Overview of Permanent Makeup

Permanent makeup is increasing in popularity. People who prefer to maintain a polished look throughout the day are opting for permanent makeup instead of traditional cosmetics. Permanent makeup is not a new concept. It has been used in many different countries for centuries. Women of all cultures and races have used permanent skin markings to beautify themselves. In the United States, permanent makeup has been in use since the 1930s. In those years, high-end salons offered permanent makeup to clients who wanted smoother complexions. The specialized beauty procedures were called “complexion treatments.” However, they were actually cosmetic tattoos that covered skin imperfections.

Clients enjoyed the benefits of the permanent treatments, but they were unaware of the process used to create the cosmetic effect. Nowadays, women are aware of the procedure involved in the creation of permanent makeup. They know that they will be receiving facial tattoos. During the permanent makeup process, permanent dyes are injected into the dermal layer of skin. The patterns and colors of the tattoos are designed to look like conventional makeup. Permanent makeup is used to replace eyeliner, brow liner, blush, lipstick, lip liner and concealing makeup. The most commonly used makeup products can become permanent. Women generally wear makeup to accentuate their natural beauty. The colors and style of the makeup help the makeup wearer appear more polished.

Conventional makeup can be expensive and inconvenient. Many makeup wearers spend hundreds of dollars each month on cosmetic products. Traditional cosmetics run, bleed and smear when they come into contact with water. Unlike permanent makeup, the products must be reapplied and removed daily. The makeup items are regularly depleted and need to be replaced in order for the wearer to maintain her appearance. In addition, sometimes a store runs out of the desired makeup items, and a consumer needs to search elsewhere to find favorite products. Permanent makeup provides the client with a consistent appearance that cannot be washed away by water or perspiration. In addition, it does not have to be reapplied daily. The durability of permanent makeup is one of its many advantages.

Permanent makeup is as durable as other types of permanent tattoos are. It is considered permanent, but some degree of fading normally occurs within approximately three to five years following the initial application of permanent makeup. The look of permanent makeup can rarely be distinguished from that of traditional cosmetics. Colors and designs match perfectly with conventional makeup designs. However, immediately following a permanent makeup application, the look of the client’s face is often harsh. An overdone appearance is due to the absorption of the dyes by the epidermis. Permanent makeup is comprised of dyes that are injected into the deep dermal layer of the skin. However, the outer layer of the skin, the epidermis, also absorbs the permanent makeup colors. This absorption causes the initial overdone appearance of the face.

However, after approximately three days, the epidermis sloughs away and is replaced by new cells. This skin regeneration process softens and normalizes the appearance of the permanent makeup. Most clients are pleased with the look of their permanent makeup, but in rare cases, a permanent makeup customer may request that the application be adjusted or removed. Adjustments of permanent makeup, such as color changes, can easily be performed by permanent makeup specialists. However, removal of permanent makeup usually involves medical procedures, such as dermal abrasion, laser surgery, intensive exfoliation or laser resurfacing. These removal processes are usually lengthy and painful. Permanent makeup should only be applied by certified permanent makeup specialists who have been trained in accredited permanent makeup schools. Most salons that provide permanent makeup services display their cer


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