Permanent Makeup - Marlene J. Mash, MD

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Permanent Makeup

Cosmetic Dermatology
Permanent makeup or cosmetic tattooing,  is a cosmetic technique which employs tattoos (permanent pigmentation of the dermis) as a means of producing designs that resemble makeup, such as eyelining and other permanent enhancing colors to the skin of the face, lips, and eyelids. It is also used to produce artificial eyebrows, particularly in people who have lost them as a consequence of old age, disease, such as alopecia totalis, chemotherapy, or a genetic disturbance, and to disguise scars and white spots in the skin such as in vitiligo.

Permanent makeup results in enhanced features of the face and provides a more youthful appearance. Definition is rendered to eyebrows, eyes and lips by the use of colors. Results can imitate topically applied cosmetics or can be quite unnoticeable, depending upon the design, color value, and amount of pigment used. At first, permanent makeup results may look darker. This is due to colour remaining in the outermost epidermal layers of skin at the start. Colour softens within a few days during the healing process as the  upper layers of epidermis slough and are replaced by new epidermal cells.

Since this procedure is permanent, it is important for you to receve your cosmetic tattooing from an experienced and artful professional.

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