Permanent make-up has become extremely popular over the years. It’s a bit expensive (beauty treatments start at about R1 000); however, in the long run, it saves you money since you end up buying fewer products.
What is Micropigmentation?
Micropigmentation is the revolutionary method of depositing hypoallergenic pigments into the dermal layer of the skin. The objective of these procedures is to raise self-esteem, self-confidence, allow for a more active lifestyle, personal freedom, as well as saving time. In the case of Cancer and Alopecia patients, it also aims to restore confidence and quality of life.
What treatments can be done?
- Eyebrows with Microblading or hairline strokes
- Lash Liners
- Eye Liners
- Designer, smudgy and dual colour liners
- Lip Liner
- Full Lips
- Soft Full Lips with contrasting lip line
- Areola restoration after breast reconstruction
- Areola scar camouflage after breast reduction
- Reconstruction cleft lip
- Camouflage white pigment spots
- Camouflage vitiligo
- Scar Camouflage
- Hair Simulation on the scalp
What makes micropigmentation so popular?
Micropigmentation or (Permanent make-up as it’s commonly known) is one of the fastest growing specialities in the beauty industry. Over the past decades, it has evolved from modest permanent makeup to superior micropigmentation techniques.
Does the colour fade?
All pigments are Certified and have Medical Safety Data Sheets to ensure safety and longevity of the product. Plus, all machines are made in Germany and carry the ISO 9001 assurance for quality and excellence. There are 69 gorgeous colours that DO NOT fade to blue or pink and give accurate colour.
Why choose micropigmentation?
Both men and women use micropigmentation to enhance their own natural beauty. As well as for practical reasons, micropigmentation can be the only solution if you have allergies to cosmetics or contact lenses, or if you struggle with visual impairments or unsteady hands. If you suffer from alopecia, visible scars, breast reconstruction, de-pigmentation, hair loss or have to take chemotherapy, you can turn to dermapigmentaiton.
Our beauty editor, Tracey, recently tried out Micropigmentation. Here’s her permanent make-up experience:
“I went to the Pro Beauty Expo, where I was lucky enough to get my eyebrows ‘tattooed’ by Nadine Minns at Nouveau Contour. Nervous? Yes. There’s something about the thought of a needle penetrating your skin that doesn’t seem that appealing. Luckily a topical anaesthetic was applied 15 minutes beforehand. All I really felt was a vibration and the tiniest bit of pain where I had a few nerve endings (on the brow bone). It took about an hour and a half for both brows, but the end result was so worth it.”
Where can I get it done?
South Africans Yvette Brijder Zacharowitz and Kirsten Zacharowitz own the official distributership for Nouveau Contour, the global manufacturer of professional Micropigmentation/Permanent Make-up products. Yvette has just returned from presenting her skills on Derma Pigmentation at the PMU World Conference in the Netherlands, and both Yvette and Kirsten trained in several countries all over the world.
You can contact them on 084 627 6695 or 079 623 0538/9, to find a qualified and approved technician in your area. (Please beware of imitations!)
DISCLAIMER: Before trying new beauty treatments, it is advised that you speak to your doctor or dermatologist. You must not rely on the information on this website/newsletter as an alternative to professional advice from your doctor or dermatologist. ALSO, please beware of imitations.
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