MPi Dallas Fort Worth Permanent Makeup Frequently Asked Questions

Below are the most common questions about permanent makeup, but please call or text us at (817) 600-7264 for more information at MPi Permanent Makeup.

Why should I get permanent makeup?

To save time, return to a more youthful look, or get a bolder, dramatic appearance are just a few of the many reasons people get permanent makeup.  For more reasons, click here

How long does permanent makeup last?

Although permanent makeup lasts a long time, it does not last forever.  However, by law, we must call it permanent because we are placing pigment into the skin.  But due to the softer, more natural colors we use, the pigments do fade over time.  Also, the length of time pigment remains depends on the individual.  Body chemistry, skin pigmentation and exposure to the elements are just a few of the factors that affect fade time.

Do permanent makeup procedures hurt?

It depends most of all on the anesthetic your makeup professional uses.  Many makeup artists who work in spas, beauty salons, or nail salons are not allowed by law to use the strongest anesthetics.  At MPi Permanent Makeup Clinic, because Laura Rappoport, RN, performs all of the procedures, she can use the strongest, most effective anesthetics.  As a result, we offer a comprehensive selection of anesthetics, including local, topical, and trans-dermal solutions.

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How long do the procedures take?

Procedure length varies from person to person.  In general, they take 60 – 90 minutes.

What does a procedure involve?

First, you will come into the office for a free consultation.  You will meet with our knowledgeable staff members and discuss the procedures that interest you.  We will address any specific needs you may have.  Also, if necessary, we may do a patch test to determine your sensitivity to pigment.

Then, on your procedure day, you and the artist select colors and discuss makeup application.  We spend a lot of time drawing patterns for eyebrow and lip procedures because these patterns act as guides for us to follow while applying the permanent makeup.

Finally, each procedure includes a post-procedure visit that occurs 4 – 6 weeks after the original procedure.  Also at this time, we will treat any areas that need to have some pigment added.

In addition, we take photographs before and after the procedure and then again after the final visit.

Will I be sore after the procedure?

You will experience some discomfort after your procedure.  Eyebrows swell minimally and remain red for approximately one day.  After eyeliner procedures, eyelids can be swollen and red for 2 – 3 days.  This is often alleviated with cold compresses.  Lip procedures can result in swelling that lasts 4 – 5 days.  You can also relieve this with cold compresses.

What will my permanent makeup look like?

Initially, any pigment will look darker and harsher than it will be once you have completely healed.  Eyeliner will look almost black and lip color exaggerated.  As your body heals, tiny scabs form along the areas of pigment application.  This makes the pigment appear dark.  As the layers of skin damaged during the application process start to die and slough off, they cover the pigment.  So for a while, it appears that the color is faded or gone.  Finally, after those layers completely slough off, you can see the underlying pigment.

Are there any safety issues that I should worry about?

At MPi Permanent Makeup Clinic, we make your safety and comfort our highest priority.  We perform our procedures in medical suites, and we adhere to strict OSHA standards for safety and sterilization that cannot be duplicated in a spa or a salon.  MPi Permanent Makeup Clinic NEVER reuses needles for procedures.  Also, we use the same autoclaves that are found in surgical suites for sterilizing equipment. In order to achieve the best possible result, the technician must have a comprehensive understanding of skin anatomy, the healing process, and sanitation and sterilization. He or she must also have an artistic eye and the technical ability, talent, and manual dexterity necessary to master the chosen method of pigment application. For clients who have had no other permanent makeup or tattoos, we also perform a patch test to determine any sensitivity to pigment.

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How much does permanent makeup cost?

As with any beauty enhancing procedure, the cost and quality of permanent makeup varies widely.  Smart consumers don’t skimp when it comes to choosing permanent face and eye cosmetics.  The few dollars you may save won’t matter if you don’t like the way you look.

Choose your artist wisely.  You have to live with her work visible to the world for quite some time.  Be discerning, ask a lot of questions, and look at a lot of before/after pictures.  Furthermore, don’t accept an artist with minimal credentials or no medical background.

And finally, don’t have permanent makeup applied at a day spa, hair or nail salon – that’s just foolish.

Why should I choose MPi?

We are professional, experienced, and recommended by plastic surgeons.  For more information on why we are exceptionally qualified to apply permanent makeup,   click here

I have seen ads for other places that were cheaper.  Why should I pay more?

Because there is a lack of oversight and regulation, you risk having an unsafe, unsightly experience without a qualified practitioner applying your permanent makeup.  We strive to provide high-quality, natural-looking permanent makeup with minimal discomfort. Our clients are like family. For more information,   click here

Can I have permanent makeup if I have alopecia?

Yes!  In fact, many clients with alopecia tell us that having permanent makeup has changed their lives.

Will permanent makeup affect my ability to have an MRI if I need one?

According to the FDA: “There have been reports of people with tattoos or permanent makeup who experienced swelling or burning in the affected areas when they underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).  This seems to occur only rarely and apparently without lasting effects.”

MPi Dallas Fort Worth Permanent Makeup Frequently Asked Questions


MPi Dallas Fort Worth permanent makeup frequently asked questions