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All the Answers: FAQs on Permanent Makeup



It can’t be ‘that’ effective, is it?


It’s too good to be true!


These are some of the common responses we hear when people get to know about the cosmetic sensation and technological genius of permanent or semi-permanent makeup and cosmetic tattooing.  Just hearing the name “permanent makeup” can make a lot of questions pop in your head. Perfect eyebrows without patches, luscious lips without discoloration, thick and curled lashes, or beautifully lined dramatic eyes- these are not dreams anymore. Every day we are bombarded with questions oozing with curiosity and desire. Honestly, who wouldn’t be interested in knowing more about the treatments that have taken cosmetic treatments one-notch up?


Here’s a list of frequently asked questions about permanent makeup. Read on to know all the answers!

1.     Is Permanent Makeup Really Permanent?

This question deserved to top the list. The reason permanent makeup is named so is because of the similarities it shares with body tattooing, but the results might not be 100% permanent. Micropigmentation treatment is a technique through which pigments are tattooed into the upper reticular part of the epidermis. These pigments, once applied, cannot be removed by conventional methods and are water and smudge-proof in the true essence of the words. However, the pigments fade out over time and require regular maintenance or touch-ups. Because of this fading out, it is also sometimes referred to as semi-permanent makeup.

2.     How is the process like?

The entire procedure can be divided into three phases: before, during, and after. The “before” phase is when you choose a makeup artist and go for a consultation visit. The artist will discuss your treatment plan and will perform a patch test to check if you are eligible. You’ll then book an appointment. On the day of the appointment, the professionally trained makeup artist will apply the pigment with a handheld device (like a tattoo machine). The artist will guide you regarding the aftercare. After the application, you’ll be called for follow-up and refreshing visits.

3.     How Long Does The Makeup Last?

The life of the permanent makeup depends upon the care, sun exposure, lifestyle, and the products used. The makeup will start to fade with time but if proper care is taken, the results can last for three to five years. You need to visit the salon for touch-ups and fill-ins. You can either maintain the same desired look or make changes by trying new hues.

4.      Does Permanent Makeup Hurt?

The process is carried out after using anesthetic; hence the process is entirely painless. However, you can expect slight tenderness, swelling, and discomfort once the effect of the anesthetic wears out. Since the areas where permanent makeup is applied are rather sensitive, the use of anesthetics during the procedure and use of antibiotics and antiseptic ointments over the treated area after the process is recommended.

5.     Is It Safe?

Permanent makeup is completely safe if the makeup artist follows health and safety guidelines. The artists ensure that the needles and blades are disposed after each client. Sterile and unused needles and micro blades are used. The gloves and apron are also properly disposed of. Hygiene is the number one priority when it comes to a permanent makeup facility.

6.     How Many Types Of Treatments Can I Get?

Micropigmentation treatments help you enhance a number of facial and body features. You can ask for slight changes with a natural look or can go all out and try out a more dramatic change. The most common types of permanent makeup that you can get are eyebrows, eyeliner, eyelash extension, lip liner, lip color or blush, fake freckles, hair imitation, and scar camouflage.

7.     What Is The Cost Of The Permanent Makeup?

The treatment can cost you $400-800 on average depending on how extensive the makeup is. Some artists charge $200 per hour for complex procedures. Don’t get lured by cheap deals as the artists charging less might compromise on hygiene, skill, or quality of the makeup products. Try comparing the treatment cost with the money you used t spend on buying makeup. This would encourage you to invest in a quality makeup artist.

8.     Can I Swim or Workout After The Treatment?

It is advised to avoid swimming for two weeks and workouts should be avoided for one week after the treatment. Swimming or working out can pose a threat of infection. However, once the treated area is completely healed, you are free to swim or engage in any physical activity.

9.     Can I Wear Makeup Over The Permanent Makeup?

It’s best to avoid wearing any makeup until the permanent makeup is completely healed as the makeup that we use daily usually contains bacteria and other harmful microbes. Let the area heal completely and then you can apply the makeup over your permanent makeup if you will.

10. Can I Get Any Other Treatments Done Along With Permanent Makeup?

After one permanent makeup treatment like eyebrows or lip color, it is recommended to wait for at least one week before getting other treatment done. If you are planning to get Botox, laser treatments, or chemical peels, you’ll have to wait longer than that.

11.  Are There Any Side-Effects of Permanent Makeup?

Slight redness and swelling are common after lip and eye treatments. While the aftereffects don’t last more than 24-48 hours, but in some rare cases swelling may be severe and rashes or bruises may appear. Based on the sensitivity of the client’s skin or other client-specific factors, minor bleeding and tenderness may occur. Side-effects like infections can be avoided by following proper aftercare routine and a patch test is conducted in the initial phase as a precautionary measure against possible allergic reactions.


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