For those who suffer from illnesses that ultimately wreak havoc on your body, the last thing you want to worry about is your physical appearance, too. Conditions that cause hair loss or require surgeries that cause physical changes can leave a mark that’s not only skin deep but emotionally deep as well. You’ve been through enough, and you should be able to feel confident and beautiful in your own eyes as well.
Before we go any further in this blog, you should know that you are beautiful as you are! You don’t NEED hair or the average body features to reach the perfect level of beauty. Those are not the things that truly define us. However, when you involuntarily lose a piece of yourself, whether it be eyebrows, hair, or even breasts, it can leave you unconfident and heartbroken.
You don’t have to feel this way. You have been through so much already, and if you are looking for something that can help you feel like your normal self again, then maybe this can help!
Permanent makeup, also known as micro-pigmentation or microblading, is a cosmetic tattooing technique where pigment is implanted into the upper layers of the skin. This can be used for a variety of purposes, including enhancing your appearance, but it can also be a resource for those suffering from medical conditions.
If you suffer from alopecia, cancer, or have had chemotherapy, permanent makeup can be a godsend. It can help to restore some sense of normality and boost your self-confidence. Here’s how!
How Can Permanent Makeup Help With Alopecia?
If you’re not familiar with alopecia, this is a condition where the immune system attacks its own hair follicles and causes hair loss. This hair loss can target one area or the entire body. A number of reasons can cause this, and it can come and go, or it can be permanent for some.
If you are suffering from this condition, know that it is normal to feel frustrated. You have all right to want to seek out solutions that help you feel like your normal self before the hair loss began.
Microblading can help you have natural-looking, semi-permanent eyebrows that can last for months or even years. This type of permanent makeup is applied using a fine needle to deposit pigment into the skin. You can also have this applied to your hairline to fill in bald spots or patches of thin hair. Take back your confidence, pull that hat off, and feel confident in your hair journey!
How Can Permanent Makeup Help After Chemotherapy?
Treating cancers using chemotherapy can leave a lasting impact on your body. These treatments can attack the cancerous cells in the body and, unfortunately, healthy cells. This ultimately leads to side effects that aren’t desirable but unavoidable during treatment.
The hair loss caused by cancer treatment is also classified as alopecia. So, it can be mediated by permanent makeup, in this case, just as mentioned before. It can help restore the appearance of the lost hair in just about any area of the body, such as the hairline, eyebrows, eyelashes, and eyeliner enhancement.
However, it is important to wait at least six weeks after your last chemotherapy treatment to undergo any intrusive interventions. This includes permanent makeup, so you don’t risk getting any infections while your immune system is still recovering. But overall, this is a great solution to help you jumpstart recovery and help you gain your confidence back!
How Can Permanent Makeup Help Those With Cancer?
If you have received surgery due to cancer, you can also benefit from microblading in many ways. For those who have undergone breast augmentation, you may have had your areolas removed. While this seems like a small physical change, it most definitely isn’t. It is more than okay to feel like you want to look in the mirror and see your body as it used to be. While it may not be the exact same, you can have your areolas reconstructed with our 3D Areola Restoration treatment!
If you are looking to simply cover up any scars you have from surgeries, once again, microblading is your answer. Your natural skin tone can be color-matched. Your scar tissue can then be microbladed the color of your skin to camouflage any remnants from the surgeries.
Permanent makeup can be a huge part of your recovery and boost your confidence. You may hear ‘permanent makeup’ and think of the Insta influencer who got their lipliner done bright red, or even your great aunt who got her eyeliner done in a mid-50s crisis, but microblading has become a profession with ultimate, natural-looking outcomes and unique benefits. It can be so much more than the perfection-chasers online will have you believe, and you will see the beautiful difference yourself.
Don’t let your condition or illness dictate how you want to look. You deserve to feel every bit as beautiful as you imagine. Let permanent makeup be at the forefront of your recovery. With over a decade of experience at Perfection Permanent Makeup, let the experts help you get started.