Questions You Might Have

How long is the training?

The training is a minimum of 400 hours over the course of 6 months as per the Arkansas Department of Health/Tattoo and Body Art Licensing Board.

How much does the training cost?

The tuition is $8,500, plus a non-refundable $100 application fee. This tuition will cover all costs of your Permanent Cosmetics program.

Does APCI offer financial aid?

APCI offers in house financing among other avenues that are subject to approval.

What is permanent makeup?

It is the micro-implantation of coloring pigments into the skin for aesthetic purposes to enhance, contour, and outline facial features. It is also a valuable procedure for camouflaging scars, burns, skin pigmentation variances caused by vitiligo, correcting some facial irregularities, or to further enhance facial rejuvenation and post-operative treatments.

Is permanent makeup similar to tattooing?

It has some of the same qualities, yet it is very different. Only specialists in micro-pigmentation can perform this procedure on the face; tattoo artists cannot. APCI uses only the techniques, tools, and pigments specifically designed for micro-pigmentation procedures, making it safe, sterile, and painless. Permanent makeup clinicians also use effective topical anesthetics that are not allowed for use by tattoo artists. APCI uses instruments much more delicate in design that provide natural-looking results.

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Is permanent makeup a safe procedure?

At APCI, the procedures are performed under sterile conditions, using only disposable needle cartridges and with digitally controlled implantation devices. There are no long-term side effects; short-term effects may include some redness, swelling, and tenderness. There are no known allergic reactions to pigments

Is there any discomfort associated with the procedure?

Unlike in tattooing or some other type of permanent makeup salons APCI uses topical anesthetics that are highly effective to be applied to the treated area which significantly reduces discomfort. Typically, patients will report a tickling sensation with little or no discomfort during or after a procedure has been performed.

How long does the procedure take to complete?

The average time required for a procedure is between one to two hours.

Can I keep my own brow hair?

Once the best brow shape for you has been decided, any hair within that shape can stay and will only make the work look more natural. Any hair outside the shape can be waxed or tweezed just as you would normally do with your normal brow maintenance.