It can be applied to different areas of the face and even the body. The procedure is not painful and the results last up to five years.
Do you like to be flawless at any time of the day, even when you wake up in the morning? If so, then this beauty technique is right for you. It is permanent makeup, an alternative to which have used some famous to look good 24 hours, seven days a week. In Chile, one of the places where this procedure is performed is at the Les Gémeaux Esthetique Center . Doris Martínez, esthetician and cosmetologist at this establishment, explains that women who use it the most are those who do not have much time and also those who, although beautiful, want to look even better. Other types of clients are women who have few eyebrows or eyelashes, either because of their physiognomy (for example blondes) or for other reasons; As well as those who are not satisfied with the thickness of their lips and try with this technique before undergoing any more invasive intervention. But what does permanent makeup consist of? “It’s like a kind of tattoo,” Doris Martinez explains in simple terms, adding that “like all makeup, it is used to enhance and enhance factions.” For their application they use mineral and natural pigments, which penetrate the epidermis with the help of brushes or very thin needles. “The suffering is minimal, it is not a painful treatment,” says the expert, but adds that a local anesthetic is used to numb the area where it will be worked. He also asserts that the needles with which the pigments are applied are disposable and sterilized, as are all other devices used in the procedure.
Just do not come and do it. “First we have to make an evaluation, because many times the people who arrive do not know what they want and if they know, sometimes it is not the most appropriate for their face,” says Doris Martinez. The next step is to do a test on the skin, on the one hand to avoid allergic reactions and, on the other, for the client to approve the suggestion of the specialists (in Les Gémeaux are cosmetologists and makeup artists). And if an agreement is reached, it is applied to sessions that do not extend for more than an hour. Various Uses Doris Martinez maintains that permanent makeup “allows women to be always ready, without having to watch the mirror”. It also states that it is useful for those who suffer from allergies to cosmetics, while helping the economy (as it is not necessary to buy makeup), and corrects and conceals imperfections. In this sense, the main areas in which it is used are: – Eyebrows: thicken, sharpen, shorten, lengthen, shade, imitate hair for hair and even give them a three-dimensional effect. – Lips: with it it is possible to correct irregularities in the edges, asymmetries, cracks, highlight their color, as well as add definition and fullness. – Eyelids: enhances the eyelashes, either delicately or intensely. In this case, the permanent makeup is applied in the spaces between the lashes. However, this technique not only seeks a goal of beauty, but also a more therapeutic. This is the case of people who use it to camouflage scars, such as acne, and even have women who have undergone a mastectomy due to breast cancer and have a breast prosthesis. “(In those cases) sometimes the areolas are not the same, then with the makeup is achieved the symmetry in both,” explains the expert. According to Doris Martínez, the naturalness of the results depends on the degree of experience that the professional who has the job has, and that is why he calls those who are interested in him, to inquire about the background of the person to whom they turn. Advice that must be taken into account, since although it does not last a lifetime, this type of makeup does remain for between three and five years. “It’s not forever, because the face changes with the passing of the years,” explains the beautician and cosmetologist. In this way, the colors are more alive when the makeup is freshly applied and, as time goes by, they gradually dilute and lower their intensity. At that moment, if the woman wants to apply again, it can go to another evaluation with the specialists so that they look for the best alternative, taking into account the modifications that have experienced his face, such as the appearance of wrinkles. Does it require any special care? The expert argues that for results to last as long as possible, it is important to avoid exposure of the treated area to UV rays. “It is advisable to wear sunscreen on the eyebrows, sunglasses for the line of eyes, protector on the lips,” he says. Doris Martinez adds that no other precautionary measure is necessary and even ensures that it is possible to perform other beauty procedures, such as skin cleansing, for example, in complete safety.