Permanent Makeup Basics
Permanent makeup mimics the look of just-applied lipstick, lip liner, eyebrow pencil, and eyeliner. It's done through a process called micropigmentation, where a medical pen is used to inject permanent ink into the skin. Each procedure takes between 30 and 120 minutes, and a local anesthetic to numb the area being tattooed is used. Just like any tattoo, initially the color will appear brighter or darker, then will fade. The area will be swollen for anywhere between 2-5 days and will crust over before healing.
Permanent Makeup vs. Tattooing or Cosmetic Tattoo
It is very similar to Tattooing but different machinery and skill since the gun is designed for medical applications only. A lot of people ask what is the difference between Permanent Makeup and Face Tattooing and it’s essentially the same thing since it can ONLY be performed by a certified Micropigmentation technician. A traditional Tattoo artist by law and under the Bodysafe program is not allowed to Tattoo on the face. Women often search for places to do an Eyebrow Tattoo, Lip Tattoo or Eyeliner Tattoo not knowing that the industry terminology is called Permanent Makeup or Micropigmentation. Often a visit to a Tattoo shop is quickly discovered that they do not offer these services and normally refer to a business that has a certified technician like Glow Day Spa.
Consider the Costs
Permanent makeup isn't cheap but it has long term benefits which can bring savings in time and makeup! At Glow Day Spa we have a set price list and menu for Permanent Makeup for Lipliner, Eyeliner, Eyebrows, Full lips and Beauty marks. This will allow you to plan a budget if you are thinking about having multiple services done. Costs can vary widely for scar camouflage depending on the amount of Permanent Makeup work and the size of the areas and time involved. Pricing for scar correction or areola correction from breast surgery is confirmed during your consultation.