Permanent makeup has been in existence for well over 5,000 years. Archaeologists’ discoveries show physical evidence of permanent makeup being used as far back as 5000 B.C., with Egyptian women using color cosmetics such as green ore of copper for eye shadow. There was also evidence of henna being used to dye hair, carmine to redden the lips and kohl to blacken the eyebrows, eyelids and lashes.
The rise in popularity of the procedure of using permanent makeup started in the late 1970s in the form of tattoo artists offering cosmetic tattooing. This form of tattooing later became referred to as permanent cosmetic, the more widely used term today. Eventually, other professions became interested in performing and perfecting these procedures, including aestheticians, electrologists and cosmetologists.
In accordance with the regulations of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the procedure is very safe. This is due to precautions such as an installation of barrier film used to prevent any cross contamination reaching the client during any of the procedures. As long as the appropriate safety measures are followed when administrating permanent makeup, the procedure is safe and virtually risk-free.
An important step is choosing the right technician for permanent makeup procedures—one who has all of the current credentials and follows the proper standard practices. For extra precaution, check to see if the facility is a professional environment and has passed inspection by a Health Authority.
Yvette Dwornik with A Lasting Touch Salon has been offering permanent makeup services for over 20 years in the Tucson area. She offers powdered brows, micro-bladed brows (hair strokes), eyeliner, lip liner and full lip color. Certificates are available. Connect at 520-869-5593 or ALastingTouchSalon.com. See ad, page 12.