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Frequently Asked Questions

Answers for you

How long does the treatment take?

At TRACYV, semi-permanent makeup service usually takes about 3 hours on the first visit.  Touch up visit which is around 6-8 weeks later after the initial visit will take around 2 hours.  During the first session, the part of selected service will be carefully is shaped and designed to the client’s preference, then pigment is applied.  


How long does Semi-Permanent Makeup take to heal?

 Depends on which semi-permanent makeup service you have, healing will take about ten days.  In that time any redness will fade and the initial darkness of the eyebrows will begin to lighten. The color will lighten or darken over about thirty days as it completely sets in. 


Why is it necessary to do a touch up?

 Touch up is necessary because everyone heals differently and therefore the outcomes vary. Sometimes it is necessary to adjust the color and brow thickness by adding more strokes. In the touch up session, the final adjustments are made to assure the client’s satisfaction.  


Can the touch up be done in less than six weeks?

 This is not recommended because the healing needs to be completed before the final results are seen. Final adjustments should only be done after the initial work has stabilized. 


How long does Semi Permanent Makeup last?

Generally any Semi-Permanent Makeup will last from 18 months to 3 years  depending on skin type-normal, oily, or dry and age -young or mature.  It is not permanent like a tattoo, because the pigments are not implanted so deeply into the skin. Skincare also affects the duration of the pigments. Touch up visit may be done every 2 to 3 years.


Are there any post-procedure instructions?

Yes, Post-Care instructions will be covered carefully with you by your PMU artist.

Who should NOT have Semi-Permanent Makeup service?

  • Those using Accutane

  • Anyone with a heart condition or is using heart medications

  • Anyone with diabetes will need a physician’s approval.

  • Anyone with skin diseases or inflammations.

  • Anyone who had Botox in the last two weeks.

  • Anyone who has gotten a deep tan or chemical peel in the last two weeks.

  • Anyone who requires anesthetic and is allergic to lidocaine, tetracaine, or epinephrine.

  • Anyone with serious medical conditions should consult with their doctors and obtain their approval.

  • Anyone pregnant or nursing.

  • Anyone on blood thinning medications.


What are some of the risks and complications with Semi-Permanent Makeup?

 Proper procedures and precautions are used to ensure safe procedures. Either sterilized tools or disposable tools are used in a sanitized environment. When pre and post care instructions are followed the risk of complications are minimal. Allergic reactions to pigments are very rare, but sometimes occur. For this reason, a pigment patch test for those with sensitive skin or to topical makeup product, gold , silver, nickel, or hair dyes should be patch tested a few days in advance of the procedure. 


Is Semi-Permanent Makeup painful?

 The level of discomfort is relatively minor. For brows, some liken it to tweezing two to three hairs at the same time. Usually a topical anesthetic is used to numb the area being worked. Topical anesthetics are safe and may contain lidocaine, tetracaine and epinephrine. Redness and slight swelling in the area is common after the procedure. Often clients liken the feeling to a slight sunburn. Frequently Tylenol is used to deaden any discomfort. 


What if I don’t like the result?

 Carefully choose your practitioner. Compare the work of various artists and have consultation visit with the artist before having your procedure done with her/him. Discuss your expectations and desired outcome, including the shape, style, and color you wish with the artist. Realize that faces are never perfectly symmetrical. Adjustments may be made during touch up, such as pigment discoloration and color correction. 

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