This technique promises colored and juicy lips, while still looking natural. Unlike the tattoos of the 80’s, the appearance achieved is very subtle, similar to the application of a lip tint or colored balm.
The procedure involves the application of pigment through microneedles. Local anesthesia is used due to the high sensitivity of this area and since color retention is lower on the lips, two or three layers may be required to achieve the desired effect.
Lip blushing is recommended for those who invest a lot of time and effort in lip makeup, are tired of fillers and are willing to tolerate the slight discomfort (dryness, sensitivity) during the healing days. Once the sessions are over, the appearance of blurred lips is preserved for up to a year.
Wake up with lined eyes or fuller eyelashes? Yes, it is possible by applying pigments at (or below) the lash line.
It’s a perfect alternative for those who won’t leave the house (or join a video call) without eyeliner and mascara.
Just like microblading and lip blushing, with permanent eyeliner the color is deposited into the skin and stays on for one to three years.
While many people who have freckles look for ways to hide or cover them up, there are others who will do anything to fake them. For them, micropigmentation can be a solution.
The natural result is achieved by diluting the pigment to achieve that subtle color that characterizes spontaneous freckles. The first step is to mark the spots with an eyeliner and use a single needle instead of the machine used for eyebrows and lips. Two passes may be necessary to achieve better definition.
The duration depends on how quickly the skin absorbs the ink and the facial routines that influence its discoloration. Touch-up is usually done one to two years after the first procedure.
One of the most interesting applications of micropigmentation is the coloring of scars and stretch marks.
Due to the particularities, in these cases the first step is to evaluate the skin to be treated and mix pigments until the ideal tone is found. Then the ink is introduced in very thin layers and two or three sessions are scheduled, with healing time between them.
Ideally, the scar should be lighter in color than the skin, as the technique does not work well for dark spots. As it is performed on thicker tissue that does not have glands that stimulate perspiration, the effect remains intact for several years.
Endless options for permanent makeup
When it comes to permanent makeup, you can choose from many types of micropigmentation. The most common types of permanent makeup can include eyebrows, lips, or eyeliner. There are many different treatments for each of these types. For example, you can opt for “powder eyebrows” (eyebrow blading) or 3D eyebrows, in which they are given an almost shaded appearance, or more natural 3D eyebrows with a hair-to-hair technique.
Micropigmentation and possible pain
Because permanent makeup is injected into the skin with sharp needles, there will be some level of pain during the procedure. Each person’s level of pain is different. If you have very sensitive skin, you may experience additional irritation.
This is why it is very important to talk to a professional before subjecting your face to micropigmentation. A professional will do the job as gently as possible so that you don’t experience more pain than necessary. You can also purchase an anesthetic cream that you can apply to your skin before the treatment begins.
The professional will usually apply an anesthetic cream before beginning, which will make the specific area where the treatment will be performed less sensitive to pain. If you choose a procedure for the lips, which is the part of the face where most people experience the most discomfort, more painkillers will be applied during the procedure to make it as pleasant as possible. You can always ask the professional to take a break during the procedure if you need a break from the sharp needles.
Once the treatment is over, the healing process will begin. For many, this may cause irritation around the treated area, as it is a wound that must heal in order to get the final result. To minimize irritation and pain, you can use a soothing irritation cream to make the healing process more bearable. The healing process can take anywhere from 20 to 45 days, depending on how your skin reacts to the micropigmentation and natural colors that will be used for the treatment.
Permanent Makeup Care
Although permanent makeup is permanent, micropigmentation is applied to the most superficial layers of the skin, so the color will gradually fade over time. Therefore, it will be necessary to repeat the treatment. The frequency of repetitions depends on each individual. In the case of eyebrows, it is ideal to repeat the treatment after a year, and in the case of eyeliner and lips, you can repeat it about two years after the treatment has ended.
What is this process?
Before the makeup is applied, a makeup test is conducted . It consists of a study to determine how corrections will be made to achieve a harmonious result.
During these tests, the client can agree with the specialist on the result they want. This will be a test on a template, on a mannequin or on the patient himself, in which he performs a trial micropigmentation with the design that will be finalized.
This test is followed by a technical procedure in which pigments are implanted at the level of the dermis to color and shape different areas of the face, such as the eyebrows, lips or eyes.
It is not a procedure that causes pain, but some people report feeling discomfort, especially in the more sensitive areas such as the eyes. This, like tattoos, also depends on the sensitivity of the person.
After performing this technique, you need to wait a few weeks to really appreciate the results.
What areas can be micropigmented?
Currently, there are three main types of micropigmentation that specialize in a particular area of the face or body or scalp. In each case, one of these specific techniques is used, which must be carried out taking into account all the aspects previously mentioned.
This is the most famous and the one that is most often discussed when we talk about permanent makeup . Seeks to naturally beautify areas of the skin, such as the lips, eyebrows or eye line.
Eyebrows Micropigmentation is done in the case of baldness, or low density, because it gives them shape and expressiveness. Small lines are applied that model the shape and thickness of the eyebrows, giving them a completely natural look. Thus, it is a permanent eyebrow makeup , and they will be outlined so that they always look perfect.
If the eye line is done, several aspects are taken into consideration, such as length, thickness and color that the client wants. The look is clear and deep, without the need to touch up at any time with regular makeup.
As for permanent lip makeup, it is done to correct their shape, as well as to give them volume and a richer color permanently. In addition, it beautifies the face and gives harmony to the lips, balancing the lips with the rest of the face.
As for the capillary micropigmentation , its purpose is to hide those areas of the scalp that have become lighter due to hair loss. We achieve an optical effect which gives the impression that the patient’s own hair grows naturally in this area. To make it perfect, you must take into account the forehead, the type of hair and its color.
Permanent makeup for vitiligo or other special conditions
Permanent makeup for vitiligo is a type of micropigmentation that is also used to correct and mask other types of skin defects such as scars, grafts or burns.
It is also used in cases of vitiligo, a skin disease that causes white spots to appear on different areas of the skin. This type of micropigmentation is usually done on fairly small areas.
It should also be done when vitiligo has already stabilized and does not continue to progress to larger areas of skin.
Micropigmentation can also be done for people who have had breast cancer and need reconstruction of the breast areolae (nipple) after surgery.
What kind of care must be maintained?
Once a week has passed since the technique, certain precautions should be taken:
- Clean the micropigmented area daily with a physiological primer, using sterile gauze. Cotton should not be used.
- The area should be dry and any aggressive action such as scratching or rubbing should be avoided.
- Cosmetics should not be used on the area.
- No sunbathing and, of course, no UVA rays.
- Saunas, swimming pools and beaches should be avoided.
Care should be taken for the following days after the application of makeup, and after the specified period, you can enjoy the results as usual.
However, and on an ongoing basis, we recommend the use of sunscreen for all those micropigmented areas that may be exposed to the sun. In fact, sunscreen should be used daily and regularly on all skin to avoid sun damage.
All of these pigmentation procedures, whether they are related to permanent makeup or to the reconstructive pigmentation of scars, breast areolas or vitiligo, must be performed in a micropigmentation center that adheres to the relevant health guarantees. This is the only way to get all the possible guarantees and the certainty that we are in professional hands.