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                                                                                                                         JULY 2003
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                      THE AAM MEMBERSHIP                                                               AAM Membership
  I received a phone call the other night from    networking along could keep you from
another Permanent Makeup Professional
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                                                  making costly mistakes that could save your
asking me if I had received a phone call from     practice and your bank account.
a person identifying herself as "Kathy".              Membership in an organization with a
"Kathy" is entitled to her opinion and position   powerful website that has a professional
on anything she choses, but they are just
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of upkeep of equipment. My Costco and             membership fee's to deliver them in mass.
Sam's Club membership give me access to           This includes marketing material and ideas to               EDITOR
items that regular stores cannot carry and        promote yourself and business. Any                      Charles Zwerling
actually save me money with an increase of        seasoned Professional will tell you that just
quality in merchandise purchased. I do not                                                            MANAGING EDITOR
                                                  going to one of these conventions and
have a membership that does not benefit me        meeting Technicians and sharing has been a                Sadie Futrell
tenfold.     It is my position by that some       gold mine of information.                           EDITORIAL BOARD
kind of membership that is Professional with          Finally and most important, ONE                  Rose Marie Beauchemin
a code of ethics and standards is a must for      DISEASE TRANSMISSION WILL CLOSE                          Elizabeth Finch
us all. We are isolated by territory and          OUR INDUSTRY DOWN. There is not a lot
sometimes it is uncomfortable to network                                                                   Linda H. Dixon
                                                  of legislation in this business and if we do not
with your local competition. Membership           have voluntary compliance that provides                 Kristanne Matzek
keeps us attached and networking.        It is    reinforcement of workplace safety and                    Roxanne Gloria
easy to be forgetful and fall into bad work       continuing ed, like all other professions we
habits, the constant communication and            will be unable to establish an "accountability
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                                    IS IT PERMANENT ?
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                                                              area. This will reduce the risk of secondary infection. It is
After Care Instructions       Eye Liner- After Care Eyes                                                                                                                              FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
                                                              advised to sleep on an old pillowcase. There will be residual
may be swollen and tender for a few days. This is normal      pigment coming off the lips for several days that can stain                                                              May 1, 2003
and will dissipate quickly. Itching is also common. An ice    linens. After lips are no longer tender to the touch they may                                                  SHOP ON-LINE AT PERMARK.COM
pack protected with a wet barrier film of a paper towel       become flaky. This is normal and is expected. Please do not                 Shopping for permanent make-up products couldn't be any easier now that Permark, Inc. has launched its new website,
can very nice. Please do not ice for more than 10 minutes     pick or scratch at them. This may significantly reduce the      Permark, Inc., a micropigmentation market leader since 1985, created the website with both customers and
a sitting. Icing is most effective, the first 24 hours.       amount pigment uptake. Avoid the sun and tanning beds pre            consumers in mind. Micropigmentation is the process whereby pigment is deposited into the skin with a specially designed motorized
Sleeping slightly elevated can also reduce any residual       & post procedure. Be sure to use a sun block once lips are         instrument and needle. Physicians, nurses, aestheticians and cosmetologists use Permark instruments to create permanent eyebrows,
swelling of eyes. The most swelling is usually an issue the                                                                                                                     permanent eyeliner and permanent lip color.
                                                              healed. Do not use any Glycolic, Hydroxy or fruit acid             For customers, the site contains product information, a color chart of the company's 52 pigment shades, training school information and
following morning after your procedure. You may soil          products on lips. Avoid direct water pressure, pools and             information about the company's services. By clicking onto the products section, customers can place orders on-line. For consumers,
your pillowcase with some residual pigment on eyes. In        other bodies of water, until healed. Please be advised it is a      there is information about the various procedures, before and after photos, a “frequently asked questions” section and a section called
the morning if eyes are stuck together, use a wet Q-tip       good idea to brush your teeth with just water for 72 hours,        “Ask Permark”. The site also contains information about the company, directions to the company headquarters, news from the company,
and gently separate. Do not rub. peel or pick. Keep the                                                                                                                   information for foreign visitors and links to related sites.
