Micro Pigmentation, Cosmetic Tattoo, Permanent Makeup Tattoo
Micro pigmentation, cosmetic tattoo and permanent makeup tattoo are just some of the names given to semi-permanent makeup.
Is Permanent Makeup Permanent?
Permanent makeup is considered permanent as it cannot be washed off. It does however fade, making it also semi-permanent; a touch up is usually required every 12-18 months to keep the colour looking fresh.
The lighter the pigment used the quicker it will fade, but you can help the life of your permanent makeup by following some simple after care steps.
- Once healed use a sun screen. The higher the SPF the better. I use a factor 30 every day in my regular moisturiser; I just rub it into my eyebrows.
- Avoid any exfoliates on the area. As the skin naturally sheds it fades the tattoo, by exfoliating the area you will shorten the life of your permanent makeup and you will need a top up sooner.
- It is recommended if you plan to use chlorinated pools and Jacuzzis to apply a thin layer of Vaseline to the treated area once it has fully healed. When your permanent cosmetics are in contact with strong chemicals use a protector.
- If you’re planning to have a facial peal or laser hair removal near the areas treated please let the person doing it know you have had permanent makeup.