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Permanent Makeup (Microblading, Microshading, Lip Blushing, Eyeliner)

Texas Heart and Vein Multispecialty Group

Cardiovascular Doctors & Podiatry located in Greater Heights, Houston, TX & Pearland, TX

A Comparison of Permanent and Semi-Permanent Makeup Techniques

Permanent Makeup: 

  • A needle is used to deposit pigment deeper into the dermal layer of the skin.
  • This is a more aggressive application that can result in more pain and potential scarring.
  • The results can last between 5-10 years but are harsh and indelibly irreversible.
  • There is a high chance of pigment gradually changing colors due to the body's skin acidity. 

Semi-Permanent Makeup: 

  • A needle is used to deposit pigment very superficially into the skin. 
  • The results can last between 1-3 years, and touch ups are necessary to maintain color vibrancy and shape definition. 
  • Pigment is deposited between the epidermis and the dermis, so it will fade as your skin naturally exfoliates. 
  • The color will lighten and fade out before it has a chance to change to a primal color such as blue or red. 

An Overview of Permanent Makeup Services 

Permanent Makeup includes a variety of services that cater to different areas of the face and body, either replacing traditional makeup or recreating certain body features. Here are some examples: 

  • Microblading: This technique simulates hair strokes on the eyebrows. 
  • Microshading: It uses pin-like dots to shape the eyebrows and creates a powdered effect to add fullness.  
  • Lip Blushing: This service enhances the color, shape, symmetry, and fullness of the lips. Eyeliner: This procedure applies ink along the lash line to create the appearance of eyeliner.

Factors that Contribute to Premature Fading 

When it comes to maintaining your cosmetic treatments, there are several things to consider in order to prolong their lifespan. Here are some factors to keep in mind: 

  • Avoid taking hot steamy showers too frequently. Although they feel great, they can cause inflammation and cellular breakdown, leading to premature fading. We recommend limiting hot showers to once or twice a month, and not more than two times a day. Activities such as swimming, frequent sweating, and saunas can also contribute to premature fading. 
  • Oily skin types and smoking are also potential culprits. 

Preparing for a Permanent Makeup Procedure 

If you're planning to get a permanent makeup service, it's essential to prepare yourself beforehand. Here are some tips to help make the process as comfortable as possible: 

Pain Tolerance 

  • Avoid caffeine and alcohol the night before and on the day of your procedure.
  • Keep in mind that discomfort and increased pain sensitivity may occur during menstruation.  
  • If you would like to take pain medication, it's recommended to use Tylenol as it does not thin your blood. If you are taking other medications that thin your blood, such as aspirin or ibuprofen, please inform your stylist before booking your appointment. 

Before Booking a Permanent Makeup Appointment, Consider These Questions: 

  • Have you had permanent makeup before? 
  • Are you currently taking any prescription medication that may affect blood thinning? Do you have problematic skin that is prone to breakouts? 
  • Are you currently pregnant or nursing? 
  • Are you undergoing chemotherapy or radiation for cancer? 
  • Do you have a bacterial or viral infection, or are you on antibiotics? 
  • Have you received Botox, fillers, or chemical peels in the last four weeks? Do you plan to receive Botox, fillers, or chemical peels in the next four weeks, including any laser treatments?