What is semi-permanent makeup?
Commonly known as micropigmentation, is a revolutionary method of inserting small amounts of pigment into the dermal layer of the skin, in order to enhance your features. Semi-Permanent makeup typically consists of application of eyeliner, eyebrow simulation, and lip colour. Although not intended to replace cosmetics completely, the colour is placed "in" and not "on" your skin, giving a more natural and softer looking result.
Is semi-permanent makeup painful?
New topical anesthetics have been developed especially for semi-permanent make up for eyeliner, eyebrows and lip colour procedures. These creams and gels are applied to the desired area before and during the procedure, to assure you of the most comfortable experience possible. Some people describe the sensation as a "tingling" feeling. The majority will experience some discomfort, especially for lip colour procedures. It is common to hear that there was not as much pain as was expected. As the anesthetic wears off after the procedure, cool packs are very soothing to the area.
How long will it take for the area to heal?
It is important to wear sunglasses as your eyes may be temporarily sensitive to light. Eyebrow procedures have the least swelling. Lip colour often involves temporary swelling. It is important to let your beauty therapist know if you have a history of fever blisters so your doctor can prescribe medication.
How long will my semi-permanent makeup last?
Semi-permanent makeup is long-lasting. However, as you become accustomed to your new makeup, it is not uncommon to want more. You will want to freshen up your new makeup every couple of years. The darker the colour, the longer it will stay unchanged in your skin. Natural, delicate colours are often at times more vulnerable to the effects of the sun, swimming as well as natural breakdown by the body. Both organic and inorganic pigments may be used to achieve the desired colour.