Permanent Makeup has evolved extensively since its inception. Individuals of all ages and ethnicities can benefit from the transformation that PMU provides. Customized services can meet specific needs and desires. The entire journey is a collaboration between the artist and the client.
About Dr. Corinne Gehegan
I am a practicing podiatrist with over 22 years of experience and board certification through the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS). In 2007, I established a private practice located in Edgewater, New Jersey. After successfully running the practice for 15 years, the business was acquired by Curalta Health in 2022.
I am Board Certified by the American Academy of Micropigmentation (AAM), and I am an active AAM Gold Member. My career in healthcare complements the PMU industry due to my extensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology, skin healing, and infection control. With over two decades of performing procedures in the office setting as well as in the operating room, utilizing my hands is definitely second nature.
ABOUT PERMANENT MAKEUP
Permanent makeup is also referred to as cosmetic tattoo, permanent cosmetics, and micropigmentation. Modern techniques and advancements in pigment quality allow for more natural results. Over time, fading occurs as the depth at which the pigment is implanted is superficial. This is why “semi-permanent” may be a more accurate description. A thorough consultation is essential for the artist to be aware of a client’s medical history, skin care regimens, lifestyle, and any previous permanent makeup procedures. At times medical clearance from a physician may be required. Permanent makeup should be performed by a licensed, certified, and insured individual. Safety is paramount. Fortunately, New Jersey has some of the strictest laws in the country regarding micropigmentation. The studio meets all local and state regulations for this industry.
Services & Prices
OMBRE/POWDER BROWS $600
This technique is ideal for all skin types and types of brows. The pigment is deposited utilizing a cosmetic tattooing machine. The eyebrows will look fuller, bolder, and more defined. The shade gradually darkens from the top to bottom and from the head to the tail to create a natural result. “Combo brows” are created by combining microstrokes with shading techniques. Combo brows can be achieved with microblading (utilizing a blade to implant pigment to create the illusion of individual hairs) and machine shading. Candidacy for microblading is limited and fading is more rapid. The answer to these limitations is to create the same microblading effect with the machine as machine technology has advanced and artist techniques have evolved.
LASH LINE ENHANCEMENT $500
This service delivers a subtle lash line enhancement to impart a touch of definition. The eyelashes will appear fuller and thicker.
DECORATIVE EYELINER $600
This service recreates the look of wearing eyeliner. The style may be thin, medium (classic), or thick/smoky. With all techniques the wing can be added. The thin style is quite popular as this does not require commitment to a bold look on a daily basis. Remember that your own makeup can be added to the “enhancement” and “thin” PMU techniques for a more dramatic look when the occasion calls. This applies to “wings” as well. Furthermore, as one ages the skin sags and the wings will drop as well.
LIP BLUSH $600
Lip blush covers the entire lip and imparts subtle coverage. The Aquarelle technique is similar to lip blush, but with less definition of the lip outline.
FULL LIP COLOR $600
The outcome of this technique is a more saturated and opaque coverage. Pigments fade up to 50% after a session. Therefore, more than one touch up may be required to achieve the desired result.
The goal of this technique is to neutralize cool, blue/purple toned lips. After neutralization, a color can be added during another session. This process may also require multiple neutralization sessions and multiple color sessions.
Forms & Instructions
Pigment implantation can be achieved by either utilizing a manual tool with a blade or by utilizing a digital machine with tiny needles. The machine allows a wider range of techniques and styles.
Color selection is based on color theory which is the interaction of deposited pigment shades with respect to various tones and undertones. Several options may be selected and the client will participate in the selection process under the guidance of the artist. This is a team effort!
The color will initially be bolder during the first few days. The endurance of the color depends on many factors which include skin type (oily vs dry), skin texture (youthful vs mature), skin color, sun exposure, medication, skin care products, and adherence to post-care instructions. A touch up is required within 8-12 weeks. Micropigmentation may last 1-5 years before significant fading is evident.
Sometimes this involves a “correction”. A removal may be recommended first if the previous shape will not fit into the proposed new shape. Removal may also be advised if the previous work was placed too deeply whereby the skin is saturated with pigment and may not accept additional pigment. Scarring will impede pigment implantation. These clients are managed on a case by case basis. The number of sessions required may be more than average and the cost will reflect this.
See below for pre-procedure requirements to ensure optimal results and safety. ADDITIONAL WRITTEN AND VERBAL PRE AND POST PROCEDURE INSTRUCTIONS SPECIFIC TO THE PROCEDURE (BROWS/EYES/LIPS) WILL BE PROVIDED UPON BOOKING.
- Active dermatological disorders (rosacea/eczema/psoriasis)
- Active dermatological infections
- Acute sunburn (must wait 4 weeks)
- Chemotherapy and Radiation
- Eyelash extensions (must be removed no less than 48 hours prior to eyeliner procedures)
- Fever/Illness (flu)
REQUIRES MEDICAL CLEARANCE/PRE-MEDICATION
- Blood thinners and Steroids
- Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
- Grave’s Disease
- Heart Valves, Stents, Pacemakers, Rheumatic Fever, Heart Disease, Recent Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack)
- Joint Replacements
- Autoimmune Disease
- Organ Transplants
- Shingles History
- Fever Blister/Oral Herpes History
- Eye Disease (Glaucoma/Cataracts/Macular Degeneration)
REQUIRES A WAITING PERIOD
- Accutane (Full Dose): 1 YEAR
- Accutane (½ Dose or Prophylactic dose): Requires Medical Clearance
- Botox/Dysport: 4 weeks before and after
- Fat Transfer to Lips: 4 weeks before and after
- Fillers: 4 weeks before and after
- IPL: 4 weeks
- Laser: 8 weeks
- Lasik: Eyeliner PMU must be not be done sooner than 4 weeks prior to procedure and must wait 3 months after procedure
- Latisse: Discontinue 4 weeks prior to PMU
- Retinols/AHAs and BHAs (glycolic acid/lactic acid/salicylic acid)/ Vitamin C peels: 4 weeks
- Shingles Vaccine: 4 weeks
- Sunburned Skin: 4 weeks
- Discontinue OIL BASED makeup remover 1 week prior to procedures
- Avoid caffeine and alcohol 48 hours prior to procedure
- Discontinue aspirin as well as prescription and OTC NSAIDS (Aleve, Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil)1 week prior to procedure
- Discontinue the following blood thinning SUPPLEMENTS 1 week prior
- Fish Oil/Omega 3 supplements
- Vitamin E
- Co-Enzyme Q-10
- Dong Quai (Angelica)
- Green Tea
- Lycium Tea
- Soy Products
- St. John’s Wort
- MUST DISCLOSE USE OF PRESCRIPTION ANTI-COAGULANTS (BLOOD THINNERS) SUCH AS COUMADIN AND PLAVIX AND MUST DISCUSS WITH PRESCRIBING PHYSICIAN PRIOR TO DISCONTINUATION.