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FAQ

What are the differences between Conventional Permanent Makeup and Organic Semi-Permanent Makeup?

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What is Organic Permanent Makeup?

Organic Semi-Permanent Make-up is a state of the art technique of applying organic pigments into the outer layer of the skin. A micro-needle power pen is used that is 100% safe. This causes no downtime, takes 20 to 40 minutes and lasts 2 to 5 years.
Eyebrows : with OP make-up the eyebrows can mimic the appearance of hair in the brow line. Anyone who desires a more full hair like stroke will love this procedure and the time it will save them 24/7 . Those who apply pencil can now go swimming, go to the gym and wipe their forehead without the embarrassment of losing their eyebrows. Alopecia, Trichotilloma, post-chemo patients are always surprised at how natural it looks.
Eyeliner: With OP make-up you may achieve a subtle, natural look, mimicking thousands of tiny eyelashes, achieving a lash enhancement look. The implantation of organic pigments on the lash line is very popular with both male and female clients. Additional shadowing of color can be added for a soft natural liner or a bold defined line may be achieved. Ophthalmologists recommend intradermal cosmetic procedures for those who are allergic to conventional make-up or those wearing contact lenses.
Lip Liner: Op Make-Up procedures for lip color is beautiful! It can appear to change the size and shape of the lips as well as the color. This procedure helps prevent lipstick from bleeding into surrounding skin. A soft pink similar to the color of a newborn baby is popular for those wanting a natural look. A more dramatic color may be achieved if desired. Also, the Kiss Lip procedure is very popular for those that want to have fuller, natural looking lips.

Who benefits from Permanent Make-Up?

Men as well as Women
Busy people with little time to apply make-up
People with allergies to conventional make-up
Anyone who desires freedom from daily make-up application
Those that incapable of physically applying make-up
Those who are active in sports
Those with oily skin who tend to smear make-up easily
Those suffering from Aloprecia, Vitiligo and Trichotillomania
Men and women who desire to have an enhanced fresh and natural appearance

Is the procedure painful?

Topical anesthesia is used to minimize discomfort. In addition to the micro-needle power pen, it causes minimal to no pain.

How long does Organic Semi-Permanent Make-up last?

Organic Semi-permanent make-up lasts on average up to 2-5 years. As the skin ages and fashions change, clients have the ability to update their look.
Touch-ups can be done annually. However, most clients get retouched once every year or two to maintain their desired look or even change the color and shape. If it is not maintained, your body will start to break down the applied pigments and fade.

Do I need to schedule a consultation?

A consultation is required prior to your procedure. The procedure can be conducted directly after the consultation. During the consultation, we discuss shape design, color and undertones. All procedures are drawn on to the skin prior to the procedure. During this process we consider the frame of the face to apply the appropriate shapes and colors to suit your skin.

How long is my downtime?

There is no downtime. You may go to work immediately after the procedure. However to some aging skin, you may experience some redness and minimal swelling around the eyes and lip areas for 3 to 5 days.

What is involved in the recovery?

There will be slight swelling and redness in the skin, which will subside quickly. You may resume normal activities immediately after the procedure. Complete healing takes 3 to 5 days while the pigmentation matures and reaches its final natural color. You may continue your normal daily regimen without any worries.  Corrective work requires more recovery time, especially when pigment is being removed.  Everyone’s body heals differently; patience is needed during the healing process to allow the body to heal naturally.

Can Organic permanent makeup cause an allergic reaction?

Organic Permanent Makeup Pigment
What’s the buzz all about?

There are 2 types of pigment color ingredients used for permanent cosmetic makeup:

1. Iron Oxides (Inorganic)
2. Lakes (Organics)
Over 95% of the major permanent cosmetic makeup pigment manufacturers use both Organic and Inorganic cosmetic colorants in their pigment.
Permanent cosmetic application involves piercing the skin with a single or multiple sterile needles utilizing various insoluble opaque oxides, lakes and iron oxide pigments to create a semi- permanent or permanent design or decoration.

Allergic reactions in Organic pigments versus Iron Oxide pigments:
Iron oxides contain nickel and a large percentage of the population tested allergic to nickel (17.9%). Tattoo needles, including surgical grade stainless steel needles, contain nickel (8.2%). So sensitivity to pigments can and does occur, even to iron oxides. The fact that organic colorants do not contain nickel is good. Organic pigments can cause allergic reactions too. Fortunately, this is rare. Most adverse effects come from sensitivity to antibiotic ointments applied after the permanent cosmetic procedure.

In allergic reaction, the immune system starts fighting substances that are usually harmless.
This overreaction can cause a rash, itchy eyes, a runny nose, trouble breathing, nausea, and diarrhea.
There are many types of allergies:
Allergies to food
Allergies to medicine
Allergies to insect venom
Allergies to animals,
Allergies to natural rubber
Allergies to inhaled substance
Allergies to cosmetics

In conclusion:
Allergic reactions are sensitivities to substances that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract.
Allergy skin test is always a good practice.
According to FDA tattoo and permanent makeup   >>Read More…

Inorganic compounds are easily obtainable from natural sources (iron Oxide) However iron oxide fade and change color. Historically used mercury and cadmium salts and they are toxic.

Organic pigments first synthesized in mid 1800s. Satisfied need for new pigments advantages of organic pigments. They are more intense color than inorganic pigments give wider range of color and are removable with laser techniques.

Organic Permanent Make up system (OPM) is the next generation of cosmetic tattooing:

I have been doing permanent make up for over 19 years, and I was frustrated with iron oxide pigments color changing 3-6 months post procedure. I saw clients are walking around with blue, red, or purple eyebrows. That’s being said, the shape was good but the color wasn’t, and it was a discouragement for these clients to tell others to do permanent make up. Who wants to walk around with colored eyebrows that look unnatural?
Every time I used iron oxide pigments in the past, blood comes out and pigments don’t stay in, so I would go over and over to insert the pigments in the skin and I came to discover that I caused further damage to the skin, and after 2 weeks of healing I lost about 40%-60% of the pigments.
I came also to find out that alcohol is an irritant to the skin and causes cell damage.
Please read about ethanol in cosmetic product: >>Read More…
A study that set out to test whether ethanol, of the kind used in cosmetics, caused apoptosis in human skin cells. It concluded that ethanol was toxic to cells in both a dose- and time-dependent manner and increased the percentage of cells undergoing apoptosis. The conclusion was that “even at low concentrations, ethanol may induce apoptosis in skin cells”.

Soon later and after working closely with experts, I was able to design this unique and only US patent pigment (OPM) system. It is formulated for each skin type. It is water based and they are easy to insert in to the skin. OPM system is alcohol free, easy to use and there is no color changing.

Still confused about organic and inorganic, let’s look at the facts:

It is true and it is a fact that iron oxide based pigments change color after 3-6 month, and that’s being said it lead potential clients to say I don’t want to do permanent make up because my friend’s eyebrows are blue, or red, etc…

OPM pigments are concentrated and they are water based and you don’t need to reapply them so many times, just one pass and the pigment stay in the skin.

OPM system is unique in every aspect: concentrated pigments and gentle machine to insert our pigments with gentle penetration causing minimal or no bleeding or down time.

For more information about OPM system, please call our master trainer, Lorine, at (310)592-4292 to learn more about the next generation of permanent make up.