Permanent Cosmetics

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Nursing Article

The author discusses the wide range of services that are currently being preformed in the field of Permanent Cosmetics and the application of those service to improve the outcomes for patients with a range of conditions.

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Permanent cosmetics.

Abstract: 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.
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Informative - General industry awareness.


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

Authors: Wetzel, Christine L. BSN, RN, CPSN.
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An increasing number of health professionals are undergoing training in medical tattooing to add to the range of service they can provide to patients particularly after reconstructive surgery.


Scientific Report,  micro-pigmentation, nurses, camouflage, skin pigmentation, cancer, birth marks, trauma


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