Forever La Belle Permanent Cosmetics
in Downtown Trussville, Alabama
Forever La Belle Permanent Cosmetics
in Downtown Trussville, Alabama
What is Permanent Cosmetics?
Permanent cosmetics, also known as cosmetic tattooing, is an exciting and fast-growing profession in the health and beauty field.
Would you like to say good-bye to applying eyeliner and lipstick? Permanent cosmetics can correct faint, partial, or absent eyebrows. Lip colored tattooing can be used to create natural lip line, cover lip scars, and bring the color of your lips to life. Perhaps best of all, eyeliner tattooing will allow you to wake up every morning with perfect eyeliner for several years.
Cosmetic tattooing also has more serious applications. It is of great benefit for anyone with medical issues involving eyesight or steadiness of hand. It can dramatically lessen the appearance of scars. And following breast reconstruction after a mastectomy, cosmetic tattooing is amazing for areola and nipple restoration.
Eyeliner defines the beauty of the eyes. It makes lashes appear thicker when not wearing mascara. Permanent cosmetic eyeliner is done by placing pigment in to the lash line to make the lashes look fuller.
Enhancement of eyebrows is important because they frame your eyes and enhance the expression of your face. Anyone who uses a pencil to draw their eyebrows will love permanent make-up. Permanent eyebrows look better than penciled-in eyebrows and are perfect for filling in sparse eyebrows. Eyebrows that are too light, too thin, sparse or non-existent can be beautifully enhanced and improved with micro pigmentation. This procedure is perfect for chemo patients and brows that have simply been diminished from over plucking.
What is microblading? Microblading is a new tattoo technique that fills brows out or reshapes them by drawing on tiny lines that look like individual hairs.
Microblading is done with a hand held tool that looks like a tiny X - ACTO knife made out of needles. This method puts ink into the skin but doesn't go as deep as a regular tattoo and so the results are semi permanent rather than permanent.
This procedure is done in two appointments. Once for your initial application and then again when the brows have fully healed there is a touch up appointment.
Permanent cosmetics can give color to pale lips, thin lips can be enlarged, and misshapen lips can be corrected. Lip color is perfect for lips that are asymmetrical, thick, thin, or have uneven vermillion borders. It will also eliminate the problem of lipstick “bleeding” into the fine lines around the mouth.
This therapy may be used to treat a wide range of skin issues from acne scars, pore size, surgical scars and wrinkles. No chemicals, toxins, or poison are used as it is a completely natural process. Clinical Needling, also known as Collagen-Induction Therapy, is a minimally invasive non-surgical and non-ablative procedure for facial rejuvenation. A specially designed microneedle stimulates your body’s natural healing response. New collagen and elastin is produced and new capillaries are formed. This treatment leads to reduction of scars, improved hydration, texture and overall skin rejuvenation. As opposed to ablative laser resurfacing, the epidermis remains intact and is not damaged. For this reason, the procedure is safely repeated as needed.
For women who have undergone mastectomies or any type of breast trauma, areola repigmentation can rejuvenate a sense of wholeness and femininity.
Here at Forever La Belle, our goal in this area is to restore your natural beauty and the self confidence so often hurt after these traumatic events. You are a survivor and will be treated with the utmost respect that you deserve.
We begin by evaluating the situation. The intention here is not only to restore lost color but to soften and lighten any
associated scarring, there by treating the breast as a whole rather than a piece at a time. This process of treating the entire breast takes a commitment of time from both the woman and the technician. However the end result is well worth the additional effort, and remember... so are you.
Can I choose the shape and color?
Yes. But it is important to realize that not all shades and shapes are suited for everyone. We will have to take measurement of your face and take special consideration to your specific skin tone in order to choose what will be best for you. Shape is always drawn and color approved by you before permanent applications are applied.
Can pigment cause an allergic reaction?
We use a pigment that is specifically designed for the unique needs of facial skin.
How do I get Started?
There is some paperwork to fill out, then we will discuss what to expect, choose colors/shapes, and take photos. Consultations require a $50 deposit (which will be applied to your procedure costs). The consultation will take approximately 30 minutes. During this time we will do a patch test using a tiny needle and the intended color you chose. Your procedure will be scheduled a week later.
What is the recovery time following a procedure?
Eyeliner usually has a down time with peeling for 3-7 days.
Eyebrows typically peel and then heal within 5-10 days.
Lips take the longest, recovery happens within 3-4 weeks.
How long does the color last?
It is permanent. There will always be color. However, over the years, pigmentation will slightly change depending on sun exposure, medications, chlorine, retina products, and body chemistry.
Anytime the skin is penetrated there is a risk of infections. At Forever LaBelle Permanent Cosmetics only single use disposable needles are used, to ensure client safety. We are current with annual blood borne pathogen exams and OSHA requirements. Upon leaving you will be given after-care instructions on proper home care.
There may be risks associated with the procedures of commercial body art, which includes permanent tattoos, body piercing and permanent cosmetic application, that may adversely affect the healing process, or may be a concern due to potential disease transmission, if you have, or have had any of the following conditions.
•History of Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C
•History of hemophilia or any other blood disorder/disease
•History of skin diseases or skin lesions
•History of sensitivities to soaps, disinfectants, etc.
•History of allergies or adverse reactions to pigments, dyes, latex, etc.
