Permanent eyeliner is possible through a procedure called micropigmentation. This technique involves the embedding of an organic pigment beneath the skin to add permanent color. The treatment involves the use of a hand-held device that punctures the skin hundreds of times per minute with a very thin needle and pushes the pigment into the desired location. In addition to defining the eyes, micropigmentation is used to enhance eyebrows and lips, creating a permanent look of blush and eye shadow.

Permanent makeup is perfect for active women who always need to look their best but cannot afford the time to apply make-up throughout the day. At the end of the day, your makeup looks as though it was just freshened. You can select your color of make-up from a wide selection of shades or a new shade can be created just for you.

The Procedure

The color of your permanent make-up is applied by using an applicator designed specially for facial cosmetic tattooing. This tool gives your doctor the highest degree of control for fine detailed work. The whole procedure is performed while using sterile supplies.

The color is places along the lower and upper eyelash border (between eyelashes) giving you the appearance of having a fuller and darker lash, creating a soft halo around the eyes. It is a similar effect to the build up of mascara at the base of the lashes. Keep in mind that sometimes, patients prefer to have a lash enhancement performed for a more natural look while others prefer a more ‘dramatic’ makeup look.

we recommend a more conservative approach when it comes to this procedure so that a more natural lone is applied during your initial visit. If you wish to increase the thickness and/or darken the line afterwards, that can be done during your touch-up visits (within 4 to 6 weeks).

You must keep in mind that the results of this treatment are permanent.

After The Treatment

Immediately afterwards, your eyelids will be slightly red and puffy, especially around the tattooed region. You may also experience some swelling, which usually varies from patient to patient. Generally, everyone leaves the clinic looking as if though they have just been crying. The swelling will persist for 2 to 5 days but it will disappear after that.

Your permanent make-up will have a darker and thicker appearance during the first few days but as the region heals, you will notice some of the color flaking off (scabs). This usually happens during the first week.

Health Issues

The following are the primary complications that can result from a permanent eyeliner procedure:

  • Infection – If the equipment isn’t sterilized, infectious diseases can be transmitted.
  • Removal problems – Despite advances in laser technology, removing a tattoo is a painstaking process, usually involving several treatments and considerable expense. Complete removal without scarring may be impossible. “
  • Allergic reactions – Although FDA has received reports of numerous adverse reactions associated with certain shades of ink in permanent makeup, marketed by a particular manufacturer, reports of allergic reactions to tattoo pigments have been rare. However, when they happen they may be particularly troublesome because the pigments can be hard to remove. Occasionally, people may develop an allergic reaction to tattoos they have had for years.
  • Granulomas – These are nodules that may form around material that the body perceives as foreign, such as particles of tattoo pigment.
  • Keloid formation – If you are prone to developing keloids (scar tissues that grow beyond normal boundaries) you are at risk of keloid formation from a tattoo.
Amy Irving

Amy Irving has an avid interest in anything and everything health related and writes extensively for this field. At one stage, her passion for the topic made her think about obtaining some type of certification in the field. However, she realised she was probably learning just as much by researching and writing her articles. And having a lot more fun whilst she was about it.

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