What is permanent makeup?
Permanent make up is the art and science of implanting color into your skin. It is putting the right color in the right place so you can look better naturally. Specialized instruments allow your Permanent Cosmetic professional to place color into the layer of skin known as the dermis. Because the outermost layer of skin, the epidermis, is always shedding and renewing itself, you are looking at the color through a thin veil of skin. When a procedure is completed, the color will appear darker than the final result. This is because the color is in BOTH the epidermis and the dermis, the color in the top layer will flake off during the healing process lightening the overall effect. It is a cosmetic invasive producer that requires skill and experience and cooperation with you permanent makeup professional you are part of the team.
10 Reasons for Permanent Makeup
- Convenience. You just need more time.
- Sensitive skin of allergies
- You wear glasses or contact lenses or have had Lasik surgery
- Arthritis or painful hands
- Difficulty applying makeup or you don’t like the way it smears and disappears
- Aging changes in brow, lips, eyes
- Active, outdoor lifestyles
- If you like a natural “ no makeup” look
- Hair loss from Alopecia, chemotherapy, accidents, burns or cosmetic surgery.
- Color correction. Scar camouflage, breast areola loss, cleft lip and Vitiligo.
How long will my makeup last?
Permanent cosmetics last a long time, but not forever. As you become accustomed to your new makeup it’s not uncommon to want more. You will want to freshen up your new makeup every couple years. The darker the color the longer it will stay unchanged in your skin. Natural, delicate colors are oftentimes more vulnerable to the effects of sun, swimming and breakdown by the body’s natural response.
How long will it take to recover?
You’ll look like you’ve had a good cry for several hours following eyeliner. It is advised to apply cold packs (not ice) for 10 minutes at a time during these first few hours. Also, it is important to wear sunglasses as your eyes may be temporarily sensitive to light. Eyebrow procedures have the least swelling. Lip color often involves temporary swelling. You must let your permanent cosmetic professional know if you have a history of fever blister so medication can be prescribed.
How long does the procedure take?
The procedures take approximately 2 hours. Touch-up procedures do not require as much time.
How do you pick a color?
There are several colors to pick from. I will try to match the color you are now using and I will also consider your own natural skin tones.
When will I be able to resume normal activity?
Eyebrows and eyeliner, right away. There is little swelling with these procedures.
Are there any side effects?
There may be unforeseen side effects due to individuality. Generally there may be some swelling or bruising, lasting from 2 hours to 72 hours. Tenderness and crusting of the treated area may occur. The color will appear darker and more vibrant for the first 5 to 7 days.
Do pigments pose allergy problems?
Allergic reactions are rare, but do occur. Patch testing is one safeguard, but no guarantee. Reactions can develop at anytime.
Are permanent cosmetics really permanent?
Technically, permanent cosmetics procedures are considered permanent because the color is implanted into the upper reticular part of dermal layer of the skin and cannot be washed off. However, as with any tattoo, fading can and often does occur, requiring periodic maintenance, color re-enhancement or color refreshing.
Is it safe?
All needles are new and sterile. State required sterilization and sanitary rules are practiced at all times.