Benefits of Permanent Makeup
The most obvious benefit of permanent makeup is that it can simply save you time. In today’s world with your busy schedules, long commutes and numerous commitments it can save you minutes even hours out of your morning routine. And you never have to worry about your makeup smudging or fading -- permanent makeup won't come off after swimming, working out or showering. Imagine waking up fixing your hair and off you go. There are many reasons for someone to get permanent makeup beyond the timesaving benefits. People with physical disabilities or impaired motor skills, such as arthritis, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, poor vision or even woman in the military, may want permanent makeup because it's difficult for them to apply makeup themselves or are not allowed to use make up at work. With permanent makeup, they can continue to wear makeup without having to worry about whether they've applied it accurately. People with poor eyesight may invest in permanent makeup for the same reasons.
Permanent Makeup Risk
The possible risk associated with permanent makeup are similar to those associated with tattoos. There are about 60 different pigments used in tattoos and permanent makeup. But even if the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved most of the shades for cosmetic use, they're not always safe for every one for injection into the skin. In fact, the FDA has received complaints of negative reactions to some of the shades of pigment used in tattoos and permanent makeup. Even though allergic reactions are very rare, they're difficult to treat because it's hard to remove pigment from the skin once it's been injected. There are also skin issues that can result from tattoos or permanent makeup. You can develop a keloid formation, in which scars grow beyond their natural boundaries, or granulomas, nodules that form around the pigment. Hepatitis and staph infections can be transmitted through unsanitary needle. So it's very important to make sure a licensed technician uses sterile equipment when treating you.
Permanent Makeup Options
The most common areas for people to get permanent makeup are the eyebrows, lips, cheeks and eyelids. Eyebrows are a common area for permanent makeup application because hair loss conditions and aging can cause people to lose the hair above their eyes. Applying eyebrows each day can be a hassle, and they can easily smudge. Procedures for eyebrows can range from a few hair strokes of pigment where hair is missing commonly known as microblading to fully coloring in the missing brow called a softfill. Permanent eyeliner is a popular procedure because putting on eyeliner can be difficult without a steady hand, and it often smudges or wears off during the day. Technicians can lightly apply permanent eyeliner to give you a very subtle look, or they can apply it thicker to give you a more dramatic defined line around your entire eye. The newest form is called Eyelash Enhancement, which puts pigment between the eyelashes allowing for a fuller look. Permanent Makeup Artists With in both the tattoo artist community and the cosmetic professional community, permanent makeup artists have become a specialized sect. They typically take classes on permanent makeup application that primarily focus on permanent eyebrow, eyeliner and lip makeup, but before they can become licensed, they must work under a qualified instructor to learn advanced techniques. If you're looking for a permanent makeup instructor, the American Academy of Micropigmentation maintains a database of qualified teachers with permanent makeup technician certifications.
Permanent makeup artists
offer a free consultation, application and touch-up for each treatment, and they typically charge about $400 to $900 for a procedure. Application usually takes one to two hours depending on the service and need of the individual.