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Thorough explanation of basic knowledge you need to know before undergoing medical permanent makeup

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Medical permanent makeup (hereinafter referred to as "permanent makeup"), which allows you to aim for your ideal eyes and mouth, does not have to worry about collapsing due to sweat or water, so you can keep it in a beautiful state even when exercising or eating .

Since it is a treatment that does not involve long downtime, it is considered to be a treatment that can be easily received, but since permanent makeup cannot be removed or corrected immediately, each eyebrow, eyeliner, and lip should be prevented from failing. It is important to know the characteristics of the procedure and the type of design.

In addition, in order to aim for a uniform finish with permanent makeup, it is necessary to undergo multiple treatments, and the duration is limited . Therefore, by knowing the required number of treatments in advance, it is possible to grasp the approximate time required for finishing, and it is necessary to know what to do when fading progresses after the duration has passed to maintain a beautiful finish. Will lead to.

Permanent makeup is a procedure that injects dye into the epidermis

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Permanent makeup is a pigment that is injected into the epidermis (0.01 mm to 0.03 mm), which is a very shallow layer of the skin, by injecting dye into the skin while making fine scratches using a medical needle. It is a medical practice that mainly applies eyebrows, eyeliner, and lip make-up . By applying permanent makeup to the desired area, you can aim for the ideal eyes and mouth, and you can shorten the time required for normal makeup.

Permanent makeup is different from normal makeup, and you can keep your eyes and mouth beautiful even when you sweat by exercising or when you swim in the pool. Nowadays, with the widespread use of treatment techniques that aim for a three-dimensional finish without any unnaturalness in each part, it is possible to reproduce hair and shades that are closer to the real thing.

Types of needles and treatment methods used in permanent makeup

Types of needles used in permanent makeup

There are various types of dedicated needles used when injecting dyes in permanent makeup. The type of needle is selected and used by the practitioner according to the desired design.

Needle type When finishing a set of 1 to 7 needle eyebrows, there is generally a tendency to use the 3-needle type.
Flat needle type Mainly used when injecting dye uniformly
Flat diagonal needle type Suitable for expressing diagonally angled needle gradations and drawing continuous lines

There are two types of treatment methods, needle injection and machine injection.

Tattoo machine

There are two types of permanent makeup, "needle injection" by hand and "machine injection" using a machine dedicated to permanent makeup, and the characteristics of the finish differ depending on each treatment method.

Needle injection reproduces natural and delicate design

Needle injection is a method in which the practitioner manually injects dye using a pen-shaped needle for permanent makeup . Since the dye is carefully injected one by one while checking the treatment site, there is an advantage that the natural hair flow and delicate color gradation, which are difficult to do with machine injection, can be reproduced .

However, since the finish depends greatly on the skill and experience of the practitioner, it is desirable to receive the treatment under a medical institution specializing in permanent makeup or a practitioner who has qualifications and training experience in permanent makeup. ..

Machine injection reproduces powder-like texture

Machine injection is a method of injecting dye with a digital device dedicated to permanent makeup, in which the needle attached to the tip vibrates automatically like a sewing machine . The treatment time tends to be shorter than that of needle injection, and it is said that there is less pain during the treatment because the dye can be injected at regular intervals.

The finish tends to give a soft impression as if it was drawn with powder, and it is suitable for those who are not good at pain, want to finish the treatment in a short time, or are worried about color unevenness. Machines have also been developed that can reproduce hand-like movements by adjusting the needle injection speed and strength, but the finish of the design, such as the natural coat of hair and shades of color that is close to the real thing, is a skillful treatment with many experiences. It is said that it is not as good as needle injection by a person.

Permanent Makeup Dye Types and Safety

Main types of dyes used in permanent makeup

There are various types of dyes used in permanent makeup, such as black, brown, red, white, and yellow, and by mixing them, you can get closer to the ideal color. There are many domestic and foreign dyes, but none of them are approved by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare .

The main types of dyes used in the treatment are as follows.

