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What is Paramedical Tattooing or Micropigmentation?


Medical tattooing, also known as paramedical tattooing or micropigmentation is a procedure where pigments are implanted into the skin to improve the appearance of scars, skin discoloration, or other skin conditions. This technique is used for breast reconstruction after mastectomy, areola repigmentation, scar camouflage, cleft lip rereconstruction, scalp micropigmentation, alopecia, botched surgical work, correction of skin pigmentation disorders such as vitiligo.


Medical Tattooing: 

What is it?


Paramedical Tattooing provides a long-lasting solution to restore natural skin tones, camouflage scars, and even replicate features like areolas, hair, and nails.

Medical tattooing, also called micropigmentation, is a cosmetic procedure that enhances or restores the appearance of features on the face and body. At Sybella Esthetics & Micropigmentation, we are skilled and licensed as medical tattoo artists. We use advanced high-quality pigments to create natural-looking results that meet the needs of each patient.


Medical tattooing is a valuable solution for those who have experienced medical conditions or trauma that have affected their appearance.


What is medical tattooing used for?

Medical tattooing, also known as paramedical tattooing or micropigmentation, is used to address various cosmetic and medical concerns. It can help camouflage scars, vitiligo, surgical incisions, and other skin imperfections. Additionally, medical tattooing can recreate the appearance of areolas for breast cancer survivors who have undergone mastectomy, and it can also be used to enhance the appearance of eyebrows, hair, and eyeliner for individuals with hair loss or alopecia.


How long does medical tattooing last?


The longevity of medical tattooing can vary based on factors such as the location of the tattooed area, the quality of the pigments used, and the individual's skin type. Generally, medical tattooing lasts between 2 to 5 years. Touch-up sessions might be required over time to maintain the color and appearance, as the pigments gradually fade due to natural skin exfoliation.


What are the risks of medical tattooing?


While medical tattooing is generally safe when performed by a qualified professional, there are risks involved, including infection, allergic reactions to pigments, and improper healing that could affect the final outcome. It's crucial to choose a trained and experienced practitioner, follow proper aftercare instructions, and disclose any medical conditions or allergies to minimize risks.


How do I prepare for a medical tattooing procedure?


Preparing for a medical tattooing procedure involves similar steps to other

tattooing processes. It's recommended to avoid alcohol, caffeine, and blood-thinning medications prior to the procedure to minimize bleeding and improve healing. Consult with your tattoo artist about any concerns, expectations, or allergies you might have. Depending on the specific procedure, you might need to discontinue certain skincare products before the appointment such as Retin-A.


What is the cost of medical tattooing?


The cost of medical tattooing varies widely based on the location, the expertise of the practitioner, the complexity of the procedure, and the number of sessions required. Generally, medical tattooing procedures can range from a few hundred to several thousand dollars.

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