Make-up is a must-have accessory for almost every woman because it can accentuate your best features while hiding a few flaws at the same time. The only problem with make-up is that it can be a major inconvenience. Applying it in the morning and removing it before you go to sleep takes a lot of time out of your day. The hassle of make-up used to be something you just had to deal with, but you can get rid of that hassle completely with permanent make-up.

Permanent make-up lets you improve your appearance without having to spend hours in front of the mirror. This effect is achieved by using cosmetic tattooing to change the pigmentation of your skin. Once the color of your skin is successfully changed, it will appear as if you are wearing make-up all the time. You will never have to worry about reapplying make-up after exercise or going out in the rain. Permanent make-up can be applied to areas such as your eyebrows, lips, cheeks and eyelids.

Your appointment will begin with a skin test to determine that the pigment used in this treatment works well with your skin. Once you have passed the skin test, you will talk with our trained and trusted esthetician to determine the best color for your skin. The permanent make-up procedure is nearly identical to getting a tattoo. Your skin will be treated with a special surgical pen. A local anesthetic will be applied to your skin before adding the pigment.

Your entire appointment will last approximately two to three hours. Most of this time will be spent talking to our specialist and testing colors before beginning the actual process. It may take several days to heal completely from your procedure. Any minor side effects are common and will only last for a few days. Applying a cold compress and an antibiotic ointment to your skin will speed up the healing process and help increase your comfort.

Although permanent make-up is indeed permanent, the pigment does fade some over time. You will likely need touch-up treatments to maintain your results. However, you won’t have to worry about any maintenance treatments for a few years after your initial appointment.

If you are interested in permanent make-up, our experts can help you learn more about this popular procedure at The Medi Spa at Ridgewood Hill. Contact our office in Salem to find out if permanent make-up is right for you!