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Is Permanent Makeup A Good Deal?

Posted by Ann V. On 2016 Nov 21st

Is Permanent Makeup A Good Deal?

Have you heard of permanent makeup? Surely, it sounds interesting, but what exactly is it? Read on to learn more about this procedure to save your time and efforts.

Medically known as micropigmentation, permanent makeup is known to be a precisplacement of color into the skin. Generally, it is done through small needles, where different colors of iron oxide pigments are placed. With the help of needles, pigment is inserted into the deeper layer of the skin, i.e. the dermis. You need to know that it is very precise placement of needle. It needs expert handling; you cannot try it at home.

Basically, it is somehow similar to the technique of tattooing. Often, people prefer doing permanent makeup to improve the lips, eyelids, and sometimes skin color (face). If you wish to improve the shape of the eyebrows or want entirely new shaped eyebrows, you can go for this method. The needle creates a number of tunnels into the skin, which are then made to carry the colored pigments.

Popular choice across the world!

It is popular in different countries today. However, the history of permanent makeup states that it originated somewhere around the early twentieth century. It was done secretly at that time. It was in 1930s when many women allegedly suffered from it, that too without knowing about it.

Time has changed and today most people are familiar with this form of permanent cosmetics. So, now it is an informed decision, and people love it. Though it is popular everywhere, yet there might be some restriction in different states. In United States, permanent makeup needs to be supervised by the Ministry of Health. The artists who perform permanent makeup services need to get an approval first here.

What you need to know about permanent makeup?

Whether it is about getting a simple tattoo job done or you wish to receive a permanent makeup, in order to make a right decision, it is important to understand the process. This includes how it works, the results, side effects, and all other important considerations.

  • In some cases, it might contribute to problems like discoloration. This is often due to sun exposure or environmental factors.
  • Besides fading, there are good chances to have too much color, uneven tones or use of inadequate color causing problem.
  • There are also some health issues to be considered. Do check with your doctor first.
  • Ensure the sterility of equipment to be used for the process.
  • Possible problems include allergies, blisters, cracked skin, and scars.

Therefore, it is important for you to first schedule a consultation with your artist. And during your consultation, it is important to have the complete explanation of the process of permanent makeup and even the sterilization procedures.

Will it cause pain?

Well, as said it makes use needles, it is painful. But how much, will vary from person to person. In case, you are putting your appointment on hold due to pain, Dr.Numb® allows you to do it without fear. This topical anesthetic cream when applied to the skin to reduces the immediate feeling of pain by causing numbness. It is available over the counter, so you hardly need a doctor’s prescription to buy it or use it. While it works by blocking the pain signal, it is highly effective in numbing the skin and preparing it for any type of dermal procedure.