Permanent Makeup, or PMU, has revolutionized the beauty industry by offering individuals a way to wake up with makeup every day. Whether it’s perfectly shaped eyebrows, defined eyeliner, or luscious lip color, PMU has become a popular choice for those looking to enhance their natural features. Central to the success of PMU procedures are the pigments used, which are designed to provide colors that last a lifetime.
PMU pigments are carefully crafted to deliver semi-permanent results. Unlike traditional cosmetics that sit on the skin’s surface and wear off throughout the day, PMU pigments are implanted into the dermal layer of the skin. To achieve colors that last, PMU pigments are formulated with several key considerations:
Color stability: PMU pigments are created with colorants that are less likely to change over time. Stability is crucial to ensure that the initial color chosen by the client remains consistent even after the healing process.
Biocompatibility: The ingredients in PMU pigments are chosen for their biocompatibility, meaning they are safe for implantation in the skin. Allergenic reactions or adverse effects are minimized through rigorous ingredient selection.
Particle size: The size of pigment particles is finely tuned to ensure even distribution and minimize migration within the skin. Smaller particles are less likely to blur or fade.
Consistency and viscosity: The viscosity of PMU pigments is designed to allow for precise application by the PMU artist. This ensures that the pigment is implanted evenly and at the correct depth.
Achieving colors that last a lifetime:
PMU pigments are available in a wide range of colors, allowing for customization to suit each client’s unique preferences and natural features. Achieving colors that last a lifetime depends on several factors:
Pigment selection: Experienced PMU artists carefully select pigments based on the client’s skin tone, undertones, and desired look. The right choice of pigment is essential to achieving a natural and long-lasting result.
Technique: The skill and technique of the PMU artist play a significant role in the longevity of PMU. Proper needle depth, application pressure, and layering techniques all impact how well the pigment retains its color.
Aftercare: Clients must follow post-procedure care instructions diligently. Avoiding excessive sun exposure, not picking at the treated area, and applying recommended aftercare products can all contribute to color retention.