Permanent Cosmetic Tattoos | Montgomery
At Alabama Surgical Arts in Montgomery, we offer a wide variety of permanent cosmetic and paramedical tattoos by Lily, our trained cosmetic tattoo artist certified by the Society of Permanent Cosmetics Professionals.
- Scar camouflage
- Areola repigmentation
- Scalp repigmentation
- Color correction and removal
Permanent cosmetic or micropigmentation and paramedical tattooing are accomplished utilizing a special cosmetic tattoo machine. These tattoos can last anywhere from 5-10 years after an initial touch up at 6 weeks. It would be advisable to come in for a follow up at 5 years to assess your need for a touch up at that time.
This is an increasingly popular service as people are wanting the luxury of not having to worry about applying their make up every morning.
Permanent cosmetic tattooing is especially of interest to those who have:
- sensitivity or allergic to traditional cosmetics
- active lifestyle (swimmers, aerobics)
- poor vision
- dexterity related conditions (arthritis, stroke, etc.)
- busy lifestyle
For paramedical tattooing is especially of interest to those who:
- breast cancer survivors undergoing complete mastectomy
- medical illnesses resulting in alopecia
- surgical scars that did not heal aesthetically
Permanent Cosmetics FAQs
How many treatments will I need?
Eyebrows and Eyeliners: typically 1-2 treatments, rarely you will need a 3rd.
Lips: typically 3 treatments.
Scar camouflage: 1-3 depending on the complexity of the scar and surrounding skin.
Areola repigmentation: usually 2 treatments
Scalp repigmentation: 2-3 treatments, may be done in stages as these are long appointments.
Color correction and removal: 1-3 treatments depending on residual color.
What can I expect at my appointment?
You will be assessed by our cosmetic tattoo artist and physician assistant Lily. Many factors will be taken into consideration including your entire facial anatomy, previous and pending cosmetic augmentations, medical histories and medications. You will be given a consent form to sign. We will discuss the procedure and apply an anesthetic cream to minimize discomfort. A color consultation will then take place. The procedure will start when the numbing cream has taken effect. When the procedure is complete, an ointment is applied to assist the healing process. The procedure takes a little over an hour from start to finish. Paramedical tattoos usually take 1.5-2 hours per session.
Will it look natural?
Yes. Our goal is to always maintain a natural looking result. The color will appear darker for the first 7-14 days after treatment.
Is it safe?
Absolutely. Sterilized disposable supplies are used during the process.
Can cosmetic or paramedical tattoos be performed on pregnant or breastfeeding women?
Due to lack of research, we recommend that pregnant and breastfeeding women consult a physician prior to the procedure. A written note from the doctor will be required to perform the procedure.
Can tattoos be done over a faded tattoo?
In most cases, yes. A color correction on the faded tattoo is usually required prior to the procedure. We would advise to come in for a consultation for details.
What is the difference between microblading and tattoo eyebrows?
Microblading has been around for a very long time, however, it has just started to gain popularity. The main differences is the technique in which the pigments are placed in your dermis. Microblading uses a manual hand tool and typically does not lasts as long as a cosmetic tattoo performed with a cosmetic tattoo machine.
Alabama Surgical Arts
Patient Review by Terri H
The office is very welcoming and the staff friendly. I felt at ease with my procedure.
- Terri H
Patient Review by Linda
Great and friendly staff. Appointment was easy to schedule. I am happy with my procedure and will follow up again. I would recommend Alabama Surgical Arts for anyone.
Patient Review by Aletha B
Lily is great!!!
- Aletha B