What is permanent makeup? Permanent makeup is also referred to as cosmetic tattooing. This is a unique method used for permanent cosmetics. Other names of permanent makeup are micro pigment implantation, micropigmentation, and derma graphics. Permanent makeup is done by embedding colored pigment into the upper layer of the dermis.

How is Permanent Makeup Done?

Permanent makeup is performed by using different devices such as rotary machines, tattoo coil machines, as well as hand devices. The first thing to do is to have a consultation. Then, the procedure will be done by applying the colored pigment. Afterward, you will have follow-up visits for the evaluation of the color of the pigment and to check if it has healed.

Who Can Take Advantage of Permanent Makeup?

As long as you meet the age requirements of the procedure and are capable of healing properly from minor wounds, then you can enjoy the great benefits of permanent makeup. Women who are interested in this procedure range from young to more mature ones. This is an excellent option for those who want to have an elegant, natural enhancement to their appearance.

This can be very helpful to those who are unable to wear traditional makeup because of skin sensitivities and allergies. It is also perfect for active people who desire to have the best look when performing their sports activities such as hiking, tennis, swimming, biking, and aerobics. With permanent makeup, there is no need to worry about reapplying cosmetics or sweating off.

Permanent makeup can also be beneficial to people who are experiencing some issues with their vision and find it hard to apply some makeup. This service can be valuable to people who are experiencing dexterity-related conditions including Parkinson’s disease, stroke survivors, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and most of all for those who do not have the time to apply and refresh their makeup.

What Are the Different Types of Permanent Makeup Procedures?

Keep in mind that permanent makeup procedures can be dramatic or subtle depending on your requirements. Some of the famous options are Eyeliner, Eyebrows, Lip Color, Lipliner, Lip Blend, Beauty Marks, Lash Enhancement, Scar Camouflage, Hair Imitation, as well as Areola Repigmentation.

Take note that some of these procedures may require the use of highly advanced techniques which will be performed by experienced technicians who have undergone some advanced training.

How Much Is the Cost for Permanent Makeup?

The price for each procedure differs but typically it can range between $400 to $800. For advanced procedures, you will likely be paying between $150 to $250 per hour. These procedures are also known as para-medical procedures.

However, the cost of the procedure should not be your major concern when making an appointment with your potential permanent makeup professional. The most important thing to consider is the skills and training of the technician who will be doing the procedure. Additionally, it is important that you have confidence in their skills.

Is Permanent Makeup Really Permanent?

Absolutely! This is because, in permanent makeup procedures, the colored pigment will be tattooed into the upper dermal layer of the skin which means that you cannot wash them off. Nevertheless, just like any kind of tattoo, it has the tendency to fade. That is why regular maintenance or color refreshing will be required.

The sporadic requirement of color refreshing and the scientific structure of pigments can be comparable to that of tinted hair color, the paint of your house which is regularly exposed to sunlight, and other environmental elements or the material on the furniture that is consistently exposed to the sun. The color pigment that is embedded on your skin could likely fade with time.

The periodic color refreshing can be an excellent chance for you to reassess your design and color preferences. Although the idea of permanent might seem perfect, you should also consider the changes in your taste throughout the years. Most likely, from time to time you will be making some changes to your hairstyle, hair color, clothing preferences, and makeup.

Periodic color refreshing of your permanent makeup will give you an opportunity to reassess your overall appearance so you can work with your technician to determine if some changes will be appropriate. The length of time will vary from one person to another. There are some things that need to be considered such as the color pigment used for the permanent makeup procedure, sun exposure or lifestyle, as well as the reaction of the topical products used on the skin.

How Long Will the Procedure Take?

Generally, the permanent makeup procedure will be done in about two to three hours. This includes the time for taking photos, establishing records, discussing your preferred color and design, performing the procedure, as well as explaining the aftercare requirements. However, color refreshing or follow-up procedures won’t take the same amount of time.

Is Permanent Makeup Painful?

Most people reveal that they experience some discomfort. Nevertheless, this will vary based on each person’s pain threshold. There are various methods of managing the discomfort, some topical anesthetics can be applied. Your cosmetic professional should explain these methods to help in determining which one is more appropriate for you.

Every year, thousands or possibly millions of body art tattoos are performed. Generally, tattoo professionals do not utilize any anesthetics when performing tattoo procedures. Anesthetics intended for permanent makeup are considered a luxury due to the location of the tattoo. Additionally, due to the fact that permanent makeup belongs to the beauty treatment category.

Is Permanent Makeup Safe?

To ensure that permanent makeup is completely safe, proper disinfection and sterilization guidelines should be followed. Permanent makeup professionals will regularly participate in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) classes to keep themselves updated with the safety principles. The following are some of the important guidelines that should be followed:

  • The technician should purchase disposable sterilized machine parts for one-time use only and they should be properly disposed of right away after the completion of each procedure.
  • Sterile and new needles should be used for every client. Be sure that these sterile needles are opened in your presence.
  • New gloves and disposable aprons must be used and should be replaced during the procedure when necessary.
  • The bed covering should be new and disposable.
  • The artist must be neat and clean.
  • Make sure that the treatment area is free from any contaminants.

What If You Don’t Like the Result?

Even though the permanent makeup procedure is considered permanent, there is some flexibility with regards to the shape and color to some extent, but it will depend on the expertise and skills of your technician. You might notice that the color will look darker right after the procedure, however, it will gradually lighten and soften and lighten as it heals.

The healing period varies based on the procedure. It is important to consider that there is something different that might occur after the procedure. For instance, the color might appear when there should be no color. It will take some time before you can get used to the new look. Due to some contrast in skin color, the eyeliner color will look more apparent. It will probably take six weeks before the final color of your lip color will emerge. That is why it is important that you should be patient.

After the procedure has healed, perhaps the only reason why you don’t like your permanent makeup is when your technician did not discuss with you the color and design. Why did this happen? If there is no communication between you and your technician, then it is possible that your desires will not be met. In case the technician acknowledges your requests, however, if they do not consider your choice of design and color, then it’s best that you should not proceed with the procedure.

Your choice for your eyebrow color should not depend on tinted scalp hair color. If there are some changes, then it could affect the color of your permanent makeup for eyebrows. Your eyebrow color should depend on your eyebrow hair and your skin undertone. If you choose well-trained technicians, then most likely they will not perform the procedure if the color and design that you choose are not reasonable.

In case your desires are being turned down by technicians, then it is time to re-think. Keep in mind that it is not easy to remove permanent makeup. That is why it is important that you should make the right decisions upfront. The best thing to do is to do some research and look for a qualified technician to work with.

How To Choose a Qualified Technician

When choosing a technician, be sure to check his portfolio, experience, training, and skills. Keep in mind that the right placement of the procedure is as essential as the right color. These professionals have acquired proper training in skin undertones and color theory so they can provide you with the result that you desire.

Beauty Techniques offers different types of permanent makeup services including microblading, hairline microblading and scalp, areola and nipple restoration, skin tightening services, and many more. For more information, you can contact us at (832) 654-4595 or send us an email at [email protected]