Permanent Makeup: Important Questions To Ask

Intro Into Permanent Makeup

Permanent makeup or better known as micro-pigmentation, is a type of procedure that involves using tattoo techniques to enhance facial features that might have been lost due to a certain medical condition, such as aging, genetics or scarring. It can also be used to create new facial features that a person desires.

Generally speaking, permanent makeup is usually used to make someone’s face more aesthetically pleasing, especially when it comes to the lips, lashes and eyebrows. It is also used to restore the areola around a nipple after breast surgery, and these days, micro pigmentation is even used on the scalp to fake hair follicles for those who suffer from severe hair loss.

How Is Permanent Makeup Procedure Performed?

As a form of tattoo, micro pigmentation is designed to achieve specific cosmetic goals required by the client. Before using the services of a certain beauty clinic, it is important to make sure that they have licensed aesthetic technician who will perform the permanent makeup procedure.

First you will be tested for allergies and then a topical anesthetic will be applied to the desired area to numb the skin and make the procedure painless. With the help of needles, the technician will implant the pigment in your skin (few millimeters in depth) in order to correct your skin flaws. Once the procedure is done, ointment will be applied to the treated area in order to keep your skin soft and help it heal faster.


Questions You Need To Ask Your Technician

Choosing an experienced beauty technician is the key. Make sure you do an extensive researcher on a particular beauty clinic or salon; find out more about the services they offer; how experienced their technicians are and how satisfied are their clients. Once you have chosen your technician, it is time to ask them some of the most important questions:

  • Am I a suitable candidate for permanent makeup?

  • Am I asking for something impossible?

  • May I see some before and after photos of people you’ve previously treated?

  • How much does it cost?

  • How long does the recovery period last?

  • Are there any complications I should worry about?

When Is The Right Time For Permanent Makeup?

There is no specific time for using permanent makeup; it all depends on an individual’s personal preference. However, you are more likely to consider permanent makeup if:

  • You don’t like applying makeup everyday

  • Your eyelashes, eyebrows and lips are pale or not defined

  • A surgery or scarring has left your skin uneven and without pigment

  • You are allergic to makeup

What Are The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Using Permanent Makeup?

In the following paragraphs we have briefly summed up the most important advantages and disadvantages of permanent makeup. After you get acquainted with the basics of permanent makeup, if you want a more in-depth analysis of your particular situation, it is best to consult your aesthetic plastic surgeon.


  • Permanent makeup is the perfect opportunity for those with allergies and other makeup issues

  • It is a very quick procedure with almost no downtime

  • It gives customized results for your skin tone


  • You may be allergic to pigment

  • Permanent makeup is a permanent solution, so it can be hard to remove.

  • The used pigments can interfere with cranial MRI scans

We are all interested in the longevity of the things we invest in, and when it comes to permanent makeup, the name says it all. You will certainly be able to enjoy the results in the following 2-3 years to come. After that, you might need a few touch ups because the skin rejuvenates itself and this causes colour fading. Other than that, once applied, permanent makeup is here to stay.