Permanent makeup involves the use of cosmetic tattoos to beautify the face. However, it isn’t the same as getting a tattoo on your face. With permanent makeup, the needles used are thinner and go into the skin at a different length, and the machine used works at a slower speed.
Today, the pigments are different too. They no longer fade into green as they age.
Below, we asked Dr. Pompeyo Chavez, our expert at Soulage Wellness & Aesthetic Center in Bastrop, Texas, about the uses of permanent makeup. Here he outlines three of the most popular things that permanent makeup can do:
1. Enhance the beauty of your eyes and eyebrows
Under the guidance of a specialist, you can choose the type of eyeliner you’d want to have on your eyes permanently.
You can choose an eyeliner that’s barely visible and hidden between the eyelashes. This is commonly known as eyelash enhancement. Alternatively, you can choose eyeliners with a more dramatic look.
You can customize your eyebrows too, and with newer techniques. Our experts can tattoo lines into the brows that resemble your natural hairs.
Depending on your skin type, you may need touch-ups on the eyeliner and eyebrows every two years or so.
2. Add a hint of color to your lips
Also known as lip blushing, permanent makeup on the lips can be done in a variety of shades to enhance the coloring and sometimes the shape.
Depending on your needs and likes, an expert can stay within the contours of your lips or go beyond it to create the appearance of plumper lips. Permanent makeup on the lips may need touch-ups after a year or so as well.
3. Hide scars and discolorations
Permanent tattoos can also be customized to match your skin color, and they can be used to disguise surgical scarring and discolorations caused by autoimmune diseases.
Limitations of permanent makeup
Although some parts of the pigment can stay in there for life, permanent makeup does require touch-ups depending on how fast your body metabolizes the pigment. Fortunately, the pigments used these days rarely bleed out of the lines or fade into unwanted shades.
Find out if you're a good candidate for permanent makeup
Men and women alike can benefit from permanent makeup, and as long as you don’t have an allergic reaction to the ink used or an active infection on your skin, you’re likely to be a good candidate for it. Contact us to schedule an appointment and never worry about putting on makeup in the morning again.