WHAT IS PERMANENT MAKEUP?
Intradermal pigmentation, more commonly known as permanent makeup, involves administering small amounts of natural pigments into the dermal or upper layer of your skin. This revolutionary new technique has been proven safe when performed by a medical professional. Permanent makeup may be applied to the eyebrows, as eyeliner under the eyes, or as lip liner. Dr. English also provides other cosmetic procedures such as vitiligo treatment to eliminate pigmented patches of skin, hairline enhancement, scar camouflage, and areola restoration. Permanent cosmetic treatments are designed for women and men of all ages and skin types to provide a natural appearance. They are designed to enhance your own features. Artistically applied eyebrows, eyeliner, and full lip color will save time and money.
WHAT CAN PERMANENT MAKEUP DO FOR ME?
Permanent makeup or micro pigment implantation (MPI) allows individuals to look their best, even with busy lifestyles. Women and men of every age and race can use it to help improve their appearance.
There are many benefits of permanent makeup. Once applied, the use of cosmetics is reduced or eliminated so a person never looks without makeup in that area. Permanent makeup does not smear so it is ideal for people with oily skin. People who wear contact lenses also enjoy permanent makeup because it does not flake. Many individuals who suffer from allergic reactions have permanent makeup because it replaces cosmetic products they cannot tolerate.
A range of colors and application methods are available to the patient. A bold dramatic look can be created or, through conservative application, a natural look can be achieved that does not go out of style.
HOW AND IN WHAT AREAS IS PERMANENT MAKEUP APPLIED?
Micro pigment implantation can be applied in the following areas:
Eyebrows – Enjoy fuller brows without using a pencil or other makeup. Permanent makeup does not wash or wipe off when swimming, playing tennis, or engaging in other activities. Even individuals with alopecia (loss of hair) are surprised by the natural appearance of the eyebrows after treatment.
Eye Shadow – A subtle color can be applied to highlight the eyelids and compliment skin tone. The eye shadow procedure is a perfect camouflage for the lighter colored scars that may result from eyelid surgery.
Eyeliner – Permanent makeup can be applied to create a subtle, natural look or a bold definite line in any color. A solid line or a soft smudged look at the base of the lash line can make lashes look fuller. A subtle dotting procedure at the base of the lash can also create a natural look for men.
Lip Liner – Application of lip liner can correct asymmetry and add definition and fullness to the lips. It can even create the appearance of a change in the size and shape of the lips. Available in almost any color, lip liner can be applied lightly in skin tone to give women natural look.
Full Lip Color – Full lip color can be applied to result in a soft lipstick-like color or to appear as natural as a newborn baby’s lips.
Areola – A range of pink-brown color is applied to the areola (the area around the breast nipple) to create a change in its size, shape or color. Cancer patients undergoing breast reconstruction can benefit from the application of permanent makeup. Areola restoration and scar camouflage can be achieved in one procedure.
Beauty Marks – Color can be applied to the skin to create a sexy mole to enhance beauty.
Scar Camouflage – Micro pigment implantation is successful in pigmenting scars and burns. Until recently, patients with scars or burns have had to rely on the daily application of makeup to disguise imperfections. MPI (micro pigment implantation) can help restore natural skin tones. Since slight fading sometimes occurs, touch-ups can easily be done at a later time at a reasonable cost.
Vitiligo – Matching flesh tones are applied to areas of skin that are void of pigment. Patients with vitiligo are usually extremely pleased with the results of MPI.
WHAT IS PERMANENT MAKEUP RECOVERY LIKE?
The recovery time for MPI is almost immediate. Some redness and swelling is normal and begins to disappear within two hours. Cool compresses (washcloths soaked in a basin of ice and water) may be applied to the treated area for 10 to 30 minutes following the procedure. These compresses help to reduce swelling and aid healing.
Colors appear brighter and more sharply defined immediately following the procedure. As healing progresses, the color and lines will soften. Makeup may be used to tone down the color until healing is complete. The healing process usually occurs within a few days to two weeks.
Most permanent makeup patients resume normal activities within 24 hours with some restrictions. The treated area should not be exposed to the sun for at least 14 days following the application of permanent makeup. Soaking the treated area in a bath, swimming pool, hot tub, fresh water or salt water should also be avoided for at least two weeks.
If you would like to look and feel your very best, contact us today at (501) 227-9556 to schedule your appointment, and ask to speak with Myra if you have any questions or concerns about permanent makeup. We look forward to seeing you!