What is micropigmentation?
Micropigmentation is a process where color is implanted in the epidermis in the facial areas of the eyes, brows, and lips. The procedure, also known as cosmetic tattooing, allows a woman the freedom to forego the use of cosmetic liners for the eyes, mouth, and brows as well as mascara for the lashes and lip color for the mouth.
Micropigmentation enables a woman to look good any time she wants – no more quick touchups or taking time out to apply lipstick, eyeliner, or mascara. Plus, the color implantation eliminates those raccoon eyes or smudges that can result every now and then. Micropigmentation makes life easier for a woman, regardless of her reason for opting for the procedure.
Who is a good candidate for the procedure?
Micropigmentation is recommended for any woman who wants to free her day, but is especially recommended for women who regular pursue athletic or outdoor activities, women who have oily complexions, and women who are allergic to cosmetics. The procedure will also help anyone who has thin lashes or brows, suffers from hay fever, has vision problems, or has a health condition, such as arthritis, which prevents them from properly applying makeup. If you feel that you are a good candidate for micropigmentation, then you should set up an appointment for a consultation about the procedure.
How many treatments does a patient undergo?
Typically, most women undergo a couple of treatments – the initial treatment followed by another appointment 6 weeks to two months later. Touch-up treatments are required as the implantation colors fade over time. Generally, any pigment that has a blue or red base will remain intact longer than pigments with yellow hues. Depending on the individual, color fading can range from a year and a half to as long as half a decade. However, colors usually begin to lose their intensity after a three-year period.
The colors you choose will be based on your skin tone and age. Usually, it’s recommended that older patients, for instance, choose lighter brow colors while younger patients have the latitude to select darker pigments.
When you undergo the micropigmentation process, a topical anesthetic will be applied before and during the procedure. Therefore, patients experience little pain or discomfort during the treatment.
What to expect during the recovery period
In most cases, patients heal after about a week. Patients who opt for full lip micropigmentation, however, take a bit longer to heal. Side effects can include flaking or crusting in the treated area. During healing, patients experience a color loss of about 30 percent