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Camouflaging Pigment Spots With Permanent Makeup

Okanagan Skin Care Centre Camouflaging Pigment Spots With Permanent Makeup

When you think of permanent makeup you probably think of colour. Lips, eyebrows, actual makeup application. That makes sense, given the name, right? But permanent makeup can also be used for micropigmentation of the skin in more subtle ways.


What Is Permanent Makeup?

Also known as cosmetic tattooing, permanent makeup is the application of color to the top layer of skin. While similar to a tattoo, it will fade and need to be reapplied typically within three years.

Permanent makeup is ideal for:

  • People who regularly wear makeup and want to save time.
  • People who have trouble with traditional makeup, such as allergies or difficulty applying.
  • People who are active and struggle with their makeup wearing off.
  • People who have faint or partial eyebrows.
  • People who need medical cosmetic tattoos, such as nipple repigmentation or help with skin or scar camouflage. 

Permanent makeup has traditionally been used for eyebrows, lips, and eyeliner. But recently its use medically for skin micropigmentation has spread to cosmetic uses as well.

Skin Micropigmentation

You may have sported a fake birthmark at one point or another: they’re fun and memorable! They’re also an easy add as permanent makeup. More daring women have even gotten fake freckles.

Four substances decide your skin tone: melanin (brown), carotene (yellow), hemoglobin (red) and deoxygenated hemoglobin (blue). Freckles, birthmarks, even scarring, is a result of changes to these components from the rest of your skin’s balance. Changes can result from damage to the skin via injury or sun, hormones, environmental factors, and more. Micropigmentation is like painting over the uneven colours to provide the correct, balanced one.

The pros of using permanent makeup, especially for addressing hyperpigmentation, include that it’s long-lasting, involves minimal downtime and is less invasive than lasers and other options. The biggest con is that it can be difficult to get the skin tone right but an experienced professional will be able to do it.

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At Okanagan Skin Care Centre, our professional and experienced staff would be happy to discuss our permanent makeup options with you.


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Donna McAteer

Donna McAteer

Donna is the general manager and has been with the Okana­gan Skin Care Cen­tre for over 10 years. She is a certified Es­theti­cian and previous business owner with over 17 years enjoying the skin care industry. Her passion for knowledge, integral client care and maintaining a syn­er­gis­tic team that represents professional excellence in skin care remains her focus.


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