Permanent Makeup for Your New Look this Season

Has putting on makeup each morning become a chore? If you wear eyeliner and lipstick regularly, or prefer to have your eyebrows shaped and filled, you may be a good candidate for permanent makeup. Permanent makeup works like a tattoo on the skin, depositing pigment on certain areas of the face and giving you the appearance of having makeup on. Since you don’t have to worry about this “makeup” washing off or running, you’re free to enjoy watersports, swimming and other activities without having to touch up your makeup.

Permanent makeup services are currently available at select medical spas and cosmetic surgery centers around the country. Make an appointment with a medical spa in your area to find out if you may be a good candidate for permanent makeup.

Ways to Freshen Up Your Look with Permanent Makeup

If you’re interested in getting a mini makeover and want to freshen up your look for the season, permanent makeup could help you get the results you want. This cosmetic service involves depositing tiny implants of pigment right into the dermal layer of skin. Most spas that offer permanent makeup services use a machine or handheld device that works very similar to a tattoo machine.

During the procedure, you will experience some discomfort and pain – just as you would with a standard tattoo procedure. Still, this procedure can be very effective for creating balanced features and may be especially valuable to those who are allergic to cosmetic products, or those who are very athletic and don’t have time to put on or touch up makeup.

Permanent makeup can help to create the appearance of:

  • Full, red or pink lips
  • Sculpted eyebrows
  • Natural eyeliner
  • Hair
  • Larger eyelashes
  • Fuller eyebrows
  • A natural beauty mark

Permanent makeup can also be used to camouflage scars, by delivering a rich pigment of color that matches your natural skin tone right on and around the scar.

Things to Consider Before Getting Permanent Makeup

The Doctors TV show ran a segment about permanent makeup in 2009 and made some safety recommendations to ensure consumes were making the right decisions about their permanent cosmetic procedure. Finding the right technician or permanent makeup specialist may take time, and you may benefit from checking testimonials and asking for references. It’s also important to meet with the technician prior to the treatment to ensure he or she understands your goals. Some other things to consider before getting permanent makeup include:

  • Licensing information – make sure the technician has the right credentials and extensive experience delivering permanent makeup services. Find out where they learned their technique and what standards they abide by.
  • Reputation of the clinic – learn more about the clinic and the technician by doing some online research. Read reviews and find out how other patients were treated for similar services.
  • Touch-up requirements – if you want to maintain your look for several years, you will need to undergo touch up treatments every 1 to 3 years.

Learn more in Are You a Good Candidate for Permanent Makeup?

Learn more about permanent makeup in our information guide, or consult with a medical spa in your area to find out if you may be a good candidate for permanent cosmetics.