FAQ

Before scheduling your consultation we kindly ask you to read our FAQ. We want to provide our future clients with as much important information as we can. This will allow you to better understand what to expect out of permanent makeup and to know about our extremely high standards in your procedures.

You have probably heard many different terms used to describe Micropigmentation, such as; cosmetic or medical tattooing, semi permanent makeup, permanent makeup and cosmetic micropigment. All of these terms can be used interchangeably with Micropigmentation. These are all a form of tattooing.
MICROPIGMENTATION is the ART and SCIENCE of implanting color into your skin. It’s achieved by inserting pigments into the epidermal or dermal layers of the skin.

Tattooing is an art that can be traced back thousands of years, but permanent makeup has only been around since the end of the 20th century.
Over the past 10 – 15 years, there has been significant improvement in the permanent makeup world. We have better technologies, better pigments, better equipment, all designed to make permanent makeup safer, easier and with much better outcomes.

Hide visual flaws

Saves you time

Maintains that fresh makeup look all day long

Create a look of thicker hair

Add moles or freckles to your look

Have a fresh, natural “NO MAKEUP” look or “WAKE UP with MAKEUP”

Sensitive skin or allergies to over the counter products

You wear glasses or contact lenses making it difficult to apply perfect makeup

No smearing, no disappearing

Active, outdoor lifestyles

Arthritis or painful hands

Aging changes

Hair loss from alopecia, chemotherapy,

Accidents, burns or cosmetic surgery

Color correction. Scar camouflage, breast areola loss.

Great question!

Color is one of the most controversial and hotly debated topics in permanent makeup.

In order for a master to pick the right color for you, they must know Color Theory!

Whether they know how to lay out hair strokes or not, choosing the correct pigment is half the battle.

Many salons just swab the pigment color on the clients forehead to see if it matches their current hair color. The problem with this is the Permanent Makeup artist is not taking into account how this pigment will interact with the skin undertones. This technique will often produce the wrong color for you.

Nobody wants to leave a permanent makeup facility with red or blue eyebrows, unfortunately, it’s all to common.

I often hear my clients tell me they are afraid of their brows or lips not matching their skin properly. They always tell me of someone they know, who had a procedure and the brows turned blue or red after a short while. This may be due to the permanent makeup artist not having a full understanding of color theory and skin undertones or the artist has poor technique and goes too deep into the skin.

In addition to a developed eye and good taste, the master needs extensive knowledge in the field of color theory. This knowledge will allow the artist to better understand what colors go with the clients skin, how the pigment will react with the skin and how to avoid unnatural looking shades. The master must anticipate the result, as if looking into a magic ball, but the only magic ball the master will have is their knowledge of color theory and experience.

As a permanent makeup master and an instructor I have many years of experience, a clear understanding of color theory and I does not guess at the outcome of my work. Knowledge is our excellence.

Permanent makeup pigments are very different from tattoo inks! PMU pigments are designed to fade over time. Tattoo inks are very vivid and designed to last! So they are actually permanent.

At Brow Design By Dina we only use “organic” 100% plant based pigments. We are proud to be the only PMU clinic in Louisiana offering our clients the finest Permanent Makeup products from Switzerland, Israel and Germany!

Microscopic skin texture (dry, oily, wrinkled, smooth, dehydrated, etc.) can cause different results, even if the same technique is used.

Young skin is compact, elastic, even and with intense cellular activity.

Older skin has slower metabolic processes. Their skin is less elastic, more dehydrated and becoming progressively thinner and cooler in the undertone.

The length of time a permanent makeup procedure will last depends on the technique you chose and how deep the pigment is implanted in the skin. In addition, the pigment used by the PMU artist (organic vs. non-organic) can have an effect on how long the procedure will last. Remember, from a purely aesthetic point of view, the longer lasting procedures do not always mean a better procedure.

I always say that healthy permanent makeup must fade over time and become more invisible the longer you wear it, averaging 10 – 18 months. Due to the aging process, your permanent eyebrows can also change and become a different shape. You want to be able to make adjustments to faded PMU shape due to drooping or aging of the skin, lift your eyebrows or change pigment color.

Your face is unique, no one has the same forehead, symmetry of the face or bone structure. Many ladies leave with eyebrows that are too big, to wide or too narrow for their face. A perfect permanent eyebrow procedure is more than just ART, it is a SCIENCE. The true PMU artist can and should be able to see potential changes in the face years later. These facial changes would be due to changes in bone structure, muscles, skin, existing wrinkles and most importantly future wrinkles!

At Brow Design By Dina we take our clients very seriously, especially when it comes to choosing your “own” perfect eyebrow shape. Every single brow is custom designed for each individual client. We spend a lot of time with our clients creating a perfect shape, discussing major details, and of course, giving OUR CLIENTS an opportunity to be completely involved in creating and choosing their own look. That’s what makes our clients happy, and that’s what we truly want – to help them get their desired look!

Brow Design By Dina offers our clients different techniques including:

Powder Brows

Microblading

Shading

Ombré

Dina will provide hair simulation and multi – dimensional color with each technique.

Your skin type, undertone, lifestyle and eyebrow preferences will be evaluated. This and many other details will be discussed on your consultation visit. Dina will customize your brow technique and design it to fit your look and lifestyle.

Because of scabbing involved in the healing process you will loose about 60% of the color. The pigment that was implanted into the epidermis and dermis is deposited inside cells. A transformation process will cause the color to lighten in tone. After the skin cells dry and fall off, the color will fade and new pigment will need to be placed into the skin. This process will take between 4 and 6 weeks, depending on the skin condition. The technician will then be able to repeat the procedure to complete the look.

Microblading or eyebrow embroidery, is a new, manual method to implant color into the skin. It is considered to be semi-permanent and performed with a manual tool and blade. The technician creates fine micro-cuts into the skin to get natural looking lines (hair stroke). Results can last from 7 month to a year depending on the skin type and skin condition.

Microblading is not suitable for all clients and all skin types. This technique is only recommended for young to medium age clients with normal skin types. This is NOT suitable for clients with extremely oily skin or older clients with thin or sensitive skin.

We do not perform Microblading technique on clients who are a type 1, 5 or 6 on the Fitzpatrick scale due to the very delicate skin type. These clients have a higher risk of complications. (more information about the Fitzpatrick scale skin classification is available on our website)

No. Unfortunately this technique is not for you. You can qualify for other techniques, such as soft powder brows. (for more information about powder brows please go to our website menu and click on “Brow Types.”)

Go to www.mrisafety.com for lots of information. By all means get an MRI if you need one. Temporary tingling or burning sensations have been reported and women report they use a cool, wet cotton round placed over the eyes. New MRI equipment rarely causes any problem.