Permanent Makeup: Procedures, Risks and Tips

They say that first impression is the last impression. In today’s fast paced life, we are always looking for things that are readymade, whether it is food, clothes or even make-up. Your personality and looks speak a thousand words. But when you are hard pressed for time, spending hours in front of the mirror on a daily basis just to get the right look is a lot of work. This is where permanent makeup comes to your rescue.

Permanent Make-up is one of the latest concept that is becoming very popular amongst the women of today. It is a highly effective technique is that helps to take care of all your special beauty desires in a very economical manner. From beautifully shaped eyebrows to a permanent lip colour, all this and more can be fixed with the help of permanent make-up. But like other surgical procedure, there may be risk involved with this procedure too.

Like all surgical procedures, this too requires the hands of a qualified and skilled technician. With a high demand for this technique, there is always a possibility of unqualified and unskilled people who might do more harm than good to you. Hence, before starting any procedure be confident that your doctor has the right credentials. The most popular cosmetic enhancement is for eyeliner, followed by permanent eyebrows and a permanent lip colour. Some doctors even offer eye shadow and blush.

Permanent make-up can be used for:

  • Eyebrow Enhancement
  • A beauty spot
  • Lipsticks and lip liner
  • Kajal and Eyeliner
  • Colouring of patches caused due to Leukoderma.

Micropigmentation or permanent make up can help eliminate the daily hassles of applying your makeup. The advantage of this procedure is that your make up will never smear or never run. It is a blessing in disguise for people who are allergic to certain cosmetics and a great help for those who have a tough time doing makeup.



Permanent makeup is a procedure which involves needles that are used to place pigmented granules underneath the upper layers of your skin. It is quite similar to the procedure that is used for making permanent tattoos and medical restoration, that helps to correct scars and a skin condition called vitiligo. The pigments that are inserted into the top layer of your skin can help to enhance certain features. It could be the eye brows, lips or even lash line. This is done after the area is given a local anaesthesia.

Permanent makeup can be applied using a number of tattoo methods, some of which include a coil machine, pen or a rotary machine, and by hand. This makeup may fade over time, hence it requires periodic touch-ups. The reason they are called permanent is because the colour used in this technique cannot be washed off.

The desired results, usually require one or more touch-up sessions after the first application. The first session takes around one to two-and-a-half hours to complete, but touch-ups take less time. The most common are eye, and eyebrow makeup and lips. However, this procedure can also be very useful to help redefine and enhance weak facial features and help conceal scars on the body.

Permanent Eye Makeup: This is done to enhance the eyes. It can be done in many ways. Eyes can be done up with a permanent eye liner on top as well as bottom. This helps to create a very well defined look. Permanent eye shadow can be done over the eye lids in many colours and in different styles.

Permanent Eyebrow Makeup: This helps to create well defined eyebrows and can be used to fill up areas which are sparse. It is an excellent way to give a good shape and arch to the eyebrow. It is especially beneficial for people who lose their facial hair, due to chemotherapy and/or other medical conditions

Permanent Lip Makeup: Permanent lip makeup can help to add fullness to uneven lips. This procedure also helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles around the lip area. All you need to do is pick your favourite lip colour liner and leave the rest to your doctor to give your lips a more defined and full look. Sometimes when the colour is applied around the lips to give an impression of fuller lips, the doctor needs to be very cautious as the colour that extends outside the outer edge of your lip could create undesirable result.

Risks of Permanent Makeup: The risks that are associated with permanent makeup are quite similar to what you might face after getting a tattoos. There could be bleeding during the procedure, and bruising, swelling, and tenderness of the area is quite common. Proper sanitization of the equipment is important otherwise it can lead to infections. Although rare, some people might have an allergic reaction to some particular colour or shade of cosmetic tattooing ink. Other problems may include formation of keloids around the tattoo (these are scars that may develop after the procedure).

Moreover, dissatisfaction is one of the biggest risk factor which may be associated with permanent makeup. So, it is very important to ensure that you choose the right technician for the job.



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