Permanent Makeup | Dr. Byrd | Atlanta, GAPermanent Makeup, also known as permanent cosmetics, micro-pigmentation, cosmetic tattooing and dermal pigmentation, is the professional practice and art of implanting pigment into the dermal layer of the skin for the purpose of cosmetic enhancement. Permanent makeup can shorten your routine dramatically and helps to define features, fill in sparse brows, enhance your lips, frame your eyes, camouflage scars and more. Feel confident with a look so natural no one will know you have it.

You love the confidence and energy you have when you’re looking good, but what you don’t love is all the time and effort it takes every single day to get there, right?  If you’re seeking positive change for this daily dilemma, you are in the right place for the benefits of a time-saving and natural-looking, enhanced appearance.

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Candidates for Permanent Makeup

  • Thinning or missing eyebrows
  • Permanent eyeliner
  • Pale or thin lips
  • Camouflage following surgery
  • Stretch mark camouflage
  • Areola re-pigmentation
  • Scar correction

About the Procedure

Permanent makeup is allied in individual steps, or full-face applications depending upon your personal preference.  Dr. Byrd does recommend the full-face application of permanent makeup for your eyebrows, eyeliner, and lips on the first visit simply because she believes it enhances your facial symmetry, as well as, giving you immediate satisfaction in your overall youthful and natural-looking appearance.

New topical anesthetics have been developed especially for permanent make up for eyeliner, eyebrows and lip color procedures. These creams and gels are applied to the procedure area before and during the procedure to assure the most comfortable experience possible. Some people describe the sensation as a “tingling” feeling. Most people experience some discomfort, especially for lip color procedures. As the anesthetic wears off after the procedure, cool packs may be applied to the area.

How Long Does Permanent Makeup Last?

Permanent make-up is semi-permanent. Meaning, it will fade over time from skin washing and sun. Your skin type may also affect how often you will need a touch-up. You will want to freshen up your new makeup every couple of years. The darker the color, such as black, the longer it will stay unchanged in your skin. Natural, delicate colors are oftentimes more vulnerable to the effects of sun, swimming and breakdown by the body.

Aftercare and Recovery

For optimal results, patients should avoid the following:

  • Contact lenses the day of the procedure
  • Driving (for 8 hours following procedure)
  • Chlorine pools for one (1) week
  • Soaps, facial cleansers on pigmented area for 2-3 days
  • Eye makeup for 10 days until flaking is finished (included non- allergenic)
  • Jacuzzi, sauna for 2-3 days
  • Retin-A on pigmented area for 1 week
  • Hot, long, steamy showers
  • Eyelash curlers for 2-3 days
  • Terry towels on pigmented area for 2-3 days
  • Mascara for 10 days then begin with NEW mascara


Moderate swelling may occur. An ice bag may be applied for the first few hours. Ten (10) minutes on and ten (10) minutes off. Following the procedure, you may find the area slightly puffy for the first few mornings. Either thinly sliced cucumbers or an ice bag placed on the eyed on the second day for a few minutes in the morning along with sleeping somewhat propped up on your back will make a difference if you know that you have a tendency to swell.

We have worked hard to create a warm, inviting office environment, where you will feel comfortable and relaxed throughout your Permanent Makeup experience. If you would like additional information about other cosmetic procedures at Byrd Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Center, please contact us at 866/671-5633 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Byrd.