How long does the procedure take?
Most permanent makeup or micro-pigmentation procedures require one initial treatment with a second application in four weeks. Generally, permanent makeup takes between one to two hours to complete. The applications will generally need a touch up refresher any where from three to ten years.
Is it painful?
With most procedures, patients will experience mild discomfort with minimal swelling as a result. Clients often refer to the sensation as a “tight” or “pulling” sensation. Topical anesthetic is applied to minimize discomfort.
What about people with skin allergies?
Permanent makeup is a good option for women who have allergies to cosmetic makeup. This is often the only alternative they have to makeup.
What is involved in the recovery?
There will be a slight swelling and redness in the skin that will typically subside within a day. Most patients are able to return to normal activities immediately, except gardening, heavy exercise and activities that cause you to perspire the first week. You should also avoid direct sunlight, wearing makeup and contact lenses for a couple days; also, avoid exposure to chlorinated or salt water for 3 weeks post-procedure. End results can be viewed by the end of eight weeks.
Are there any risks?
The procedures used in permanent makeup are non-surgical, so choosing a qualified practitioner to perform your permanent makeup procedure greatly reduces a number of risks. The delicate nature of many places where permanent makeup is applied requires an understanding of facial structures and anatomy. Visualizing the outcome of a permanent makeup procedure may be easier for individuals with extensive experience in cosmetic methods. Practitioners with a combined expertise as a make up artist and medical aesthetics background are preferred.