Especially ladies who have a tight schedule and attach importance to a well-groomed appearance in any situation appreciate the advantages that permanent make-up offers them. Because just a few days after the treatment they can save themselves the daily make-up and the regular touching up of make-up on long and stressful days.
Permanent make-up is a special type of cosmetic tattooing applied to the face. The treatment can be used especially to create lip contours and artificial eyelid lines that will last for several years.
The possible applications
Unlike temporary makeup, cosmetic tattoos do not treat the entire face, but only individual areas. ladies who, for example, want to give the skin more color with rouge, must do so after the treatment. Permanent makeup is mainly used in the following areas:
- to give the eyebrows more fullness and shape their contour
- to thicken the lash line
- to emphasize the shape of the eyes with a permanent eyeliner
- to shape the contour of the lips and uneven lips
- to apply beauty spots on the skin
For whom are the cosmetic tattoos suitable?
Originally, especially women who had cancer appreciated permanent make-up to cover the traces of the disease and chemotherapy.
One of the side effects of cancer drugs is hair loss, which is difficult to conceal in any other way, especially in the eyebrow area.
However, the technique is now so sophisticated and so widespread that a large number of clients appreciate the benefits. This includes not only women who do not have time for regular make-up application, but also sportswomen, contact lens and glasses wearers and women who suffer from sensitive skin and therefore cannot tolerate conventional make-up. Both women and men who suffer from extremely sparse hair growth on the eyebrows or from inconspicuous eyes, too small lips and an uneven shape of the lips are very likely to resort to permanent make-up.
How cosmetic tattooing works
For permanent make-up, similar to tattooing, a special pigmentation device is used. This is equipped with very fine needles, through which color pigments are gently introduced into the skin. Today, only light-stable and skin-friendly pigmentation colors are used for this type of cosmetic tattooing, which are also very well tolerated by allergy sufferers.
Well prepared for the treatment
Before the permanent make-up is applied to the skin, a detailed preliminary consultation takes place, in which the customer expresses her wishes, during which the details are discussed and where customers who have not yet had any experience with permanent make-up can obtain extensive information.
Before the subsequent treatment, which can take place directly afterwards, the customer’s skin is examined. For the employee of the cosmetic studio it is important to know whether the skin has any irregularities. These can have a negative effect on the result. The skin is then thoroughly cleansed to remove residues of other cosmetic products. Only then the skin areas on which the permanent make-up is to be applied are made up in a lasting way.
The customer can see what the result will look like before the actual treatment. You will also have the opportunity to make any changes you wish, such as the color and shape of the tattoo.
The actual treatment
Although the cosmetic tattooing is painless, the treatment with the fine needles can become uncomfortable after a certain time. For this reason, all areas of the skin that are to be pigmented are first anesthetized with a special cream or gel. This means that the customer will only feel a slight tingling sensation on the skin during the treatment. Depending on how extensively the permanent make-up is to be applied, the treatment lasts between 1.5 and 2.5 hours.
If necessary, a follow-up treatment is required, for example, if the colors are still not intense enough.
Is there an alternative to permanent make-up?
If it is only about the eyebrows, many customers choose the method of microblading, which is offered in our studio, instead of permanent make-up. This is also a pigmentation method. This was originally developed in Japan and has been successfully used in the Far East for decades. The great advantage, which more and more people from the western world appreciate, is that microblading can be done much more finely and precisely. This makes the eyebrows, which are given color and volume by microblading, look even more natural than is the case with permanent make-up.
Does the make-up really last?
In this cosmetic tattooing, the color pigments are merely worked into the uppermost layer of the skin. This means that due to external influences such as the ultraviolet rays of the sun, but also due to the natural aging process of the skin, the colors of the permanent makeup fade over time. Although the cosmetic tattoo can theoretically last for up to ten years. In practice, however, it is generally assumed that a touch-up is necessary after about three to five years. Basically, it is a repetition of the first treatment.
Rules of conduct after the treatment
Once the cosmetic tattooing is completed, a light scab may form on the treated areas. This must not be scraped off under any circumstances, because on the one hand it is a sign that the skin is healing and on the other hand there may be color pigments in it. If the healing crust is removed, the result can be falsified in this case, so that in the worst case another session is necessary. However, the healing process can be accelerated with a special cream, which is given to the customer by the cosmetician.
Afterwards, clients should not sunbathe, visit the sauna or the swimming pool for four weeks. This is mainly due to the fact that the skin is exposed to ultraviolet light and aggressive chemicals such as chlorine. Both can lead to a change in color.
Does the treatment involve risks?
Typical symptoms after permanent make-up treatment include redness, swelling and a feeling of tension. However, these symptoms subside after a short time. Other side effects such as infections or allergic reactions are possible in principle, but usually only occur if the permanent make-up treatment was performed improperly or under unhygienic conditions.
If allergies exist, the treatment should be discussed with the family doctor beforehand.