The Not So Permanent Makeup
Beauty trends are ever-changing, which is why the notion of permanent makeup—brows, eyeliner and lips—makes us a little apprehensive. Rightly so; this is your face, after all, and you’ve only got one.
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We found that traditional tattoos use strong machinery and pigments that go deep into several layers of the skin. This results in pigments staying for many years, and over time discoloring the skin. Permanent makeup, on the other hand, gives you a natural look that affects only the first layer of the skin and will eventually fade away with time without leaving a scar. After months of researching the subject, we finally met with Mojgan Azimi. A well-respected permanentmakeup artist with more than twenty years of experience, Mojgan specializes in naturally restoring youthful facial appearance. Here, she answers our GENLUX Two-Word Questionnaire. Your Passion? I’ve always loved making people feel beautiful. I believe that some are born with a talent to see the beauty in everything in life. Common Question? “Will permanent makeup look natural?” Popular Procedure? Eyebrows are still the number one procedure— though many people still don’t know about it. I start by drawing the natural shape of the eyebrows, stroking each strand of hair one by one, which will give a natural look. Other trends are microneedling,
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which is used to eliminate scars, wrinkles and stretch marks, and melatonin restoration, a procedure that helps restore melanin back to the surface naturally. How Safe? Absolutely safe. All of our supplies are disposable; everything is properly discarded after each single use to eliminate any chance of cross-contamination. We use the highest-quality cleaning materials and supplies to disinfect our equipment, chairs and stations. How Permanent? It begins to fade within six months to three years. How Much? The cost depends on each procedure. An estimate for lips is between $1200 and $2500. How Painful? That varies according to each individual. Some people feel that certain areas are more sensitive than others. A variety of topical anesthetics are available and are used as needed to help numb the treated area to help alleviate any minor discomfort. Mojgan Azimi, Permanent Makeup, 310-310-9090, mojganazimi.com; leafmd.com