Permanent Makeup, or cosmetic tattooing, is a fast-growing part of the health and beauty industry.
If you have faint eyebrows, no eyebrows, or partial eyebrows, a cosmetic tattoo can help. A lip tattoo can reduce “lipstick bleed,” and give definition to the lip line. With a colored lip tattoo, lip scars seem to disappear, plus you can kiss lipstick good-bye. After an eyeliner tattoo, you can put away your “eye” pencils for several years.
Cosmetic tattooing also has more serious applications, such as improving the appearance of a nipple after breast reconstruction.
To avoid infections and ensure professional results, it is important to work with a licensed aesthetician, not a cosmetologist. At Genesis Cosmetic Laser Center, our Medically Certified Aestheticians are directly supervised by Medical Professionals. At Genesis Cosmetic Laser Center, our Medically Certified Aestheticians meticulously use sterile gloves and sterilized equipment.
How Permanent Makeup Is Done
The process is just like getting a tattoo. Our Medically Certified Aestheticians apply your Permanent Makeup by using a needle that penetrates your skin and releases pigment.
Proper sterilization, techniques, and licensing are key.
Getting Permanent Makeup
Before getting permanent makeup applied, you’ll get a patch test on your skin to check on whether you have an allergic reaction to the pigment that will be used.
After that, you will choose the color, based on advice and suggestions from our Medically Certified Aesthetician. Our Medically Certified Aesthetician will then 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, our Medically Certified Aesthetician will apply the pigment into the top layer of the skin. Each time the needle penetrates the skin, a droplet of pigment is released into the hole the needle makes. You will feel a slight stinging.
After getting Permanent Makeup, it takes about three weeks for the color to fade to its permanent shade.
At first, the color will likely look dark and shiny. The surrounding tissue will be swollen and red.
You can use a cold compress to reduce swelling and antibiotic ointment to help prevent infection. Strict sun avoidance and use of sunscreens that blocks UVA, UVB, and visible light for several weeks is important to prevent post-inflammatory color changes. Complications are rare but can include infection or allergic reactions to the tattoo dye.
Are you interested in learning more about Permanent Makeup at Genesis Cosmetic Laser Center? Please call the scheduling team at Genesis Cosmetic Laser Center at (843) 669-2220 to book your Free consultation. We will guide you in the right direction as you find a path to a new, healthier, younger you.
* Beware in South Carolina there is no licensure, so therefore many technicians have had little or no training. If you are receiving services anywhere that a doctor is not on site it is illegal! *
LLR-BOARD OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS
Approved by the Board: At May 16-18, 2005, meeting
Service Area: Medical
Subject: Micropigmentation Policy
S.C. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING & REGULATION
BOARD OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS
In accordance with Section 1-23-40 of the 1976 Code of Laws of South Carolina, as amended, notice is hereby given that the State Board of Medical Examiners of South Carolina has adopted the following statement as guidance for physicians in the practice of medicine under the South Carolina Medical Practice Act and the Principles of Medical Ethics as adopted by the Board. For purposes of discipline and licensure in matters before the Board, failure to practice in compliance with this statement may lead to discipline as a violation of the Medical Practice Act (§40-47-5, et seq.).
THE SOUTH CAROLINA BOARD OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS POLICY
RELATIVE TO MICROPIGMENTATION
South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners believes that the revision, destruction, incision, or structural alteration of human tissue is the practice of medicine, as defined by §40-47-20. Permanent cosmetics and micropigmentation involves the placement of color in facial tissues for the purposes of cosmetic enhancement, medical correction, and/or aesthetic restoration. Because micropigmentation involves the structural alteration of facial tissue, this procedure requires specialized training and can only be performed under the direction of a physician. The Board recognizes that permanent cosmetics, cosmetic tattooing, and micropigmentation of the facial tissues is a separate specialty which is outside scope of tattooing in this state. See §44-34-100(E) (unlawful to tattoo any part of the head, face, or neck of another person). As set forth in Section 16-17-700, of the 1976 Code of Laws of South Carolina, as amended (Act No. 250 of 2004), “It is not unlawful for a licensed physician or surgeon to tattoo part of the body of a person of any age if in the physician’s or of the surgeon’s medical opinion it is necessary or appropriate; and it is not unlawful for a physician to delegate tattooing procedures to an employee in accordance with Section 40-47-60, subject to the regulations of The State Board of Medical Examiners.” The safety of the patient must be the responsibility of the supervising physician as the patient’s protection is paramount. The physician must direct the course of the patient’s treatment, must directly supervise the person performing the procedure, and must be on site when the procedure is performed, so as to be immediately available in order to provide appropriate care as needed under the circumstances.