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You always hope the world will see the best of you. However, sometimes traumas, genetics, failed hair replacement efforts and other health issues can leave your skin or scalp disfigured. When you feel unsightly and suffer the sting of humiliation from the reaction of others, you may be reticent to leave the house. Rather than remain a prisoner of your condition, perhaps you can find a degree of liberation with micropigmentation.

What Is It?

Micropigmentation employs pigments to re-color your skin. Yes, it is the process of creating a type of tattoo, but within a safer, more professional environment and often for more serious reasons than mere art or vanity.

Usually, a plastic surgeon, trained cosmetic professional under the supervision of a doctor, or a dermatological surgeon, will perform the procedure. Using pigments of known high quality and purity, these practitioners take all precautions against infections and toxic inks.

Who Can Benefit?

When performed to relieve the psychological suffering of disfigurements of the skin or baldness, many lives can be changed. Those who benefit most are:

  • Dark-skinned people with vitiglio (a condition where skin pigment fails to regenerate, leaving white patches)
  • People whose hair replacement treatments left damaged scalps
  • People with balding issues from genetics or other causes
  • Disabled people who cannot effectively apply wash-off cosmetics
  • People with allergies to cosmetics
  • People with unsightly scars
  • People with certain birthmarks
  • Burn victims
  • People with thin hair
  • People who desire permanent make-up for personal reasons

You don’t need to present with a skin condition to receive the procedure. Many women request the treatment for permanent eyelining, lip lining or eyebrow color. These tender areas should not be left in the hands of ordinary tattoo artists, particularly around the eyes.

What are the Risks?

All tattoo processes carry a certain amount of risk. Since everyone’s skin is different, it’s possible to have a reaction to the ink. Risks include:

  • infection
  • allergic reaction
  • scar tissue formation
  • inflammation

In extremely rare cases, a careless technician could fail to use new needles, exposing you to potential blood-borne or infectious disease. Also, misjudging the proper depth of needle penetration can cause the pigment to be placed too deep or too shallow, If it is not injected in the dermis layer of the skin, the results will not last.

Where Can You Receive Safe Micropigmenation Treatments?

Many plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery clinics offer the procedure. Often, the specialist is not the doctor but a trained esthetician working under a doctor’s purview. Some companies specialize only in scalp treatment and do not operate under a medical license. However, for the safest environment, it’s best to seek out the talents of a plastic surgery/cosmetic center staffed with at least one M.D.

When life and nature rob you of your confidence, perhaps micropigmentation can restore the quality of your life.

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