Microblading at Aestheticare

Your Guide to Common Types of Permanent Makeup in Kansas City

Imagine if your beauty routine could be as easy as washing your face and going about your day. You wouldn’t have to worry about spending who knows how long shaping your brows, perfecting your eyeliner, or finding the right lip shade in a massive clutter. Sounds pretty great, huh?

With permanent makeup, you can literally look your best 24/7 with zero effort each morning. That means you’ll have extra time to get the kids ready, eat a nice breakfast, or just sleep in (because who doesn’t want more beauty sleep?). 

Committing to something “permanent” may sound scary, but our permanent makeup artists at AesthetiCare know exactly how to enhance your natural beauty in a way that is uniquely you. 

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To learn more about permanent makeup, continue reading our in-depth guide and we’ll cover the types of permanent makeup, what you can expect during the process, and how long each lasts. 

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1. Microblading 

In recent years, microblading has spiked in popularity, mainly because everyone wants to have perfect brows all the time. If you’re one of those people, we definitely don’t blame you. A great pair of sculpted brows can help shape your face and make you look more put together. But we all know that dealing with powders, pencils, and gels each morning can be a major hassle, and who has time for that? Not us. 

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Despite popular belief, microblading isn’t simply an eyebrow tattoo. Traditional tattoos create harsh, dark lines that look completely unnatural, which is the opposite of what you’d want. 

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Here are some key differences between microblading and tattooing: 

Different tools. Microblading and permanent makeup is a tattoo technique that uses tiny, fine-point needles optimized for the delicate skin on the face instead of a regular tattoo gun. This allows for finer, more precise strokes and soft pixelated color so you won’t get that “Sharpie brow” look (yikes)  

Different techniques. Traditional tattoos are meant to be permanent, so they use ink specially formulated for the body and thicker skin. Microblading and permanent makeup is meant to appear more natural, so the ink used is designed to heal and stay true to color with natural color palettes that will best fit your skin tone and eye color. 

Different effects. If you were to get your eyebrows tattooed on, it would be a lot more noticeable (and not in a good way) like a drawing or illustration. A tattoo gun isn’t capable of making fine strokes that match how your eyebrows would grow. The ink would just be buzzed on—literally. Microblading and permanent makeup done right is done in a more painterly and natural looking way.

Instead of being a tattoo, microblading is a specific micro-pigmentation technique that uses a very fine hand tool to implant color into the skin. That way, you get natural results that imitate the appearance of your hair. 

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What to expect during the microblading process

When you come into our office, we’ll use a detailed mapping process to create the best shaped brow for your facial structure. Of course, we’ll show you the design before getting started; we want to make sure you like the way they look, because your opinion is the most important!

From there, we’ll help you pick a color that suits the undertones in your skin and your hair color. Our number one priority is to ensure that your brows don’t turn out looking wonky and discolored. 

Next, we apply a medical-grade topical anesthetic cream to alleviate any discomfort (added bonus: the majority of our clients report little to no discomfort during the procedure!). Once treatment begins, we create thin, hair-like strokes to fill in and shape your brows. If necessary, we will add more pigment to create depth and dimension for the best results possible. 

After your treatment, don’t worry if your brows appear too dark at first. That’s 100% natural and will matte and fade over the following 5 to 10 days. Here’s the best part: though the pigment naturally fades about 10% each year, they will never fully disappear! However, we recommend that you come in every 12 to 18 months for a touch up. If you have oily skin, you may need a touch up every 10 to 12 months. 

2. Permanent Eyeliner

This is for the women who yearn for that perfect, crisp eyeliner. Some days, you may get your eyeliner just right, while other days are more of a struggle. Permanent eyeliner allows you to get the look you’re after without spending draining time in front of the mirror. The great part about permanent eyeliner is that you can choose exactly how dramatic you want it to be. You can go anywhere from a subtle lash-enhancing look to full on glam—the choice is all yours! 

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Much like microblading, permanent eyeliner isn’t quite the same as an eye tattoo. The cosmetic pigment does not penetrate the skin as deeply as a traditional tattoo, meaning it will fade a little over time. That gives you the opportunity to change the shape and thickness of your liner during touch ups if you’d like. If you happen to use any lash growth serums, such as Latisse, we just ask that you stop 2 months before your eyeliner treatment and then can resume using the growth serum after your treatment is healed.

What to expect during the permanent eyeliner process

Our first plan of action is to find the shape and shade that will best suit you. During this time, we’ll go over how you want your eyeliner to look, including how thick you want it to be. You can choose to get liner on your upper lid, lower lid, or both if you want a more dramatic finish. 

Once we settle on a design, we’ll apply a topical anesthetic to your eyes. While many people think getting permanent eyeliner can be painful, most of our clients find that it’s not as painful as they expected. As we run the specially designed tool over your lids, you may feel a slight vibration, but it shouldn’t be anything intolerable. 

