Cosmetic pigmentation has become a big craze now and is more of a fashion, with different colorants being used for treatments, which can have both permanent cosmetic effects and temporary cosmetic effects according to the colorant you choose. Cleopatra to Beckham, all have been making fashion statements with the cosmetic tattoos.
A cosmetic pigmentation can be your solution for that facelift after that staging disease and also for those who want are not satisfied with their features and want shapely lips, dark beautiful eyebrows or a catchy lip color. Micropigmentation technology now gives permanent solutions for eyeliners, eyebrows, lip colors or luscious lips and also breast reconstruction and hair transplantation surgeries. Cosmetic pigment procedure provides great hope for the ones who have suffered irreparable scars due to accidents, contact or cosmetic allergies and in some cases even birthmarks scars. A micropigmentation procedure will provide with a camouflage for donor scars, facial scars, burns and vitiligo. In a breast reconstruction surgery it provides a natural looking nipple-areola complex.
Some of the common cosmetics pigments that are commonly used in the market are Mica, some natural colorants and pigment blends, bismuth oxychloride and some liquid food colorants. Mica is also popular by the name of pearlescent powder, Mica dust, and pearl pigments, which are of both cosmetic grade, and also approved by the FDA. These mica variants are used in soaps, lip products, bath and body products, and cosmetics to add shine and glimmer and color. To maximize the shimmering of the mica, use a transparent base for your cosmetic products. Another handy tip while using mica is to use mica at the cooling process and as a thumb rule use ¼ teaspoon of mica per pound of soap, or 1/8 teaspoon per 8 ounces of balm or lotion base. Natural colorants are an ideal cosmetic pigments that can be used in soaps, lotions, shower gels, shampoos, bath bombs, bath salts and many more. These natural pigments are water dispersible and about one teaspoon of colorant will easily color four pounds of soap. Unnatural color pigments are more intense in coloring than the natural cosmetic pigments. Further, they are water dispersible, transparent and blend well with soap. Pigment blends include yellow pigment blend made of titanium dioxide with FDA approved iron oxide, iron oxide brown and iron oxide red and red based pigment blend which contains titanium dioxide with FDA approved, iron ocher, iron oxide brown and iron oxide red.
During the procedure a topical anesthetic cream is used to minimize pain and the pain threshold levels are different individuals. It must be kept in mind that these cosmetic pigments might oxidize and fade over a period of time and might require few touch ups. Also an important thing to note is that the application of the pigment should includes a thorough knowledge of the shape selection, selection of techniques, pain and swelling control and conservative applications, for a cosmetic pigment technique wrongly done can do you more harm than enhance your bodily beauty. A wide range of bismuth oxychloride and liquid food coloring are being used widely as cosmetic pigments.
In a permanent cosmetic makeup the pigments are inserted in to the dermal layer of the skin permanently. After taking an appointment with a proficient technician and completing the paper works, clicking a few photographs for records and a review of your medical history your treatment, session for a permanent cosmetic treatment starts. A permanent cosmetic procedure is far more comfortable than anticipated, even though the threshold levels are different for different people. Different topical are made which are applied 30 minutes to 1 hour before the actual procedure. Other products, like the saline type solutions and washes are used to ensure both comfort and safety. In authorized permanent cosmetic clinics, strict sanitation guidelines are followed in accordance with the centers for disease control. Do ensure that the clinic uses single use sterile needles with each application and that all the pigments are made from approved compounds, specifically mixed for permanent cosmetic use. After the procedure the aftercare and post care instructions are given and photos taken. A care package containing ice packs, eye drops and ointments are given as there is a likelihood of some swelling and the healing can take about three days to one week. When the inner healing is complete in about four to six weeks, a touch will be required. Most of the permanent cosmetics require multi-appointments and have almost the same procedure repeated for enhanced results.
These permanent cosmetic treatments are now widely preferred over plastic surgeries because they can be done in less time, and also since they are much less painful. These are also seen as more subtle treatment methods than plastic surgery and are said to ‘launch hour facelift because of their speed and also they are deemed to be more cost effective. Care must be exercised when selecting a permanent cosmetologist. A non-profit professional organization called the society of permanent cosmetic professionals, who exist to promote ethics and education for the cosmetic industry and awareness for the public can be contacted for a reliable source of treatment and knowledge.
You have a wide range of permanent cosmetics to choose from whether it is a cosmetic tattooing, a dermapigmentation, a microimplantation, a micropigmentation, a permanent makeup or a permanent cosmetics, all will give you that perfect eyebrow, flashy eyelashes or that full lips you have always wanted.
Tattooing has been in vogue from times immemorial and have been an important part of many civilizations, may it be the red Indians, Egyptians or the Indians. They were used as identification symbols for different societies and cults. Crude natural substances were used to create vibrant colors and instruments for placing colorful art on the skin. Face and body tattoos have been found in Egyptian mummies and Tebori the ancient Japanese art boosts of full length, hand made tattoos.
Ever since then, more sophisticated technologies and colors are manufactured, but the basic principle of placing the color under the dermis remains the same. Today this body art has been accepted and also extended for giving that lasting beauty and ever-fresh looking makes-ups. A tattoo artist named Pati Pavlik is called the “mother of permanent makeup” and from her this cosmetic tattooing technology has furthered as an art and science. Also it’s interesting to note that Samuel O’Reilly of New York was the forerunner in making the first electric tattoo machine and Dr. Crowell Beard demonstrated the first eyeliner procedure for lost eyelashes.
Cosmetic tattooing has become a quite a range with tattoos of different figures and colors. Carbon black is widely used in US cosmetic tattooists. Usually the organic pigments are the culprits which cause allergic reactions. These are marketed as “vegetable dyes” and the consumers are misled to think that they are natural.
Cosmetic tattooing can help in concealing those eyebrows, affected by the chronic alopecia areata and several other diseases transforming into a sense of medical gift from being an object of pure fashion and tradition.
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