Frequent Questions About Permanent Cosmetics

Is it safe?

Strict sanitation and sterilization guidelines are followed in accordance with the CDC (Center For Disease Control) and OSHA. Single use, disposable needles are used with each application. Pigments are all made from approved compounds, and most are mixed specifically for permanent cosmetic use.

Is it painful?

There are different methods available to help with pain management, including various topical anesthetic ointments. There may be some discomfort, although each individual's tolerance level is different. Steps are taken to make sure the client is as comfortable as possible.

Is there any possibility of medical problems?

The possibility that you would have any problem or reactions from these procedures is almost non-existent with today's health standards. If you are concerned, a patch test may be administered. SPCP member professionals are given continued opportunities for education in practicing precise methods of sanitation and sterilization. Post procedural instructions, if followed carefully, will completely eliminate any risk.

Are permanent cosmetics really permanent?

Technically, permanent cosmetic procedures are considered permanent because the color is implanted into the upper reticular part of the dermal layer of the skin and cannot be washed off. However, as with any tattoo, fading can and often does occur, requiring periodic maintenance or color refreshing. The biggest factor attributing to fading is extreme exposure to sun.

What if I don't like it?

Remember, although the procedures are considered permanent, these procedures do have flexibility in changing color and shape. Colors will appear darker immediately following the procedure but will soften and lighten during the healing process. Based on the way you currently wear your makeup, we will work to create your desired look. Any necessary additions or changes can be done on your follow-up visit.

How much does it cost?

The average cost per procedure varies but usually averages between $400 - $800. Advanced work may be charged at $150 to $200 per hour. The price being charged should include at least one follow-up visit. If not, the technician is below the standard of care in the industry. The price should also include some use of topical to minimize any discomfort of the procedure and post procedural care ointment. If the technician is not charging a few hundred dollars or more for any single procedure they are most likely not doing what they should to keep up with this rapidly changing industry. In that case, be wary, you get what you pay for!

Are there any side effects?

Generally, there is some swelling or puffiness of the treated area. There is usually some tenderness for a few days. There may be other side effects unforeseen due to individuality.

For the spouses and significant others ...

Permanent cosmetics is very beneficial to your spouse/significant other. It is a great time saver in getting ready for the day, (and not keeping you waiting on her so long), the makeup is always perfectly
in place morning, noon and night, at the beach, golf course, gym or swimming pool. It is cost effective, saving a good amount of money on topical makeup products that either irritate the skin or eyes, or are
not the right color once we open the package at home and put it on. There are many medical conditions that permanent makeup is beneficial for, including allergies, poor vision, arthritis, loss of hair due to thyroid issues or chemotherapy. Women are always on the go, working, taking care of kids, running the household, etc., and having permanent makeup in place will make life easier for you and for your spouse for many years to come! CONSULTATIONS ARE COMPLIMENTARY, and please feel free to come with her to have all your questions or concerns addressed.


What My Clients Say

"It's wonderful having lips! I never had much color so my lips disappeared without makeup. Thanks for a professional, virtually painless procedure that I will love my whole life!"

~ Jackie, Osage Beach, MO~

"As a contact lens wearer, it's the best thing ever! No more smeary contacts and raccoon eyes...the results exceeded my expectations!"

~ Laura, St. Peters, MO ~

"My eyebrows look so natural and I don't have to use pencils anymore. I am thrilled with the results!"

~ Ann, Osage Beach, MO ~

"It's so wonderful to have permanent makeup done. I enjoy the ability to look naturally made up. I do a lot of gardening, hiking and swimming and it's perfect for my lifestyle. Thank you so very much!"

~ Linda, Eldon, MO ~


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D'vina's Salon & Spa
14906 Tamiami Trail Unit C
North Port, FL 34287


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