Many people spend countless hours applying makeup and while ordinary cosmetics can do a lot to improve your appearance, the downside is that this effect is temporary. At Trouvaille Med Spa we know that permanent makeup techniques such as permanent eyeliner, lip tinting and permanent eyebrows with microblading, powder brows, and hair stroke techniques can save time.
Permanent cosmetics utilizes aesthetic techniques and various tattooing methods to recreate the effects of makeup products. Typically, the pigments used for this aesthetic treatment will mimic your natural skin or hair tone or will be selected to emphasize your features in the most flattering way. The most common permanent cosmetic options are permanent eyeliner, microblading and permanent eyebrows, lip liner and lip tinting.
This permanent cosmetic technique focuses on applying pigment along the upper or lower lash line to recreate the appearance of eyeliner. Just like ordinary eyeliner, you will be able to choose the style of your eyeliner treatment. Some people prefer a more subtle result with a tight-line technique, while others may prefer a cat-eye look. We can discuss your style options during a consultation.
Permanent eyebrows are an increasingly popular option. The goal of this treatment is to enhance the shape, fullness, or color of the eyebrows. Many people who select this treatment are hoping to achieve a natural-looking result, especially those who are using this treatment to address age-related concerns, such as loss of hair in the eyebrows. There are three main techniques used for the eyebrows, including:
The original microblading technique deposits natural-colored pigment between existing eyebrow hairs with a sterile blade. The goal of this technique is to increase the fullness of the eyebrows or darken the color of the eyebrows in a natural-looking way. The individual strokes of the microblade will mimic the appearance of eyebrow hairs to achieve this result.
Powder Brows Microblading
Powder brows are a technique that recreates the results of eyebrow powder. This technique can be applied in an ombre style or with a gradual fade to customize your makeup look. This technique can create natural-looking results or achieve a more dramatic look like ordinary makeup.
Hair Stroke Micropigmentation
Hair stroke micropigmentation is a technique used to enhance the eyebrows. Instead of a blade, a machine is used to deposit pigment in a more precise pattern. This technique is generally a better option if the existing eyebrows are especially sparse, as it can be easier to create a more natural and longer-lasting look with the machine.
A machine is used to deposit pigment in the lips for a natural pop of color. Pigment can be placed to correct asymmetry and define the borders of the lip. We suggest a natural shade to enhance the shape and color of your lips that compliments your skin tone.
Why Should You Consider These Treatments?
Permanent cosmetics are undoubtedly time-saving aesthetic techniques for people who have busy schedules or who want to achieve a hassle-free, but always gorgeous appearance. Some of the most common reasons people use these treatments include:
Correct Natural Lightness
Some people have eyebrow and eyelash hair that is naturally light. For example, gray, blonde, white, and red hair on the eyelashes and eyebrows can be difficult to see. For these people, ordinary cosmetics like eyebrow pencils and mascara can artificially darken and define these features.
Permanent cosmetics may be an easier option, particularly for those who still want more natural-looking results. Based on your aesthetic goals, the pigment used for your treatment can be only one or two shades darker than your natural hair color to produce the most natural results.
Correct Low Density
These permanent cosmetics treatments are also ideal for correcting low density. Low density in the eyebrows can happen naturally as a result of genetics, aging, medical conditions, or over-plucking. These treatments can seamlessly correct low hair density because the techniques used to deposit pigment into the skin mimic the natural appearance of hair. For eyelashes, applying eyeliner near the lash line can make eyelashes appear denser.
Enhance Facial Features
These treatments are also ideal for enhancing facial features. Many people use ordinary cosmetics to achieve a specific aesthetic goal to appear more beautiful. Permanent cosmetics techniques can accomplish the same goal, usually even more precisely than ordinary makeup. For example, if you want to emphasize your eye shape or frame your eyes, these treatments can help you with these goals.
What Can You Expect From Treatment?
These treatments are generally well-tolerated because a numbing cream is used for the duration of the treatment. Most people will not feel anything during the treatment, and there is minimal discomfort during the short recovery period.
That said, during your recovery, you should avoid hot water, chemical exfoliants like retinoids or acids, and direct sun exposure for at least five to seven days. You should also not exfoliate or scrub any treatment area. Instead, keeping your skin moist will help you achieve the best possible results.
Are Results Long-Lasting?
Although these treatments are called permanent, the truth is that the results of these treatments are semi-permanent most of the time. This is because the pigments used for these aesthetic techniques are designed to gradually fade, which allows you the freedom to adapt your look to new trends when it’s time for a touch-up.
Usually, these treatment techniques can last for 12 months, depending on how well you take care of your skin. Your skin type may also affect how long your results last; people with very oily skin may experience shorter results. Some techniques, such as micropigmentation, can produce results that last for up to 18 months.
Are You a Good Candidate?
If you have generally healthy skin, you are likely a good candidate for permanent cosmetics treatments. You will need to delay your service if you are pregnant or if you have an active skin condition such as psoriasis, dermatitis, or eczema.
Save Time With Permanent Makeup
If you want to correct low density or naturally light eyebrow and eyelash hair, permanent cosmetics may be a good option for you. These treatments can be customized so your results appear as natural as you desire. The results of these treatments can usually last for a year or more for most people.