Permanent Makeup at a Glance
Best Results 2 - 3
Duration of Results 12 - 18 months
Treatment Recovery 1 - 7 days
Risks & Complications Medium
Procedure Time 60 mins
Skin Specialist PMU artist
Back To Work Next day
Yes, the permanent makeup procedure is available in Johannesburg at Fourways, Parkhurst, Morningside, Bedfordview, West Rand and Illovo as well as in Pretoria at Brooklyn and Irene and in the Western Cape at Cape Quarter, Claremont, Constantia, Stellenbosch, Willowbridge, Paarl and KwaZulu-Natal at Durban & Umhlanga.
Permanent makeup is a revolutionary method of applying pigments into the dermal layer of the skin. It is also known as Intradermal Pigmentation and Permanent Cosmetics. The technique is medically proven and specially designed to be completely safe. Permanent makeup is used for a variety of cosmetic enhancements such as permanent eyebrows, eyeliner and lip liner as well as lip colour.
Permanent makeup is not just about colouring your eyes and lips. Other permanent makeup procedures include scar camouflage, areola and nipple restoration, aimed at improving the injuries such as burns, trauma scars, surgery scars, cleft lip, hairline enhancements, to name a few.
Men and woman who wish to look their best all the time. Anyone who desires a soft, natural enhancement to his or her appearance would benefit from this treatment. It is especially beneficial to those with allergies and skin sensitivities as well as active sportswomen and those with medical conditions such as Parkinson's disease and arthritis.
Burn survivors and people with flaws in their skin, as well as people that have a visible scar from trauma or surgery. As well as people that need hairline enhancements.
The initial procedure can take anything between 1hr and 2.5 hours.
There are different methods, which assist in pain management as well as various topical anaesthetic ointments, anaesthetic locals and nerve blocks, which need to be administered by a doctor. Topical anaesthetic creams/liquids are used to minimize the discomfort. Discomfort may vary to each individual's pain threshold as well as the skills of the technician.
Yes, if the proper sterilization techniques and sanitary guidelines are met permanent makeup should be completely safe.
A slight swelling and redness can be expected post treatment, which will subside quickly. The eyebrows might show very little after effect. Eyeliner and lips may show more swelling and could last from 2 to 48 hours. During the procedure there may be slight bleeding or bruising and there is usually tenderness a few days post procedure. The colour is much darker than you may expect for the first six to ten days. You may resume your normal activities immediately after the procedure. Complete healing takes three weeks while the pigmentation matures and reaches the final colour.
Permanent cosmetic procedures are performed using various methods, including the traditional tattoo or coil machines, the pen or rotary machine and the non-machine or hand method.