Micro Pigmentation, also known as permanent camouflage, enhances facial features such as eyebrows, eyelashes and lips, and masks conditions like scarring and uneven pigmentation. The treatment can also be used to reconstruct the nipple and areola area of the breast.
The Micro Pigmentation Procedure
Since the surface layer of the skin (epidermis) continually undergoes a natural exfoliation process, the color is tattooed on both the surface skin layer and the skin layer below (dermis layer). A topical anesthetic is applied before treatment to reduce discomfort. Tiny, metabolically inert pigment granules are implanted below the epidermis. Since it fades with time a touch up treatment is usually required periodically.
You can discuss the lightness and darkness options with your doctor. Typically, patients use a lighter color and return for additional treatment to darken the color if needed.