The semi-permanent trend began to pick up momentum a few years ago and is very popular now. I want to address some interesting facts about this procedure before you decide to enter the world of permanent beauty.
The lip features that PMU help to enhance are:
- Lip Definition
- Correction of asymmetry and shape
- Correction of naturally uneven pigmentation
In my procedures I only use hypo-allergenic cosmetic pigment. Cosmetic pigment is more diluted than regular tattoo ink, and it is for this reason the procedure is referred to as “semi-permanent”. It does exfoliate from your skin after 12 – 18 months. Pigments created from organic dyes such as vegetables, will break down easily in the body and the color will fade away quickly. This means to permanently maintain a natural color, you will need touch ups.
When choosing the lip color you want, you should consider that the color will fade 20 – 30% after healing – depending on the technique and concentration of pigment.
If you are prone to cold sores, it’s important you take appropriate medication beforehand (consult with your doctor) because if you aren’t going to take care of it, the cold sores can ruin the procedure and eventually your lips with get patchy. Also, there are PMU specialists who will not perform ANY lip procedure when cold sores are present.
What I recommend to my clients to prepare for a lip procedure is to exfoliate your lips two (2) days before your appointment using a natural scrub or enzyme powder and keep them moisturized.
The healing period after procedures takes about 7 – 10 days. While the healing process is taking place, you may find that the color may become lighter. When the skin heals the color will return and after two (2) weeks you will see the fullest, truest color.