All together, the process should take around 2 to 2.5 hours, and you can expect your results to last up to 2 to 4 years before you’d need a Color Refresh. 

3. Permanent Lip Color

There’s nothing quite like applying a great lip color to boost a makeup look. Unfortunately, lipgloss and lipstick smudge, transfer, and fade throughout the day. Constantly reapplying your lip color after you eat or drink can be tedious, and that’s where permanent lip color comes in. 

At AesthetiCare, we have a wide selection of pigment shades, so you can choose anything from natural and subtle to bold and eye turning. So if you constantly want a to-die-for ruby red pout, then go for it! 

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Specifically with the lips, there are some things you want to consider. For those who’ve had recent cold sores, shingles, or herpes simplex you must treat your conditions with Valtrex before coming in for your appointment. Valtrex is an antiviral drug that helps the body fight against infections to prevent future breakouts. We recommend taking two tablets the day before your treatment, two tablets the day of, and one tablet a day for the following seven days. 

Note: You will need a prescription for Valtrex, so it’s very important that you follow the dosage that’s prescribed to you. 

What to expect during the permanent lip color process

With our wide range of hypoallergenic makeup pigments, we’ll customize a shade that matches your beauty goals. From there, we will use our professional-grade device to apply the pigment into your lips. During application, we can also use permanent lip color to shape your lips, add volume, and improve symmetry to truly enhance your appearance. 

Right after your treatment, we’ll provide ice packs that you can use as needed to reduce swelling. You should only need to do this for about 3 to 4 hours. To care for your lips, either use Vaseline or Aquaphor to keep them moisturized; this is very important to reduce flaking. Do not use any other cosmetics like lipstick or lipgloss until your lips are fully healed. You’ll also want to avoid spicy foods and direct contact with foods and drinks for two days.

Keep in mind that the best outcomes come from properly cared for lips. That means you should always keep your lips moisturized to avoid cracking and rough textures. Pigment retention also depends on factors such as age, skin type, immune system, medications, and more. For that reason, we recommend you schedule a touch up every 1 to 2 years to maintain your results. 

Bonus: Lip Blushing

What if your lips could have a natural sheer pop of color all day and night without the need to reapply lipstick or lip gloss again for years!?!? If that sounds impossible, then let us tell you about the hot, new permanent makeup trend called Lip Blushing.

Lip Blushing is a permanent makeup technique that creates a soft sheer to semi opaque color to the natural lip. In one treatment, lip blushing can add color to dull, flat looking lips and give you a natural no-makeup to light makeup look 24/7. 

Clients are loving how the final healed results of Lip Blushing create the illusion of volume without fillers, or it can work with lip fillers to keep lips looking plump and pillowy longer.

If your lips are healthy, symmetrical and in need of a little extra bump of color, Lip Blushing can give you a healthier glow to your lips and make them look fuller by defining and enhancing your natural shape.

The process:

Lip Blushing at AesthetiCare takes about two hours and requires no follow up unless the client desires to have a second session, which is available at a reduced fee. 

We strive to make our permanent lip color services comfortable and pain free. Our nurses provide full dental lip blocking so you can relax and feel comfortable during the treatment.

Fully healed lips typically do not need a color refresh for 2-3 years for most clients. Color refreshing appointments are always affordably priced so clients can keep their permanent makeup looking natural and beautiful over time.

For ladies who want a more lipstick look or who have darker lips, discolored lips, asymmetrical lips, very wrinkled or very thin lips, the Standard New Full Color lip treatment would be more appropriate. The Full Lip color treatment allows for more time, and the price for this service includes additional perfection sessions that would be necessary to get the final desired result.

earn more about the types of permanent makeup with AesthetiCare

If you’re looking to get permanent makeup in Kansas City, look no further than our team at AesthetiCare. Our name speaks for itself. We care about giving you great results, we care about providing the best service, and we care about you. 

Our services are more than skin deep. The relationships we build with every single client helps us understand their needs to better serve them; not to mention, we love meeting new people and hearing their stories!

Contact us today to get started or schedule a free consultation! 

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What our clients are saying

Krissy is thorough and easy to talk to. She is confident in her skills and put me at ease.

Jessica is always keeping me up to date on new and exciting treatments. Although I have done multiple Intracel treatments in the past, this time she encouraged me to add on PRP. I highly recommend. Healing time was so fast!

Jessica did a great job always checking with me on how I was feeling. She was always concerned about how I was doing and doing the best job she could!

Jennifer explained everything in details and was very diligent in making sure that the procedure and follow up went well

I was given the proper guidance and steps to take to make my skin better. I truly love the honesty, care, and time taken to help find solutions to make my skin better. The before and after pictures truly show a difference on how well the procedure works. And I’m still noticing differences as my skin continues to heal.

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