Why would someone get permanent cosmetics?
Today, permanent makeup (permanent pigmentation of the dermis) is more popular than ever. Some women do it for convenience (I admit — filling in my brows every day sure gets old), but others do it after illness, chemotherapy or injury to recreate eyebrows, disguise scars and white spots or to restore pigmentation to damaged skin.
Why would someone want a tattoo or permanent make-up?
- They want to restore a natural look to the face or breast, especially after surgery.
- They have trouble putting on make-up as a result of a medical condition.
- They have lost their eyebrows.
- They find it appealing.
- Cultural or societal influences.
What is Medical Tattooing?
Years ago, medical tattooing described the practice of tattooing vital information such as blood type on military personnel in case of injury or death. Medical tattoos are still available today as a substitute for Medical I.D. Bracelets. Advancements in technology have expanded this field to include cosmetic tattooing or microdermal pigmentation. These cosmetic tattoo processes are used to improve the appearance of individuals with medically-related physical imperfections.
How People Can Benefit from Medical Tattooing
Medical micropigmentation techniques can be applied in many ways: Skin Camouflage helps improve the appearance of persons with skin diseases such as Vitiligo or post-inflammatory hypo-pigmentation from skin trauma. Scar Camouflage helps reduce the appearance of scars from accidents, burns, surgery, or the repair of congenital disorders such as Cleft Palate. Hair simulation helps restore the appearance of missing hair lost to disease (Cancer or Alopecia), trauma, or natural thinning within an eyebrow, moustache, or scalp. That technique can also be used to simulate hair stubble. Reconstructive camouflage helps post-mastectomy patients by creating a nipple and areola on the new reconstructed breast. The appearance of areola incision scars from breast surgeries for augmentation, reduction, and breast lift can also be masked.
Permanent Cosmetics helps improve the appearance of men and women with physical abnormalities related to the following conditions:
What is Permanent Cosmetic Makeup?
Permanent Cosmetic Makeup is a non-surgical procedure also known as Permanent Makeup or Permanent Cosmetics. It is cosmetic tattooing of the facial features to enhance color and improve shape. Special colored pigments are implanted into the Dermis (middle layer) of the skin through microscopic injections with an extremely fine needle or cluster of needles. This process is also called Micropigmentation, Microdermal Pigmentation, Intradermal Cosmetics, Dermagraphics, Dermal Implantation, or Micropigment Implantation. Although pigments can be inserted using different types of equipment, Kenny uses the most sophisticated digital tattoo equipment and sterile safety needles available.
How Permanent Makeup Can Help You
When applied correctly and safely by a properly trained professional, permanent makeup can enhance your appearance and lifestyle. Save time and money by not having to apply makeup every day. Look fresh with color when you wake up in the morning, travel, or go camping. Prevent makeup smudges when you shower, exercise, or swim. Stop struggling to pencil on eyebrows or eyeliner when you cannot see without your eyeglasses. Avoid uneven lines and redo’s if you have unsteady hands. You can now enjoy beautiful, hassle-free makeup every day!
You are a Candidate If You Have Any of the Following:
- A busy lifestyle and do not have time to apply makeup every day or do not enjoy doing so
- Sports activities and want to look fresh while working out, swimming, camping, dancing, or exercising in any way that causes your makeup to run, smudge, or “sweat off”
- Eyebrow hair loss from prolonged waxing or tweezing, medical conditions such as Alopecia, or medications such as Chemotherapy for Cancer
- Asymmetrical features and want to make uneven areas appear balanced or more equal in size such as eyebrows, borders of the lips, or breast areolas
- Oily skin and your makeup smears or wears off too quickly and easily
- Cosmetic allergies and want to look good without irritation if you have sensitive skin, seasonal allergies, or allergic reactions to conventional makeup
- Poor near vision without eyeglasses or contact lenses that makes it difficult to see when applying makeup
- Vision loss from eye conditions such as Cataracts or Macular Degeneration and want to wear makeup again
- Unsteady hands from muscle weakness, joint pain, or motor skill impairment that makes applying makeup challenging (e.g., Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, stroke survivors)
- Second Application Appointments (“Touch-ups”)
Most new permanent makeup procedures need two applications for best looking results. The first reason is color saturation: A second coat of paint on anything makes that color appear more even and vibrant, and the same concept applies to permanent cosmetics. Second, the color you see res ults from the pigments used plus your skin tone. If your healed color leans toward an undesired tone (e.g., too red), it can be adjusted at the second visit. Third, the color can be darkened and the shape refined with another application. Fourth, during the first procedure some tissue swelling and mild bleeding will occur that is normal and varies with every person. A second application can correct any light areas that retained less color due to tissue changes. Your follow-up procedure should be scheduled 4 to 8 weeks after your first session when full healing and color stabilization is complete.
- Long Term Maintenance
Permanent makeup is permanent wherever it is tattooed because the pigment molecules remain in the skin. That is why it is critical that you choose a well-trained, knowledgeable, and experienced professional for your procedure. However, the color of your permanent makeup will be semi-permanent. It will re quire some maintenance because it will fade over the years. How quickly your color fades will depend on several factors: Following af ter care instructions, UV exposure (sun or tanning beds), skin care treatments, health conditions, medications, lifestyle (e.g., smoking), and the original color implanted (lighter colors fade faster than darker ones). Many people schedule a “booster” visit every few years to refresh their makeup color.