For anyone who struggles with their makeup routine, the minutes – and even hours – they devote to the daily application of eyeliner, eyebrow liner, lip color, foundation, mascara, and other types of makeup can be frustrating. This is especially true of people experiencing thinning in their eyebrows, patients who are undergoing or recovering from chemotherapy, and those who are finding it increasingly difficult to apply makeup as they get older. For people on the go who live full and busy lives, finding extra time to dedicate to makeup can be a nearly impossible task.
Micropigmentation, also known as permanent makeup, provides alternatives to traditional makeup application, and is applied to highlight natural facial features. Micropigmentation is not only beneficial for those hoping to save on time and energy put toward makeup application, but also can help those dealing with hair loss and medical conditions regain their confidence and feel more beautiful in their skin.
How Does Micropigmentation Work?
Micropigmentation is like tattooing in the sense that it delivers ink to the skin with the use of tiny needles. Unlike tattoos, however, the micropigmentation device penetrates much more shallowly into the skin, thereby minimizing scarring and other unwanted risks sometimes associated with tattooing.
The micropigmentation service is applied with a handheld device to give the applicant freedom of motion. This allows the applicant to precisely follow the contours of certain facial features to create beautiful and lasting results that not only mimic those of wearable makeup techniques, but also last significantly longer.
How to Prepare for Your Micropigmentation Procedure
Prior to undergoing a micropigmentation procedure, an initial consultation will take place to discuss desired results. Then, a sketch of the results will be made directly over the targeted areas to show the desired color and shape. Finally, a topical numbing cream is applied to the targeted areas to minimize discomfort during the duration of the procedure.
Most micropigmentation procedures take approximately one hour to perform, depending on the size of the area being targeted. However, multiple sessions are available if necessary.
Are There Any Risks Associated with Micropigmentation?
Micropigmentation is an FDA-recognized cosmetic procedure, and, as such, is extremely safe and reliable. Although the chances of adverse effects occurring are low following the procedure, there are some inherent risks associated with any such procedure, including infection and asymmetry. It is always a good idea to have a discussion with your skin care professional prior to receiving a procedure such as micropigmentation.
Does Micropigmentation Last?
The short answer is yes, micropigmentation is a permanent procedure. However, depending on the area of application and how subtle the effect is, small touch-ups may be needed in regular intervals to maintain optimum results and correct gradual fading.
Jennifer Curtin is a medical aesthetician who is nationally recognized for her expertise in medical skin care. With more than 20 years of experience in medical aesthetics, she is dedicated to the aesthetic industry and has received awards of merit including the International CIDESCO Certification, Assistant Cosmetic Laser Practitioner and National Leadership Award. Jennifer is the president of Skintherapy, a leading med spa in the Buckhead area of Atlanta. To schedule a complimentary appointment with Jennifer, call 404-358-2961 or click here to submit a consult request online.