                                                              post treatment. You can resume wearing lipstick once lips           “The site reflects who we are today,” said Joseph Cooperstein, President of Permark, Inc. “We built the site for the convenience of our
area clean and only use the after care given for 3 to 4       are healed. It is advised to use a new lipstick after all lip            domestic and international customers. Instead of waiting to receive product literature, our customers can find out a great deal of
days. Apply once in the am and once in pm. Use a fresh        treatments. Redness, swelling, tenderness, dryness are all           information on-line. They can ask questions and order products when it is convenient for them instead of being confined to our office
Q-tip for every application. Do not let the eyeliner          common post treatment side effects and will dissipate in a                                                                            hours.”
become dry in the first 72 hours. Avoid sun, pools, hot                                                                              In addition to permanent cosmetics, Permark products are also used in conjunction with plastic surgery procedures such as breast
                                                              short period of time. Avoid oily, salty, acidic foods while           reconstruction and scar camouflage. Some of the company's ink products are used in gastroenterology and hair restoration, as well.
tubs and all creams around eye area. Eyes heal very well.     healing & alcohol. Lips are a muscle and will need 1 to 3           For more information about the Permark website, contact Suzanne Gottuso at Permark, Inc., 450 Raritan Center Parkway,
However, they are exposed to the possibility of a             sessions to complete the process of this procedure. Lips can                      Edison, NJ 08837. Phone 800-PERMARK; fax 732-225-3767; email
secondary infection like conjunctivitis. If ointment is a     be very unpredictable. Some clients will yield very strong
problem, please do not use and rinse with buffered            healed lip color. Others will only heal with slight color
eyewash and seek medical attention for an antibiotic          uptake. This will vary on an individual basis. Clients with                                                                      Maggie's story
steroid eye drop. Eyes are sensitive to pet dander,           sun damage, scar tissue (from injury or fever blisters) and
gardening, dust & dirty hands. Sunglasses add wonderful       clients with implants may not have strong results. Hyper               I am so excited to win the "shape my eyebrow contest" that Linda Dixon put in her "forever fabulous" newsletter. It is really quite an
protection to sun. Please use a new tube of mascara after     pigmentation can happen on any lip client without warning.          honor considering where I've come from. I was asked to write my story of what being a permanent makeup technician has done for me,
each procedure. Do not wear makeup for 72 hours post          Fever Blisters are a known side effect of all lip procedures.                                                                         so here it is.
procedure.                                                    Clients are asked to go to their doctor or dentist for an anti-      My husband was never in the habit of helping my daughter and I out with finances so I've always created my own small businesses that
                                                                                                                                   related to some sort of art form or helping other people. I was a stay at home mom who lived on 40 acres with no running water (yes--
                                                              viral medication prior to any lip procedure, to help avoid an         you heard right) and just firewood to heat the home. Just living there was a full time job and I did it extremely well. My sister and best
Eyebrow - After care Please apply after care ointment         outbreak. Follow all before and after instructions after all lip        friend, Rosie Wells, knew I needed more out of life and offered to teach me how to do permanent make up as she has been in the
supplied, for 7 to 10 days do not let the brows get dry &     treatments. Lip retouch must be scheduled 30 to 45 days            business for 12 years. She flys in from the Virgin Islands every 6-8 weeks and works at the Clinic of Cosmetic Surgery in Milwaukee, WI.
crusty. Some swelling, redness or itching is normal and       apart from initial season to help with color retention. Lips             I agreed and began driving there when she came to work. I "observed" for 1 1/2 years with this schedule and finally got my 8 coil
to be expected. Only apply ointment twice a day with a                                                                              machine and began practicing on pig's feet ( a story in itself). Then came the time to actually work on a real human subject and I was
                                                              heal in three stages!! Too dark - Too light - Just right. This      just shaking when I had my first guinea pig in the chair. Her eyebrows turned out great and so did the next and the next and the next. I
clean Q-tip. Only a small amount is needed to occlude         takes one Month to happen. Please avoid any friction to lip            was pretty leary of eyeliner and it took me 3 hours at first. Now I have it down to 45 max with icing and numbing---a piece of cake. I
the eyebrow area. Keep clean and avoid sun, pools, direct     area. Directly after with proper after care,                         have now had my own office for almost 4 years in Eau Claire, WI, which is a very conservative community and very few even bother to
water pressure. Do not pick or rub the area. Brows will                                                                           actually wear conventional cosmetics. But, I am still in business and it's all word of mouth, internet browsing (
oxidize and get darker before they soften in healing. This                                                                        and yellowpages. The one thing I get out of doing permanent makeup that is so worthwhile is someone giving me a hug when they are
                                                              Recoveral® by SofTap®Before                                           all healed. You take a perfect stranger off the street who is trusting that you know what your doing and let's you take a needle to their
is normal! Do not wear any makeup for 72 hours on brow        Completely Healed                                                   face--well that takes guts. Doing a procedure on someone is so intimate that it often turns into a therapy session. You are on their face
area.                                                         Jane Adler, FAAM                                                    for several hours over the consultations, paperwork, drawing on and touch ups and people start to share their stories. I try to put myself
                                                              Everlasting Facial Art                                                 in their shoes. I've received Christmas cards, fudge, invitation to dinner, thank yous and nice tips. But the best of all is the alopecia
Lip Liner & Full Lip - After Care Lips will feel swollen      4515 N 32nd Street #200                                            clients. They are so grateful and it makes me feel so good to have helped them in my small way. I always say a prayer before starting a
and very dry after your treatment. Apply supplied after       Phoenix, AZ 85018                                                                                    procedure. "God, please let the color fly in and Guide my hand". It works.
