Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ.. on Micropigmentation (Permanent Cosmetics)

How costly is this procedure? 

Each procedure is different, and tailored to your needs. Only after clearly assessing your desired results, can we create a specific fee to meet your desires. We do offer discounts when you have more than one procedure done at the same appointment.

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Is the procedure painful? 

There is very little discomfort in most micropigmentation procedures. Many clients describe it, "easier than expected". Each person has a different threshold for discomfort. We always use specially formulated and safe topical anesthetics to ensure your comfort.

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How long does the color last? 

The pigment is implanted into the dermal layer of the skin. It is considered permanent because it will not wash off and will not wear off. The pigment will fade over time. Typically, the color will fade between 3 & 7 years, depending upon your skin tones and the colors used. The fading process allows you to keep a more natural look through the years.

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Are these procedures safe? 

Absolutely! The micropigmentation process has been scientifically designed, tested and proven to be safe. We use only hospital sanitation standards and sterilization procedures to provide you, the client, with the peace of mind and the assurance you need and deserve.

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Do I have a choice of color & placement? 

Absolutely! During the procedure you will be involved in the decisions made to ensure the pigment application is to your satisfaction. There are many colors to choose from and we will do everything possible to meet your expectations. The natural results is a unique combination of artistic ability, techniques used and the correct placement of colors which harmonize with your skin tones.

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Who can benefit from these procedures? 

Anyone who desires to enhance their appearance. It is a timesaving convenience for a busy person. You can look your best all of the time without applying and reapplying makeup throughout the day. Permanent cosmetics are perfect if you are unable to wear makeup.

It often becomes difficult to apply makeup as vision changes. Certain medical issues can make it impossible to apply makeup such as pain/arthritis, muscle weakness, etc. Scars from accidents, burns, or surgical procedures can be camouflaged and restored to a more natural appearance.

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How long does a procedure take? 

After the initial consultation and allergy scratch test, a single procedure will take 30 minutes to 1 hour (it may vary). Follow up treatments may be needed to achieve your desired results.

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Is micropigmentation a tattoo? 

Yes, micropigmentation is a form of tattooing. We use needles to implant color into the skin. It is a cosmetic tattoo and we use only natural pigments to achieve a very soft/natural appearance. We do not use any traditional tattoo inks in our procedures.

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What is involved in recovery? 

There can be some puffiness/redness of the skin in the treatment area which could last 24-48 hours. Everyone is different and results may vary. You can resume normal activities immediately after a procedure. You can expect tenderness in a treatment area for a few days. Colors will appear darker and more intense on your skin immediately following the procedure, but will soften and lighten during the healing process. The healing time is different for each person and procedure.

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Additional Services

Why Merrill?

Over 25 years experience in permanent cosmetic and laser hair removal

More than 20,000,000 hairs permanently destroyed.

Every client's service is personalized to meet both their needs and budget.


Laser Hair Removal

  • Laser hair removal is possible with all skin tones and most hair colors. The process works best for light skin with dark hair However, it can be highly effective for darker skin or other hair colors. Many factors can influence the overall treatment process and the total number of sessions.

  • A minimum of 5 treatments are required to successfully remove unwanted hair from a particular body area. Your hair grows in cycles and only those follicles that are actively growing at the time of treatment will be affected.

  • Merrill Permanent Cosmetic and Laser Center offers two extremely effective lasers (Candela GentleLASE™ and  Altus Vantage™) for the reduction of unwanted hair. All skin tones and most hair colors can now be effectively treated with minimum effort and discomfort. Both of our lasers are cleared by the FDA for Permanent Hair Reduction.


Permanent Cosmetics

  • Permanent Cosmetics, also known as Micro-pigmentology or cosmetic tattooing is a method of applying natural or synthetic pigments into the dermal layer of the skin. This technique has been medically developed and specifically designed for safe, permanent application. Permanent makeup is used for a variety of enhancements such as defining eyebrows, eyeliner, and lip color.
  • Permanent makeup makes it possible to look better around the clock and eliminates the morning drudgery of applying makeup. When you look better all of the time, you feel better. Plus you'll have more time to spend on things you want like more time with the family and leisure activities.



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