Cosmetics or Permanent Makeup is a cosmetic technique
that applies tattoos as a means of producing designs that
resemble makeup, to the skin, face, lips, and eyelids. It
is also used to produce artificial eyebrows and to disguise
scars and white spots in the skin.
Although the most common name used is Permanent
Cosmetics, don’t be mislead when reading other names
including dermapigmentation, micropigmentation, and cosmetic
tattooing. It’s all the same product.
In the United States, the inks used in Permanent
Cosmetics and the pigments in these inks are subject to
FDA or similar agency regulation. These are the same
standards used for nonpermanent cosmetics and color additives.
Cosmetic results in enhanced features of the face. Definition
is most visible to the eyebrows, eyes and lips due to the
usage of colors available. Noticeable results vary depending
upon the design, color value and amount of pigment applied.
At first, Permanent
Cosmetic results may look harsh. This is due to color
remaining in the outermost, epidermal layers of skin. However,
the initial color softens during the healing process, which
typically results within a few days.
Long Term Results:
The best possible color outcomes will perform for many years.
Then again, just as all good things must come to an end; the
color, over time, will fade. The reasoning for this
is due to the amount of pigment remaining in the dermis. The
fading may be influenced by several factors. These can be
environmental, procedural and/or individual factors such as
those listed below:
- Sun exposure
- Individual influences, including lifestyles, that find
a person in the sun regularly such as with gardening or
- The original amount of pigment deposit at the dermal level
- Very natural looking applications are likely to require
a touch-up before more dramatic ones.
- Skin tones
As with tattoos, Permanent
Cosmetics can be difficult to remove. Common techniques
used are laser resurfacing, dermabrasion, and surgical removal.
Adding a new pigment, which counteracts the tattoo color and
attempts to emulate normal skin color, is considered a poor
choice by professionals. Keep in mind, removal is more painful
and laborious than the tattooing itself. So make sure
the color you choose is one you will want for a very, long
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