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Semi Permanent Makeup

Semi-permanent makeup, also known as micropigmentation or cosmetic tattooing, is a cosmetic procedure performed by a plastic surgeon or trained specialist to enhance certain features of the face through the application of pigments. It involves depositing colored pigments into the superficial layers of the skin using specialized techniques.

Semi-permanent makeup involves the application of pigments to enhance and define certain features of the face, such as eyebrows, eyeliner, and lip color. It is a long-lasting cosmetic solution that can save time in daily makeup application and provide a more defined and polished appearance.

Semi-Permanent makeup, also known as Microblading or Micropigmentation, is a revolutionary technique at Delight Clinic that uses tattoo ink to enhance lips and create fuller eyebrows and eyelids.

Who should opt for Microblading or semi-permanent makeup?

  • If you want to look your best without having to go through the time-consuming procedure of wearing makeup every day, this option is the perfect answer for you.
  • If you have thin brows or brows that are thinning due to a medical issue or for any other cause and want fuller brows as a permanent solution, you are a perfect candidate for microblading.
  • If you are allergic to makeup or if your skin cannot withstand makeup, this treatment is for you.
  • Microblading is also utilized as an efficient post-surgery treatment after undergoing facial reconstruction.
  • You have thin or petite lips and want them to look plump and defined.
  • You’d like to get rid of dark, pigmented lips.
  • You want your lips to be uniformly toned.
  • You have a cosmetic allergy.
  • You don’t want to waste time redoing your lipstick.

How is semi-permanent makeup performed?

The procedure begins with a consultation with a plastic surgeon or trained specialist to discuss your desired outcomes and determine the appropriate color and shape for the makeup. Topical anesthetic creams may be applied to minimize discomfort. The pigments are then carefully and precisely applied to the skin using specialized tools, such as a handheld microblading pen or a tattoo machine, depending on the technique used. Multiple sessions may be required to achieve the desired results, and touch-ups may be needed over time.

What areas of the face can be treated with semi-permanent makeup?

Semi-permanent makeup can be applied to various areas of the face. The most common areas include eyebrows (to enhance shape, thickness, or fill in sparse areas), eyeliner (to define the eyes), and lips (to enhance shape, color, or correct asymmetry). Other areas that can be treated include beauty marks, scar camouflage, and areola pigmentation after breast reconstruction.

How long does semi-permanent makeup last?

The longevity of semi-permanent makeup can vary depending on several factors, including the technique used, individual skin characteristics, and lifestyle factors. Generally, it can last anywhere from one to three years before a touch-up is required. Over time, the pigments may fade and need to be refreshed to maintain the desired intensity and color.

What are the potential risks or complications associated with semi-permanent makeup?

While semi-permanent makeup is generally considered safe, there are potential risks and complications. These can include allergic reactions to the pigments, infections, scarring, dissatisfaction with the results, or changes in the color or shape of the makeup over time. It’s important to choose a reputable and experienced plastic surgeon or specialist and follow all pre- and post-procedure instructions to minimize the risks.


Semi Permanent Makeup – Frequently Asked Questions

Can semi-permanent makeup be removed?

Semi-permanent makeup is designed to be long-lasting but not permanent. However, it may not completely fade away on its own. There are various removal techniques available, such as laser tattoo removal or saline solution removal, which can help lighten or remove the pigments if desired.

What is the difference between semi-permanent makeup and traditional tattoos?

Semi-permanent makeup involves the application of pigments into the upper layers of the skin, while traditional tattoos penetrate deeper into the dermis. This difference in depth allows semi-permanent makeup to fade over time and provides the option for adjustments or removal if desired.

How long does the procedure take?

The duration of the procedure can vary depending on the area being treated and the complexity of the desired result. Generally, it can take anywhere from one to two hours, including the time for numbing and the actual application of the pigments.

Does semi-permanent makeup require anesthesia?

To ensure comfort during the procedure, a topical anesthetic cream or gel is typically applied to the treated area. This helps to minimize any discomfort or pain experienced during the procedure.

Is there any downtime or recovery period after the procedure?

Most individuals can resume their regular activities immediately after the procedure. However, there may be slight redness, swelling, or tenderness in the treated area for a few days. It is important to follow the aftercare instructions provided by your plastic surgeon to ensure proper healing.

How long does it take for the pigments to settle and for the final result to be visible?

The pigments may initially appear darker and more intense immediately after the procedure. However, they will gradually soften and lighten over the following weeks as the skin heals. The final result is usually visible within four to six weeks.

How long does semi-permanent makeup last on the skin?

The longevity of semi-permanent makeup can vary depending on several factors, including the area treated, individual skin characteristics, and lifestyle. Typically, it can last anywhere from one to three years before a touch-up or color refreshment is needed.

Can the color or shape of the semi-permanent makeup be adjusted?

Yes, one of the advantages of semi-permanent makeup is that it allows for adjustments and refinements. If you are not completely satisfied with the color or shape, a touch-up session can be scheduled to make the desired changes.

Can semi-permanent makeup be removed if I no longer want it?

While semi-permanent makeup is designed to gradually fade over time, it may not completely disappear on its own. However, there are removal techniques available, such as laser treatments or saline solution removal, that can help lighten or remove the pigments if desired.

Is there a risk of allergic reactions to the pigments used in semi-permanent makeup?

Allergic reactions to the pigments used in semi-permanent makeup are rare but possible. It is important to discuss any known allergies or sensitivities with your plastic surgeon beforehand to minimize the risk of an adverse reaction.

Can I still wear regular makeup after getting semi-permanent makeup?

Yes, you can still wear regular makeup over your semi-permanent makeup if desired. Semi-permanent makeup is meant to enhance your natural features, and regular makeup can be applied on top to further customize your look.