Permanent makeup is a cosmetic technique which employs tattoos (permanent pigmentation of the dermis) as a means of producing designs that resemble makeup, such as eyeliner and other permanent enhancing colors to the skin of the face, lips and eyelids. Permanent makeup can be used to replace or enhance eyebrows, particularly in people who have lost volume as a consequence of aging, disease (such as alopecia), chemotherapy or a genetic disturbance. In addition, this technique can be used to restore and enhance the areola of the breast following breast surgery.
Eyebrow shaping allows patients to restore or enhance the eyebrows to a natural shape and color. The procedure involves hair simulation and shading that results in permanent eyebrows so that patients don’t have to apply makeup throughout the day and can feel more confident about their appearance. The Medical Aesthetician will work with patients to determine whether to add in a few hair strokes to minimize gaps or to reconstruct dramatic, fully colored brows that add expression and definition to the face and eyes. Whether hair loss has occurred because of aging, disease, chemotherapy or genetic disturbances, the application of permanent eyebrows can help to fully restore a perfectly shaped brow.
Permanent eyeliner involves applying pigment to the eyelids in order to improve the appearance of the eyes. Whether patients have difficulty applying eye makeup because of allergies or are interested in reducing the appearance of puffiness or wrinkles, permanent eyeliner can help. Our Medical Aesthetician works with patients to find the style and color that works best to create soft, natural-looking lash enhancement or more defined lines around the eyes. Eyeliner can be applied either above or below the eye, or both above and below.
Permanent lip liner adds natural color to the lips to achieve fullness and definition. Pigment can be added to make subtle corrections to the lips or to restore natural color that has been lost with aging. We work with patients to find the precise color and shape they desire in order to create beautiful, sensual lips.
Rozalia James, our Medical Aesthetician, specializes in permanent makeup application.
FAQs About Permanent Makeup
Is Permanent Makeup Really Permanent?
Permanent Makeup, like a tattoo, consists of small, individual implants of pigment into the dermal layer of the skin. Therefore, they are very long-lasting but can fade over time and with exposure to the sun and elements. Patients can opt for periodic maintenance if the makeup begins to fade.
Is It Painful?
As with any tattoo, permanent makeup involves injecting small amounts of pigment into the dermal layer of the skin. This can cause mild discomfort, which some patients are more sensitive to than others. We can talk with you about different methods available to help alleviate pain, such as topical anesthetics and analgesics.
Is It Safe?
Yes. The office of Dr. Ali follows strict sanitation and safety standards to insure that the procedure is safe. We offer the highest medical standard of care both during and after all procedures.