This ancient Asian beautification practice has gained popularity around the world. Micropigmentation-sometimes referred to as "permanent make-up"- is a technique in which, metabolically inert pigment granules are implanted below the epidermis for aesthetic or reconstructive enhancement. Needles penetrate the skin a few millimeters, in what is basically a tattooing process.
Micropigmentation is used to enhance facial features like eyebrows, lashes and lips; to improve conditions like scarring or to reconstruct the areola at the breast area. Typically, 2-3 treatments are needed, 10-15 days apart. It is better to be done under topical anesthesia and semi-permanent inks to be used: it is has to be repeated after 1-2 years and not to stay for ever.