What are Permanent Cosmetics?
If you’ve ever looked at a model and thought, “There’s no way she wakes up like that in the morning,” you may be surprised to hear you could be wrong.
With permanent cosmetics, also referred to as permanent makeup, you can wake up in the morning and look amazing without having to bother with applying makeup.
Is Permanent Makeup a Tattoo?
Permanent makeup are specialized tattoos that are made to closely resemble makeup. This can be useful for people with busy schedules and limited time to apply makeup on a daily basis. For people with certain skin sensitivities, conditions, and/or allergies to makeup, permanent makeup can be a great solution.
What Are Some Common Permanent Cosmetic Procedures?
Microblading, also known as brow feathering or microshading, can help make eyebrows look fuller without looking unnatural. Cosmetic tattoo artists use a fine, highly specialized pen that deposits pigment beneath the skin.
Microblading is a dermatologist-approved procedure that can help restore the eyebrows. For people suffering from alopecia, a condition in which people slowly lose their hair, microblading can be a great way to boost confidence.
Lip blushing, or lip tinting, adds a subtle touch of color to lips, working as an effective lip liner that results in a stunning blurred lip effect. Lip blushing is more intense than other procedures because lips are one of the most sensitive parts of the body. Lips also don’t retain pigment as well as other body parts, which means undergoing multiple touch-up sessions. But due to the number of touch-up sessions in the first place, the result lasts a year.
If you love the blurred lip look and can tolerate pain very well, lip blushing might be right for you!
For those who struggle to apply eyeliner but love the cat-eye look or simply want fuller lashes, look no further than permanent eyeliner. These tattoos are inked either within the lash line or above it, giving the illusion of fuller lashes.
They can be tailored to more specific looks as well. If you’re all about the cat eye style, that can be an option as well. Even if you don’t wear makeup like mascara on a regular basis, at the very least, permanent eyeliner can give you the illusion of fuller lashes without much work.
Freckle tattoos can be difficult, particularly for those who have never had them in the first place. Generally speaking, it’s best to undergo this procedure if you had freckles when you were younger that went away. If you want to maintain a youthful look without having to go into the sun to keep freckles in place, freckle tattoos are a great choice.
Keep in mind that freckle tattoos are more difficult to maintain, too, especially if you use skin care products on a daily basis. This means you may have to go in for more touch-up appointments. However, you can take your time and go slowly into the process.
Scar camouflage involves tattooing over scars with flesh-colored pigments. This essentially masks the scars and helps them blend into the skin.
Note that scar camouflage works better on certain skin tones and scar colors than others, as well as specific types of scars. For example, scar camouflage can work well on scars that are lighter than a person’s skin color, but not as well on scars that are red, brown, or purple. Scar camouflage works on hypertrophied scars and stretch marks but not keloid scars. People who have hypopigmentation spots, such as those caused by sun exposure and acne, are typically good candidates for scar camouflage.
The good news is that scar camouflage lasts longer than other types of permanent makeup due to scar tissue’s texture.
How Long Does Permanent Makeup Last?
Permanent makeup is indeed permanent, but as with any tattoo, you can expect to experience some fading within 12 to 18 months. This can vary depending on the type of cosmetic you chose, so be sure to discuss your options with your cosmetic specialist when it comes to coming in for touch-ups.
What are the Risks of Permanent Cosmetics?
The risks vary depending on the type of permanent cosmetics you choose. For the most part, the biggest risk is infection. To avoid infections, make sure that the experts are using single-use tools that are disposed of. To ensure that they are, the technician should open the tool in front of you. Infection can also be avoided by following aftercare instructions.
Some types of permanent cosmetics, such as lip blushing, can be more likely to induce an allergic reaction to ink.
And of course, there’s almost always a risk of a poorly done tattoo. It’s important to research the artist who’ll be doing your permanent makeup beforehand and make sure their technique is one that will look amazing on you. Permanent makeup is permanent — even though it will fade over time, it won’t ever disappear entirely.
Where Can I Get Permanent Cosmetics Done?
If you live in the Port Orange, FL, or Fort Myers, FL, areas, Elite Medical & Wellness Center offers permanent cosmetics to enhance your natural beauty. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or request more information.