What is Permanent Makeup?
[ Benefits ] [ Common FAQs ]
Permanent makeup, also known as Intradermal Pigmentation, is a revolutionary method of applying natural pigments into the dermal layer of skin. This state-of-the-art technique is medically proven and specifically designed to be completely safe.
Permanent makeup is used for a variety of cosmetic enhancements such as permanent eyebrows, eye liner, and lip liner/color. Other permanent makeup procedures include vitiligo, scar camouflage, areola restoration, hairline enhancement, and more. Permanent makeup has also been used to cover-up stretchmarks, birthmarks, freckles/age spots, and uneven skin discolorations.
Let’s explain a few more popular procedures.
The Intradermal Pigmentation procedure for lip color is beautiful. It can appear to change the size and shape of the lips as well as the color. This procedure helps prevent lipstick from bleeding into the surrounding skin. Many people request a soft pink, similar to the lip color to that of an infant, for those who want a natural look. Others may desire a dramatic effect.
The Intradermal Pigmentation procedure for eyebrows can mimic the appearance of hair in the brow line. Anyone who desires more fullness of the brows will love the procedure (and the time saved not applying makeup!) Those who used to apply pencil can go swimming, play tennis, or wipe their forehead without the embarrassment of losing their eyebrows. Those suffering from alopecia (hair loss) are pleasantly surprised at how natural it looks.
A subtle, natural look, mimicking thousands of tiny eyelashes with the implantation of pigments in the lash line is popular with both male and female clients. Additional shadowing of color can be added for a soft natural liner or a more bold, definite line can be achieved. Ophthalmologists recommend Intradermal Cosmetic procedures for those who are allergic to conventional makeup and for those wearing contact lenses.
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The Benefits - It is perfect for...
- An active lifestyle
- Contact Lenses
- Visual Impairment that creates difficulty in seeing to apply your makeup
- Hay Fever & Watery Eyes
- Little to no brow hair
- Sparse or light eyelashes
- Alopecia (the absence of hair)
- Unsteady or Arthritic hands
- Scars caused by surgery or accident trauma
Here are some Frequently Asked Questions:
– Does it hurt?
Since everyone’s pain tolerance is different, we never offer specific claims. However, we do make you as comfortable as possible by applying topical anesthetics both prior to and throughout the procedure. Typically, these topical anesthetics achieve a high success rate for providing minimal to no discomfort for even our most reluctant and skittish clients.
– How long do procedures take?
This can vary with individual clients and what procedures(s) the client is having done. We recommend for you to set aside at least one hour per procedure.
– How many appointments will I need?
In most cases two appointments are needed. A follow up visit is included in the fee and is set up for critiquing what was initially done. If needed, color can be added and/or changes made at that visit.
– How long does it take to heal?
This can vary. You may experience some redness or swelling initially lasting 24 to 48 hours on eyes and lips. Brows generally do not swell. A light scab will form and it will take 5 to 7 days to slough off. Lips will look and feel chapped for about a week.