|* When researching Semi-Permanent make-up, ask yourself the following questions:|
• Is the Linergist experienced?
• What types of equipment and products are being used?
• Are they licensed by the state of Illinois Department of Public
* My Philosophy
My name is Suzie and I am a Linergist® who has been practicing permanent make-up and semi-permanent make-up for years. I am committed to providing the most innovative and safest service for my clients. In my experiences in this field, I have been unsatisfied with the semi-permanent products on the market. Therefore, I have tried numerous companies and have found Long-Time-Liner® to be the best in quality by a long shot. Long-Time-Liner® was founded in Germany 25 years ago and manufactures their products in accordance to the latest technology developed from the research with dermatologists, plastic surgeons, cosmeticians, professional make-up artists, and doctors. It’s a company that I trust and feel confident about using because the results meet my high standards for beautiful, flattering appearances.
I value each person’s desire to look their best and I believe that in order to be satisfied with any beauty decisions, one needs to be well-informed. This is why I stress the important of consultations. Consultations are just as important as the procedure itself because it requires conversation and careful consideration between my clients and me, the artist. My concept of beauty revolves around the enhancement of your natural and timeless beauty. It is an honor for me to take part in helping clients achieve their best appearance.
* The Rise of Semi-Permanent Make-up
Cosmetic tattoos began from the influence of body art tattoos. Incorporating the same technique to permanently place make-up on their face, women saw it as a solution to reapplying make-up everyday. Over time the cosmetic tattoos, also called permanent make-up, became problematic because it looked unnatural. It was permanent. And most inks discolored to a bluish-gray. Women were permanently stuck with a look that they were unsatisfied with.
As time passed, it was clear that the chemicals and techniques used to tattoo bodies were not compatible with facial skin. Facial skin is thinner and more sensitive. Using technological advances, semi-permanent make-up uses products designed for sensitive facial skin. Additionally, the technique of applying semi-permanent make-up results in a more natural look that is only semi-permanent. You won’t be stuck with one decision for the rest of your life! Women are forced to make commitments every day, in almost all areas of life. You don’t need to do that with your make-up.
* Misconceptions about Semi-Permanent Make-up
Semi-Permanent Make-up is often confused with cosmetic tattoos. They are NOT the same and we will explain why. Cosmetic tattoo, also known as permanent make-up, is an older technique that may use ink for body tattoos. For cosmetic tattoos, the ink is placed in the layer of the skin known the dermis or even deeper to the subcutis. Cosmetic tattoos are permanent and will not disappear. They tend to look unnatural and can be a drastic change. Lastly, cosmetic tattoos discolor over time to a bluish gray.
Semi-Permanent Make-up is the newest innovation for beauty and is an upgrade from cosmetic tattoos. The biggest difference is that semi-permanent make-up is NOT permanent. Semi-permanent make-up is less invasive because it is placed under the top layer of the skin, the epidermis. Another big difference is that out semi-permanent make-up uses pigments from naturally derived mineral origins and the color composition is made to fade over time with no discoloration, the shade only gets lighter and lighter through the exfoliation of the epidermis. Semi-permanent make-up lasts about 1-3 years, depending on skin metabolism, type, and the environment. The major benefit of semi-permanent make-up is that you don’t have to commit to the same look for the rest of your life. Hence the name semi-permanent: the make-up is permanently placed for a limited amount of time, usually 1-3 years, You have the freedom to change the shape and color as your preferences change, heavy lip liner was popular? We imagine that anyone who gad lip liner permanently tattooed is having regrets now that the trend has passed in favor more subtly defined lips. Our method is to enhance a woman’s natural beauty by helping fill in areas of the brows, creating darker and fuller lashes, or balancing out shape and applying sheer color for the lips. Semi-permanent make-up is a great solution for women looking to save time applying make-up by being an easy base to work on or providing a naturally beautiful, fresh-faced look that they can wear every day!
* What is needed for the best Semi-Permanent
COLOR: The quality of the semi-permanent make-up color is the most important, because this is the product being placed inside your skin. It’s important that you know that you’re receiving high quality products for your semi-permanent make-up. Be sure to find out where the color was manufactured and how. *Note: semi-permanent make-up colors should be MRI safe since it shouldn’t have heavy metals like most tattoo inks.
Another reason why the quality of the color is so important is because properly manufactured color compositions have the correctly-sized pigment molecules. If the molecules of the pigment are too small, they can smear underneath the skin and become blurry or even migrate away from the original shape. If the molecules are too large, they can appear blocky and even pixelated on the skin. However, the greatest risk for poorly manufactured color is discoloration. No matter how skilled the semi-permanent make-up artist is, if the color quality is poor the long-term results will be unsatisfying.
EQUPIMENT: The equipment used is of utmost importance. Some argue that tattoos done by hand tools are the most accurate and safe, but for semi-permanent make-up this may not be the case. Long-Time-Liner® is a manufacturer that partners with dermatologist, plastic surgeons, and doctors to develop their products. Long-Time-Liner® devices have optimal settings suited for eyebrows, eyeliner, lips, etc. The machine’s settings place the color at the appropriate depth within the skin with constant accuracy that no human hand can replicate. This allows for a precise and safe procedure.
SHAPE: The shape of semi-permanent make-up is created in partnership with the decision made by the client and the Linergist® during the consultation. It is important for the shape of any semi-permanent make-up to be chosen carefully. The goal is to choose semi-permanent make-up that compliments the natural features of the client.
* The Process
We do a thorough and personalized make-up consultation before the procedure. After the confirmation of the shape and color by the client, we then pigment the area. A follow-up appointment is scheduled 2-3 weeks after the first procedure. The results are carefully examined because everyone’s skin heals differently.
In the first week after your treatment, the color may become lighter. If your semi-permanent make-up fades significantly after the first placement, there is no need to be alarmed. This is a natural process; as we are depositing the pigments into the superficial layer of the skin, part of the color will be lost due to skin regeneration as the top layer of dead skin cells slough off. It is expected to fade and the color and shape of your semi-permanent make-up will be finalized in the follow-up treatment, which is included in the initial treatment price.
Lastly, we want this process to be gradual. Our goal is to give a natural look that compliments your features. Have you ever seen someone get an eyebrow tattoo and it’s so noticeable and dramatic? We don’t want this to happen. We gradually change your look, to others it looks like you may have done your make-up a little different that day. In time, they get used to the gradual changes, and can’t notice what you’ve done! The only way they’ll know is if you let them in on the beauty secret!
Like any cosmetic procedure, there are possible risks. We are committed to provide all relevant information and help determine whether semi-permanent make-up is right for you.
** Our Natural Line is the only licensed by the State of
Illinois Department of Public Health in this area.