Permanent makeup and pigment spots: hide or show?

The area of ​​application of permanent makeup is much wider than the “eyebrows-lips-arrows” trinity. Yes, it makes the facial features brighter, but also transforms the skin, for example, helps to hide some of its defects. For people who have pigmented spots, this is a real opportunity to get a smooth skin tone, get rid of complexes, improve the quality of life without resorting to aggressive cosmetic procedures and even more so of surgery. For those who want to add piquancy to their appearance, permanent makeup also offers a solution – the creation of artificial pigment spots. But first things first.

Masking of pigment spots

Dermography is a kind of tattooing with the aim of masking the skin imperfections that appeared due to the pigmentation disorder. This technique is an alternative to grinding, laser and exposure to acids. However, dermography has a weighty advantage – it does not destroy the epidermal cells, but retains the structure of the skin, while aligning its color.

The skin tone is determined by four pigments: melanin (brown color), carotene (yellow color), hemoglobin (red color) and hemoglobin recovered (blue color). Sometimes the ratio of these elements gets disrupted, and spots of different shades, shapes and sizes appear on the skin.

In itself, a pigmentation disorder is not a disease. This is always the result of some disease, changes in the hormonal background, lack of vitamins and minerals, aggressive environmental influences and other factors. Some benign blemishes can occur with drug treatment, while malignant ones require surgical removal. Therefore, it is very important that before the session of dermography the client obtains the approval of a dermatologist, and in some cases also an oncologist.

So, let’s see what kinds of pigmentation disorder exist in nature.

  1. Leucoderma – spots of white or light pink color, the appearance of which is associated with a decrease in melanin or its complete absence. Vitiligo is an example of this type.
  2. Melanoderma – light brown or dark spots associated with hyperpigmentation and elevated levels of melanin. This class includes freckles, chloasma, moles, birthmarks, melanomas.
  3. Gray-blue dyspigmentation accompanied by the deposition of melanin in the skin or non-melanin changes in it.

Dye selection is a key step in dermography. Taking into account the type of education and the skin tone of the client, the artist mixes several colors to achieve the desired color – it must fully correspond to the natural tone of the skin. A lighter / darker or cooler / warmer shade of the color will be noticeable and in the future will require a series of corrective tattoo sessions or daily masking with a makeup. It is unlikely that such a result can be called satisfactory. For this reason, an artist working in camouflage technique must have an excellent vision and knowledge of color.

It is equally important that during the session an artist fixes the proportions of the pigments used in the client’s card. This information is useful in the following cases:

– With planned correction in a month;

– After a couple of years, when the pigment will lose its saturation and re-pigmentation will be required;

– In case if in due course the center of a pigmentary stain becomes more and the artist should “finish” borders.

After permanent makeup procedure, the treated area requires the same care as with any other kind of micropigmentation: do not soak treated area the first 5-10 days, do not rip off the crust, work with ointment, avoid visiting the sauna/pool, and do not apply decorative cosmetics and creams on the area of exposure until complete healing.

Pros of masking pigment spots by dermography:

– A small number of sessions;

– Good tolerability;

– Short term of rehabilitation;

– It doesn’t break the structure of the skin;

– High efficiency.

Disadvantages of masking pigment spots by dermography:

– On the tanned or reddened skin, the area of exposure may differ in tone;

– In a few years correction is required;

– The difficulty in selecting the right shade of pigment.

Freckles and moles – a trend in permanent makeup

If for some people the disturbance of pigmentation is the cause of the complexes and psychological discomfort, then for others this is nothing more than a piquant feature.

Take, for example, celebrities: Cindy Crawford, Enrique Iglesias, Eva Mendes. Would they be able to achieve popularity and fall in love with the public, if they were not very prominent moles on their faces? No wonder they say that you can forget a beautiful face, but never a birthmark.

This opinion was maintained even in the middle ages: then the court ladies often glued a small mole over the lip or on the cheek. Surprisingly, the fashion for artificial moles has survived to this day! Only today they are made in a cosmetology room by a tattoo master. The color, size, location of the birthmark are agreed in advance and approved at the sketch stage. The procedure takes a minimum of time and is widely available.

Artificial birthmark is no surprise, but freckles – this is quite surprising. Recently, in the field of permanent makeup, a new trend appeared – “painted” freckles. Such a procedure is performed by girls who are not afraid of experiments, they want to give their image a pretty face and emphasize a provocative nature. As a rule, the pigment is chosen darker than the skin tone by only 1-2 tones. Immediately after the session, freckles look like dark brown dots. The final result can be judged only after a week, when the pigment will get accustomed and become lighter. It is claimed that the tattoo will last for 2 years, after which the tattooed freckles will disappear.

Despite the fact that the trend has appeared recently, it has already found many opponents who say that fashion is too changeable. If the client wants to get rid of the created freckles, erasing them will be more difficult than with the natural ones.

Taking into account all of the above, it is possible to sum up: not every violation of pigmentation is a disadvantage. But if the stains on the skin interfere with full-fledged life, the client should make a decision to remove or mask defects only in conjunction with the attending physician and dermatologist!

Related posts:

No Comments Yet

Leave a Reply

Войти с помощью: 

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>