Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
122 East Ridgewood Ave
Paramus, NJ 07652
Phone: (201) 967-1212
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday: 9:00 a.m.–7 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.–2 p.m. (medical spa only)
Permanent Makeup & Eyebrow Microblading
How much time do you spend each day painstakingly lining your lips and eyes, filling in your brows, and choosing the perfect shade of lipstick, only to reapply makeup after your workout or lunch break? What if you could skip all this and magically have your makeup applied perfectly every day? It’s time to discover permanent makeup and semi-permanent eyebrow microblading at our Paramus, New Jersey, medical spa.
- Permanent Makeup Saves Time & Money
- Beautiful Results
- Where can permanent makeup be applied?
- What is microblading?
- What’s the difference between microblading and permanent makeup?
- How much does permanent makeup cost in New Jersey?
- How long does permanent makeup last?
- How is permanent makeup applied?
- How does microblading work?
- How do I care for my brows after microblading?
Permanent Makeup Saves Time & Money
Permanent makeup isn’t magic, but it’s the next best thing. This special cosmetic tattooing technique achieves the look of expertly applied makeup without the daily hassle. You can wake up with your lips and eyes already lined and your brows flawlessly shaded. Imagine the time and energy you’ll save—not to mention the money you’ll save by eliminating the need for expensive cosmetics.
Paul M. Parker, M.D., FACS
Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Known for his surgical talent and caring personality, Dr. Parker has been serving the community for over 25 years. He has dedicated his practice to the education, safety, and comfort of his patients—making each one feel as important as family.
Our medical spa staff includes licensed aesthetician and certified permanent makeup artist Ally Stajek. She is incredibly skilled with permanent makeup application and semi-permanent eyebrow microblading. Ally works with each client to select the colors, shades, and application techniques that will best complement their natural skin tone and enhance their unique facial features.
Where Can Permanent Makeup Be Applied?
Permanent makeup options at Parker Center include:
- Lip liner
- Full lip color
- Eyebrow shading
- Hairline definition
- Beauty marks
- Corrective tattooing
What Is Microblading?
Microblading, also known as eyebrow feathering, is an eyebrow tattoo technique that provides natural-looking, semi-permanent results. A small, handheld tool with around 6 to 14 blade-shaped micro-needles is used to push pigment into the outermost layer of skin (epidermis) using feather-like strokes.
The result is fine, crisp, natural-looking strokes of pigment that mimic the appearance of your real eyebrow hairs—for up to 2 years.
What’s the Difference Between Microblading and Permanent Makeup?
Microblading is a gentler pigment-placing method than permanent makeup. This is largely due to the use of a hand-held tool rather than a machine-driven device. A trained, experienced provider uses a gentle but firm touch to deposit pigment close to the surface of the skin with very little discomfort.
The permanent makeup technique implants pigment into deeper layers of the skin using a single needle driven by a rotary machine, similar to a tattoo gun. It can take a few weeks to heal, and results can last up to around 3 years before a retouch is recommended. While microblading results are not quite as long-lasting as permanent makeup, Ally prefers if for eyebrow shading because it allows her to create very realistic, hair-like strokes.
How Much Does Permanent Makeup Cost in New Jersey?
Permanent makeup can be an excellent value! Prices start at around $350 to $400 per area, and the results can last 3 to 5 years before a touch-up is needed. Compare this to spending upwards of $20 or more on quality liquid eyeliner every 2 to 3 months, and the savings add up fast!
How Long Does Permanent Makeup Last?
Permanent makeup can last for many years, but it’s not “forever” permanent. Depending on the treatment area and pigment selected, results can last 3 to 5 years, sometimes longer. The pigments will gradually fade over time. A touch-up treatment can maintain your results.
About Your Procedure
Our free cosmetic consultations include plenty of time with Dr. Parker, our patient care coordinator, and our imaging specialist. Once your procedure is booked, our nurse educator will meet with you for a special 1-hour pre-op education session.Request a Free Consultation Your Education Session
How Is Permanent Makeup Applied?
We’ll start with a consultation to discuss your goals and treatment options, and help you choose the pigment shades that will look best with your natural complexion. Don’t worry if you’re unsure about color—Ally is an expert in this department.
After finalizing your treatment plan, Ally will apply a topical anesthetic to the treatment area to keep you as comfortable as possible during the procedure. Most patients are pleasantly surprised with the comfort level of permanent makeup tattooing, as Ally uses a very fine needle and gentle touch with treatment.
The procedure typically takes 1 to 2 hours to perform. Following treatment, you can expect some mild redness, tenderness, and swelling. You can return to daily activities right away; just keep the area clean and free from any cosmetics for several days.
How Does Microblading Work?
In addition to being highly skilled at solid permanent makeup tattooing, Ally is experienced in semi-permanent microblading. She will begin by shaping and styling your eyebrows based on your input and facial proportions. During this process, you’ll get to weigh in on what you like or dislike, and you will ultimately approve the final shape, thickness, and color.
Once you are satisfied with the look of your brows, the procedure will begin. A topical anesthetic will be applied to your brow area, ensuring you are comfortable throughout the session. When you’re properly numb, our aesthetician will begin applying your chosen pigment in short strands, following the guidelines she created during the shaping portion of the appointment. The entire process can take anywhere from 2 to 3 hours from start to finish.
To achieve the best results, we may recommend that you come in for multiple microblading sessions. All patients should return for at least one perfecting treatment around 3 to 6 weeks after their initial procedure, during which time we can make any touch-ups, darken the pigment, or address any concerns.
How Do I Care for My Brows After Microblading?
If you have a tattoo, your microblading aftercare instructions may seem a little familiar! It’s important to follow your provider’s instructions to ensure your brows heal properly and that you end up with an even, beautiful result.
After your procedure, you can resume your normal day-to-day activities, with a few exceptions:
- Do not apply makeup directly on the brows while they’re healing; that also goes for most daily skincare, anti-aging, or healing products.
- Avoid peroxide, Neosporin, and any topical products not approved by your provider.
- Keep brows as dry as possible; if they get wet, gently pat with a soft towel.
- Don’t pick! Avoid rubbing or scratching as well, even if a scab or dry patch appears.
- Keep sun exposure to a minimum, and absolutely do not go to a tanning bed.
- Apply provided aftercare products as directed.
Most of our patients report that recovery is quick and easy—and that they are enjoying their fuller, shapelier brows worry-free within a few weeks. We recommend being gentle and applying your aftercare products for the first 6 weeks, after which point the area should be fully healed.
What Is the Next Step?
If you’re interested in simplifying your daily routine with permanent makeup or eyebrow microblading, use our online form to request a complimentary consultation with Ally at the Parker Center or call (201) 967-1212 for an appointment.