The derma-pigmentation is a cosmetic technique, also known as micro-pigmentation, permanent makeup, or cosmetic tattooing. It is based on the application of pigments in the epidermis and superficial dermis, using very thin needles. It is used to enhance or correct facial features and soften the appearance of various aesthetic alterations.

It is commonly presented as the most viable alternative for women who do not want to waste time putting on makeup. It is a good option for those who want to have a natural appearance but with basic touch-ups on their faces. Derma-pigmentation uses natural pigments of plant origin, completely hypoallergenic. Unlike conventional tattoos, the cosmetic tattoo is not permanent since the dye placed on the skin is not strong and lasts for a maximum of about two years.
Is it really safe?

These are cosmetic tattoos, and they are becoming increasingly popular. The technique used by Sarah Hardy PMU to make them is derma-pigmentation, which is basically the color of the skin.

Unlike tattoos, derma-pigmentation is a subepidermal technique. This means that it does not reach the deepest layer of the skin (the dermis) and is, therefore, semi-permanent. It does not last for life, but after a few years, you have to repeat the process.
What will you achieve?

It serves to mitigate imperfections. For example, when there is not much hair on the eyebrows, either because of bad prior hair removal, a scar. It is also used when the shape of the lips, for example, is not symmetrical or very thin.

How is the procedure performed?

With a pencil, define the lines of the face or the area to be treated and then apply the pigment. The session can last from 30 to 90 minutes, depending on the surface and the level of detail that is required.

Evolution phases of derma pigmentation

The treated skin goes through 4 stages:

Inflammation: After applying the pigment, a slight secondary inflammation is perceived due to repeated penetration of the needles to deposit the color. It is at this stage that vascular permeability is generated, serous exudates with increased leukocyte and macrophage migration. It is possible to see small particles of free pigment in the epidermis and dermis.

Beginning of healing: It is at this stage that macrophages begin to ingest pigment particles. A superficial crust forms on the treated area, which can give the sensation that the pigment is darker, but when the tone falls, it returns to normal.

Epidermis repair: After about ten days of the session, the process of epidermis repair, collagen remodeling of the dermis, and redistribution of pigment particles begin. The granules that were deposited within the upper layers of the epidermis due to cell renewal are eliminated. It is in this phase that there is a decrease in color due to the loss of the scab and the natural elimination of the pigments deposited in the first layers of the epidermis.

Total repair of the dermis: As of the third post-session week, the pigment particles are distributed between the collagen fibers and around the dermis capillaries. The granules that remained near the hair follicles are removed by sebaceous secretion, which results in the loss of color in the margins of the hair. The color is stabilized, and it is then that the necessary touch-ups can be made.