How safe is Mircopigmentation?

Some like them thin, while others like them thick. Some like them arched, while others like them flat. What are we talking about? Eyebrows of course! There are so many different ways to wear your brows, and right now the hottest craze is to wear them tattooed on!

Okay, so not a real tattoo, but a cosmetic tattoo. What’s the difference? Cosmetic tattoos don’t go as deep as regular tattoos. They definitely don’t last as long either. Real tattoos last forever, whereas cosmetic tattoos will fade over time. But regardless of their differences, both pose risks to their clients. Overall, micropigmentation is considered a relatively safe procedure. Still, there are some people who are at higher risk than others. Included are:

  • People with diabetes are at higher risk of infection
  • Those with blood disorders such as hemophilia, sickle cell anemia, or platelet disorders. These disorders combined with micropigmentation could result in clotting.
  • Pregnant women should postpone their procedure until after birth. They may not be able to take the medications prescribed for post-procedure. In addition, a woman’s skin tone changes during pregnancy, so what looks good while pregnant may not look good afterwards.
  • Those at risk of scarring should avoid micropigmentation, as they are at an increased risk
  • Those using certain medications. Some medications can make your skin more fragile. Check with your beautician if you are on any medications before going for a procedure.

Other people that should avoid micropigemtnation are those with heart conditions, high blood pressure, or poor general health. Micropigmentation includes a long healing process that requires a healthy immune system, so if you are on any treatments or medications that compromise it, you should avoid the procedure until you are finished.

If you fall into any of these categories, you may need to rethink a micropigmentation procedure. Of course, there are risks for everyone – even if you don’t fall into these categories. But if you are in overall good health, risks are low. Just be sure to tell your beautician about any conditions or concerns you might have before you go and you should be just fine.

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