The Truth about Permanent Make-up



What’s the rage about Permanent Makeup (PM) these days?  I would say, it is a very smart solution for busy individuals who have less time in the mornings before heading out to work, people who like to spend a lot of time on the beach or by the pool, or in general, people who don’t wear a lot of makeup everyday. PM is the art of infusing pigments under the skin and requires a lot of finesse. To tell you the truth, PM has come a long way, in terms of techniques, machines and the pigments used.

You can get your eyebrow or lip  done. Permanent makeup can be done on the eyebrow and lips to get rid of asymmetry and minor imperfections. Lips can be made to look fuller, more even toned, and all you need is a little lip gloss to perk them up. It is an art to master and the more you do the better the results are!

Since PM involves blood and body fluids make sure you go to a practitioner who is licensed and has all of the Blood Borne Certifications. Equally as important, as it is semi-permanent and you can’t take it off right away, go see a practitioner who is experienced in the field. Do your homework and make sure you know the qualifications of the person doing the procedure; if someone is newly trained, cuts too deep or just doesn’t know what they are doing. They can scar you for life! 

Microblading is the new buzz word in the cosmetic industry and touted as the latest and greatest beauty trend in the industry; but I beg to differ. This eyebrow technique involves cutting the skin with a small hand held scalpel followed by infusing pigment in the form of hair strokes. It looks beautiful when you initially get it done, but when you need touch ups in a few years, that is where the problem lies. How many times can you cut the skin that deep without scarring it? In addition, the areas where the hair strokes are made will not take the pigment (color) like the surrounding healthy skin because scar tissue was created. Touch ups will always be an issue. 

So, what’s the alternative? If you ask me, I personally prefer Stardust Brow Technique also referred as Ombre’ Eyebrows, which is eyebrow shading, it doesn’t look like hair strokes but you can get it done, year after year, without compromising the skin health. This method requires a machine infusing pigment under the skin and once it heals in a week, you see a reflection of the pigment, looking like a perfectly powdered makeup brow or a rosy effortless lip using 3D lip technique.

 If you are interested in learning more about Stardust Brow Technique call NOVA DERM INSTITUTE (703) 635 6065  or visit our website at and we will be happy to answer all your questions.

Afsheen Ather

Bachelors in Medicine & Surgery

Licensed Master Instructor, Master Aesthetician and Master Permanent Makeup Artist

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