The Dos and Don'ts of Permanent Make-Up
Dr. Leslie Baumann
Q: I am thinking about getting permanent make-up done. Is it safe?
A: Cosmetic tattoos can be scary--we’ve all seen those awful eyebrows. But when done correctly, permanent makeup can be a great option, especially if you suffer from alopecia (all-over hair loss), have had breast reconstruction, have vision issues or are just tired of painting your face every day.
If you’ve ever considered cosmetic tattooing, it’s important to do your research first.
Find an experienced practitioner
Check out the video at www.youtube.com/BaumannCosmetic to see permanent makeup applied correctly, and if you know someone good in your area, please tell us in the comments!
Know the risks
Some patients experience adverse reactions such as scarring, pigment migration, or an allergic red rash. People prone to keloid scar formation should avoid any type of tattooing. The use of unsterilized equipment can transmit infection or disease, such as hepatitis. For this reason, you should go to a practitioner that works out of a physician’s office to ensure proper sterilization of the equipment. Luckily, these adverse reactions are uncommon. The most common bad event is a poor cosmetic result with a fake appearance. I have seen great outcomes and I have seen terrible outcomes. Finding the right practitioner is crucial.
If your tattoos have changed color or you’re not happy with the way they were applied, an experienced artist can usually cover up the mistakes by inking a better-quality tattoo on top of the old one.
Wishing you great skin!
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