What is Permanent Makeup?
Permanent cosmetic makeup is an aesthetic procedure similar to tattooing, designed to benefit anyone who wishes to have a natural enhancement to their appearance without the use of makeup. Some of the other names this process is known by include micropigmentation, dermagraphics, or micropigment implantation. It can be used for eyebrows, eyeliner above and below, eyelashes, lip lines, full lip color, scar camouflage, beauty marks, or as an imitation of hair.
Permanent Makeup Facts
- Similar to tattooing
- Great option for anyone who's allergic to traditional cosmetics
- Most often used on eyebrows, eyeliner, and lips.
Many people also choose permanent makeup for hiding burns, covering scars following surgery, replacing pigment lost from vitiligo, reconstructing areolas, or redefining weak facial features. Those who are extremely physically active but want to maintain a better appearance can do so with permanent makeup. It is especially beneficial for people who suffer from makeup allergies and can't wear traditional cosmetics.
How is Permanent Makeup performed?
During cosmetic implantation, tiny individual implants of pigment are deposited into the dermal layer of the skin. There are several methods used today, including the traditional tattoo machines, the pen or rotary machine and the manual or hand method.
How much does Permanent Makeup hurt?
Because of the nature of the permanent cosmetics procedure, some patients may experience some discomfort according to their pain tolerance. There are ways of reducing discomfort which you must discuss with the professional who is performing your procedure.
How much does Permanent Makeup cost?
Price varies greatly across the country and depending on the area where the permanent makeup is applied. Areas such as the eyebrows, eyeliner, and lip liner cost between $400-$600 and for full lip color expect to pay between $600-$900. These prices generally include two applications, the initial one and a touch up. Other, more advanced options such as areola pigmentation or scar camouflage do not generally have a set price but rather are 'by the hour.' The price for these procedures range from $200-$500 per hour.