Permanent make-up is known worldwide for many years
and its popularity is increasing, as well as requirements
to procedure quality. The days when women, attempting
to improve their appearance in a yet unknown way and
attracted by low prices, did not pay attention to proceeding
conditions, have long gone. Nowadays many clients, schooled
in twists and turns of cosmetology, watch the work of
the master thoughtfully. They want minimal skin strain,
no swelling or deformation, modern equipment, first
class pigments, correct selection of anesthesia and
expert before- and after care service.
Unfortunately, sometimes clients' claims exceed their
competence and they are expressing that by their wish
to dictate upon the master their needs, despite their
obvious contradiction to laws of make-up design and
good taste. In this case the cosmetician cannot fully
show his skill and finds himself, as they say, between
Scylla and Charybdis: on the one hand, resistance to
wishes of the client causes the beauty shop director's
indignation, and on the other hand, the professional
ambition and ethics do not allow to follow thoughtlessly
the ladies' fancies to the detriment of work quality.
Momentary financial interest very often wins and insufficient
professionalism does not allow to protect the opinion
before the client that eventually disserves her - indeed,
the hasty decision forms her outlook for the nearest
2-5 years. There are also claims to the masters' work
quality that appear to be just. Not unusual are also
the cases (discussed in press and influencing public
opinion) of bad performance of permanent make-up procedures
which are the dim and blurred eyelid lines, incorrectly
processed lip contours, sharp change of eyebrow color
of down to red or dark blue.
The reasons of these annoying failures are obvious.
Most often it is the masters' low professionalism due
to their lack of knowledge in make-up design, cosmetology
and medicine. Obviously, there's no need of expecting
good results in cases of them passing short-term training
at unqualified so-called "teachers". Many
newly made tattoo-masters aim to earn somewhat quicker
money, yet not possessing sufficient practical skills
and not suspecting about problems with which inexperienced
beginners meet inevitably. Moreover, they try to save
on supplies, using the cheapest devices, needles and
pigments of Southeast Asian origin.
The most important stages of a permanent make-up are
creation of the draft, quality pigmenting and prevention
of possible skin reactions. The mistakes of the master,
made on any of these stages, can lead to formation of
serious problems.The wrong draft of a make-up is the
sign of a layman visagiste. Here the talent and skill
of the cosmetician are especially brightly shown. Permanent
make-up should not look like alien coloring. The master
carries out the correction of the contours of the face,
considering individual and age features of appearance
and using special movements so that it would look naturally.
For example, the make-up of an eyebrow includes working
out its form, contour and separate hairs. To keep the
volume effect, it is necessary to shade the background
moderately. The same can be said concerned the contour
of lips, which should be emphasized with a slight brightening,
having chosen a suitable color and finished with naturally
looking slight shading.For correction of make-up defects
in the eyebrow area that cannot be corrected otherwise,
the new product is developed - the Remover, which allows
removal of a permanent make-up without application of
the laser and without residual skin deformations.
If the tattoo-visagiste does not possess sufficient
knowledge of pigments and applies the wrong tone, pigmenting
defects may occur. The choice of a pigment is defined
first of all by natural color of the client's skin.
Undesirable changes of coloring can be a result of a
nonprofessionally executed procedure. They can be corrected,
but to exclude the opportunity of their occurrence,
it's better to raise the masters' professionality.
The label of the pigments used should specify their
structure, numbers of hygienic safety certificates and
color scale index; the pigments should be certified.
The pigments made in Germany are most reliable.
The third important problem of permanent make-up is
the risk of infection and skin reactions. It appears
at the moment of infringement of aseptic and antiseptic
rules and use of incompatible products.
The modern hi-tech equipment is usually checked up,
has the certificate of safety or is made at the certificated
factories of iatrotechnics. It does not allow the pigments'
leak, thus avoiding casual contamination. Sterile disposable
needles and tips or, even better, completely safe new
hygienic modules with integral needle-and-cap unit,
should be applied to drawing a permanent make-up. The
means of disinfection should be effective against AIDS
and A, B, and C hepatitis.
Individual tolerance to the applied means should be
most thoroughly checked.
The cosmeticians' experience testifies that combined
application of means leads to detecting the pigment
by the skin lymphatic system as an alien body and to
the attempts to remove it by inflammation. It can cause
dangerous reactions: lip peeling, swelling and skin
suppuration down to its destruction around the eyes.
To avoid these dangerous phenomena, it is better to
use liquid alcohol-based anesthetics.
It is natural that high quality of permanent make-up
demands greater expenses. For this reason the services
of masters offering these procedures for undercharges
can be unsafe.
Thus, the basic problems of permanent make-up are the
amateurism of the masters as a result of shallow training,
and also the use of cheap bad quality supplies. Constant
improvement of professional skill of the cosmetician
is necessary for her work, the result of which the client
will "carry" for some years, should be valuable
in direct and figurative sense. The visagiste sometimes
should fantasize whether she'd agree to exchange faces
for a while with the client after a permanent make-up.
If yes, then the quality of her work is optimum. If
this idea is not pleasant to her, then the client will
not like the new make-up also.