Semi Permanent Make Up – An Introduction to Permanent Cosmetics

Semi Permanent Make Up is becoming more popular and more recognised which is due to the amount of new technicians that are being trained, and the exposure that this treatment is getting in the media has also widened it’s appeal, Cancer patients are one group of people benefiting from this treatment as well as celebrities who want to always look their best.

Semi Permanent Make up is also known as; Permanent Make Up, Permanent Cosmetics, Cosmetic Tattooing etc.

So, what exactly is it?

SPMU is basically having your make up tattooed on, and it is used mainly for Eyebrows, Eyeliner and Lips.

It can also be used for camouflaging scars after surgery.

Even though it is often referred to as ‘Semi’ (in the UK) it should be seen as a permanent procedure, the ink will fade over a number of years but this should not be seen as a ‘Semi Permanent’ procedure.

To reduce the pain of the treatment a numbing cream will be used prior to the treatment, a sterilized needle will then be used to tattoo small amount of pigment ink into the top layer of the skin.

Procedures can take 2 -3 hours but this time will include an initial stage where the make is drawn on first, which will demonstrate the shape and look of the final treatment beforehand.

Prices vary from technician to technician but each treatment can range between £200 and £500 depending on the level of experience of the technician you are talking to.

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