Micropigmentation ‘Permanent cosmetics and makeup’ can enhance your life!
Wake up with makeup perfectly applied every day and have the convenience of lip color, eyebrows and eyeliner that won’t rub off, smudge or smear.
- Do you have oily skin that won’t hold up makeup?
- Are you allergic to cosmetics?
- Do you want to look naturally beautiful always?
- Are you too busy to look your very best?
- Would you like more time in the morning?
- Perhaps you do not always apply makeup properly?
- Does a physical or visual impairment hinder your ability to apply makeup?
- Do you have sparse or very light eyebrows?
- Are you physically active (swim, hike, etc) and “sweat off” your makeup?
- Are you a Mom or other busy person that just doesn’t have time for makeup?
Permanent makeup, also known as semi-permanent makeup or micropigmentation, is when hypo-allergenic pigments are infused into the dermal layer of the skin to achieve a shadow of color that mimics perfectly applied color or makeup.
If you answered yes to any of the questions above then
Permanant makeup can make your busy life a little easier!
The time saving benefits of permanent makeup
Very often the benefit of saving time in applying makeup each morning is overlooked by those who fit it into their daily regime without a second thought. So many of women are busy professionals, which is why they come to Radiance MedSpa.
Ladies can waste accumulated hours of time drawing in the perfect eyebrow shape, the perfect eyeliner flick, or the perfect lip line.. it can understandably become tedious and very time consuming! with semi permanent make-up, you can wake up ready to go, a brush of foundation and a flick of mascara and your out the door.
Say goodbye to those stressful last minute makeup panics, when your eyeliner flicks are pointing in different directions, and your left eyebrow just isn’t looking right. Not to mention that having a permanent lip blush/ contour will enable your lips to look picture perfect and voluptuous all day long.
Be picture perfect all day long
The origin of permanent cosmetics dates back all the way to the start of the 20th century though many women concealed the fact that they’d undergone the procedure back in those days. It eventually became fashionable in the 1920′s and women have been utilizing this amazing procedure ever since.
The permanent cosmetic procedure is very similar to the application of a permanent tattoo. Fine needles are used to permanently inject the cosmetic pigment into the skin. When the procedure is done, you will have permanent makeup that will last for several years. Sunlight and other natural elements can cause the cosmetic pigment to fade over time (just like a regular tattoo), so women may require repeat procedures every few years in order to keep the makeup looking its best.
There are several different reasons why women would choose to undergo this procedure. Many women, due to advancing age or medical conditions, such as alopecia, chemotherapy or genetic disturbances, have lost the hair in the eyebrow area. Permanent cosmetics can help to restore natural looking eyebrows in order to enhance your features. Others are simply looking to add enhancement permanently whether it be through permanent eyeliner, eye shadow or lip color.
What Procedures Are Available?
For The Eye Area:
Our eyelids are so very delicate, especially the lid margin. This area is the most sensitive area of the face. Unfortunately, nature doesn’t provide us much play in this area either. If we tug on it excessively or smoke or blink or breathe or ANYTHING we get wrinkles there first. Joy. If this area is traumatized it may result in partial or complete loss of the eyelashes. If we take certain medications (i.e. antibiotics) we risk losing the eyelashes for several months, if not forever.
I must admit, I LOVE eyeliner and I feel absolutely naked without it! It is my belief that if one should choose to have permanent eyeliner, they should match as closely to the natural eyelash color as possible. This way it is a very natural look that can be covered by other colors should you choose to wear a coffee, iron gray or darker green color. And if you are pale blonde or Caucasian, period, I am told you should not pick black. I mean people do choose this and for some it works out, but when viewed through your skin tone it may look rather ashy or even bluish or greenish. I like when dermagraphics are applied to the lash lines, especially on the top lash line. Some people will get their inner lids (the brim) tattooed, Ouch! I think this gives the appearance of a smaller, more beady, eye. I think the eyes look so much better when they have darker, or at least thicker, lash line. I can’t wait to have this performed. One more thing… Radiance MedSpa technicians incorporate a micro needle for this application although we recommend a smudgy, thinly lined look here.
They say the eyebrows are the frame of the face. Well, I can speak from experience that losing your eyebrows, quite frankly, stinks. Plus it took me forever to learn what shape was flattering for me and how to apply that shape day in and day out. It isn’t as easy as it sounds. If you have nothing with which to guide you, you are going to have a hard time producing a flattering look. There are many stencils you can purchase to guide your pencils or better yet, eyebrow powders applied with an angled brush, for a natural result. Besides most of these stencils are absolutely HUGE for my face and I look like a clown if I use them. If the hassle of daily application and the inconvenience of accidentally wiping them off or smudging them just gets old. Then eyebrow dermagraphics is definitely for you. That will be my first permanent make up procedure for sure.
Some technicians use the individual hair-like strokes technique. I favor this technique because is looks rather natural, but only if the pigment is a softer, lighter color. Some even use 2 to 3 colors with may occur naturally in natural eyebrows. Radiance MedSpa technicians determine the hair color and skin tones in pigment selection.
Some of you have been drawing your eyebrows incorrectly and do not know it. Don’t be ashamed, I did it for almost a year – although I looked like an idiot and didn’t know it. This way I am telling to to reevaluate your eyebrow shapes so you will know better. Radiance MedSpa technician will discuss the best eyebrow shape for you and apply powders or pencil for you to visualize the new shape. Perhaps you should take a digital or Polaroid camera (do they make those still? Didn’t they go out of business?) with you to your consultation to take photos for you to reflect upon before deciding. Remember this is permanent, so steer clear of the crazy looking trends or unrealistic super high arches. No one wants a dated look. And no one wants to look like an idiot either.
