Permanent Make-up

Alabama Vein & Restoration Medspa

Hormone Therapy, Vein Treatment, and Aesthetics located in Vestavia Hills, Prattville, Tuscaloosa, Oxford, and Cullman, AL

Permanent makeup can enhance your appearance, boost your confidence, and save you time and money in the long run. Dr. Charles Hunt, II and the aesthetic professionals at Alabama Vein & Restoration Medspa are experienced and passionate about helping you look and feel your best using this cosmetic tattooing technique. For a consultation with the aesthetician, book your appointment online or call the office in Vestavia Hills, Alabama.

Permanent Makeup Q & A

What is permanent makeup?

Permanent makeup, also called micropigmentation, is not actually makeup at all. It is a type of cosmetic tattooing, using injected pigments to achieve the appearance of makeup.

Permanent makeup can replace the daily topical application of eyeliner, lip liner, or eyebrow pencil. You can then use your preferred base, lip color, and eyeshadow as desired.

Pigmentation is applied to the top layer of skin, using a gentle tattooing process. It uses a specialized facial tattooing device that’s not the same as normal tattoo procedure you’d get on other parts of your body.

Permanent makeup is safe and painless as long as you have the process done by a licensed, experienced aesthetician.

Is permanent makeup right for everyone?

During your initial consultation, your aesthetician discusses if permanent makeup is ideal for you based on your skin type, complexion, and desired style.

Permanent makeup application may not be the best option for you if:

  • You have allergies to ink
  • You have allergies to topical anesthetic
  • Your immune system is compromised
  • Your skin tends to create keloids or scars easily

Unless these contraindications apply to you, this process holds little risk for complications.

What does application of permanent makeup entail?

After your initial consultation, you and your aesthetician make a plan for your permanent makeup application that meets your goals as closely as possible. They draw lines on your face that serve as a guide for application, and help you know what to expect.

Your aesthetician applies the pigment using a facial tattooing machine with very fine needles. During the treatment, you feel the vibration of the machine against your skin, but it shouldn’t cause any discomfort.

The process usually takes between 1-3 hours, and varies with each person depending on the work being done. Your new coloring is darker than normal immediately after treatment, and fades to the permanent level of color within 3-4 days.

A follow-up appointment is needed 6-12 weeks after your first treatment. During this 30-60 minute session, your aesthetician evaluates your coloring and may retouch any area that needs to be adjusted.

For your permanent makeup consultation, call the office or book an appointment online today.