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Polished is happy to offer Permanent Makeup as a new service to our clients!  We work closely with Josephine Love who is a very talented Permanent Makeup Artist.

Service is available by APPOINTMENT ONLY.

Call to Book  717-975-9036

What is Micro-pigmentation?

Micro-pigmentation is referred to as permanent makeup or cosmetic tattooing. Cosmetic tattoo is an ancient art form that dates back thousands of years. New techniques and technological innovation of equipment allow permanent makeup to look natural and realistic.

Josephines beauty enhancements include:

  • hair stroke brows
  • lash enhancements
  • lip enhancements

Permanent cosmetics is meant to augment your natural beauty and to simplify your daily beauty routine. Book your appointment now!

Is micro-pigmentation right for me?

During your consultation Josephine will determine if you are a good candidate. For some it may not be an option. For example; if you are an avid sun tanner, considering facial reconstructive surgery or have a chronic medical challenge, this is not for you. As with any procedure which penetrates the skin there are potential risks. If you have concerns, bring these up to Josephine during your consultation.

What you can expect

Permanent makeup results vary depending on your body chemistry, lifestyle and family background. We will book a follow up appointment to assess your healing and color retention. Most clients are satisfied with the initial procedure and follow up. On occasion there are some clients that may require a touch up. More appointments may be needed depending upon the nature of your skin.  *Results are not guaranteed.

Is it painful?

Any tattoo procedure will have some measure of discomfort. We may use high quality topical anesthetics prior to and during the procedure, to ensure your comfort. Each client’s pain tolerance is different, we will make every effort to make you comfortable.

Is the procedure permanent?

In a word, no. It is best to describe it as Semi-permanent, it may never be completely gone. The type of ink we use is different from traditional body tattooing ink, it is meant to fade over time. The iron oxide (a natural mineral) in this ink will be naturally absorbed by your body over time. The benefit of the absorption is that it allows for small changes to be made as desired. Once your follow up procedure is finished and healed most clients will need a refresh session in 1-3 years. Refresh appointments have a lower price only when the original procedure is performed by Josephine.

*results may vary from person to person

Preparing for your procedure

It is a good idea to shower and shampoo your hair prior to your appointment to avoid having to do so right afterwards. Getting some rest and hydration the day before is helpful. If you normally have your brows waxed or threaded, have them done at least 48 hours prior to your brow appointment. Postpone any sunny vacations for at least two weeks after, as well as any major public events for at least one week after. Come to your appointment wearing your normal makeup, especially your brows. Avoid lash and brow tinting, facials and any skin treatment 2 weeks prior to and 2 weeks after. Avoid using Lastisse 2 weeks before 2 weeks after.

After care

The first 24 hours after your brow procedure leave the area alone, if you need to shower or wash your face you must do so carefully to avoid water on the area. If you have any questions or concerns you may call or email Josephine throughout your healing process. You will receive an instruction sheet to take home and a small care package. Your initial healing time is about 7 days. The final outcome is visible in 4-6 weeks depending upon your body’s healing process. Your follow up procedure must be booked 4-6 weeks in advance. This is crucial to achieve your final results. We will see how your skin has healed as well as your color retention. Adjustments will be made after you heal from your second procedure.

Long term care

Do not exfoliate with skin care products like retinol and glycolic acid around and on the brow area. Keep the area covered with a high SPF every day. Excessive sun exposure will cause your tattoo to fade.

IMPORTANT things to remember:

  • advise your MRI technicians you have a cosmetic tattoo
  • advise the technician for any laser treatments that you have a cosmetic tattoo
  • Always come in for your follow up appointment and regular touch ups as needed

How to book an appointment?

  • Please call for your phone consultation and to schedule your appointment.
  • Set aside three hours for your procedure.
  • We must take $50.00 non-refundable deposit to book your appointment.
  • Cancelations require at least 24 hour notice.
  • Any appointments canceled with less than 24 hour notice or a no show will lose the $50.00 deposit and require a new $50.00 deposit to book a new appointment.

Before & After Pictures

Call to BOOK NOW! 717-975-9036

before after permanent makeup*results may vary from person to person

Price List

  • Fusion Brow (2.5hours)550.00
  • Eyeliner (2.5 hours)450.00
  • Full Lip (2.5 hours)650.00
  • Lip Liner (1.5 hours)500.00
  • Lash Enhancement (2 hours)350.00
  • Digital Machine Method (Brows)450.00
  • Microblading350.00