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Permanent makeup is a popular cosmetic procedure used to enhance areas of the face where traditional makeup is typically applied. The latest advancements in tattoo and ink technology are used to enhance the eye brows, eyelash line or lips. The pigment added to these areas gives a beautiful and naturally enhanced appearance.
Permanent makeup is used to replace the need for traditional eyeliner, brow pencil and lipstick. Permanent makeup saves time getting ready because your eyeliner, lips and brows are always looking great.
At your permanent makeup consultation, please come with your makeup applied as you normally would for daily wear. Our experienced technician will discuss your goals and expectations for permanent makeup. Based on your current applied makeup, she will work with you to determine which ink colors will work best for you and your goals.
Before your permanent makeup treatment, you should stop using Retin-A, skin lightening products such as hydroquinone, Latisse, aspirin or any blood thinners three weeks before having your procedure performed. Some of these product can cause increase in bleeding which will make you bruise more after the procedure and it can make it more difficult to get the ink to stay permanently. If you are having your lips enhanced with permanent makeup and have had cold sores/fever blisters in the past, please let us know so we can start you on Valtrex prior to your procedure.
Permanent makeup is performed using a process called micropigmentation. A tattoo pen is used to inject high quality permanent ink into the skin. The procedure takes between 30 and 120 minutes depending on the area being treated. A local anesthetic is applied to numb the area being treated.
With permanent makeup the applied color will initially appear brighter or darker. The color will then will fade over the course of a week resulting in the final enhancement. The area will be swollen for two to five days and will have a “crust” appearance before healing. As the skin naturally exfoliates, permanent makeup can fade over time requiring periodic touch-ups.
The most obvious benefit to permanent makeup is waking up every day with your “face on.” You can swim, exercise, shower and still looking put together and ready to go.
The most common risk to permanent makeup is a cold sore/ herpes outbreak in someone predisposed to outbreaks. Although extremely rare an allergic reaction to the ink is possible as is the risk of infection. Unsatisfactory result is another risk, though expectations and goals are reviewed in detail at the initial consultation.
Dr. Maloney has some of the most Highly Qualified and Experienced Skin Care Specialists in Tucson.