(480) 284-6240
8300 N Hayden Rd | Suite B-110 | Scottsdale

Frequently Asked Questions

What Makes our Method Different?

At Permanent Effects, we have more than 30 years experience in permanent makeup. Our hand method needles provide gentle application and excellent color retention in the skin. We work with a pharmacist to formulate the most effective topical anesthetic in the industry. Our pigments are some of the best in the world for long-lasting hold and color that stays true over time.

How long does it last?

Permanent makeup never washes away, although it will soften over the years. It is typical to “freshen” color with a touchup every few years. Because each of us have unique skin qualities, the hold depends on sun exposure/skincare products as well as color choice and placement.

In most cases brows are touched up every two years, eyeliner four to five years, lip color four to five years and scalp micropigmentation three to six years.

A special price is offered to our clients for touch-up appointments to keep their makeup fresh.

Does it hurt?

Most people find the experience very relaxing. Permanent Effects uses a gentle hand-method technique of permanent makeup using specialized small gauge needles designed for maximum comfort. This helps make each procedure gentle and controlled. Our custom-formulated topical ointments are used to numb the skin and are continuously applied throughout the appointment.

Is it safe?

Our hand method of permanent makeup provides placement control with a more comfortable experience. All instruments are specifically made for the face, sterilized and disposed of after each use for your protection. Our color pigments meet EU standards, are formulated for the face and scalp, and are clinically proven safe. All colors are custom mixed for each client’s needs. 

After care is provided for fast healing.

How long is the healing process?

With most procedures, an ointment is worn on the treated area. The permanent makeup will also appear stronger for the first few days until the dead skin cells exfoliate. A follow-up appointment is needed after 4-6 weeks.

What if I need correction from past permanent makeup done by another artist?

We are very experienced in correcting past permanent makeup. We use special pigments to help neutralize colors and correct shape. (For instance, blue-gray brows or pink brows.) Additional charges may apply.

What does hand method permanent makeup mean?

Hand-method permanent makeup means that we do not use a tattoo machine. We use needles designed and made especially for the hand method of application. It is a very gentle and safe procedure allowing for a soft, natural outcome.

Hand-method permanent makeup if also different then microblading. Microblading is a popular eyebrow technique that mimics hair by scraping pigment across the skin causing micro scarring that leads to poor hold over time. While microblading does mimic hair, the pigment eventually fades or becomes fuzzy, requiring frequent touchups and leading to more scarring and even poorer hold. Permanent makeup is more permanent than microblading with a “filled in” powder makeup look. Since touchups are only required every 2 years with permanent makeup, scarring is very minimal and future appointments hold well each time.

Can I come in for a consultation?

We always offer a free consultation, although most clients find their questions can be answered over the phone.

Permanent Effects

8300 N. Hayden Rd. Suite B-110
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Phone: 480-284-6240