Coming Soon What is Semi- Permanent makeup?
Posted on 11th June 2019 at 07:56
Permanent makeup is also known as permanent cosmetics, semi-permanent makeup, micro pigmentation or cosmetic tattooing. This is a procedure whereby minute particles of colour pigments are implanted no more than 1mm below the skin surface, using a digital machine that holds a sterile needle grouping. The depth can vary depending on which area of the face is being pigmented, and skin type.
Unlike a conventional tattoo where pigment is implanted into the skin at a deeper level, below the exfoliating layers of the skin, spmu (Semi Permanent Makeup) is implanted at a more shallow depth, depending on the area of the skin where colour is being implanted. The other main difference is SPMU artists use pigments, versus tattoo ink. Both have different ingredients and different particle sizes.
How long will it last?
We would recommend topping up the brows every 12-18 months after the initial procedure however this can vary from person to person. A number of factors to be considered includes, sun exposure, age, skin type and skincare routine, however this is all discussed at the consultation. A top up procedure is usually required as the skin continually produces new cells which in turn will eventually push out the pigment.
Semi-permanent makeup has become hugely popular over the last five years and can be great for individuals who have little or no hair, who don’t have the time to apply brows every day, people with allergies to conventional makeup, people with none asymmetrical features for example, eyes close together/far apart or uneven natural brows.
It is important to know that whilst the procedure is called Semi-Permanent makeup, effects can vary with different skin types. The skin is our largest organ and each individual is completely different. For example you will likely find that candidates with oily skin and large pores will fade quicker than (normal) skin types.
Does it hurt?
A topical anaesthetic is applied before and during the procedure. There is very little discomfort if any.
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