Permanent Make up, or Micropigmentation is a system for applying pigmentation to the skin for long term enhancement of your appearance. The process used is very similar to that of a tattoo, with pigments being injected into the skin with a needle. However, there are a few significant differences between permanent make up and an ordinary tattoo. Firstly, the inks used are medical grade and tested for toxicity. Secondly, the pigments are not injected as deeply into the skin.
Why Permanent Make Up?
Permanent make up offers a long term solution for people who apply make up every day, whether to enhance their features or to hide perceived faults in their appearance. Permanent make up uses a range of pigments instead of the blues and greens of the tattoos artist, and offer more natural tones to match the skin and the hair.
Surgical Reconstruction and Cosmetic Restoration Techniques
People who choose to undergo permanent make up procedures may choose to do so for a number of reasons. One is to restore normal looking pigmentation to the skin which has been altered through surgery or other injury or damage. Permanent make up may be used for camouflage, as well as enhancement. Birthmarks, vitiligo, burn scars and other scarring can all be made to look less prominent with the use of permanent make up, while the darker colour of reconstructed nipples for mastectomy patients can be restored.
For people who suffer from conditions that make them feel unattractive, or different to other people, the use of permanent make up can bring incredible peace of mind, boost their self esteem and reduce time spent applying heavy make up to hide the problem.
It is gaining popularity with busy people who find making up tedious and time consuming daily routine. The most popular type of make up on a semi or permanent basis is the eye makeup. It is a big decision to go permanent with a make up on any of your body part.
Review carefully the benefits and shortcomings of having permanent eye makeup. It is not only costly to revert the decision later; it can be quite painful and may create scars.
Hence, educate yourself well before deciding on a permanent makeup.
Daily Make Up Replacement
Permanent make up can be used to enhance brows, eyes and lips with natural emphasis of these features through darkening and definition. This procedure allows those who do not like to be caught with an unmade up face to rest assured that they will always look their best. Permanent make up does not run in wet conditions or smudge or wear off, and can save time and worry for those with a busy schedule.
The procedure for permanent make up can take between 45 minutes to 2 hours, or longer depending on the size of the area being treated. There is little to no recovery time. Pigments stay apparent for up to 4 years, so if you are considering this procedure, select your practitioner carefully and ensure that permanent make up is really the right choice for you.