If you are considering micropigmentation, more commonly known as
permanent cosmetics, this page will help give you a basic understanding of the procedures, how they are performed and what you may expect.
|What is “Permanent Cosmetics”?Permanent Cosmetics, also referred to as micro-pigmentation, cosmetic tattooing or dermal-pigmentation, is a process whereby completely natural pigments are implanted beneath the epidermis (top layer of skin), into the dermal layer (second layer of skin), by micro insertion. This technique has been medically developed and specifically designed for a safe permanent application.The pigments used have been specially formulated for cosmetic application.
Not to be compared with traditional tattooing, in which permanent skin dyes and inks are placed into the skin.Who would benefit from Permanent Cosmetics?
Everyone from the young to the elderly, who desire a natural
Does the procedure hurt?
This may vary according to each individual’s pain threshold, however,
Is it safe?
Allergic reactions to permanent cosmetic procedures are extremely rare.
How long does each procedure take?
Times vary according to the individual’s sensitivity, hydration, density, elasticity, and overall condition of the skin.
Allowing time for anesthetics to take effect, implanting of the pigment,
1 + hours for eyeliner
How many appointments will be necessary?
Four to six weeks after the initial application, a follow-up visit may be
There is no additional charge for this visit.
What procedures are offered?
NOTE: The above procedures are more advanced techniques and require an experienced technician.
How much does permanent cosmetic make-up cost?
The average cost per procedure varies somewhat depending on the area
The cost of the procedure should not be the most important issue when consulting a potential technician. Since what you are contemplating will
Always insist on seeing pictures of work done for previous clients.
In my practice, I have people come to me regularly who have had their
Are Permanent Cosmetics truly permanent?
A variety of factors influence the longevity of Permanent Cosmetics.
Ultra-violet exposure from sun or tanning booths, various drugs,
Alpha- hydroxy, Retin-A, and glycolic acid must be kept away from treated areas. These kinds of substances slough away top layers of the skin and eventually the layer that the pigment has been implanted into.
Use of these kinds of substances will require additional maintenance in years to come. Sunblock on eyebrows, sunglasses for eyeliner, and SPF on lips will greatly prolong the effective life of these procedures.
Other items of interest:
Colors will appear darker and somewhat unnatural for the first few days,
Pigment colors can be soft and natural looking, or a bit more dramatic.
Permanent Cosmetics is causing a wave of excitement, and has revolutionized cosmetic application.