Permanent eyeliner is a micropigmentation procedure, like a tattoo. It involves using a needle to deposit pigment granules in the top layers of skin. Permanent eyeliner has gained popularity in recent years—in fact, it’s the most in-demand cosmetic enhancement today.Schedule consultation
Permanent makeup eyeliner is ideal for people who want a faster morning makeup routine. It’s also popular with active people and athletes who don’t want to have to worry about “sweating” off their makeup. It’s also a good option for people who have very light eyelashes, since it helps make the eyes pop. And it may be a good choice for people with allergies to traditional makeup.
If you wear eyeliner every day and any of the situations above describe you, permanent eyeliner might be right for you. If you have any allergies or skin conditions or take blood thinning medications or antibiotics, discuss this with your technician.
There’s no current procedure that is truly permanent (lasts forever). A more apt description might be semi-permanent eyeliner, since the procedure lasts between 3 and 4 years. You may need a touchup during that time.
If you wear eyeliner every day you may already have a good idea of how subtle or bold you want the shape and color of your permanent eyeliner. The two most common colors are dark brown and black. Ask your technician for recommendations, based on your skin shade and hair and eye color. Here are your options:
What Are the Risks?
As with any cosmetic procedure, there are benefits of permanent makeup and there are risks, which can include:
It requires skill to safely and effectively apply permanent makeup. Make sure the person you choose is experienced, and don’t be afraid to ask plenty of questions.
Your technician should be happy to explain what color they’re going to apply, what shape they’re going to use, what kind of eyeliner pigmentation they use, how long the procedure will take, and what to expect afterward. If you don’t feel comfortable with the technician, trust your gut and move on.
What If I Don’t Like It?
It may be possible to remove eyeliner tattoo ink with laser techniques, dermabrasion, or camouflage tattooing, but these are last resort options. It’s important to weigh your decisions carefully before the procedure. We recommend starting off with a more subtle application.
On the day of your procedure the technician will apply a local anesthetic, which should make the procedure painless. The procedure takes usually takes between 60 and 90 minutes, and you’ll need to follow instructions after the procedure to ensure you heal properly.
You’ll need to keep the area moist with ointment, avoid touching the area or rubbing your eyes, avoid showering for a couple days after the procedure, avoid makeup, and avoid sweating and sunlight for the first week after the procedure.
Our team will give you detailed permanent eyeliner aftercare instructions to follow after your procedure.
Call us at (713) 892-5476 for a free consultation and to learn more about permanent eyeliner in Houston.
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*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.
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