Permanent makeup is also known as permanent cosmetics or cosmetic tattooing. In scientific terms the technique is called micro pigmentation, derma pigmentation or micro pigment implantation. It is a modern technique used in cosmetics where pigments are inserted into the skin’s dermis layer. The procedure is done by cosmetic technicians who use various methods and machines, including specialized or traditional tattoo or coil machines. In some countries, including the United States, the tattooing inks and the pigments in the inks used, like all cosmetics and color additives, have to pass the FDA and other regulatory agency policies.
Due to the reasons that follow, putting regular makeup on face might not be an option for some people. Tattoo cosmetics are usually used by women who have lost some facial features as a result of old age, chemotherapy, or a genetic deficiency. It is also used by women who like to wear makeup, but are allergic to makeup components. Women with poor eyesight and cannot put on make up properly, have tremors or the movements of their hands and fingers are not precise, due to conditions like multiple sclerosis, arthritis, or may have had a stroke. Permanent makeup may be used to cover up or camouflage face or body scars and white spots. Some doctors have used it to enhance or restore the breast’s areola, after breast surgery.
Can Resemble Regular Makeup microblading machine
Since this technique uses tattoos, a cosmetic technician can produce designs that resemble regular makeup. Cosmetic procedures usually involve placing permanent eyeliners, artificial eyebrows lip colors and the enhancement of the lips, face and eyelids.
One to Two Hour Procedure
Permanent makeup procedures usually take 1-2 hours to complete. Fine needles penetrate the skin at high speed and deposit the selected pigment into the skin’s dermis layer. The patient usually feels slight discomfort during the procedure, followed by redness and slight swelling, but the application of topical anesthetic makes it tolerable. The pain and swelling usually disappear by the next day.
The most common procedure requested is for permanent eyeliners. Women have a choice of colors and styles to choose from, including a simple defined line to a natural-looking soft lash enhancement.
For women with little to no eyebrows, permanent eyebrows are the perfect solution. The cosmetic artist shapes and reconstructs the eyebrows by replicating microscopic hair, filling up missing or thin eyebrows. The procedure results to natural effect that gives the face character.
Permanent Lip Liners
Permanent lip liners reshape and correct the lips symmetry. It adds fullness and definition to the lips. For a natural look, a thin line is applied, but for a more dramatic look heavier lines are defined. You can also change the shape of your lips or request to darken or soften your lip color. Your lips center can be highlighted with gloss, while a lip blush procedure can be used to add a soft mist color.