Summer time means days and nights of fun in the sun and surf. And that can make looking your best a little difficult. Even the most high-end cosmetics are no match for the excessive sweating and pool or ocean water. Fortunately, Jacksonville’s Parkway Plastic Surgery offers a solution.
Formally known as micropigmentation, permanent makeup offers a way to look your beautiful best event on the hottest, wettest days. It employs tattoo technology and techniques to enhance the face with coloring resembling lipstick, eyeliner, brow makeup or mascara. Because it’s permanent, and with proper care following application, your look won’t run or fade. No more multiple trips to the ladies room to reapply your makeup. And, you can feel confident in your look even while playing sports or swimming.
You may have heard – and yes, it’s true – that permanent makeup has a rather dubious early history. Tattooist George Burchette, a major developer of the technique back in the 1930s, revealed in his memoirs that beauty salons of the day often tattooed women by injecting vegetable dyes just beneath the top layer of the skin without their knowledge, passing it off as an amazing new “complexion treatment.” Today, permanent makeup is a safe, effective and widely accepted aesthetic practice for creating a beautiful and enduring look.
Permanent makeup is an effective choice not only for those with active or athletic lifestyles, but also for those who:
- Suffer from makeup allergies;
- Wear contact lenses;
- Have visual or motor impairments that make applying makeup difficult;
- Have thin, uneven, poorly shaped eyebrows or sparse eyelashes;
- Have excessively oily skin that causes makeup to smear;
- Have surgical scars, vitiligo or hypo-pigmentation disorder;
- Or have hair loss, often as a result of alopecia, certain genetic disorders or having undergone chemotherapy treatment.
If you’re considering permanent makeup to prepare your look for the summer season, there are a few preparatory and protective measures you’ll need to take. Avoid blood thinners, such as aspirin, in the weeks prior to your appointment. Afterward, avoid submersion in water, including in the ocean, or a lake, swimming pool or hot tub, until you’ve completely healed to avoid a bacterial infection; And always protect your procedure area from the sun’s rays by wearing a wide-brimmed hat and, after healing, a high-SPF sun block.
Also, make sure your permanent makeup procedure is performed by a highly trained professional. Call 904-396-1186 to schedule a consultation with one of the top-notch physicians or aesthetic specialists at Parkway Plastic Surgery.