What Is Permanent Makeup, and How Can It Enhance My Features?

Permanent Makeup by Thrive Aesthetics and Wellness in Monroe, GA

You may find that permanent makeup is the breakthrough addition to your beauty routine. Imagine waking up every morning with a portion of your makeup applied perfectly. That’s the promise of permanent makeup, a growingly popular procedure that can be applied to improve natural characteristics with little to no work every day. This creative approach adds color, form, and definition by carefully tattooing areas like the lips and eyebrows. It’s not just about looking nice; it’s also about having self-assurance and daily time savings. Whether you’re curious about or considering the process, here’s what you should know. 

What Is Permanent Makeup?

Permanent makeup, often referred to as cosmetic tattooing, is an innovative beauty technique that has grown in popularity for its ability to create lasting aesthetic enhancements. It’s more than simply a tattoo; it’s a precise art form that includes injecting natural pigments into the higher layers of the skin. The main focal points are the eyebrows, lips, and eyelids, where it can mimic the appearance of skillfully applied makeup.

Permanent makeup is unique in that it is robust and long-lasting. It is made to resist everyday use, staying vibrant and smudge-free regardless of the climate or lifestyle circumstances. It provides a workable alternative for people with hectic schedules or trouble applying cosmetics because of physical restrictions.

Applying permanent makeup is a complex procedure that needs to be done by a professional. It’s not just about injecting color into the skin but also about mastering facial anatomy and aesthetics to enhance features naturally. In contrast to body tattoos, the pigments used are usually more subtle and natural-looking to define and highlight rather than overpowering.

Types of Permanent Makeup

Our specialty at Thrive Aesthetics provides a selection of permanent makeup techniques designed to accentuate your inherent beauty. Our expertise includes lip blushing and microblading. 

Lip Blushing: This isn’t just about adding color; it’s about crafting the perfect lip shape and fullness that complements your features. We take a tailored approach, selecting hues that match your natural coloring to ensure your lips look lusciously full yet utterly natural. It’s like having your favorite lipstick on, but without the hassle of reapplying.

Microblading: Eyebrows are key to framing your face, and our microblading service is designed to perfect them. We meticulously create hair-like strokes that blend flawlessly with your natural brows. This service isn’t just about filling in sparse areas; it’s a transformation that enhances the entire look of your face.

Permanent Makeup Experience

At Thrive Aesthetics, permanent makeup procedures are designed to maximize patient comfort, safety, and satisfaction. We start by getting to know your aesthetic objectives and ensuring the space is calm as soon as you walk in. Here’s what you can expect:

  1. Consultation: The process begins with a consultation where your aesthetic goals are discussed. This is the time to understand the procedure, express preferences, and ask any questions.
  2. Design and Mapping: Before the actual application, the area to be treated is carefully designed and mapped. This ensures the results align with your facial features and desired outcome.
  3. Application: The permanent makeup is applied using sterile equipment and high-quality pigments. The process requires precision and attention to detail, and comfort is a priority.
  4. Aftercare Guidance: Post-procedure, you’ll receive detailed aftercare instructions. Proper care is crucial for healing and maintaining the longevity of the results.
  5. Follow-Up: Finally, a follow-up appointment or communication may be scheduled to check on the healing process and make any necessary adjustments.

Durability and Maintenance

The effects of permanent makeup, such as Lip Blushing and Microblading, usually remain for a few years or longer. This means you can enjoy the benefits of enhanced features without needing a daily application.

Maintenance is still an issue, though. Factors such as sun exposure, lifestyle, and skin type can affect how long the benefits last. Touch-ups may become required overtime to preserve the appearance and lengthen the effects. Experience the best results and avoid early fading by following your provider’s instructions. 

Why Permanent Tattoo Still Fades

Permanent makeup tends to fade over time for a few reasons despite being similar to real tattoos. First, permanent makeup frequently uses less intense colors compared to traditional tattoos. This is so that a more understated and natural look can be achieved.

Second, there is a difference in the application depth. Traditional tattoos are injected into deeper layers of the skin, while permanent makeup is usually placed on the skin’s surface layers. Because of their shallower positioning, the pigments are more susceptible to fading over time due to environmental factors like sun exposure and the body’s natural skin renewal process.

Last but not least, compared to other body parts, the face, where permanent makeup is typically applied, experiences more frequent exfoliation and renewal, accelerating the fading of the pigment over time.

