What is micropigmentation?

Applying some cosmetics can be bothersome, especially if you have a physical condition that makes it difficult (cataracts, severe arthritis, etc.) There's help. In a procedure known as micropigmentation, a trained doctor or specialist can inject iron oxide pigment into the middle layer of your skin (dermis) for results that last longer than the eyeliner you have in your bathroom drawer. This procedure has many names, including dermagraphics or permanent make-up.

Who is a candidate for micropigmentation?

Certainly people with physical limitations may seek out this procedure, but anyone (male or female) can have it done. Do you want to improve the appearance of thin eyebrows or lips? Do you have an uneven hairline, or allergies to make-up that create a problem? Micropigmentation may be a viable solution and can help enhance certain features.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 04/15/2016.


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