The eyebrows, that area that frames our face and has taken center stage in recent years. Because it seeks to stand out, being that at present, the style to wear is thick, framed, and pronounced.
To achieve this result, an option used by those with little or very light hair in that area is to practice micro pigmentation. Thus, giving life to dull or sparsely populated eyebrows.
Let’s talk today about micropigmentation. The preparation for the procedure and the care after its completion and successful application. So that your eyebrows look great.
What is micropigmentation?
It is a specialty in the field of aesthetics responsible for implanting pigments on the dermal surface. And thus, defining a specific body part through color and shapes.
It is a practice that women mostly use. And the most common areas they request for micropigmentation are the eyes, lips, and eyebrows.
It is considered permanent makeup to correct imperfections or enhance a specific area. Micropigmentation is also treated as a tattoo. Since it consists of applying ink to the skin to mark the area defined or corrected.
Function of micropigmentation
Because it is semi-permanent makeup, this is practiced to speed up time and effort when applying makeup in some cases.
Also, as mentioned at the beginning, there are people whose density in the area of the eyebrows is scarce.
Micropigmentation is a solution for this problem of light, sparsely populated, or lacking definition eyebrows.
The first thing to do is an allergy test, verifying if the area of the skin in which the micropigmentation will be applied is in a position to withstand the procedure without alterations.
For the quality of the work to be carried out to be optimal.
It is recommended that a design be made before the application.
And thus, be as adapted as possible to the natural forms of the person’s facial structure.
So that it is possible to correct what is necessary beforehand. to perform micropigmentation.
Once the design has been approved and verified that t, thes not susceptible to allergies.
Micropigmentation is carried out as such, and the area of the eyebrows is drawn.
It´s necessary to make a consultation a few weeks after the application of micropigmentation to verify if a touch-up is necessary.
If required, it will be done in the most precise way possible.
Recommendations for performing eyebrow micropigmentation
Applying micropigmentation on the eyebrows can last from 20 minutes to even 2 hours.
Despite being a technique similar to that of a tattoo, the pain experienced is lower. Since it is performed on the outermost layer of the skin. And topical anesthesia can be applied to minimize the sensation further.
The area where the treatment was applied may present redness during the first days and weeks due to the healing process.
Sun exposure should be avoided during the first month, as well as eyebrow waxing.
Although it is a long-term treatment, it is not permanent. So, after a considerable period of time, it may require a touch-up.
On the recommendation of specialists, this procedure should not be applied to people with skin sensitivities who have skin diseases and pregnant women.
Care after the intervention
Micropigmentation is a semi-permanent treatment that lasts between two and five years. The skin reabsorbs the pigments, so it is required to apply for a review after that time. The duration depends on each type of skin.
Once the micropigmentation has been carried out, the following must be taken into account:
The first few days after treatment, the area will likely be slightly inflamed, and a thin scab will form.
Usually, whoever applies the procedure, prescribes the placement of a topical cream that helps to heal more pleasingly. Trying at all costs to avoid exposure to the sun, bathing in the sea or swimming pool, or waxing and using makeup.
From the second week onwards, the restoration process begins. This takes approximately 15 days to incorporate the placed pigment into the other epidermis layers.
It is possible that during this process and together with the appearance of the scab typical of healing, a reduction in the intensity of the pigment is observed, up to 40%, with the color being recovered from the fourth week. If a touch-up is necessary, it will be carried out once this stage has been completed and the result has been released.
Disadvantages of the procedure
Many people and centers that practice it promote it as a permanent treatment when it is not.
Certainly, its duration is approximately 2 to 5 years, a necessary touch-up.
Another aspect is that, over time, along with exposure to the sun and other agents. The color fades, revealing light eyebrows without the power that characterizes the pigment.
All aesthetic treatment involves prior and subsequent care. Despite being a common and popular procedure, investigate both the place and the person who is going to practice it, and check their previous work before practicing it. And, of course, perform the relevant tests to ensure that the work will be successful.