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What is Permanent Makeup?
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  Permanent makeup, also known as Intradermal Pigmentation, is a revolutionary method of applying natural pigments into the dermal layer of skin. This state-of-the-art technique is medically proven and specifically designed to be completely safe.

  Permanent makeup is used for a variety of cosmetic enhancements such as permanent eyebrows, eye liner, and lip liner/color. Other permanent makeup procedures include vitiligo, scar camouflage, areola restoration, hairline enhancement, and more. Permanent makeup has also been used to cover-up stretchmarks, birthmarks, freckles/age spots, and uneven skin discolorations.

Let’s explain a few more popular procedures.

Lip Liner/Color

  The Intradermal Pigmentation procedure 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 the surrounding skin. Many people request a soft pink, similar to the lip color to that of an infant, for those who want a natural look. Others may desire a dramatic effect.



  The Intradermal Pigmentation procedure for eyebrows can mimic the appearance of hair in the brow line. Anyone who desires more fullness of the brows will love the procedure (and the time saved not applying makeup!) Those who used to apply pencil can go swimming, play tennis, or wipe their forehead without the embarrassment of losing their eyebrows. Those suffering from alopecia (hair loss) are pleasantly surprised at how natural it looks.



  A subtle, natural look, mimicking thousands of tiny eyelashes with the implantation of pigments in the lash line is popular with both male and female clients. Additional shadowing of color can be added for a soft natural liner or a more bold, definite line can be achieved. Ophthalmologists recommend Intradermal Cosmetic procedures for those who are allergic to conventional makeup and for those wearing contact lenses.

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How to Find the Right Technician for You

*In the state of Minnesota, all tattooing is a licensed service, all permanent makeup technicians in the state of Minnesota MUST be licensed with the state of MN.  To find a licensed tech go online to MN Dept of Health, and go under the licensed tattoo tech and you can find out if the tech that is going to work on you is licensed.

*Experience, don’t take their word for it ask for references, recent client references.  Also, look at before and after pictures.

*Are they insured, this is important if something were to go wrong.

*Ask if they have corrective experience.  Do they correct badly done procedures, and ask for before and after pictures.

*Pricing, don’t go with the cheapest procedure, if you do you may be paying for another, to repair the first procedure.  Make sure they are doing what you want.

*Communication skills, make sure your tech is listening to you, if they are trying to redo what you want, or are telling you that it will take more than one procedure to get what your wanting.   Your tech should be doing what your wanting, you should be the final okay on shape, color. 

*Just make sure you feel comfortable with anyone doing a procedure on you, if your not leave the appointment.  If the tech  has a problem with that, they are not the tech you want working on your face.

*This is your face, and you should be the deciding factor in all issues.

Who Benefits from Permanent Makeup?

•   Men as well as women
•  Busy people with little time to apply makeup
•  People with allergies to conventional makeup
•  Anyone who desires freedom and convenience from daily makeup application
•  Those who are physically incapable of applying makeup
•  Athletic persons and those with oily skin who tend to shed makeup easily
•  Burn survivors and people with flaws in their skin
•  Men and women who seek correction of asymmetrical facial features
•  Entertainers, actresses, and models – such as Elizabeth Taylor, Dolly Parton, Raquel Welch, Cher, and others
•  Men and women who wish to look their best all of the time!

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Common FAQs

– Whats the difference between the Tradional Tattooing process and Permanent Makeup?
Where both procedures involve tattooing the skin, in traditional tattooing, pigment is added to the third layer of the skin, where in permanent makeup pigment is added the second layer of the skin called the Dermis, creating a final result of a soft blend of color to the tattooed area.

– Is this procedure painful?
Topical anesthetic creams/liquids are used to minimize discomfort.

– Do I have a choice of colors?
Definitely! There’s a wide spectrum if colors that you may choose from.

– Do I have a choice in the placement of pigments?
Of course. You will be fully aware during the procedure, instructing the technician where you wish the implants to be located.

– What is involved in 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 one to six weeks while the pigmentation matures and reaches its final color.

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Permanent Reflections
1071 Cty Hwy 10, Suite 220, Spring Lake Park, Mn 55432
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