Permanent Makeup

Permanent makeup (PMU) or micro-pigmentation is the revolutionary method of depositing hypoallergenic mineral pigments into the dermal layer of the skin. With an ultra-thin needle and pigment, the shape of the eyebrows, eyes, or lips is enhanced.

This treatment is also known as permanent makeup or cosmetic tattooing. Natural, soft, or intense: are all possible with micro-pigmentation, no matter the skin type. Permanent makeup lasts longer than microblading. The advanced technique can create crisp, natural hair strokes for an amazing result. It is a misconception that a natural result can only be achieved by microblading! This treatment can be used for eyebrows, eyeliner, lash enhancement, lip liner, and lip pigmentation.

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What is micropigmentation?

Permanent makeup (PMU) or micropigmentation is the revolutionary method of depositing hypoallergenic mineral pigments into the dermal layer of the skin. With an ultra-thin needle and pigment, the shape of the eyebrows, eyes or lips is enhanced.

This treatment is also known as permanent makeup or cosmetic tattooing. It is sometimes wrongly confused with cosmetic tattoos (e.g. eyebrow tattoos or eyeliner tattoos). However, the pigments used for permanent makeup are introduced less deeply into the skin layer and have a different composition from tattoo inks. Micropigmentation devices are also more refined than tattoo machines, and the techniques that are used are different.

Natural, soft or intense: are all possible with micropigmentation, no matter the skin type. Micropigmentation is performed with a refined digital device and 20 needle formations to choose from. The pigment penetrates the skin efficiently, which makes the pigment last longer. Specialized needle formations can create crisp, natural hair strokes for an amazing result. It is a misconception that a natural result can only be achieved by microblading!

  • Micropigmentation eyebrow procedures range from individual hair strokes for a very natural look to a shaded powder effect.
  • Permanent eyeliner can give natural eyelash enhancement or even create an elegant smokey eye.
  • Natural lips can get more defined with a basic lip liner whereas full pigmentation gives the lips a luscious 3D effect.
  • Dermapigmentation procedures can be performed perfectly too: alopecia, scar camouflage, breast reconstruction, cleft lip camouflage, scalp pigmentation.

What areas can be treated with Permanent Makeup?

  • Eyebrow hair stroke
  • Eyebrow shading
  • Lash liners
  • Eyeliners
  • Designer, smudgy and dual-color eyeliners
  • Lip liner
  • Full lips
  • Soft full lips with the contrasting lip line
  • Glossy lips
  • Eyebrows

Nouveau Contour’s advanced devices, pigments, and techniques also make micropigmentation especially suitable for medical purposes, such as areola pigmentation and the treatment of scars or correction of cleft lips. This is called dermapigmentation.

Does it hurt?

No. Permanent makeup is not completely painless but is generally not perceived as pain. Thanks to the latest computer-controlled equipment and anesthetic creams there is minimal discomfort. Every client is different, some will feel vibrating or scratching and some will feel nothing at all.

For who is permanent makeup suitable?

Almost everyone. Women and men who want to look great at any moment of the day, for those who need corrections, for people with allergies to regular makeup, for people who are active in sports. Permanent makeup is accepted by each population group.

How long does permanent makeup stay?

In general, permanent makeup will always be present. The intensity of your permanent makeup fades in the course of time. However, this is completely dependent from person to person. This is partly due to the natural cell renewal, the immune system and the influence of UV light.

If I don’t like permanent make up, then what?

This has never happened. Before we start with the application, the shape will be drawn. Together with your Nouveau Contour professional, you can choose the color that suits you best. Only when everything is to your complete satisfaction, the pigmentation procedure will begin.

Do I have to choose the color by myself?

No. Your Nouveau Contour professional followed a special training on color theory and can give you expert advice which color suits you best. There is a choice from more than 66 colors for all skin types, it’s even possible to mix a custom made color to your liking.

Can I still apply regular makeup?

Absolutely. Permanent makeup is not intended as a replacement for evening makeup, it serves in particular to accentuate. Additional makeup can always be applied for a night out.

Can I walk in for a treatment?

Before a permanent makeup treatment, there will always be a consultation. During the consultation you can discuss with your Nouveau Contour professional your needs and how permanent makeup can meet them, you can specify your every wish regarding permanent makeup. Of course, as sound advice is given how the best and most beautiful results with permanent makeup can be obtained.

How long does the treatment take?

Generally, it takes about 1 to 1½ hours, including the consultation, drawing the shape, color choice and pigmentation procedure.

Is there any special after care?

Basically, after the application of permanent makeup, there is no special aftercare needed. To ensure that your permanent makeup will be optimal, your Nouveau Contour professional will give you guidelines for aftercare during the healing of the skin.

Is the end result immediately visible?

No. The first week, the pigmentation is significantly darker than the final result. Within the first week of healing the intensity of the color will become about 40% softer. Due to the natural cell renewal, the end result of pigmentation will be visible after a period of approximately 3 to 5 weeks.

Is permanent makeup safe?

Yes. We work only under the strict rules of the Health Authorities. For every treatment, a new sterile needle is used which will be destroyed immediately after the treatment.

For the amount I spend on permanent makeup I can buy a lot of pencils!

Indeed. However, every morning is there a makeup artist who is styling your eyebrows, drawing a crisp eyeliner for you or correcting the shape of your lips? Does this makeup artist also accompany you on holiday to quickly redo your makeup as you step out of the ocean or the swimming pool? It is not just the line or contour, it comes to overall convenience that you will experience every day for years.

Is permanent makeup the same as a tattoo?

The principle is similar to each other. With both procedures, the pigment is placed into the skin with needles, but that is the only similarity. The equipment as well as the composition of the pigments, and the techniques is completely different.

Can you make a temporary tattoo with permanent makeup?

Temporary tattoos do not exist. Permanent makeup pigments fade because they are deposited less deeply into the skin and the compositions of the pigments are different. When faded, the remains of the Pigments are hardly visible anymore between lashes or along the lip line. However, total disappearance does not happen.

Is this safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

It is not recommended until after pregnancy and breastfeeding.

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