Permanent make-up (PMU) offers clients a long-lasting pleasure of always having great-looking eyebrows, eyeliner and lips effortlessly
PMU which stands for permanent make-up, is also known as micropigmentation. Some refer to micropigmentation as cosmetic tattooing, which is inaccurate. The principle may be similar to tattooing in that a permanent pigment is implanted into the skin, but the procedure, pigments and devices used are rather different.
The procedure involves the use of a hand-held device that punctures the skin hundreds of times per minute with a very thin needle and pushes the pigment into the desired location.
Permanent make-up or micropigmentation can be used to highlight strong points and correct or camouflage defects. Micropigmentation has many applications, but the most popular are:
• Eyebrows – hair stroke or shaded
• Lips – lip liner
• Eyes – eyeliner
The treatment can also be used to reconstruct the nipple and areola area of the breast.
People typically go for micropigmentation either because they have physical limitations that make applying makeup difficult on a regular basis, or simply as a way to save time. People with alopecia, a form of hair loss, may choose micropigmentation to create an appearance of eyebrows where the hair has been lost.