What is Permanent Makeup?
Also known as micro pigmentation, it is a process where art and science are brought together by a delicately sophisticated technique of expertly placing color pigments within the dermis or second layer of the skin. This process is used for cosmetic and corrective purposes and creates a lasting effect to accentuate and improve definition of the eyes, eyebrows and lips. Following consultation and analysis, colors are formulated for each individual. The client may choose a natural, “you-only better” look or more dramatic effect.
Permanent makeup options include: permanent eyebrows, permanent eyeliner, permanent eyeliner with “Halo”, permanent full lip color and permanent lip liner.
Who may benefit from Permanent Makeup?
The person who wants distinctive facial features, every day, year after year- professional women, housewifes, mothers and athletic women who don’t want to be concerned with smearing makeup. If you have poor vision, contact lenses, limited dexterity, allergies or hair loss, this service has a place in your life. Permanent makeup saves time and gives nonstop confidence. For example, lipstick won’t “bleed” into tiny wrinkles in the skin and uneven eyebrows can be softly defined all the time. In addition, after plastic surgery restores more youthful appearance to the face, a final touch of permanent cosmetics will discreetly and naturally restore the youthful color of facial features. Scars from facelifts, surgery, injuries or burns can be camouflaged.
How long does the procedure take and what is the recovery time?
First, an initial complimentary consultation is arranged and the shape, size and the color are determined. You will fill out a medical history form. The actual procedure takes 1 to 2 hours, depending on the areas receiving pigment. A combination of topical anesthetics is used, producing total numbness or a mild “tickling” sensation. A slight swelling and redness will be present for 2 or 3 days. Your eyes will feel like you’ve had a good cry and sometimes there is little bruising. The intensity of the permanent t makeup for the first 5 days will be stronger than the final color. 40% to 50% will exfoliate off. You will be given an instruction sheet on how to care for your procedure; however a normal routine may be resumed immediately. After 1 to 3 weeks, the procedure heals completely and touch-up is required for perfection.
How long does the permanent makeup last?
Longevity varies from person to person depending on their life style (sun exposure), the colors used for the permanent cosmetic procedure, and are also affected by topical products applied to the skin. The fact that most people will require periodic color refreshing of their permanent cosmetics is the opportune time to work with your technician to reevaluate your overall appearance profile and determine if any changes are appropriate.