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What are the risks of getting permanent makeup?

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Complications from permanent makeup are rare but can include infection or allergic reactions to the tattoo dye. To prevent them, check your tattoo artist's credentials carefully. Ask to speak with former clients and to see before-and-after photographs. To avoid infections and make sure you get good results, it's important to work with a licensed aesthetician, ideally one recommended by a cosmetic surgeon. Make sure the aesthetician uses sterile gloves and sterilized equipment.

From: Permanent Makeup WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

FDA: "Tattoos & Permanent Makeup."

American Academy of Micropigmentation: " Ten Questions to Ask About Permanent Makeup."

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery: "Micropigmentation."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on February 12, 2019

SOURCES:

FDA: "Tattoos & Permanent Makeup."

American Academy of Micropigmentation: " Ten Questions to Ask About Permanent Makeup."

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery: "Micropigmentation."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on February 12, 2019

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