Micropigmentation or permanent makeup: what is it, advantages and areas: lips, eyebrows, eyes.
Micropigmentation or permanent makeup is a revolutionary and innovative aesthetic procedure, key in the work of the architecture of the gaze , which allows both men and women to enhance, beautify or correct the shape of their eyebrows, lips, eyes or other areas of the eye. body, by applying pigments to the skin, as if it were a tattoo. The result is a permanent makeup since its effects can last for several years.
* It should be noted that the term “permanent makeup” is not literal, as there are several factors that must be taken into account such as skin aging or sun exposure that can discolor or reduce the resistance of the color.
Is eyebrow microblanding the same as micropigmentation?
Although both cosmetic procedures can be used to outline, highlight and beautify the eyebrows, it should be noted that they use different techniques and are usually aimed at people with different needs.
By microblanding eyebrow tattoo you can correct the shape and volume of eyebrow hair lacking or completely redesign it using a manual technique and drawing the hair shape hair . This procedure creates a semi-permanent makeup whose effects last between one and two years.
Generally, microblanding is recommended for people who, after having lost eyebrow hair due to health reasons, stress, hormonal problems, or simply have depopulated hair, would like to increase the volume of their eyebrows in the most natural way possible.
On the other hand, micropigmentation allows us to achieve permanent makeup thanks to the use of a dermograph (professional electrical device) that can implant pigments of certain colors in our skin.
Both techniques are simple and fast , with the difference that the microblading technique is always performed hair by hair, and micropigmentation also offers the possibility of shading.
What are the main advantages of micropigmentation?
The main advantage of micropigmentation or permanent makeup is that it simply SAVES TIME . We all have busy schedules, long commutes from home to work and work to home, and many commitments that rob us of time from our daily morning routines. In addition, with micropigmentation you will never have to worry about whether your makeup is running or disappearing, since it does not go away, even if you swim, play sports or take a shower. However, there are many other reasons to opt for micropigmentation , beyond saving time.
There are also aesthetic reasons why permanent makeup is used. After reconstructive surgery , especially of the face or breasts, permanent makeup can help restore the skin’s appearance to normal in case pigmentation was lost during surgery. In fact, some people choose permanent makeup treatments to improve the results of cosmetic breast surgery.
How is it done ?: eyes, lips and eyebrows
Micropigmentation is performed by inserting a hypoallergenic mineral pigment into the second layer of the skin using a small, fine needle to contour and enhance the appearance of the lips, eyes, eyebrows, or other parts of the body.
This procedure differs from tattoos in that it uses a different pigment than the ink, being less invasive . The instruments used are also less aggressive than that of permanent tattoos.
The treatment is completed in approximately twenty minutes or half an hour , and is performed in our aesthetic clinic, which means that you will go home that same day. Although micropigmentation is a minimally invasive procedure, some patients will need to receive local anesthesia prior to treatment, depending on the area to be treated, to make them as comfortable as possible.
I should wait?
As soon as the session is over, patients usually experience some swelling in the treated area. Do not worry! Our specialists will tell you how often to ice the area, as well as what type of ointment to apply to help reduce swelling. Patients receiving treatment in the eye area may also experience tearing , which is quite common, so it is advisable to have someone accompany you when you finish your appointment.
After the session, your specialist will provide you with an antiseptic to clean the treated area, and may also advise you to avoid sunlight and certain products such as peroxide, as they can have a negative effect on the skin.
The color of the lip tattoo may appear more intense after the procedure. However, it will gradually fade in a few weeks.
IMPORTANT : If any rash, fever, excessive swelling or burning appear in the area after treatment, see a doctor immediately.
Is it painful to undergo micropigmentation?
Let’s face it: most people experience some discomfort. This will depend on the pain tolerance of each individual. However, there are different methods to help with the discomfort, including various topical anesthetics that are developed specifically for these types of treatments. Our aesthetic professionals will tell you which method is the most recommended for your particular case.
To put this in perspective, consider that thousands of body art tattoos are done each year, possibly millions. As a general rule, traditional tattoo professionals do not use anesthetics for their sessions. Anesthetics for micropigmentation treatments are usually used depending on the part of the body to be treated , since permanent makeup is within the category of beauty treatments.
Is it possible that pigments give me an allergy?
People can develop an allergy to anything and at any time. However, allergies to pigments are considered rare . What’s more, some dermatologists recommend micropigmentation for people with environmental allergies or allergies to conventional makeup to replace cosmetic products to which those people are sensitive.
Although allergic reactions to any type of pigment after a micropigmentation treatment (on the face or body) can occur at any time, as we have already mentioned, they are extremely rare.
Is there a possibility of health problems?
The possibility that you have a health problem or reaction to micropigmentation is almost non-existent today. The professionals of the Angela Rueda Aesthetic Medicine Clinic are in continuous training on all kinds of aesthetic treatments and in the practice of precise methods of disinfection and sterilization . Aftercare instructions will greatly reduce any risk if followed to the letter.
Generally, medical problems associated with permanent makeup are often linked to poor post-procedure care on the part of the patient . For this reason, we recommend that you choose the time to perform micropigmentation very well. Do not undergo any aesthetic treatment that requires aftercare, no matter how minimal, if you are not going to be able to take proper care of yourself afterwards.
Who are good candidates for micropigmentation?
Permanent makeup is ideal for both men and women who want to improve the appearance of their eyes, eyebrows, and lips . It also works very well for those who suffer from some type of allergy to conventional makeup .
People who suffer from physical limitations due to severe diseases such as arthritis, can also benefit from micropigmentation. All those people who wear glasses, contact lenses or who simply have sensitive eyes are also good candidates for this treatment.
On the other hand, and since permanent makeup can also be used for medical purposes (dermapigmentation), it can be used to treat scars, correct cleft lips and restore the pigmentation of the areola of the breast in women who have undergone chemotherapy or surgery of mammary construction.
Why choose Ángela Rueda’s clinic for micropigmentation?
When performing any type of cosmetic treatment, it is vital to find highly trained and experienced specialists and doctors , to avoid a failed procedure. Micropigmentation is no exception!
In our clinic you can have the security, tranquility and guarantee of consulting with Ángela Rueda any type of doubt before carrying out the treatment and analyzing your specific needs. A good specialist doctor should be able to attend to all your concerns. That is why we encourage you to express your expectations with us so that you feel comfortable when asking any questions about the procedure.
During the consultation, our specialist will also determine if anesthesia should be provided for your micropigmentation, in which case, you should go a little earlier to the appointment to allow the anesthesia to have enough time to take effect.
We will analyze your medical history to ensure that there will be no complications at any time and we will inform you step by step of the entire process and aftercare. Do not hesitate to make us clear why you want micropigmentation so that our specialist understands your needs 100%!
How should I maintain my look?
Some people may require two or more treatments to achieve the desired results, so be sure to discuss this well with your esthetician when you visit.
On the other hand, pigmentation will gradually fade over time, so you will need to undergo additional treatments to keep your look flawless.
How long does permanent makeup last?
Do not worry! Micropigmentation is not a lifetime commitment . If we speak in general terms, permanent makeup lasts between 18 months and three years .
However, this duration is conditioned by individual factors such as sun exposure or the use of skin creams and lotions , which can eventually fade the color. The natural tone of your skin is also a factor to take into account when determining the duration of the pigments.