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FAQs About Permanent Make-Up

Frequently Asked Questions

1 - Are appointments necessary?

YES! While the consultation is FREE, an appointment must be set to ensure that the technician thoroughly explains the process and gathers necessary client history in order to quote a price for the procedure. When time allows the procedure may be performed the same day as the consultation if all expectations have been met. Call to schedule a FREE consultation today!

2 - How painful are the treatments?

Everyone’s tolerance for pain varies, but with Tattoo Vanish® we will consider your safety and your comfort with every procedure. That is why we will use topical anesthetic before and during treatment, so you can experience little to no discomfort. How many treatments are needed? There are a number of factors which will dictate this including health, the depth of the ink, which type of ink was used and the size of the tattoo. Smaller tattoos may require only 1-3 treatments. Tattoo Vanish® will lighten or remove any color, unlike LASER which can only remove certain colors successfully.

3 - How does Tattoo Vanish® Work?

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We apply a local anesthetic before and during the procedure using the tattoo machine in a similar manner as when the tattoo was received. Once the area has been exposed, we apply the Ink Eraser for a few minutes. The area is then wiped clean and bandaged. You will be furnished with written After Care Instructions to ensure the treatment’s effectiveness and your full recovery. How Quick are results? There are a variety of methods used by tattoo artists all over the world. Depending on the skin type, ink used and certain other factors will determine the results. Because of this, Tattoo Vanish® offers FREE consultations.In general Tattoo Vanish® could reduce treatments from 50% to 75% compared to other methods including LASER. There may be some lightening of the ink after just one treatment.Are there any complications?Before going through the Tattoo Vanish® procedure we offer a FREE consultation.

Keep in mind that the procedure may include the risk of scarring, lightening and/or darkening of the treated area depending on the body’s reaction. Following the After Care Instructions is of UTMOST IMPORTANCE to ensure a quick and successful recovery.

4 - What happens to my permanent make-up as I get older?

The colors of your permanent make-up will slowly fade over time. You will still have color as the pigment will always be there, only softer. I strongly recommend using a sun block of at least 30 SPF on the areas you have pigmented. The advantage to the slow fading is that as you age you may want the color to be softer than what you had a few years back. If desired, you can come in for a maintenance color enhancement.

5 - What is healing like after the permanent make-up procedure is done?

Generally, after a permanent make-up procedure, there is some mild swelling & tenderness of the treated area for 24 to 36 hours. The color will be darker for 4-5 days because the color oxidizes when exposed to the air. You will see light flaking, revealing the permanent color which is softer. While permanent eyebrows may show little after effect, permanent eyeliner and lip make-up may show more swelling. During the procedure, there may be some very minor bleeding or bruising.

6 - Are Permanent Cosmetics safe?

Allergic reactions to permanent make-up are extremely rare. We can do a patch test for allergies prior to scheduling  a procedure. If you have a history of fever blisters, cold sores, or mouth ulcers, you must get a prescription of anti-viral medication such as Valtrex prescribed by a doctor prior to a permanent lip make-up procedure. This helps eliminate a virus outbreak from occurring. My services are in complete accordance with all Occupational Safety & Health Association standards.

7 - How long does the permanent cosmetic procedure take?

On average, each permanent cosmetics procedure may take 1 1/2 to 2 1/2  hours, depending on the procedure. Touch-up make-up procedures are usually done in half the time.

8 - Is the permanent make-up treatment comfortable?

Yes customers have told us that the permanent make-up treatment is relatively painless. We have 7 different topical anesthetics to apply to the skin being pigmented prior to and during the procedure for the greatest patient comfort. Some people feel the sensation of eyebrows being tweezed and others feel absolutely nothing. Our Spruce Grove, Alberta clinic is hygenic and safe, you will be in a private room in our warm and cozy spa room, free from other contaminants.

9 - Are permanent cosmetics really permanent?

Technically, they are considered permanent because the pigment cannot be washed off.  However, fading can and does occur and could require a periodic color re-enhancement anywhere from 1 to 10 years. A variety of factors influence the longevity of Permanent Cosmetics. Ultra-violet exposure from sun or tanning booths, various drugs and excessively dry skin are all factors that may affect all permanent cosmetics. Alpha- hydroxy, Retin-A, and glycolic acid must be kept away from treated areas. These substances slough away top layers of the skin and eventually the layer of skin that the pigment has been implanted into. I recommend sun block on eyebrows, sunglasses for eyeliner, and SPF on lips to greatly prolong the effective life of these procedures.

10 - What are the differences in the hand method and machines for the permanent make-up application?

The Traditional Tattoo or coil Machines are the most powerful, the needles perform a reciprocal movement, much like that of a sewing machine and they put in the greatest amount of pigment per second but because of this power, they also have the greatest potential for causing problems. With rotary or digital machines, the needles perform a forward and backward motion with a buzzing noise. The method I use is The SofTap® hand method which is a gentle flick on top of the skin which is definitely the gentlest and virtually painless method There is no loud or buzzing noises, no moving parts that need to be tuned, adjusted or break down and there is no worry about sterilization, everything is single use only and disposed of safely.

11 - Is Permanent Cosmetics like a tattoo?

Yes, the result is like a tattoo but there are 4 different methods of application. There is the traditional tattoo coil machine, digital machine, rotary machine and the hand method. I use the SofTap® hand method which is the easiest and gentlest way to implant permanent color into the skin. The single use, disposable hand stylus’s  are designed to provide maximum comfort, fast healing, complete control, and most important of all, the most natural look ever.


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Lasting Color Permanent Make-Up
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(780) 699-3237

2nd floor Suite #207 323 McLeod Ave.
Spruce Grove, Alberta T7X 0J6