You’ve probably heard about permanent makeup – but do you know what it really is? To start, permanent makeup is a procedure that implants color into the skin. During the treatment, the color will be implanted into both the inner (dermis) and outer (epidermis) layer of skin, and it will look darker than normal. As your skin heals, the epidermis will peel (as it does normally), and the final look of your permanent makeup treatment will be revealed.
One of the first things that permanent makeup patients ask us at CaloSpa, our day spa in Louisville, is if they can still wear cosmetics over their permanent makeup. Since the permanent makeup is implanted in the deeper layer of skin, it will appear soft and natural on its own. For those wanting a more dramatic look, topical cosmetics can be applied over the permanent makeup.
To perform a permanent makeup procedure, topical anesthetics specifically developed for this procedure are used. After about 30 to 45 minutes, the anesthetics will take effect. There are also dental blocks that can be used to increase comfort during your treatment. Most of our patients find that using topical anesthetics is sufficient for reducing pain.