Why Does Permanent Makeup and Hair Simulation Change Colors or Fade

Why Does Permanent Makeup and Hair Simulation Change Colors or Fade

Why Does Permanent Makeup and Hair Simulation Change Colors or Fade
People often ask me why does permanent makeup or hair simulation pigments fade or change color.

Have you ever seen a woman with purple, green or blue eyebrows?
Mistakes like that happen just because the technician wasn’t skilled enough in choosing the right pigment and performing the treatment right.
Very often, permanent makeup and hair simulation technicians use “organic” pigments, because it provides more vivid, dark hues, that can’t be reached using inorganic components.
Despite the trendy name “organic colors”, in general, the use of those colors increases the chances for counter reaction and other side effects.
It is important for permanent makeup and hair simulation technicians as well as people who are considering getting treated to understand they have to periodically renew the work because it fades or changes colors.
The reason for the color change or fading is pretty simple actually.
It is linked to the speed in which the skin cells are renewed, as well as the level of exposure to sun light and is influenced by the depth of the pigment under the skin surface and the matching of pigment to skin tone and skin type.

Let us explain:

Our skin cells renew regularly, millions of skin cells are being renewed daily, and as dead skin cells drop off, they carry with them bits of the pigments.
Also, micropigmentation pigments do not contain heavy metals as do tattoo pigments.
This means that our body knows how to dismantle the pigment, and does that over time.
The skin itself, patient’s skin type, may affect the speed of fading.
Oily skin, for example, might dissolve the pigment gradually and should be taken into consideration.
Combine this with exposure to sun light and solariums to better understand what makes micropigmentation fade or discolor.
Regarding the treatment itself, fading and discoloring of micropigmentation, permanent makeup and hair simulation also has to deal with the depth of the pigment placement under the skin.

How does skin color of your client effects the color of the permanent tattoo or hair simulation after healing?
The skin color of the client effects final outcome in three ways:
The sub skin color – the sub skin color of the client is affected by the blood supply. Oxygen blood supply will provide more reddish color or dark red. Deoxygenate blood supply will provide color like blue to dark purple.
The external skin color of the client – The hues of the external skin layer color are usually white to yellow (all the hues of yellow). Therefore, the “keratinocyte” and “melanin” cells at the external skin layer can add yellow, brown, black hues to the healed permanent makeup or hair simulation.
The skin reaction to the pigment – The immune system cells circles the pigment and keeps it in place. For that reason, when the healing process ends, the final color of the permanent makeup or hair simulation would be a little different. The cells circling the pigment reduce the light reflection and increase the hues spreading inside the skin.

Choosing the right pigment

During micro pigmentation treatments, scalp micro pigmentation, hair simulation or permanent makeup, we inject the pigment under the skin surface. The pigment is designed to be used in these types of works and suited to be used on areas such as around the eyes, the lips area, scalp etc.
Choosing the right pigment for the specific patient and the specific area of work is one of the leading factors in preventing color change. Choosing a quality, mineral and natural pigment, designed specifically for the face or scalp is the first component in insuring slower fading of the micropigmentation or the change in color.
The second component is choosing the right tone or shade for the patient.
Once permanent makeup work is preformed it is important to consider the natural skin tone of the patient and match the pigment accordingly.
A makeup artist that was trained to perform permanent makeup knows that we can know in advance if the shade of the permanent makeup will change its color while fading.
For example, among women with a natural ginger skin tone, the permanent make-up color could turn reddish with time. That is the reason why while performing permanent makeup or scalp micropigmentation we have to consider and match the tone of the pigment.

In overall, the change in color or fading with time has a big advantage: When the patient comes to renew the permanent makeup, following the initial treatment, we have a chance to update the style of work, modernize it and improve on it.
Never the less, the permanent makeup technician can somewhat prevent or delay the color fading of permanent makeup or hair simulation.
It is important to understand that the color and shade of pigment as we see it in the bottle will look different once it is used and placed under the skin surface.
Skin layers surrounding the pigment will change the shade as we see it.
In conclusion, permanent makeup and hair simulation will fade with time, slowly, even if it was performed by an expert.
It is inevitable.

BUT fading of the pigment should happen while maintaining the natural shade.
If you are thinking of getting permanent makeup, hair simulation or other micro pigmentation treatments, please understand it would gradually fade but having a pro perform the work for you can ensure color will not change and weird discoloration will not occur. Getting treated by a skilled and experienced professional is the key to enjoying your micro pigmentation longer.

At the Adi Schendel Academy we offer micro pigmentation treatments at the highest level of professionalism.
Call us for consultation at: 03-525-5105


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