Permanent cosmetics

Plast Surg Nurs. 2012 Jul-Aug;32(3):117-9. doi: 10.1097/PSN.0b013e31826929c6.


Plastic surgery practices have become more accepting of the implantation of permanent cosmetics over the last few years. Many plastic surgery practices have added the implantation of permanent cosmetics into their offered services. Many clients who would not have considered having permanent cosmetics implanted because of having to go to a tattoo parlor are now having the procedures performed. The most popular procedures being performed are the implantation of permanent eyeliner followed by eyebrows and lip liner. Other implantations of permanent cosmetics are the full-lip applications, eye shadow application, cheek blush, and a beauty mark implantation. Micro pigmentation can be used for nipple coloration following reconstruction or camouflaging skin pigmentation problems due to trauma, birthmarks, cancer, etc. This article focuses on the use of micro pigmentation for the use of permanent cosmetics (WebMD, 2009).

MeSH terms

  • Cosmetic Techniques / nursing*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Tattooing / nursing*