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Is Permanent Makeup Right for You?

The idea of permanent makeup may appeal to many women who are pressed for time or otherwise find the makeup application routine taxing. However, the apparent “permanence” of the procedure also gives some women pause. If you like the idea of permanent makeup but are concerned about its permanence, you’ll probably have difficulty determining whether the procedure is right for you. You might also be somewhat confused about what exactly permanent makeup is and what associated terms, such as microblading and feathering, mean. This might also hinder you from considering whether permanent makeup might be right for you.

With award-winning licensed permanent makeup artists on staff, Southwest Florida’s Tru Glō Medspa can help you better understand what permanent makeup can do for you and whether you are a good candidate for the procedure. Read on to learn more, and if we’ve eased any concerns, book an initial consultation at our Naples, Florida, medical spa.

What is Permanent Makeup?

Also known as “cosmetic tattooing” and “micropigmentation,” permanent makeup is designed to mimic the appearance of freshly applied makeup or enhance distinct facial features. As a form of light tattooing, permanent makeup can also obscure scars and hide other facial imperfections. The procedure is considered light tattooing because it implants tiny pigment particles into dermal layers of the skin shallower than targeted by traditional tattoos. Thus, the procedure’s results are actually semi-permanent and slowly fade, which means that most people get periodic touch-up treatments to refresh the pigmentation.

Your permanent makeup aesthetician can apply the makeup with a hand-held drawing tool or by using a specialized coil, rotary, or pen applicator. Pigmentation is available in many hues, which your aesthetician can adjust accordingly to produce the most natural-looking results. The application of permanent makeup is an art form, so anyone considering the procedure should consult with an experienced permanent makeup artist with an impressive portfolio of successful work.

Types of Permanent Makeup Applications

If you’ve heard the terms microblading or feathering used in context with permanent makeup, they’re referring to eyebrow enhancement, the procedure’s most popular application. The application is used to create individual eyebrow hair strokes that meld in with the surrounding natural hairs. An eyebrow application can be used to boldly re-sculpt the shape and arch of eyebrows, correct symmetry between the brows, or provide a more subtle hair replacement or gap filling.

Permanent makeup eyeliner is another popular application. You can opt for a subtle lash line enhancement that makes the lashes look fuller or a distinct line that will negate the need to apply eyeliner.

With several different application styles, permanent lip makeup is also popular. It can subtly add color to dulled lips or be applied in a shade that matches your favorite lipstick. The procedure can also be used to make your lips look fuller and to hide the appearance of wrinkles.

With its ability to match skin hues and tones, permanent makeup is also an excellent option for masking scars and other facial skin imperfections.

Are You a Good Candidate?

If any of the above permanent makeup applications appeal to you, you might be a good candidate for the procedure. Overall, if you’re always on the go and want to ensure that you’re always looking your best without having to reapply makeup, the procedure might be right for you. Permanent makeup is a fantastic option for those who struggle to apply makeup daily due to vision problems or medical problems that may inhibit coordination. It’s also a great means of restoring the look of thinning brows and lashes caused by aging, alopecia, chemotherapy, or other reason.

In general, younger women should avoid bold permanent makeup procedures because their facial features are still changing. Anyone with hyper-pigmentation tendencies or who spends a lot of time in the sun and/or tanning booths are not good candidates because of potential changes to the color of the permanent makeup. Additionally, certain skin conditions—such as dermatitis, eczema, or psoriasis—can compromise the procedure’s results.

What to Expect from Your Procedure at Tru Glō Medspa

On average, a permanent makeup session at Tru Glō Medspa takes about two hours. The procedure is less painful than traditional tattooing, and your aesthetician will improve your comfort by applying a topical anesthetic to your skin before starting the application. Most clients report that any pain is limited to a scratching or tweezing sensation.

You can resume normal daily activities immediately after the procedure but be advised that the initial appearance of permanent makeup can be stark, and it may take a couple of days for it to soften and look natural with the skin. Your aesthetician will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions, including avoiding strenuous exercise, sunlight, and swimming for at least a week. You may need a touch-up appointment six to eight weeks after the initial application, and most permanent makeup clients get refresher treatments every couple of years.

Schedule Your Permanent Makeup with Naples-Based Tru Glō Medspa

To schedule your initial permanent makeup consultation, contact our Naples, Florida-based medical spa through our website’s contact page or by calling 239-919-7009.

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I look forward to becoming a regular at this Medspa, Molly is so knowledgeable and passionate about skincare and I just knew walking in that I would be in good hands, and I was!

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We have had several treatments with various Tru Glo team members and they have all been exceptional! We highly recommend Tru Glo for every treatment you would want. Their team is professional and will be honest with the best approach or products for your skin and the goals you have for yourself.

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I have had a number of experiences with the ladies and gentleman( massage therapist) at Tru Glow. Molly has given me a number of facials and is very knowledgeable and Professional with product and services. She has helped keep my skin clear and youthful and it is always a pleasure visiting with her. Full of life. Stacy the Nurse practitioner is amazing and funny as heck. She too knows her profession and product. Always acts in the best interest of clients will engage in many medical questions or concerns with many of her medical colleagues. Courtney and Maddie are both amazing assets as well and care for clients and spa, their schedules defines there skills and popularity with guests. They have brought on a massage therapist who I understand works directly with many local professional athletes in all sports and travels directly exclusive to them during their respective seasons. He too is very knowledgeable and professional in his craft. Very skilled with different massage techniques. Gretchen is one of ladies you will see up front and she is wonderful. Fun and professional, she does a great job managing appointments and product and knows a lot about them. The overall, the staff at Tru Glow knows their stuff and they love their talents. Highly recommend them to anyone.

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