Semi-permanent makeup / microblading
♦ My Philosophy of Semi-Permanent Makeup
My name is Suzie Kim and I'm a Linergist® who has been practicing semi-permanent make-up for years. I am firmly committed to providing the most innovative and safest service for my clients. Through varied experiences over the years, I found the best quality products by industry standards. I trust and feel confident in the quality products I use in meeting my high standards for beautiful, flattering appearances. I greatly value gaining education and training, to keep up with current trends and techniques. I believe that to be constantly learning is very important in developing my technique and service for my clients.
I value each person's desire to look their best. I believe in order to be satisfied with any beauty decisions, one needs to be well-informed. This is why I stress the importance of consultations. They are a vital step in understanding my clients' expectations as well as discussing the procedure in-depth and making informed decisions. My concept of beauty revolves around the enhancement of your natural and timeless beauty. It is an honor for me to assist clients in achieving their desired results.
♦ The Rise of Semi-Permanent Make-up
Cosmetic tattoos began from the influence of body art tattoos. Incorporating the same technique to permanently place make-up on their face, it was seen as a solution to reapplying make-up every day. Over time the cosmetic tattoos, also called permanent make-up, became problematic because it looked unnatural. It was permanent. And most inks discolored to a bluish-gray. Women were permanently stuck with a look that they were no longer unsatisfied with.
As time passed, it was clear that the chemicals and techniques used to tattoo bodies were not compatible with facial skin. Facial skin is thinner and more sensitive. Using technological advances, semi-permanent make-up uses products designed for sensitive facial skin. Additionally, the technique of applying semi-permanent make-up results in a more natural look that is only semi-permanent. You won’t be stuck with one decision for the rest of your life! Women are forced to make commitments every day, in almost all areas of life. You don’t need to do that with your make-up.
♦ Misconceptions about Semi-Permanent Make-up
Semi-Permanent Make-up is often confused with cosmetic tattoos. They are NOT the same and we will explain why. Cosmetic tattoo, also known as permanent make-up, is an older technique that may use ink for body tattoos. For cosmetic tattoos, the ink is placed in the layer of the skin known as the dermis or even deeper to the sub cutis. Cosmetic tattoos are permanent and will not disappear. They tend to look unnatural and can be a drastic change. Lastly, cosmetic tattoos discolor over time to a bluish gray.
Semi-Permanent Make-up is the newest innovation for beauty and is an upgrade from cosmetic tattoos. Semi-permanent make-up is less invasive as it is placed under the top layer of the skin, the epidermis. Another big difference is semi-permanent make-up uses pigments from naturally derived mineral origins and the color composition is made to fade over time with no discoloration, the shade only gets lighter and lighter through the exfoliation of the epidermis. Semi-permanent make-up lasts about 1-3 years, depending on skin metabolism, type, and the environment. Hence the name semi-permanent: the make-up is permanently placed for a limited amount of time, usually 1-3 years. Our method is to enhance a woman’s natural beauty by helping fill in areas of the brows, creating darker and fuller lashes, or balancing out shape and applying sheer color to the lips. Semi-permanent make-up is a great solution for women looking to save time applying make-up by being an easy base to work on or providing a naturally beautiful, fresh-faced look that they can wear every day!
♦ The Process
We do a thorough and personalized make-up consultation before any procedure. After the confirmation of the shape and color by the client, we then pigment the area. A follow-up appointment is scheduled 2-3 weeks after the first procedure. The results are meticulously examined because everyone’s skin heals differently.
In the first week after your treatment, the color may become lighter. If your semi-permanent make-up fades significantly after the first placement, there is no need to be alarmed. This is a natural process; as we are depositing the pigments into the superficial layer of the skin, part of the color will be lost due to skin regeneration as the top layer of dead skin cells slough off. It is expected to fade and the color and shape of your semi-permanent make-up will be finalized in the follow-up treatment, which is included in the initial treatment price.
Lastly, we want this process to be gradual. Our goal is to give a natural look that compliments your features. We gradually change your look, to others it looks like you may have done your make-up a little different that day.
Like any cosmetic procedure, there are possible risks. We are committed to provide all relevant information and help determine whether semi-permanent make-up is right for you.