Permanent Makeup

 

WHAT IS PERMANENT MAKEUP?

Permanent Makeup is the art of implanting pigment into the dermal layer of skin using a tattoo machine or a manual hand tool to shape and add color to the brows, eyeliner and lips. Permanent Makeup can be applied in the medical field by camouflaging scars and creating areola for breast cancer survivors who have gone through reconstructive surgery. Permanent Makeup is often referred to as “tattooing”, or “micro pigmentation”. Permanent makeup is a great option for women with sparse eyebrows, lashes and thin or pale lips.

PERMANENT OR SEMI-PERMANENT MAKEUP. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?

Permanent Makeup is the art of implanting pigment into the dermal layer of the skin.   “Permanent Makeup”, “Semi-Permanent Makeup” and “Tattoo” are terms often used to describe this art form but it is all the same thing.  When the pigment is properly implanted into the dermal layer, the pigment particles stay in place and are there to last.  However, with the passage of time, exposure to UV rays, use of AHAs and Vitamin A products all contribute to fading of the pigment.  If your technician is light handed and applies pigment on the top layers of the dermal layer, your application will look much softer and as a result the pigment will fade considerably within 6 months to 5 years depending on the service and techniques used.  This technique can sometimes be referred to as “semi-permanent”.

Chao applies the Semi-permanent technique because she prefers to give clients a natural look.  The flexibility of having the color and shape fade over time is advantageous because it gives Chao the flexibility to change the color and shape as clients age.

METHODS USED IN PERMANENT MAKEUP

A technician can either use a machine (digital, rotary or coil) or opt for the hand tool or microblade. Chao uses a machine as well as microblades, depending on what effect she is looking to create.  She uses a machine exclusively for eyeliners and lip work.  If she is doing a powdered brow, she will use a machine, but when doing the hairstrokes/embroidery/3D technique she often uses a microblade.

 

Powdered brows are best suited for those clients who desire a fuller, denser, solid brow.  Hairstrokes/embroidery/3D technique is best suited for those who prefer a more natural brow.  Both looks are beautiful so Chao will work with you to discover which method works best for your lifestyle as she considers your skin type, age and overall style.

AM I A CANDIDATE FOR PERMANENT MAKEUP?

Permanent Makeup, if applied artistically can render transformative results. Clients who have the following conditions will greatly benefit from this service:

BROWS

  • sparse eyebrows/lashes

  • no eyebrows/lashes

  • Alopecia Patients

  • mobility limitations

  • limited vision

  • allergies to topical makeup

  • tired of applying makeup but want to look awake and polished

  • want to save time in the morning!

EYELINER

  • sparse lash line

  • tired of your eyeliner running

  • allergies to topical makeup

  • want a permanent frame to your eyes

LIPS

  • want a more defined lip line

  • have very pale lips

  • have uneven lips

  • have a cleft lip

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