For Other Facial Areas:
This can even out your asymmetries, if you have them, or give the appearance of a more defined lip. A lip liner implantation can also be made to look even more natural by apply a blended look. The really good technicians are able to do this quite well. Remember that fashionable colors change with the tides. So, don’t choose a pale sky or deep plum color this week because you saw it on the cover of VOGUE. You must realize you will be stuck with this forever.
Full Lip Color
This procedure is a combination of lip liner and and a fill in. You can even get the area (vermilion border) tattooed outside the lines to give the appearance of larger, poutier lips. This is what I want, as well as to correct my asymmetry. Your lips WILL peel afterwards and look rather icky for a week. Aquaphor keeps butt AFTER you heal to keep them moist. Don’t put it on your lips when you are healing and have open wounds. It has petrolatum in it and isn’t meant for broken skin.
I cannot believe how much they charge for a dot. If you do want a beauty mark, the normal places are, of course, above the lip, off to the outer corner (think Cindy Crawford, Marilyn Monroe) and under the eyes, off to the outer corner . I actually have a VERY tiny raised light, light toffee-colored one right under the outside of my right eye. If it were bigger, I’d remove it but it is practically imperceptible.
Cleft Lip Asymmetries
As with any lip asymmetry, persons afflicted with a cleft lip condition scar can have it corrected and re-pigmented. Thereby camouflaging the area creating a sense of normalcy. This is an advanced technique and a specialist should be sought.
Although I do not recommend this type of micropigmentation, it is offered. The reason I do not recommend it is that styles and color preferences change and if your preferences don’t change, it should. You will look dated if you wear the same color eyes shadow over and over again. Think about this one before you decide to implant permanent pigments into your eyelids. This is a specialty application as well as it requires skilled blending and a light translucent placement (deep in the dermis) to produce a translucent effect.
This is the exact same concept as the eye shadow technique (directly above). Radiance MedSpa specializes in this type of application. The downsides are splotchiness from incorrect application to splotchiness from your own face’s pattern of natural exfoliation or your product usage. Choose wisely.
Re-pigmentation to the areola (the dark pink skinned areas surrounding the nipple) is a procedure that is changing the lives of those who have had breast reconstruction surgery or a mastectomy. The scars can be re-pigmented with colors matching the clients skin tone to bring back a feeling of normalcy. Sometimes entire nipples are simulated giving many women their esteem back.
Some women may have scars from breast augmentation around their areolas or simply desire larger areolas. With permanent cosmetics, that is now possible.
Scars and hypopigmentation (lack of color) can be re-pigmented by implanting flesh toned colored pigments to those particular areas. The pigments chosen are carefully matched to your own skin tone and are blended into the dermis.
Micropigmentation Myths & Facts:
Myth: Permanent cosmetics is not the same as a regular tattoo.
Fact: Permanent cosmetics is tattooing, period. Organizations and schools like The American Academy Of Micropigmentation, The Society of Permanent Cosmetics Professionals, Permanent Cosmetics Institute, Permanent Cosmetics Information and Professional Education and others in the permanent cosmetics industry agree that no matter what it is called or what type equipment is used – it is, in fact, tattooing. And don’t let anyone tell you any different.
Myth: You need to go to someone who is certified to apply permanent cosmetics, never a regular tattoo artist.
Fact: This is said best by Radiance MedSpa of Palm Beach. “There is no true certification available. There is at this time no nationally recognized certification or licensing of permanent makeup artists. There is no industry-wide, non-partisan, non-profit certification of any kind. All certifications are granted either by a “school,” usually lasting a matter of days, where someone has paid a fee, or by a larger group which also charges a fee for taking an “exam.” Artists who advertise that they are certified may not know that their certification has no meaning outside of that school.”
IMPORTANT: “Individual states do license or do not license tattoo artists and permanent makeup artists as they see fit. This licensing usually only addresses whether the artist demonstrates adequate knowledge of sterilization and sanitation practices, and in no way evaluates artistic or technical skill.
Radiance MedSpa of Palm Beach has been inspected and licensed by the State of Florida Health Department and maintains a current Health Department permit to operate.
Myth: A Dermagraphics pen or gun is completely different than a regular tattoo artist’s tattoo gun.
Fact: No, they just want you to believe that. A tattoo gun is a tattoo gun. No matter if it is the new fancy cordless pen types or a traditional tattoo gun. The ink is still implanted into the skin by the use of a needle, or needles or other sharp object that forces the pigment into the epidermis. Some are far more expensive and look more streamlined and may be quieter than a traditional gun but it is still a tattooing device.
Myth: The traditional tattoo gun’s needle penetrates much deeper than a dermagraphics pen. Resulting in scar tissue and a more permanent application.
Fact: Wrong! It depends on the technician/artist. The Softap™ technique taught to some dermagraphics technicians is also utilized sometimes in blending and shading techniques by highly skilled traditional tattoo artists. This also goes for finely detailed work as well. Although the name has been trademarked — the method is practiced everywhere resulting from experimentation for what works best for whom.
Myth: Anyone can have permanent cosmetics applied.
Fact: No. you must be 18 years of age to receive a tattoo.
Myth: Permanent cosmetic technicians do not need a tattooing license because dermagraphics is not permanent.
Fact: First off, Permanent cosmetics IS permanent. Just because you need touch ups doesn’t mean it isn’t permanent. Most people with standard tattoos need touch ups. Especially with full black ink work. Even colored inks fade. Especially with repeat sun exposure. Your face tends to exfoliate faster than your body. Ever notice your face gets pale much faster than your body. Plus we are always smearing stuff such as AHA’s, Retin A, etc. on our faces for that very reason! You will fade faster hear in general although the permanency can very well depend upon the technician or tattoo artist.