Iron Oxide vs Organic Pigments

Iron Oxide vs Organic PMU Pigments

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Iron Oxide vs Organic Pigments
Iron Oxide vs Organic Pigments

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Permanent makeup – iron oxide vs organic pigments, what is the difference?  Attempting a new spin on the ancient art of tattooing, many of the new permanent makeup businesses advertise organic pigments. Be wary about the repackaging of long established tattooing knowledge with trendy buzzwords! See Smithsonian’s online article Tattoos: The Ancient and Mysterious History.

Iron Oxide vs Organic

Organic permanent makeup pigments fades faster, and can also be unstable. Organic color pigments are not always consistent from bottle to bottle.  Nor are peanuts always the exact same color. Clearly, just because a peanut is natural does not mean that it does not cause very serious allergic reactions in many people.  Many people are allergic to peanuts, pollen, plants, citrus, seaweed; the list goes on and on. For more, see Micropigmentation Organic Pigments.

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About Face by Nancy Permanent Makeup only uses iron oxide permanent makeup pigments.  Iron oxide is already present in the body.  A client that is low on iron would have earlier fading as the permanent makeup iron oxide pigments will be absorbed by the body. Be wary of using organic permanent makeup pigments.  Founding Director of the American Academy of Micropigmentation and Ophthalmologist Dr. Charles Zwerling, who coined the term “micropigmentation” and co-authored the book, Micropigmentation: State of the Art states the following:

Dr. Zwerling says pigments, like iron oxide, rarely cause allergic reactions. “Iron oxide has been shown to be the safest pigment,” he says. “Anything that is vegetable based, organic, or natural is the most risky. It’s the natural products in vegetables and herbs that can cause horrible allergic reactions.” Dr. Zwerling also stated, “Iron oxide pigments are inert, meaning they don’t react metabolically. There’s just a miniscule amount of migration with iron oxide.”

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Contact Permanent Makeup & Skin Care Expert Nancy Young for more information. Available by appointment in Century City, Sherman Oaks, and West Hollywood. For a complimentary consultation, call 323.680.4458.

Iron Oxide vs Organic Pigments


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