Permanent Makeup Specialist

Soulage Wellness & Aesthetic Center

Pompeyo C Chavez, M.D.

Aesthetics & Wellness Center located in Bastrop, TX

Filling your eyebrows, lining your lips, and applying the perfect eyeliner are all challenging and time-consuming parts of your daily routine — and it can get old really fast. Fortunately, there’s an alternative available at Soulage Wellness & Aesthetic Center in Bastrop, Texas. Under the leadership of board-certified physician Pompeyo Chavez, MD, an expert artist offers permanent makeup, including microblading for brows, permanent eyeliner, and lip makeup. Learn more by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.

Permanent Makeup Q & A

What is permanent makeup?

Permanent makeup is a highly advanced method of depositing tiny amounts of ink pigment into your middle skin layer, the dermis. The precisely placed ink deposits replicate the look of expertly applied — but still very natural-looking — makeup. 

You can get permanent makeup in any of the following areas:

  • Eyebrows
  • Upper eyelid
  • Lower eyelid
  • Lip line
  • Full lips
  • Skin pigment anywhere on your face to even out skin tone
  • Beauty mark

You can also get combination packages, such as brows plus eyeliner. The Soulage Wellness & Aesthetic Center artist, who has years of experience both locally and internationally, applies your permanent makeup. They can also show you their extensive portfolio of excellent results to help you decide what you'd like your results to look like. 

Is permanent makeup right for me?

Some of the most common reasons that patients get permanent makeup include:

  • Sparse brows 
  • Alopecia or other hair loss
  • Poor vision that makes it hard to apply makeup
  • Vitiligo, which causes blotchy skin
  • Allergies that prevent you from wearing makeup
  • Tremors or other restrictions that make it hard to apply makeup

Sometimes, patients choose permanent makeup simply for the convenience factor. It can save you a lot of time and trouble every morning. 

How do permanent makeup sessions work?

The permanent makeup artist evaluates your skin tone and hair color while discussing your personal style and goals with you to create a treatment plan. Then, they use cosmetic pencils to create designs that give you a preview of the results. Your permanent makeup artist uses a variety of tools and methods, including both machine and hand methods, according to your needs. 

The process may be uncomfortable at times, but your permanent makeup artist uses topical anesthetics to help numb your skin.

Your initial appointment takes around 1.5-2 hours. You'll have 1-2 shorter appointments afterward to refine the shape, color, and pigment density.

What happens after my permanent makeup treatment?

Your treated area typically looks around 30% darker for up to a week. As the skin starts to heal, your top layer of skin naturally exfoliates to give you the true natural-looking results. 

You may have some mild discomfort and swelling for a few days after treatment. Over-the-counter pain medication and ice packs control this well. 

Your permanent makeup artist gives you a vitamin A and D ointment after your treatment. Apply this a minimum of three times a day for at least five days after your treatment session. 

It's best to avoid applying makeup in the treated areas until healing is complete. You should also avoid public swimming areas for a couple of weeks, as this exposure could allow bacteria to get into your healing skin.

How long do permanent cosmetics last?

It depends on your skin type, personal habits like sun exposure, and other factors unique to you. Generally, results last 2-6 years, as the pigment fades very gradually. When you notice fading, you can have a touchup to maintain results.

Learn more about permanent makeup by calling Soulage Wellness & Aesthetic Center or booking an appointment online today. 

* Individual results may vary.