Forget the Daily Makeup Ritual

Permanent makeup is sometimes referred to as micropigmentation, dermagraphics, or cosmetic tattooing. But basically, permanent makeup involves placing pigment under the epidermis to create permanent areas of color in various areas: the eyebrows, eyelids, and lips. Permanent makeup can also be a great way to hide scars and mask beauty marks.

Who would benefit from permanent makeup?

Having permanent makeup can feel truly liberating. The presentation is soft and natural. It’s especially valuable to people who have allergic reactions to makeup, or for those who either have issues with their sight or dexterity problems caused by arthritis. Also, if you’re very active applying makeup that then gets “sweated off” is a real pain.

Where can I have permanent makeup?

These are the areas where we apply permanent makeup:

  • Eyebrows If your eyebrows are thinner than you’d like if they aren’t naturally full, if they are unequal in shape there are a variety of reasons to want to augment or even fully create eyebrows that accent your eyes and face.
  • Eyeliner Applying eyeliner is a daily pain. But at Northcoast, we can permanently apply eyeliner in many styles and colors, whether you want a soft lash enhancement or a defined line. Patients can opt for one or both eyelids.
  • Lips Tired of lipstick and lip liner? Who isn’t? We can apply permanent cosmetic lip liner to give your lips more definition, to correct uneven lips, and to make them fuller. Or we can apply full lip color in either a natural hue or a more vivid one. If you want a more dramatic color, you can simply add color with lipstick, which lasts far longer than on your bare lips.

How permanent make up applied

After thoroughly cleaning and applying the topical numbing agent to the area, our permanent makeup artist first maps out the exact areas to be colored. Once the two of your agree on the look, then the ink is set into the upper reticular layer of the dermis with our permanent makeup pen. All patients feel is the vibration of the machine.

Is it permanent?

Because the pigment is placed into the dermal layer of your skin, not the epidermis (which continually sheds and replaces cells), your makeup is permanent. It will fade slightly with time, but touch ups every few years will keep the color vibrant.