Frequently Asked Questions

Permanent Makeup

Permanent makeup, also known as semi-permanent makeup or dermopigmentation, is an aesthetic technique that involves implanting pigments into the top layer of the skin to create the look of long-lasting makeup. Unlike traditional makeup, which needs to be applied daily and can fade over time, permanent makeup is designed to last longer.

The permanent makeup process involves the use of a special machine that inserts pigments into the skin using fine needles. The most treated areas include the eyebrows, eyes (eyeliner), lips (outline and fill), and sometimes even the scalp to mimic the appearance of hair.

There is a long list. In short, permanent makeup redraws, structures, and defines sparse or missing eyebrows. Solves problems caused by allergies to cosmetic products and is a solution for contact lens wearers. Very practical for athletes or those who lack time and brings a more rested appearance, always!

Permanent makeup makes it possible to obtain makeup that lasts, even on the beach and even on oily skin. Allows you to get a perfect result even if you are not skillful. This greatly facilitates makeup for presbyopes who cannot wear makeup without glasses.

The pigments used for permanent makeup are formulated in such a way that they fade after a certain time. This gradual loss of color will allow you, if desired, to change the shade or shape of your cosmetic tattoo, or even to get rid of it completely.

Certain factors, such as exposure to sunlight or UV from the tanning booth, Retinol-based creams, and certain skin bleaching processes, can however accelerate this process.

The lifespan of permanent makeup is difficult to predict. On average, you can expect to have to come back for a refresh (addition of pigment) after 2 years for eyebrows and lips, and 3 years for eyeliner.

This is the most frequently asked question. The tolerance threshold varies from person to person. The level of comfort and your perception of pain can also be affected by variables such as the location of the treated area, fatigue, illness, taking medication, stress and even the time of day.

Eyebrows: The level of comfort felt during the eyebrow procedure is variable. For the execution of the “hair by hair” one can feel a certain discomfort of short duration. This is due to the extreme fineness of the needle which concentrates all the power of implantation in a very small place. The shading technique is practically painless.

The eyes: Contrary to what one might think, the eye area is very easy to anesthetize because the skin of the eyelids is thin. The first pass of the needle may cause a slight pinching sensation but more often it will be a tickle. Rather, it is stress, caused by a procedure near the eye, that causes a reduction in the pain tolerance threshold. The more relaxed you are, the more comfortable the performance will be. A second layer of anesthetic will be applied once the treatment has started and repeated as needed. Note that all anesthetics used at eye level are designed for this purpose and are perfectly safe.

The lips: Given their nature as highly vascularized and innervated semi-mucosa, they are a very sensitive region. However, since the mucous membrane is more permeable to topical anesthetics than the skin, it will be possible to achieve a very acceptable level of comfort throughout the procedure.

For a natural result, it is important to consider the undertones of the skin. The color of the pigment will be affected by the blue, red, green, and yellow tones, which are present in everyone’s skin tone, in varying proportions. These differences must therefore sometimes be compensated for, to obtain the desired color, once the tattoo has healed, and to ensure that it will age well.

We have followed many training courses, theoretical and practical, on the science of colors and pigments.

We work with a large selection of colors, and we always prepare a custom mix for your specific needs.


If you recognize yourself in at least one of these statements, you are a good candidate!

  • You never have enough time to put on makeup.
  • You suffer from allergies to cosmetic products.
  • You have seasonal allergies causing watery eyes.
  • You wear contact lenses.
  • You must come within 1 centimeter of the mirror to see what you are really doing.
  • You exercise regularly.
  • You are a fan of the beach or water sports.
  • You are not skilled, or you have arthritis or physical limitations that cause you difficulty in applying makeup.
  • You have lost your eyebrows due to a disease or you suffer from alopecia.
  • You really have no talent for makeup.
  • You have droopy eyelids.
  • You have eyebrows that are too pale or sparse.
  • Makeup doesn’t stay on your skin at all.


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We have never had to refuse someone because of an allergy. On the contrary, many of our clients suffer from cosmetic allergies and permanent makeup is the only solution for them.

If, however, you have severe allergies and you are worried, I invite you to write us an email or contact us in person so that we can discuss your situation. As at the dentist, there is always a possibility of reacting to certain disinfectants or anesthetics. If this is the case, I advise you to talk to your doctor before making an appointment.

The pigments we use are of very high quality, sterile water based, and contain no impurities that could cause reactions. We have never had any cases of pigment reactions in any of our clients. To reassure you, we can perform a test behind the ear 24-28 hours before your appointment to ensure that there is no reaction.

Our policy is not to treat clients who are pregnant. During pregnancy, hormonal changes greatly influence your body, and your baby feels it. It’s much better for you and your baby to wait until after breastfeeding.

Everyone can receive a dermopigmentation treatment (permanent make-up), however, it should be noted that certain diseases could represent a contraindication or require authorization from the family doctor.


  • Severe, poorly controlled diabetes causing skin healing problems.
  • Severe coagulation disorders requiring hospitalization following a cut.
  • Taking prescription anticoagulants, such as Warfarin (Coumadin), at very high doses, requiring hospitalization following a cut.
  • Taking high-dose anti-inflammatory drugs for more than a week before the procedure.
  • If you suffer from severe allergies, please refer to the paragraph on allergies, or contact us by email or phone.


Drink plenty of water and use moisturizer on the treatment area. A well hydrated and healthy skin will be a better canvas for your cosmetic tattoo.

