Emotional Ups and Downs Before After Permanent Makeup Tattoosby Tamara D. Ferrigno
October 7, 2016
For many patients, PMU(permanent make up) is a life-changing experience, both physically and mentally. Many people considering PMU to improve their looks do not realize that they may also experience some emotional ups and downs. There are a number of positive psychological benefits that contribute to the patient’s boost in confidence and self-esteem. However, some adverse emotional side effects may also be involved, such as depression and anxiety. Cosmetic tattoos can be very exciting, yet, frustrating at the same time. Some may find the process a pleasant one, while others find it stressful. People find it difficult to find a Certified Micropigmentation Permanent makeup artist they are comfortable with and who they feel they can trust with this major change. Anxiety may occur prior to the service and during recovery while patients try to patiently wait for their final results. Post- PMU depression can happen, especially among patients with personality disorders, relationship issues, and lacking confidence. Before undergoing any PMU procedure, it is important to keep a positive attitude. Having realistic expectations for your PMU experience is crucial to having a positive mindset later. The purpose of PMU is to improve a specific problem area of your face. There is no guarantee the results of your PMU will change your life. Discussing your expectations and goals with your PMU artist will ensure the best results possible. This communication allows your artist to help achieve your goals. Make sure you discuss what your expectations are with your PMU artist. It is best to express all your concerns prior to the procedure so that he/she may address them to help ease the process. A PMU artist will discuss the best and safest option for your specific case. It is in your best interest to discuss your medical history with your PMU artist. Permanent cosmetics can either be minor or slightly invasive and in any case, your artist should be aware of all medical conditions that may affect your procedure or healing. Once you decide on permanent makeup and the planned procedure, it is vital for you to prepare for your recovery period. It is best that you are aware of what to expect from the procedure and understand the pre-PMU and post-PMU instructions to ensure the best result possible. For example, swelling and bruising is a normal part of the healing process, slight pain and discomfort can be managed , physical activity should be limited to promote healing and rest, and it is essential for you to have a good support system. You can find a lot information on my site www.MMbrows.com. Remember that all of these contributing factors to post-PMU depression or anxiety is temporary. With a little time, the tattoos will heal and your results will improve. When times get tough, communicate your concerns during your follow-ups with your micropigmentation artist and keep the end result in mind.
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