- How does permanent makeup work?
Permanent makeup, also known as micropigmentation, is performed using a pen containing iron oxide that tattoos the skin to create the look of makeup. This tattoo creates the appearance of eyeliner, lip blush, or thicker fuller eyebrows. Micropigmentation can be used to camouflage scars and also to even out the appearance of a receding hairline.
- Who might want permanent makeup?
Most anyone can have it done. Individuals with vision impairments may seek to have permanent makeup if it’s becoming increasingly difficulty to see to evenly apply makeup. Those who have allergies to traditional topical makeup may get permanent makeup. Patient’s wishing to restore their skin pigmentation due to scarring after surgery, restoration of breast areola after mastectomy, or to create the appearance of hair after hair loss due to illness or alopecia.
- How permanent is permanent makeup?
Permanent makeup may last 1-2 years depending on the condition of the skin being tattooed, daily skin care routine, or sun exposure.
- What follow-up care is needed?
I will provide specific follow-up procedures for the days following both the initial tattoo, as well as the color perfecting visit at 8 weeks.
Considerations and Contraindications:
The AAM (American Academy of Micropigmentation) consulted leading medical experts in the field, and the recommendation for permanent makeup procedures are as follows:
- Do not have your permanent makeup done 7-days prior to your FIRST dose of the vaccine. Permanent makeup procedures will not be done between the first and second doses. A waiting period of 10-days following your second dose is recommended.
- Women who are pregnant or nursing cannot receive permanent makeup.
- Anyone under the age of 18 cannot receive permanent makeup.
- Medical considerations will be thoroughly reviewed via an extensive pre-screening questionnaire.