Certified permanent makeup specialist Debbie Miller performs a permanent makeup procedure on Trish, 35. The procedure entails implanting pigment in the dermal layer of the skin, like a tattoo.
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Permanent Makeup Procedure Dr. Andrew P. Ordon: How far would you go for beauty? Would you go to the extreme of having your makeup permanently applied? With us today is Debbie Miller, a permanent makeup specialist, she just complete d the final touches on Trish in our procedure room. We’ll see her results in just one minute. Dr. Lisa Masterson: This is a great option for some women but not all women, I mean you know some women who are busy like her, she’s a pilot, busy mom, things like that, like I don’t like to go anywhere without my makeup. Dr. Andrew P. Ordon: I mean, it’s no deal putting that on every morning -- Dr. Lisa Masterson: Absolutely, you know, if you’re delivering babies all night -- you know it’s difficult. But also woman who have allergies to makeup, women who have some medical conditions like thyroid conditions where their eyebrows come out or they’re older and their eyebrows are thinning, women who have problems with these kind of things are -- or allergies, skin conditions -- so this can be a great option for women, women who are more fair skinned, maybe a little bit more difficult to see on someone like myself but it’s an option -- Dr. Andrew P. Ordon: But the keyword here is permanent. Debbie Miller: Exactly. Dr. Andrew P. Ordon: Once you have it, you have it for good. Debbie Miller: You pretty much have it for a while. It does fade gradually over a period of years, but you’re going to have it for quite sometime. It does need periodic touchups to keep it looking really fresh all the time every couple of years or so. But it is a great option. In fact, really I can’t think of very many women that in one way or another would not benefit from some form of permanent makeup. Dr. Andrew P. Ordon: I see a lot of patients in my practice that are very happy having had those done but it’s so important to go to somebody who does this day-in and day-out. Debbie Miller: Absolutely. Dr. Andrew P. Ordon: And knows how to do it. Debbie Miller: That is the key critical component to any type of if you want to call it extreme procedure. The person’s training, the amount of time they’ve been doing it, they need to be an artist as well as technically trained. Dr. Andrew P. Ordon: Because it really is, it’s like putting a tattoo on them. Debbie Miller: Absolutely. Technique is a little bit different. The equipment that I use is more specifically geared to the facial cosmetic enhancement and some paramedical tattooing. We do first scar camouflage and things like that. But technically it is implanting pigment in the dermal layer of the skin. And so it’s -- Dr. Lisa Masterson: So it’s not like where you buy makeup and you can just change it, and change the colors which I think some women like, so that’s why -- Debbie Miller: Right. Dr. Lisa Masterson: -- it’s an option because I don’t think it’s for, you know, everybody. Debbie Miller: But it sort of bridges the gap between no makeup and makeup. And you can -- because it’s in the skin, not on the skin like traditional cosmetics, you can actually apply other makeup colors over the top of it and it pretty much cancels out what’s underneath and you can change the color of your lipstick or the color of your eyeliner, darken what is you know tattooed into the skin Dr. Andrew P. Ordon: Well, I want to see what you did for Trish. Dr. Lisa Masterson: Right. Debbie Miller: Let’s look at her, she looks fabulous. Dr. Andrew P. Ordon: This is her before shot, right? Debbie Miller: That’s Trish before. Dr. Andrew P. Ordon: And tell us what you did. Debbie Miller: Alright, with Trish, as you can see by looking at her, she has some sparsity and missing areas in her eyebrows and she’s quite fair and on the blonde side, so penciling her browse in everyday to get them to show up. She has really no natural tone in the lid rim of her eye and her eyelashes are fairly sparse and light. And then, really her lips are virtually almost the same tonal value as h
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