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What You Need to Know About Permanent Makeup

Permanent makeup has become increasingly popular in recent years, but many women remain confused about what this cosmetic treatment entails and have concerns about the results. Because permanent makeup is associated with tattooing, some women worry that the end results might be too heavy-handed or otherwise look unnatural. And what exactly do associated permanent makeup terms like microblading and feathering mean?

With an award-winning certified permanent makeup artist on staff, Naples, Florida-based Tru Glō Medspa can address such concerns and answer any related questions. For starters know that the natural look of your permanent makeup is largely dependent upon the skills of the permanent makeup artisan. Our permanent makeup artist and licensed aesthetician, Mercedeh Reynolds, has honed her talents with extensive experience and established a reputation in the Naples area for delivering the most natural-looking results. Read on to learn more about permanent makeup to determine if it’s the right option for you.    

Who are Good Candidates for Permanent Makeup?

Permanent makeup is an effective cosmetic option for anyone wanting to reduce the amount of time needed to apply their makeup. Along with limiting the time needed for the day’s initial application, permanent makeup decreases the need for the day’s usual periodic touchups. Permanent makeup does not smear, which makes it a great makeup option for athletes and others with active lifestyles. It also benefits those who struggle with traditional makeup application due to allergies, skin conditions, or medical conditions that inhibit the manual dexterity needed to apply makeup. Permanent makeup can also be applied to specifically hide scars or mask other facial imperfections. In particular, though, permanent makeup is primarily used to enhance the eyebrows, create permanent eyeliner, and add color and definition to lips.

How is Permanent Makeup Applied?

Permanent makeup is similar to tattooing because it involves inserting pigment into the skin. Depending upon the desired effect, the application may involve use of a coil, rotary or pen machine; a hand-held drawing tool; or some combination thereof. Whether by hand or machine, the amount of pigmentation added can be tailored to meet a wide range of results. An eyebrow job can be as subtle as adding a few hairs to an existing gap or provide a full reshaping and arching of the eyebrows. Eyeliner can be a barely noticeable lash line enhancement designed to make the lashes look fuller, or a bold, distinct eyeliner line. Permanent lip makeup—lip blushing—can subtly add color to dulled lips, or be applied more boldly to a shade matching one’s favorite lipstick. Lip work can also be used to create the appearance of volume and obscure the appearance of wrinkles.     

Whatever the permanent makeup enhancement, the process only applies the pigments into the upper skin layers, which makes the inked makeup semi-permanent. Over time, permanent makeup fades, but the initial work can be revived and/or adjusted with a touch-up session one to two years after the initial application.  

The Natural Look Achieved by Microblading

Also known as feathering, microblading is the most popular form of permanent makeup and is tailored to provide realistic enhancement to the eyebrows. The feathering technique is used to create individual eyebrow hair strokes that mimic the natural patterns of eyebrow hair growth. When done with artistic precision, the microbladed hairs are indistinguishable from the surrounding real hairs.

In fact, the natural look of all permanent makeup is largely dependent upon the skills of the permanent makeup artist. For this reason, always carefully appraise examples of previous work conducted by your prospective permanent makeup artist. Talented permanent makeup artists will typically be able to show you a portfolio of their work that showcases their distinct skills. Check their work to make sure that you like their sense of style and that their artistry looks natural.    

Your Permanent Makeup at Tru Glō Medspa

If you’re interested in learning more about permanent makeup and whether it’s the right option for you, Mercedeh would be glad to consult with you here at Tru Glō Medspa in Naples. You can contact us today through our website’s contact page, or by calling 239-919-7009.

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Amazing Experience!

I love TruGlo Med Spa! Always an amazing experience! Highly recommend to all my friends!

Jane L

The Best Ever!

I had the best experience ever at a MedSpa! From Lauren the spa coordinator to Veronica who did the best hydra facial I have ever had! She is outstanding! Beautiful experience and can’t thank you enough!

Dale C

Absolutely Amazing!

I’m very pleased and satisfied with Dalna! She is absolutely amazing and sweet. She goes out of her way to ensure she exceeds your expectations. I highly recommend you to trust your skin improvements with her.
Yari B

Always Polite & Friendly!

Love this place! Caring and knowledgeable staff… always polite and friendly. Iryna did my permanent eyebrow makeup. The shape is wonderful, she is a perfectionist. GO THERE, YOU’LL LOVE IT!

Irene C

Friendly Staff

Friendly staff and great massage and facials, I recommend everyone to try them:)

Doris W

Amazing & Friendly

I’ve been going to Maddy for a couple years now, she has done my facials and my laser hair removal. She amazing, friendly and knows her skin care!

