Navigation Links
Permanent Make Up can Cause Disfigurement

Permanent make up that is used by millions of women to enhance their lips eyelid and eyebrows can disfigure them for years, especially those who suffer allergic reactions, a new study reveals.

Permanent makeup is essentially just a tattoo in place of cosmetics such as eyeliner or lipstick. People choose to have cosmetic tattoos, in order to save time. Difficulty in applying makeup, and thinning eyebrows or eyelashes, are among the other reasons for going in for this make up. The very procedures that are supposed to enhance beauty may actually result in unsightly side effects, such as swelling or bumps.

Like a regular tattoo, the permanent makeup procedure injects pigment into a deep layer of skin called the dermis, according to the American Academy of Micro pigmentation (AAM). The epidermis is the layer of skin you normally see, and the one that constantly sheds and renews itself. Permanent makeup may also be called cosmetic tattoo or micro pigmentation.

Doctors have long known that Patients who injected permanent makeup ink could experience allergic reaction when such hard-to-remove pigments were used. And occasionally people developed an allergic reaction to tattoos they had for years, the researchers report in this week's issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

In a letter appearing in Thursday's New England Journal of Medicine, Masja Straetemans of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and her colleagues described allergic reactions from the cosmetics.

To assess how long the disfigurement lasted, Masja Straetemans of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and her colleagues interviewed 92 women who had problems after the procedure.

More than 9 out of 10 had swelling and tenderness, nearly that many complained of itching, and more than 4 out of 5 had bumps.

They found that the allergic reaction lasted anywhere from five months to more than three years.

"The body sees the pigment as a foreign body and reacts to it, causing a chronic inflammatory reaction," said Dr. Ellen Marmur, chief of dermatological surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. "The area gets swollen, bumpy and red. It looks like a bad, bumpy scar. It's very unattractive."

Marmur said it's impossible to know ahead of time who will have a reaction and who won't, although most of the people interviewed for the study -- 74 percent -- had a history of allergies. Additionally, the study found that people with allergies took twice as long to heal, on average.

Another concern, Marmur said, is the potential for serious infections, such as hepatitis. "You don't know if the needles are safe, and if they're not sterilized, they can introduce bacteria and viruses under your skin. Even your own bacteria that live on your skin can be a problem if the skin isn't cleaned properly."

In 2004, American Institute of Intradermal Cosmetics in Arlington, Texas, recalled and replaced inks in its Premier Pigments brand after they were implicated in many of the problems reported to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The researchers wanted that "Consumers and medical professionals should report adverse reactions to permanent-makeup procedures to the FDA."


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Possibility Of Treatment For Permanent Hearing Loss
2. Excess Intake of Alcohol Results in Permanent DNA Damage.
3. ‘Obesity’ Acquires Permanent Resident Status in the US
4. Permanent Jobs Elude Qualified Nurses
5. Car Airbags Will Cause Permanent Hearing Loss in 17 Percent
6. Permanent Weight Loss Requires Transition to Healthy Eating
7. Chemicals Used To Make Synthetic Color Can Cause Cancer And Permanent Blindness
8. Fruit Crop Fungicide Induces Permanent Changes in Mating Behavior
9. Too Much of Acidic Foods can Cause Permanent Damage to Teeth
10. Is Diabetes the Leading Cause of Kidney Failure in India
11. Antibiotics Dangerous for Diarrhoea in Children Caused by E.Coli
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/22/2017)... ... August 22, 2017 , ... TopConsumerReviews.com recently gave a ... fight Fatigue . , As the stress of modern life continually makes more demands ... Constant use of artificial stimulants can trap people in vicious high/low cycles and can ...
(Date:8/22/2017)... ... 22, 2017 , ... Although Labor Day is not as popular for fireworks ... weekend displays, and numerous households celebrate the unofficial end of summer with backyard fireworks ... pets. , Kris Zambo, owner of Dynamite Fireworks in Hammond, Indiana, ...
(Date:8/21/2017)... ... August 22, 2017 , ... ... risk to health and safety. By learning and implementing best practices for containment ... In this webinar, attendees will gain a better understanding of a method for ...
(Date:8/21/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... August 21, 2017 , ... ... the addition of two plastic surgery fellows for academic year 2017-2018, Christina M. ... candidates who have successfully completed residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The ...
(Date:8/21/2017)... ... August 21, 2017 , ... SportsEngine, Inc. , ... Official Technology Partner of North Country Region Volleyball and will power registration, scheduling, ... along with providing sport management software to their member clubs. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/15/2017)... , Aug. 15, 2017  Axium Pharmaceuticals Inc., the creator of ... to be in the beginning stages of an IPO. ... epilepsy medications with the average cost of a prescription epilepsy drug being ... AXIUM ... Another staggering figure is the fact that ...
(Date:8/14/2017)... N.J. and PETACH TIKVAH, Israel ... Inc. (NASDAQ: BCLI), a leading developer of adult stem ... the second quarter ending June 30, 2017. ... stages of preparing for our pivotal Phase 3 trial ... Chaim Lebovits , President and Chief Executive Officer of ...
(Date:8/8/2017)... 2017  BioLineRx Ltd. (NASDAQ/TASE: BLRX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical ... financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, ... quarter 2017 and to date: ... for the Company,s lead project, BL-8040: ... BL-8040 as novel stem cell mobilization treatment for autologous ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: