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What is Permanent Makeup?

Permanent makeup involves the insertion of pigments into the skin using a very thin needle that enters the skin thousands of times per minute, similar to a tattoo machine. Since it does not go as deep as a tattoo needle, the color doesn’t last forever, so it is often called semi-permanent makeup. The ink remains in the skin for 2-5 years, allowing you to look your best during this time. The pigment decomposes very slowly and starts disappearing over time, but at a rate that’s not noticeable. The actual duration depends on your age, type of skin, type of ink, your habits and environmental factors.

The most common applications of permanent makeup are of a cosmetic nature, namely eyebrows, eyeliner, and lips. However, demand is growing much more rapidly for paramedical applications such as madarosis (eyebrows), scars, areola, vitiligo, and alopecia.