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 eyeliner procedure.
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.