Permanent make-up not only serves as a permanent alternative to make-up, but is also increasingly used in the medical field. For example, the permanent coloring of the skin, such as scars, skin diseases or hair loss, can help to mask corresponding areas and thus help those affected to become more self-confident. How permanent make-up works and when to apply the medical pigmentation, read here.
What is Permanent Makeup?
Permanent make-up is known above all as a long-lasting alternative to make-up. For example, the eyebrows, the line of the eyelid or the contour of the lips are permanently "traced" with the help of color pigments sprayed into the skin. In general, permanent makeup can last up to three years.
Not only in cosmetics, but also in medicine
But permanent make-up can not only be used in cosmetics. In recent years, a medical variant has developed, the so-called human medical pigmentation.
With scars, burns, hair loss and skin diseases optical corrections can be made, which lead to the persons concerned to more self-confidence and thus also the quality of life can increase.
How does Permanent Make-up work?
In permanent make-up, similar to tattooing, color pigments are introduced into the skin via a needle. However, permanent make-up only works in the epidermis, the upper skin layer. This is in contrast to a tattoo in which the color is incorporated into the subcutis, the subcutaneous tissue.
For this reason, with a permanent make-up, whether medically or cosmetically, reworking can be expected until the final desired result is achieved.
Pigmentation claims the skin
Of course, the permanent make-up, so to speak, an intervention in the skin made so swelling and redness can be expected directly after pigmentation.
Many of the permanent make-up devices have therefore integrated cooling means, so that swelling can be prevented to a large extent.
Care in the aftermath
Nevertheless, a permanent make-up needs to be taken care of right after the treatment. Special creams and unconditional protection from the sun are important to keep the correction on the skin as long as possible.
In particular, no solarium should be visited for about 14 days and bathing in salt or chlorine water is also not recommended.
Camouflage color for every skin tone
Camouflage colors can be adapted to the skin color, so that they no longer attract attention. With a large color palette and in particular with the possibility of combining colors, the perfect color can be selected for every individual need.
Medical applications of permanent make-up
Human-medical pigmentation has many uses. Possible use cases are for example:
- Scarring, such as after an accident, a dog bite, burns or acid burns or illness or surgery
- Loss of hair
- Changes on the skin
With the help of human medical pigmentation, the so-called blemishes can be visually revised and thus optically corrected.
Human medical pigmentation in action
Scars, if they are at least one year old, can be color-matched by camouflage skin pigmentation. With camouflage pigments, stretch marks can also be adapted to the natural tone of the skin so that they visually disappear.
Anyone who suffers from hair loss as a result of a disease or chemotherapy can produce visual effects of eyebrows and hairs through human-medical pigmentation.
For example, entire eyebrows can be imitated. In a second treatment small hairs are drawn, so that the eyebrow finally looks completely natural.
This technique is also used in people who suffer from the so-called Hertog's sign as a result of atopic dermatitis, as this often lateral losses of the eyebrows are recorded.
Very good results can be achieved with this type of permanent make-up even in a cleft lip and palate. The scars created by the surgery are pigmented with camouflage and the upper lip is completely rebuilt. By refreshing the color can be achieved here a very natural result.
Permanent make-up after breast cancer
Ultimately, no matter which part of the body is pigmented, it is always the goal to achieve optical correction and absolute naturalness. So also with a rather sensitive topic: the chest.
Generally, the breast is perceived as a feature of absolute femininity. Women who suffer from breast cancer often have to suffer twice after surgery. One under physical, on the other under mental pain. Permanent make-up can also be used to achieve breast visual restoration by pigmenting the nipple and nipple vestibule.