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At What Age Should I Consider Permanent Makeup?

Like the hassle of shaving, carefully applying makeup every day is a time-consuming process. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to wake up each morning with perfectly shaped eyebrows, blushing pink lips, or just the right shade of eyeliner, without the inconvenience of a daily makeup routine?

Dr. Richard Levine, a board-certified plastic surgeon in San Antonio, Texas, understands that saving time and looking your best can sometimes be challenging. He offers his expertise in permanent makeup so you can look your best from the moment you wake up to the moment your head hits the pillow at night.

If you’re thinking about permanent makeup as a time-saving solution to your beauty routine, you probably have a lot of questions, including, “At what age should I consider permanent makeup?”

At Richard Levine, MD, we’re happy to answer all your questions, so you feel completely comfortable with any procedure you choose to have done. Here are some initial guidelines to consider:

Is there a minimum age requirement for permanent makeup?

The age requirements for permanent makeup vary by state. In Texas, as in most states across the country, the minimum age requirement for permanent makeup is 18. To get a tattoo or permanent makeup, you should no longer be considered a minor, but rather an individual who can make your own decisions about your health, well-being, and appearance.

We believe it’s just good advice and common sense to do your research whenever you consider any type of long-lasting procedure, such as cosmetic surgery or permanent makeup. Permanent makeup is just that — a procedure that permanently affects your appearance — so it makes sense to be absolutely sure you choose an experienced, reputable provider, no matter what your age.

Take one step at a time

Just because you meet the minimum age requirement doesn’t necessarily mean you’re ready for a full face of permanent makeup. It’s a good idea to start slowly to see if you like the results. For example, if you never leave the house without your precise black line of upper and lower eyeliner, that might be a good place to begin with permanent makeup.

Consider this: When you find a fashion style that works well, you probably don’t waver too far from what you’re comfortable wearing day-to-day. Or, perhaps your talented hair stylist gave you a cut and color that perfectly flatters the shape of your face. Chances are you probably won’t make a drastic change to your hair, either.

The same can be said for your makeup. When you arrive at the age in your life in which you feel comfortable wearing your eyeliner exactly the same way each day, then that’s a great place to start with your first step into the world of permanent makeup.

If you love the results of your new eyeliner and feel confident about the way you pencil in your eyebrows each day, make that your next step. In our experience, we’ve found that first dipping your toe into the pool of cosmetic procedures makes you feel good about the choices you make each step of the way.

Don’t rush in head first: Consider your reasons for wanting permanent makeup

Dr. Levine and the aesthetic team advise that you take your time making a decision about your permanent makeup, at any age. Consider the reasons you’d like to have the procedure:

These are all great reasons for wanting permanent makeup, but ultimately, whether you’re 18 or 80, it’s a very personal decision only you can make. If you are ready for a full face of permanent makeup, it can help you look rejuvenated and refreshed, especially in your 40s, 50s, and beyond.

If you still have questions, give us a call to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online. We’re happy to talk to you about permanent makeup or any other cosmetic procedure we offer.

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