Benefits of Permanent Makeup

The benefits of permanent makeup include:

  • Time-Saving: It reduces the daily time spent on applying makeup.
  • Consistent Beauty: Offers a consistently polished look without the need for daily effort.
  • Smudge-Proof: Resists smudging and fading throughout the day.
  • Ideal for Allergies/Sensitivities: Suitable for those allergic to conventional makeup.
  • Enhances Features: Subtly enhances and defines facial features like eyebrows and lips.
  • Confidence Boost: Provides a confidence boost by enhancing natural beauty.
  • Low Maintenance: Requires minimal upkeep compared to traditional makeup.
  • Long-Lasting Results: Offers lasting beauty enhancements, reducing the need for frequent makeup application.

Who’s A Good Candidate?

Permanent makeup is a fantastic option for people who want to enhance their natural beauty in a long-lasting and useful way. Those with realistic expectations for the treatment’s outcome and a clear grasp of its semi-permanent nature may be ideal candidates. It’s also advantageous for people with hectic schedules, those who find it difficult to apply makeup because of physical restrictions, and those who are allergic to or sensitive to conventional cosmetics. However, it’s important for anyone considering permanent makeup to be in good health to ensure proper healing and optimal outcomes.


Are you prepared to use permanent makeup to enhance your beauty regimen? Contact  Thrive Aesthetics and Wellness today to schedule your assessment. Find out how our professional treatment services, which include microblading and lip blushing, may improve your natural characteristics and make your everyday routine easier. Reach Out to Us to start along the path to a more attractive, self-assured you. Your journey to effortless beauty starts here!

Leigh Wolf

Licensed Master Esthetician

Leigh is a Master Esthetician with over 25 years of experience in the skin-care industry. She specializes in the clinical treatment of aging and problem skin, and offers an extensive list of aesthetic services. Leigh graduated from the Tennessee Academy of Cosmetology in 1995 and has since obtained additional certifications, training, and education. She holds a diploma in Advanced Skincare from Georgia Career Institute and has obtained certifications for both lash extensions and microblading. Leigh has not allowed the skin care and aesthetics industry to advance without her over the last 25 years. She is known for the enthusiasm she has for her career and her willingness to pursue advancements made in the industry. Leigh loves helping each client achieve what they are looking for and ensures they leave happy with their results.

Leigh has three children and she currently lives in Monroe, GA. She loves spending time with her family, learning about the latest and greatest in the beauty industry, and shopping.

Deanna Glenn

Office Manager

Deanna is our wonderful office manager and right-hand (wo)man. She ensures the smooth operation of our office and has over 8 years of experience in Healthcare Administration. Deanna graduated from The University of Phoenix in 2014, with a Bachelor’s in Healthcare Administration. After graduating, she worked as the Practice Manager for a cosmetic surgery practice. While most of her work is done behind the scenes, Deanna is a crucial member of the Thrive team. Deanna explains everything in a way that is understandable and her friendly demeanor always makes people feel valued. She is dedicated to ensuring that our client’s experience outside the treatment room is as satisfying as during their treatment.

Deanna currently lives in Jefferson, GA with her husband and two kids. Deanna loves to travel, read a good book and spend quality time with family and friends.

Caitlin Briscoe


Caitlin is a registered nurse with over 8 years of experience in the cosmetics industry. She is a nurse injector and senior cosmetic laser practitioner.

Caitlin graduated from Piedmont College in 2014 with a degree in Nursing. After graduating, she worked in the operating room as a circulating nurse for cosmetic surgeries. Caitlin began performing cosmetic injections in 2016 and has since obtained training and certifications in various other cosmetic and aesthetic services; such as microneedling, chemical peels, and various laser treatments. Caitlin takes the time to form relationships with her clients to gain an understanding of their personal goals and address their individual concerns.

Caitlin currently lives in Good Hope, Georgia with her husband and two daughters. Caitlin enjoys shopping, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.

Lindsey Whitehurst



Lindsey is a Certified Nurse Midwife with over 4 years of experience in cosmetics, wellness, and women’s health.

Lindsey attended Augusta University for her undergraduate degree where she graduated in 2017 with her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. She later obtained a Master’s of Science from Emory University in 2018 where she specialized in Nurse-Midwifery. Before transitioning into the cosmetics and wellness industry; Lindsey worked in women’s health, treating both Obstetric and Gynecology patients. Lindsey has a warm and personal approach to her clients, she is known for partnering with her patients to create tailored treatment plans that address their individual cosmetic and wellness goals. She takes the time to listen to patient concerns and answer questions while providing evidence-based care and maintaining patient safety. Lindsey is dedicated to ensuring each patient understands and is comfortable prior to providing their treatments and services.

Lindsey has lived in Monroe for 15 years with her four children. She enjoys spending time with her family, interior decorating, watching UGA football, and loves fall weather and being outdoors.

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