  • BioTouch Pure Pigments
  • Doreme Pigments
  • Perma Blend Pigments
Permanent makeup dyes contain metallic components

Like general cosmetics such as mascara and eye shadow, permanent makeup dyes all contain metal components such as iron oxide and titanium dioxide, and it is said that the cheaper the dye, the higher the metal component content. I will.

In general, dyes approved by the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration), which is the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare of Japan, have a low content of metal components, and it is basically harmless to inject them into the skin during treatment. On the other hand, KFDA (Korean Food and Drug Administration) approved dyes are obliged to sterilize bacteria that may adversely affect the human body, so some medical institutions indicate that KFDA approved dyes are highly safe. Not a few.

The types of permanent makeup dyes handled by each medical institution differ, so if you are concerned about what kind of dye is used by the medical institution considering the treatment, please check in advance from the contact information of each medical institution. please.

Consultation is required when undergoing an MRI examination after applying permanent makeup

Permanent makeup dyes, which contain a large amount of metal components such as iron oxide and titanium dioxide, are affected by the magnetic field generated during MRI examinations and have heat, which may burn the treated area. Those who do may not be able to undergo an MRI examination.

It is said that when the shape of the applied permanent makeup is close to a circle, the magnetic field generated by the MRI examination generates a spiral current, which makes it easier for the dye-injected area to generate heat. Therefore, if permanent makeup is applied to the upper and lower eyelines, the shape of the permanent makeup will be circular when the eyes are open and there is a risk of fever, so close your eyes and straighten the shape of the permanent makeup. It may be necessary to take measures such as undergoing an MRI examination while keeping the shape.

FDA-approved dyes, such as BioTouch dyes, have a trace amount of metal and are said to be able to undergo MRI examinations without problems even after treatment, but when undergoing MRI examinations to prevent the risk of burns, Please be sure to inform the medical institution that you are doing permanent makeup in advance and consult with us .

Permanent makeup certified as a medical practice in Japan

In Japan, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare recognized that permanent makeup is a medical practice in 2005. In the past, practitioners who did not have a medical license at beauty salons performed art make-up treatments at low cost, but due to infectious diseases caused by reusing equipment and practitioners with insufficient knowledge, they received incorrect treatments. It was implemented for the purpose of ensuring safety against the background of frequent troubles such as injecting dye into the dermis.

Therefore , only doctors and nurses who perform permanent makeup under the guidance of doctors are currently allowed to perform permanent makeup in Japan, and treatments by other companies are considered to be in violation of the Medical Practitioners Act. .. To prevent the risk of infections caused by incorrect treatment, be sure to have permanent makeup treated at a medical institution.

There is also permanent makeup as a medical assistance technology

Permanent makeup can be divided into two types according to the purpose of the treatment. The treatments performed in aesthetic medicine are called "cosmetic tattoos" , which are mainly applied to the eyebrows, eyeliner, and lips for aesthetic purposes .

On the other hand, medical treatment that reproduces damaged parts such as skin diseases such as vitiligo where part of the skin becomes lighter, eyebrows that are missing due to alopecia, areola and nipple lost due to illness or accident. Permanent makeup as an auxiliary technique is called "treatment tattoo" .

Both treatments are medical treatments in which dye is injected into the epidermis using a needle, and permanent makeup by a doctor or a practitioner other than a nurse who performs the treatment under the guidance of a doctor is a violation of the Medical Practitioners Act.

Advantages and disadvantages of permanent makeup

merit

  • You can keep a beautiful condition like makeup for a long time
  • Can solve problems such as light eyebrows and dark lips
  • Daily make-up time is shortened
  • Prevents makeup from collapsing because it does not fall off with sweat or water

Demerit

  • There is pain or downtime during the procedure
  • MRI examination may not be possible depending on the type of dye
  • Difficult to remove significantly or completely after treatment

Estimated duration of permanent makeup and required number of treatments

The duration is 1 to 3 years, and the depth of the skin on which the dye is injected is different from that of tattoos.

Image of difference in depth of dye injection

A subject often compared to permanent makeup is tattoos. The difference is that tattoos inject dye into the dermis, which is a layer deeper than the epidermis, as opposed to permanent makeup, which injects dye into the epidermis .

