Permanent makeup usually covers eyeliners, lip liners and eyebrow pencils and it is designed to mimic freshly applied makeup on the lips and eyes. This is achieved using a tattoo pen that is used to inject permanent ink into the skin in a procedure that can take anywhere between 30 minutes and 2 hours. A local anaesthetic is used to numb the areas and you might experience some swelling for a few days before they heal. Permanent makeup is very popular among models, actresses and entertainers, but any other person can have it done.
Who needs the makeup?
Men and women can both use permanent makeup and apart from saving you from the daily makeup sessions that can take up your time, it can be used for cosmetic enhancements. Apart from the popular permanent eyebrows, lip liner and eyeliner, the makeup can be used in procedures to camouflage scars, vitiligo, hairline enhancement, areola restoration and others. Those with pronounced freckles, age spots, and uneven discolorations of the skin, birthmarks and stretch marks can also use it to cover up. Burn survivors, chemotherapy patients, people with sensitive skin and even those with physical conditions that make it hard for them to apply the makeup can also consider permanent makeup.
Lips – The lip liner pigmentation procedure enhances lip color and you can choose the color that you desire most. It changes the size and shapes of the lips too, depending on what suits your face most. It eliminates lipstick bleeding into other areas around the lips, which is common and you can choose a natural look or go for colors with dramatic effects depending on what you want.
Eyebrows – The permanent makeup pigments mimic the hair appearance on the brow line and you can go for this if you have a thin brow and you desire a fuller one. The best thing about this procedure is that you can enjoy activities like swimming and other sweaty activities like tennis playing because you can wipe the forehead without messing up or losing your makeup. It can even be good for those with alopecia because it restores the natural look.
Eyeliner – It offers a natural, subtle look of tiny eyelashes when pigments are implanted on the lash line. The procedure can also include additional color shadowing to a soft liner that is bolder. It is not just popular with female clients, but also male clients.
Even with the long list of benefits, it involves serious procedures and you should actually ensure that you get them done by a trained and licensed professional. It is not only important to ensure that the permanent makeup supplies are high in quality but also that the makeup artist has necessary permanent makeup training. Some of the possible risks include;
· Infections from unsterile equipment and needles
· Granulomas and scarring
· Allergic reactions and removal problems
Permanent makeup has numerous advantages but ensure that you consider the possible risks and the cost because the procedures can be very expensive.