Other names: Permanent eyeliner, permanent brows, blepharopigmentation
Primary goal: Placement of "permanent" color by tattooing ferrous oxide and other metallic pigments into the dermis of the eyelid skin
Secondary goals: Freedom from daily application of eyelid and/or brow cosmetics
After permanent eyeliner
Anesthesia: As the procedure is now most commonly performed by cosmetologists rather than physicians, anesthesia options are limited. A stiff drink may help.
Technique: Ideally, pigment is placed between the lashes as a series of closely-spaced dots rather than as a solid thick line, which may appear too stark.
Variations: Several brands of . . .