Frequently Asked Questions about Permanent Cosmetics

Eyebrows are the frame for your eyes and face and, when designed properly, lift the eyes to give a more youthful appearance, make cheekbones appear more prominent, and influence how the nose is perceived. Women whose eyebrows are sparse, light in color, have non-existent eyebrows, can now enjoy the luxury of permanent eyebrows.

Frequent questions for permanent cosmetics

An exciting procedure is used in which color pigments are placed into the dermal layer of the skin using a very fine probe. The color can last from 1 - 5 years and is a convenient alternative to daily application of makeup. The pigment is made of earth's finest ingredients of inert organic and inorganic compounds formulated to be hypo-allergenic and fade resistant.

Eyeliner Enhancement

A fine, soft natural line can be created to add depth and definition to your eyes. Your lashes will appear to be thicker. Color and thickness can be individualized and make-up can be applied for a more dramatic evening look.

Eyelash Enhancement

  • Eyelash Extensions. We lengthen eyelashes by adding eyelash extensions.
  • Grow Your Own Long Eyelashes. Ask us about your options for growing your own longer, stronger lashes from the inside out.

Eyebrow Enhancement

  • Alopecia - We can add brow strokes to re-create new eyebrows for you that look very natural
  • Permanent Eyebrows — Get back definition to your eyebrows when there are little or no hairs present.

Eyebrows are the frame for your eyes and face and, when designed properly, lift the eyes to give a more youthful appearance, make cheekbones appear more prominent, and influence how the nose is perceived. Women whose eyebrows are sparse, light in color, have non-existent eyebrows, can now enjoy the luxury of permanent eyebrows.

Lip Color

Lip-liner and full lipstick color is perfect for reshaping uneven lips and for making lips appear larger and fuller. Permanent Cosmetics has the added benefit of preventing lipstick from bleeding, covering scars, giving your lips a natural or more dramatic blend of color enhancement, lasting all day, every day.

Color & Placement Corrections 

We specialize in correcting poorly placed permanent cosmetics and correcting permanent makeup color & shape.
Camouflaged Scars and Vitiligo - Color is matched to your skin tone and is applied to the scar area to match the surrounding area so that scars seem to blend.

Areola/Nipple Restoration 

The areola can be recreated & restored to a more natural looking color and shape after surgery or mastectomy.

Cleft Lip 

Full lip color can be applied to reshape the lip and cover the scars from cleft lip repair.

Cancer And Burn Patients

Eyebrows, eyelash enhancement and lip color can be done to reduce the appearance of hair loss, scarring, or disfigurement.

  • Professional or career women who have little time for applying make-up every day
  • Those with allergies to conventional make-up
  • Women (or men) with hair loss due to alopecia or very sparse hair growth
  • Elderly women and those who have difficulty applying make-up
  • Athletic women and those with oily skin who tend to shed make-up easily
  • Entertainers, actresses and models
  • Women with vision problems & wear glasses or contact lenses.
  • In fact, any woman who wants to look her best — all the time, with very little effort on her part.

Beginning with a variety of basic pigment shades, virtually any color can be mixed to compliment your natural skin tones.

As permanent make-up professionals, we never do anything that is too trendy. We use colors that are custom blended to compliment your skin tone, eye and hair color to give a soft natural appearance. However, the colors can be changed by blending another color over the original, if you wish.

Not if you look at the long term cost and effect. It costs about one year of cosmetic bills, but is little compared to 1- 5 years of daily make-up expenses. Permanent Cosmetics is a great time saver and worth every penny. Just what we've all been waiting for!

Very natural - your features look more defined. Your friends would never know what the difference was in you unless you told them.

This varies with each individual person, though the usual duration is between 1 - 5 years. Imagine how wonderful it would be to wake up each morning with two matching eyebrows, or to go swimming and know that your eyeliner, eyebrows, and lip color are still intact when you emerge from the water. You can look wonderful 24 hours a day!

Safety is our priority. We have been highly trained in this art to exacting standards. Although there is always a risk of infection, it is relatively low compared to other procedures. We always advise to use good handwashing.

Between four and seven days, depending on the procedure that you have done.

On the second day after a procedure, a light crust will form. After this crust flakes off it is common for the color to lighten 10 - 50%.

Some patients say it feels like plucking their eyebrows. Others say it feels like slight scratching, vibration, or deep pressure. Some clients feel absolutely nothing except a prickly or tickling sensation. We can use anesthetics to greatly reduce discomfort and promote relaxation. A new two-step topical numbing technique is used to assure your comfort. The area may feel chapped or sunburned for a few days.

After your consultation visit a 1 to 2 hour appointment will be scheduled for your saturation visit (first procedure). All procedures are scheduled 4-6 weeks apart to allow the skin to heal and the color to stabilize.

There may be a small amount of redness and swelling around the treated area. This will be gone in 6 - 12 hours after a brow procedure, and 24 - 48 hours after eyeliner and lip color. Benadryl, a non-prescription antihistamine allergy medicine, will help reduce the swelling, if it is ok with your physician. This is recommended, especially for eyeliner and lip color applications.

A color stabilization period occurs during the first two weeks. In 3 - 7 days, the epidermal (outer) layer of skin will gradually peel or flake off as the new layer regenerates. Allow for a 10% - 50% fade during this time. Over time the color will soften.

No.  There is minimum swelling and redness. Ice is used to reduce swelling and an ointment may be used for several days.

Only sterile disposable probes are used. All other equipment is discarded after use according to strict guidelines of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

By all means get the needed MRI. Temporary tingling, redness and swelling have been reported for women with eyeliners, but most have no reaction.


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    35 Marco Lane
    Centerville, OH 45458

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