Permanent Makeup Specialist for Brows and Lips Q&A
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Permanent makeup is a form of cosmetic procedure that is applied using a similar method as that of a tattoo. It can be applied to several different areas of the face where makeup usually gets applied depending on the look wanted, or where an individual wants to save time with daily makeup application. Despite the name, permanent makeup is actually semi-permanent, although it can last for several years. The most common forms of permanent makeup are along the edges of the eyelids to mimic eyeliner, along the edges of the lips to help define them, throughout the lips to give a just-kissed look, and on the eyebrows through a process known as microblading.
Depending on the individual, permanent makeup can make a lot of sense to help save time on daily makeup applications for people with busy lives or who don’t have a steady hand to apply the makeup themselves. Prior to permanent makeup application, interested individuals should sit down with their permanent makeup artist to discuss the look they are wanting to achieve. This will include the color, thickness, and softness of the line to be drawn.
Although it goes by the name of permanent makeup, this cosmetic procedure is not in fact permanent. Many factors will determine the longevity of the makeup application, but the pigment used for permanent makeup isn’t able to penetrate as deeply as the pigment used for tattoos simply because of the thinness of the skin where it is being applied. Despite that, permanent makeup can often last for several years before it starts to fade, although the line may never fully fade. To assist in keeping the color in place as long as possible, make sure the treated area is washed with a gentle cleanser and moisturized regularly.
Permanent makeup can be applied to multiple areas of the face to provide color and enhancements that mimic the appearance of makeup that is regularly applied. Some treatments can last longer than others, with microblading typically lasting up to 18 months, eyeliner lasting up to a year or more, and lipliner lasting roughly 18 months up to 10 years depending on the color used.
Permanent makeup, like any other cosmetic procedure or tattoo application, comes with associated risks and benefits. It is important to use only a certified and licensed practitioner for any type of cosmetic procedure to ensure that they are following proper, medical-grade sanitation and safety protocols, and are using high-quality, long-lasting ink. Despite following all of the best safety precautions, there are still risks of an infection or an allergic reaction.
The risk of an infection is always possible and can’t be avoided any time a needle is used to break the surface of the skin, although this is greatly minimized by proper sterilization or through single-use needles. An allergic infection can also happen as a result of the pigment being applied and so a test should always be done on another part of the skin prior to the treatment. Additional risks are possible, however negative side effects or serious injuries are rare. Make sure you discuss the risks of any treatment with your practitioner prior to starting the procedure so you are aware of them at the outset.
Permanent makeup procedures have been growing in popularity in recent years. There are many options of permanent application available for interested individuals to enhance their appearance or avoid the daily task of applying makeup. Common procedures for permanent makeup include microblading to apply color to the eyebrows, permanent eyeliner, permanent lip liner, and lip blushing, which places color across the full lip to mimic the appearance of lipstick or lip gloss. At Glo Med Spa, our team of practitioners can work with you to determine your needs and the results you are looking for to come up with the best course of action. Reach out to us today. Call us or book your online appointment for a consultation and get started with your permanent makeup application. We serve patients from Austin TX, Cedar Park TX, Volente TX, Pflugerville TX, Round Rock TX, Leander TX, Volente TX, Brushy Creek TX, and Williamson County TX.
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