Semi Permanent Makeup or Micropigmentation
Are you allergic to cosmetics? Are you too busy to apply make up every day? Have you never learned to apply make up correctly? Do you have sparse or very light eyebrows? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, then you may want to consider semi permanent make up, also known as micropigmentation.
Micropigmentation or semi-permanent cosmetics are very similar to tattooing, it is important you are sure you want the treatment before you have it, as removal will require laser surgery. The effects of permanent cosmetics can fade over the years, but the effect will never disappear completely.
The purpose of micropigmentation is to create a semi permanent appearance of make-up. If you wear makeup every single day, permanent makeup is a very cost effective way to do your makeup.
Micropigmentation is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure similar to tattooing which gives you semi permanent make up. The beauty therapist will use a fine needle to place pigment into the skin at a very high speed via a small hand held electrical device. The needles penetrate the skin a few millimeters deep. The pigment is deposited in the dermal layer of the skin, just below the surface.
Micropigmentation can also cover up scars, blemishes or hair loss; or be used to mimic the appearance of make-up. The treatment will fade over time as new skin grows, so the treatment will have to be repeated every 3–4 years.
A skin test is advisable as some people find they are allergic to semi-permanent cosmetics.
As with all cosmetic procedures there are risks, if the needle is inserted too deeply into the skin it may bleed, spreading of the pigmentation, which can lead to scarring.