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Permanent Makeup at a Glance

May 2nd 2018

The trend of permanent makeup is taking the beauty industry by storm and we don’t believe it’s going to slow down anytime soon. Although it may be known as permanent makeup, the application is technically “semi-permanent”, as it can begin to fade over the years. Many individuals believe permanent makeup is solely used for cosmetic purposes. Although that’s true, permanent makeup can also serve another purpose as well.

Bustle.com claims, “Also commonly referred to as "cosmetic tattooing," "dermapigmentation" or "micropigmentation," the process involves implanting pigment into the upper layer of skin around the eyes, eyebrows, and lips. It can be used for camouflaging scars, burns, Vitiligo, as well as correcting some facial irregularities.” This can help bring confidence to many individuals who may be suffering from facial features trauma.

Survivors that have gone through chemotherapy find great use in permanent makeup to restore eyebrows. Cosmetic tattooing also has more serious applications, like improving the nipple appearance after breast reconstruction; a great option for breast cancer survivors.

The process of permanent makeup requires a needle to penetrate the skin, much like the tattooing process. This may be daunting to some individuals, therefore, the process must be handled by a professional with the proper permanent cosmetics training.