What is Permanent Makeup?

Permanent makeup is a cosmetic technique which employs tattoos as a means of producing designs by depositing colored pigment into the upper reticular layer of the dermis that resemble makeup, such as eye lining and other permanent enhancing colors to the skin of the face, lips, and eyelids. Permanent makeup won’t smear, smudge, or rub off!!

Who is Permanent Makeup for?

Permanent makeup is for women and men and spans from the young to the more mature. It is valuable to busy people with little time to apply makeup; people with allergies or skin sensitivities to conventional makeup; anyone who desires freedom and convenience from daily makeup application; those who are physically incapable of applying makeup; active people who want to look their best for sports activities such as swimming, tennis, aerobics, biking; those with oily skin who tend to shed makeup easily; burn survivors and people with flaws in their skin; people who seek correction of asymmetrical facial features.

What areas are treated with Permanent Makeup?

The most common areas treated are lips, eyelids and eyebrows.

What kind of results should I expect?

Permanent make up.

How long does the procedure take?

Actual procedure time is approximately 45 minutes to 2 ½ hours.

How long before results can be seen?

Immediately but it takes about three weeks for the color to fade to its permanent shade.

How long does Permanent Makeup last for?

Most people will require periodic color refreshing.

What does the procedure feel like?/a>

Before getting permanent makeup applied, you’ll get a patch test on your skin to check on whether you have an allergic reaction to the pigment that will be used. After that, you will choose the color, based on advice and suggestions from the makeup artist. The technician will then use a sterile surgical pen to sketch the area to be tattooed and then put an anesthetic gel on your skin.

Using a hollow, vibrating needle, the technician will apply the pigment into the top layer of the skin. Each time the needle penetrates the skin, a droplet of pigment is released into the hole the needle makes. You will feel a slight stinging.

What is the recovery time for Permanent Makeup?

A few weeks until optimal results are seen.

What are the side effects?

You can use a cold compress to reduce swelling and antibiotic ointment to help prevent infection. Strict sun avoidance and use of sunscreens that block the entire ultraviolet light A and B spectrum for several weeks is important to prevent post-inflammatory color changes. Complications are rare but can include infection or allergic reactions to the tattoo dye.

What Is The Cost Of Permanent Makeup In Indianapolis and Carmel ?

The price of permanent makeup varies for each person depending on the extent of treatment necessary. Booth Dermatology & Cosmetic Care Center of Indianapolis and Carmel accepts CareCredit® financing options that work with every budget! Please speak to our concierge team for more information.

How Do I Get Started?

Dr. Sally A. Booth and her staff will be happy to discuss the details with you. Please feel free to call for a private consultation at one of our offices in Carmel or Indianapolis. Dr. Booth and his staff at Booth Dermatology & Cosmetic Care Center provide personalized care to residents of Indianapolis and Carmel with state-of-the-art technology for optimal health, aesthetics, and patient satisfaction. To receive more information or schedule a consultation, call (317) 848-2427 to speak with our friendly staff.