In the epidermis where dyes are injected with permanent makeup, skin cells are repeatedly reborn (turnover) by metabolism over a period of about 6 weeks, and the established pigments are gradually pushed up to the outside of the skin over the years. Eventually, it will be discharged to the outside of the body along with waste products such as dirt.

Therefore, the duration of permanent makeup is about 1 to 3 years after the completion of the treatment for eyebrows, eyeliner, and lips . Although the pigment does not disappear completely, there are individual differences in the rate at which discoloration progresses, and people with better metabolism tend to discolor the pigment more easily because skin cells are reborn faster.

On the other hand, since the dermis is a layer of skin that does not undergo turnover, the injected dye is not naturally discharged from the body and remains inside the skin, so the duration of the tattoo is considered to be semi-permanent. I will. In addition, tattoos are removed by medical laser corresponding to each pigment or skin grafting in surgery.

Permanent makeup fading can be supplemented by retouching (correction)

If many years have passed since you received permanent makeup and you are concerned about the thinness due to the fading of the pigment, you can compensate for the fading by undergoing retouching (correction) . By undergoing a retouching procedure in which the dye is injected again into the area where the dye has become thin, you can adjust the color and fine-tune the design to maintain a beautiful permanent makeup condition.

It is recommended to perform retouching regardless of the part of the eyebrows, eyeliner, or lip, one to one and a half years after receiving the previous treatment, or when you are concerned about the thinness of the applied permanent makeup. It has been.

Multiple treatments are required to achieve a beautiful finish

The exact number of times varies depending on the desired eyebrow, eyeliner, and lip design, but in most cases, multiple treatments are required to achieve a beautiful finish with the pigment firmly fixed by permanent makeup. There are few cases where the pigment is firmly fixed in one treatment, and in the first treatment, it is common to lay the foundation for the desired design and repeat the treatment two to four times to aim for the ideal finish. It is a target.

In addition, permanent makeup injects dye at the same time as making fine scratches on the epidermis with a needle, but if bleeding occurs during the procedure, the injected dye will flow out of the body together with blood and the dye will settle. It is said that it becomes difficult to do. In particular, the skin of the lips is thin, and bleeding is likely to occur due to damage to small blood vessels under the skin during the procedure, making it difficult for the pigment to settle.

Receive the second and subsequent treatments at intervals of 2 to 3 weeks

When receiving the second and subsequent permanent makeup treatments, it is recommended that the epidermis damaged by the previous treatment be healed over a period of 2 to 3 weeks . From the second time onward, the dye is firmly fixed by injecting the dye again on the same part as the previous time, and fine adjustment of the design such as fine lines, fur, and shade of color is made according to the desired finish. To go.

In addition, since permanent makeup is generally performed multiple times, many medical institutions use two treatments as one set.

History of permanent makeup in Japan, technology and design for each part

Permanent makeup began to be performed in Japan in the 1980s. At that time, the purpose was "makeup that does not come off with sweat or water", so the method of injecting dye evenly was used in the treatment, and most of the finish was unnatural without a three-dimensional effect. However, since the 2010s, with the development and spread of permanent makeup technology, it has become possible to reproduce fine coats and shades of color, and it has become possible to aim for a natural finish with a three-dimensional effect. ..

The following are the main techniques used for each part of the eyebrows, eyeliner, and lips in recent permanent makeup.

Techniques used in eyebrow permanent makeup

1D (area) 2D (area + gradation)
A technique called "area" that does not express shades of color from the inside of the eyebrows to the outside of the eyebrows, and finishes by injecting dye evenly. The finish is as simple as drawn with an eyebrow pencil, and it is difficult to create a three-dimensional effect. In addition to the basic 1D technology, a technology that creates a three-dimensional appearance by applying gradation to the line from the inside of the eyebrow to the end of the eyebrow.
3D (stroke) 4D (gradation + stroke)
A technique called "stroke" that reproduces the natural flow of hair by drawing fine hairs on the eyebrows one by one, and finishes it so that it looks like a real eyebrow. How to draw hair that requires high skill using both 2D and 3D
By applying 3D based on 2D, natural hair flow and three-dimensional effect are reproduced, and the eyebrows have a texture closer to the real thing.

