Permanent make-up, also referred as micropigmentation, is a process whereby relevant pigments are implanted beneath the epidermis (top layer of skin) to remove imperfections or hide defects caused by an accident or an illness.
The fundamental difference between micropigmentation and tattoos is the depth of implanting pigments. As for the permanent make-up the linergist implants pigments into the spinous layer of the skin. Whereas tattoos pigments are implemented into the dermis.
The micropigmentation results are affected by several factors such as the linergist’s skills, quality of the pigment applied, the necessity to follow the post-treatment recommendations by the customer, kinds of needles, and the applied technique.
I carry out the permanent make-up treatment, using special micropigmentation tools (equipment-based treatment) or a special feather with a blade (manual treatment). For the equipment-based treatment the achieved results last several years (2 to 5 years), whereas for the manual treatment its results last about one year (6 to 18 months).
Micropigmentation may be conducted, using several methods:
Eyebrows provide a framework for our face and make-up, and properly profiled eyebrows may considerably change our appearance, e.g. by optically emphasising eyes or harmonising the face shape. The selected pigment may be uniform or the eyebrow may be brighter in the beginning and more satiated in the end, creating the so-called OMBRE effect. The pigmentation may consist of several colours, giving a spacious effect (3D-effect). Expert linergists apply one, two or even three colours to give the eyebrow the most natural effect.
The following techniques may be used to carry out the eyebrow micropigmentation:
HAIR TECHNIQUE that imitates eyebrow hair, fills up losses or condenses hair. This treatment requires a special device. The latest variant of this technique is the NANO BROWS, also referred as the Nano-Needle Brows. In this technique micropigmentation of individual hairs is conducted with the device ended with special Nano or Micro needles. The permanent make-up effects achieved by this technique are very similar to the Microblading results but they have a longer lifetime compared with the Microblading.
DUE COLOR or THREE COLOUR HAIR TECHNIQUE is applied to mimic eyebrow hair and brighten excessively dark areas, most frequently by applying two or three various pigments.
COMPACT TECHNIQUE (sometimes called the SHADOW TECHNIQUE) is used to implant pigments into the eyebrow to create a quite consistent “base” under the natural eyebrow hair. This technique is addressed to those people whose eyebrow is
naturally dense. Unfortunately, the shadow technique results may be unnatural for people with considerable losses of hair or sparse hair. For considerable hair losses it is much more preferable to apply those techniques which mimic the natural eyebrow hair, e.g. hair technique or feather technique.
FEATHER TECHNIQUE is very similar to the hair technique but the treatment is conducted manually with a special feather and a blade. A variation of the feather technique is MICROBLADING that differs from the feather technique by a different blade angle, a different position of individual hairs and their thickness. The advantage of this method is the enormous precision in the pigmentation of each hair. This technique very precisely reproduces the natural eyebrow even of those people who completely lost their eyebrow due to illnesses or accidents. It is noteworthy that this method is not permanent – its effects are less durable compared with the equipment-based make-up, i.e. from 6 to 18 months (they usually last about one year and then the eyebrow pigmentation begins to fade slowly and the treatment needs to repeated).
In this context, the BROW LIGHT technique is worth mentioning. This technique enables the linergist to raise eyebrows, brighten up the eyeliner just below the eyebrow, which gives the eye lifting effect.
CLASSIC TOP EYELINER – a natural and discreet eyeliner along the upper eyelid.
CLASSIC BOTTOM EYELINER – an eyeliner along the bottom eyelid, most frequently from the middle to the outer corner of the eye.
TOP EYELINER THICKENED AT OUTER CORNER
THICKENING OF EYELASHES – pigments are implanted in a dot-like matrix fashion (dots, not continuous line). Thickening is not visible when the eye is open, hence the result is very subtle.
MINI HAIR – in this pigmentation technique tiny hairs imitating natural eyelashes along the top eyeliners are drawn. This technique is usually applied in case of the complete loss of eyelashes due to, e.g. chemotheraphy.
LINER – the implanted pigments create a liner that at the outer corner of the eye creates a decorative line.
DOUBLE LINER – in this technique one liner is made above the other one. Its colour usually refers to the colour of the iris in order to emphasise the eye colour.
Besides traditional techniques involving the pigmentation of the lip contour, the contour with shading, and the contour with the complete fulfilment of the red pigment of the lips, it is also
possible to apply the following techniques:
3D METHOD involves the implantation of darker pigments (at the final stage of pigmentation) into the corners of the mouth to get the 3D effect.
LIP GLOSS TECHNIQUE involves the implantation of glossy pigments into the middle part of the mouth to highlight its contours.
LIP LIGHT TECHNIQUE has two variants: the first variant involves the use of glossy pigments above the upper lip and below outer corners of the bottom lip and the other variant consists in contouring the whole mouth with glossy pigments (above the natural mouth contour).
The aforesaid techniques may be combined to get the best result.