Common Procedures

Eyebrows

Are you eyebrow challenged? Are your eyebrows sparse due to over tweezing or a medical condition? Do you have little or no eyebrow hair? Do you find it difficult to put them on without your glasses, but your glasses are in the way? Does the drawn on design come out crooked or uneven? Do your pencilled brows wear off during the day?  For these reasons and many, many more, women are finding permanent cosmetic eyebrows a liberating procedure.

From providing a basic guideline for you to follow, should you like to pencil them yourself, to total brow recreation, your technician can create anything from a few hair strokes to dramatic fully coloured brows that even your closest friends won’t believe aren’t your own.

As with any artistic appearance enhancement service, techniques will vary from technician to technician. The process cited below are popular techniques used but not necessarily followed exactly, by all permanentcosmetic professionals.

If you wear eyebrow pencil, your technician may ask you to wear your pencilled eyebrows to the consultation the way you would like them to appear after the cosmetic tattoo has healed. Or, you may be asked to bring a pictorial representation of the preferred eyebrow design. If you have been asked to wear your eyebrows drawn in, or to bring in pictorial examples, your permanent cosmetic professional will advise you if the example(s) are age and style appropriate for permanent cosmetic eyebrows.

The skin is cleaned with an appropriate cleanser. Some technicians apply an anaesthetic before the cosmetic tattoo process and some do not. After the anaesthetic has taken effect and removed, the eyebrows are drawn on with an eyebrow pencil that has been disinfected prior to use.

It is very important that you and the permanent cosmetic professional you choose have a good verbal communication relationship. As the client, you must convey details of your design and colour preferences and the technician must understand these preferences and translate them over to tattooing artistic techniques.

Before any cosmetic tattooing commences, the client is given the opportunity to approve the design that will become permanent. The template is maintained in a variety of different manners depending on the technician you are working with. The worktable will be assembled with one-time-use accessories, a sterilized needle will be opened, the needle assembled into the device and the procedure begins.

They eyebrow design which has been approved by the client is tattooed on. Some technicians provide breaks during the cosmetic tattooing process to allow the client to sit up and take stock of how the design tattooing process is proceeding. Anaesthetic may or may not be used throughout the procedure. This is technician specific.

When the permanent eyebrow procedure has been completed, aftercare instructions are normally provided. Some technicians provide products if any are referred to in the instructions. A follow up appointment is normally scheduled in four to eight weeks depending on the age of the client, to determine how the eyebrowprocedure healed and if any further work is needed.

Your life now becomes more carefree and convenient. You will likely find yourself participating in more activities and feeling more confident about your appearance under all circumstances.

Eyeliner

Is eyeliner important to your appearance and feeling of self confidence? Does your eyeliner smudge? Does it wear off during the day? Do you have trouble getting it straight or even? Are you allergic to cosmetic products or your allergies causing you to re-apply several times a day? Maybe your job requires that you go make-up free. If so… Permanent eyeliner procedures, also known as permanent cosmetics, permanent makeup,cosmetic tattooing, and micro-pigmentation could be perfect for you.

Eyeliner can be applied in many styles and colours, from soft, natural-looking lash enhancement to a defined line–the choice is yours! Some people feel both upper and lower eyeliner suits their needs best, while others feel only an upper or a lower eyeliner is appropriate. Whatever look you choose, you will wake up, shower, exercise, work, swim, and go to bed always looking your best. No more tattle tale eyeliner smear or smudge during the day, no more concern when participating in sports activities and best, your appearance remains consistently fresh appearing throughout the day and night.

As with any artistic appearance enhancement service, techniques will vary from technician to technician. Your permanent cosmetic professional may ask you to wear your eyeliner to the consultation the way you would like it to appear after the cosmetic tattoo has healed. Or, you may be asked to bring a pictorial representation of the preferred eyeliner design. Your technician will advise you if the example(s) are age and style appropriate for permanent cosmetic eyeliner.

The actual cosmetic eyeliner process varies, as there are numerous devices that prevent cross contamination that the permanent cosmetic professional may use. The choices are the coil machine, the linear device (the Neo Tat), the digital rotaries, the Permanent Cosmetic pen rotaries and the manual device. All, when used in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)Bloodborne Pathogens guidelines, are safe. You may ask to see the attendance certificate indicating your technician has attended an OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens class. If there is permit, registration, or licensing required in your area, you should also look for the appropriate documents, which are required to be posted in plain sight, to ensure the cosmetic tattoo artist is compliant with state and local laws.

