Stratis Gayner Plastic Surgery
10 Capital Drive #100
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone: (717) 728-1700
Tuesday, Thursday: 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
Phones are open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. every day
What is Permanent Makeup?
Permanent makeup is the art of applying natural pigments into the dermal layer (first layer) of the skin. This is a state-of-the art technique that is medically proven and it is designed to be completely safe.
Who May Benefit From Permanent Makeup?
Common Questions About Permanent Makeup
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PERMANENT MAKEUP AND TRADITIONAL TATTOOING?
Both procedures involve tattooing the skin. In traditional tattooing, pigment is added to the third layer of the skin. In permanent makeup, pigment is added to the second layer of the skin, called the dermis, creating a final result of a soft blend of color to the tattooed area.
HOW PAINFUL IS THE PROCEDURE?
I use topical anesthetics to keep you very comfortable throughout the procedure.
DO I HAVE A CHOICE OF COLORS?
Yes, there’s a wide spectrum of colors you may choose from.
DO I HAVE A CHOICE IN THE PIGMENT PLACEMENT?
During your consultation, design and pigment placement will be determined.
WHAT DOES RECOVERY LOOK LIKE?
There may be slight swelling and tenderness in the skin, which will subside very quickly. Normal activities may be resumed immediately after procedure. Complete healing will take one to six weeks while pigment matures in the skin.
WILL PERMANENT MAKEUP FADE OVER TIME?
Yes, exposure to sunlight can fade permanent makeup. The use of Retina A and other exfoliating creams will have adverse effects on the color. Also, your own body breaks down foreign substances over time.
Dianne has more than seven years of experience in permanent makeup application and is physician affiliated. She is a licensed medical esthetician and makeup artist with a certification in micropigmentation (permanent makeup). Dianne also does paramedical procedures like areola pigmentation. She works with alopecia patients, vitiligo patients, and patients who suffer from trichotillomania.Back to Top