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Permanent make-up can be useful for women who wish to wear make-up, 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. Permanent make-up may also be used to camouflage scarring on the face or other parts of the body.
Permanent make-up applications begin to look more natural after a few weeks. However, the pigmentation of permanent make-up may fade over time, particularly under the effects of sunlight. It usually lasts for a decade or more before fading significantly. Touching up the make-up may be required to restore the original color.
Most permanent make-up applications can successfully mimic topically applied cosmetics, such as in cases of complete alopecia of the eyebrows. 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 make-up may take several sessions and may present some minor discomfort (although many technicians will use a topical anesthetic to help reduce any discomfort).
Many permanent make-up training courses run for a few consecutive days to a few weeks for more advanced techniques. Most make up artist training courses award you a diploma as a Certified Dermal Technologist (CDT).
Permanent make-up is a lucrative field and can really range based on the type of project and what type of media it is for. According to the Bureay of Labor, salaries for makeup-artists in general can range from $22,200 to $102,450. You will find abundant job opportunities in plastic surgery offices, dermatology practices, salons, day spas or as a sole practitioner.
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