Permanent makeup has come a long way recently. See if you are a candidate for these new options.
New pigments and methods offer advanced technician artists with many new options only recently available. Now technicians can place pigment precisely in multiple shades and layers using much smaller pigment molecules than before. “This allows for more precise pigment blending preventing unnatural blotchy color fading over time while producing nearly perfect (to the naked eye) natural cosmetic results,” says Rich Edward, P.M.A. in Westlake Ohio. Specializing in safe non-surgical ways to look your best every day?
For eyes and lips, pigment placement mimics the skin’s outer cellular layering. Wake up looking great every day!
RichEye.NYC began 2005 and is one of the first in the industry to pioneer semi-permanent cosmetics using a needle blade technique. Called the PIBrow Technique, the program is taught to technicians from all around the world.
Our PIBrow technicians are Master Educators or Ambassador Members of PiBrows Permanent Cosmetic Enhancement which involve over 8 different permanent make-up disciplines. Making the PIBrow© Technique one of the most natural and effective PM procedures known in the industry.
Permanent makeup is the name given to the “cosmetic” tattoo process. The application of permanent cosmetics will last most individuals up to 18 months or longer before requiring a touch-up or color booster. Unlike traditional tattoos, permanent cosmetic colors are more delicate, have larger molecules and are designed to mimic, hair, skin and makeup tones. These colors are less intense than traditional tattoo pigments, and therefore will fade sooner. Additionally, cosmetic tattoos are applied just under the surface of the skin in the top layer of the dermis. They are shallow tattoos and are therefore more susceptible to fading and UV damage. Every person is different with how well pigment holds in their skin. You can lengthen the life of your permanent cosmetics by protecting your skin from the sun and improving overall skin maintenance. Most people will choose to have their permanent makeup color touched up (boosted) within one to three years of the original procedure.
If you are in good physical health and could have an out-patient procedure, you are
a good candidate for permanent cosmetics. The following is a “partial list” of individuals
that we feel are not good candidates for this type of tattoo process:
- Pregnant women
- Hemophiliac (bleeding disorder)
- HIV Positive or HEP B or C
- Active Infections (Staff, Cold Sores, Contagious Skin Lesions)
- Individuals with Liver Disease
If you have questions or concerns about conditions not listed here, please contact our main office for a confidential assessment.
MEDICATIONS: Please note that certain medications can affect how a tattoo holds or processes in the skin. Some medications can cause a spike in the PH of the skin and cause a premature fading or a graying of the color. Additional touch up sessions or early booster sessions may be required to adjust color or artistry if this happens. We cannot predict which medications will affect tattoos as most individuals take one or more prescription medications. All medications affect the skin.
All of our Cosmetic Tattoo Artists and technicians complete annual OSHA Certified bloodborne pathogen certification, Red Cross CPR and Basic First Aid certification courses approved by all states. We only perform consumer-based Permanent Cosmetic Enhancement Procedures in Health Board Certified Establishments in accordance with the respective laws of a particular local.
- Pre-sterilized disposable one-use-only needles
- Pre-sterilized disposable tubes
- Single-use, new pigment cup holders between pigments and clients
- New gloves and mask between clients and throughout procedures(s)
- Barrier film or spray on communicable surfaces
- Hospital-grade disinfectant wipes for tables, lamps pigment bottles and instruments
- New covers for tables and pillows
- Medical sterilization procedures for all instruments
- New wipes, gauze, cotton, and swabs
- Medical Waste Management
- A disposable needle containment system
Healing time is approximately 10 – 14 days depending on how well your skin heals, but that time period is only for the top layer of skin. Microblading takes 30 days to heal fully. After the procedure area has healed, a touch-up appointment will be needed. The process is not considered complete without it! Your touch-up appointment will be booked 4 – 6 weeks after your initial appointment. At the touch-up, your Brow Specialist will be able to determine how your skin has healed, and if they will need to make any adjustments to the colour, needle size, or depth at which the needle is inserted into the skin. The Brow Specialist will be able to solidify the strokes done at the first appointment, as well as fill in any sparse areas, and place strokes between the already healed strokes.
During healing, it’s normal to experience moderate pigment loss (40% – 60% on average). This is why the touch-up appointment is so critical. The process of Microblading is only considered to be complete once your brows have healed following the touch-up appointment.
We use only inorganic mineral and synthetic pigments. There are organic pigments on the market, but there is a significantly higher chance of infection and unwanted bacterial growth with these kinds of pigments.
RichEyes.NYC uses a wide range of pigments for providing you with the best possible results. Your brow specialist will custom mix your pigment shade to match personal preference, hair color, skin tone, etc. Please let us know of any allergies or sensitivities prior to your appointment. You can always request a patch test on your arm during the consultation if you are concerned.
We can NOT perform Permanent Cosmetics if you:
Are under 18 years of age;
Are pregnant or nursing;
Are undergoing chemotherapy (or have undergone Chemo in the past 12 months);
If you have been on prescription Accutane within 1 year;
Are sick or unwell;
Have any Keloid scars;
Have moles on the procedure area;
Have a distinctive previous tattoo on the procedure area;
Have a skin disorder or rash anywhere on your body that is revealed;
Have a facial sunburn;
Had Botox or any facial laser treatment done within 2 weeks before your appointment;
Have any viral infection or immunodeficiency;
Yes, absolutely. You can opt to have your permanent makeup “camouflaged” by your technician, although this is a temporary fix. You can also have your permanent makeup completely removed with a laser. Another alternative is to simply allow your permanent cosmetics to fade away on their own over time.
We are often asked if Permanent Cosmetics or Medical Tattoos will interfere with future MRI scans if needed. Our industry works very closely with surgeons in the Medical Field and MRI manufacturers. There is no concern about permanent cosmetics interfering or causing burns with today’s advanced MRI technology; however, you will need to disclose that you have a cosmetic or medical tattoo, just for the record.