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FAQ

  • What is Permanent Makeup (PMU)?
    Permanent Makeup, also called Cosmetic Tattoos and/or Micropigmentation, is a cosmetic technique which uses various methods to implant pigment into the skin, mimicking the look of makeup. Results can range from natural to bold, depending on the client's desired look. PMU can enhance the look of the brows, eyes, lips and simply, the overall face! Every PMU service is customized for each individual's skin tone (Fitzpatrick Scale), face shape, skin type, etc. ​ ​
  • Is it safe?
    Generally, PMU is considered safe. Just like traditonal tattoos, there is always a risk of adverse reactions, infection, etc. Please rest assured that I take cleanliness very seriously. I use single-use items that will be discarded after each individual client/appointment, and for the items I can't dispose of (PMU Machine, etc.), they will be properly cleaned/disinfected/sanitized. I am trained in infection/disease control and I am trained how to properly clean/disinfect/sanitize.
  • Is it painful?
    This depends on the level of skill/techniques of your artist and mainly, if you have a high pain tolerance or not. There are other factors that can influence the level of pain, such as skin type, age, etc. I use primary numbing (before your procedure) and secondary numbing (during your procedure), unless requested otherwise, to help keep you as comfortable as possible! In general, most people are only mildly discomforted (at most). Please note that you will be more sensitive around the time of your menstrual cycle (if applicable)...What's that saying? "Beauty is pain" ;)
  • How long does Permanent Makeup last?
    In general, most Permanent Makeup can last from up to 18 months to multiple years. The longevity depends on each individual's case. Just a few of the factors that play into the lifespan of the implanted pigment are: age, skin type, health, diet, sun exposure and pre-existing conditions. Keeping up with touch-ups are the best way to keep your Permanent Makeup looking fresh and it's best. Individuals with oily skin tend to need touch-ups sooner than those with normal and dry skin. Even though the technique of Permanent Makeup is considered to be semi-permanent, there is always a chance that the pigment will never fully fade. In general, any pigment that is implanted into healthy skin will (usually) remain there permanently, it just depends on variable fading.
  • How long does the appointment take?
    The duration of the appointment depends on different variables. For some services, I will apply topical anesthetic, which takes 15-20 minutes to numb the skin. I like to take my time with mapping (creating a custom stencil based on the individual's features), as this is one if the most important steps to having beautiful results. Mapping can take anywhere from 10-30 minutes. As for how long the actual procedure takes, this depends on which service the individual is getting and how well their skin responds to the treatment. In general, I like to leave 2-3 hours for an appointment, although some appointments can be a shorter span of time than anticipated, while others can be a longer span of time than anticipated. *Please do NOT make an appointment for me on a day that you will be rushed. If I am being rushed, you may end up with unsatisfactory results.
  • What happens during the appointment?
    Before every procedure, we will discuss your goals together and I will answer any questions/concerns you may have. I will choose a color(s) that is best suited for your individual self/goals. Next, I will map/draw a custom outline on the area that is going to be treated. My technique of mapping/drawing will be based off of your personal features and what will suit your face best. There is no universal "one size fits all" stencil, because everyone is different! I will get the final approval from you, regarding the shape and color, before starting any procedure. After you approve of the shape, I will apply a topical anesthetic onto the area that is going to be treated. Once the area is numb, then I will start the procedure.
  • Why do I need the "Perfecting Session"?"
    Since most PMU Pigments are different than traditional tattoo ink, they are intended to heal more "faded". After your initial session, the pigment can fade 20-60%, depending on the location of the treated area and various healing factors. The Perfecting Session is needed to re-define/correct any irregularities that may have occurred during the healing process, darken any areas that the client may want darker and to simply perfect that area! I always rather stay modest during the initial session and then go darker/bolder during the Perfecting Session, if my client wishes. The Perfecting Session is done 4-10 weeks after your initial procedure. The recommended time to have your Perfecting Session after your initial procedure will be based upon your skin type, age and what procedure you received. My work is not considered complete until I have competed the initial session AND the Perfecting Session.
  • Will Permanent Makeup on my eyebrows make me lose eyebrow hair?
    No, this is a common misconception. Permanent Makeup that is being performed on the eyebrows actually has the potential to stimulate the hair follicles, promoting hair growth. This is because the process of Permanent Makeup is similar to Microneedling (a cosmetic procedure that uses small, sterile needles to prick the skin, which promotes collagen production and stimulates the hair follicles).
  • Can Permanent Makeup on my lips make my lips bigger?
    Lip Blushing is a great way to fix asymmetry of the lips and to make the lips a more-even color, which may result in the appearance of fuller lips. I will not tattoo outside of the vermillion border (demarcation between lip and facial skin), as the skin on your face is very different that the skin on your lips. Tattooing past the vermillion border would result in unsatisfactory healed results.
  • What is the Fitzpatrick Scale?
    The Fitzpatrick Scale is a classification system, developed in 1975 by Thomas B. Fitzpatrick, for human skin color and how it reacts to UV light. This system is classified numerically, 1 through 6, with 1 being the lightest skin tone and 6 being the darkest and most melanin-rich.
  • How do I make an appointment?
    Book online at: https://go.booker.com/location/zazenwc/service-menu or call (610) 430-1400
  • Can I pay with Checks/Payment Plans?
    No. The only forms of payment I accept are: Cash Debit Cards Major Credit Cards.
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