Micropigmentation, also known as permanent makeup, enhances facial features such as eyebrows, lashes, and lips, and improves conditions like scarring and uneven pigmentation.
People typically choose micropigmentation either because they have physical limitations that make applying makeup difficult on a regular basis, or simply as a way to save time. People with alopecia, a form of hair loss, may choose micropigmentation to create an appearance of eyebrows where the hair has been lost.
Top Reasons for Micropigmentation
Here are a few reasons on why an individual may consider micropigmentation:
- Convenience – Saving up to 100 hours a year in makeup application
- Non-Allergic – Certain skin types are easily irritated by traditional makeup
- No More Smears – Micropigmentation resolves the smear problem
- Aging Changes – Micropigmentation can enhance the positives and mask the negatives.
- The Outdoors – Too much time outdoors affects makeup application efforts.
- The Natural Look – Micropigmentation offers the “natural woman” look.
The Micropigmentation Procedure
Since the surface layer of the skin (epidermis) continually undergoes a natural exfoliation process, the color is tattooed on both the surface skin layer and the skin layer below (dermis layer). A topical anesthetic is applied before and after treatment to reduce discomfort. Tiny, metabolically inert pigment granules are implanted below the epidermis.
You can discuss the lightness and darkness options with Dr. Sneed. Typically, patients use a lighter color and return for additional treatment to darken the color if needed.
After Micropigmentation Treatment
After the procedure, cool ice packs can be applied to reduce discomfort. Sun protection is important after treatment. If you have a history of cold sores, your doctor can prescribe medication to prevent a reaction.
After the procedure, always remember to advise any doctor throughout your lifetime that you have had micropigmentation. There are precautions and possible restrictions if you are considering cosmetic surgery or laser skin resurfacing. Precautions also must be taken when you have an MRI.
Free Micropigmentation Consultation with Aesthetica Med Spa
Aesthetica Med Spa is excited to offer Micropigmentation at their Austin Medical Spa. To learn more about Micropigmentation and other facial enhancement treatments we offer, you can request your free consultation online or call our office at 512-899-2639.