Makeup has a long history from the ancient times to this date changing from the aim to emphasize symbolization and artistry to semi-permanent makeup of today that aims at beauty.
Semi-Permanent Makeup was first developed in Germany 30 years ago, and is emerging as the mecca of beauty industry as a new aesthetic method that is decorating various beauty magazines gaining sensational popularity in modern Europe.
Unlike tattoo that is uncorrectable for life, Semi-Permanent Makeup is erased naturally after a certain period of time, so it has advantages that re-procedure is available in tune with makeup trend according to the times, and “long-lasting makeup” or “strongly continuing makeup” is considered a more accurate expression.
Name of Semi-Permanent Makeup in each country:
Difference Between Permanent and Semi-Permanent Makeup
|Classification||Permanent Makeup||Semi-Permanent Makeup|
|Continuity||Permanent and uncorrectable||Correctable within 6 months to 2-3 years|
|Color||Oxidized or changed into blue or red color||Able to produce various and natural colors|
|Pigment Used||Unproven dye such as ink (carbon etc.)||Proven dye (iron oxide etc.)|
|Allergy||Allergic reaction may occur||Allergic reaction is rare|
|Infection||Possible to be infected when using an unsterilized needle||Safe by using disinfected piece or disposable needles|
|Depth of Skin Penetration||Dermal layer (about 1mm)||Border between epidermal and dermal layer (about 0.08-.15mm)|
|Purpose of Procedure||Immature expression, seeking symbolism||Seeking aesthetic beauty, wound caring, disguising or camouflage|
|Position||Mainly on the face or body||Face (mainly on the eyebrows, eyeline, lips, hairline) & scars|
|Color Change||Spread of blue or red tint may occur due to oxidation||Almost none|
|Correction||Uncorrectable depending on the depth and trace is left after being removed||Correctable immediately after cosmetic procedure and neutralization is necessary if many different colors are mixed|
Characteristics and Advantages
Semi-Permanent Makeup refers to the latest makeup technique developed to remedy shortcomings of conventional permanent cosmetic tattoo. While permanent tattoo injects pigment deep inside the dermal layer of the skin, semi-permanent makeup continues its makeup effect for 2-3 years by injecting pigment only to the shallow epithelial layer of the skin. Unlike permanent tattoo that is discolored to blue, semi-permanent makeup expresses natural color by using natural pigments, and has the advantages of looking as if real makeup is used with less discoloration and without any allergic reaction.
Target Areas: eyebrow, eyeshadow, eyeliner, lashes, facial skin, lips, scalp, underarm, and nipples or areola
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