Darya Belavus is a New York-based permanent makeup artist. Her strong sense of color theory and attention to details delivers sophisticated looks, boosting self-confidence and self-love in her clients. Darya believes that natural beauty is a unique gift from mother nature, and her job is to define it. She finds the best solutions for each client. Darya’s journey with permanent makeup started four years ago when she tried lip blush procedure for herself. She fell in love with the process and the results.
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Permanent makeup procedures can cause some discomfort, but the level of discomfort can vary depending on the individual’s pain tolerance and the specific procedure being performed.
Procedures such as eyebrow microblading, eyeliner tattooing, and lip tattooing can cause mild to moderate discomfort during the procedure, which is often described as a sensation similar a slight scratching sensation. The pain can be managed with topical anesthetics or numbing creams to help reduce the discomfort.
We se variety of topical anesthetics for all areas.
It’s important to note that any pain or discomfort experienced during a permanent makeup procedure is usually short-lived, and most people are able to resume normal activities soon after the procedure. If you have concerns about the pain associated with permanent makeup, it’s always best to discuss these concerns with your practitioner prior to the procedure.
Semi-permanent makeup, also known as microblading or cosmetic tattooing, can last anywhere from 1 to 3 years, depending on a variety of factors. These factors include:
Skin type: People with oily skin tend to see their semi-permanent makeup fade faster than those with dry skin.
Sun exposure: Excessive sun exposure can cause the pigments to fade faster.
Color choice: Lighter colors tend to fade faster than darker colors.
Lifestyle: Certain lifestyle factors, such as swimming, frequent exercise, and sauna use, can cause semi-permanent makeup to fade faster.
Skin care: Certain skin care products and treatments can cause semi-permanent makeup to fade faster.
It’s important to note that semi-permanent makeup is not completely permanent, as the pigment will eventually fade over time. Touch-up appointments are typically needed every 12-18 months to maintain the desired look. The duration of the results can also depend on the skill of the practitioner and the quality of the pigment used.
There are several restrictions to consider before getting permanent makeup or cosmetic tattooing. These include:
Pregnancy and nursing: Women who are pregnant or nursing should wait until they are finished breastfeeding to get permanent makeup.
Certain medical conditions: People with certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, autoimmune disorders, and blood disorders, may need to avoid permanent makeup.
Skin conditions: People with certain skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea, may not be good candidates for permanent makeup.
Blood thinners: People taking blood thinners may need to stop taking them before the procedure to reduce the risk of bleeding and bruising.
Allergies: People with allergies to certain pigments or metals may need to avoid permanent makeup.
Healing time: It’s important to avoid getting permanent makeup if you have an upcoming event or vacation planned, as it can take several days or even weeks for the area to fully heal.
Age: In some areas, there may be age restrictions for permanent makeup. For example, some states in the US require individuals to be at least 18 years old to get permanent makeup.
It’s important to discuss any medical conditions or concerns with your practitioner before getting permanent makeup. They can help determine whether you are a good candidate for the procedure and what restrictions, if any, may apply to you.
Preparing for a semi-permanent makeup procedure can help ensure that the procedure goes smoothly and that you get the best results possible. Here are some tips on how to prepare for a semi-permanent makeup procedure:
Avoid blood-thinning medications: Avoid taking blood-thinning medications, such as aspirin and ibuprofen, for at least a week before the procedure to reduce the risk of bleeding and bruising.
Avoid alcohol and caffeine: Avoid consuming alcohol and caffeine for at least 24 hours before the procedure as they can dehydrate the skin.
Avoid sun exposure: Avoid excessive sun exposure for at least a week before the procedure as it can cause the skin to become more sensitive.
Avoid waxing and plucking: Avoid waxing or plucking the area to be treated for at least a week before the procedure.
Consult with your practitioner: Consult with your practitioner before the procedure to discuss any concerns you may have and to get their advice on how to prepare.
Plan for recovery time: Plan for recovery time after the procedure, as you may experience some swelling and redness. Avoid making any social plans or events for at least a few days after the procedure.
By following these tips, you can help ensure that you are well-prepared for your semi-permanent makeup procedure and that you get the best results possible.
Taking care of your permanent makeup is essential to ensure that it lasts as long as possible and looks its best. Here are some tips on how to take care of your permanent makeup:
Keep the area clean and dry: Avoid getting the area wet for the first few days after the procedure to allow it to heal. After that, clean the area gently with a mild soap and water.
Avoid sun exposure: Excessive sun exposure can cause the pigment to fade faster. Protect the area with sunscreen or cover it with clothing if you plan to be outside for an extended period of time.
Avoid using skincare products on the area: Avoid using skincare products, such as retinol or alpha-hydroxy acids, on the area as they can cause the pigment to fade faster.
Avoid picking or scratching: Picking or scratching the area can cause scarring and damage to the pigment.
Avoid swimming or saunas: Avoid swimming or using saunas for at least two weeks after the procedure to allow the area to fully heal.
Attend touch-up appointments: Touch-up appointments are typically needed every 12-18 months to maintain the desired look. Attend these appointments as recommended by your practitioner.
Consult with your practitioner: If you have any concerns about your permanent makeup or if you notice any changes in the area, consult with your practitioner for advice.
By following these tips, you can help ensure that your permanent makeup lasts as long as possible and looks its best.
Although, complications associated with getting a semi-permanent makeup are rare, there are some risks stated by the FDA:
“The following are the primary complications that can result from tattooing:
Infection. Unsterile tattooing equipment and needles can transmit infectious diseases, such as HIV, hepatitis, and skin infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus (“staph”) and other bacteria*. Tattoos received at facilities not regulated by your state or at facilities that use unsterile equipment (or re-use ink) may prevent you from being accepted as a blood or plasma donor for twelve months. Infections also have resulted from contaminated tattoo inks, even when the tattoo artist has followed hygienic procedures. These infections can require prolonged treatment with antibiotics.
Removal problems. Despite advances in laser technology, removing a tattoo is a painstaking process, usually involving several treatments and considerable expense. Complete removal without scarring may be impossible.
Allergic reactions. Although FDA has received reports of numerous adverse reactions associated with certain shades of ink in permanent makeup, marketed by a particular manufacturer, reports of allergic reactions to tattoo pigments have been rare. However, when they happen they may be particularly troublesome because the pigments can be hard to remove. Occasionally, people may develop an allergic reaction to tattoos they have had for years.
Granulomas. These are nodules that may form around material that the body perceives as foreign, such as particles of tattoo pigment.
Keloid formation. If you are prone to developing keloids — scars that grow beyond normal boundaries — you are at risk of keloid formation from a tattoo. Keloids may form any time you injure or traumatize your skin. Micropigmentation: State of the Art, a book written by Charles Zwerling, M.D., Annette Walker, R.N., and Norman Goldstein, M.D., states that keloids occur more frequently as a consequence of tattoo removal.
MRI complications. There have been reports of people with tattoos or permanent makeup who experienced swelling or burning in the affected areas when they underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This seems to occur only rarely and apparently without lasting effects.There have also been reports of tattoo pigments interfering with the quality of the MRI image. This seems to occur mainly when a person with permanent eyeliner undergoes MRI of the eyes. However, the risks of avoiding an MRI when your doctor has recommended one are likely to be much greater than the risks of complications from an interaction between the MRI and tattoo or permanent makeup. Instead of avoiding an MRI, individuals who have tattoos or permanent makeup should inform the radiologist or radiologic technologist.”
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