Try Permanent Makeup in Albuquerque, NM
Western Dermatology Consultants offers cosmetic tattooing, also known as permanent makeup, to Albuquerque residents who don't want to or can't regularly enhance or define their eyebrows or apply eyeliner, lip liner, or lipstick. Some people can't see well enough or hold their hands steady enough to effectively put their makeup on. Others may have oily skin or skin that doesn't react well to traditional makeup products.
What Can Permanent Makeup Do?
Permanent makeup or cosmetic tattooing is described through a variety of terms, such as permanent cosmetics, dermapigmentation, and micropigmentation, but make no mistake – these are all ways to describe the same technique, which is the process of tattooing (i.e. implanting permanent pigmentation into the dermis layer of the skin) specifically as a means to produce a resemblance to makeup.
Some of the features that permanent makeup can enhance include:
- Eyebrows (through making them appear fuller or reshaped)
- Upper and lower eyelids (adding the appearance of eyeliner)
- Lips and their lining or vermillion border (mimicking the look of lipstick or lip liner)
The process implants the desired pigments into the skin, where — if properly cared for — they will stay for about two years.
It is important for a provider of permanent makeup to understand both the delicate nature of the skin, and how tattoo pigment will behave on such a canvas. This is why Western Dermatology Consultants has an in-house, fully licensed permanent makeup artist who handles these treatments at our spa, using a careful, targeted, and sterile technique to ensure both patient safety and the best possible results.
The artist may use a topical numbing cream or local anesthetic on the area to be tattooed to minimize discomfort in the delicate areas of the face. While there might be some slight discomfort, the treatment is relatively painless. Aftercare instructions will be provided following the session.
Microblading in Albuquerque, NM
Microblading, also known as eyebrow embroidering or microstroking, is a form of permanent makeup. Some of the purposes of microblading include the following:
- Eyebrows can be made fuller, darker, and/or thicker
- Eyebrows can be reshaped or better defined
- Missing eyebrow hair, whether due to overplucking, asymmetry, injury, or other causes, can be simulated to partly or completely cover the area
This particular method involves placing very fine, thin, superficial deposits of tattoo pigments in the upper layers of the dermis using a hand-held tool with attached needles (which are much finer in diameter than those used for traditional tattooing).
The precise hand tool is used by our permanent makeup artist to draw on individual, hair-like strokes one by one, to meticulously fill in brows for the most natural-looking results. The entire process takes between 90 minutes and two hours to complete, depending on the size of the area to be treated and the fullness that is to be achieved.
The first part of the permanent makeup session is spent in drawing out the eyebrow shape that best complements your individual features.