WHAT EXACTLY IS PERMANENT COSMETIC MAKEUP?
Permanent cosmetic makeup is a state of the art form of cosmetic tattooing. The specialized techniques used for permanent cosmetics are often referred to as "micropigmentation", "micropigment implantation" or "dermagraphics". The cosmetic implantation technique deposits tiny individual implants of pigment into the dermal layer of the skin.
HOW ARE PERMANENT COSMETIC PROCEDURES DONE?
Permanent cosmetics procedures are performed using various machines and methods, including the traditional (or specialized) tattoo or coil machines, the pen or rotary machine and the non-machine or hand method. These procedures are a process which includes the initial consultation, initial application of pigment, and usually one or two follow up visits for adjusting the shape and color or density of the pigment.
photo by janeadler.com
WHO BENEFITS FROM PERMANENT COSMETIC MAKEUP?
EVERYONE, FROM THE YOUNG TO THE ELDERLY, WHO DESIRES A SOFT AND NATURAL ENHANCEMENT TO THEIR APPEARANCE.
PHYSICALLY ACTIVE people who want to look their best throughout activities such as swimming, hiking, biking, tennis, aerobics, and don't want to worry about "sweating off" or reapplying cosmetics.
ALLERGIES and SENSITIVE SKIN-these people often can't wear other cosmetics.
VISION IMPAIRED people who have difficulty applying their cosmetics.
ENTERTAINERS, ACTRESSES, and MODELS.
WOMEN who want to look their best all the time, even when they wake up.
MOTHERS and other busy professionals who DON'T HAVE TIME for makeup.
photo by janeadler.com
WHAT TYPES OF PERMANENT COSMETIC PROCEDURES CAN BE DONE?
Eyeliner, top and bottom
Full lip color
IS IT PAINFUL?
Permanent cosmetics procedures are of a skin invasive nature (as they are a form of cosmetic tatoo) and therefore you may experience some discomfort. This may vary according to each individual's pain threshold and the skills of the technician performing the service. HOWEVER, keep in mind that there are different methods available to help with pain management, including various topical anesthetic ointments and anesthetic blocks (administered by a doctor or dentist), as well as topical desensitizing products. Your technician can discuss these methods with you to determine which one is right for you.
IS IT SAFE?
Micropigmentation is a skin invasive procedure. It is important to observe the physical location where the procedure will be performed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has set standards for a clean and sanitary working environment and sterile equipment. Things to look for:
MOST IMPORTANT: Needles used should be new and sterile for each patient and disposed of properly after each patient. (Other machine parts should also be sterilized, ie. barrel tube, if required, or disposed of in a sanitary manner). Other equipment and supplies should be kept in a sanitary manner.
Gloves should be used for each client and changed during the procedure when needed.
Your technician should be clean and neat and knowledgeable of environmental safety requirements.
Clean sheets should be used for each patient.
The room or treatment arena should be in an area free from other contaminants as well.
Documented allergic reactions to permanent cosmetic procedures are extremely rare. Skin testing may be done by technicians, either routinely or upon request. Regardless, it should be understood that an allergic reaction could occur at any point in time.
WHAT IF I DON'T LIKE IT?
REMEMBER: Although the procedure is considered permanent, these procedures do have flexibility in changing color and shape to some extent, depending on the expertise of your technician. Colors will appear darker immediately following the procedure but will soften and lighten* during the healing process, which takes approximately a week or longer; the healing time is different for each individual and for different procedures. *Color on the skin may change somewhat during the healing process as well, as it combines with the individual's skin tone.
To experience this treatment, please visit Skin Garden located at 62 Arnold Avenue, West Babylon, NY.To see our location on google map, please click here.To find out about our service on yahoo local, please click here.