Permanent makeup sets price of beauty

With the world being obsessed with their body and what assets they do and don’t have, permanent makeup would be a perfect addition to what they already don’t have.

According to The Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals, permanent cosmetic makeup is cosmetic tattooing.

“The benefits to permanent makeup are numerous,” said Maurei Gouras a permanent makeup specialist from Panama City.

Gouras said that permanent makeup is convenient and easy.

“All my clients love to wake up beautiful” said Gouras.

Gouras practices out of a plastic surgeon office so she can have a doctor expertise when consulting with her clients.

“The process is about 1-2 hr depending on the area of the face I am working on,” Gouras said. “After numbing the skin I use a tattoo like pen to work over the area.”

The process usually ranges from $300 to $800.

Some, however, may question whether the makeup is truly permanent?

According to Gouras, the makeup will stay on for about three years without fading over peeling depending on the person and their skin tone.

“The make-up can stay on longer for an African-American because their skin is darker, but as far as Caucasians, they would probably need a touch up more often because their skin is fair,” she said.

The side affects of the procedure are similar to that of a tattoo. The area in which you receive makeup can susceptible to swell and possible bleed but the entire healing process can take up to 7-10 days.

Permanent make-up is not only intended to make the person look better but also feel better about themselves said Gouras.

Gouras works with regular clients who come in with arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, multiples sclerosis and stroke survivors who may have problems putting make-up on without assistance.

She also works with a lot of cancer patients who are going through chemo-therapy, whohave endure a great deal of emotional stress and anguish due to hair loss all over their body.

Gouras says that confidence can be gained with these procedures.

“The customer might have eyebrows that could have fallen out, but after the procedure they can feel better about having eyebrows and go about the whole cancer situation with a different angle,” she said.

“You have to look at permanent makeup in a different spectrum from how people look at it.”

Andre McCain, a third year English student does not agree with permanent makeup.

“I wouldn’t want my girl having to go through all of that just to feel beautiful. I want to see her in her natural state anyway,” he said. “As far as people with extreme low self esteem or with a certain illness I guess it’s ok, but if they get the makeup they might find something else wrong with themselves and it would be an ongoing process.”

Yet other students don’t agree with permanent make-up for health reasons.

“I don’t think permanent makeup is healthy at all, no matter how you look at it,” said Applemania Cook, a Mary Kay consultant and a second year elementary education student from Lakeland.

“Eventually the makeup will fade away and you will feel the way you felt before you got the makeup,” she said.

According to Cook, permanent make-up can make the condition of your skin worsen over time. If you continue to get a touch up every 4 or 5 years than wrinkles will reappear sooner and your skin will become more irritable and flair.

“As far as people who are sick or have some sort of disability, they should recognize the beauty within,” Cook said.

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