Is Permanent Makeup Dangerous And What You Need To Know About Removing It?

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Is Permanent Makeup Dangerous And What You Need To Know About Removing It?
Is Permanent Makeup Dangerous And What You Need To Know About Removing It?

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“I have long wanted to do permanent make-up, but I can't make up my mind because of a number of concerns. First, I am afraid of pain; secondly, I don’t know what to do if I don’t like the result and it looks unnatural. Will it be possible to get rid of this and how quickly? I would also like to know more about modern methods of permanent makeup removal - about their pros and cons."

Reader, 30

Expert's answer:

Permanent makeup, or tattoo, has been gaining popularity lately. The techniques of its application are being improved every year: new techniques, devices and pigments appear, with the help of which the masters create the most natural contours. The dyes and the depth to which the needle drives the paint have also changed: now it is the surface layer of the skin - the epidermis, not the dermis.

Permanent make-up is an invasive procedure, that is, quite painful, therefore, before carrying out the procedure, the master will certainly give you anesthesia, which will relieve painful and unpleasant sensations. There are two types of anesthesia in permanent makeup procedures:

  • preliminary (superficial) - the anesthetic is a cream, gel or ointment and is applied before the skin is damaged. The active ingredient in the anesthetic cream is lidocaine. When applied, an intense blood filling of the treated area occurs, the skin surface swells a little and loses sensitivity. The main feature of this type of anesthesia is that a cream-based surface anesthetic is applied only to intact skin. It is strictly forbidden to apply anesthesia cream to injured skin. Every professional permanent makeup artist should know about this;
  • secondary - the anesthetic is presented in the form of a solution or, more often, a gel and is applied to damaged skin. This type of anesthesia is used on already damaged skin during the permanent make-up process. The liquid consistency of these drugs allows faster penetration into wounds, enhancing the analgesic effect of primary anesthesia. These products reduce the secretion of blood and lymph, and also improve the hiding power of the pigment.

With the correct anesthesia, you should not feel any acute pain when applying permanent makeup. However, do not forget about the psychological aspect. If the client trusts the master, it is easier for him to relax, and then the procedure is less painful.

However, we must admit that not all masters are professionals in their field, therefore, cases of poorly executed permanent makeup are quite common. After an unsuccessful tattoo, the question arises in my head: "How to get rid of this?" Before "removing" permanent makeup, you can contact a more experienced master - perhaps on the advice of friends or acquaintances who have already had a successful experience in beauty tattooing. It is possible that an experienced specialist will be able to correct the shortcomings, but if you still decide to remove permanent makeup, there are several effective methods:

  • Laser removal. The deepest and oldest tattoo can be removed with the help of a modern diode laser. It is the laser removal of permanent makeup that is one of the most highly effective and safe methods. Moreover, this procedure does not injure the skin, and there is no pain. Depending on the depth of the injected pigment, it is necessary to attend from 2 to 5 sessions to remove permanent makeup, each of which lasts no more than 30 minutes.
  • Removal with a remover. Remover is a penetrating chemical that removes the dye. However, after this procedure, peeling and crusting may appear.

For any type of permanent make-up removal, you must contact only professionals who will tell you about contraindications and possible allergic reactions.

The disadvantages of permanent makeup include possible contraindications to the procedure. There are a lot of them, so a preliminary consultation with a specialist is extremely necessary.

About the expert:

Lilia Andreevna Ivanova
Lilia Andreevna Ivanova

Lilia Andreevna Ivanova

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