Accepted Abstracts: J Clin Exp Dermatol Res
Permanent cosmetic makeup is cosmetic tattooing. The specialized techniques used for permanent cosmetics are often referred to as ?micropigmentation?, ?micropigment implantation? or ?dermagraphics?. The cosmetic implantation technique deposits colored pigment into the upper reticular layer of the dermis. The field of Permanent Cosmetics (Cosmetic Tattooing) is rapidly expanding in popularity. Women all over the country are learning of the benefits of having Permanent eyeliner, eyebrow coloring, lip color or lip liner. What could be better than to wake up looking as good in the morning as you did in the evening? Anyone benefits from the young to the elderly, men and woman who desires a soft, natural enhancement to their appearance. It is especially beneficial to people who can?t wear other cosmetics due to allergies and skin sensitivities. Active people who want to look their best for activities such as swimming, hiking, biking, tennis, and aerobics. Those who don't want to worry about "sweating off " or reapplying cosmetics. For the vision impaired, which have difficulty applying cosmetics and others with motor impairments such as arthritis, Parkinson?s disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke survivors. Even those with unsteady hands or are to busy to apply their make up. Medical procedures to help correct skin discolorations, scaring from surgeries, accidents or burn victims, alopecia, and cancer survivors who have lost hair threw chemo therapy. Permanent cosmetic procedures can be very subtle or dramatic depending on what you are looking for. Lash Enhancement ~ Eyeliner ~ Eyebrows ~ Lip Liner ~ Full Lips ~ Scar Cover up ~ Areola & Skin discolorations. Permanent cosmetic procedures are performed by using various methods which includes the pen rotary machine, up scaled digital linier machines, coil machine (traditional tattoo gun) the non-machine or hand method. The process includes an initial consultation, application of pigment, and at least one or more follow up visits for adjusting the shape, color or density of the pigment. Technically, permanent cosmetic procedures are considered permanent because the color is implanted into the upper part of the dermal layer of the skin and cannot be washed off. However, as with any tattoo, fading can and often does occur. It requires periodic maintenance, color re-enhancement or color re-freshing. Just like hair color, furniture that may be located near a window, or even house paint. Pigment implanted in the skin, will fade with time. Most people experience some discomfort. This may vary according to each individual's pain threshold and the skills of the technician performing the service. Pain management, including various topical anesthetic, anesthetic locals and nerve blocks (administered by a doctor or dentist). Your technician should discuss these methods with you to determine which suits you best. Provided that OSHA standards and proper licensing is obtained for each individual state. All needles and parts are disposed of after each client. Proper sterilization and sanitary guidelines are met procedure are considered very safe. The possibility that you would have any problems or reactions from these procedures is almost non-existent with today?s health standards. Professionals are given continued opportunities for education in practicing precise methods of sanitation and sterilization. Post procedural instructions, if followed carefully, will completely eliminate any risks of infection. The application is deep enough to penetrate the minute capillaries in the dermal layer of skin. There have been few reactions to the pigments. Some doctors suggest that the patch test be eliminated because allergies can develop from anything, at anytime. They also recommend that people with allergies should have permanent cosmetic procedures done because it replaces cosmetic products that people may be sensitive to. There have been very few reactions to pigments and rare in cases of blue-based red pigments. Generally, there is some swelling in the treated area, while eyebrows may show little or no after effect. Eyeliner and lips may show more swelling. May last from 2 to 72 hours. During the procedure there may be some minor bleeding and or bruising. There is usually some tenderness for a few days. The color is much darker than you may expect for the first 5-7 days. Then softens to color selected. Although the procedure is considered permanent, these procedures do have flexibility in changing color and shape to some extent. Colors will appear darker immediately following the procedure but will soften and lighten during the healing process. The healing time is different for each individual and procedure. A touch-up is a color re-enhancement. The implanted color is sometimes not perfect after the first procedure. These procedures usually require at least one follow-up after the initial procedure. It is recommended that you do not traumatize the skin again for a minimum of 4 weeks. 6 weeks is better but of course, your individual needs take precedence. 8 weeks is recommended after a lip procedure. Permanent make is the make up of the future and future is here.
Edine Swain is a leader in the field of permanent cosmetics. With over 17 years of experience, her desire is to empower women to feel and become more beautiful while saving time. Many local Plastic Surgeons, Ophthalmologist, and Dermatologist recognize Edine for her outstanding work. She is Credited and certified by SPCP (Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals), Hawaii State Licensed Tattoo artist, Certified SPCP Tech and Trainer, Cosmetologist, Professional Makeup Artist. She has worked as a Certified Dental and Ophthalmic and Medical Assistant.