Semi-Permanent Makeup FAQ
At Amour Beauty Lounge we are passionate about Beauty and You.
With Semi-Permanent Makeup becoming an increasingly popular procedure, we ensure you we are up to date with the latest techniques. We see to it that you receive the best care and attention during your visit.
WHAT IS COSMETIC TATTOOING?
It is used as a means of implanting semi permanent color pigmentation beneath the surface of the skin that resemble makeup, enhancing colors of the skin on face, lips, and eyelids. Thus enhancing the natural features of your face.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COSMETIC TATTOOING AND STANDARD BODY TATTOOING?
Body tattooing uses ink while cosmetic tattooing uses pigmentation that will fade over time.
This fading allows you to change your appearance over the years.
Cosmetic tattooing also does not go as deep as body tattooing so it is not permanent.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MICRO BLADING AND MICRO PIGMENTATION?
They are both semi permanent cosmetic procedures.
Micro blading is a manual process that uses a special thin blade to draw on individual hair strokes one by one giving them a natural hair look.
Micro blading is perfect for those who want to fully reconstruct, define, cover gaps, or fill-in over plucked brows.
Micro pigmentation – uses a machine with a pen like tip that deposits the pigmentation deeper into the skin and as a result the line is thicker.
As the pigmentation is deposited deeper into the skin the healing time is longer as a result.
This technique does work better for people with oily skin.
CAN YOU DO LIGHT COLOURED HAIR?
Yes, our product comes from the UK and we can mix any color to match any hair color in a cool or dark tone all depending on your depending on your preference.
DOES IT HURT?
Everyone has a different tolerance for pain. You will experience some discomfort. However, we use a very effective topical anesthetic gel that will numb the area before and during your procedure.
IS THERE AN AGE RESTRICTION?
Yes, you must be over the age of 18 to have any semi permanent procedure done.
CAN I HAVE A PROCEDURE DONE WHILE PREGNANT OR NURSING?
As a precaution, we do not perform cosmetic tattooing on pregnant or nursing women.
As we do not want to put you or your baby to undergo any stress.
HOW LONG DOES COSMETIC TATTOOING LAST?
Many factors will affect the length of your tattoo.
Lifestyle, skin type, your overall health, and other skin care regimens will play a role in the length of time for your tattoo.
As it is a semi permanent tattoo it will fade over time with the average being 3-5 years.
You can refresh the color after 1 year at a 50% discount.
After 2 years give us a call and we can give you a price.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NEEDED?
Your eyebrows require 2 appointments. Your initial appointment and a touch up appointment. Your first appointment is about 2 hours and your 4 week touch up appointment is 1 1/2 hours.
We recommend you book them at the same time as we book up quickly and it is important that you have your 4-week appt scheduled in advance. We advise you do not cancel or rescheduled this appointment.
DO YOU FIX OTHER PEOPLE’S WORK?
We do not fix other people’s work.
If you require a touch up from a tattoo done some place else we will have to redo them completely. There are many factors involved such as the color.
If color correction is needed it could cost more because the work involved.
Please call the salon and speak to us directly so we can assess your individual case.
WHAT IS THE HEALING PROCESS?
Each client’s skin responds differently to these treatments.
Immediately after the procedure you will have minimal redness and slight swelling and this will disappear in a few hours. The area will be tender for a day or so.
During the initial healing period, there will be minimal scabbing or flaking of the skin. If there is some scabbing or flaking, do not pick, and allow the scab or dry skin to come off on its own.
We recommend you take an Advil to alleviate the pain if needed.
WHAT FACTORS WILL AFFECT MY COSMETIC TATTOO?
Exposure to the sun: as the UV rays affect your skin it will also affect your tattoo. We recommend shielding them and to use sunblock when out in the sun.
Any health conditions as they affect your body chemistry.
Skin care regimens such as chemical peels. Depending on the salon you go to have these type of procedures done and the care taken with the tattooed area.
WHAT WILL IT LOOK LIKE RIGHT AFTER THE PROCEDURE?
For 4 days following it will look darker and thicker but will slowly lighten over the next few weeks.
It will start to scab after 4 days and the first hint of the true color will appear after approximately 10 days.
WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER MY EYEBROW PROCEDURE?
It is important to not get the area wet or to apply anything other than what is advised in the After Care Pamphlet you will receive at your initial appointment.
No swimming, hot yoga or the gym.
No exposure to the sun for 2 weeks.
Only rinse your face twice a day for first 10 – 14 days, no soap, shampoo or chemicals of any kind are to be used on your face or touch your tattooed area.
No makeup, ointments, creams of any kind for the first 2 weeks.
You will be given a special ointment to apply to the tattooed area. Apply this and only this.
A good sunscreen should be applied daily AFTER healing and is required to help keep colour true. As with any tattoo, sun exposure will make the colour soften faster.
You will be given an After Care Sheet at the appointment outlining everything you need to do.
WILL COSMETIC TATTOOING WORK WELL FOR ME?
Have full and nicely shaped eyebrows enhance our appearance.
With normal skin and good overall health the tattoo will last longer.
Oily skin and some health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and if you are a smoker will affect the length of the tattoo.
It is best to call us to discuss your individual situation at 604-371-1668.
IS IT SAFE?
Our tattoo artist was trained but the best in the industry.
Everything we use meets the strictest of health and safety standards. The needle is one time use only. It comes sterile wrapped and we use gloves.
We sanitize before, between and after each client with hospital grade disinfectants.
WHAT DOES IT COST?
Micro Blading is $650 plus tax.
Micro Pigmentation is $650 plus tax.
(This includes your 4 – week touch up appointment)
Full Lips: $800
Camouflage: $100 and up
Correction: $150 and up
All appointments require a $100 deposit and 2 weeks notice to change or cancel. If your appointment is changed or cancelled for any reason within 2 weeks you will forfeit your deposit.
THAT SEEMS EXPENSIVE?
At first glance it can yes. If we average the cost over the 2 years it breaks down to $22.80 per month. This is less than we would spend on a coffee and it frees up the time and energy not having to worry about applying makeup and having it come off in water or while sweating.
HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?
Please call us at 604-371-1668 and we will get you scheduled in. A deposit of $100 is required at the time of booking. This will then be applied to your total amount due.
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
We require a $100 deposit when booking your appointment. This is then deducted from the total amount due. 2-weeks notice is required to cancel or change your appointment.
If you have given less than 2 weeks notice you simply forfeit your deposit.
DO YOU TRAVEL?
No, we do not. We are located in Langley at Unit 101A 8399 200th Street.
WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
We accept CASH, CREDIT CARD (Visa and Mastercard) and Debit payments. If you require another method please call us at 604-371-1668 to discuss.
IS THERE A GUARANTEE?
There are no implied or written guarantees if you do not take care of your tattoo as we advise you to.
The salon owner, Quin, works ONE-ON-ONE with every client. She guarantees her work and her tattoos.
Much time is spent to ensure that you have determined the shape and talked about all of your concerns before she starts the procedure. She ensures you are 100% comfortable and always makes time for you.
You get personal access to her. She provides you with her personal cell phone number if you have any questions, concerns or issues after the procedure.
Unit 101A 8399 200th Street
Langley, BC V2Y 3C2
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