PERMANENT MAKEUP: IS IT WORTH THE COST?

Nov 14, 2021

We all have those days where we wake up with messy hair and drooled over our face. Just thinking to yourself, wouldn’t it be nice to just wake up all glammed up and ready for the world? Well, permanent makeup is definitely for you! Permanent makeup (or PMU) is a cosmetic tattooing process that was developed to give clients gorgeous brows, colored lips, eyeliner that never smudges, or is utilized to cover up scars and imperfection on certain areas.

If you currently have half a mind to avail of these services, read on to weigh the pros and cons of PMU.

What is Permanent Makeup?

It is a cosmetic tattooing process that utilizes modern tools that are more sophisticated than traditional tattooing processes. The results are semi-permanent, which may last from 2 to 10 years, depending on the procedure and after procedure care.

Does Permanent Makeup Hurt?

Generally, getting a permanent makeup treatment is not painful. But some clients may feel a little bit uncomfortable depending on pain tolerance level and the area involved. A numbing solution is usually used before the procedure to reduce the pain. After which, the client will be informed of post-care tips in order to successfully heal and preserve the tattooed area properly.

How Long Will Permanent Makeup Last?

Permanent makeup treatments are considered semi-permanent, which means that the color will naturally start fading over some time. The pigments are made from much smaller molecules than that of traditional tattoo inks. As a result, PMU pigments fade and shrink after a length of time in the skin, having a less intense color shade.

One of the advantages of the modern cosmetic tattoo is that the pigments don’t change color, they merely fade. Another advantage is if the trend changes or you get tired of your old tattoo look, you can simply let it fade.

As a reference, permanent makeup for eyebrows can last from 1-2 years, depending on the treatment and after care routine. Eyeliner lasts up to 3 years, while permanent makeup lips shall last 3 to 5 years. With scalp micropigmentation, you are set for up to 10 years with proper care.

What is the Price of PMU Treatments?

Permanent makeup prices vary depending on the treatment you choose and PMU artist’s experience level. For example, if you avail the semi-permanent eyebrow makeup treatments, your bill shall range somewhere between $250 and up to $2000. To give more context on the range, the average cost of microblading (a form or permanent makeup for eyebrows) in the US is $600, but the price again will highly depend on your location and the permanent makeup clinic that you will choose.

On the other hand, the average price of permanent makeup for lips is $590, and for permanent makeup eyeliner the price is around $500. As for scalp micropigmentation, the price range is around $800 to $3,000 depending on the type, area of treatment, expertise of artist, and clinic. While nipple restoration can cost you around $400 per nipple, this is once again highly dependent on different factors, such as location, experience level of the artist, the popularity of a clinic, the material used, and so on.

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