A perfect line, professionally highlighted eyebrows or your favorite color on the lips every day and without sacrificing a single minute. That's why you should consider permanent makeup! This is the most obvious benefit. But there are more benefits: you play sports, your hair has lost its color with age, you have health problems or simply have hypersensitivity to traditional makeup, then permanent makeup is a great solution.
See what you gain in practice when you opt for permanent makeup?
- Exposes natural beauty
- Covers up beauty imperfections
- Adds confidence
- Waterproof, works in all seasons, in all weather conditions
- Corrects scars
Before making a decision, it is worth learning more about it. Therefore, we will try to answer the most important questions. On the subject of permanent makeup we talk to qualified linergist Katarzyna Majbrodzka, MA.
What is permanent makeup?
- Permanent makeup is a cosmetic procedure that uses micropigmentation to enhance the color and shape of facial features. Permanent makeup adds definition to eyebrows, eyes and lips. Depending on your needs and your choice, it can gently enhance beauty and be virtually unnoticeable or surprise you with its intensity.
There are several methods of permanent makeup. Generally speaking, the procedure involves inserting pigment into the papillary layer of the skin, which is located at the border between the epidermis and dermis. The device resembles a pen ending in a needle, which is used to make almost 200 insertions per second.
How to prepare for a permanent makeup procedure?
- An important element is a consultation with a cosmetologist, recommended at least a week before micropigmentation. Thanks to it, it is possible to exclude contraindications, perform an allergy test and plan the procedure. It must be taken into account that after the makeup, swelling and redness of the skin may occur, lasting from 1 to 7 days.
Please provide more information on contraindications? Is permanent mkijaż safe for health?
- Permanent makeup is safe. But, like any cosmetic procedure, it has certain contraindications. These include pregnancy, cancer, diabetes, psoriasis, inflammation and infections (such as herpes). You also need to pay attention to taking certain medications that prolong wound healing time.
Does micropigmentation hurt a lot? Are there any side effects?
- The issue of feeling pain is very individual. Permanent makeup is performed on extremely sensitive areas of the face. In professional offices, anesthetic preparations are used. But, of course, you should be aware that more or less discomfort will occur. It all depends on your pain tolerance threshold. And as for side effects, certainly even before the procedure, clients are informed about side effects, that is, for example, allergies to dyes.
Do I need to follow any special care regimen after permanent makeup?
- For 24 hours before and after permanent makeup, it is not recommended to take aspirin, consume alcohol and caffeinated beverages. For a period of about two weeks after the procedure, the use of cosmetics should be limited. It would be wise not to expose micropigmented areas to prolonged exposure to water. During the healing process, about a month, direct contact with the sun should be avoided. You absolutely must refrain from using a tanning bed for a minimum of 10 days, as well as swimming in a pool and using a sauna for a minimum of 7 days. Until the full recovery process is complete (at least 28 days), sunscreen with a factor of 50+ should be used.
After the procedure, the color may be darker than the desired result by up to 50%, and it may take up to 10 days to lighten. After 30-45 days, re-pigmentation is usually necessary, so the entire treatment procedure, post-treatment care, and reactions from the skin and body will be repeated.
How long does permanent makeup last?
You don't have to worry that you are doomed to the makeup you choose today for the rest of your life. It lasts on the skin for some time, depending on your natural skin tone, the length and intensity of sun exposure, the skin cosmetics used. These can accelerate the fading of permanent makeup. The intensity of the makeup also matters; one that is more discreet and looks more natural will require touch-ups faster than a stronger one made with more pigment.
Typically, permanent makeup lasts from 18 months to 3 years.
The roots of permanent makeup date back to the early 20th century, and today it is a safe, convenient and record-breaking method of beauty care in cosmetology.
A glimpse of history
- Ancient Egypt - women dye their lips with ochre and adorn their bodies with available minerals and natural substances, often harmful and poisonous
- Ancient Greece - women color their lips with wax cream with red plant pigment and highlight their eyes with coal
- 3300 BC. China - the first tattoos: using bamboo rods and thin silk fibers, the skin was punctured, injecting dye into the skin; a needle was attached so that it protruded from the bamboo rod, and then a thread of cotton was wrapped so that it could be used to adjust the length of the needle during dye implantation
- 1911 r. - First medical pigmentation of scarred lips and tattooing of eyelash lines
- 1984 r. - Micropigmentation of lines on upper eyelids for purely cosmetic purposes performed in the United States by surgeon Gior Angres
- 1992 r. - First pigmentation using a professional permanent makeup device
Katarzyna Majbrodzka, MA
A certified cosmetologist and linergist. One of her passions for years has been permanent makeup. She is guided by the principle that well-made makeup should emphasize natural beauty and correct any flaws. She is appreciated for her professional approach and inner peace.