Micropigmentation is a technique that corrects, improves, modifies, beautifies, and brings harmony to certain areas of the face and body thanks to the implantation of pigments in the epidermis. These pigments manage to give color and shape to the area where they are applied. In this way, micropigmentation can be considered a permanent makeup technique.
Tips Before Micropigmentation
Most often, micropigmentation is used on the face to enhance the appearance of the lips, brows, and eyes (eyelids). It is also used on the body, particularly to conceal flaws brought on by scars or conditions that cause loss of skin pigmentation and to enhance the look of the nipples during breast reconstruction (such as vitiligo). Even now, baldness is concealed using this method.
- Find out about the establishment, if it has the corresponding permits, the mandatory hygienic measures, and. Of course, that the instruments are sterile and that the material that is going to penetrate. The skin, such as the needles, are disposable (of an only use). Even pigments must be regulated by the agency for medicines and medical devices. Also make sure that the specialist you choose complies with all the required hygienic-sanitary measures, is qualified, and has specific experience in the treatment. You are going to perform.
- If you are undergoing any treatment or suffer from any illness, you should inform the specialist. This will assess if you can perform micropigmentation or if you should consult your doctor beforehand so that he or she authorizes it. The technician will also take your data in a patient file for subsequent follow-up.
- The doctor will thoroughly explain the course of therapy to you on the first day. Make sure you comprehend the information in full. Which will also be given in writing and you will sign the “informed consent” document together with the specialist. If you have any questions, he asks them to solve it for you. Allergy tests and color tests must be carried out according to each type of treatment between a week. And a month before the first micropigmentation session and following all the health measures described, also in this case the materials must be disposable.
- The previous design, shape, or color of your treatment will be proposed by the specialist but you must be the one who approves the details. He should also explain the techniques he will perform and the approximate number of sessions you will need. Sometimes there are treatments or techniques that require a touch-up after a while.
- When you go for micropigmentation, the region to be treated must be clean after using a neutral soap. And do not use oils, hair masks, lotions, or cosmetics afterward, even if the specialist will disinfect it.
- Ask the professional how long micropigmentation is expected to endure. And be aware of procedures lasting more than 5 years because after that time the colors start to fade and take on new tones, much as with tattoos. Depending on the exact procedure, optimal micropigmentation and dermopigmentation last between 2 and 4 years. Three years is the most typical timeframe.
- Make sure you know if the treatment requires any aftercare and what you can expect or notice in the days afterward. Your specialist should explain to you, for example, if “micro-crusts” will appear, how to act, or how the treatment is expected to evolve in the following days.
- And lastly, and depending on the treatment. Generally the days after having performed the micropigmentation you should avoid prolonged sunbathing (including UVA). Immerse the treated area in very hot water, and you cannot do a sauna two days later. Or do any aesthetic treatment such as peelings or hair removal or rub the micropigmented area.