What is Permanent Makeup?
As many women know, makeup can greatly improve the overall look of their face, but it can also be an enormous hassle. From waking up early to apply it to remembering to wash it off before you go to sleep, makeup can take a lot of time and energy out of your day. Permanent makeup was designed as a solution to this problem. It is a cosmetic procedure in which pigment is tattooed onto various areas of the face in order to mimic the appearance of makeup. In this way, patients are able to constantly look their absolute best without the need for makeup application or removal, or even the fear of it washing off from rain or sweat. Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery is home to an experienced team who is passionate about providing quality care to each of our patients. Dr. Joseph F. Tamburrino is an expert in using permanent makeup in order to help individuals reach their aesthetic goals.
"My experience at the Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery was stellar from start to finish. I went to Dr. Tamburrino because he is double-board certified – a HIGHLY trained and experienced plastic surgeon. A very cheerful and informative staff greeted me upon entering. Dr. Tamburrino answered all of my questions and he alleviated my concerns. I really appreciated his honesty. He does not try to oversell on procedures but provides his expert opinion on what he thinks will look amazing and NATURAL! I’ve gone to other plastic surgeons before (because I had breast cancer) however Dr. Tamburrino is truly the best! He is an artist and perfectionist. I am so happy with my results! I cannot recommend anyone higher than Dr. T!"- M.D. / Google / Sep 29, 2019
"My experience at the Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery was stellar from start to finish. I went to Dr. Tamburrino because he is double-board certified – a HIGHLY trained and experienced plastic surgeon. A very cheerful and informative staff greeted me upon entering. Dr. Tamburrino answered all of my questions and he alleviated my concerns. I really appreciated his honesty. He does not try to oversell on procedures but provides his expert opinion on what he thinks will look amazing and NATURAL! I’ve gone to other plastic surgeons before (because I had breast cancer) however Dr. Tamburrino is truly the best! He is an artist and perfectionist. I am so happy with my results! I cannot recommend anyone higher than Dr. T!"- M.Z. / Google / Sep 21, 2019
"I was extremely nervous before my surgery after all you are altering a part of your body however, Dr.Tamburrino & his staff make you feel right at home. They take the time to listen to what you want out of your experience & definitely make you a priority. They listen to your concerns & answer every single question you have. Dr.Tamburrino & his staff helped me love my body again. I recommend him to as many people as I possibly can! 😊"- K.M. / Google / Aug 31, 2019
"I highly recommend Dr. Joseph Tamburrino and his wonderful staff! I had breast cancer and was devastated at the internet photos of breast reconstruction. I did not want to look like that! When I went to Dr. Tamburrino, he immediately put all my fears to rest. He said no one would be able to tell I had breast surgery, and he is right! After breast reconstruction, I feel like me again! I don’t feel like and look like I have had breast reconstruction. I can’t say enough of Dr. Tamburrino’s wonderful bed side manner. He makes me feel important and cared for. His staff is just as wonderful, and they helped me through a very difficult time of my life."- L.K. / Google / Aug 29, 2019
"I can not say enough about the wonderful care I have received from Dr. Tamburrino. I have a very complicated medical history and was on steroids for 2 years. I developed Breast Cancer and had Bilateral Mastectomies. Dr. Tamburrino expertise cautioned me against Reconstruction until I tapered and was off the steroids. I was extremely disappointed however his opinion to wait was the proper thing to do. It was worth the wait as I go through weekly visits since January to have my expanders develop. His kind, caring, professional manner down right enjoyable. I had not been having trouble with pain until as I draw nearer to the end. I had one week where I was experiencing more pain than usual. As it progressed I called Dr. Tamburrino who saw me in minutes at his office. I fortunately was visiting family in Doylestown because I live two hours away. It was Easter Eve at 10 pm he saw me and relieved my terrible pain. So willing, helpful and kind! He has been the most amazing physician, when dealing with a Cancer diagnosis having him help me through this Reconstruction has been an uplifting experience. Anna his nurse makes you feel like family. She’s been supportive and caring. Kristen his Administrative Assistant is always upbeat and helpful! At the time waiting a year seemed so awful, but Dr.Tamburrino’ s professional opinion was totally in my best interest and I know now that giving me the best care was his goal. Thanks Dr. T, you are the BEST!! Lyn McNair"- L.M. / Google / Aug 29, 2019
Am I an Ideal Candidate for Permanent Makeup?
