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Edine Swain

Face It Advanced Permanent Make up Center, USA

Title: Permanent make up, the make up of the future

Biography

Edine Swain is a leader in the fi eld of permanent cosmetics. With over 17 years of experience, her desire is to empower women to feel and become more beautiful while saving time. Many local Plastic Surgeons, Ophthalmologist, and Dermatologist recognize Edine for her outstanding work. She is Credited and certifi ed by SPCP (Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals), Hawaii State Licensed Tattoo artist, Certifi ed SPCP Tech and Trainer, Cosmetologist, Professional Makeup Artist. She has worked as a Certifi ed Dental and Ophthalmic and Medical Assistant.

Abstract

Permanent cosmetic makeup is cosmetic tattooing. Th e specialized techniques used for permanent cosmetics are oft en referred to as “micropigmentation”, “micropigment implantation” or “dermagraphics”. Th e cosmetic implantation technique deposits colored pigment into the upper reticular layer of the dermis. Th e fi eld of Permanent Cosmetics (Cosmetic Tattooing) is rapidly expanding in popularity. Women all over the country are learning of the benefi ts of having Permanent eyeliner, eyebrow coloring, lip color or lip liner. What could be better than to wake up looking as good in the morning as you did in the evening? Anyone benefi ts from the young to the elderly, men and woman who desires a soft , natural enhancement to their appearance. It is especially benefi cial to people who can’t wear other cosmetics due to allergies and skin sensitivities. Active people who want to look their best for activities such as swimming, hiking, biking, tennis, and aerobics. Th ose who don't want to worry about "sweating off " or reapplying cosmetics. For the vision impaired, which have diffi culty applying cosmetics and others with motor impairments such as arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke survivors. Even those with unsteady hands or are to busy to apply their make up. Medical procedures to help correct skin discolorations, scaring from surgeries, accidents or burn victims, alopecia, and cancer survivors who have lost hair threw chemo therapy. Permanent cosmetic procedures can be very subtle or dramatic depending on what you are looking for. Lash Enhancement ~ Eyeliner ~ Eyebrows ~ Lip Liner ~ Full Lips ~ Scar Cover up ~ Areola & Skin discolorations. Permanent cosmetic procedures are performed by using various methods which includes the pen rotary machine, up scaled digital linier machines, coil machine (traditional tattoo gun) the non-machine or hand method. Th e process includes an initial consultation, application of pigment, and at least one or more follow up visits for adjusting the shape, color or density of the pigment. Technically, permanent cosmetic procedures are considered permanent because the color is implanted into the upper part of the dermal layer of the skin and cannot be washed off . However, as with any tattoo, fading can and oft en does occur. It requires periodic maintenance, color re-enhancement or color re-freshing. Just like hair color, furniture that may be located near a window, or even house paint. Pigment implanted in the skin, will fade with time. Most people experience some discomfort. Th is may vary according to each individual's pain threshold and the skills of the technician performing the service. Pain management, including various topical anesthetic, anesthetic locals and nerve blocks (administered by a doctor or dentist). Your technician should discuss these methods with you to determine which suits you best. Provided that OSHA standards and proper licensing is obtained for each individual state. All needles and parts are disposed of aft er each client. Proper sterilization and sanitary guidelines are met procedure are considered very safe. Th e possibility that you would have any problems or reactions from these procedures is almost non-existent with today’s health standards. Professionals are given continued opportunities for education in practicing precise methods of sanitation and sterilization. Post procedural instructions, if followed carefully, will completely eliminate any risks of infection. Th e application is deep enough to penetrate the minute capillaries in the dermal layer of skin. Th ere have been few reactions to the pigments. Some doctors suggest that the patch test be eliminated because allergies can develop from anything, at anytime. Th ey also recommend that people with allergies should have permanent cosmetic procedures done because it replaces cosmetic products that people may be sensitive to. Th ere have been very few reactions to pigments and rare in cases of blue-based red pigments. Generally, there is some swelling in the treated area, while eyebrows may show little or no aft er eff ect. Eyeliner and lips may show more swelling. May last from 2 to 72 hours. During the procedure there may be some minor bleeding and or bruising. Th ere is usually some tenderness for a few days. Th e color is much darker than you may expect for the fi rst 5-7 days. Th en soft ens to color selected. Although the procedure is considered permanent, these procedures do have fl exibility in changing color and shape to some extent. Colors will appear darker immediately following the procedure but will soft en and lighten during the healing process. Th e healing time is diff erent for each individual and procedure. A touch-up is a color re-enhancement. Th e implanted color is sometimes not perfect aft er the fi rst procedure. Th ese procedures usually require at least one follow-up aft er the initial procedure. It is recommended that you do not traumatize the skin again for a minimum of 4 weeks. 6 weeks is better but of course, your individual needs take precedence. 8 weeks is recommended aft er a lip procedure. Permanent make is the make up of the future and future is here.