1. Are you licensed and certified to perform semi-permanent make-up?
Yes, our Linergist® have completed training with Long-Time-Liner® and received licenses to perform semi-permanent make-up. They also attend annual sessions for continuing education, where they upgrade their techniques and look over the newest information. Our salon is licensed with the Illinois Department of Public Health. This means that we meet the sterilization, procedural, and licensing standards for the state.
2. What is the difference between cosmetic tattoos and semi-permanent make-up?
- May use the same ink as body tattoos
- Placed in the deeper layers of skin
- Discolors to a bluish-tray color over time
- Looks drastic and unnatural
- Permanent, difficult to alter
- Can only be removed by costly laser tattoo removal procedures, often needs multiple sessions
- Committed to one look that may become outdated
Semi-Permanent make up:
- Long-Time-Liner® colors derived of natural mineral ingredients: no synthetic chemical dyes or heavy metals
- Placed in the topmost layer of the skin
- No discoloration of the color pigment
- Enhances your features while maintaining a natural appearance
- Not Permanent. Lasts 1-3 years depending on skin metabolism and type
- Make-up will fade and disappear over time and allows clients to adjust to changing beauty trends
3. Who benefits from Semi-Permanent Make-up?
- Wants to save time in the morning
- Wears make-up everyday
- Wants to improve the appearance of their lips, eyes and eyebrows
- Wants to change the shape/size of their lips and eyebrows
- Are sensitive or allergic to cosmetics
- Are athletes or active individuals, especially aquatic sports individuals
- Are models, actors, and performers
- Have Hypopigmentation
- Have scars or burns
- Suffer from hair loss
4. How long does Semi-Permanent Make-up last?
Semi-Permanent Make-up can last 1-3 years depending on skin metabolism, type, and external factors such as sun damage. The more skin you shed and regenerate, the lighter the color will be.
5. How many appointments will I need?
We require a consultation before any procedure to customize a look that suits you and a follow-up appointment 2-3 weeks after the procedure. It is normal for the make-up to fade after the first appointment.
6. Why can’t I just get Semi-Permanent make-up done once?
From the way semi-permanent make-up is formulated and placed, the color will fade. This is because our color is made from natural mineral ingredients and the depth of the skin we pigment. Tattoo ink doesn’t fade after being placed because of its harsh properties and also it is usually placed way deeper in the skin. Secondly, we require a follow-up because we want our clients to be happy with the results. For the best results, semi-permanent make-up is applied, the skin naturally heals, and then the area is followed-up 2-3 weeks later.
7. Does it hurt?
We apply a local anesthesia cream where the semi-permanent make-up will be placed. Generally the process is not painful, but everyone’s pain tolerance is different. We have never had a client unable to finish a procedure because it was too painful.
8. Will the site of the semi-permanent make-up be red? How long does that last?
Usually there is minimal redness to the skin. Some people are more sensitive than others and will show some redness. For sensitive people, the redness usually disappears within 24 hours.
9. How do I take care of my skin afterwards? Can I wash my face?
Do not use cosmetics or skincare products that contain soaps or oils on the freshly pigmented make-up. Only use lukewarm water; use of skincare products during healing may extract the pigmentation. To keep your semi-permanent make-up color vibrant, it is recommended to have a touch up treatment annually.
10. Do I need to pay for the first follow-up appointment?
The follow-up appointment scheduled 2 weeks after the first placement is included in the price of the services. Any touch-ups requested in the future will be changed at a touch-up fee.
11. Do you perform corrective permanent make-up procedure? How about medical pigmentation correction?
Yes, we have clients who have had bad permanent make-up done from other locations. We are able to correct the previous mistakes by camouflaging the area to your skin color and fixing the shape.
Yes, offer medical pigmentation correction for skin abnormalities such as Vitiligo and Hypopigmentation, scars from accidents, burns, surgical scars, and we even offer reconstructive areola pigmentation. Come in for a consultation!
** Our Natural Line is the only licensed by the State of Illinois Department of Public Health in this area.