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A female asked:

Is the procedure for permanent makeup painful? how painful is the permanent makeup procedure, and is anesthesia used?

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Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
Like a tattoo: Most permanent make up is a form of tattoo.
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology 32 years experience
Sedation only: Permanent make up, such as eyeliner, is functionally a tattoo. It can be painful, but not as much as an operation. Most locations that do this do not require a general anesthetic for the procedure. The use of sedation is usually sufficient for your satisfaction.
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Last updated Apr 24, 2015

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