Eyebrows can truly define an individual’s face. When eyebrows are very light and thin, or when they aren’t present at all, it can change a person’s entire look. Many women go through the daily hassle of drawing on eyebrows for a more defined appearance, but what if you didn’t have to do that anymore? Permanent eyebrow makeup is a safe, effective way to have that look that is purely you, every single day.

Before undergoing a permanent cosmetics procedure it is important to research. Knowing more about permanent eyebrow makeup will allow you to decide if this treatment is right for you. Permanent cosmetics, or micropigmentation, is a procedure that is very similar to the application of permanent tattoos. Fine needles are used to permanently inject cosmetic pigment into the area being treated. Permanent eyebrow makeup is applied in a sweeping pattern which allows for a more natural look. This treatment is a fantastic way to achieve a fresher appearance permanently.

This permanent cosmetics procedure is practiced by many salons, medical spas and doctors’ offices. Contact a variety of local centers and set up consultation appointments; it is important to meet with at least two or three centers in order to make an educated decision. Before making a final decision, meet with each center, have them explain their procedure to you, look at color and shape samples, look at before and after pictures, and talk about experience, safety and treatment longevity. Once you have all the information, then ask about pricing. When it comes to aesthetic procedures, common thought is, you get what you pay for. It is important to feel completely comfortable with the center you choose; you shouldn’t always make your decision based solely on price.

Once you’ve chosen a reputable permanent cosmetics center in your area, the next step is to set up your treatment. Permanent eyebrow makeup is a relatively quick application; you’re appointment should be no more than 30 minutes. Following your treatment, your practitioner will provide you with specific instructions on how to care for the treated area following the procedure.

It is important to follow all post-treatment instructions provided by your practitioner in order to ensure proper healing. When you leave the center, the treatment area will be red and swollen, but this reaction is completely normal. Over the next days and weeks, your permanent eyebrow makeup will heal. The healing process may cause some scabbing. It is important to let all scabs fall off naturally; forcefully removing scabs may remove some of the pigment as well. For a completely natural look, you must let the healing process take its course.

With all tattoos, because of exposure to the sun and other elements, the permanent cosmetic ink can eventually start to fade. Most permanent cosmetics centers will include one touch-up treatment with their procedure. This touch-up treatment ensures that any problems can be easily fixed; for example if the pigment lightens or if sections of pigment don’t stay. The most important aspect of this treatment is getting a natural eyebrow shape. When treated properly, your permanent eyebrow makeup will last for years.