Micropigmentation, often times referred to as "permanent make-up," is a technique in which very fine pigment granules are implanted below the epidermis for cosmetic and or corrective enhancement. Micropigmentation is used to enhance facial features such as eyebrows, eyes and lips. It can also improve conditions such as scarring and uneven pigmentation. It is widely used to reconstruct the nipple/areola breast area. Rejuvenate offers the very best micropigmentation digital machine available. Not only is the machine at Rejuvenate extremely quiet, it uses tiny acupuncture needles to penetrate the skin which means less pain during the procedure and no annoying loud sound. A variety of different size needles are available for precise location and fine lines when desired.
How long does the procedure take?
Typically micropigmentation takes two treatments, two weeks apart. Lip color takes three treatments, which are applied four weeks apart.
The treatments take approximately one and half-hours.
A thin layer of numbing cream is applied to the area to make it more comfortable during the procedure. There is usually very little down time and patients can resume their normal activities within 24 hours.
What after care is required?
After the procedure is finished a thin layer of AandD ointment is applied to the area for five days, twice a day. Mascara can be worn on the tips of the lashes on the second day.
Frequently asked questions
How long does permanent make-up last?
Typically permanent make-up last 5 to 7 years. Eyeliner tends to last longest, and eyebrows tend to lighten up sooner than other treatments.
Does the procedure hurt?
While the pigment is being applied, it can be explained as uncomfortable, and a little irritating. We offer pain medication when desired to help, along with topical numbing cream. Our RN can numb the lips with Novocain for a small fee.
Can I choose my own lip color?
If a special color is desired, usually it is easy to match. The goal is to have a natural look which enhances the face.
How far apart are the treatments?
Two weeks apart for eyes and brows, and four week for the lips.
Will I be swollen?
Most typically, patients can resume their normal activity within 24 hours; rarely does the swelling last longer.
Should I take aspirin before I have the procedure done?
No, do not take any medication with aspirin in it, or any type of blood thinner. It will cause the skin to bleed more than normally.