Main Street Makeup

7923 Warner Ave
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
714-724-9162

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Office Hours
Monday - Sunday 10am - 9pm
Evenings and Weekends by Appointment Only.

 


Get 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 lash line.

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 comfort.

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 finishing touches.

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 work?
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.













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