Think of it like this: simple pigmentation is tattooing, but micro-pigmentation uses much smaller needles aided by a computerized pigment delivery system with special programming for a given procedure. The device also determines the best needle frequency for pigment retention. The technician, or artist, controls the needle’s path and the results of the procedure.
In short, micropigmentation is the art of applying pigments into the skin to create or improve upon cosmetic features including eyebrows, eyeliner, lip color and even a person’s scalp.
In other countries microblading is considered semi-permanent makeup; but here in the united states it is classified as a form of permanent makeup. The FDA considers anything that lasts in or on the body longer than 6 weeks as permanent.
Even though microblading fades within 24 months, biopsies show that the pigments used in these procedures will remain in the skin for decades!
As with any niche cosmetic procedure that undergoes explosive popularity there will be technicians, although well-intentioned, who should not in the industry. Consider only those technicians with a professional office address with at least five years of experience. Examine their before and after pictures carefully. Get references whose microblading was applied one year ago. Artists with good reputations can be booked up for weeks or even months in advance, so you may have to wait longer than you’d like; but your patience will be justified!