Permanent Makeup - Tattoo You?

Dr. Don Revis, Jr.

by Dr. Don Revis, Jr. | August 16, 2010 @ 02:00PM

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Permanent makeup has recently become an excellent option for our patients with certain skin imperfections, loss of skin pigmentation, thinning eyebrows, thinning lips, and for those who have allergies to conventional makeup. Permanent makeup allows you to escape the daily application required with traditional makeup techniques. Unlike traditional makeup, permanent makeup will not smear, smudge, or run during your daily activities.

Permanent makeup may be applied to any part of the body and to all age groups. Uses include enhancing the eyebrows, altering or enhancing the color of the lips, and adding or augmenting beauty marks. Permanent makeup is also used as permanent eyeliner and lipliner. These techniques allow us to enhance your natural beauty and give you a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance.


Permanent makeup applied in the region of the brow mimics the natural hair of the brow. This can provide an appearance of fullness for anyone who has lost some of the eyebrow hair. Unlike an eyebrow pencil, you are able to go about your normal daily activities without worrying if you will accidentally smear or smudge your brow.


The application of pigment to the lash line can give the appearance of a definite line or a more subtle shadow in the lashes. This procedure can be liberating for those with an allergy to traditional eyeliner or for those with contact lenses that become irritated with over-the-counter makeup products.

Lipliner/Lip Color Enhancement

Not only can the color of the lips be improved, but the lip shape can also be improved, giving you the appearance of fuller, sensual lips. This technique can also camouflage those fine lines that begin to appear around the mouth with age and eliminate the appearance of lipstick bleeding onto bordering skin.

Beauty Marks

An absolutely natural beauty mark may be placed wherever you desire. Size, shape, and color are all chosen by you to create the look you desire.

Is the procedure painful?

There is very little discomfort because your plastic surgeon numbs the area to be treated with local anesthetic.

Do I have a choice of colors?

Absolutely! There is a broad range of colors to choose from

How long is the recovery period?

There is a mild swelling and redness accompanying the procedure, but most patients are able to return to work or other social activities the same day. How long will it be until I see my final results?

It takes a period of three to six weeks for the pigment to become permanently incorporated in the desired location. At this point your final results have been achieved.

Will my permanent makeup fade?

During the initial healing period of three to six weeks, there will be a slight fading of the pigment as some of it is removed by your body. To counteract this natural response, a slightly greater amount of pigment than you actually need to achieve your desired results will be placed at the time of your procedure.

May I have more than one application of permanent makeup?

There is no limit to the amount of times you can have permanent makeup applied.

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