Every woman deserves to feel her best and having fuller lips or more defined brows is a dream. Unfortunately, not everyone is blessed with those features. That is why cosmetics that enhance our looks make their way into our dressing tables, drawers, and purses for everyday use. While these give us opportunities to achieve the look we want to go for, they are not the best for some of us.
For one, applying makeup is a skill. Moreso, not everyone is capable due to medical conditions that limit them, such as poor eyesight or motor functioning impairment. Secondly, applying cosmetics and learning to master it takes time and effort. Lastly, the face needs frequent touch ups during the day.
While there is no permanent solution, there are longer lasting ones for a busy girl boss like you! Hence, in the hopes of achieving higher eyebrows, fuller lips, and the illusion of bigger eyes, more and more women resort to non-surgical, beautifying treatments. These include having botox and cosmetic tattoos.
At CMP Cosmetic Tattoo & Microblading, we believe being well-informed about these procedures before taking a chance on them is crucial. That is why we made a quick guide for your reference. Hence, allow us to guide you to a deeper dive into both.
What is Cosmetic Tattooing?
Cosmetic tattooing, or micropigmentation, as others call it, is a semi-permanent procedure where pigment is implanted in particular facial features. For the eyebrows, it can add volume and elevation. While there is no such thing as a permanent lip tattoo and a permanent eyeliner, having a cosmetic lip or eyeliner tattoo will make your lips appear more luscious and full or your eyes appear bigger and stand out more!
Cosmetic tattooing is done with a small, sterile, disposable needle that contains iron oxide that tattoos the skin. Thanks to this procedure, women do not only spend less time on their morning routine, but they also get to enjoy results that resemble actual makeup!
Another upside to cosmetic tattooing is that those who have scars due to surgeries have an opportunity for cosmetic repair. Blending the pigment’s hue with those of the scar tissue will make the latter unrecognizable!
What is Botox?
Botox, or botulinum toxin, is a drug medical practitioners use to treat wrinkles and creases in the skin. When injected into the skin, the substance blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles, which leads to temporary paralysis or weakening of the affected area since the muscles cannot contract.
While the result of Botox may not sound appealing, the opposite is true for its physical manifestations. A Botox brow lift elevates the height of the eyebrows and opens up the eyes. A Botox lip flip, on the other hand, makes the lips appear fuller.
Aside from the brows and lips, you can have Botox injected in other various parts of the face. At the upper part of the face, these include the forehead, frown line, bunny line, under the eyes, and the wrinkles around the eyes. While you cannot get a permanent concealer for your chin, jawline, and neck, getting Botox works just as fine!
Which One is Better?
As mentioned, both cosmetic tattooing and botox give quick results and are time-savers. Moreso, since these are not surgical procedures that are strictly invasive, they do not inflict pain. If ever discomfort is expected, it will be only minimal and is nothing topical anaesthetic cannot cover! While every procedure involves some risks, you do not have to worry about these if a trusted expert will do the job. Lastly, both are not permanent, and you might require more than one session for both.
Aside from the possibility that Botox may limit some facial expressions, its other difference from cosmetic tattooing boils down to their longevity and cost. Regarding the first one, cosmetic tattoos stay between one and three years, while Botox rests on the face for two months to half a year. When it comes to costs, a cosmetic tattoo session can go between $399 to $450. For Botox, the number of units used dictates the expense. Depending on the area to be treated, a total rate could reach $400 to $800, with each unit priced between $13 to $20.
If you opt for cosmetic tattooing, you can trust CMP Cosmetic Tattoo & Microblading for an experience and results tailored to you and for a more confident you!