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A myth or two

Is Permanent makeup is absorbed into the body over time.

Not really. People notice that the makeup pigment fades over time and interpret this to mean there is less actual pigment left, so it must go somewhere! Really, the colour does fade, but it the paint on a house fades it doesn’t mean that the paint disappears, only that it changes colour, to something less intense. The pigments used in permanent makeup fade sue to UV light sun exposure. Some pigment last a little longer than others, and some individuals seem to have less fading than others, but eventually it all fades. Reabsorption does not appear to be a factor at all.

Is permanent makeup different to semi-permanent makeup?

Permanent makeup and semi-permanent makeup are the same thing. The English language has a few oddities like that – flammable and inflammable mean the same thing. At least the term semi-permanent makeup is more honest; it acknowledges that the result will fade.

Doesn’t ‘organic’ mean natural and ‘Inorganic’ mean artificial? Isn’t ‘natural’ better?

The ‘Organic’ and ‘inorganic’ label refer to the branches of chemistry. Organic chemistry is concerned with compounds containing carbon and hydrogen atoms, as living (organic) creatures are composed of these. Inorganic chemistry is concerned with other atoms and compounds. Both of these are equally natural, they occur in nature.

All pigments are created in a laboratory and factory; all pigments are artificially manufactured. Neither organic nor inorganic pigments are more or less natural.

Because organic compounds are similar to chemical compound in our own body they can react with our own biology, sometime in a very negative way. A chemical that is similar to our own biological chemicals, but not quite the same, can cause us problems as the body tries to use it in the way it uses its own substances; this is like additives in food, they work in a manner similar to regular food, but with side effects. This is undesirable when we want to colour the skin.

From practical experience inorganic pigments cause fewer issues that organic ones. They tend to not react with the human body. They are no more or less natural that organic pigments, but they look more natural when used to Make up the face.

Shouldn’t pigments be FDA Approved?

Cosmetic products do not require FDA (Food and Drug administration) approval. Companies are expected to use safe ingredient and must label products accurately, but nothing more. No permanent makeup pigments have FDA approval or disapproval because it is not really the FDA’s area. Look at the reputation and history of individual manufactures to see if the products are safe.

Permanent makeup, is it like tattooing or not.

The short answer is that it is very much like tattooing . The longer answer is that, while the techniques are similar they are not identical. The face has thinner skin than most of the body and requires a delicate approach and a finer needle. Also, tattoos are about creating an artificial image, albeit an attractive one; makeup is about looking as natural as possible, only better. These are very different approaches.

Body tattoos are very permanent, being deep under the skin. Permanent makeup is not as deep, and as it fades over time it cannot really be considered really permanent.

Tattoo parlours advise against tattoos on the face; permanent makeup is concerned almost entirely with the face. The equipment, the objectives, the pigments and the areas of the body are different for tattooing and permanent makeup; almost nobody performs both services.

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