The techniques used in eyebrow permanent makeup vary from medical institution to medical institution. Each technique has different finish characteristics, so when considering a procedure, check with each medical institution to see if there is a technique that can reproduce the image of the eyebrows you desire.

Design points in eyebrow permanent makeup

When deciding on the design of permanent makeup to be applied to the eyebrows, draw guidelines using a special tool such as a graduated compass, and then based on the ideal finish, line thickness, shape, color, etc. Check for the presence of gradation. In addition, the design to be applied is based on the following "golden ratio" that people generally feel beautiful, and by making fine adjustments according to the skeleton and contour of each person's face, a design failure such as "only the eyebrows appear to float" It is possible to prevent.

Golden ratio of eyebrows

Golden ratio of eyebrows

The inner corner of the eyebrow is set on the extension of the nose

The skeleton stands out when the inner corner of the eyebrow is on the extension of the nose, which is the line that naturally connects to the nose. The inner corner of the eyebrow is considered to be the part that greatly affects the impression of the face, and when this line moves toward the center, it gives a crisp impression, and when it moves away from the center, it gives a gentle impression.

Bizan is set between the outside of the black eye and the outer corner of the eye

It is said that setting the Mt. Bizan directly above the area from the outside of the black eye to the outer corner of the eye will give a well-balanced and natural finish. When Mt. Bizan is outside the outer corner of the eye, the entire face appears to spread horizontally, and when Mt. Bizan is closer to the inside than the black eye, the facial parts are closer to the center.

The outer corner of the eyebrow is set on the nose or the corner of the mouth and the outer corner of the eye

If you set the outer corners of the eyebrows on the extension lines of the corners of the mouth and the outer corners of the eyes, the facial features will look tighter. The ideal design is to draw a long eyebrow line up to the extension of the nose and the outer corner of the eye, and the height of the outer corner of the eyebrow looks the same as the inner corner of the eyebrow or slightly above the inner corner of the eyebrow.

Technology used in eyeliner permanent makeup

Simple line Simple tail line
A finishing technique that reproduces the natural eyeline by finely injecting dye to fill the gaps in the eyelashes. By filling the gaps in the eyelashes, it looks like the eyelashes are growing thicker and more. In addition to the simple line, a design called "tail" that extends the outer corner of the eye is applied. The width of the eyeline is wider than the simple line, and the eyeliner looks like a make-up.
Tail line + eye shadow Male eyeliner
In addition to the tail design, by applying a "gradation technique" that creates shades toward the eyelids, the technology that reproduces the texture of eye shadow is emphasized, and the eyes have a strong presence. Easy to finish Eyeliner art make-up technology mainly for men By injecting dye into the roots of the eyelashes in dots rather than linearly, you can create an impressive eyeliner without any unnaturalness. Finish

Permanent makeup on the eyeliner can be applied regardless of the shape of the eyelids, such as single or double . There are three eyeliner areas where the dye can be injected: outline (outside the lash line), natural line (line along the lash line), and inline (inside the lash line). It is also possible to set the eyeliner or select either the top or bottom.

Design points for eyeliner permanent makeup

If the line from the center of the upper eyelid to the outer corner of the eye is designed to be slightly raised, the outer corner of the eye will be tightened and it will be easier to finish the eye with a crisp impression. You can produce the original. Also, by fine-tuning the design with reference to the following golden ratio, which shows the balance between the vertical and horizontal widths of the eyes and the balance between the vertical width and the upper eyelids, which are generally considered to be beautiful, you can make your own facial features. It is possible to decide the eyeliner that suits you.

Golden ratio around the eyes

Golden ratio around the eyes

The ratio of the vertical width of the eyes to the horizontal width of the eyes is 1: 3.

