How is a permanent makeup procedure performed?
Micropigmentation is a special form of tattoo art focused on beauty. Depending on the practice, your surgeon may have a specialist on staff who is licensed to perform permanent makeup tattooing. When looking for a specialist, you should ensure a board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeon oversees the facility and endorses your specialist. The tattoo specialist’s qualifications and experience are integral to achieving the right look and preventing any risks or complications.
- The specialists will apply a topical anesthetic to numb your skin and make you more comfortable during the procedure.
- Before the procedure begins, the specialist will perform a scratch test on your finger to check if you are allergic to the pigment. This step is important to determine if you have any reaction to the pigment before tattooing a larger area on your face.
- If appropriate, the specialist will outline the tattoo area then begin tattooing. The needles will penetrate the skin and implant pigment below the epidermis to correct or enhance your skin.
- Once the treatment is complete, your specialist will apply ointment to keep the area soft and promote healing. He or she may apply a bandage to protect the area for a few hours, but it is not required.
- You may need more than one session, spaced four to six weeks apart, to achieve the best results.