On top of simply saving time during your daily routine, permanent makeup is also useful for patients who have allergies or sensitivities to traditional cosmetics, as well as people who have conditions, such as arthritis or Parkinson's, that make it difficult to apply makeup. Traditionally, candidates for cosmetic tattooing have one or more of the following:
- Thin eyebrows
- Vision or mobility issues
- Thin or light-colored lips
- A cleft lip
- Allergies to materials found in traditional cosmetics
How is Permanent Makeup Applied?
The very first step in receiving cosmetic tattooing for permanent makeup is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Tamburrino. During this time, he will discuss your precise concerns, needs, and goals in order to ensure you receive exactly what you want out of the procedure. On the day of your appointment, we will apply a layer of numbing cream in order to ensure you feel as comfortable as possible. During the actual procedure itself, he will select the appropriate tool according to the designated area of the face before beginning to tattoo the new pigment onto the skin. First, he will outline the designated area in order to find the ideal shape before filling it in with the agreed-upon color. All in all, this procedure usually only takes around an hour to perform, but it can differ from patient to patient. In terms of types of makeup, we offer options for eyebrows, eyeliner, and lips.
Permanent Eyebrows: Also known as microblading, cosmetic tattooing on the eyebrows can be used to fill in thinning or nonexistent eyebrows. Using an eyebrow pencil every single day can take a lot of time and effort in order to achieve a natural look. Cosmetic eyebrow tattoos, however, enable patients to have a consistently gorgeous appearance. Permanent eyebrows can greatly improve your overall appearance and self-confidence while also freeing up some extra time in your daily schedule.
Permanent Eyeliner: Eyeliner is an amazing method to provide definition to the natural shape of the eye. However, applying eyeliner requires people to pull on their eyelids and skin around the eyes. This stretches the skin, which will likely lead to the formation of wrinkles in the associated areas. Traditional eyeliner can also cause irritation in the eyes if you find yourself accidentally poking yourself in the eyes. Permanent eyeliner eliminates these issues in addition to saving your time and money.
Full Lips: Save time from constantly applying and re-applying lipstick throughout the day by undergoing cosmetic tattooing to color your full lips. Some patients choose to have their lips pigmented in a neutral shade in order to achieve a more natural look. On the other hand, other patients often opt to permanently apply their signature lip color to their lips for a look that is both gorgeous and smudge-proof.
As another option, some patients choose to have permanent lip liner applied. Over time, the edges around the lips can become less and less defined, making any lip product you apply nearly impossible to prevent from bleeding to the outside of the lips. Permanent lip liner can further define the lips so they look fuller and more even.
What to Expect After Permanent Makeup
At the conclusion of the procedure, patients are free to return to their usual daily schedule. However, we do recommend that they refrain from exercise for the first few days after the procedure. Before we send patients home, we always give them a clear aftercare plan in order to ensure their face heals in a fast and healthy manner. After about 7 – 10 days, most patients will be able to notice the final results of their permanent makeup.
Make Up for Lost Time
In addition to the time and money saved by permanent makeup, it can also improve your state of mind. Additional time in your routine allows more time for sleep, hobbies, and relaxation, which often helps to reduce the stressful feeling of a busy schedule. At Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery, we utilize state-of-the-art technologies and modern techniques in order to provide the best possible results for our patients in Doylestown, PA. Each patient will receive an in-depth consultation with Dr. Tamburrino where he will create a custom treatment plan to provide the results you've been dreaming about. Schedule a consultation today to take the first step of your makeover.