What is Eyebrow Micropigmentation Treatment? All What You Need To Know

What is eyebrow micropigmentation treatment?

It is the process of depositing cosmetics micro-pigments into the dermal layer of the skin with a fine needle in hair-like strokes giving the look of real hairs. The process of eyebrow micropigmentation treatment takes between one to two sessions and skin friendly in most of the cases.

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Digital micropigmentation is also known as “semi-permanent makeup,” “eyebrow micropigmentation,” or “eyebrow microstroking”. The names, though, vary from a country to another. In Asia, it is widely known as Eyebrow embroidery while in Europe and USA they call it Eyebrow Micropigmentation.

Why is the digital treatment is different than a conventional tattoo?

Eyebrow micropigmentation or Semi-Permanent Makeup (SPMU) is not the same as of conventional tattoo. In SPMU we use micro-pigments regulated especially for the face which fades gradually over time. While in conventional tattoo a carbon-based ink is injected into the skin. Another significant difference between the two techniques is the depth of the needle. In SPMU they implant the micro-pigment in the upper dermal layer of the skin while in conventional tattoo they work at the deeper level of the skin.

Who can get the semi-permanent eyebrow treatment?

Anyone and everyone! Semi-Permanent eyebrows are great for those who are allergic to makeup or eyebrow tints. Or for those who like to enhance their natural beauty and save makeup applying time on a daily basis.

How long does the semi-permanent eyebrow last?

The fine semi-permanent hair strokes usually start to fade in 12 months after the treatment. The rate of fading differs from one person to another.


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How often are touch up sessions required?

After the first session of digital semi-permanent eyebrows, most of the people require another session for touch-ups. Annual touch-up is recommended every 12-18 months to maintain the desired eyebrow shape and color.

Does eyebrow micropigmentation hurt? Is the treatment painful?

A lot of people asks if eyebrow micropigmentation hurts? Everyone has a different threshold of pain. With the client’s permission, a topical anesthetic is used to numb the area and reduce discomfort feeling. However, Many of my clients fall asleep while I work on their eyebrows!

How will I look like right after the eyebrow procedure?

Usually the color looks darker in the first few days following the procedure. The color will likely fade by 40-50% in the first two weeks. There may be some redness and minor swelling. But that should disappear within a few hours to a couple of days.

How do I make sure to get a good result?

Make sure to get a consultation before starting the procedure to pre-select the pigment color that matches your real eyebrow hair. And to choose what brow shape you are going to have according to your face measurements and natural eyebrow shape. Once the artist has drawn the desired eyebrow shape, check yourself in the mirror before you go with the appointment.

How long does the healing phase last?

The exact healing time varies from a person to another. Each client is given the detail aftercare instructions and product that help in smoothing the healing period which usually takes around 4-6 weeks. Color starts to look softer and lighter by the end of the first week, though.

Is the micropigmentation beauty trend safe?

Just as with any cosmetic treatment, eyebrow micropigmentation is safe as long as it is done by a qualified artist with proper education. Inquire about healed photos because the final result is what you are going to live with. Also to make sure you are getting the best quality of semi-permanent eyebrow, ask about hygiene and sterilization. All used tools and needles must be sterilized, single-use and disposable to avoid cross-contamination.

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Are there any side effects during and after the procedure?

During the procedure, there may some minor bleeding if the client is taking blood thinners on a daily basis. There is usually some tenderness for the first few days following the treatment.

What is the origin of the semi-permanent eyebrow?

A lot of misleading information claim that semi-permanent eyebrow was originated in Japan. Which is not true! Eyebrow Embroidery ( Microblading) started in China and from there it spread to the world. If you would like to know more about the origin of semi-permanent eyebrow you can check my post.  Read more: The Story of Microblading and Why It Is Not a Japanese Method

Where can I find semi-permanent eyebrow makeup near me?

Many ladies are considering to take the step of semi-permanent eyebrow but they are confused about finding the right place especially in Europe and Egypt. There are a lot of ads online with misleading information and no real images of the clients. I recommend conducting an extensive research about the services provided before going on an appointment.

Ask for a free consultation, look for a qualified permanent makeup artist who strictly adheres to high standards of hygiene and sterilization. Ask for before and healed photos of the artist own work. Consultation is important to pre-choose the color and the desired eyebrow shape.

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