Permanent makeup is a cosmetic technique which employs tattoos (permanent pigmentation of the dermis) as a means of producing designs that resemble makeup, such as eyelining and other permanent enhancing colors to the skin of the face, lips, and eyelids. It is also used to produce artificial eyebrows, particularly in people who have lost them as a consequence of old age, disease, such as alopecia, chemotherapy, or a genetic disturbance, and to disguise scars and white spots in the skin such as in vitiligo. It is also used to restore or enhance the breast’s areola, such as after breast surgery.

Cosmetic tattooing is a revolutionary procedure of applying micro insertions of natural pigments to the dermal layer of the skin. Permanent makeup in Kansas City has been around for a long time and is becoming increasingly popular. Pigments used are hypo-allergenic and can be used to create a natural look, or if desired, a more dramatic look with richer colors. The pigments are MRI-safe and fade resistant.

Look great after swimming or sports; WAKE UP WITH MAKE-UP! Roll out of bed every morning looking your best. Permanent cosmetics let you look your best always, even when you have no time to fuss over your appearance. After an cosmetic tattooing with natural, hypo-allergenic pigments, you’ll have a look that’s strikingly beautiful and bold, yet also natural.

Micro pigmentation is a gentle technique with a makeup tattoo machine that inserts color into the skin with very little trauma to the tissues. Micro pigmentation certification is always maintained and we are strictly dedicated to the highest standards of patient welfare, implement sterilization, and procedure excellence.

99 percent of everyone goes to work the next day with no down time. Areas may be sensitive to the touch and color appears 20 percent darker than desired color for 5 to 10 days depending on procedure.

Permanent Eyebrows gives you a natural, put-together look by filling in the sparseness of your existing eyebrows and alleviating the need to draw on your eyebrows every day. Beautiful eyes deserve beautiful brows and your permanent eyebrows can be sculpted any way you choose to define your best attributes. You can get a full brow look or hairline strokes: MICROBLADING. Both look very natural . Healing process for eyebrows is 7 days.

Permanent Eyeliner opens up and defines the eyes for a more beautiful appearance. You can have procedures for the top only, the bottom only, both top and bottom, and/or the mucosa tissue. You will never need to worry about smudges, fading or shaky lines again. Permanent eyeliner adds symmetry to the shape of the eyes, can enhance or intensify eye color and so give you a more refreshed and polished look. Most procedures are natural and duplicate more of a daytime look. A heavier night time look can be achieved by using a temporary eyeliner pencil. If your desire is to have a permanent heavier (night-time) eyeliner the top eyeliner can be thicker with a bit of a swoosh at the outside corner. Eyelash enhancement is a subtle, natural look that can be created, mimicking thousands of tiny eyelashes, which is popular with men and women. Colors can be black, brown, blue, green, and purple…on and on. Eyeliner heals in 5 days. It usually looks like you have been crying for 24 hours or so, unless you want an extra thick line on top then you can expect 48 hours of slight swelling.

Permanent Lip Liner and Full Lip You may choose to line your lips to give definition to your mouth with a natural color or you may decide to do a full lip with a distinct color change by lining and filling in the lips up to the area that touches when you close your mouth (fading into to inside of the lips). This can be done with all one color or use a slightly darker color for the outside as a liner. You may prefer to have the full lip all one color. You can also make your lips appear fuller than normal. See before and after pictures for color and be prepared to have a heavier look for the first 10 days.

Camouflaging Mask any imperfections you might have such as scars, birthmarks or uneven coloring. Also add artificial strokes of hair in side-burn areas, bald spots etc.

Color Correction, Beauty marks, Cleft Palate, Concealer, Areola’s after breast mastectomies and reconstruction procedures are done as well.

