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Permanent Make-Up

Do you have faint, partial or no eyebrows at all? Interested to enhance the color or give definition to the lip line shape of your lips? Or maybe reduce a “lipstick bleed” or make lip scar disappear? A cosmetic tattoo can help! NYS Licensed tattoo and permanent makeup artist at Ideal Body Med Spa can help you achieve your desired results!

Kiss your lipstick and eye pencils good-bye for several years!

What is Permanent Makeup?

Permanent makeup is a cosmetic technique which employs tattoos (permanent pigmentation of the dermis) as a means of producing designs that resemble makeup, such as eyelining and other permanent enhancing colors to the skin of the face, lips, and eyelids. It is also used to produce artificial eyebrows, particularly in people who have lost them as a consequence of old age, disease, such as alopecia totalis, chemotherapy, or a genetic disturbance, and to disguise scars and hypopigmentation in the skin such as in vitiligo. It is also used to restore or enhance the breast's areola, such as after breast surgery.


Getting Permanent Makeup

The process is just like getting a tattoo. The makeup technician uses a needle that penetrates your skin and releases pigment. Before getting permanent makeup applied, you'll get a patch test on your skin to check on whether you have an allergic reaction to the pigment that will be used. After that, you will choose the color, based on advice and suggestions from the makeup artist. The technician will then use a sterile surgical pen to sketch the area to be tattooed and then put an anesthetic gel on your skin. Using a hollow, vibrating needle, the technician will apply the pigment into the top layer of the skin. Each time the needle penetrates the skin, a droplet of pigment is released into the hole the needle makes. You will feel a slight stinging. After getting permanent makeup, it takes about three weeks for the color to fade to its permanent shade. At first, the color will likely look dark and shiny. The surrounding tissue will be swollen and red. You can use a cold compress to reduce swelling and antibiotic ointment to help prevent infection. Strict sun avoidance and use of sunscreens that block UVA, UVB, and visible light for several weeks is important to prevent post-inflammatory color changes. Complications are rare but can include infection or allergic reactions to the tattoo dye.

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