General indications:

Do not consume more than 2 glasses of alcohol during the 24 hours before the service.
Not having been exposed to the sun the week before the service.
Do not consume more than one coffee before the service.
Not having received Botox injections in the 7 days preceding the service.

For eyes:

Stop applying eyelash growth stimulators such as Latisse, LashEnvy, etc. one month before the service.
Have your eyelash extensions removed before the service.
Remove your contact lenses and bring your glasses.

For the lips:

If you suffer from the Herpes Simplex virus (cold sores) you absolutely must obtain a prescription for Valtrex (Valacyclovir) from your doctor or dentist. Please tell us if you have cold sores when making an appointment.
Please note that it is possible that your cold sore episode was a very long time ago, or that you just had one. Despite this, you are a carrier of the virus, and any stimulation of the labia area will result in a cold sore rash. You will need to take the first dose of the medication on the morning of the service (the second dose will be taken 12 hours later). If you are very prone to cold sores, two additional doses may be recommended. Remember to ask for the doses for the day of the touch-up.

For the eyebrows:

If you suffer from Trichotillomania, please inform the technician when making the appointment.
Please note that we give ourselves the right to refuse to perform the permanent make-up if we judge that the state of your skin or your health causes a contraindication to the procedure, or to obtaining the expected results.


Your eyebrows will be beautiful immediately after the procedure, although the color will be a little more intense during the first week. For sensitive skin, a little redness may appear, but will dissipate within an hour. There is no reason to take time off.


Your eyelids will be slightly swollen and tender immediately after the procedure. The swelling will be at its peak the next morning and will gradually dissipate over 2 to 3 days. It is recommended that you take the rest of the day off the day of the procedure and allow some extra time the next morning. In general, the eyelids will be completely healed after 7 days. You will be able to drive your car without problems immediately after the procedure.


Lips will remain swollen and tender for approximately 48 hours. The swelling will gradually dissipate after 3 to 4 days. A crack will appear on the lips 24 to 48 hours after the procedure and will take about 6 days to fall off. The very intense color at first will become very pale and then return and stabilize over the next 3 weeks. It is recommended that you take time off for the rest of the day, the day of the procedure, and the next day as well, to maximize your comfort. In general, the lips will be completely healed after 6 days. You will be able to eat and drink after the procedure, but we recommend avoiding acidic foods.

Existing hair growth will not be affected by the tattoo process. The pigment is implanted in the superficial dermis, while the hair bulb is in the deep dermis, well below the point of implantation of the pigment.

No natural hair will be shaved. If some hairs are found outside the new shape of the eyebrows, these will be plucked during the procedure. Respecting your morphology will always be our priority in the creation of eyebrows and an effort will be made to stay as much as possible in the natural line of existing hairs. The goal is to enhance, not transform.

Permanent makeup requires no maintenance. It is, however, recommended to protect it from the sun and to avoid applying products containing Retinol or any skin bleaching agent.

We highly recommend keeping skin well hydrated, so color stays vibrant. The color of the pigment will require refreshing after several years. This period is variable, cannot be predicted, and depends on your exposure to the sun, the state of your skin’s health, as well as your personal preference.

You can choose to do a revitalization session after 1 year, 2 years, 3 years or more. It’s up to you because you can let the color fade all you want.

Immediately after the procedure

Swelling that may cause a change in appearance, including asymmetry – redness – tenderness.
What to do at home

Dry cold compresses for 10 minutes (repeat every hour as needed).
Wipe with a damp pad every 3 hours and reapply the ointment in a thin layer.
Wash before going to bed with a mild soap without alcohol or perfumes and reapply the ointment.

Day 1 to 3

Swelling that may cause a change in appearance, including asymmetry.
Light redness
Sensitivity to touch
Roughness to the touch
Appearance of chapping (lips only)
darker color

What to do at home

Wash morning and evening with a mild soap without alcohol or perfumes and reapply the ointment after each wash and every 5 hours between washes.
Lips: also wash after each meal and apply the ointment before meals).

Day 4 to 7

Desquamation (fluff of dead skin)
Complete disappearance of swelling and redness
Increased itching

What to do at home

Wash morning and evening with a mild soap without alcohol or perfumes and reapply the ointment after each wash and every 5 hours between washes.

Day 8 to 15

End of peeling and chapped lips
Mild itching
Color may appear light and mealy.
Skin dehydration

What to do at home

Once the skin has finished peeling, discontinue the ointment (save the rest for touch-up).
Continue to moisturize the skin around the tattoo, morning, and evening, with your usual cream.

Day 16 to 30

Color returns and regains radiance.
Color acquires the final shade.

What to do at home

Continue to moisturize the skin around the tattoo, morning, and evening, with your usual cream.

WHAT NOT TO DO during the first 10 days

No swimming or water activities
No activities that cause a lot of sweating (whirlpool and sauna)
No sun exposure
No Retinol cream (for 30 days)
No makeup or other products on the treated area (including sunscreen).


The results on the face are visible from the first LPG session: 2X more radiant complexion, 87% smoothed wrinkles, 70% firmer skin, +80% hyaluronic acid. Beyond the feeling of well-being during a session, the LPG Endermologie makes it possible to correct various points.

Endermologie is the name associated with LPG, and this means that the techniques used are 100% natural, non-invasive, and non-aggressive mechanical stimulation of the skin.

On average, 2 sessions per week for 7 weeks are necessary to observe significant results of size reduction. The LPG System protocols recommend 3 sessions for the first 2 weeks then twice a week for the rest of the treatment.