Do your homework when considering a Permanent Cosmetics Professional
If you are considering a micropigmentation procedure, it is critical to locate an experienced, qualified Permanent Cosmetics professional.
At least 30% of my practice consists of corrective procedures of unsatisfactory work done elsewhere. Often the work is done by inexperienced and poorly trained technicians with little artistic ability. The bad result looks like an unnatural tattoo, which can be spotted a mile away. Your expected outcome should be a natural-looking enhancement of your features. You should look like you, only better! Check out her gallery of photos of Corrective Procedures done of unsatisfactory work done elsewhere here.
One of the newest fads appearing on Instagram is Micro Blading eyebrows, which is a technique done with a blade incising the skin. Jamilla frequently sees clients who have been scarred by a Micro Blading technique performed by inexperienced or unlicensed practitioners. Jamilla does not recommend this technique! Jamilla can achieve 3-D realistic hair strokes by using Nouveau Contour digital instrument. Please see the FAQs for more information about this.
Search for a technician with at least 10 years experience, as there is a steep learning curve. Ask the technician about her background. A nurse or former medical professional may know science, but that does not make them qualified to perform artistic work on your face. Permanent Cosmetics involves a great deal of artistry and knowledge of complex color theory.
Permanent Cosmetics is not like coloring your hair! If your stylist gives you a color you don’t like she can easily correct it, not so easy with micropigmentation.
Beware of the inexperienced technician who tries to lure new clients with a steep discount, because your face is what she practices on to build her portfolio! Saving a few dollars up front, only to have to spend more in the long run to get the unsatisfactory work corrected, is is not worth the discount. A technician will charge what she is worth. If she under charges her competition then her ability may be reflected in the price.
When you make an appointment, ask to see the technician’s portfolio and get names and phone numbers of the clients in the portfolio. Often a new technician will use “industry stock photos” on their web sites and portfolio and not her own work. This is very misleading. So it is important make the calls.
It is also important to check with both the Board of Health in both the State of Maine and New Hampshire, to insure that the technician has no violations on her record. Keep in mind that a technician which has no violations in New Hampshire may have jumped from Maine where she has lost her license and vice versa, so unless you do the research, you will never know. The Maine Board of Health is 207. 287.5675 or 5671, and the NH Board of Health is 603.271.0277.
Also, ask the technician for references by local plastic surgeons and dermatologists and follow up with calls to their offices. A good technician will get referrals from physicians whose trust she has gained from doing superior work.
Permanent Cosmetics can truly enhance a person’s life, giving a busy woman more time and freedom from daily make-up application. So if you have decided to throw away your brow pencil, the responsibility is on you to do the research and you can start with the permanent cosmetic technician’s web site.