With the growing popularity of permanent makeup NYC techniques, making an informed decision about the procedure before getting it done is very important. This is especially important since the procedure in question is mildly invasive.
Here are some of the top questions which are likely to come up when you think about permanent makeup.
1. What is permanent makeup? What are the various procedures involved?
This procedure is very similar to getting a tattoo. A permanent makeup artist NYC will essentially draw onto your skin with FDA approved ink to give the appearance of having makeup on. For example, eyebrows can be made to look thicker by drawing individual hair. Similarly, lips can be given a permanent tint. Eyeliner can be permanently drawn on as well.
2. What are the benefits of getting permanent makeup?
· Super convenient
· Hair loss due to alopecia, burns, etc.
· Sensitive skin allergic to makeup products
· Permanent “no-makeup look”
· Difficulty in applying makeup
3. Micropigmentation vs cosmetic tattooing vs permanent makeup
These are three very similar terms that are mostly used interchangeably. Microneedles are used by which the skin gets pigmented or tattooed, hence the names microneedling and cosmetic tattooing. In some cultures, getting a tattoo is frowned upon.
4. How long do the results last?
The results may vary incredibly depending on various factors. But in most cases, the results last for about 4-5 years. You may require touch-ups every now and then.
5. Are there cases where it doesn’t work?
In certain cases, like pregnancy and lactation, or if someone is on blood thinners, this procedure might be risky.
6. Is the procedure painful?
No! This procedure is done under local anesthesia, so even if there is any pain, it is taken care of. From the feedback given by professional Permanent makeup artists of Karmina Beauty Clinic, on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being extremely painful, eyebrow microneedling is a 3 at most. Lip procedures might be more painful due to the high sensitivity of the lip tissues.
7. What should I expect?
The first 2-3 years will usually show no change. The lines will remain sharp. Eventually, however, the lines become blurred and turn a little powdery. Occasional touch-ups might be needed.
8. Can corrections or changes be made?
Corrections may or may not be possible. In most cases, changes in shape, color, and shade are possible. The lip color might be changed from a nude to a pink or peach shade. Similarly, the eyeliner shade can be changed from brown to black or navy blue.
9. Can the procedure be undone?
There are certain ways to get rid of cosmetic tattoos, like getting laser removal done. However, this doesn’t work well in all cases.
10. How can I extend the life of my procedure?
We recommend using sunblock every time you go out. Avoid using very harsh exfoliative products on your skin. This includes chemical peels, laser treatments, glycolic acid, etc.