The Skin Center of North Carolina is proud to announce the addition of
Patricia Pietropaolo, Permanenet Makeup Artist.
Permanent Makeup is designed to simplify the lives of women who apply makeup every day. It is ideal for those who enjoy swimming and exercising but not the inconvenience of having to reapply their makeup….for those that have difficulty applying makeup because of age or physical impairment, and for those who are allergic to the ingredients in makeup.
Permanent Makeup involves the micro implantation of mineral extract directly into the skin. At The Skin Center of North Carolina our Permanent Makeup artist has performed hundreds of treatments and we have a wide range of colors to suit every skin tone. This procedure can add definition to the eyes or brows, and enhance lip color and give the illusion of volume. Many people who have experienced hair loss of the eyebrows have found permanent makeup to be the perfect solution to restoring a natural looking brow.
As a proud member of the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals. Patty has mastered the art of Permanent Cosmetic Application with her eye for detail. She offers her clients the unique combination of skill as well as a keen aesthetic "eye". Patty strives to enhance each individuals distinct features to fit their faces structure, color, and overall appearance. You are in exceptionally talented hands. Patty insists on the highest standards of safety, including the use of the most innovative, modern, and effective equipment, topical anesthetics, disposable instruments, and the highest quality pigments.
She demonstrates the same medical sterilization standards and procedures adhered to by physicians as well as focusing personal attention on each clients special needs and features. Being an artist, I know all about the structure and tone of the human face.
Patty has been a licensed cosmetologist and esthetician for ten years.
In 2004 Patty was certified as a credentialed Permanent Makeup Technician and also received certification in OSHA bloodborne pathologen training under the direction of a Master Instructor, Terry L. Lively, a founder and primary instructor of “The Art of Skin” in San Antonio, Texas.
Patty received additional training under another Master Technician here in the Finger Lakes Region.
Patty is licensed and fully insured.
It is very important to "listen" to what your client is saying! The longest part of the procedure will be penciling in the pattern and making sure the pattern will meet each client’s specifications/personal needs.
Pre & Post Instructions
Swelling is normal for all procedures. Apply ice or Frozen Chamomile Tea Bags once every 20 minutes for an hour. Dry skin, itching and/or tenderness to the treated area is normal! These symptoms will dissipate and vary on an individual basis. Color will fade and may become blotchy within the first few weeks. The color will fully develop in 4-6 weeks. You are welcome to take Benadryl when you get home.
If you take a Benadryl or other relaxant prior to procedure, you must have a ride home. This may impair your driving.
General Rules for ALL procedures:
- Apply A&D ointment sparingly, three to four times a day for 5 to 7 days following the procedure, using clean qtip, not your fingertips. Remember, sparingly means use a light coat of A&D ointment NOT a thick coat!
- If you feel any type of discomfort or itchiness, discontinue A&D ointment and use Vaseline. No sun or tanning prior to procedure!!
- Avoid direct shower water on treated area after procedure, but instead let the water hit the back part of your head allowing water to roll onto your face. Remember, you should have your ointment on, which will protect your procedure.
- Do not take aspirin, niacin, vitamin E, and/or ibuprofen unless medically needed 48 hours prior to procedure.
- Avoid alcohol or caffeine prior to procedure.
- Getting a procedure while on your period can make you hyper-sensitive.
- Avoid extreme exercise prior to and directly after procedure! No sweating!
- No swimming pools until healed.
- Please allow time for all procedure(s) to heal before going on vacation or any special event(s).
- Only touch the treated areas with squeaky clean hands or q-tips. This is a must!
- No creams, cleansers or makeup on the procedure for the next 5 to 7 days. You can still wash your face or apply make up, just NOT on the actual procedure.
- DO NOT RUB, SCRATCH OR PICK AT THE TREATED AREA. Let any residual pigment come off naturally.
- DO NOT PANIC! Your procedure will fade 40% for brows and eyes and 60% to 70% on lips. It will take 5 to 7 days for your procedure to heal and look natural.
- Remember, in Permanent Makeup - LESS IS MORE! You can always come back for more if your procedure is too thin or too light.....HOWEVER if you request too much or too thick, I am not able to reverse color or remove.
- Do not wear contact lenses to your appointment, bring your glasses.
- Clean contacts can be worn 72 hours after the procedure.
- Makeup can be worn 72 hours after the procedure.
- Buy a new tube of mascara to use after procedure.
- Do not use makeup, cleansers or wash your eyes, mineral oil or heavy creams, especially glycolic.
- If you have dry or sensitive eyes, there is a slight chance that you may get pink eye, if this occurs, consult with your Doctor for a prescription.
- Do not get used to the "Dark/Thick Look", your color will fade 40% and you will lose a line, making it look thinner.
- Only use the after-care ointment. A small amount all day to keep moist.
- If there you wish to have your eyeliner thicker, darker, or longer, a follow up visit is needed after 30 to 45 days.
**There will be a touch-up fee for any procedure AFTER 45 days.
- If you get your eyebrows waxed or tinted, have this done at least 72 hours prior to the procedure and wait 2 weeks after to continue.
- Regular makeup can be worn 72 hours after the procedure.
- If there are any blank areas of pigment, this is normal and can be corrected on a follow up visit in 30 to 45 days.
- If you have ever had a fever blister or cold sore, you should get a prescription for Zovirax, Valtrax or other prescribed medication from your doctor or dentist. If you are not able to get a prescription, you can also purchase Abreva or L-Lysine. Begin taking your prescription and/or L-Lysine one week before you come in and and a week after your procedure.
- Lips may take up to 3 sessions to be perfect. Lips are a muscle without hair follicles or pores. If a client has a lot of scar tissue in lips, the results may be weak in color intensity.
- A lip stick look cannot be achieved with lip tattooing. However, a beautiful natural shade is a realistic goal.
- Lips heal in 3 stages: too bright, too light, color returns in 3 weeks.
- Gently tap in ointment, DO NOT rub. Be sure lips are not dry, keep moist with ointment and use sparingly, not heavy. TAP IN, do not rub or it may pull out pigment before it has had a chance to heal.
- Lips will be very sore for a few days. This is normal. Swelling may also be an issue for a few days.
- Avoid oily, salty or spicy food and drink with a straw.
- Do not rub lips or pull loose skin/peelings.
- Avoid ANY friction to the lip area.
- If your still want more color, you are welcome to return for a touch-up in 30 to 45 days, for an additional charge.