What is Permanent Makeup?
[ Benefits ] [ Common FAQs ]
Permanent makeup, also known as Intradermal Pigmentation, is a revolutionary method of applying natural pigments into the dermal layer of skin. This state-of-the-art technique is medically proven and specifically designed to be completely safe.
Permanent makeup is used for a variety of cosmetic enhancements such as permanent eyebrows, eye liner, and lip liner/color. Other permanent makeup procedures include vitiligo, scar camouflage, areola restoration, hairline enhancement, and more. Permanent makeup has also been used to cover-up stretchmarks, birthmarks, freckles/age spots, and uneven skin discolorations.
Let’s explain a few more popular procedures.
The Intradermal Pigmentation procedure for lip color is beautiful. It can appear to change the size and shape of the lips as well as the color. This procedure helps prevent lipstick from bleeding into the surrounding skin. Many people request a soft pink, similar to the lip color to that of an infant, for those who want a natural look. Others may desire a dramatic effect.
The Intradermal Pigmentation procedure for eyebrows can mimic the appearance of hair in the brow line. Anyone who desires more fullness of the brows will love the procedure (and the time saved not applying makeup!) Those who used to apply pencil can go swimming, play tennis, or wipe their forehead without the embarrassment of losing their eyebrows. Those suffering from alopecia (hair loss) are pleasantly surprised at how natural it looks.
A subtle, natural look, mimicking thousands of tiny eyelashes with the implantation of pigments in the lash line is popular with both male and female clients. Additional shadowing of color can be added for a soft natural liner or a more bold, definite line can be achieved. Ophthalmologists recommend Intradermal Cosmetic procedures for those who are allergic to conventional makeup and for those wearing contact lenses.
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Who Benefits from Permanent Makeup?
• Men as well as women
• Busy people with little time to apply makeup
• People with allergies to conventional makeup
• Anyone who desires freedom and convenience from daily makeup application
• Those who are physically incapable of applying makeup
• Athletic persons and those with oily skin who tend to shed makeup easily
• Burn survivors and people with flaws in their skin
• Men and women who seek correction of asymmetrical facial features
• Entertainers, actresses, and models – such as Elizabeth Taylor, Dolly Parton, Raquel Welch, Cher, and others
• Men and women who wish to look their best all of the time!
– Whats the difference between the Tradional Tattooing process and Permanent Makeup?
Where both procedures involve tattooing the skin, in traditional tattooing, pigment is added to the third layer of the skin, where in permanent makeup pigment is added the second layer of the skin called the Dermis, creating a final result of a soft blend of color to the tattooed area.
– Is this procedure painful?
We use wonderful anesthetics to keep the pain to a minimum. The eyebrow procedure hurts little on boney areas; the eyeliner procedure doesn’t hurt, its just annoying; the lipliner procedure hurts first minute and then after the second application of numbing, it stops.
– How long does it take?
If you relax, the eyeliner gets done in 15 min. Eyebrow designing takes a little time, but implanting color is 15 min. The lipliner procedure only takes 20 min.
– Do I have a choice of colors?
Definitely! There’s a wide spectrum of colors that you may choose from.
– Do I have a choice in the placement of pigments?
Of course. You will be fully aware during the procedure, instructing the technician where you wish the implants to be located.
– What is involved in recovery?
For eyebrows choose a color that is 25% darker than what you want; usually, no swelling occurs. Eyeliner procedures result as if you are swollen with an allergy or you are crying; ice packs helps with the swelling. The lipliner procedure has minor swelling. Full lips swell for a few days.
– When can I get a touch up or should I get one?
Touchups are not always needed, but if following your procedure, it lightens in some areas you, need will to wait 6 weeks for eyes and brows, and 8 weeks for lips.
– How long does the color last?
The darker the color, the longer it lasts. For example, ‘Jet Black’ lasts 10 years; the color lightens slowly, but this depends on how you treat your skin. If you use skin exfoliants or get exfoliating treatments, they may lighten sooner.