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Permanent Makeup – What is it?

Permanent makeup is a cosmetic technique that involves pigmentation of the upper layer of the skin – the epidermis. Permanent makeup is done around the lips, eyebrows and on the borders of the eyes, for concealing scars, vitiligo and burns. It is also used as a remedy for some type of facial irregularities. Permanent Makeup is also referred to as micropigmentation, dermapigmentation, or cosmetic tattooing; it is an alternative to removable cosmetics. One of the major advantages of permanent makeup is that it saves time.

Does Permanent Makeup procedure have any contraindications?

Pregnant and lactating women, diabetes patients, people with glaucoma and people who are being administered with blood-thinning medicines (e.g. Aspirin), Steroids, Actaine, Retin-A, Renova and Cortisone are contraindicated. If you are taking Coumadin or Heparin, a written permission must be obtained from your physician. Permanent Makeup is not advisable for people who are allergic to makeup and colors, people who have skin diseases, as well as people with easily trigged post inflammatory hyper pigmentation. People who are trying to conceal Telangiectasia or birthmarks are also contraindicated.
Herpes was previously considered a contraindication, but with the recent availability of medications to control the viral breakout, herpes is no longer a contraindication.

Why is Permanent Makeup needed?

Injuries from a burn


Limited time

Loss of fingers or hands

Poor vision

Limited dexterity

Paralysis of the limbs

Multiple sclerosis

Active sport lifestyle

Busy career lifestyle

Allergies to applied cosmetics

How is Permanent Makeup different from a tattoo?

Permanent Makeup and tattooing involves the deposition of pigments into the skin, the difference is which layer of the skin the pigment is deposited to.
In Permanent Makeup, the pigment is implanted in the upper layer of the skin - the epidermis, while the tattoo process deposits the pigments into the second layer of the skin - the dermis.
The cells of the dermis are more stable than the cells of the epidermis, which are constantly shed and renewed. Therefore, the tattoo ink stays in place, with minor fading and dispersion while the color of the pigment implanted by Permanent Makeup fades due to the process of cell turnover.
Tattoo inks and Permanent Makeup inks most time comprises of two basic components: pigments and carriers.
Permanent Makeup and tattoo inks have Iron Oxide pigments specially made for them; Yellow-Curcuma; Black - Carbon; Blue - Calcium Copper Silicate; Green - Chromium Oxide; Red - Iron Oxide; and White - Zinc Oxide.
Liquids which “deliver” the pigments under the skin are known as carriers: Listerine, Witch Hazel, Purified Water, Propylene Glycol, Alcohol, and Glycerin.
Allergic reactions are not likely to occur with the use of these inks. For sterility, they are gamma radiated.

What will it look like?

Some swelling may occur immediately after the procedure, and the color will appear a little bit darker than the healed and final result. The color of the pigment is mixed with body fluid and oxidized during the procedure. During the healing process, the color remains dark for 4-7 days, because the upper layers of the epidermis are shed and replaced by new epidermal cells. A lighter softer color of the pigment will be visible when the healing process is done. After about 4 weeks, the final color will appear, it is most times 50-60% lighter than the color that appears immediately after the procedure.

How long will Permanent Makeup stay? What are the reasons for color fading over time?

Color results generally stay for about one to three years depending on skin type. Color results may stay for extended periods of times or may begin to fade over time. Although Permanent Makeup pigment remains in the epidermis, lots of factors influence and determine its beauty span, including individual factors such as getting involved in activities like gardening and swimming that involves exposure to the sun, procedural factors and environmental factors. The length of time with which permanent makeup is at its best can be affected by the volume and color of pigment deposited under the skin, exposure to the sun also fades color. Another main factor in color changes over time is skin tone.

Q. What do I stand to gain from permanent makeup?

A. Permanent makeup is going to enhance your beauty, it will give your eye lines and eyebrows a more natural look. It will also make your eyebrows and eyes look beautiful and elegant.

Q. What is the duration of the permanent makeup procedure?

A. It takes about an hour to carry out the procedure on eyebrows, eye lines and the lip liner.

Q. How much pain accompanies the procedure?

A. Unlike the tattoo procedure, the permanent makeup procedure might tickle a little bit but it is not painful.

Q. Can I use cleansing cream or soap on my face after the permanent makeup procedure?

A. You can go about your usual practice immediately after the procedure, you can do your usual makeup and take a bath.

Q. Do you do phone consultation?

A. No we don’t. Because of the intricate details needed for the procedure, you have to come in person so an expert can do an examination of your face and know your skin type and other details.

Q. Can I come to the clinic for treatment or the procedure without having an appointment?

A. No. You can only have the procedure done if you’ve been given an appointment.

Q. I have come across Amiwon in another area. Does Mrs. JooHee offer her services in other locations?

A. Mrs. JooHee only operates at the Los Angeles, California location. She does not support any group or people or person that tries to imitate her services.