​Frequently Asked Questions

​​I’ve put together some commonly asked questions to give you information about ​various ​Permanent Makeup FAQs. Simply click on the question to reveal the answer. ​And if you still have a question that you can’t find the answer to, please ​Contact Me here.

What is Permanent Makeup?

Permanent makeup also referred to as micro pigmentation, derma pigmentation, or cosmetic tattooing is a non-surgical procedure that uses the process of implanting pigments into the dermis (lower layer of skin) to enhance the natural color and beauty.

Who benefits from permanent makeup?

Men and women who want to look their best all the time. Permanent Makeup is perfect for busy people who don’t want to spend too much time each day applying makeup; for people who have light, sparse or half eyebrows; for people who have sensitive eyes or sparse lashes; for people who are physically active or who have oily skin that sheds makeup easily; and for persons with poorly defined or descending lips. Alopecia sufferers can benefit from the application of Permanent Makeup. People with an unsteady hand, allergy to conventional cosmetics and contact lense users can also benefit from permanent makeup.

Is permanent makeup painful?

The sensation can differ from client to client. Some clients report a tingling or pinching sensation while others may experience slightly more discomfort similar to waxing or tweezing hairs. The client’s sensitivity is greatly reduced with topical anesthetics before and throughout the treatment. On a scale of 1-10, with 1 being the most comfortable, most clients say that their comfort level is about a 4 and say the benefits far out way the minor soreness. “The pain passes, but the beauty remains.” Pierre Auguste Renoir

What will my first appointment consist of?

First visit will be about a 3 hour appointment. This includes in-depth consultation to finalize the procedure, before photos, pre-drawing, post drawing photos, tattooing procedure, after photos, and aftercare.

How long does the procedure take?

Typically, a new client appt will take up to 3 hours. Touchup or other follow up procedure can take up to 2 hours or less. Color correction is case by case only.

What’s the recovery time?

Recovery time can be referred to post procedure swelling, soreness, and in rare cases, allergic reaction. The swelling and soreness can depend from client to client as it depends on various factors- skin type, age, stress, or other health issues. Clients are encouraged to take over-the-counter pain medicine to help with soreness.

How long will my permanent makeup last?

Permanent makeup is long-lasting. However, as you become accustomed to your new makeup, it’s not uncommon to want more. You may want to freshen up your new makeup every few years. The darker the color, such as black, the longer it will stay unchanged in your skin. Lighter colors are sometimes vulnerable to the effects of sun, tanning beds, physical activity, and can breakdown by the body. As a general rule, eyeliner and lip color have the longest longevity, approximately 5 to 7 years, depending upon the color used. The eyebrows can last up to 3 years.

Is the treatment safe?

All treatment are safe as the equipment used complies with all relevant health and safety requirements. All needles are disposable, sterile and of the highest quality. Sterilization and hygiene are of the utmost importance before, during, and after the treatment. All procedures are performed in a doctor’s office.

What is the aftercare for eyebrows, eyeliner and lips?

The aftercare requirements are very minimal and will not greatly affect your lifestyle. Some minor steps can be taken to help extend the effects of permanent makeup. Details of aftercare will be covered at initial consultation and after procedure.

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​Enhance your natural beauty with permanent makeup​ by Soniya. It's your key to looking naturally and effortlessly fabulous around the clock.

Meredith Pope - Permanent Makeup By Soniya

​"I had permanent makeup done on my eyeliner, top only, by Soniya in march. She went over everything that's to be expected during the procedure. That put me at ease. She listened to what I wanted and  gave me exactly that. The overall experience was comfortable (being that it was my first tattoo of any kind). I am addicted to CrossFit and having the permanent eyeliner helps getting ready effortlessly and it doesn't smudge or smear when i'm sweating during my strenuous workouts! It looks fabulous with or without makeup. I love my results and I will continue to go to Soniya for my permanent makeup in the future."

​Meredith Pope

​Stay-at-home mom

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