•History of epilepsy, seizures, fainting, or narcolepsy
•History of heart murmur or any heart disease/condition
•History of taking medications such as anticoagulants that thin the blood and/or interferes with blood clotting
•Pregnancy or breast feeding, nursing
Use BASIC soap (for your skin type) and no moisturizers for several days prior to your procedure. This includes NO makeup or moisturizers the day of procedure. Allow 2 hours for your makeup procedure. Consult your doctor and the permanent makeup technician before taking any medications prior to coming to your appointment. Eat well before the procedure. Avoid alcohol and caffeine.
•For an eyeliner procedure, have someone drive you home. Do not operate a vehicle yourself for 8 hrs.
•Do not wear contact lenses, as you will not be able to wear them for 48 hours.
•Do not tweeze, wax, have electrolysis or get sunburned for one week prior to treatment.
•Lip liner and full lip clients are advised to take OTC Lysine prior to appointment. (Dosage: 2X’s day for 7 days). Consult your doctor before taking any medication.
•If you have had fever blisters in the past you MUST obtain a prescription for Valtrex or equivalent prior to the procedure. Consult your doctor before taking any medication.
•If lip client and have Mitral Valve Prolapse, you MUST obtain a prescription for Prophylactic antibiotics. Consult your doctor before taking any medication.
•Do not use Aspirin or Ibuprofen (Advil) for 2 weeks prior to treatment. Use Tylenol instead.
•You can take extra vitamins and calcium prior to your appointment to help healing and reduce swelling. However, DO NOT take vitamin B.
•DO NOT take codeine prior to treatment.
Post-procedure Protective Instructions:
•Clean area several times a day by splashing cold water on affected area and pat dry. Then, reapply a very light layer of VASELINE for 4-7 days. If any itching occurs, do not scratch.
•It is natural that some flaking will occur. DO NOT PICK/SCRATCH FLAKES OR SCABS.
•DO NOT go into sun or swimming pool for two weeks. When you do go into the sun use an SPF 50 to protect your face.
•Take Advil or Tylenol, per doctor’s approval, as necessary for discomfort. Cold packs to the procedure area can be used for the first 24 hours. Apply every other 20 minutes.
•You may shower 24 hours following the procedure as usual.
•You can expect swelling, redness, bruising and bloodshot eyes following eyeliner procedure.
•Within the first 24 hours, call Forever LaBelle Permanent Cosmetics for any questions 24 hours a day. DO NOT operate a motor vehicle after the procedure.
•If eyeliner procedure is done, a new container of mascara is a MUST. DO NOT apply makeup for 7 days.
•Lip clients should continue to use OTC Lysine (Dosage: 2X’s day for 7 days) or Zovirax according to their doctor’s directions.
•RETIN-A and facial peels may remove or change permanent cosmetic color. Avoid applying these over your permanent cosmetics.
•If you have any questions or concerns, call Renay Mix at Forever LaBelle Permanent Cosmetics. You must agree to keep your follow-up appointment in four to six weeks. Cosmetic tattooing is a process and requires two or more procedures for the best possible result.
NOTE: Treated area should be surface healed within 5-7 days. However, some individuals may take longer. It is NORMAL to lose approximately one third (1/3) of the color during the eyebrow and up to (20%) of the lip color during the healing process. When you leave today, the color may be a shade too dark, and in 3-5 days it will look much lighter. (On lips, some believe they have lost the color). In a week to 10 days following your treatment, the color will begin to show more.
Permanent Makeup in Birmingham AL
Birmingham, AL has one of the largest populations in the state of Alabama with over 200,000 residents living in the greater Birmingham area. It is predicted due to the rise in popularity of permanent makeup and advancing techniques that a good many men and women will seek a qualified, experienced permanent makeup tattoo technician to enhance their appearance.
Birmingham Permanent Makeup Service Is Growing
Permanent makeup as it’s called has been around for a long time but is now growing in popularity at a rapid pace. There are many situations where having a permanent solution is appropriate not just to enhance your beauty but for medical issues. Permanent cosmetics do enhance the appearance of women and men alike but it also is used for treatment and after care in cases of deep scarring due to acne, accidents or surgical scars that do not heal correctly as well as the loss of nipple areola due to mastectomy caused by breast cancer and many other health issues. In this quickly growing service field it is imperative that you find the right person for your needs.
Permanent Makeup Birmingham: Finding A Qualified Technician
Finding a qualified Permanent Makeup Technician is essential to achieving a quality, satisfactory outcome.
Here are some suggestions for you to remember while you’re on your search:
•Read Reviews from previous clients to see what they say about the quality of the work.
•Ask to see “before and after” pictures of recent work.
•Ask for references if you have any doubts about the level of expertise.
•Visit the office for a consultation and ask questions and see if you and technician are a good fit.
•Check out the room to see if it’s clean and private.
•Check and see if there’s hot and cold water available for washing hands.
•Ask the technician about his/her background and level of training and experience
Birmingham Permanent Makeup Solutions: What services do we offer?
Here is a list of the things we can offer through our permanent makeup solutions.
•Lip liner and Lip Color
•Clinical Needling for Scarring
Satisfaction of your Permanent Makeup, Birmingham
The experience you’ll have during your permanent makeup tattooing will be a pleasant one in a comfortable clean and quite environment. It will be performed by Renay Mix who is a qualified experienced technician and artist. We want to make sure you are completely satisfied with the outcome because we know that this decision is a “permanent” solution for improving your natural features and we want the end result to compliment what you have and fulfill your expectations.
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*Individual results may vary and not guaranteed.