Kimberly M

Incredible Job

First time ever receiving a hydro facial. Dalna did an incredible job, she was very professional and the hydro facial was an incredible experience. Very welcoming atmosphere, nice greeting at the front. Thorough explanation by Dalna regarding the service and she did amazing all the way around. Very friendly, had a calming sense about her and my face was glowing when I left. My son said my face felt like butter…..haha. Great job Dalna and thanks for the TruGlo experience! I will be back monthly and will most certainly recommended to anyone and everyone.

Spencer G

Fantastic Results

Fantastic results from my BBL with Stacy. She’s a joy to chat with during the treatment. She explains everything and I feel like I have a plan now.
Kari W

Knowledgeable and Passionate

I look forward to becoming a regular at this Medspa, Molly is so knowledgeable and passionate about skincare and I just knew walking in that I would be in good hands, and I was!

Jessica E


We have had several treatments with various Tru Glo team members and they have all been exceptional! We highly recommend Tru Glo for every treatment you would want. Their team is professional and will be honest with the best approach or products for your skin and the goals you have for yourself.

Giardino T

Quality Services

The best Med Spa in the tristate area. The best service and the best quality services. I can’t say enough good things about Tru Glow.

Ariel F

Highly Recommend

I have had a number of experiences with the ladies and gentleman( massage therapist) at Tru Glow. Molly has given me a number of facials and is very knowledgeable and Professional with product and services. She has helped keep my skin clear and youthful and it is always a pleasure visiting with her. Full of life. Stacy the Nurse practitioner is amazing and funny as heck. She too knows her profession and product. Always acts in the best interest of clients will engage in many medical questions or concerns with many of her medical colleagues. Courtney and Maddie are both amazing assets as well and care for clients and spa, their schedules defines there skills and popularity with guests. They have brought on a massage therapist who I understand works directly with many local professional athletes in all sports and travels directly exclusive to them during their respective seasons. He too is very knowledgeable and professional in his craft. Very skilled with different massage techniques. Gretchen is one of ladies you will see up front and she is wonderful. Fun and professional, she does a great job managing appointments and product and knows a lot about them. The overall, the staff at Tru Glow knows their stuff and they love their talents. Highly recommend them to anyone.

Garth C

Truly Magical

Every time I visit Tru Glo Med Spa it is a fantastic experience. Everyone goes beyond to make your time spent there truly magical and the treatments have you leaving with your glow on.

Lukie L

Incredible Results

Excellent all around. Had incredible results with Bbl treatments! THANK YOU STACEY 😉 Tru Glo for me is tops in professionalism, expertise and friendly helpful staff.

Linda S


Very knowledgeable staff. Will definitely be returning here!

Carolyn G

Highly Recommend

Highly recommend TruGlo MedSpa for all laser aesthetics. Stacy Blake, over 30yrs of experience and beautiful herself, transformed my face with just one HALO treatment($1600) as seen in my before and after pictures below. Dr Gardner(best plastic surgeon in all of South Florida) owns TruGlo MedSpa.

I had consultations with all of the top doctors in South Florida; Naples, Coral Gables, Palm Beach, Boca Raton and Jupiter. I decided to go with Dr Gardner & TruGlo MedSpa. Afterwards I went back to the same top plastic surgeons who complimented Gardner’s work.

Summer H

Definitely 5 star!

Tru Glo Medspa is top notch. The office is beautiful with calm aura. Gretchen is always so helpful and knowledgeable. Stacey Blake, who has performed multiple treatments on my face from filler, Botox, Dysport, BBL and laser peels, is just amazing. She is so gentle handed and always making sure you are okay during procedures. She has even went the extra mile to assist me addressing a skin issue which I didn’t even mentioned because I didn’t think there was much I could do about it. With her help I have cleared up an issue which was really affecting my daily life and I am so thankful for her help. After having had Tru Glo’s amazing staff I would never even consider going anywhere else ever for my cosmetic needs. Definitely 5 star!

Erica M

Love Everything About this Place

I just love everything about this place! It is a little pricey but it’s really worth it if you want to see real results. Maddie knows my skin better than I do and knows every procedure & product inside and out. I’d highly recommend it to anyone that is looking to take their beauty regimen to the next level.

Tanya K

Love Everyone Here

Love everyone here! Try the new “O2 Glo Lifting Facial”. It literally makes your face GLOW!
Also tried the Nano Laser procedure….OMG! Literally no downtime, and pores get smaller! I can’t tell you how many comments I have had and how great my face and neck look! These folks are some of the best!

Laura U

You Get Resuts

You could not be disappointed. Stacey takes the time to talk through alternative treatments, she’s very easy to work with, AND you get RESULTS!

Robin B