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Permanent makeup

Permanent makeup at Gundersen is a long-lasting option for no-fuss eyeliner, eyebrows and lip liner. The process uses a cosmetic technique to safely deposit color into the skin, much like a tattoo. Permanent makeup can be applied to adults of all ages, but can be especially beneficial if you:

  • Have allergies or skin sensitivities that prevent you from wearing traditional makeup
  • Want to eliminate or shorten your makeup routine
  • Are busy and don't have time to apply or reapply makeup throughout the day
  • Struggle to put on makeup because you have poor eyesight or a dexterity disorder such as Parkinson's disease or arthritis
  • Are active but still want to wear makeup without worrying about sweating it off or reapplying it

What permanent makeup options are available at Gundersen?

Permanent eyeliner. Permanent eyeliner creates a fuller lash line for a more youthful, awake appearance. Color is added to your lash line using a manual, state-of-the-art technique.

Permanent eyebrows. If you have faint eyebrows, partial eyebrows or no eyebrows, permanent eyebrows can enhance your facial features for a more flattering look. Individual hair strokes are used to ensure the most natural brow possible.

Permanent lip liner. Permanent lip liner is an easy way to get slightly fuller, more defined lips. Natural pink and nude pigment is deposited into your lips, which results in a brighter, more vibrant complexion.

Frequently asked questions about permanent makeup

How do I know what permanent makeup color is best for my complexion? To make sure your results look natural, your skincare specialist will ask you to arrive at your appointment wearing your regular makeup. This allows her to see what results you want to achieve. Together, you will begin the color selection process, using your natural skin tone and makeup as guides. A custom color can be created for the perfect match.

How do I know what permanent eyebrow shape is best for my face? Like choosing a color, your skincare specialist uses your natural brow shape and makeup preferences to create a shape that flatters your features.

What does getting permanent makeup feel like? Your skincare specialist will numb the area with a gentle cream. During the procedure, you can expect to feel slight pressure being applied to the treatment area/s.

How long does it take to get permanent makeup? Permanent makeup appointments generally take between two and three hours and depend on whether you are having permanent eyeliner, eyebrows or lip liner applied. This timeframe includes a personalized consultation and color matching.

How long does it take skin to heal after getting permanent makeup? It takes between four to six weeks for skin to heal completely after getting permanent makeup. You will receive detailed instructions from your skincare specialist about how to care for your skin, including not getting your eyeliner, eyebrows or lip liner wet for the first three days after application.

How long does permanent makeup last? Gradual fading can be expected for all micro-pigmentation procedures. This varies among people and is dependent on the specific shade used. Most colors last three to five years, although some may not fade for as long as 10 years.

Is permanent makeup safe? Our skincare specialist who applies permanent makeup is fully licensed and has more than 20 years of experience in permanent makeup and skincare. All products used are FDA-approved and applied in the safety of a respected medical facility.

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