The possibilities with permanent makeup are limitless. Permanent makeup was originally used in alopecia patients to create realistic-looking eyebrows or imitate real eyelashes. This can be achieved by lining the upper lid, or placing a series of small dots right inside the lash line to give the illusion of many eyelash follicles.
Permanent makeup may also be used to create the illusion of hair follicles in balding men. The hairline can be brought down more to create a youthful, zero maintenance look. However, needling has also become a popular procedure for the balding population. This involves rolling many needles over the area over a few months, and results in new hair growth.
Another lesser known possibility with permanent makeup is skin pigmentation. For any skin discolorations that may be lighter than the skin surrounding the area, you can fill in with a very close color. Although it is difficult to make this look seamless, it can make the area drastically less noticeable. It is best to allow your skin to return to its natural color if you have been tanning before trying this procedure. Also, realize that any time you do tan, the discolored area will not tan at the same rate and may become visible once again.
The three most common procedures for permanent makeup follow. Please click on a procedure to find out more about it.