10 Questions To Ask Before Getting Permanent Eyebrow MakeupOn 4th September 2016 by Rabab Kelani
Wondering about semi-permanent eyebrow makeup (PMU)? It doesn’t matter if you like them thick or thin, straight or arched. Eyebrows are the most important feature of the face. If you are not satisfied with your eyebrows, you can always reshape them using pencil, gel or even tattooing.
But now there is a very natural technique that gives semi-permanent results called eyebrow micropigmentation in which pigment is deposit with an ultra-fine needle into the skin in very hair-like strokes that mimic eyebrow hairs color and direction to give the most natural result.
Permanent Makeup Vs. Semi-Permanent Makeup
People might be confused about the two terms but according to the health department at the United States, both treatments are considered permanent. Globally the permanent makeup artists use different names for the treatment due to cultural differences, artistic styles, and marketing terms. Even in the U.S., the cosmetic tattoo regulations vary from state to state as well as in Europe. In conclusion, the permanent or semipermanent procedure is defined as the treatment that lasts for around 18 months.
Who is suitable for permanent eyebrow treatment?
Permanent eyebrow techniques including micropigmentation are a great solution for sparse and shapeless eyebrows. It can also be used for in more extreme cases like patients with eyebrow hair loss. It is ideal for working individuals who have very busy schedules and wish to look always good.
How long does permanent eyebrow last?
Pigment durability depends on many factors like skin type, sebum ejaculation in oily skin, sun exposure and aftercare. In average it lasts for around a year but because of the mentioned above pigment refreshing is recommended to refresh once a year.
How are the color, symmetry, and shape of the eyebrows determined?
The shape is determined according to face structure, eye shape, a distance between eyes and the golden ratio. While color is chosen to match the existing natural eyebrow hairs or the natural hair color if there are no natural eyebrow hairs. The symmetry is very significant key to perform hair-stroke treatment and is determined by measuring several face features.
Is micropigmentation harmful to the existing natural eyebrows?
Already existing natural hairs will not be removed, they are even preferable to blend with the hair-strokes to give a more natural look. Only hairs that are out the desired shapes are to be tweezed off.
Are the PMU tools and pigments used safely?
We are adhering to strict hygiene standards, therefore a new sterile needle is used for each client. All our pigments have passed all the above stringent testing meeting the guidelines within the EU and exceed the safety standard of the European Cosmetic directive.
Is the permanent makeup procedure painful?
We take every precaution necessary to ensure that permanent eyebrow makeup application is as pain-free as possible. A topical anesthetic will be applied to numb the area prior to the procedure. Some clients find the procedure a little discomfort, whereas other clients report that it is entirely painless.
How long does the eyebrow micropigmentation last?
The initial session of eyebrow micropigmentation lasts about two hours. Time is divided between choosing the pigment color and eyebrow shape, and application of the hair-strokes.
How do I look like right after the permanent makeup treatment?
Your brows may be a little swollen, and sometimes a bit red. They will be considerably darker for the first few days before they begin to fade out to a softer color.
How long is the healing or recovery time?
You don’t have to hide from the world until your eyebrows healed. Most clients walk right out the door, ready to show off their new eyebrows. Your new eyebrows will initially look a little stronger in color, then after few days, they will soften to a natural looking beautiful color.
Who is not suitable for permanent eyebrow procedure?
Permanent eyebrow treatment is not suitable for the following candidates:
- Using Accutane
- Have Diabetes ( will require a physician’s note)
- Have skin disease or irritations.
- Have heart conditions or using heart medications.
- Have had Botox in the last two weeks.
- Have gotten a deep tan or chemical peels in the last 2 weeks.
- Allergic to Lidocaine, Benzocaine, Tetracaine or Epinephrine.
- Anyone who has any serious medical conditions may require a physician’s note.
- Pregnant or nursing clients.
If your eyebrows need some long-term love, permanent eyebrow makeup techniques including the most advanced “eyebrow micropigmentation” definitely seems to create the most realistic hair-like volume for anyone who doesn’t have a clipping fear of needles.
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