Permanent Make Up (PMU) – also known as semi-permanent make up, micro pigmentation or simply cosmetic tattooing – is a great alternative to traditional make up. The goal of the procedure is to bring out the natural beauty of an individual, enhance facial features, and to disguise minor asymmetry and skin imperfections. Thanks to innovative techniques, it’s safe and almost completely painless. When precisely performed by a skilful and experienced technician, permanent make up looks natural and tasteful.
PMU is a process during which tiny amounts of non-allergic pigments are infused into the dermal layer of skin with the use of individual sterile micro needles.
In the process of healing, the upper layers of skin slough, which guarantees that the colour softens within a few days from the procedure. The final effect depends on the client’s skin type, the reaction of the immune system, and the appropriate after-care, therefore in some cases a touch up application is required after 4 to 6 weeks.
The treatment is designed to last from 1 to 3 years. During that time the colour will gradually fade, but issues like excessive sun exposure, solarium use, severely oily or dry skin, use of anti-aging creams, retinA/retinol products, acidic cleansers, or regular chemical peels, may speed up this process. In order to keep the look fresh, a touch up is advisable every 18-24 months.
Permanent make up is ideal for those who have to continually apply make up using brow pencils, powders and lipstick, those who are allergic to conventional cosmetics as well as people who suffer from eyebrow and eyelash hair loss. This can solve your make up nightmare! Sports enthusiasts can forget about smudged eyeliner or smeared eyebrows. A 'must have' for anyone who wants to look good without having to spend hours in front of the mirror, and thus save valuable time.
But it’s more than just beauty enhancement. PMU can be a great alternative for surgical procedures as it helps to disguise skin imperfections for clients who have been in accidents and struggle with scar tissue or suffered from serious illnesses, such as vitiligo or spot baldness. It may even complete breast reconstruction after mastectomy by restoring the appearance of areola.
And let’s not forget that tattoo make up is not just for women! The treatments are also suitable for men, as they can help cover up baldness, scars and other skin problems.