What is Semi-Permanent Makeup?

That is the question what are these new evolving treatments taking the beauty industry by storm? First of all, when referring to these treatments I have heard a number of different and confusing terms which make my research difficult to start, is it Semi-Permanent Makeup? Permanent Makeup? Or tattooed Makeup? Let’s go with Semi-Permanent Makeup (SPMU) for the time being.

To put it simply Semi-Permanent Makeup (SPMU) is a complexion treatment which involves injecting pigmentations through a fine vibrating needle into the superficial layers of skin. Now if this was the only information I had personally I’d stick to my basic eyeliner pencil because this sounds PAINFULL.

On the other hand, if the treatment is actually as painful as a normal tattoo why would people chose this experience on seriously sensitive parts of their skin? That’s because my mistake it is completely different from a normal tattoo! The frequency of the needle is much lower as a normal tattoo is drawn using a machine plugged into a wall. Although some permanent make up needles do vibrate with electricity, microblading is done by hand, dragging a series of needles across the skin with a lot of less impact and pain. Also, with SPMU treatments anaesthetic cream is used to numb the area making it much more attractive to wimps like myself

One of the main factors that I would have to weigh in when making this decision is how long would the treatment last? Each treatment will need a pigmentation top up at some point usually 4-6 weeks after the initial treatment but from then on depending on the treatment everyone seems to have a different answer as to how long the look will last and whether you will experience major fading in between. Many Beauty Therapists have given the estimated timeline of 12-18 months however this is dependent on so many things such as sun exposure, any medications regularly taken and just how quickly the skin breaks down the pigmentation.  This indefinite answer definitely scares me when going forward with this treatment, If I’m going to be paying over £100 for a treatment I would like to know exactly what I should expect and how it will react to my skin however this isn’t a perfect world and everyone will react differently so it’s a risk I have no choice but to take.

This treatment although it may sound scary the results are priceless to those who would love those extra fifteen minutes in bed every morning, those who are having to top up their eyeliner in the day due to sweat and humidity. The SMPU look in all aspects whether it be lips, brows or liner gives you the option to just GET UP AND GO! Therefore with that in mind, who would say no?

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