Permanent Makeup is a procedure in which a pigment, a special mineral-based dye designed specifically for permanent make-up, is injected into the skin.
The master injects the pigment into the very top layers of the skin. The depth is not more than 0.8-1 mm. This allows for a shorter effect duration. Over time, the pigment is gradually dissolved, fade, and over time, and is broken down by the body and removed naturally. As a result, you get a “long-lasting” make-up that accurately enhances your features.
There are several permanent makeup techniques depending on the area affected.
- Contouring. Ideal for middle-aged ladies. The make-up corrects a chapped lip shape. Visually, the lips look outlined with a pencil;
- Contour with Outline. A permanent smudge gives lips a defined and chic contour and a vibrant colour. A smudged lipstick effect that visually adds volume to the lips;
- Naturale. This is a technique that uses natural and organic ingredients. It’s a slight correction that’s hard to see;
- Light kajal. Suitable for perfectly shaped lips. A light pigment is injected into the contour of the lips, giving extra volume;
- Watercolour. A subtle natural pigment that blends over the entire lip without a defined contour;
- Permanent Lipstick. In this case, the pigment is chosen most carefully as it completely fills the lip area;
- 3D technique. Considered to be the most sophisticated type of permanent. It masks an uneven asymmetric lip shape, gives the desired volume and makes the natural colour more lush. The procedure takes a long time, as it is done in several sessions using several colours.
- Hair method. The hairs are drawn one by one or in bunches with strokes of pigment.
- Powder method. The pigment is injected in dots, creating a shadow effect.
- A mixed technique is a combination of the powder and hair techniques.
- Nano spraying. In this case, a clear contour is absent, and the pigment itself gives the desired volume and makes the colour brighter;
- Ombré. Using pigment in several shades and softly shading, the eyebrows are drawn with lighter colours at the bridge of the nose and darker ones at the tips.
- Arrow. Dye is applied as a solid liner in different lengths and thicknesses.
- Inter eyeliner. Pigment is applied between the eyelashes, giving a dramatic look.
- Stouche. Smoky eye effect is made by spotting the pigment in different intensities.
is a way of correcting permanent or temporary aesthetic skin imperfections through shallow permanent make-up.
- Nipple colour restoration and postoperative scarring of the nipple areola (one of the most popular areas for camouflage)
- Vitiligo correction;
- Concealment of shallow wrinkles;
- Concealment of small chemical burns;
- Disguise scars and scars (scars after acne, scars after liposuction, scars near the ears and in the scalp resulting from a facelift);
- Camouflage of stretch marks
Permanent make-up (eyebrows, eyelids, lips) last from 1 to 3 years. How long the PM lasts in the skin depends on many factors:
- The immune system (if person is rarely ill, the immune system works well – it eliminates the pigment faster);
- Skin type (oily skin retains less permanent than dry skin)
- Age (the older the person, the longer the PM lasts)
- Pigment colour (lighter shades last less, brighter shades last longer);
- Sun/tanning (UVA rays have negative effect on permanent make up, tanning requires use of tattoo/permanent protection sticks, sun protection SPF 30, 50);
- The lifestyle (trainings, swimming pool, sauna, cosmetic treatments such as peels, cleansing, etc., all contribute to the fast release of the pigment).
PM is not for:
- Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
- Illnesses associated with a significant reduction in blood clotting
- Severe somatic diseases
- Acute inflammatory diseases
- Psychiatric disorders
- Hepatitis, HIV, AIDS
- Lactation period
For permanent make-up to last longer, careful maintenance and regular colour corrections are essential:
- Self-removal or scratching, as well as any mechanical damage to the crusts formed after the procedure can cause the pigment to disappear;
- Do not use a sunbed, spa, swimming pool or sauna for a fortnight;
- No make-up should be used for the healing period
- To preserve the pigment long time in the sun, sunblock should be used;
- During the first period of the permanent make-up treatment, it is worth taking an antiviral drug prescribed by the cosmetician;
- For skin care of the treated areas it is necessary to use products that are recommended by your cosmetician;
- A correction of the pigmentation should be done, which depends on the individual skin type. In most cases the first correction takes place after one month and the next one after one year.
- To avoid discolouring the pigment during the first treatment, avoid products containing hydrogen peroxide and alcohol.
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How permanent makeup is done?
Permanent makeup, also known as cosmetic tattooing or micropigmentation, is a procedure that involves the application of pigments to enhance or replicate the look of traditional makeup. The process begins with a consultation where the client and a skilled permanent makeup artist discuss the desired outcome and design. Numbing cream may be applied to minimize discomfort during the procedure. Using a handheld device with sterile needles, the artist carefully implants pigments into the skin, creating the desired color and effect. Aftercare instructions are provided, including proper cleansing and the application of healing ointment. Touch-up sessions may be necessary to refine the color and shape. It’s crucial to choose a reputable artist who follows strict hygiene practices, and while permanent makeup is long-lasting, it may fade over time, requiring maintenance sessions to maintain the desired look.
Is permanent makeup safe?
Yes, permanent make-up is generally considered safe when performed by a trained and experienced professional in a sterile and controlled environment. However, as with any cosmetic procedure, there are risks involved. It is important to choose a reputable and qualified artist who follows strict hygiene practices, uses high-quality pigments and adheres to safety protocols.
Is permanent makeup painful?
