FAQs

FAQs

HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE?

NYS law prohibits Permanent Cosmetic Makeup procedures to minors under the age of 18, regardless of parental consent.

REALLY WILL I LOOK LIKE MYSELF…ONLY BETTER?

Permanent makeup helps replenish what time has taken away while giving back precious time you normally spend “putting on your face”. Save time struggling to draw eyebrows evenly or eyeliner half-way straight, plus the money you’ll save buying new and expensive cosmetics that rub off, smear, smudge and disappear during the day. Permanent makeup is not intended to replace cosmetics completely. Because the color is placed “in” you skin and not “on” your skin a more natural, softer look results. When you’re ready to kick up your heels and go out for a night-on-the-town, you can apply as much additional makeup as you wish.

HOW LONG WILL MY MAKEUP LAST:

Permanent makeup last a long time, but not forever. As you become accustomed to your new makeup it’s not uncommon to want more. You will want to freshen up your new makeup every couple of years. The darker the color, such as black, the longer it will stay unchanged in your skin. Natural, delicate colors are oftentimes more vulnerable to the effects of sun, swimming and breakdown by the body.

I’M AFRAID OF PAIN…DO THE PROCEDURES HURT?

New topical anesthetics have been developed especially for permanent make up procedures, such as eyeliner, eyebrows and lip color. These creams and gels are applied to the desired area before and during the procedure to assure you of the most comfortable experience possible. Some people describe the sensation as a “tingling feeling”. However most people still experience some discomfort, especially for lip color procedures. It is common to hear that there was not as much pain as was expected. As the anesthetic wears off after the procedure, cool packs are very soothing to the area.

IS THIS A SMART INVESTMENT?

Your investment in permanent makeup saves you time and money in the long run. Re-touches are required every couple of years to keep your makeup looking fresh. Permanent makeup can completely eliminate the daily time consuming ritual of applying your makeup. And you’ll save the embarrassment of smeared, smudged eyeliner and brows so common with mascara and brow pencils or powders. Work closely with your Permanent Cosmetic professional to get exactly what you want. Together you’ll create an even more beautiful you.

WHAT IF I NEED AN MRI?

By all means get an MRI if you need one. Temporary tingling or burning sensations have been reported and women report they use a cool, wet cotton round placed over the eyes. New MRI equipment rarely causes any problem. Go to www.mrisafety.com for information.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO RECOVER?

You’ll look like you’ve had a good cry for several hours following eyeliner. It is advised to apply ice for 10 minutes at a time during these first few hours. For eyeliner it is important to wear sunglasses as your eyes may be temporarily sensitive to light. Eyebrow procedures have the least swelling. Lip color often involves temporary swelling. You must let your technician know if you have a history of fever blisters so your doctor can prescribe medication.

CAN I REMOVE MY PERMANENT MAKEUP IF I CHANGE MY MIND?

It’s easy to add color and difficult to take away, because of this your technician will be conservative in the initial application of your new color. Take advantage of the consultation to discuss your wants and needs. It’s also a time where you and your technician choose the right colors and discuss any special requests you may have. Your cooperation and input will largely determine the end result of your procedures. Remember it is a team effort.

CAN I GET MY PERMANENT MAKEUP CHEAPER?

Remember the saying… “You get what you pay for”. It saves you money and embarrassment to do it right the first time! If you already have permanent makeup and wish to have changes in shape or color, please call for a consult.

WHAT IF I HAVE PLASTIC OR LASER SURGERY?

Cosmetic surgery is desirable for many reasons as we age. It’s best to complete your surgery before having your makeup applied. Laser surgery or resurfacing may result in color loss or darkening of you makeup depending on the laser and the colors in your skin. Advise you laser surgeon that you have permanent cosmetics so that he or she can perform a “spot test” before they proceed. If either cosmetic surgery or laser cause color loss, then it is a simple matter to have the color replaced.

YOUR SAFETY COMES FIRST

At Wake UP with Make Up we have many safeguards in place and use only single-use needles and components. Your safety is #1! Any concerns or questions, I will be happy to discuss them with you.