PERMANENT EYELINER FAQ
What is Permanent Makeup Eyeliner?
Permanent Eyeliner frames the eyes and can make eyelashes appear thicker, darker and fuller. It eliminates the need to apply eyeliner with (makeup) pencil or liquid eyeliner. It can enhance the shape or balance the symmetry of an individual eyes, create the illusion of larger eyes, or affect how the spacing of the eyes is perceived. Permanent Eyeliner can also enhance or intensify eye color and make eyes appear brighter.
For those who like a more natural look, eyeliner is enhanced on the base of the lashes making it appear as though you have full and thick lashes.
For those who like a more dramatic look. Depending on the individual skin, permanent makeup eyeliner can be build up to the desired thickness over the course of multiple sessions.
The procedure is done in two appointments. During the first session we err on the side of caution with thickness, length and color as we can always add more at the second session. It's always a good idea to have a "natural" and "conservative" amount of permanent eyeliner applied, at least during your first session.
What if I'm not sure how much eyeliner I'd like to have applied?
At DOLLISTIC we customize the design of your lash line or permanent eyeliner based on your individual needs, shape of your eyes, as well as personal style. Your artist will work with you to help choose color and design.
What are the benefits of Permanent Eyeliner?
Define your eyes
No more smudges, smears, or worn-off eyeliner
Great for people with allergies to cosmetic products
Enhances the lash line
Saves time and money
Great for people with unsteady hands or vision problems
Swim, shower or excessive without the eyeliners running
Fills in thin or light colored eyelashes
Ideal for total eyelash loss due to trichotillomania or Alopecia
How old do I have to be to get tattooed?
You must be 18 years or older to receive Permanent Makeup at Dollistic
Can I get tattooed if I am pregnant or nursing?
As a precaution, we do not perform cosmetic tattooing on pregnant or nursing women.
Does it hurt?
The eyeliner or lash line procedure is more psychologically scary to most clients than anything else. The discomfort is relative as everyone has a different level of sensitivity. An pre-numbing anesthetic is applied to the eyelids for numbing prior and during the procedure. Every effort is made to ensure you remain comfortable for the duration of the procedure.
Pre-Care Instructions are designed and MUST BE STRICTLY FOLLOWED to limit bleeding and skin sensitivities during the service. Excessing bleeding and sensitivity during the procedure will dilute and expel the pigment color and lead to poor results.
Having this service performed during your menstrual cycle may increase discomfort during your procedure.
If you are a frequent smoker or "sun worshipper" the topical anesthetics used during the treatment may not last as long and also can lead to poor retention and poor lasting results.
What should I do before and after the procedure?
Please review our detailed “Pre & Post Care” Instructions. It is highly beneficial to follow these instructions to ensure a comfortable healing process and to achieve the best possible results. DO NOT rub or pick the healing area as the color will peel off prematurely, and avoid extreme heat, sweating, and contaminated bodies of water (such as saunas, hot tubs, steam rooms, pools, lakes, and places with hot humidity, etc.).
How will I look immediately after?
There will be swelling. The swelling starts going down right away and in most people, it is back to normal by the following morning. The color will appear darker the first week. This will gradually lighten during the complete healing process. No need to go into hiding :) Swelling is minimal in the first 24 hours.
If I am using an eyelash enhancing serum, similar to Lash Boost or Latisse. Can I still have my permanent eyeliner done?
Not unless you have stopped using it at least 3 months prior to your permanent eyeliner procedure. The reason is that those types of serums are very harsh on the eyelids and make your lids quite fragile for cosmetic tattooing. As a result, your eyelids will bleed and bruise. After your eyeliner procedure is completed, you should wait 2-4 weeks to start your serum usage again.
How long is the healing process?
It is normal to experience minimal swelling and tenderness immediately following your procedure. This usually subsides within a few hours. The first week following your treatment, the pigment will appear much darker than how it will appear once it has healed. Around the 1st or 2nd week post procedure, the skin naturally exfoliates and sheds. During weeks 4-8 when the skin completes healing, you will see the pigment become more visible. An Enhancement Session visit approximately 8-12 weeks after your first initial appointment is necessary in order to achieve that richness of color, achieve symmetry, and density in the shape.
How long does Permanent Eyeliner last?
Permanent Eyeliner is a cosmetic tattoo. The pigment will fade over time and we recommend Touch-Up to keep them looking their best. There is no guarantee in how long it lasts as each individual has very different skin and lifestyle.
Please note that final results cannot be guaranteed as each unique skin type will hold pigments differently and break down at different rates. We will re-evaluate how your skin has received the pigment at your touch-up appointment and make any changes. EYELINER WILL NOT BE COMPLETED AFTER JUST ONE SERVICE. At least two appointments are needed initially. Each of these appointments being 8-12 weeks apart. At the second visit, your Complimentary Enhancement Session, we will assess the color retention and make any adjustments necessary. Everyone heals differently and at different rates. If your cosmetic tattoo does not heal perfectly the first time, do not worry! We can always go bolder at your next appointment. :)
What factors will affect Permanent Makeup Eyeliner?
Bleeding during the procedure: Excessive bleeding during the tattooing procedure will reduce the amount of pigment absorption. Alcohol, and certain medications act as blood-thinners and should avoided 48 hours prior to your appointment. For a full list of what to avoid 48 hours to your appointment click here.
Sun exposure: The sun will extremely soften the look of your tattoo, and may also change the color appearance of the pigment. A physical sunscreen should be used (once healed) to prolong your enhancement. Whenever possible, we encourage our clients to wear sunglasses to protect their beautiful eyeliner (and skin too)!
Lifestyle: smokers, "sun worshippers", or anyone with skin that is in a state of distress may have less desirable results.
It is highly recommended that you avoid SUN and TANNING BED exposure for 30 days BEFORE and AFTER your procedure. If you show up for your appointment with a new tan or a sunburn, you will need to reschedule and will forfeit your deposit. As your skin exfoliates from a sunburn, it will take the pigment with it.
What should I know about long term care?
* The color will lighten over time. Fading greatly depends on your skin type, lifestyle, sun exposure, pigment color used, broken capillaries, iron deficiency.
* Wear protective sunglasses whenever in the sun.
* Must wear assigned tanning bed goggles over eyes while tanning, for the protection of your eyes and your eyeliner.
* If you are planning an MRI or other medical procedure, please inform the technician that you have had an iron-oxide cosmetic tattoo.
* If you are planning to have laser treatments, tell your laser specialist to avoid the pigmented area. Laser may cause pigment to turn black.
How often do I need eyeliner touch ups?
Touch up appointments are optional. We suggest that if you want to maintain your eyeliner so that it always looks its best, plan on scheduling a touch up once every two years.
How do I book an appointment?
Appointments may be made via our online booking system.
For further questions email us at firstname.lastname@example.org (Please allow 48 Hours for response time due to high volume of inquiries).
To speak directly to our concierge please call Monday through Friday between hours of 9am-10am EST or 5pm-6pm EST or on Saturday 10am-12pm EST.
Please note that a 50% deposit is required to schedule and secure your appointment and is deducted from the total price of your service. This deposit is to ensure that you are serious about your appointment and is non-refundable. If you cancel or miss your appointment, you will simply forfeit your deposit.
What methods of payment do you accept?
We accept CREDIT CARD (VISA/Mastercard/Discover) payments only. Unfortunately we do not accept personal checks.