Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is permanent makeup?

Permanent cosmetic makeup is the micro-implantation of approved pigments into the skin with a specialized machine for the face and other delicate areas. Permanent cosmetics are made from vegetable products that are injected into a deep layer of the skin. At Santa Fe Day Spa we offer permanent makeup for eyebrows, eyeliner, lips/lipliner, beauty marks and more.

2. Why get permanent makeup?

Permanent Makeup with color infusion can be the right choice for people that are allergic to cosmetic products, wear prescription glasses, have unsteady hands, or simply people with busy lifestyles that like to look their best all times. Many of our guests enjoy their outdoor athletic life style; they want to look good without being concerned about running eyeliners, brows, or lipstick. They opt for permanent makeup as a practical, time-saving option.

3. How long does permanent makeup last?

The term permanent is not entirely accurate. In order to look as natural as possible, lighter, blended colors are typically used. The lighter the pigment, the faster it will fade. Depending on the area and the color used, touch ups are needed anywhere from every 2-7 years.

4. What is the procedure?

A consultation with our PMU Artist and paperwork is required prior to the procedure. A topical anesthetic is applied for eye and brow applications. Fine needles are then used to inject the pigment.  These needles may be attached to a coil machine (the same type of machine used for tattoos). The needle is dipped in pigment and then injected into the skin.  As the needle penetrates the skin, a small amount of bleeding may occur. The sensation can be compared to tweezing. At the end of the procedure, the skin is washed and an antiseptic cream may be applied. You will be sent home with instructions on how to care for the treated area and may schedule a touch-up appointment at the Front Desk.

5. What is the recovery time?

The recovery after permanent makeup is no more than a few hours. We recommend a cool compress on the area treated for 15 – 30 minutes. The cold compress will reduce swelling and assists the healing. The treated area should not be exposed to sun, salt water, or chlorine. Vaseline may be used to aid the healing process.

6. What equipment do you use?

At Santa Fe Day Spa, we use the Nouveau Contour Digital 700. This machine is the very first computer controlled device for permanent makeup worldwide. This machine’s control unit assures consistent and stable needle frequency despite resistance of the skin.

Our clients can have the assurance that with this revolutionary method they will have the highest safety level with their permanent makeup. This permanent makeup machine provides undistorted, accurate and consistent power between the control unit and hand piece, giving you the safest and best results possible.