Albuquerque Permanent makeup is otherwise known as permanent cosmetics, cosmetic tattooing, micropigmentation, and a variety of other names.  The beautification of the face and body has been around since the Egyptians in 3000 B.C., and is now considered mainstream since 1 out of 4 Americans sport some sort of tattoo!  Permanent makeup involves depositing ink into the skin of the face with the goal of enhancing your facial features.  Imagine not having to worry about penciling your eyebrows every morning to make them look even and beautiful.  How about not having to applying eyeliner that can smear by the time the day, or not having to continually apply lipstick!

We, at Belleza Med Spa LLC, will give you the advice you seek in order to give you beautiful conservative permanent makeup that is the right shape, color, and look for you, and that will enhance your natural beauty and not make you look scary like you are ready for Halloween.

Experience the freedom of permanent make-up.  Imagine waking up in the morning without having to apply makeup, or working-out or getting out of the pool looking like your makeup is still perfect!  Read on to learn more about permanent makeup. Ask about microblading. Think Belleza, think pretty.

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To learn more about permanent makeup in Albuquerque please read our FAQ’s below.


Most Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. Where can permanent makeup be applied?

Answer:  It can be placed in the eyebrows, eyelash line, and lips.  There are variations possible to enhance the eyelashes or eye line.  The lip line can be enhanced or all of the lip can be enhanced.


  1. Can multiple sites be done on the same day?

Answer:  Yes.  The eyebrows, eye line, and lips can be all done on the same day, but many individuals choose to have one procedure done at a time.  If a touch up is needed, it can be done on the same day that you are having permanent procedure done at another site.  Your free consultation will better answer your specific questions.  Call Belleza Meds Spa LLC at 505/897-4433.


  1. Is it safe to get permanent makeup?

Answer:  Yes.  The Center for Disease Control, the nation’s health protection agency, reported that there have been no incidents of HIV or Hepatitis B infection due to tattooing in the last ten years.  Permanent make-up artists are trained to follow proper sanitary conditions to minimize the chance of developing any communicable disease such that it is nearly impossible to acquire a communicable disease while undergoing the permanent makeup procedure.  Most permanent makeup artists use a sterile single use needle.  You have the right to see your needle before it is used on you before the procedure so you can see that your needle is new.  Dr. Pacheco usually always lets you see the needle before the procedure if you desire.  An allergic reaction to the dyes is also very, very rare.  Permanent makeup has come a long way over the last ten years with better dyes, inks and medical devices utilized in the administration of permanent makeup.  In the consultative process with Dr. Pacheco, potential medical problems are discussed.


  1. How permanent is permanent makeup? Will it last forever?

Answer:  Permanent makeup is considered permanent because it won’t wash off.  All pigments fade with time.  Pigments fade for many reasons, including how your own body takes up the dye, how much sun exposure you get, if you apply chemical agents to your face, the color of the dye itself, and how the dye was implanted.  A touch-up will be needed at some point.  A color re-assessment should be done anywhere from 1 to 4 years after your initial procedure.   Call Belleza Med Spa LLC for further details.


  1. Does it hurt?

Answer:  All patients have a different pain threshold.  Some patients describe a low level of discomfort that is immediately addressed at Belleza Med Spa LLC.  Topical anesthetics these days are very effective in minimizing discomfort.  Dr. Pacheco is licensed to administer a dental block if needed, particularly with permanent make-up to the lips, but this is rarely needed as the topical agents are very effective in minimizing discomfort.  Some patients report having no significant discomfort.  You can take over the counter acetaminophen (Tylenol) 30 minutes before your procedure if desired, as long as you are not allergic to it or have been told by your doctor not to take it.  Avoid taking ibuprofen, Motrin, naproxen, or aspirin before the procedure as they can mildly increase bruising.  Avoid drinking tea or a lot of liquids before your procedure, and remember to RELAX!  Most patients leave very excited about their permanent makeup procedure at Belleza Meds Spa LLC.


  1. Can anyone get permanent makeup?

Answer:  Anyone can get permanent makeup except pregnant women and minors.  It’s never too late to look your best.  Both young and mature individuals can get permanent makeup done at any time of the year!  Men seek permanent makeup as well.  Permanent makeup is sought after by the young and mature for many reasons which include, but are not limited to, unequal brows, eyelash lines, or limps, skimpy brows or eyelashes.  Nobody wants to have a washed out look, so permanent makeup is a nice alternative.  Individuals with alopecia, hypothyroidism, diabetes, cancer or anybody who wants to minimize the time and hassle needed to apply makeup look for permanent makeup to enhance their appearance.  Permanent makeup is very convenient for individuals with tremors or weakness of the hands that make the application of makeup bothersome or tiring.  Athletes who sweat a lot and swimmers enjoy permanent make-up because they don’t have to bother with topical make-up while remaining active.  They simply look beautiful all of the time.


  1. What will I look like right after the procedure?

Answer:  During the consultation, all of your questions will be answered, so many of your fears will be put to ease.  In general, however, immediately after the procedure there may be some mild swelling without pain.  Swelling occurs most commonly with permanent makeup to the eye line.  The color applied immediately after the procedure will not be the final color as the skin has to heal during the first 1-3 days.  The color will mature and settle down over a period of 40 days.  Post treatment instructions will be discussed with you, and you will be given written instructions to ensure the best outcome.  The color and shape of your eyebrows, eyeliner, and lips will be discussed before the procedure.  No procedure will be initiated without your approval.


  1. What does it cost?

Answer:  The cost of permanent makeup varies, but the prices at Belleza Med Spa LLC are very competitive.  A written quote will be provided to you during your free consultation.


  1. Can permanent makeup be removed?

Answer: Yes, but with some challenge.  There are a variety of choices that will need to be considered depending upon the location of the permanent makeup and the individual needs of the patient.


  1. Will I look scary?

Answer:  No.  The application of permanent makeup at Belleza Med Spa will be approached in a very conservative manner.  Colors, shapes, and intensity will be discussed before the procedure is undertaken.  The goal to match your bone structure, color undertones, and characteristics to bring out the best in you!

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