The vertical width of the eye is the length from the hairline of the upper lashes to the bottom of the black eye, and the horizontal width is the length from the inner corner of the eye to the outer corner of the eye. It is generally said that "1: 3" is a beautiful balance between the vertical and horizontal widths of the eyes, and if the vertical width is not enough for the horizontal width, use permanent makeup to make the eyeliner of the upper eyelid thicker and the vertical width. If the width is not enough, pull the eyeliner to the outer corner of the eye to get closer to the golden ratio.

The ratio of the vertical width of the eyes to the width of the eyelids is 1: 1

The width of the eyelids is the length from the eyebrows to the hairline of the upper lashes. If the width of the eyelids is wider than the vertical width of the eyes, apply a thicker eyeliner on the upper eyelids with permanent makeup to widen the vertical width of the eyes, and the balance is generally considered to be beautiful. It approaches "1".

Techniques used in lip art make-up

Full lip Lip line
Technology that covers the original color and shape of the lips by injecting dye into the entire lips It is possible to greatly change the impression of the lips by creating a mountain of lips and applying bright and vivid colors. Technology to inject dye only into the lip line (outline of the lips) If the shape of the lips is blurred, the contour can be supplemented, and if the lips are thin, it is possible to finish the lips with a three-dimensional effect.
Half line lip Shadow lip
A technology that gives an impressive lip with a strong presence by applying a lip line to shape the contour of the lips and then adding a gradation of color to the inside. Technology to create a natural look without a make-up feeling without emphasizing the contours of the lips like lip lines

There are four main types of design techniques used in lip art make-up, although it varies slightly depending on the medical institution. Each technique has its own finish characteristics, so it is important to select one that matches your ideal lip image.

Design points in lip art make-up

In the mouth, the ratio of upper lip to lower lip is generally considered to be "1: 1.3 to 1.5", which makes it look beautiful. For example, just because you want to make your lips voluminous and plump, you have an excessive overline. If you apply the design, the balance may be lost and you may feel discomfort such as the lips appearing to float on the entire face.

In order to prevent design failure in lip art make-up, understand that the design that suits your favorite design may be different, and decide the shape and color while incorporating the objective opinion of the practitioner. Can be said to be important.

Choose a color that goes well with your skin tone

When applying permanent makeup on your lips, if you choose a color that does not suit your skin tone, your lips may appear to float. Japanese skin is often categorized as either "yellowish yellow base" or "bluish blue base", and each type has a different lip color that suits it, so it is suitable for your own skin color. It is necessary to make a selection while checking how the color of the dye looks.

In addition, permanent makeup cannot be removed immediately, and there are individual differences in the appearance of color and the degree of color development, so those who desire a deep and vivid color should consult with the practitioner. Please decide carefully while receiving objective advice .

Permanent makeup pain and downtime

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Pain during permanent makeup

Permanent makeup is performed using anesthesia for the eyebrows, eyeliner, and lips, so you will hardly feel any pain during the procedure while the anesthesia is fully effective. Since the eyeliner and lip are very delicate areas where irritation is easily felt , local anesthesia may be used in addition to the anesthetic cream.

There are individual differences in the degree of pain, and it also depends on the skin's sensitivity to external stimuli during menstruation and the physical condition of the day, so be sure to take sufficient rest the day before the procedure. .. Also, if you are not good at pain, it is a good idea to choose a medical institution that uses multiple anesthesia when considering the procedure.

Downtime due to permanent makeup

About 3 days after receiving the treatment, you may feel a tingling pain in the treated area. In addition, swelling and redness may occur at the treatment site due to bleeding and internal bleeding, but it tends to subside in about 2 to 7 days.

Makeup other than the area where the dye was injected is possible immediately after the treatment, but it is recommended to refrain from making up because the cleansing agent cannot be used for about a week to prevent irritation to the treatment area. During downtime, a scab may appear on the treated area, causing the color to appear temporarily dark, but when it comes off, it is said to settle down to the original color of permanent makeup.

