Permanent Makeup is cosmetic tattooing that deposits coloured pigment into the upper layer of the skin. Permanent makeup is also referred to as permanent cosmetic, micro-pigmentation, micro-pigment implantation , dermagraphics,intradermal pigmentation,  or cosmetic tattooing.

Permanent Makeup can help enhance appearance, and can also correct certain conditions. It is especially beneficial to people who are unable to wear other cosmetics due to allergies and skin sensitivities; active people who want to look their best for activities such as swimming, hiking, biking, tennis, aerobics, and those who do not want to worry about “sweating off” or reapplying cosmetics. Also the vision impaired people who have difficulty applying their cosmetics, and others with motor impairments such as arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke survivors, those with unsteady hands who cannot apply their own makeup, and busy people who don’t have time to spend on their makeup. Permanent Makeup can also help cover up unsightly scars, and do not wash away, smudge, or fade in a few hours. The results can last for years.

Permanent Makeup can be used on almost any area of the body, and is especially suited for the eyebrows, the eyelids, the lip area, and the breast areola after breast surgery. Technically, permanent makeup procedures are considered permanent because the color is implanted into the upper reticular part of the dermal layer of the skin and cannot be washed off. However, as with any tattoo, fading can and often does occur, requiring periodic maintenance, color re-enhancement or color refreshing. Just like hair color, furniture that may be located near a window, or even house paint, pigment implanted in the skin may fade with time.

Permanent makeup procedure includes an initial consultation, application of the pigment, and at least one or more follow up visits for adjusting the shape and color or density of the pigment. During consultations, the specialist can learn more about their clients and vice versa. This visit gives them a chance to evaluate the client’s skin tone, texture and complexion. As a result, the specialist can determine the proper pigment to best match the patient’s natural colors. These visits also allow the specialists to inform the client of the benefits, precautions, risks, methods used and other important information. Consultation visits also give clients the opportunity to talk about their goals and expectations for permanent makeup and to ask any other questions. It is important that clients are well-informed about the procedure before making a decision.

Permanent makeup procedures are performed using various methods, including the pen or rotary machine and the non-machine or hand method. This will be determine on the day of your consultation.

Permanent makeup procedures are similar to getting a tattoo. Clients are given topical anesthetic to numb the skin and, after the anesthetic takes effect, the specialist can begin. The procedure usually takes about one to two hours. There is a slight bit of discomfort as the pigment is applied; the discomfort level varies with each patient. Details about how your permanent makeup procedure will be performed will be provided during your initial consultation.
There is generally some swelling in the area treated, especially around the eye and lip area. This swelling usually lasts from a few hours to a few days. As a precaution, you will be given antibiotics to take after your treatment. Colors will appear darker immediately following the procedure, but will soften and lighten during the healing process. Healing times vary by individual and treatment type. While recovering, patients must follow the post-op instructions, which may include placing ice and ointment over the treated area. This may also include avoiding sunlight. Following these instructions can ensure better results and reduce the possibility of complications. Most patients are usually able to return to work the next day.

When looking for a place to receive Permanent makeup, make sure the specialist who performs the procedure has extensive experience in applying the cosmetics and that the specialist has your best interests in mind. Be sure and check the setting where the procedure is performed for cleanliness and professionalism.

All forms of cosmetic surgery carry some degree of risk. With permanent makeup, infection is the biggest possible risk. The other known risk is adverse reactions to the pigment used.

The costs for receiving permanent makeup can range anywhere from $200 to $1200. These fees can vary depending on the procedure used. This fee only covers the artist costs, and does not include other miscellaneous costs. A comprehensive cost figure may be obtained with your consultation. Make sure this figure includes any and all associated costs.  All services are non refundable.

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