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Should I Consider Permanent Makeup?

Should I Consider Permanent Makeup?

Permanent makeup is a type of cosmetic tattoo that creates a flawless, semi-permanent look. Many people are opting for permanent makeup for a variety of reasons:

  • Poor eyesight/unsteady hands
  • Unable to find makeup that lasts
  • Little to no time to put on makeup
  • Medical reasons

Many millennials are choosing permanent makeup to save themselves time when getting ready for the day or settling in for the night. Permanent makeup is perfectly flawless when you wake up and you don’t have to worry about washing it off at night.

Flying Horse Medical Center offers a variety of aesthetic services including permanent makeup. In this article, we’ll explore a few things to consider when deciding if you should get this cosmetic procedure.

How Does it Work?

Permanent makeup, also referred to as micro-pigmentation, is done with a pen containing iron oxide, which tattoos the skin, creating the appearance of makeup. It can be used for a variety of things including:

  • Creating the appearance of lipstick or eyeliner
  • Creating darker, thicker eyebrows
  • Camouflage scars
  • Create an even hairline

Who May Want Permanent Makeup?

Permanent makeup is a great option for busy professionals who don’t have time to apply a full face of makeup every day. In addition, patients with medical conditions including Parkinson’s diseasemultiple sclerosis, cataracts, arthritis, or have suffered a stroke may be interested in this procedure. Finally, with so many allergies, many people can’t wear traditional makeup. Permanent makeup is a viable alternative.

What are the Risks Associated with Permanent Makeup?

Overall, permanent makeup is safe, and recovery usually only takes about 3 to 5 days.

The primary risks are allergic reaction and infection. However, you can mitigate these risks by verifying that you do not have an allergy to any of the products being used. Also, make sure that you use a professional that you can trust such as the aestheticians at Flying Horse Medical Center.

How Much Does it Cost?

The cost varies based on the complexity of the work and the experience/expertise of the practitioner you are working with. Since it is a cosmetic procedure, most insurance providers will not cover it.

How to Find a Practitioner

Permanent makeup is a great option for busy professionals who don’t have time to put on a full face of makeup every day or who are allergic to traditional cosmetics.

If you are interested in permanent makeup, you’ll want to find someone who understands how it works and is familiar with the process. You’ll want to ask a few questions including:

  • How long have you been doing this procedure?
  • Can I view your credentials?
  • Can I see photos of your previous clients?

In addition, you’ll want to make sure that you know your skin type. The aestheticians at Flying Horse Medical Center offer permanent tattoos along with a variety of additional services. Schedule your consultation today to find out what we can do for you. We will be happy to create a plan that you will be happy with.