Micropigmentation involves implanting small particles of natural pigment under the skin similar to a tattoo. The procedure is sometimes called permanent cosmetics. Micropigmentation is a technique in which minute, metabolically inert pigment granules are implanted below the epidermis for cosmetic and/or corrective enhancement Typically two to four treatments are necessary. The process can be performed in a doctors office in less than two hours. Topical anesthetics are sometimes applied to keep the patient comfortable during the procedure. Vitiligo involving lips, areola are most common site for micropigmentation.
Microblading is a tattooing technique in which handheld tool made of several tiny needles is used to add semi-permanent pigment to the skin. Microblading in which hair stroke is created by hand using a blade which creates fine slices in the skin, whereas eyebrow tattoos are done with a machine and single needle. Microblading is typically used on eyebrows to create, enhance or reshape their appearance in terms of both shape and color. It deposits pigment into the upper region of the dermis, so it fades more rapidly than traditional tattooing techniques, which deposit pigment deeper. Microblading is also sometimes called embroidery, feather touch or hair-like strokes.