Are you Certified?
Absolutely! I have taken continuing education and will never stop learning.
Whats the difference between the Traditional Tattooing process and Permanent Makeup?
Where both procedures involve tattooing the skin, in traditional tattooing, pigment is added to the third layer of the skin, where in permanent makeup pigment is added to the second layer of the skin, called the Dermis, creating a final result of a soft blend of colour to the tattooed area.
Is this procedure painful?
Strong Topical anesthetics are used to minimize discomfort. I specialize in pain management. Lips tend to be the most painful procedure.
How should I prepare for my appointment to help achieve the best outcome?
Ideally, no coffee or caffeinated beverages the day of the procedure.
Avoid heavy salted foods in the 2 days prior and 2 days after.
Drink extra water the day prior and be well hydrated and fed prior to appointment.
No workouts or sweating the day of the procedure and one week after. Sweating will open the pores and produce oils.
No Aspirin, Alcohol, Omega’s and Vitamin type Oils 72 hours prior, unless prescribed by a physician. Do NOT stop taking any prescribed medications. Tylenol and acetaminophen are fine to take before or after a procedure.
No eyeliners will be performed if there is any history of Glaucoma, suspected Glaucoma, lash growth formulas are being used, or lash extensions are applied. Lashes must be removed and no presence of adhesive remains. Please consult with Carol if you have questions.
Do I have a choice of colours?
Definitely! There’s a wide spectrum of colours you may choose from.
Do I have a choice in the placement of pigments?
Absolutely. During your procedure, together we will decide on design, placement and the color will be determined together.
Will my permanent cosmetics be “Perfect”?
No. Expecting perfection in anything is not realistic expectations. There are many factors which can affect both permanent cosmetics and wigs. Realizing that limitations exists paramount when considering permanent cosmetics or hair replacement. Reasonable expectations are very important. I am very skilled ~ however I am not a magician. There are some things beyond my control. Likewise, some people are simply not great candidates for certain types of procedures due to their skin type, body chemistry, lifestyle, health conditions, medications or surgeries. A private consultation before your procedure begins allows you to ask questions about which technique works best for your skin type and lifestyle.
What is involved in recovery?
There will be slight swelling and redness in the skin, which will subside quickly. You may resume most normal activities immediately after the procedure.
What Are some things that could affect the outcome of my procedure?
There are some things beyond my control. The aftercare is important and cannot be overlooked. There are things you should know to protect your new cosmetic procedures.
Sun - exposure to UV is constant and year round and especially affects brows. Sun exposed skin will cause extreme fading and can change the tone of your cosmetics as colors fade. Sunscreen is a must after healing to protect the brows from fading and unwanted tones.
Body Chemistry - the speed of each individual's body to absorb pigment is different for every face. The rate of skin rejuvenation, the colors used, medications taken, the amount of fluid produced during the procedure, vitamin deficiencies and failure to follow instructions can affect the intensity of the color implanted.