The Most Popular PMU Treatments in 2019

By Katarina V.| Last updated on September 20, 2022
popular pmu treatments in 2019
⏱️ 5 min read

Permanent makeup has taken over the world, with thousands and thousands both women and men opting for at least one procedure a year. However, there are so many treatments, that it’s impossible to choose just one. The key is finding the one that’s just for you, and if you are self-conscious about something, why not change it if you have the chance?

These are the most popular permanent makeup treatments that you can opt for in 2019:

1. Microblading

Microblading is the most popular PMU treatment for eyebrows. During the microblading process, small incisions are made into your skin, thus letting pigment penetrate the outer layers of the eyebrow area and creating a completely new eyebrow look.

The most important thing is to carefully choose your artist as they can either make or break your final look.

The average microblading price is around $600, but it varies according to many factors.

2. Lip blushing

The semi permanent lip tattoo can give your lips a fabulous enhancement. It means adding a tint or a blush to your lips, giving it a just-bitten, pop of color look. However, this procedure is a bit different than other PMU treatments, mostly due to the fact that lips don’t retain pigments as well as other body parts. This is why many clients need several touch-ups.

The average lip tattoo price per session is around $590.

Lip blushing - Popular PMU Treatment in 2019

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3. Freckle tattoos

Tattooing freckles on the face is a relatively new procedure, even though not many artist perform it. While some argue that it’s difficult to maintain an even fade on the face, others believe that freckles are naturally uneven. The procedure is done with the stick-and-poke technique, which means that a single needle is used instead of a machine. This is because it’s the best way to tattoo each freckle (and each freckle takes about four or five pokes to be finished). Freckle tattooing is an ordinary PMU treatment meaning that a client might need a touch up after two or three years.

The average price per treatment is $200.

Freckles Tattoo - Popular PMU Treatment in 2019

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4. Permanent eyeliner

The permanent eyeliner procedure is done above the lash line and it’s done in order to give the appearance of fuller lashes. There are two ways to complete this PMU treatment. The first one is the traditional eyeliner tattoo which is placed right above the lash line, thus leaving the effect of a great eyeliner line. The other is called lash line enhancement, and the goal is to create a look of fuller lashes by tattooing a dot next to each lash hair.

The average PMU eyeliner price is around $550.

Permanent eyeliner - Popular PMU Treatment in 2019

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5. Scar camouflage

Scar camouflage might be the most humane PMU treatment of all, as it helps patients hide the scars that they do not want to be seen. The most well-known use of this procedure is for the mastectomy scars, although artists consider other scars as well. If the scar is lighter than the natural skin color, it’s generally a good scar candidate. This treatment doesn’t work well on scars that are purple, red or brown. With the use of flesh-colored pigment and the right equipment, the artist will try to camouflage the tattoo by letting the pigment penetrate the lighter parts of your skin.

The average price per treatment is anywhere between $2500 and $4500, but it depends on the size of the scar.

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6. Blush

Even though most PMU treatments are very popular at the moment, the blush tattooing is still a taboo. It’s a relatively difficult procedure as the blush on the cheeks might not fade evenly. As a result, it will leave you looking like you have unblended blush or uneven red spots. Moreover, many skin-care products that patients use can cause an uneven fade or even color breakdown.

So do your leg work when researching a place to get blush tattoos. Ask to see pictures of their work, talk to some of their clients. Although you might pay more, an esthetician clinic or plastic surgeon is the best choice for a successful outcome. It takes a few days for the swelling to go down and the color to settle so keep that in mind when making your appointment.

The prices for this treatment are ranging from $300-$1000.

7. Scalp micropigmentation

Scalp micropigmentation, also known as SMP, is a completely new cosmetic pigmentation process and a great asset to the PMU treatments family. This is a great option for both men and women who have thinning hair and want to make their hair seem fuller, or for guys who are balding and want to do something about it. This procedure requires a lot of skill and precision, so the process might cost a bit more than expected, but it also depends on the area that’s getting micropigmented.

Expect to pay for an average scalp micropigmentation treatment around $3,000 in the USA.

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Opting for a PMU treatment is definitely in trend right now, but if you have the option of changing something you don’t like about yourself, why wouldn’t you? Almost all of these require a certain touch-up after a couple of years, so you have plenty of time to decide if you want another one or not.

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