Is Permanent Make-Up Application Painful?

Is Permanent Make-Up Application Painful?

Is Permanent Make-Up Application Painful?

Is Permanent Make-Up Application Painful?

Many clients ask us if the permanent make-up procedures we offer are painful. Others just assume they have to deal with major pain to get through to the other side of the beauty landscape. Fortunately, it isn’t so. Getting permanent make-up shouldn’t only be safe, but in our opinion, it should be pain free or as pain free as possible.

We offer a medical grade numbing cream (active ingredients Lidocaine, Tetracaine, Benzocaine, varies depending on chosen body area), and we add it on the client’s skin to achieve maximum amount of relief during the session. It’s not advisable to start the procedure unless the client is fully numb. Most procedures can be done with full numbing taking place; however, some areas of the body will always be a bit more sensitive than others. For example, the areola area and the lips have lots of nerve endings that might react somewhat to the needling process. Not everyone has the same reaction as this varies greatly individually speaking, but overall, there are not many complaints at all about this.

However, it’s good to mention that one should mentally be prepared for a tiny bit more sensitivity when dealing with the lips or scalp for example.
Most clients say that they feel a tiny bit of prickling when the brows are being done. Eyeliner is nothing, kind of like having a hand working on you, and you know it’s there, but there is no pain gained. Beauty marks, scars and age spots are never mentioned as being even felt. If a client starts feeling anything at all during procedure, we encourage she/he to speak up and let us know that more numbing is needed. The numbing time varies depending on procedure, and sensitivity in the area.

If someone requires an injectable for numbing, we recommend our dentist next door. He charges $50 and injects the mouth area, so that absolutely nothing is felt during our procedure. The downside is that one has to deal with the numb feeling for hours afterwards. This is only recommended for extremely, highly sensitive individuals.

Hope that this sheds some light on how we see pain and how things work over here. Karma is very concerned about inflicting pain and does her absolute best to maintain a pain-free working environment. On top of that, it’s actually somewhat difficult to work on clients that are in pain. So it’s a
win-win for both parties involved. Please don’t hesitate to call or text or e-mail us, if you have any questions about our procedures.