                                                              (602) 952-7678                                                          The other best thing about doing this business is that my and my sister's dream came true. March 1st I left those 40 acres with no
care ointment on lips several times a day. This should be                                                                          running water after 17 years and a husband who laughed at my "little make up hobby" and now live in town with neighbors, flush toilet,
done for at least 14 days post treatment. Do not allow lips                                                                      showers, no land to maintain and I feel wonderful! I've also will be moving to a brand new Day Spa this summer and hook up with 2 great
to become dry. This may interfere with healed color.                                                                               gals who can heavily advertise (which I couldn't afford to do) and are movers and shakers. I recently got brave enough to hook up with
During the day if lips feel dry, apply a liberal amount of                                                                          our local plastic surgeon (took me forever!!) Business is picking up AND I won the Best Bows Contest. Life just keeps getting better
ointment. Just tap on skin and do not rub in. Always use
a clean Q-tip, not fingers to apply ointment to the lips

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                                            AAM PEARLS                                                                                                         IS IT PERMANENT ?
                                                                                                                           Is it Permanent? By Jane Adler, FAAM                         over 20 years and look like it was just done.
                                                              The owner packed them back into their crates, and assured
Love that Maltese! By Dr. Kristanne Matzek                    me that she had a powder form of antibiotic that she would   This is a question, I get asked a lot! Here is my             In summary this is a permanent procedure. Yes, color
                                                              apply to the skin when she arrived home.
                                                                                                                           simplest answer. The word permanent means can not            refreshers are a reality. Most experience artists have a
One day in early March, I was between patients when I         Before she left, I scheduled her for permanent eyebrows.     be washed off. Permanent makeup is tattooing. The            touch up policy for the original work. It is very
overheard a conversation between a caller and my              One good turn deserves another! She reported that the        basic principles of traditional tattooing and cosmetic       important for us all to educate our clients. My motto
Director of Student Services. The caller was inquiring        dogs healed beautifully and my work is intact.               tattooing have many similarities and are related.            is, "a well educated client is a happier client" & "less
about purchasing a machine to tattoo the initials on the                                                                   However, the face is different than the body. Different      is more, when it comes to cosmetic tattooing".
inside leg of her Maltese pups. Frustrated when she                                                                        colors are used. Meaning pigment not ink in most
learned that we don’t have a manual teaching how to use
the equipment, the caller was transferred to me.
                                                                                                                           cases and we use allot tertiary colors. Not straight         Pre Care Instructions: (for manual method) Please
                                                                                                                           primary colors that can last a lot longer under the          bring eyeglasses if you wear contact lenses, to all
                                                                                                                           skin. Eyebrows - Highest point of face and exposed to        appointments! You must wear eyeglasses for 3 days
I confessed that I had no experience with animals, but as                                                                  a lot of sun. Eyes - Thinnest skin on the face. Lips -       post procedure for all eyeliner procedures. Then you
an animal lover and an excellent technician, I would be                                                                    Lip liner holds better because tattooed on skin. The         can wear your contact lenses. Must be clean or new!
