Frequently Asked Questions | Avalon Spa and Wellness Centre

By: Avalon Spa  09-12-2011
Keywords: permanent makeup

Most Micropigmentation procedures require one initial treatment and then a 2nd application in 4 weeks. Generally, Micropigmentation takes less than an hour to complete. The applications will generally last 3-7 years, depending on skin type.

With most procedures, patients will experience mild discomfort with minimal swelling as a result. Client’s often refer to the sensation as a “tight” or “pulling” sensation. Typically a topical or local anaesthetic is used to minimize the discomfort. Injectable anaesthetic are used for lip colouring and areolae are administered by a dentist or doctor, which is arranged by the patient prior to coming to Avalon Spa and Wellness Centre, Inc.

Micropigmentation is a good option for women who have allergies to cosmetic make-up, but usually the procedure is used to just enhance features using individually mixed pigments customized for each person so that it will appear more natural.

There will be a slight swelling and redness in the skin that will typically subside within a day. Most patients are able to return to normal activities immediately. After the treatment, the patients should avoid direct sunlight, resist wearing make-up, not wear contact lenses for a couple days, and not swim in chlorinated water for several weeks. End results can be viewed by the end of eight weeks.

The procedures used in Micropigmentation permanent makeup are non-surgical, so choosing a certified cosmetic practitioner to perform your Micropigmentation permanent makeup procedure greatly reduces a number of risks. The delicate nature of many places where Micropigmentation permanent makeup is applied requires an understanding of facial structures and anatomy. Visualizing the outcome of a Micropigmentation / permanent makeup procedure may be easier for individuals with extensive experience in cosmetic methods. Practitioners with a medical and esthetic background are preferred.

In many cases, Micropigmentation permanent makeup does not require any type of anesthetic, but topical creams are available for use during Micropigmentation permanent makeup application, and inject able anesthetics may also be used, although only a medical professional may administer them. Allergic reactions and infections are rare as a result of Micropigmentation procedures. Strict post procedures must be followed per instructions, especially the first week after.

In many cases, Micropigmentation permanent makeup does not require any type of anesthetic, but topical creams are available for use during Micropigmentation permanent makeup application. Injectable anesthetics are used for lip coloring and areolas are administered by a dentist or doctor, which is arranged by the patient prior to coming to Avalon Spa and Wellness Centre, Inc.

Micropigmentation is a permanent procedure that requires laser surgery to remove the pigment, so patients should be sure of their decision.

Alannah Lane is the only Certified Micropigmentation Technician at Avalon Spa + Wellness Centre, and therefore, the only one who performs this procedure.

Micropigmentation is an ancient Asian beautification practice that acts as permanent makeup. Minute, metabolically inert pigment granules are implanted below the skin (epidermis) for either cosmetic or corrective enhancement. The needles penetrate the skin a few millimeters, very similar to a tattoo. Micropigmentation has become popular around the world, not just in Asia, for enhancing facial features such as eyebrows, lashes, and lips. It is also used to improve conditions like scarring and vitiligo (uneven pigmentation) and to reconstruct the nipple/areola breast area.

Permanent Make-up allows people to enhance their natural beauty with a lasting application. It is a practical solution for busy women who don’t want to have to apply make-up every day. Athletes prefer the application because it won’t smudge or smear with perspiration and it is not washed off in the pool or shower. Older women whose vision has become impaired and have difficulty putting on their make-up by themselves may prefer a permanent application.

Yes, many cancer patients who are undergoing chemotherapy and experience severe hair loss appreciate the ability to retain their natural appearance with permanent make-up.

  1. Needles come in single sterile packages used on each individual and disposed of immediately after being used
  2. Plastic protective rubber surgical gloves (latex free) are worn by the technician
  3. Fresh pigment and disposable pigment containers are used for each client
  4. Hospital grade disinfectant is used to clean environmental surfaces

The micropigmentation room has a large window that lets in plenty of natural light so that an accurate colour match can be made.

Keywords: permanent makeup