In the XXI century Permanent Makeup has taken possession of all women, and why not some men too, around the world. Suddenly there was this new way that allows you not to worry about your dark circles anymore. Great Right?
Many of you are struggling with dark circles and might be wondering how this particular treatment works, and most importantly, is it safe? We are here to give you all the answers you are looking for.
What is it?
Here at Wake Up To Makeup our PMU specialist: Kim Winthrop, learned the technique from Rodolpho Torres (Brazilian tattoo artist who pioneered this technique in his hometown of São Paulo) known as the best artist doing permanent under-eye concealer. Kim is now one of the 3 artists in the world that performs this service.
When searching the web you’ll read the pros and cons. Don’t get scared, the ink will not be yellow!
Similar to other semi-permanent makeup treatments, this procedure involves tattooing ink on your skin using specialized tools. The ink closely resembles your skin color and mimics the look of an under-eye concealer. This ink will act as a buffer between the skin and the underlying darkness and will diffuse the dark color and prevent it to reach the surface of the skin giving you a more natural and refreshed look. However, unlike other permanent makeup procedures like Microblading, under-eye concealer treatment will use an actual permanent ink that will not fade in time like others will. It takes 1-3 treatments spaced out 4-6 weeks apart. The results will cover about 80% of the dark circles. It lasts about 2-3 years. You probably know, every ink does fade over time, especially due to exposure to the sun and skin exfoliation.
We use a topical numbing agent so you will not have pain. People who have had the treatment say that it feels more like tickling in combination with an uncomfortable feeling of having a needle so close to your eyes.
The first few days are always the most challenging and they usually involve some redness and perhaps itchiness until the pigment ‘settles’ into your skin. During these days you should carefully follow the aftercare instructions given to you by the practitioner.
The post-care is similar to that of a tattoo. You cannot get the area wet for at least 5 days. Compresses are used for 72 hours. After 72 hours you’ll use the ointment (we use NovE gel) to soothe the skin and help it heal.
Also, do not expose it to the sun, any makeup or skincare products, or laser procedures on the face.
So if you decide that you want to get rid of those horrible dark circles, come to visit us in Wake up to Makeup, or call us to book your consultation with our PMU artist. We’ll assure you that you’ll not regret it!