willing to do the work myself if she would bring the                                                                       tissue of the lip is a muscle with tremendous blood          If a client has ever had (even if years ago) a fever
animals to me. I scheduled her on an “administrative                                                                       flow, will fade faster.                                      blister, cold sore, shingles or chicken pox, it is
day”, a day when I’m in the office but not seeing anyone.                                                                                                                               recommended you obtain a prescribed anti viral
(I didn’t want my regular patients alarmed!) She was
concerned about the cost—it seems the American Kennel
                                                                                                                           Does color fade on the face? Yes! The reality is all         medication from your doctor or dentist. Fever blisters
Club requires breeders to have micro chips installed in                                                                    color can fade and almost all permanent procedures           are very common as a side effect of lip tattooing. It is
their dogs, or to otherwise mark them by tattoo. I told her                                                                like cosmetic tattooing, plastic surgery, dental             not a bad idea to have a ride home after an eyeliner
the service would be free! My thinking was if the                                                                          procedures, house paint, car paint, clothing, art,           procedure if client is light sensitive. Please do not
treatment was unsuccessful, there was no harm done.                                                                        photography, hair color etc, fade over time. The             book an appointment before any major events, like a
And, if it was successful, I could add this service to my                                                                  biggest reason for fading with tattooing is the sun          vacation, social event, or wedding. Clients may be
repertoire!                                                                                                                and or skin care products that keep us youthful. For         more sensitive if on their period during and
                                                                                                                           example, peels, laser, dermabrasion. Photo facials,          procedure. Please only use clean or new mascara,
She arrived with two, tiny, Maltese dogs, both weighing in                                                                 glycolic, Retina A, Renova etc. While tattooing on           makeup or lipstick after all procedures. It is
at 3 pounds each. I did not have her sign a consent                                                                        the face we also need to go a bit shallower than the         important to not be exposed to bacteria. This can
form—but I took photographs to prove I did the work—in                                                                     body. This is to prevent skin damage, migration etc.         cause a secondary infection. It is important to not
the event of anything serious happening, good or bad.                                                                      Also the over all health of the skin is a very large         have sunburn prior to and after any procedures. This
She brought a portable pet razor, but I chose not to have                                                                  factor. Even in museums they do not allow flash              includes tanning beds.
the skin shaved. The hair on the inside of the abdomen,                                                                    photography. The smallest amount of light can fade
close to the lower leg, was silky and downy. I have                                                                        wonderful works of art. The reality is that permanent        All clients must be off Retin A or Renova 30 days
worked through much bushier brows!
                                                                                                                           makeup is permanent. The pigment particle remains            prior to all procedures. Clients must be off Accutane
                                                              Dr. Kristanne                                                under the skin but may fade over time. Touch up              for one year, prior to all procedures. Please avoid any
I used a handi-wipe to cleanse the skin; I loaded a three
round needle into my machine. I chose black brown as          Matzek                                                       range 1 to 10 years. Meaning will vary on an individual      alcohol 48 hours prior to all procedures. Jane Adler
the color, and with the owner holding the dog tightly, I      American Institute of                                        basis. The face also exfoliates at a faster rate than the    will not recommend any medications for a client to
touched the skin and drew a capital letter “P”. The three     Permanent Color                                              body and is exposed to more sun and products. Also           take to, control discomfort. If you feel the need to self
needle passed quickly through the skin and left only a        Technology                                                   we do not wear clothing over our faces. Some clients         medicate, you must have proof of a ride home.
residue of pink. I passed again, but very little color was    150 El Camino Real                                           will never fade. Others will need more regular color
deposited in this extremely thin skin. So, I loaded an 8      #120                                                         refreshers. The darker the color the longer it will look     Try to avoid the following things unless medically
round needle, passed again, and it took immediately! I        Tustin CA 92680
                                                              (714) 573-4448
                                                                                                                           fresh. The lighter the color the faster it will fade. I do   needed, prior to all procedures. 1. Aspirin or similar
think the three was too sharp for the tissue. One more
pass over my letter “p” for Pretty, and she was done.         (800) 772-4728                                               allot of blonde clients and they do not mind having to       products 2. Alcohol 3. Niacin and Vitamin E 4.
                                                                                            come in every 2 to 3 years for an eyebrow refresher.         Gingko Biloba, Saint Johns Wart or Evening Primrose
                                                                                                                           They want a natural look that does not look tattooed         oil. If you have any condition that requires you to
I changed gloves and needles, and went to work on                                                                          or stamped on. Blue stays in the skin the longest and        take antibiotics prior to going to the dentist, it is a
Alexandra. I drew a capital “A” in the same area with an                                                                   yellow fades the fastest. I have seen eyeliner last for      good idea to do the same prior to all tattoo work.
eight needle, and it took beautifully. I only passed twice
on her precious tummy!

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