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Permanent Makeup was the first service offered by Mina Grasso in 1996, when she formed the company Allure Permanent Cosmetics. A year later, Allure Permanent Cosmetics grew to offer many additional medical and spa services, which led Mina and Dr. Grasso to create the First Medspa in the Inland Empire, and change the company name to Allure Image Enhancement, Inc. in 1997. Allure Image has offered Permanent Makeup (Cosmetics) as a service to the Inland Empire for the last 20 years.
Permanent Makeup or Permanent Cosmetics refers to the application of colored pigments to the skin, providing the client the appearance of applied makeup 24/7. Permanent Makeup utilizes different techniques and devices to make micro insertion points into skin for the colored micro pigments. Permanent Makeup is most commonly applied to eyebrows, lips, and eyeliner. However, these techniques are also used for the correction of scars, vitiligo, and areola restoration.
- Convenient for anyone who is short on time.
- Patients who cannot physically apply makeup.
- Patients with sparse eyebrows.
- Patients with eyesight challenges.
- Patients with faint eyebrow or eyelash color.
- Patients allergic to makeup.
Your service provider will discuss your goals and expectations with the procedure. The service provider will work with you to obatin the shape and color your desire. The area is first cleansed and a topical anesthetic is applied to make the procedure more comfortable. A handpiece connected to a power source or handpiece connected to a microblade will place the pigment throughout the skin. The different techniques will be discussed with you prior to the application of pigment.
You should expect slight swelling and redness of the skin. You can resume regular activities after the procedure. However, depending on the area treated, you should avoid wearing makeup and contact lenes, entire the treated skin has healed. You will want to avoid direct sun expores until skin has healed. You will obatin your final results in roughly 2 to 3 weeks.
- Undergoing chemotherapy
- Pregnant or nursing diabetic
- Currently using Accutane or within 1 year
- Recently had Botox injections(consultation preferred)
- Skin conditions such as but not limited to (eczema, psoriasis, acne, cold sores, Sunburn skin)
- Viral infections or diseases
- Currently on blood thinners
- Heart conditions
- If under a doctors care for any serious medical condition. please get prior consent from your medical doctor before any permanent make up procedure
The new buzz in advanced permanent eyebrows is modern microblading micropigmentation also known as 3D Eyebrows, Eyebrow Embroidery or Feathering. Microblading is one of the oldest techniques used for cosmetic tattooing. In the last few years advanced modern tools have been developed making this technique a very sought after procedure that promotes a natural appearance. A small pencil-shaped hand instrument with disposable microblades comprised of microneedles is used. The microblading technique it a much more refined technique using much finer needles than tradition micropigmentation needles that have been used for decades. The quantity of needles and the blade types can vary.
The microblading micropigmentation hand instrument is used to delicately apply pigment as fine hair strokes with more definition and dimension resulting in the most natural-looking realistic soft eyebrows that can enhance a patient's natural features. Many patients are still afraid of getting their eyebrows tattooed largely as a result of people they know who have had cosmetic tattooing especially of the eyebrows that either had poor color selection but most often size, shape and the solid look of the tattooed eyebrows have dominated their faces.
As with tradition cosmetic micropigmentation, the eyebrow color will appear much darker the first week. After the scab formation peels, the resulting color is closer to the end resulting color. This technique should enhance color retention longer than tradition methods. The color should last about 1-2 years.
Microblading is becoming a very popular technique for cosmetic micropigmentation of eyebrows in various parts of the world including Asia, Europe and the US. Patients are seeking information on this exciting new technique from their hair stylists, cosmetic consultants and plastic surgeons. They are all seeking a natural soft appearance of eyebrows that can enhance their natural beauty that modern microblading can offer.
At Allure Image, we have offered Permanent Makeup to the Inland Empire for the last 20 years. We have come accross some situations, where a patient had a treatment elsewhere, then came to us for a correction. Situations like this are not always easy and may involve multiple sessions. Every case is different in these types of scenarios, because there are variables to consider when performing a color correction:
- What is the color instensity of the pigment?
- Where is the pigment located?
- Is there any underlying scar tissue under the botched treatment area?
- Has Laser Tattoo Removal services been performed in the treatment area?
These are just some factors that may affect the outcome of a color correction or cover up. After a proper assessment, we can tell you if you are a candidate for this type of procedure. Also, this procedure may be performed on eyebrows that have had permanent makeup, but now have faded and are due for a touch up. The photo to the right is of a patient that wanted the appearance of Hairstrokes over an existing faded permanent makeup treatment area. Depending on the severity of the pigment, this may sometimes also be done on pigments that have faded to a pink or blue color hue. It is best to consult with our Permanent Makeup Artists, to determine if we can help you achieve the outcome you desire.
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