You could notice a slight variation of color as the skin can be affected by body temperature and circulation. Your color will not change once healing has occurred but if you ever decide to change it you can apply makeup over the top. For example, to wear a different color lipstick or makeup liner just apply right over the top with no problem. If you decide to change the color permanently schedule a touch up procedure and a different color can be implanted.
  • Camouflaging for Cleft palate, scars,
  • Contact Lens Wearers who are tired of getting cosmetics in their eyes.
  • Alopecia and cancer patients who have lost eyebrow hair.
  • Women who wear makeup daily, but lead busy lifestyles and wish to save time.
  • Women 50+ who worry about thinning hair, wrinkles, farsightedness and aging.
  • People who lead active lifestyles and don’t want to worry about makeup smudging or wiping off.
  • Allergy sufferers whose eyes frequently water, washing away makeup.
  • People with poor motor skills, coordination, arthritis, or a shaky hand.
  • Those with loss of eyebrows or eyelashes due to disease or injury.
  • The visually impaired.
  • Individuals allergic to makeup.
Most people get the consultation and procedure the same day. If you would feel more comfortable coming in first that’s fine. if you are not sure if you are a good candidate for a procedure or not you can text a picture or send it via email. A consultation alone would be free and take about 30 minutes. By all means please do your homework because this is permanent.
Because of the nature of the permanent cosmetics procedure, some patients may experience some discomfort according to their individual pain tolerance. Your treatment area will be numbed with two different topical anesthetic ointments before and during your procedure. Please let us know if the pain level goes above a 2. After the procedure feel free to apply ice in a clean zip lock bag to area (eyes and lips) to reduce swelling which may last 24-48 hours. You should experience itching (eyebrows) between day 3 and 10. Eyeliner procedures can sometimes produce sensitivity to the touch due to slight temporary redness and bruising to the surrounding area.

Microblading services take an hour and a half from the initial consultation to finalizing the procedure.
Top and bottom eyeliner services can take up to two hours if you like it thicker on the top with a flair.
Lip services take two hours.
Touch up procedures are usually an hour.

Most people resume daily activities immediately. Of course we want you to use common sense during the healing process and treat area with caution to limit any risk of infection. It is freshly cut skin. So keep it clean, don’t go swimming , limit yard work, sun, etc.

For eyeliner it is normal to experience slight swelling and redness, but these symptoms subside usually within 24-48 hours. Use Ice packs to control swelling during this time for optimum color retention. No mascara for 5 day. After 5 days your eyeliner will be healed and ready to resume normal face washing and makeup.

For eyebrow it is normal to experience slight redness for a couple of hours depending on whether your skin is prone to redness or not (via rubbing) Color will appear darker for the first week. If it is not a little too dark at first it will not be dark enough when it heals. I recommend adding extra eye makeup and a darker lipstick during this stage to create an evening look. Do not panic on day 3 if you experience some scabbing. This is normal. Don’t pick at it! Within one week to 10 days most of your healing is at a point you will be able to tell if you will need a touch up or not but the color wont completely stabilize for a month. Feel free to use an eyebrow pencil to fill in until time for your touch up in a month.

For lip procedures you may need ice the first few days. I will send you home with some numbing cream to use for the first 24 hours to 48 hours until the swelling is down. Use caution eating spicy salty foods. If you have ever had a cold sore or fever blister you will need a prescription of Zoverax or equivalent to prevent breakouts. Lips will lose 50 to 60 percent of the original color because there is less melanin in the lips.

Permanent cosmetics procedures are considered permanent because the color is implanted into the upper dermal layer of the skin and cannot be washed off. As with any tattoo, fading can occur, requiring periodic maintenance, color re-enhancement or color refreshing. By fading I mean that the pigment will lighten approximately 5% each year. Permanent lips, eyebrows and eyeliner lasts about 2-8 years before fading to the point where you will want to get a touch up. When you have to start reaching for that pencil to fill in it is time for a color boost. The pigment will more than likely never completely go away leaving a visible trace of color. The time it takes before you need to retouch will depend much on the color you choose, how well you protect it in the sun, your bodies metabolism and what products you use on your face. I recommend getting your first perfection touch up procedure within the allotted time frame (1 – 3 months) when needed to ensure longer lasting color.