If you forcibly remove the scab that occurs during downtime, the permanent makeup pigment may also come off, so be careful not to touch it more than necessary until the scab comes off naturally. Also, to prevent the risk of infection, please refrain from using false eyelash extensions, false eyelashes, and eyelash perms during permanent makeup downtime at Eyeliner.

Estimated progress in eyebrow permanent makeup

Immediately after the procedure (on the day)・ Redness or swelling may appear at the treatment site. ・ Pain may be felt.
2-3 days later・ Redness and swelling begin to subside ・ Scabs form on the eyebrows and itching occurs ・ The scabs make the eyebrows feel temporarily thickened
5-7 days later・ The scab begins to peel off ・ The natural color begins to settle down

Estimated progress in eyeliner permanent makeup

Immediately after the procedure (on the day)・ Redness or swelling may appear at the treatment site. ・ Pain may be felt.
2-4 days later・ Redness and pain begin to subside. ・ Scabs may appear and the color of the eyeliner may appear uneven.
5-7 days later・ The scab begins to peel off ・ The color of the eyeliner begins to become familiar

Estimated progress in lip art makeup treatment

Immediately after the procedure (on the day)・ Swelling of the lips ・ May feel tingling pain
2-3 days later・ Swelling begins to subside ・ Pain begins to subside ・ Scabs or dryness on the lips
4-7 days later・ Estimated swelling to subside ・ Scabs begin to peel off ・ Lips may dry and thin skin may peel off
10-14 days later・ A guideline for calming the dryness of the lips ・ The color of the lips begins to become familiar

How to remove permanent makeup ・ What you need to know in advance

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How to remove permanent makeup

There are several ways to make the applied permanent makeup inconspicuous, such as a medical laser that acts in response to a specific pigment, the use of a removal cream, and skin color correction, all of which remove the pigment completely. Is difficult.

Removal method Adaptation Removal of dyes containing a large amount of metal components
Pico laser Black pigment mainly used for eyebrows and eyeliner
Q-switch yag laser Black pigment mainly used for eyebrows and eyeliner
CO2 laser Red, green, yellow, etc. are possible regardless of the color of the pigment
Removal cream Red, green, yellow, etc. are possible regardless of the color of the pigment
surgery Red, green, yellow, etc. are possible regardless of the color of the pigment
Skin color correction Red, green, yellow, etc. are possible regardless of the color of the pigment

Removal with pico laser / Q-switch yag laser

Pico lasers and Q-switched lasers are the most commonly selected methods for removing permanent makeup. The pico laser can break melanin into small pieces by the shock wave generated when the laser is irradiated in an extremely short irradiation time, and the Q-switched yag laser is a laser that reacts only with melanin and exerts a thermal effect without damaging the surrounding tissue. This is a method that you can aim for removal.

Both methods can make the pigment inconspicuous by irradiating it with a laser that acts in response to the permanent makeup pigment present on the epidermis, but it is mainly compared to the black pigment used for the eyebrows and eyeliner. It is said that it is hard to react to the red pigment used in the lip. In addition, it is difficult to aim for complete removal with one treatment, and it is necessary to repeat the treatment in order to make the pigment stand out.

CO2 laser removal

The C02 laser (carbon dioxide laser) has the effect of instantly evaporating (vaporizing) the skin tissue at the irradiated site by irradiating a laser that reacts with the water present under the skin to generate high heat. It is a method of removing pigmented areas by scraping off the entire epidermis. It is effective for colorful pigments such as red, and it is also possible to remove dyes that contain a lot of metal components.

However, since the heat generated by laser irradiation damages the tissue around the irradiated area, the skin tends to have redness and dents immediately after the procedure, which tends to cause downtime of about 1 to 3 months.

Removal with removal cream

As an external medicine, there are removal creams for permanent makeup that contain ingredients that can be expected to promote the turnover of the epidermis, but it takes about half a year to a year for the pigment to become thin, and it is used patiently until then. You have to keep going. While dyes containing a large amount of metal components are also indicated regardless of the color of the pigment, there are many risks such as redness remaining on the skin.

