Permanent Makeup

Are you tired of constantly reapplying makeup to achieve your desired look? Gotham Beauty can provide you with permanent makeup to help enhance your appearance! Our permanent makeup treatments can be as simple as illuminating the colors of your skin or as complex as a design that resembles topical makeup. We invite you to call us to schedule your appointment with our skilled practitioners and learn more about permanent makeup in New York, New York.

Permanent makeup is a cosmetic technique which uses tattoos to produce the appearance of makeup. It is also known as permanent cosmetics, dermapigmentation, micropigmentation, and cosmetic tattooing. Gotham Beauty maintains high standards of sterilization and safety to ensure that your treatment remains hygienic and prevent future complications.

Our practitioners will begin by giving you a patch test to check for any allergic reactions to pigment, and will help you choose the colors for your permanent makeup. We will then use a sterile surgical pen to sketch the area being tattooed, and provide an anesthetic gel to ensure your comfort. Your permanent makeup will then be tattooed onto the top layer of your skin.

Following your procedure, the skin surrounding your permanent makeup will be swollen and red. You can use a cold compress to reduce the swelling and antibiotic ointment to help prevent infection. You should avoid sun exposure and use sunscreen that blocks the entire ultraviolet A and B light spectrum.

Results from permanent makeup are immediate – with definition being rendered to eyebrows, eyes, and lips through the use of colors. The result may imitate topically applied makeup, or can be nearly unnoticeable, depending on the design, color, and amount of pigment used. Your permanent makeup may seem darker at first due to color remaining on the outermost layer of skin. The colors of your permanent makeup will soften over the next 3 weeks as the healing process replaces your upper layers of skin.

Your results may last for many years, or may begin to fade over time. The lifetime of your permanent makeup is determined by environmental, procedure, and individual factors, such as sun exposure, the amount and color of pigment, and skin tone.

Permanent makeup, like all forms of tattooing, can be difficult to remove. Common techniques for removing permanent cosmetics include laser resurfacing, dermabrasion, and surgical removal.

Our practitioners will provide you with detailed instructions for both pre- and post-treatment. For more information about permanent makeup, contact our office today.