Special Cases for Cosmetic MakeupDale Hall, owner of spaViolet in Solana Beach California tells us that there are many reasons clients come to her for permanent makeup. There are often life issues that make permanent makeup a good decision for helping people look and feel natural. Allergies, arthritis, Parkinson's or other dexterity problems that have trouble or forego putting on makeup choose permanent makeup as a choice so they don't have to struggle or can't put on daily makeup. Cancer suriviors can have areola \ nipple re-pigmentation to restore their look to breasts. The lip can be reshaped with cleft lip or other scars that cause the lip to look uneven. Alopecia, cancer and burn patients can get eyebrows, eyes and lips restored from hair loss or disfigurement. Undesired tattoos can be camouflaged with laser, but but also with flesh pigmentation applied to the tattoo it can disappear with cosmetic makeup. Scars and Virgilio can be covered up with flesh pigmentation as well to make a patient feel more confident with their appearance.
What to Expect With a Permanent Makeup TreatmentA permanent makeup treatment should start with a free consultation where you can see before and after photos and talk to the permanent makeup technician on what your desires are. Once you are comfortable that they will achieve your desires you will work on choosing the color. Before the treatment refrain from caffeine as it is a stimulant. Tell the clinician about any diabetes, hepatitis or heart problems. If you have a history of cold sores and doing a lip procedure, use Lysine which is over the counter one week prior to the treatment. A topical anesthetic is applied to the area of treatment. Sterilized disposable needles are used to implant the special FDA approved chosen pigment for permanent makeup that compliments your skin. Though each client is different, most say it feels like a vibrating feeling rather than pain.
After the procedure the color will look darker than usual, and will look more to the desired pigment after 5-6 days. Keep the area clean and do not apply makeup or go swimming or go to a steamroom while the area is healing. Tenderness and bruising may occur, but most people say they can return to work the next day. One to two follow up treatments need to occur generally to achieve the desired look. Make the appointment for touchups more than one month after the initial procedure to allow for healing, and allow the color to settle.
Choosing the Right Permanent Makeup PractitionerWhen choosing someone to do permanent makeup, cost should not be the first decision. Your face is so important and personal, and deciding who is going to enhance it permanently should not be taken lightly. Here are the following things to consider when looking for the right permanent makeup practitioner for you:
- Board certified from the American Academy of Micropigmentation
They require a written, oral, and practical exam for certification.
- Reviews by other clients
- Ask someone that has a treatment done beautifully who did it
- Before and after pictures of the practitioners work
- A free consultation of color and look
- Communication skills to listen to what you desire
- Price (a low price may mean inexperience)
- Establishment is inspected by the local board of health
Is Permanent Makeup Safe?Permanent makeup for the eyebrows, eyeliner or lips can be safe when it is done with an experienced proffesional. Zwerling, chairman of the American Academy of Micropigmentation (AAM) in Goldsboro, N.C. cautions against blush or eyeshadow done permanently, since the color can be unpredictable and an allergic reaction, although rare, to such a large area of the face can result in a large reconstructive face surgery. Iron - Oxide based pigment has been proven to be the safest pigment, while vegetable based natural pigments have shown the most adverse effects. Anyone can tattoo you, so make sure you take precautions. The business should be regularily inspected by the board of health. Make sure they open up a fresh needle from a package and a fresh bottle of ink.
Loraine-Dale Hall has 20 years experience doing permanent makeup in San Diego. If interested in cosmetic tattooing, she offers a free consultation to review your optimal results. Dale currently holds memberships in The American Association of Micropigmentation ( AAM ) , The Society of Permanent Makeup Professionals ( SPCP ) and The National Areola and Nipple Tattoo Registry ( NANTR ).
For more information please go to her Website.