Every woman’s dream would be to wake up looking like a million bucks and going to bed looking and feeling just the same. We all love the confidence makeup gives us and for some it can be addictive to want to stay gorgeous every second of the day. Unfortunately makeup takes time and effort to apply daily what with meticulous blending . Some women would rather show up at work late than go without makeup, it’s not so much about being vain but looking decent.
Most of us associate permanent makeup with ghastly blue thinly tattooed eyebrows and bee stung lips similar to Chinese opera performers but have you actually seen the results by the true professionals? With permanent makeup you can go swimming, clean your entire house, fetch the kids to school, take naps and still look absolutely stunning! The best part about it is you no longer need to carry around your makeup bag and risk ruining its contents in the heat.
So what kind of permanent makeup procedures are there? You can have your eyebrows tattoed, have your lids lined and fuller lips, camouflaging your scars and beauty marks, lash enhancement and areola repigmentation.
Permanent makeup is not just for the vain but also for those who suffer from cosmetic allergies, arthritis, Parkinsons, skin sensitivities, vision impairment and stroke because of their unsteady hands. Beauty gives them back a sense of femininity just like breast cancer survivors who get reconstructive surgery after a mastectomy. Also as we grow older, our eyebrows, lashes and lips begin to thin out making us look less and less youthful.
Each procedure can cost anything from RM300 to RM2000 depending on the clinic and take from 1 to 2 and a half hours. Don’t be cheap, an extra hundred ringgit can make a difference between average and excellent so make sure you ask around and demand to view testimonials or before and after images from the clinic.
Though the name of the procedure implies permanency, permanent cosmetic procedures do not last forever. Just like tattoos and hair color, the color pigments are implanted into the upper reticular of the dermal layer of the skin and cannot be washed off. It can fade and will require periodic maintenance or color re enhancement. so be prepared to spend quite a bit in the long run. However, permanent makeup can last anywhere from 5 to 10 years before touch up is required.
Though permanent makeup procedures are not as drastic as actual cosmetic surgery complications can happen though they are rare. One may get infections or allergic reactions, some may find it difficult to remove the unwanted tattoos. Don’t be freaked out at the colors immediately after the procedure as they tend to get lighter and more natural during the healing process. You may also experience some swelling during the first few days. The healing duration differs from patient to patient. There are good and bad to permanent cosmetic procedures if you opt to go for it. It is expensive compared to using normal cosmetic items which you can purchase off the shelf but what permanent cosmetic will give you is an almost perfect base to work with should you want to go for a night look.
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Just like any other medical surgery, with proper sterilization and sanitary guidelines, permanent cosmetics should be perfectly safe. Always check the experience and portfolio of the person conducting the procedure and ensure that you choose colors that fit your skintone and look because once you have the makeup on, no makeup remover in the world is going to help you get it off unless it fades. Looks like beauty really does require some work be it the hard or easy way.