There are many levels of training available in the permanent makeup field. Every state has their own requirements for training, licensing and certifications. Some states are governed by the medical field, others by the Board of Cosmetology and some just regulated by local health agencies.  In some areas, including California, it is possible to receive 2 days training on a weekend and start working on clients without having done actual procedures on a live person. 
In addition to being unsafe and risky, having your permanent makeup done by an improperly trained and inexperienced technician can and often does lead to disastrous results. 
From poorly shaped and designed eyebrows, to color migrating away from the intended area, over-worked skin leading to scarring and colors that look unnatural, it is often necessary to reshape, redesign and correct unwanted color. In severe cases partial or complete removal is necessary. 

Corrective work MUST be performed by a highly skilled and properly trained practitioner. Most really beautiful permanent makeup will fade over a period of 1 to 3 years and need refresher work done.  Most undesirable permanent makeup seems to last for years and years and can be very difficult to remove. Most permanent makeup is not favorable for removal with lasers.  

If you have had permanent makeup that is improperly shaped, doesn’t suit your features, or the color has turned to an unnatural and unwanted shade, there is hope! Sometimes just adding the right amount of color will reshape the area, and sometimes a small amount of removal will allow for the area to later be redesigned.  Color changes are usually successfully corrected in 1-2 sessions. Fees for corrective work based on individual cases.  An in-office consultation will be required in order to estimate the extent of correction necessary and associated fees. 

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