Permanent makeup is that — it is permanent.  Yes, it will need to be touched up to boost the color, but this is a decision that needs to be made knowing this is a commitment. There is no guarantee of outcome for services rendered.  Michel with Gilded Beauty strives to make every outcome positive for the client. 

Each client varies in the texture and type of skin they have as well as what they do in their life.  Typically, it can last for many years. Microblading often needs a touch-up 12-18 months or sooner depending upon the person.

Several factors affect the duration of your permanent cosmetic procedure, such as – sun exposure, topical products that are used, medications and your body chemistry. The expectation is that two appointments are needed to achieve the results.  Touchups/boost in pigment color, are needed as the color lightens over time.

In the majority of clients having an MRI, there is no adverse reaction.  However, it is the client’s responsibility to inform the MRI technician of any permanent makeup.  Please look at the following link for additional information.  

Pain varies from person to person.  Most say there is little discomfort.  Michel uses a variety of topical anesthetics appropriate for the area undergoing the procedure.  No injected anesthetic is used for the eyebrow or eyeliner procedures.

Why?  If a person feels no pain, the technician may work too deeply causing tissue trauma, increased swelling and healing time. Hence the use of topical anesthetics leaves most people very comfortable during their procedures.

The average procedure takes between 2-2 1/2 hours.  The touchup after the initial procedure takes less time.

These are recommended suggestions:

No Makeup

No waxing or tinting 3 days before a procedure

No alcohol 2 days before the appointment

No aspirin, ibuprofen, fish oil – 24 hours before the procedure

On the day of your appointment avoid caffeine and exercising

Wash your hair in the morning or before the procedure the day of

If you’re a contact wearer and having eyeliner, please bring glasses to wear.  Contacts will be removed prior to procedure

Eyelash tinting should be performed 48 hours before any eye service and should not be resumed for two weeks after

Schedule your appointment when you won’t be on your menstrual cycle, you may be more sensitive than usual

If you are prone to cold sores and having a lip procedure please let the technician know at least a week in advance

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There is some swelling with the eyelids and lips.  No sedative is given in relation to the procedures.   If a person takes blood thinners bruising is more likely to happen. If there is any bruising, it will subside after a few days, the same in the case of swelling.  Aftercare treatment and instructions are provided.  Failure to follow the aftercare instructions for permanent makeup procedures may result in discoloration, loss of pigment, or infection. It is up to the client to follow those instructions.

Many people have no issues returning to work following their procedure(s), and some return the same day. Most of our cosmetic aesthetic services, require little to no downtime and depend on the type of aesthetic service provided, the client, and circumstances – which may vary.

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