We, women, always want to look beautiful. The easiest way to this goal is by constant makeup application and beautifying treatments. However, what about those girls who cannot do it or don’t have time? They can try permanent makeup. How does the treatment look like and what are the effects? Read on to find out.
What is permanent makeup?
Permanent makeup is a way to achieve long-lasting makeup or improve the beauty and fix some flaws of the face. This method is safe yet a bit painful. Permanent makeup is an effective solution for people who:
- want to enhance natural beauty,
- have pale lips or their lips and brows have an irregular shape or they have small eyes,
- have little time for makeup,
- wear eyeglasses or contact lenses,
- are allergic to some makeup cosmetics,
- want to look better,
- want to reconstruct facial features post-accident, surgery or other treatments,
- want to cover scars.
How does permanent makeup look like?
Skin is injected with the pigment using a very thin needle. The pigment is clinically tested which lessens irritation and complications risk. Permanent makeup is preceded by a consultation where pigment color and the line shape is chosen. After about a month another treatment is made in order to enhance makeup and make effects permanent.
How can you prepare for the treatment?
In general, there are no requirements as to preparations for the permanent makeup. However, you have to remember to take some antiviral drug to avoid herpes.
Is permanent makeup safe and painful?
Permanent makeup is safe because it uses clinically tested pigment. Before the procedure, local anesthesia is applied which greatly reduces pain.
Permanent makeup – contraindications
You should not undergo permanent makeup procedure if you:
- are pregnant,
- have virus or bacteria infection,
- have psoriasis,
- have diabetes,
- take steroidal drugs,
- have eye diseases,
- have a tendency to pink eye,
- have a predisposition to retinal detachment.
How to take care of skin post-procedure?
Skin post-permanent makeup may be irritated and intensively tinted. After approximately 3 days the exfoliation will begin so moisturizing is extremely important. During the few following days, the pigment starts to fade. For about 2 weeks post-treatment it is advised to avoid direct sun contact, tanning salon and sauna.
How long does permanent makeup last?
Permanent makeup can last from 3 to 5 years. However, the results strongly depend on skin type, lifestyle, and skincare devoted to the area subjected to the treatment. Remember also that after permanent makeup, you can still wear traditional makeup.