Surgical removal

There are also methods such as surgical operation using a scalpel to remove the part where the permanent makeup pigment is established together with the skin and then suturing the incision part, or removing it by skin grafting. Surgical removal is a method regardless of the color of the pigment or the presence or absence of metallic components, but it involves a long-term downtime due to the incision of the skin and the risk of scarring the surgical site. I will.

Skin color correction

This is a method to make the dye inconspicuous by injecting a skin-colored dye over the previously applied permanent makeup. It is considered to be a high-risk method because there are few cases where it matches your skin color perfectly and it may cause discomfort, and the finish depends on the skill of the practitioner. Therefore, it is important to carefully consider skin color correction and select a medical institution or practitioner who has a large number of skin color correction treatments and has a proven track record when undergoing treatment.

All of these removal methods are not only burdensome to the body but also financially burdensome, so it is important to carefully check with the practitioner about the design such as shape and color when applying permanent makeup.

Complications and risks of permanent makeup

  • Itching, swelling, redness, laterality, line distortion, dye bleeding at the treatment site
  • Needle bleeding, internal bleeding, infectious diseases, dye allergies
  • Dry eye (when in-line treatment is performed with eyeliner permanent makeup)
  • Herpes labialis (for permanent makeup of lips)

Medical devices such as needles used in permanent makeup are usually not reused from a hygienic point of view. However, in the unlikely event that the practitioner reuses the needle once used , there is a risk of infectious diseases such as hepatitis B and AIDS due to blood infection . In order to prevent the risk of infectious diseases, please confirm in advance the hygiene management system such as whether disposable needles are used at medical institutions when undergoing treatment.

If you are allergic to the dyes you use, you may experience inflammation or swelling at the treatment site. Therefore, it is recommended to take a patch test in advance for permanent makeup, and if the patch test shows that there is a risk of causing an excessive allergic reaction and causing serious symptoms, the procedure is performed. I can't.

Those who cannot receive treatment

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  • Those who may be pregnant, pregnant and infertility treatment
  • Those who want eyeliner for the upper eyelids and cannot remove the eyelash extensions / glaucoma
  • Those who have unhealed surgical scars, trauma, inflammation, etc. at the treatment site
  • Those with skin diseases at the treatment site, those with keloid constitution
  • Infectious diseases (AIDS, hepatitis C, hepatitis B), hemophilia
  • Lip Permanent Makeup is not possible if herpes labialis blisters remain on the lips

Those who cannot receive treatment without the permission of the attending physician

  • People with heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure
  • Those who have finished cancer treatment
  • Those who are using anticoagulants and steroids
  • Those who have autoimmune diseases (Graves' disease, Hashimoto's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.)
  • Those who are undergoing other cosmetological treatments at the treatment site and are in downtime

Precautions when receiving permanent makeup

Before receiving the treatment

  • Refrain from drinking alcohol or caffeine from the day before the procedure to the day of the procedure
  • Refrain from sunburn about 2 weeks before the procedure
  • If the treatment is on the eyebrows, refrain from using eyebrow tints that temporarily stain the eyebrows for about 4 weeks.
  • If you are applying to the eyeliner, remove the eyelash extensions before the procedure.
  • If you are treating the eyeliner, bring glasses to remove the contact lenses and perform the procedure.

After receiving the treatment

  • Avoid bathing and washing your face on the day of the procedure to avoid getting the treated area wet.
  • Use an ointment such as petrolatum prescribed by a medical institution for about 3 to 7 days.
  • Refrain from excessive drinking and exercise during downtime
  • Refrain from bathing or sauna during downtime (shower allowed)
  • Refrain from swimming in the pool or swimming for about 2 weeks
  • Be careful not to touch or scratch the procedure more than necessary

Many failures in permanent makeup

Permanent makeup is said to be a more casual procedure than a surgical procedure that involves an incision in the skin. However, it is difficult to remove it immediately, so it is important to carefully check the part, shape, and color of the permanent makeup to be applied in order to prevent design mistakes such as different finishes.

Different from the image design I expected

If there is a difference in the perception of the finished image between yourself and the practitioner, the design may differ from the image .

