Micropigmentation and Cosmetic Tattooing

Micropigmentation is a tattooing technique used to simulate tiny hair follicles on the scalp to camouflage hair thinning, adding a shadow effect within natural hair to increase the look of density and camouflage patches of complete hair loss or scars.
The same “pointillism” or dotting technique is used to camouflage lighter toned scars or uneven skin tone and in 3D Areola Treatments.

Semi- Permanent Makeup Treatments have in recent years become one of the hottest fashion trends around the world, but this is far from a ground breaking new treatment. As far back as the ancient Egyptian’s there is evidence of various inks and pigments being embedded within the skin to create the famous Egyptian eyeliner and distinctive eyebrows. Many tribes around the world are also known to use traditional tribal tattooing and tapping techniques.

Originating in Korea, Microblading became increasingly popular, offering certain skin types a very natural fine hair stroke that is grazed into the skin, in opposed to a machine method which injects pigment precisely into the skin.

More recently semi-permanent makeup has increased in popularity in the west due to the dramatic improvements in training, techniques, machines and products offering a long lasting, virtually pain free procedure that is low maintenance yet achieves realistic, natural results.

Semi-Permanent makeup is also known as Microblading or cosmetic tattoo, the process of implanting pigment within the skin either by using a machine or hand tool such as a Microblade is still considered tattooing but the pigments used will fade over time unlike those used in Micropigmentation treatments which are more permanent.

Enhancing and Camouflaging

Permanent makeup can enhance many areas of the body and also camouflage many imperfections. Medical tattooing can be used to camouflage scars and conditions such as vitiligo, we can create shadows on the scalp to camouflage hair loss and even reconstruct nipples following a Mastectomy. The most popular treatment is Lip Enhancement, Eyelash Enhancement and Eyebrow Enhancement, with many styles of Permanent makeup to choose from such as hair stroke, powder, Ombre and a combination.

Every style and technique of Permanent makeup involves pigment being implanted in the skin, the results vary from person to person, some skin will retain the pigment longer than others but traces of the pigment will remain permanently in the skin even if it can’t be seen, also slight scarring can occur over time.

Long lasting results

Permanent makeup can last between 9 months up to 5 years, but the results depend on a number of factors, these include skin type, age, skin condition, medical conditions, medication and the general life style of the client. For instance, a young 22 year old with healthy, slightly oily skin who exercises regularly, enjoys beauty treatments and regularly applies various beauty products tend to find their treatment will fade quicker than that of a 65 year old, who has dry skin, who spends more time indoors out of the sun, rarely exercises and doesn’t use many beauty products.

Permanent makeup has recently become popular within the fashion and celebrity world, offering a long lasting solution to creating full, dramatic, perfectly symmetrical eyebrows, saving girls hours in front of the mirror each day, however more and more clients also turn to permanent makeup for more personal reasons, over plucking eyebrows is one of the most common, but many women experience permanent hair loss due to hormone changes such as puberty, pregnancy or menopause. Hair loss or Alopecia can also be caused due to stress or anxiety. Treatments for illnesses such as cancer often leave people with devastating hair loss and scarring so permanent makeup can often be a life changing treatment to so many people.

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