Permanent makeup may seem a very convenient and useful option for many. It helps you to cover up scars and white spots. It helps you to redefine your features and make them look more prominent and sharp.
And you also save a lot of time which you have to spend everyday on your makeup. But along with all these benefits, permanent makeup also has certain drawbacks. It can even expose you to certain serious risks. So, before taking the plunge, you should make yourself aware of all the negative aspects of this great tool.
First of all, the process used for getting permanent makeup done is similar to that of tattooing and therefore it is quite a painful experience. And in case you want to remove your permanent makeup for some reason, then you must prepare yourself for another painful session or experience, as not only the removal process is difficult and costlier but also more painful than getting the permanent makeup done.
Apart from the pain factor, you must also be aware that permanent makeup is not really permanent. It does stay for a much longer period than normal makeup but starts wearing off after a few years. How long the effect of the permanent makeup will stay varies from person to person and on a range of different factors.
Exposure to sun fades the color faster. So, if you tend to spend a good amount of time outdoors and under the sun for gardening, swimming, work etc, then the color of your permanent makeup will fade faster. Your skin tone also plays an important role in retaining the color for a longer period. Therefore, if you are going for a natural looking makeup, then you would have to give it a touch-up much before a person who is opting for a more dramatic look.
There is also a risk of not getting desired result. Though, mostly this problem can be fixed by a skilled and professional expert. But if it’s not, then the only option left is getting the makeup removed.
Besides the above mentioned issues, there are some other risks involved with permanent makeup. You can get allergies to the pigments, scars, skin cracking, peeling, blistering or local infection. You are also exposed to the risk of HIV (AIDS) and Hepatitis if the instrument used for the job is unsterilized.