Never ever look in the mirror after waking up and thinking: Oh my ... that's bad. No fuss in the morning, never go to the swimming pool and be affraid your eyeliner will vanish. Cry baby cry and you will still look great!
These are some of the reasons people have to go into Permanent Make-Up or Cosmetic Tattooing also known as Micropigmentation. As this technique becomes increasingly more popular it is ideal for anyone wanting to achieve a natural looking alternative to make-up. Some women say it's addictive. Started with lip-liner then they had eyeliner and then they want to have their full lips done.
There are many different procedures a permanent cosmetic technician can provide. It's a very personal state of art I think. The most frequently requested procedures are eyebrows, eyeliner, and lip color. These procedures take between 1-2 hours a piece. The techniques are called "micropigmentation", "micropigment implantation" or "dermagraphics" - modern application of pigments inserted into the dermis layer of the skin. The cosmetic technicians are using various machines and methods, including the traditional (or specialized) tattoo or coil machines.
Your chosen pigment will be deposited into the dermis layer using fine needles that penetrate a few millimetres deep at high speed. You will experience a slight discomfort, some more than others, depending on the area. Slight swelling and redness will occur, but should return back to normal by the following day.
Women who use eye make-up allways use eyeliner. to enlarge the look of the eyes. Does your eyeliner smudge? Does it wear off during the day? Have trouble getting it straight or even? Allergic to cosmetic products or your allergies cause you to re-apply several times a day? Maybe your job requires that you go traditional make-up free.
More women everyday are finding that for the above reasons eyeliner is perfect for them. Eyeliner can be applied in many styles and colors, from soft, natural-looking lash enhancement to a defined line. This procedure will give you a more dramatic defined look to emphasise sensuality.
The eyebrows frame the face. Women with no eyebrows are finding that permanent eyebrows are perfect for them. The permanent make up artist can reconstruct and shape the eyebrow by replicating each hair at a microscopic level. And they are perfect for camouflaging scars and it brings character to your face. The hair simulation process gives the look of hair where the eyebrows are thin or missing. The effect is a natural look.
Tired of using your lipstick and lipliner and lipstick over and over after diner, after kissing? Lip Liner corrects asymmetry and adds definition and fullness. It can reshape your lips. The line can be applied lightly for a very natural look or more heavily for a dramatic look, depending on the client's wishes.
You can also change or perfect your lip shape or change the look of your lips and face.
It is also possible to skilfullie soften the colour into the lips to create a flattering blush effect. The centre of the lip may be highlighted with gloss to complete the look. Are your lips too light, too dark or just the wrong colour? The lip blush procedure adds a soft mist of color which gets lighter toward the inner lip.
Once the treatment is complete the area treated will appear quite dark. This is normal and within the next three to six days the pigment will start to flake off during the healing process, which in turn will give a lighter and more natural look.
After a month it is advised to have a retouch. This is to ensure lasting results. Expect your permanent make-up to last one to two years.
The next three to six days will mean avoiding the use of cosmetics to the area. This is to minimize infection. The use of sun beds or fake tans should be avoided as well as direct exposure to bright sunlight for at least two to three weeks, otherwise this may cause the pigment to fade or even change in colour.
How long does micropigmentation last for?
Semi permanent make-up can last up to 2 years or more, but can differ on each person due to maintenance regime. Exposure to sun, products containing Glycolic, Retin A etc... can shorten the time with gradual fading or treatments that encourage skin cell removal.
Is it painful?
You will feel a slight discomfort, but once the topical anesthetic is applied it will be much more tolerable. Lips are sensitive and depending on the individuals pain threshold.