How To Avoid Permanent Makeup Failures

Learn how to avoid Permanent Makeup (PMU) failures

Do you know what to look for when considering a permanent makeup procedure? Many are enticed by the seemingly easy and low-maintenance beauty option, only to be left with disastrous results.

Permanent makeup, also known as micropigmentation or cosmetic tattooing, can be a convenient option for many people. However, when done incorrectly, it can lead to a variety of physical and emotional consequences. Here are some potential issues:

PMU Work Gone Wrong Done By Other Artists

In many cases we are able to correct botched PMU procedures.

1. Physical Consequences:

  1. Infections and Allergic Reactions: Permanent makeup involves penetrating the skin. If proper hygiene isn't maintained or if the equipment used is not sterilized, it can lead to skin infections. Some people may also have allergic reactions to the pigments used.

  2. Scarring: Poor techniques can result in skin trauma that causes scarring, both visible and micro-scarring, which can affect the skin texture.

  3. Poor Pigment Placement: If the practitioner is not skilled, they might place the pigment too deep, causing a blurry or blotchy appearance. In contrast, if the pigment is not placed deep enough, it can fade rapidly.

  4. Incorrect Color: In some cases, the color may not match the client's skin tone or personal preference. This can be due to incorrect choice of pigment, pigment migration, or pigment change over time (as some pigments can change color with exposure to sunlight or due to body chemistry).

  5. Uneven or Asymmetrical Results: The end results could be uneven or asymmetrical if the practitioner lacks skill, precision, and an eye for symmetry.

2. Emotional Consequences:

  1. Disappointment and Regret: The client may feel disappointed and regretful if the results do not meet their expectations.

  2. Embarrassment and Self-Consciousness: Poor results can also cause embarrassment and make a person feel self-conscious about their appearance.

  3. Anxiety and Stress: Dealing with the aftermath of a poorly done permanent makeup treatment can lead to anxiety and stress, especially when considering corrective measures or the permanence of the results.

3. Avoiding Pitfalls:

  1. Research the Practitioner: Ensure the person carrying out the procedure is a certified professional with extensive experience and a strong portfolio. Look for client reviews and testimonials.

  2. Consultation: Use the consultation to discuss your expectations and any concerns. The professional should be able to provide guidance on color choice, shape, and technique.

  3. Check Hygiene Standards: The clinic should follow high standards of cleanliness and hygiene to minimize infection risks. All equipment should be sterilized.

  4. Patch Test: If possible, have a patch test done to rule out any allergic reactions to the pigments.

  5. Aftercare Guidance: Follow all aftercare instructions to ensure proper healing and color retention.

  6. Realistic Expectations: Keep in mind that while permanent makeup can enhance your features, it has its limitations. The result also depends on factors like skin type, age, lifestyle, and the body’s individual healing process.

Permanent Makeup (PMU) treatments will require touchups

Remember that, while most of these procedures are considered permanent, they often require touch-ups over time due to fading. Also, if there are any complications or dissatisfaction, it's worth discussing with a professional about possible corrective options, including laser tattoo removal or additional micropigmentation.

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Lee-Ann Naidoo
Lee-Ann Naidoo
2 November 2023
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26 October 2023
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22 October 2023
I haven't used their services but have been following them for quite some time and always see great results and positive reviews.
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Ashley Olson Alberts
22 October 2023
Professional services. Highly recommend. Extremely happy with my PMU done by Sabine.
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22 October 2023
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22 October 2023
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24 September 2023
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22 September 2023
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17 August 2023
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