WHAT IS PERMANENT MAKEUP
Permanent makeup, also known as micropigmentation and cosmetic tattooing, is a revolutionary cosmetic technique which involves the use of a pen containing iron oxide to have a permanent pigmentation of the dermis. It is achieved by inserting colored natural pigments into the dermal layer of the skin. The procedure uses a fine needle that makes hundreds of tiny perforations per minute. It produces articulate designs that resemble makeup which is commonly done on lips, eyelids, and eyebrows.
Each procedure takes between 90 to 120 minutes depending on its complexity, Anesthetic is applied to numb the area being tattooed. At first, the color will appear brighter or darker, but over time, it will fade. The area will be swollen for a day and crust will form before healing just like a normal tattoo.
Permanent makeup has been commonly used as a cosmetic enhancement. It’s used as a cover-up for stretch marks, birthmarks, age spots, and uneven discolorations. The procedure helps those who are suffering in medical conditions like alopecia, vitiligo, and people who underwent chemotherapy.
TYPES OF PERMANENT MAKEUP
PERMANENT LIP BLUSH AND OMBRE LIPS
This procedure is done for those who want to have more defined lips or want to add some color to their lips. As people age, one will lose pigment around their lips causing unnatural spots. Permanent lip makeup compensates for the pigmentation loss and colors the lips with more luscious and natural shade.
PERMANENT EYELINE (TATTOO OR MICROBLADING)
This procedure enhances the shape and natural beauty of the eyes. This procedure is best for those busy people who want to save time or for those who have a tough time putting on eyeliner. This also reduces the stretching of the skin on your eyelid due to the eyeliner application.
PERMANENT EYEBROWS (TATTOO)
The permanent eyebrow is different from microblading. The former uses tattoo dyes to fill in a dimensional brow shape and any spare spots. As for the latter, it uses a super fine pen to softly deposit pigment into the skin. It creates tiny hairlike strokes to make brows look thicker and appear more natural. Microblading is less invasive compared to the permanent tattoo since it is not deeply inserted into the skin.
MICROBLADING FOR EYEBROWS
Like what has been mentioned above, microblading is a newer technique that enhances the appearance of the eyebrows through a manual process of inserting pigment, which will look like tiny hairlike strokes, into the upper layers of the skin. Its primary aim is to create the desired fullness and the desired shape of the eyebrows. That is why the people who usually undergo this procedure are those who don’t have naturally thick eyebrows but really want to have them.