Is your makeup drawer overflowing with eyeliner, lipstick, and mascara? Do you wish you could toss half of the products in the trash and skip the tedious morning makeup application? Permanent makeup may just be your solution.

Who is a Candidate for Permanent Makeup?

If you desire permanent makeup, also known as micropigmentation, tattooing is used for eyeliner, eyebrows, or lip margins. While women choose to have permanent makeup for a number of reasons, some common circumstances include:

  • Wanting to define the eyes, brows, and lips without daily application
  • Active sports participation
  • Allergies to makeup
  • Oily skin that causes makeup to smudge
  • Difficulty applying makeup (poor vision, arthritis, etc.)
  • Thinning or loss of eyebrows

Additionally, a desire for permanent tattooing of reconstructed areola or tattooing of discolored skin areas (usually congenital) prompt a need for permanent makeup.

The intended result of permanent tattooing is color changes in the desired area. Other results may include enhancement of the lashes and/or eyebrows, improved appearance with or without makeup, and minimization of scar visibility.

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What to Expect During Permanent Makeup Application

Tattooing is performed under local anesthesia or sedation and local using special medical equipment and sterile dyes. The dyes are available in many colors and can be perfectly matched to skin tones.

During your treatment, special pigments are inserted into the second layer of skin (known as the dermis) to provide long-lasting and beautiful results. You may experience local swelling and mild discomfort following tattooing, though this should resolve shortly after treatment.

The treated area usually looks normal within 7 to 10 days. You may go home with antibiotic ointment on the treated areas following the procedure.

Payment for Micropigmentation

This procedure is usually considered cosmetic and therefore is not covered by insurance. The patient is responsible for payment. Our patient counselors can help you with your financial arrangements, including financing.

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