Permanent Makeup

Permanent makeup is also known as cosmetic tattooing and it is a rapidly growing sector in the health and beauty industry.

If you have no eyebrows, partial eyebrows, or faint eyebrows, then having a cosmetic tattoo can help. Reducing ‘lipstick bleed’ and giving definition to your lip line can both be achieved with cosmetic lip tattooing. If you opt for a coloured lip tattoo, not only do your lip scars disappear but also you no longer need to wear any lipstick. With an eyeliner cosmetic tattoo, you will not need to use an eye pencil for several years.

There are more serious applications for cosmetic tattooing, such as when the procedure is used to improve the nipple’s appearance following breast reconstruction.


Your permanent makeup consultation at your IPSA skin clinic

Your permanent makeup will be applied in a clinical and fully licenced and confidential setting at your IPSA skin clinic. You can ask for the full credentials of your IPSA permanent makeup specialist, and can ask to see before-and-after permanent makeup photographs. To avoid any infections and to ensure professional results, your IPSA skin clinic is licenced and your skin specialist always works with sterilised equipment and sterile gloves. Before applying your permanent makeup, your IPSA specialist will assess your skin and discuss the possible options with you. A small patch test will be done on your skin, and this is to determine if you are likely to have an allergic response to the pigment


How is permanent makeup applied?

The process of applying permanent makeup is just like having a tattoo. Your skilled IPSA permanent makeup specialist will apply your permanent makeup using a needle which penetrates into your skin, releasing a pigment.

Proper sterilisation, licensing and techniques are the keys to IPSA’s success in this area of skin treatment.


Having your permanent makeup applied at your IPSA skin clinic

Once your IPSA permanent makeup specialist has ensured that you are not allergic to the pigments to be used, you then choose the colour, and this will be based on the advice/suggestions from your IPSA makeup specialist. A sterile surgical pen is then used to sketch the area that is going to be tattooed, and an anaesthetic gel is applied to your skin to minimise discomfort.

A hollow and vibrating needle is used to apply the pigment into your skin’s top layer. Every time the needle penetrates your skin, a pigment droplet is released into the hole that the needle has made. This will create a slight stinging feeling.

After you have had the permanent makeup applied, it can take from three weeks for the pigment colour to fade to reach its final, permanent shade.

At first, the colour often looks shiny and quite dark with the surrounding tissue red and swollen from the procedure.

A cold compress can be used to reduce any swelling and an antibiotic ointment might be prescribed to help to prevent any infection. It is important to strictly avoid all sunlight and to use sunscreens to block the entire ultraviolet A and B light spectrum for a few weeks to prevent any post-inflammatory colour changes. Complications from this procedure are rare, but can include an infection or an allergic reaction to tattoo dye.

To book your IPSA skin clinic permanent makeup consultation, simply call the skin clinic or book online for a same-day appointment.