Procedures will range from $250. to $750 depending on the experience and skill level of your Artist. Your 1 to 3 months touch up will be $100- $150. After that you are looking at getting a color boost every 1-3 years ranging from $150 -$500 depending on the procedure and how long it has been since your original procedure. After 3 years price can be similar to original price depending on fading. Call for specific pricing and student pricing.

Have you been aware of this new trend called Microblading technique?

This eyebrow trend has been growing in the cosmetic industry over the past few years. The procedure aims at making eyebrows look perfect and natural. This technique is a unique process tailored to benefit individuals who desire brow definition, to cover gaps of lost hair, to extend an area, or full reconstruction of the brows.

Other names for this permanent makeup procedure are eyebrow embroidery, microstroking, feather touch, 3D and hair like stroke. It is a form of tattooing that replaces partially or totally missing eyebrow hairs with simulated hair using fine deposits of cosmetic tattoo pigments.

Microblading is an intricate art, to say the least. This is an act where organic pigments are deposited below the outer layer of the skin, by creating fine blade-like “hair” in the brow region, artificially, and then filling it with pigment. Specialized tools are required for this procedure, and a very stable and experienced eye and hand as well. There could be chances of infection if improperly sterilized tools are used or disposable tools are reused.

There needs to be some level of caution with regard to these things. Microblading is performed using aseptic technique (as well as all permanent makeup procedures), needles are always sterile and single use, Tina and associates/ apprentices disinfect the area of the skin prior to the tattoo service and clinical grade single use associated equipment and consumables used.

Once the procedure is done, there is a possible need to touch-up the eyebrows. After one month when eyebrows are completely healed and skin has regenerated is the time to touch up any places where pigment is missing or shape needs perfecting. This needs additional level of skill and a keen eye for spotting the issues and finding proper solutions to all of them, so as to make sure that the client is fully satisfied.

Choosing an artist with expertise and impressive technique is critical for achieving impressing naturally enhanced brows. Because each stroke is done individually, Master Artist Tina B, is able to perfect the clients specific shape, color and density. It is critical to get the pigment in the proper layer of the skin. If during the procedure the pigment is applied under the skin too shallow or too deep, there is a risk of the color of the pigment turning ashy or poor retention.

Post care
If after the procedure, the client should follow aftercare instructions given them correctly. The customer needs to keep the eyebrows clean to prevent infection. Ointment will be given and specific directions to follow. Never let a layer of crust form on the eyebrows, which can take off a significant percentage of pigment. Sometimes even with the greatest of care the eyebrows will need a little touching up in a month.

Factors to consider
If the customer has oily skin some lines will appear blurred.
It is better to procedure before or after au radiation or chemo.
If you are pregnant and don’t have a waiver from the doctor we will have an additional consent and release form for you to sign.

This procedure is for people who are not satisfied with their eyebrows. Microblading can make your brows look amazing again. It improves your appearance and gives you an unprecedented level of confidence.
You can plan on looking great immediately after getting your eyebrow procedure. You may experience a few hours of temporary discoloration of the skin including mild redness and lighter shades from the blanching of the numbing cream. Expect the pigment color to be approximately 20 to 30 percent darker than you want them to be the first 3 days and then the following 4 to 7 days they will peel in areas at a time until all peeling is gone. After 7 to 10 days after your procedure feel free to use your eyebrow pencil to smooth any areas out that may need to be touched up. You need to wait at least 30 days before you touch it up to avoid scarring. At the 1 month touchup perfection is attained. Sometimes it takes a second touch up. About 50 percent of my clients do not need a touch up at all.

The durability of microblade pigment varies depending on each client. A touch up can be done to refresh the color and shape of the brow, from 1 to 5 years after the initial procedure. We should also take into consideration of these factors, which can affect how long the microblading permanent makeup last.

All other external factors- sunlight, chemical peels, laser treatments, harsh anti aging creams can also affect the durability of pigment significantly.