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 eyeliner 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.
In the case of scars, burns, hair loss and skin diseases, visual corrections can be made that increase the self-confidence of those affected and thus increase their quality of life.
How does Permanent Make-up work?
In permanent make-up, as with 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 medical or cosmetic, with touch up be calculated until the final desired result is reached.
Pigmentation claims the skin
Of course, the permanent make-up, so to speak, made an intervention in the skin, so with Swelling and redness directly after pigmentation is to be expected.
Many of the permanent make-up devices have therefore integrated cooling means, so that swelling can be prevented to a great extent.
Care in the aftermath
Nevertheless, a permanent make-up must 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 chlorinated 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. By a big color palette and in particular the possibility to combine colors with each other, the perfect color can be chosen 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 optically revised and thus optically corrected.
Human medical pigmentation in action
scar may, as far as they are at least one year old, be color-matched by camouflage pigmentations of the skin. With camouflage pigments can too Stretch marks adapted to the natural tone of the skin so that they visually disappear.
Who under due to illness or after chemotherapy hair loss suffers from human pigmentation can produce optical effects of eyebrows and hairs.
So can about whole eyebrows imitated become. In a second treatment small hairs are drawn, so that the eyebrow finally seems 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 also be achieved with this type of permanent make-up Cleft lip and palate achieve. 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 too 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 have breast cancer often suffer twice after surgery. One under physical, on the other under emotional pain. Permanent make-up can also be used to achieve breast visual restoration by pigmenting the nipple and nipple vestibule.