Sure, applying makeup on a daily basis can be a slight hassle (and no doubt time consuming) but all in the name of beauty we all get through with it, and that’s where permanent makeup comes into play.
This kind of makeup is considered micropigmentations, using super tiny needles to insert pigmented granules within the topmost layer of the skin. Considering it’s a cosmetic tattoo, you can imagine the choices of colors you can have to put into your skin to get ‘the look’.
Though the procedure is generally safe and it does do as exactly as it supposed to be – cosmetic tattoo that keeps the look stay put all say all night for all occasion – some serious considerations needs to be seriously considered and we give you the scoop here.
First things first, whatever ‘alien’ things that you put into the skin with invasive procedures it also carries potential infections, not only from the needle but also from the pigments. And if it does, allergic reactions and lumps are also possible and there’s no telling what the pigment will do. Once it ends up within the skin, it will constantly spread out irritation and inflammation so beware.
To avoid the possible infections and allergic reactions (or at least minimizing it) you should only get the treatment done from reputable centers – just because it’s the services are cheap doesn’t mean it’s a good deal. You might develop unwanted rashes and end up paying more than that.
Keep in mind that as you get older, it takes longer time to heal completely from anything you put into your skin (that even includes retinol too – it’s just how fast your skin would react). Generally, permanent makeups require touch ups within 4-6 weeks and you need to add an extra week if you’re forty.
Why touch ups you ask? Well, although it’s permanent, it’s not unusual if your makeup looks a bit distorted – uneven colors or even missing a spot. Though touch ups should not be more than once.
And another thing to consider though; like tattoos, permanent makeup is also not easy to get rid of – laser tattoo removal requires multiple treatments and fades at best (not actually removing them 100%). So you need to be very, very sure of doing this, especially if you’re thinking of doing it on the eye area.
Though the makeup is called permanent, keep in mind that without proper care, the makeup will eventually and naturally fade. To help make them last longer (and worth the bucks) simply apply good skin care habits such as wearing sunscreen regularly and avoiding any exfoliation routine on the area covered with permanent makeup.
And finally, if you think permanent makeup is too much, you can consider for a semi-permanent makeup – it’s less invasive and the color will fade much faster than permanent ones.