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What to Expect from Permanent Makeup

What to Expect from Permanent Makeup

Imagine looking your best as soon as you wake up. What if you didn’t have to worry about adding color to your lips or accentuating your eyes?

Permanent makeup enables you to look refreshed before you even hop out of bed. With it, you don’t have to re-apply your makeup or worry that your makeup will wear off throughout the day. 

Plus, permanent makeup can also be a handy solution for people suffering from certain conditions that affect the way skin, eyebrows, and eyelashes look.

For example, chemotherapy patients who’ve lost their eyebrows can opt for microneedling, a technique our specialists use to recreate the look of your eyebrows by using ink. Patients who have motor skills problems and patients who have allergies to various ingredients found in cosmetics may also benefit from permanent makeup. 

If the idea of luscious lips, highlighted eyes, and thicker brows have caught your attention, read on. Below, Dr. Pompeyo Chavez, our expert at Soulage Wellness and Aesthetic Center, explains the ins and outs of permanent makeup. 

Permanent makeup 101 

Permanent makeup refers to the usage of thin needles to introduce pigment into the skin. In other words, permanent makeup is a cosmetic tattoo used to fill in missing eyebrows, as well as accentuate the eyes and add color to the lips. 

Upon your consultation, Dr. Chavez will discuss your goals and the type of colors you would want to use in your permanent makeup. He’ll use cosmetic pencils to show you what the end result may look like, and he’ll let you pick the color that suits you best. 

Because needles are involved, you may feel some discomfort. However, you won’t feel any pain, as Dr. Chavez uses topical numbing cream during the procedure. 

Recovery and results

The pigment may appear darker in the beginning, but the colors will soften as the first layer of skin will be exfoliated within a week after the procedure. 

After the first layer of skin peels off from the treated area, you’ll be able to see the final results. Minor swelling and discomfort are to be expected, as with any cosmetic tattoo. However, you’ll be recommended topicals to speed up your recovery. 

The results of a cosmetic tattoo may last up to six years, after which the color may start fading. However, with regular touch-ups, you can extend the lifespan of the procedure. If you would like to make some changes, Dr. Chavez can modify the shade of the pigment and the shape to some extent. 

Find out if you’re a good candidate for permanent makeup 

Wondering if you are a good candidate for permanent makeup? Contact us to schedule an appointment. Our staff will examine your skin and let you know if your skin is in good health, and whether a cosmetic tattoo is suitable for you. 

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