Permanent make-up can be useful for men or women who wish to wear makeup, but cannot apply it easily because of reasons such as: allergic reactions to make-up materials, having vision deficits, suffering from tremors due to stroke or Parkinson's disease, restrictions of precise movement due to arthritis or multiple sclerosis. Some alopecia sufferers rely on permanent makeup to fill in eyebrows. Permanent makeup may also be used to camouflage scarring on the face or other parts of the body. Some women elect for this cosmetic procedure simply to save money on cosmetics over time and save time each morning getting ready to head out for the day.
Permanent make-up applications begin to look their most natural a few short weeks after the procedure. However, the pigmentation of permanent makeup may fade over time, particularly under the effects of sunlight. It usually lasts for a decade or more before fading significantly, though. Touching up the makeup may be required to restore the original color.
Most permanent cosmetics applications can successfully mimic topically applied cosmetics, such as eyebrow pencils, eyeliner, lip liner, mascara and more . Before committing to permanent makeup, particularly if for convenience only, clients should be aware of the potential problems of later removal and complications that may ensue. As with the similar art of tattooing, permanent makeup may take several sessions and may present some minor discomfort (although many technicians will use a topical anesthetic to help reduce any discomfort).