An Eye for Permanent Eye Makeup
We’re all looking for time. Here you go! A low-maintenance, low-effort look that refunds you in time you didn’t have to spend putting on makeup each day. Permanent Cosmetic Makeup for your eyes will give you a rested, more youthful look and give them more pop. Your lashes will appear fuller and thicker, which really bring out your eyes. It’s amazing what a little color around the eye can do!
Reasons why you’ll get an eye procedure at JuvEssentials:
- Lashes are too light in color
- You don’t have time for or don’t like to put on makeup
- You’re allergic to eye makeup
- You want to add dimension, definition and/or contour to eyes
- You want thicker and darker looking lashes
The JuvEssentials Approach
Our attention with precision and detail really shines during an eye procedure. We can contour your eyes with a precise, tapered eyeliner, do a lash enhancement that fills in the space with color that matches your eyelashes, or add a smokey, smudgy line – all but eliminating your daily eye makeup ritual.
Prices start at $800
We support and partner with many medical professionals in the area and welcome referrals. We offer after post-surgery procedures (e.g., areola repigmentation after breast surgery, corrective to mask scarring, etc.).
Frequently Asked Questions
Under ideal conditions (i.e., carefully following the after care instructions), a permanent eyeliner tattoo generally takes anywhere from 3-5 days to heal, give or take a day or two. That amount of time varies depending on how heavy or thick the eyeliner is, how sensitive the eyelid skin is to begin with, and whether or not someone is a “fast healer.”
With adequate numbing, the eyelids generally respond to topical anesthetic better than most other parts of the parts of the body because of how thin the skin is, so the procedure should not be painful at all. Discomfort will eventually set in if the skin is overworked, however. For a small percentage of the population who do not respond to topical anesthetic or may have a nerve or eye area disorder then an eyeliner tattoo procedure would be best avoided.
The cost for a permanent eyeliner procedure will vary depending on the technician and the geographic location, any where from the low hundreds to over a thousand. There will be the initial costs for the procedure which may include any necessary follow up visits, and afterwards additional costs for touch up visits. Touch up procedure visits are usually much less than initial procedure visits, but these also vary by technician.
Similar to any other cosmetic tattoo, an eyeliner tattoo is considered permanent because once the eyeliner pigment is implanted into the skin below the epidermis it cannot be washed off. But in reality, it’s unlikely to last forever without the color either fading or becoming altered so that periodic touch ups will be necessary to freshen up the color.
Every eyelash has a lifespan just like any other hair on the body. A properly performed eyeliner tattoo itself will not cause eyelashes to fall out unless an eyelash is already out of its active growth phase – which is also known as anagen and lasts about 30-45 days – and at the end of its growth cycle when its follicle is in its resting phase. This resting phase is called telogen, which usually lasts for over 100 days and accounts for anywhere from 6-8% of all the hairs. Normally anywhere from 25-100 telogen hairs shed on their own each day.
In order to permanently lose any eyelashes the follicle of those eyelashes must be destroyed. In order to destroy a hair follicle, an intense pulse of energy – such as from laser hair or tattoo removal or the electric current in electrolysis – must make contact with the hair follicle that extends down to the dermis. Without an electric current or intense pulse of energy from a laser device, the needles used in tattooing is unable to destroy any hair follicles.
You may experience some swelling in the first 24-48 hours after a permanent eyeliner tattoo depending on how thick or heavy the desired eyeliner, and it often only involves the upper eyelids. You can minimize any swelling by keeping the head cool and elevated (e.g., no hot, sweaty workouts while the eyes are healing) and using cold packs for up to 10 minutes at a time every hour during the first 24 hours after the procedure.
Whenever there is any swelling, it should only be on the upper eyelid and should not last more than 2-3 days, with a marked decrease in swelling after each successive day.
There are many thing to know when considering getting a permanent eyeliner tattoo. First, you’ll need to find the right technician for you. That will be the person who performs the kind of work that matches up with your tastes, who is in your budget, and should be properly licensed and permitted to operate. Next you should know your whether the procedure could be contraindicated given your skin and health history. (If you are unsure you can always ask your doctor, especially if you are under a physician’s care for a health condition.) Finally, if there is no reason for you to not get a permanent eyeliner tattoo or eyelash enhancement, you should plan your appointments accordingly so that you give yourself enough time to heal (e.g., not wearing additional makeup around the eyes and avoiding strenuous exercise for a few days). It’s also important to know that while a permanent eyeliner can be indeed be permanent, the color can and will still eventually fade over the years. An eyelash enhancement, on the otherhand, is more semi-permanent and can be expected to fade more quickly. Both types of procedures will eventually require touch ups to freshen up the color, but there is less of a commitment for a permanent eyelash enhancement which is a more subtle procedure.
A permanent eyeliner tattoo is considered a safe procedure as long as it is properly performed by an experienced technician using sterile instruments under sanitary conditions and the client has no contraindications. Any potential safety risk should be minimal as long as all necessary precautions are adhered to during and after the procedure when the skin is healing, just like with any other tattoo procedure.