer there, or implant mico dots of colour to enhance the
Call us today to make an appointment
Initially there will be a consultation to discuss your lifestyle
and expectations with your technician. A history and consent form
will be filled out, and then photos will be taken. You and the
technician will look at designs that will enhance your features
and colors to match your skin tone. Once you find a design that
is right for you, it will then be drawn on to the face. Once you
approve... the permanent makeup will then be applied! Topical
anesthetics will be used throughout the entire procedure for your
How long does a procedure take?
Although the length of the procedures may vary, most procedures
generally take 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 hours. Remember this is your face.
We take pride in getting your design just right!
Does it hurt?
Although everyone's pain tolerence differs, the application of
permanent makeup involves minor discomfort when topical anesthetics
are used during the application. Most clients are surprised in
how "painless" the procedure is. If you would like to
take a muscle relaxer or pain medication, they help to alleviate
discomfort quite a bit. But ALWAYS consult your physician first.
Also, Benadryl works great for eyeliner procedures. This medication
is an antihistamine which helps to reduce swelling and tear production.
There are other OTC medications as well as homeopathic remedies,
but please always consult your physician before taking medications.
Is Permanent Make-up "permanent?"
Permanent Make-up should be thought of as "permanent."
That is the beauty of it. Your pigment will be much darker upon
the completion of your procedure. The pigment will fade approximately
30-50%. The pigment goes into the skin "wet" and then
over the next several weeks "dries" to its original
state. There are some cases in which a persons permanent make
up has come off completly with in several months. All work is
guaranteed for 1 year. If your color comes out completly within
the first year, please come in for a free touch up! After several
years, your pigment will fade and you may need to "refresh"
the color. To get the most out of your new permanent make up,
use a sun block on the procedure area and avoid Retin A products.
What will my permanent makeup look
like immediately after the procedure?
Your permanent makeup will be much darker immediately following
the procedure than when it "settles" in. Your color
will fade approximately 30-60% within the first two weeks. The
process of the color lightening up takes about 3-4 weeks. A few
days after your permanent makeup procedure, your skin will start
to scab up and peel. DO NOT pick the scabbed area or all your
pigment will come out in the scab. It is important that you keep
the area covered with A&D or Derma Heal to help prevent this
from happening. Also, your pigment goes into the skin "wet"
and takes a few weeks to "dry." You will notice your
color getting lighter during this time. A "touch up"
is usually needed 4 weeks after the first application to perfect
your color, and is included in the original price.
What does the price include?
The price for permanent make up includes a consultation, design,
topical anesthetics, and your "perfecting" session.
The perfecting session is a touch up scheduled 4 weeks after your
initial application to implant more color if needed, and to add
Is permanent makeup expensive?
If you compare how much lip liner, lipstick, eyeliner, and eyebrow
pencils cost, and how many you go each month, you will realize
that permanent make up saves you money. Permanent makeup also
saves you time! It is great when you can just wake up and go.
Most women who have permanent makeup love it just for that reason!
Do I need someone to drive me home?
For eyeliner procedures- You should have someone else drive you
home. Your eyes will be swollen for several hours to several days
after the procedure. If you have taken any prescription medication-
Please have someone take you to and from your scheduled appointment.
When will I be able to return to
For permanent eyebrow procedures, you can return to work right
after the procedure is done although there will be mild swelling
and a darker pigment color. For lip and eyeliner procedures, you
will be swollen for a several hours to several days. You can apply
ice for 15 minutes every hour as needed. If you have a party or
special event to attend, please schedule your procedure at least
3 days prior to your engagement or wait until after the engagement.
All colors will be 30-50% darker immediately after. The color
will lighten up in a week and continue to lighten over the next
several weeks. Approximately 4 weeks after your procedure will
be the final "healed" color.
Is permanent makeup easy to remove?
No. Although there are several methods to remove permanent makeup
, it usually takes several sessions and can be quite costly. At
Main Street Makeup we do offer saline tattoo removal. This method
of removal is effective and safe on all areas, including the eyes.
Are the pigments safe?
Pigments used in permanent cosmetics have an extensive record
of safty. Used in both medical and artistic fields for over 20
years, their safety is undisputed.
Do you reuse needles?
No. All needles and barrels are pre-packaged, disposable, single
use only. Your safety is our first priority.
What is Saline Tattoo Removal?
Saline tattoo removal is a safe and effective removal system that
does not use harsh chemicals or lasers. This method utilizes an
all natural saline base solution to "lift" the pigment
out of the skin. We use a coil machine (tattoo machine) and inject
a saline solution into the dermal layer of skin. Through an osmotic
process and equalization, the pigment will be forced up to the
top layer of skin (the epidermis) and then shed off in a scab-like
form. Unlike lasers, this method is able to remove all colors
and is safe for permanent makeup removal around the eye area.
Do we accept credit cards?
Yes. We accept all major credit cards. Due to the credit card
fees, we prefer cash. We do NOT accept checks.