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What happens during permanent makeup application?

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After you will choose the color, based on advice and suggestions from the makeup artist, the technician will use a sterile surgical pen to sketch the area to be tattooed and then put an anesthetic gel on your skin.

Using a hollow, vibrating needle, the technician will apply the pigment into the top layer of the skin. Each time the needle penetrates your skin, a droplet of pigment is released into the hole the needle makes. You'll feel a slight stinging.

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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