For example, in the case of eyebrow permanent makeup that is finer or shorter than the ideal line, or if the color is light, it can be corrected by making fine adjustments in the next treatment. However, if the line is thicker or longer than the ideal line, or if the color is too dark, it cannot be corrected immediately, so it is necessary to remove it with a laser or removal cream.

The finished color is uneven

Permanent makeup rarely completely fixes the pigment in a single treatment, so color unevenness may occur . If there is color unevenness after the first treatment, it is possible to aim for a beautiful finish without color unevenness by undergoing the second and subsequent treatments.

In addition, if color unevenness occurs due to fading over time, it can be compensated by undergoing retouching.

Permanent makeup procedure flow and fee

(1) Counseling / examination

The doctor and the practitioner check the treatment site and physical condition, and decide the shape and color while referring to the usual makeup. It is common to choose the color to match the impression of the face. For example, in the case of eyebrows, the practitioner proposes an appropriate color while looking at the original thickness, color, amount, and skin color of the eyebrows. Will be done. Regarding the treatment method, it is important to consider whether to use needle injection or machine injection while showing the practitioner's achievements and case photos, and convey your wishes.

(2) Design drawing

While looking at the balance and skeleton of the face, use a special pencil to draft the design on the face. While looking in the mirror, check the dye injection site and overall balance, and make fine adjustments to aim for the ideal design.

(3) Anesthesia

Apply an anesthetic cream to relieve the pain caused by the procedure and leave it for about 30 minutes. Depending on the medical institution, local anesthesia may be used in addition to the anesthesia clinic, so if you are vulnerable to pain, please tell your doctor at the time of counseling.

(4) Treatment

According to the decided design, the dye is injected into the epidermis by needle injection or machine injection.

(5) Cooling

Immediately after the treatment, a tingling sensation may occur at the treatment site. If there is a feeling of heat, cool it to control it.

(6) After-counseling / end

You will receive explanations about precautions after treatment and home care. In addition, there are many medical institutions that divide the treatment into two and gradually fix the pigment. You can check the finish of the first treatment and adjust it in the second treatment if you have any concerns or discomfort. Therefore, if you need the second and subsequent treatments, make a reservation and go home.

Estimated treatment time for each site

The guideline for the treatment time per treatment varies depending on the range of dye injection, but in general, the treatment time tends to be shorter for machine injection, which allows quick treatment over a wide area. The guideline for the required time for each part is as follows.

Part time
eyebrow About 2 hours and 30 minutes
Eyeline About 2 hours
lip About 3 hours

Permanent Makeup Price

Permanent makeup is not covered by insurance because it is a free medical treatment, and the fee varies depending on each medical institution. The general charges for permanent makeup in each part are as follows.

Part Fee per treatment Retouch fee
eyebrow 40,000 yen to 90,000 yen 30,000 yen to 60,000 yen (excluding tax)
Eyeline 30,000 yen to 90,000 yen 30,000 yen to 60,000 yen (excluding tax)
lip 50,000 yen to 120,000 yen 40,000 yen-60,000 yen (excluding tax)

How to choose a medical institution to receive permanent makeup

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Permanent makeup is a medical practice that can only be performed by a doctor or a nurse who performs the treatment under the guidance of a doctor, so be sure to receive treatment at a medical institution to prevent troubles and failures . By undergoing treatment at medical institutions such as cosmetic surgery, plastic surgery, and dermatology, which have a wealth of experience in permanent makeup, it is possible to aim for the finish of eyebrows, eyeliner, and lips that match your facial features .

It is also an important point to check what kind of hygiene management is being carried out. If you are a medical institution that opens the needle in front of the patient at the time of treatment or a medical institution that thoroughly manages hygiene such as sterilization of instruments, there is a risk of infectious diseases such as AIDS and hepatitis B and C due to blood infection. It is safe to prevent.

If you are uncertain about choosing a medical institution, appoint a practitioner who is in charge of the case with a finish close to your ideal, based on the actual case photos posted on the website of each medical institution. You also have the option of doing so.

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