Some technicians will use a pre-procedure anaesthetic, some do not. If a pre-procedure anaesthetic is used and the technician is not a physician or working under the direction of a physician, it will be an over-the-counter (OTC) level anaesthetic which has proved to be quite effective. If you are working with an SPCP member technician, the anaesthetic is likely to be provided by an SPCP supplier member who ensures anaesthetic OTC contents levels are well within the limits of the law. The same applies to anaesthetics used during the permanent eyeliner procedure.
The work table will be assembled with one-time-use accessories. If a pre-procedure anaesthetic was applied, it is removed in a timely manner in accordance with manufacturer instructions, a sterilized needle will be opened, the needle assembled into the device and the procedure begins.

Typically, OTC eye products (eyewash, eye drops, etc.) are used throughout the permanent eyelinerprocedure.
Aftercare instructions are normally provided and some technicians provide products if any are called out in the instructions.

A follow up appointment is normally scheduled in four to eight weeks, depending on the age of the client to determine how the eyeliner procedure healed and if any further work is needed

Lipliner

Are you tired of refreshing your lip liner and/or lipstick several times during the day? Do the current all day lipstick brands make your lips dry or chapped? Would you like a professional opinion regarding the appearance of your lips and what can be accomplished with permanent cosmetics toward a more symmetric and fuller appearance? Is your inventory of lipsticks getting financially out of hand and a burden to keep fresh and environmentally clean? Are you aware that in 2004 the FDA banned cow brains in lipsticks due to mad cow disease? One has to wonder what else is in this pretty container that we would not find attractive if we were just made aware. Do you wish you had some of the natural colouring you had when you were younger? If so,permanent cosmetic lip liner is for you!

A natural appearing permanent cosmetic lip liner can be applied to give more definition, correct unevenlips, which will result in a fuller appearance. The procedure also helps prevent lipstick from bleeding and can minimize the appearance of wrinkles.

Full lip colour can be applied in either a natural hue or a more vivid one. Wear your permanent lip colour alone in a natural tone or apply different shades of lipstick over your permanent lip colour for those occasions when you prefer a more dramatic look. You will find that the colour lasts much longer when applied over permanent cosmetic lip colour.

Because the colouring and shape of the natural lip is unpredictable, it is common for a technician to request you attend a consultation before an appointment for the actual procedure is scheduled. At the consultation, your colour and shape objectives and probability of success with permanent cosmetic pigments and techniques will be discussed.
Permanent cosmetic professionals typically ask if you have ever had a cold sore or fever blister on the lips and if so what seems to be the trigger to this condition. If your answer to this question is “yes,” you will in all likelihood be requested to speak to your medical provider regarding a medication formulated specifically for a breakout, an antiviral medication.

If you and the consulting technician have agreed to go forward and schedule an appointment, the technician may suggest the timing does not coincide with any important events. Lips appear very vibrant for a few days after the initial procedure and dryness associated with the healing process requires the application of a moisturizing product. As with any artistic appearance enhancement service, techniques will vary from technician to technician.
The actual permanent cosmetic lip procedure varies as there are numerous devices that prevent cross contamination that technicians may use. The choices are the coil machine, the linear device (the Neo Tat), the digital rotary machines, the permanent cosmetic pen rotaries, and the manual device. All, when used in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Blood borne Pathogens guidelines, are safe. You may ask to see the attendance certificate indicating your permanent cosmetic professional has attended an OSHA Blood borne Pathogens class. If there is permit, registration, or licensing required in your area, you should also look for the appropriate documents, which are required to be posted in plain sight, to ensure the cosmetic tattoo artist is compliant with state and local laws.

Some technicians will use a pre-procedure anaesthetic, some do not. If a pre-procedure anaesthetic is used and the technician is not a physician or working under the direction of a physician, it will be an over-the-counter (OTC) level anaesthetic which has proved to be quite effective. If you are working with an SPCP member technician, the anaesthetic is likely to be supplied by an SPCP supplier member who ensures anaesthetic OTC contents levels are well within the limits of the law. The same would apply to anaesthetics used during the permanent cosmetic lip procedure.

The work table will be assembled with one-time-use accessories. If a pre-procedure anaesthetic was applied, it is removed in a timely manner in accordance with manufacturer instructions, a sterilized needle will be opened, the needle assembled into the device and the procedure begins.

Aftercare instructions are normally provided and some technicians provide products if any are called out in the instructions.

A follow up appointment is normally scheduled in four to eight weeks, depending on the age of the client, to determine how the lip tattoo procedure healed and if any further work is needed.