Micropigmentation: Procedure, Risks, Costs

Micropigmentation, which is also considered “permanent makeup,” can make your eyebrows, eyelashes, and lips look better. It can also fix problems like scars and uneven pigmentation. The treatment can also be used to fix up the area around the breast’s nipple and areola.

People usually choose micropigmentation because they have physical problems that make it hard for them to put on makeup every day or because they want to save time. People with alopecia, a type of hair loss, may choose micropigmentation to make it look like their eyebrows are still there even though they aren’t.

10 reasons why you should get Micropigmentation

Here are ten reasons to get micropigmentation, according to the American Academy of Micropigmentation:

  • Convenience: When compared to putting on makeup, you can save up to 100 hours a year with micropigmentation.
  • Non-allergic: Traditional makeup can be harsh on some skin types.
  • Ease of Use: People with health problems like arthritis have trouble putting on makeup.
  • Changes that come with getting older: Micropigmentation can highlight the good and hide the bad. It is often used to fix uneven lip lines and spots of discoloured skin.
  • No More Smears: Micropigmentation solves the smearing problem.
  • If you’ve had LASIK surgery, wear contact lenses, or spend a lot of time in front of a computer, you may benefit from micropigmentation.
  • If you’re an athlete or just live an active lifestyle, it might be difficult to keep up with your makeup application if you spend a lot of time outside.
  • The Natural Look: Micropigmentation is able to achieve the look of a “natural lady.”
  • People who have experienced hair loss can reap the benefits of micropigmentation for their eyebrows, sideburns, and hairline. This treatment has been shown to be effective.
  • Discoloration of the Skin: The color of the skin can be altered by a number of skin illnesses, hereditary characteristics, and deformities. A breast nipple that has been lightened unevenly, a cleft lip, or scars may all be improved by micropigmentation.

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 and your doctor may go over the pros and cons of both the lighter and darker alternatives. Patients typically start off with a lighter hue and then go back for more treatment to deepen it if they feel it’s necessary.

After Treatment

After the treatment, ice packs can be placed to the affected area to help alleviate any discomfort. After receiving therapy, it is essential to use sun protection. If you have a history of getting cold sores, your doctor may be able to give you medicine to prevent another outbreak.

After the procedure, you should never forget to mention to any doctor you see in the future that you have previously undergone the micropigmentation surgery. This is something you should do for the rest of your life. If you are thinking about getting cosmetic surgery or having laser skin resurfacing done, you should be aware of some risks and possible limits. When you get an MRI, you also need to follow some safety precautions.

Risks and Complications of Micropigmentation

Micropigmentation involves risks similar to those associated with any other cosmetic procedure. These concerns might include infection, difficulty with removal, allergic reactions, granulomas, keloid development, and MRI complications.

You should also be aware that the inks and pigments that are used in micropigmentation are subject to regulation by the FDA as cosmetic and color additives. However, the FDA has not attempted to regulate the use of micropigmentation inks and pigments and does not control the actual practice of micropigmentation. You should be aware of this fact.

The Results of Micropigmentation Are Not Completely Permanent.

There are some people who call micropigmentation “permanent makeup.” However, it will not last forever for the following two reasons:

  • Aging can generate discolouration.
  • Exposure to sunlight can dull the intensity of the color.

Consult a qualified healthcare provider.

The best person to help you decide if micropigmentation is right for your condition and if it fits into your overall treatment plan is a board-certified doctor. The doctor should talk about what to do and how long the procedure will take.

In some cases, micropigmentation providers ask people who are under medical care to get permission from a doctor before letting them get permanent makeup.

In Dubai, the person giving the treatment has to be a trained professional of some kind. The amount of training needed to become a licensed tattoo artist is small compared to the amount of education needed to become a licensed doctor. Some providers may get a certificate after a weekend course in micropigmentation. Some people may buy tools that come with a home video training course.

Some groups have stepped in to help providers get their credentials. The Emiratian Academy of Micropigmentation and the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals have a peer review process and a written and oral exam as requirements for board certification. Emiratis who are part of the Emiratian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery also do micropigmentation.

Here are some tips to keep in mind when you consult a micropigmentation treatment provider:

  • Check references, which you can get from friends, your doctor, the treatment provider, the Emiratian Academy of Micropigmentation, and the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals. Online chat rooms could also be a place to find references.
  • Check the provider’s credentials and make sure they are up to date. Ask about the type of training and how long it lasts. Also, ask the provider how many times they’ve done the micropigmentation treatment you want.
  • Look at the provider’s portfolio of before-and-after photos of micropigmentation patients. This will help you set realistic goals. Bring a picture of what you want to achieve.
  • Find out what kind of equipment will be used, where the procedure will be done, and how long it will take.
  • Ask about possible side effects.

Micropigmentation Cost in Dubai

The education level of the treatment provider can impact cost. The extent of the procedure can affect cost as well. For example, the cost of filling in eyebrows in Dubai may be only 2000 AED. However, people typically want permanent makeup in several areas. The average cost of these multiple procedures can range from 4,000 to 8,000 AED.

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