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permanent makeup

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What are the risks?

Your greatest risk is having an untrained individual perform this procedure. The procedure is not regulated and risks include the use of contaminated needles and that ink may not be of medical quality. Permanent makeup procedures performed in your plastic surgeon's office offer you the maximum assurance of satisfactory results.

Does it hurt?

A local anesthetic is injected to render the procedure pain free.

What is the recovery time?

There may be a small amount of swelling or slight bruising with the procedure. Most patients return to regular activities without interruption.

Can I still wear traditional makeup?

Yes, Permanent makeup is designed to enhance your natural features. Wearing additional makeup is your choice.

How long will it last?

Permanent makeup will never completely fade, but over time will diminish. For fair skinned people, micropigmentation can last for three to five years; for dark skinned people four to seven years. Protecting your permanent makeup from the sun will help the color stay bright and fresh.

What if I decide to have cosmetic surgery?

Plastic surgery has no effect on properly placed permanent makeup.