Permanent eye makeup comes in a variety of shades and possibilities, ranging from blue or green eyeshadow to dark-pigmented eyeliner. Some women may also opt to have their eyebrows enhanced through permanent eye makeup. While a number of moms who get permanent eye makeup are happy with their results and suffer few, if any, ill side effects, sometimes unexpected dangers happen, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Mayo Clinic. Arm yourself with all the facts before hopping into that chair for permanent eye makeup.
Unhappiness With Results
Sometimes permanent eye makeup, just like tattoos, don’t turn out as the consumer had hoped, according to the FDA and the Mayo Clinic. Also, once permanent eye makeup is on the face, it is usually just that; removing the pigments requires laser treatments which almost always lead to scarring and may not be fully effective. Laser treatments also include their own risk of side effects, such as burning, or inadequate results.
Scarring can result from any permanent eye makeup treatment, according to the FDA and the Mayo Clinic. Women who are prone to scarring, such as raised keloids, are much more likely to suffer from this after permanent eye makeup. Also, sometimes, the body rejects the pigments or is traumatized too much from the application needles; this can cause granulomas, which are raised bumps on the skin that can also cause unsightly scarring.
A number of infections can result from permanent eye makeup techniques, according to the FDA and the Mayo Clinic. Any tattoo-like needle can infect women with serious diseases, such as HIV and hepatitis. Local infections on the skin can also occur; these are usually indicated by pus-like discharge, redness and swelling. Medical treatment is required for any type of infection resulting from permanent eye makeup.
Allergic reactions are much more likely to occur with red pigments, according to the FDA. These are not as prominent in permanent eye makeup. However, any time a pigment is added to the body, unwanted allergic reactions can occur, according to the Mayo Clinic. Also, keep in mind that some women reported allergic reactions to permanent eye makeup that happened many years after their initial applications. This danger can also lead to unwanted scarring, depending upon the severity of the reaction.
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