Pros and Cons of Permanent Makeup
How many hours have you spent applying makeup over the years?
How many hours do you think you will spend applying makeup in the future?
Let’s say that you spend five minutes every day filling in your eyebrows and applying eyeliner. In a year, you would spend about 1,825 minutes with your eyebrow pencil and eyeliner. That’s over 30 hours!
Shocking, isn’t it? If you’re tired of applying makeup every morning, permanent makeup might be the perfect solution. It sounds a bit scary, but if you hire skilled professionals and you carefully consider your choice beforehand, permanent makeup can be a time-saving and extremely convenient purchase.
Just imagine, you would never have to fill in those sparse and pesky eyebrows again! But there are few pros and cons for permanent makeup and let us know them here..
Permanent makeup mimics the look of just-applied lipstick, lip liner, eyebrow pencil, and eyeliner. This makeup is done through a process called micro pigmentation, where a tattoo pen is used to inject permanent ink into the skin.
Each procedure takes between 30 and 120 minutes, and doctors use a local anesthetic to numb the area being tattooed. Just like any tattoo, initially the color will appear brighter or darker, then will fade. The area will be swollen for anywhere between 2-5 days and will crust over before healing.
Permanent makeup pros and cons
Permanent makeup is convenient. The most obvious benefit of permanent makeup is that you won’t have to carefully apply your makeup each day. For that reason, it’s a great choice for older women, busy women, athletes especially swimmers, and anyone else who’s tired of spending precious time in front of the mirror.
It will save you time. Every minute counts, especially when you’re rushing to get to work in the morning!
It won’t smudge or wipe off. Have you ever looked in the mirror to find that you have raccoon eyes? Or maybe you accidentally wiped off half an eyebrow without realizing it? With permanent makeup, you won’t ever have to worry about smudging, smearing, or wiping!
Choose your Look
It can be tailored to your preferences. Permanent makeup is available in a variety of colors, thicknesses, and styles, so you can carefully choose the right look for your needs.
It can improve your confidence. If you’re self-conscious about your breast scars or areola repigmentation, permanent makeup can change your entire outlook.
It’s permanent. If you like to change your makeup look every few weeks, permanent makeup is not for you. You will have this tattoo for the rest of your life, so you must be absolutely certain that you love it. It should be a classic style, not a trendy fad.
It should be carefully considered, not requested spur-of-the-moment. And finally, it should be applied by an attentive professional who will ensure that the look you want is the look you get.
It can pose safety concerns. Like all tattoos, permanent makeup can cause allergic reactions or skin infections, but the risk is very small.
It can be painful. Since we’re talking about tattoos, it should be obvious that the procedure can hurt a bit. Anesthetics are used to help with the comfort of the procedure, both before and during.
If you are prone to developing scars, you may be at risk of keloid formation (these are scars that form beyond normal boundaries).
Although rare, allergic reactions to the ink used in permanent makeup can be very serious, as it’s difficult to fully remove all of the pigment.
These are nodules that may form around material that the body perceives as foreign, including particles of tattoo pigment.
Of course, this will depend on the procedure you choose and the size of the area, but permanent makeup certainly isn’t as cheap as drugstore makeup.
If you add up all the money you spend on certain cosmetics, however, you might find it comparable in the long run.
Likely to fade
Permanent makeup, like most all tattoos, can fade over time. Years from now, you may have to deal with faded eyeliner or a repeat procedure, to darken the line.
Before making the big decision of permanent makeup, take a look at both the pros and cons. You may wake up with half a finished face, but is it worth all the money and the potential harm to your skin?
As this is a permanent procedure, careful consideration is one of the keys. Take your time, weigh your options, and speak with a professional before you make your final decision. Good luck!