Micropigmentation, also known as permanent cosmetics, involves various procedures such as eyeliner, eyebrows and lip color. These procedures are designed to give the feature more definition and natural-looking colors.
The most common micropigmentation procedure is permanent eyeliners. It offers convenience by eliminating daily eyeliner application while reshaping the eyes completely.
Also Known As: Permanent Make-Up, Micropigmentation
Benefits of Permanent Eyeliners
Permanent Eyeliners will benefit people with cosmetic allergies. It provides convenience to people with or without allergies by doing away with daily eyeliner regimen.
Permanent Eyeliners can reshape the appearance of the eyes. It can benefit people with eyes that are disproportion to other facial features.
Permanent Eyeliners will benefit people with an active lifestyle. Since permanent eyeliners are waterproof and perspiration proof, this will be a convenient answer to cosmetic limitations.
Permanent Eyeliners are a one-time procedure that yields long lasting results. It can save money from eyeliner purchases.
The Permanent Eyeliner Procedure
Permanent eyeliners are done by micropigmentation procedure. This procedure starts by an organic pigment that is embedded beneath the skin to enable permanent color addition.
The permanent eyeliner procedure uses a hand-held device, which penetrates the skins a number of times per minute with a thin needle then pushes the organic pigment into the target location.
The color is applied using a device specially designed for permanent facial cosmetics. It is usually placed in between the eyelashes, creating a darker halo around the eyes.
To lessen the pain sensation, permanent eyeliners are done with topical anesthetics. The entire procedure will take one to two hours.
Recovery After A Permanent Eyeliner Procedure
Due to its similarity to tattooing, a permanent eyeliner procedure will give the target area visible swelling.
Immediately after the procedure, the permanent eyeliner will look much thicker than expected. This dark color will fade a few days after the procedure. This is a normal occurrence of permanent cosmetic micropigmentation.
Aftercare procedures include cold compress, and ointment treatment of the area. It is also advisable to avoid sunlight during the first few weeks after permanent eyeliner treatments.
Although patients are able to work the same day after treatment, full normalization of pigment color will take place three to four weeks after the procedure.
In general, the results of permanent eyeliner treatments are permanent. However, other patients yield semi-permanent results. When this happens, touch-ups are necessary to achieve the desired results.
The duration of results may depend on factors such as smoking, excessive dry skin and exposure to ultra-violet, tanning booth and direct sunlight.
People with permanent eyeliners should avoid the use of cosmetics and products containing glycolic acid, alpha-hydroxy acid and Retin-A, especially on the treated area.
Surgical facility And Cost
Permanent eyeliner and other cosmetics are performed in a cosmetology office setting, beauty spa centers or tattoo salons.
The costs of permanent eyeliner treatment can range anywhere from $200 to $1000 depending on geographical location, expertise of skin care specialist and other miscellaneous costs.
Cosmetic surgery is not covered in any medical insurance. However, if combined with other plastic surgery procedures such as eyelid lift, a multiple financing option can be considered.
Side Effects, Risks, Complications and Contradictions
Side effects of permanent eyeliner treatments include swelling, tenderness and itching. To reduce itching and tenderness, ice packs may be used within a period of ten minutes a sitting. To reduce swelling of the eyes, sleep with your head elevated.
Complications such as infection may arise due to makeup creams, ointments and exposure to the sun, pools or hot tubs. Avoid wearing makeup for four days after the permanent eyeliner treatment.