All About Permanent Makeup

Nowadays permanent makeup is very popular among the active women who have little time for applying makeup in the morning. The permanent makeup is ideal solution for women who doesn’t like sitting in front of the mirror, spending 30 minutes every day. It is also known as micropigmentation, dermapigmentation, micropigment implantation, dermagraphics, cosmetic tattooing, and permanent cosmetics.

It can be used on the eyebrows, eyelids, lips, eyelashes and even on the nipples. It will help you a lot if you have thin lips – this type of makeup on the lips can make them appear fuller and if the color has faded through the years it will make them natural colored.

Tattooing the eyelashes will emphasize your eyes, giving them permanent eye liner. With permanent makeup you can camouflage any scars, brown spots, beauty marks.

The treatment differs from the traditional tattooing for more permanence. Only the upper layers of the skin are colored. The color is implanted into the dermal layer of the skin and cannot be washed off. Depending on the individual care of cosmetic tattoo, fading may occur under the effects of sunlight. Usually the permanent makeup lasts from three to nine years.

It is appropriate for active women who have little time for applying makeup, for those women who are allergic to cosmetic products, it’s appropriate for chemotherapy recipients, for those suffering from alopecia areata (excessive hair loss) , for those who have vision deficits, arthritis, Parkinson’s disease.

Unfortunately the treatment may be painful, but it is possible to have the treatment under a local anesthetic. Discomfort will mainly depend on individual’s pain threshold and the skill of the technician. As with any other procedure permanent makeup has its own side effects and risks. The treated areas can be red and swollen for a couple of days after the procedure. The complications include – infections, allergic reactions, granulamas, burning, swelling, formation of scars, blistering.

After the procedure one must retain from swimming, solarium, sauna, sun bathing and some makeup products – lipstick, eye liner, eye shadows, lip liner.
The biggest disadvantage (for some of us advantage) is that it is permanent, especially for those who don’t like the result. The prices of the procedures vary depending on the beauty parlors. Make a careful study of all the parlors before making a decision.

  • The procedure usually takes around 1 to 3 hours
  • A doctor should supervise the permanent makeup treatment
  • Before you undergo the procedure you should consult a dermatologist and make a special skin test
  • Consider all aspects of the procedure
  • Select the potential permanent cosmetic makeup technical very carefully
  • Make sure the needles are new and sterile
  • Keep in mind that that an allergic reactions may occur at any point in time
  • In some cases allergic reactions to permanent pigments can result in itching, swelling, inflammation, cracking, scarring.
  • The healing time is different for each individual
  • Keep in mind that color on the skin may change somewhat during the healing process
  • The pigmentation of the makeup may fade over time
  • The inks used, as well as the pigments, are subject to FDA regulation
  • It may be removed with laser resurfacing, chemical peel, dermabrasion, surgical removal, camouflaging
  • Usually the color will appear darker for the first days but the color will become softer as the area heals

Here are some pictures of before and after treatment:



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2 Comments »
    • Angel wrote:
      great post ... I liked the info .... I'm planning to have permanent makeup but I'm so scared that something may go wrong. That's why I'm trying to find a professional hand :)

    • nancy wrote:
      I would like to know if you have ever put permanent eyebrows on and had them turn purple? I have had three procedures. The first turned out ok but needed touch-up. The second, my brows turned purple after the week of healing. The third, the technician used a yellow to take the purple away and then used a brown for color. My brows are still purple. Do you have any idea what may have caused this? Any suggestion on how to get rid of the purple? Nancy

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