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The Ultimate Guide to Permanent Makeup

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The Ultimate Guide to Permanent Makeup

Micro-blading, the most popular form of permanent makeup services, is a fancy name for an eyebrow tattoo. Instead of the shockingly dark brows, you may have seen on members of the Silent Generation, the modern technique simulates individual hair strokes for a natural look. Cosmetic tattoo artists use a super-fine pen to deposit pigment directly under the skin. You may also hear names like brow feathering or micro shading. Other techniques still fall under the umbrella of natural-looking hair strokes, and the important part is to study examples of your artist's work and make sure you're a fan before booking an appointment.

Who does it work for?

If filling in your brows is a crucial part of your beauty routine, you might want to look into micro-blading. To its credit, the procedure is dermatologist-approved. There's one major pro to getting your work done at a dermatologist's office: They can be prepared for unforeseen complications and act or react accordingly. Even if you choose to go with a Nail art salon Orem without a medical degree, talk to your dermatologist to make sure your skin is amenable to a tattoo. Micro-blading only looks great when you can achieve fine details.  People with oily skin won't heal with the crisp strokes you need to achieve a natural look.

How long does it last?

Like any tattoo, micro-blading does fade over time. Expect to return to your artist after 12 to 18 months for a touch-up. Exactly when to come back is up to you: "The pigments are designed to slowly fade over time, so it’s a personal preference when to come in for maintenance once the colour starts to lose concentration. Some people fade a little bit and they want more; others let it almost all fade out before they come back. At a maintenance appointment, the artist will add a colour concentration to the existing work.

What are the potential risks?

Infection is a potential risk for any permanent makeup tattoo (as well as just about any type of body tattoo). With all of these, they are opening the skin and blood-borne pathogens can be spread, so you want to make sure technicians are using disposable, single-use tools. Your technician should open the single-use tool in front of you. Infection can also occur if clients don't follow the proper aftercare, which means keeping the area dry and staying out of the sun for about 10 days. Your artist should also schedule a follow-up appointment after six weeks or so to ensure the skin has healed properly and that you're happy with the results.

Aside from the medical risks, there's also the chance that you'll be unhappy with the finished work and stuck with brows you don't love for over a year. Research your artist to ensure their work resonates with your style.

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