With our lives getting more and more hectic, it is no wonder we are always seeking to cut off some of the time spent doing things. And with that comes the invention of permanent makeup. Think about it. How much time does the average female spend putting on their makeup in the morning, wouldn't it be quicker and simpler if some of that was already done for you each morning.
Permanent makeup is actually a beauty procedure which actually involves the application of makeup in the form of a tattoo. Typically, this type of makeup is applied to the eyebrows, eyeliner and even the lips. This is a non-surgical treatment.
What is the recovery time for permanent makeup?
Everyone is different, but a general rule would be 3-7 days on the surface, and another 10-14 days below the surface. It is common for a person to return to work the same day. Lips will have some residual swelling and will chap. There may be slight swelling after the eyeliner; brows may look darker than usual - all of which softens in a few days.
How long will it last?
Normally one to five years maybe longer. Re-enhancements otherwise known as "touchups' or "refresher color boosts" are recommended for maintenance. You must remember that permanent makeup is a "low", not a "no" maintenance procedure. You eventually will need a color touchup when your color fades. Once the color lightens you will know that you are ready for your refresher color boost! You cannot avoid this fact - everything fades with time, especially anything out in the sun.
What if the shape isn't what I want?
Everything is drawn on with semi-permanent marker prior to the start of any procedure, so you will see exactly what is going to be done before anything permanent is applied.
The benefits of permanent make-up:
Time saving - Once your Eyebrows, Lips or eyeliner has been permanent tattooed in place you do not have to go through the time consuming daily routine associated with applying your makeup.
Youthful looks - The aging process can often take its toll on your facial features, lips can appear smaller and thinner, eyebrows can become thinner, and eyelashes can become sparse, semi permanent make up can help all of the above, lips can be made to look fuller, sparse eyebrows can be filled in and eyeliner can be applied to make your lashes look thicker.
Scar camouflage - If you have a scar in your eyebrow, or on your lip for example, permanent cosmetics can be used to camouflage the scar, a skin coloured pigment can be tattooed over the scar or lip/brow colour can be use on the whole area including the scar, which would reduce the visibility of the scar.
Perfectly applied makeup - Some women struggle to apply their makeup on a daily basis, maybe they have really shaky hands which prevents them from applying their makeup accurately, by having their makeup tattooed on they would feel more confident as they would not have to worry what people might think about their uneven or messy makeup.
No more makeup runs - Sporty women often find that their makeup can run when they are involved in active sports, either in the swimming pool or at the gym for example, permanent makeup will put an end to that and they will always look their best without having to worry about their makeup.