Frequently Asked Questions on Permanent Makeup

Frequently Asked Questions on Permanent Makeup

Addressing common concerns and queries related to permanent makeup, such as safety, longevity, and pain levels.

Permanent makeup has become increasingly popular in recent years, offering a convenient solution for those who desire long-lasting enhancements to their features. However, many individuals still have several questions and concerns when it comes to this procedure. In this blog, we aim to address some of the most frequently asked questions about permanent makeup, providing you with accurate information to help you make an informed decision.

  1. What exactly is permanent makeup?

Permanent makeup, also known as cosmetic tattooing or micropigmentation, is a technique that involves depositing pigments into the dermal layer of the skin using a needle or a specialized tattooing device. This procedure is commonly used to enhance eyebrows, eyeliner, lips, and even mimic the appearance of hair on the scalp.

  1. Is permanent makeup safe?

When performed by a trained and experienced professional, permanent makeup is considered safe. However, it is crucial to choose a reputable technician who works in a clean and sterile environment. Before undergoing the procedure, ensure that the technician uses high-quality pigments and follows strict sanitation practices.

  1. Does permanent makeup last forever?

Contrary to its name, permanent makeup does not last a lifetime. Over time, the pigments may start to fade due to factors such as sun exposure, the natural aging process, and individual skin characteristics. Generally, permanent makeup can last anywhere from one to five years, depending on various factors such as the area treated, the type of pigments used, and how well the aftercare instructions are followed.

  1. Does permanent makeup hurt?

The level of pain experienced during a permanent makeup procedure varies from person to person. Most individuals report feeling minimal discomfort, describing the sensation as similar to that of a slight scratching feeling. Topical anesthetics are often applied to numb the area before the procedure, and during the procedure,  ensuring a more comfortable experience.

  1. Can permanent makeup be removed?

While permanent makeup is designed to be long-lasting, there are options available for its removal or modification. Laser tattoo removal or lightening techniques can help fade or remove unwanted permanent makeup, although multiple sessions may be required. It’s important to consult with a professional to determine the best course of action if you wish to remove or alter your permanent makeup.

  1. What are the possible risks or complications?

As with any cosmetic procedure, there are potential risks associated with permanent makeup. These may include infections, allergic reactions, scarring, and dissatisfaction with the results. However, choosing a skilled and experienced technician greatly minimizes these risks. It is crucial to follow all aftercare instructions provided by your technician to promote proper healing and minimize the chances of complications.

In conclusion, permanent makeup offers a convenient way to enhance and define your features. By choosing a reputable technician, following proper aftercare instructions, and understanding the process involved, you can enjoy the benefits of long-lasting makeup with minimal risks. If you have further questions or concerns, we recommend scheduling a consultation with a certified permanent makeup professional who can address your specific needs and provide personalized advice.

Cherryink Beauty Group has been in the Permanent Makeup industry since 1998.  We offer training in Permanent Makeup, Microblading, Neocollagenesis as well as Lash Extensions.  Cherryink also offer more than 400 products to permanent makeup artists.  Call us today at 051 436 0494.


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Suze Steyl

Suzé Steyl - Owner & Founder of Cherryink.
She excelled in the Permanent Makeup Industry since 1998. Suzé has become a well-known and sought-after person at conferences, both locally and internationally. Suze is an extraordinary trainer and an inspiring communicator. She’s passionate about the industry and generously shares her knowledge and skills with fellow technicians.

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