The beauty of permanent makeup has captivated the globe. For instance, many women are opting out on buying expensive makeup brands and cashing in on the beautiful benefits of permanent makeup! Aren’t sure what permanent make up entails? That’s OK, the world of PMU is big and only getting bigger as technology advance. Let me help guide you with these permanent makeup faqs.
Also known as Eyebrow Embroidery is a procedure categorized under permanent makeup, but unlike traditional cosmetic tattooing, it is less invasive and is considered semi-permanent. Microblading typically lasts 1-3 years, depending on skin type and skincare routine. The procedure is done by using a hand tool with ultra fine needles and each ‘hair’ is gently etched into the skin, giving an incredibly natural and realistic look. Microblading can dramatically correct or fully reconstruct lost eyebrow and is excellent for those wanting to enhance their brows or who have little to no eyebrows, thinning brows from age or over tweezed brows. Pigments used are chosen to match the natural or desired brow color and skin tone will also be taken into consideration.
Unlike traditional cosmetic tattooing, it is less invasive and is considered permanent. Nanoneedling is different from microblading because everything is done with machine technology. Nano Brows typically lasts 1-3 years, depending on skin type and skincare routine. The procedure is done by using Swiss Color International PMU Devices. Nanoneedling can dramatically correct or fully reconstruct lost eyebrow and is excellent for those wanting to enhance their brows and achieve a more ombre effect. Pigments used are chosen to match the natural or desired brow color and skin tone will also be taken into consideration.
Lip Blush, lip blushing or lip tattoo is a cosmetic tattoo technique that’s solely for the lips. The purpose of a lip tattoo depends on the woman, for instance, a lip tattoo is great for a woman on the go. Also, it is great for women who want to hide certain lip lines, accentuate the lip, or add a pop of colour.
Permanent Makeup or Semi-permanent makeup is a form of cosmetic tattooing which involves depositing pigment into the upper dermal layer of the skin with tiny, sterilized needles. Permanent makeup can be also known as micropigmentation or microblading. Now, there are many different techniques that fall under permanent makeup like, lip blush, eyeliner, or nano needling, thanks to advancing technology in the permanent makeup industry!
I take my passion very seriously! I just love what I do, and I love to further my education on all things beauty and permanent makeup. For that reason, I have traveled across the globe to learn leading permanent makeup techniques that I know my clients would love. For instance, check out Elaine Campin, Zoe Hughes, Aniela Korabinka, Olena Oliynyk, Mary Richardson and finally; Teryn Darling; these are just some of the pmu professionals that I’ve trained with.
The PMU industry utilizes an array of tools & equipment. the tools & equipment a specific pmu artist might posses will vary, even more so depending on the type of services they offer. While, for Nano Needling & Powdered Brows, I like to use a machine by FK IRONS & pigments by Tina Davies. There are other permanent makeup artist that may have a totally different of product line & tools that they use.
For the first session, the entire procedure should take about 2.5-3 hours. During this session, the brow technician will shape and style the client’s brows for client approval. We then follow with pigment color selection. Once the client is satisfied with the choices, we begin the procedure. The client is to come in for a follow up visit in order to have any minor necessary touch ups. The second session takes place after 4-6 weeks after the initial session. This session will take approximately 1.5-2 hours to complete.
It takes approximately 7-14 days for the brows to heal over, and about 1 month for the color to fully set in. The color will fade by up to 40% as it heals. In the following days, eyebrows will lighten up in color as it heals. No down time is required after the procedure. You’ll notice the color is very light right after the two weeks after healing; the skin will have an opaque milky looking quality to it. This is known as the milk skin and is common in tattooing. This is due to the tissue still healing from the inside out even though the surface of the skin is healed. True color will reveal itself once healed
The pain level for the procedure is considered mild to none. Prior to the procedure your brow technician will apply a topical anesthetic to numb the area, and also reapplied during the procedure. Everyone responds differently to anesthetic; depending on the client, the feeling of the procedure has been described as light cat scratches to not feeling anything. Topical anesthetics used may contain lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine and epinephrine.
After the procedure, redness and slight swelling in the area is normal. Clients describe the area feeling similar to a light sunburn. Clients can take Tylenol but not aspirin or ibuprofen.
Yes! A touch up session after 4-6 weeks is necessary as everyone heals differently and outcome will vary. Certain areas may not pick up during first session and will need to be refilled. Pigment color may need to be adjusted, brow thickness and more strokes can be added. Individuals with oily skin often require a deeper shade during the touch up session as the oils tend to lighten the pigment. Most importantly, your touch up session is when we refine your brows to ensure it looks perfect and retains the color for the whole year!
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