The level of pain experienced during a permanent makeup procedure can vary from person to person. Most individuals report minimal to moderate discomfort, which can be managed with the application of numbing creams or topical anesthetics. The procedure is generally well-tolerated, but individual pain tolerance may vary.
Is permanent makeup worth it?
The worth of permanent makeup is a subjective decision that depends on individual preferences and circumstances. For those seeking convenience and time-saving benefits, permanent makeup can be valuable as it eliminates the need for daily makeup application. The longevity of permanent makeup also appeals to individuals who desire a consistent look without the hassle of frequent touch-ups. The desired look and specific features one wishes to enhance or define can also influence the perceived value of permanent makeup. However, it’s important to consider the cost, commitment, and potential risks associated with the procedure. Safety and confidence in the chosen artist’s skills are crucial factors to ensure a positive experience. Ultimately, weighing the advantages and drawbacks, along with personal considerations, can help determine if permanent makeup is worth it on an individual basis.
How do I take care of my permanent make-up?
Until healing is complete, lubricate the permanent make-up area 2-3 times a day with the products recommended by your beautician. Use a cotton swab, lightly and sparingly. Avoid baths, saunas, swimming pools, solariums and contact with hot drinks. Do not expose yourself to the sun. When the permanent make-up has crusted over, try not to wet, rub, scratch or use cosmetics.
What is permanent makeup?
It is almost the same as a tattoo, just more superficial. It is the insertion of a naturally occurring pigment into the upper layers of the skin using a small needle and a special machine or manual method in the facial area to create permanent make-up, shape and colour in the eye, eyebrow or lip area.
Does it hurt to get a PM?
Before the procedure, the pigmented area is anaesthetised with a local anaesthetic. Modern topical application formulations are quick and effective in eliminating the pain.
Who cannot have permanent make up done?
People suffering from diabetes, moderate or severe cardiovascular diseases, epilepsy, bronchial asthma, herpes, exacerbation of skin diseases at the pigmentation site, blood diseases, tendency to form keloid scars, allergic reaction to anaesthetic or permanent make-up dyes. PM is not recommended during pregnancy, menses, viral diseases, exacerbation of chronic diseases, vegetovascular dystonia and other vascular diseases.
What is the difference between permanent makeup and tattooing?
The method of dye insertion in permanent make-up differs from the method of tattooing by a more superficial insertion of the dye into the skin, at the level of the epidermis. The equipment for permanent make-up is more complex and has been designed for more delicate and sensitive work. Dyes for permanent make-up differ in composition, consistency and size of coloring particles from tattoo dyes, which provides their easier and quicker removal from the skin.
How long does permanent makeup last?
The effect of permanent make-up lasts generally between one and five years. This difference in time depends on many factors. It could depend on the skin type and condition, the speed of metabolism in the body, light shades disappear from the body faster, in different areas permanent make-up lasts differently because of the intensity of blood circulation. It is recommended to have an appointment with your beautician after one year and to keep your permanent make-up in perfect condition, it is done every one to two years.
How quickly does permanent makeup heal?
Healing after permanent makeup is individual and takes three to eight days. Temporary swelling may occur after the procedure, which disappears after 2-3 hours on the day of the procedure and on the following day appears in the morning and disappears within a couple of hours. Swelling is relieved by a cold dry compress, applied to the treated area for 5-7 minutes.
When can I use makeup after PM?
It is not recommended to use make-up in the areas where permanent make-up has been applied until it has completely healed (until the crusts have completely peeled off). After healing, you can apply make-up as usual.
Can I go for sports and swimming on the day of the permanent makeup procedure?
Do not exercise on the day of the procedure and on the days afterwards when the healing process is under way. Avoid swimming pools, saunas and steam baths for at least one month.
What is the best time of year for permanent make-up?
Permanent make-up can be performed safely at any time of the year.
What is the risk of infection during the permanent makeup procedure?
Throughout all phases of the procedure, the master adheres to all sanitary and hygiene requirements. Only sterile disposable needles (disposable modules) are used for the procedure, which are opened in the presence of the client.
Why is permanent make-up not recommended during pregnancy and lactation?
It is better to postpone the procedure because during pregnancy and lactation women have elevated prolactin levels, so it is impossible to predict colour stabilisation and skin pigment residue!
How does permanent eyebrow make-up affect hair growth?
Permanent makeup has no effect on the growth of hair follicles. The pigment is injected into the upper layer of the epithelium, and the hairs grow much deeper, so there is no trauma. On the opposite, with permanent tattooing, clients finally regrow hair that was previously plucked or shaved off.
Do I have to take anything before getting permanent lip make-up?
Before permanent lip make-up, it is compulsory to take anti-herpes medication for 3-5 days. As a preventive measure, it is advisable to continue taking them for 5-7 days after the procedure.
Can I have permanent make-up done immediately after the laser removal of an old PM?
Permanent make-up can be applied after laser removal at the earliest after 1-1.5 months. During this time the pigment will be removed from the skin and it will be ready for a new micro-pigmentation.
Do I have to get my permanent make-up corrected?
A permanent make-up correction is always necessary. It is a procedure that is necessary to fix the shape, colour and shade. After the correction, the permanent make-up will look complete.
How long does it take for the permanent make-up to look complete?
Three weeks after the procedure, the final result of the permanent make-up will be visible.
Can I get a new permanent eyebrow tattoo over the old one?
It is possible, it is done by overlapping. If you are unhappy with the colour of the old tattoo, it must first be removed by laser.
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