Microblading and PMU
Microblading and Micropigmentation (Permanent Makeup, PMU)
Microblading and micropigmentation are both cosmetic procedures that are used to enhance the appearance of eyebrows or other features. They involve the application of pigments to the skin, but they differ in technique and purpose. Here's an explanation of each procedure and whether it's okay to use topical anesthetics for pain prevention:
Technique: Microblading is a semi-permanent cosmetic tattooing technique used to create natural-looking, fuller eyebrows. It involves using a manual handheld tool with tiny, fine-point needles to make superficial, hair-like incisions into the skin and deposit pigments in those incisions. The result is a more defined and well-shaped eyebrow.
Purpose: Microblading is primarily used to enhance the eyebrows, fill in gaps, and give them a more polished look.
Topical Anesthetics: Microblading can be somewhat uncomfortable, and many individuals opt to use topical anesthetics to minimize pain during the procedure. Topical numbing creams or gels are typically applied to the eyebrow area before the microblading session. These anesthetics help numb the skin's surface, making the procedure more tolerable. However, it's crucial to use anesthetics under the guidance of a licensed and trained professional.
Micropigmentation (Permanent Makeup):
Technique: Micropigmentation, also known as permanent makeup, is a technique that involves depositing pigments into the skin using a tattoo machine or rotary device with fine needles. It can be used for various cosmetic enhancements, including eyebrows, eyeliner, lip liner, and areola reconstruction.
Purpose: Micropigmentation is used to create long-lasting, semi-permanent makeup that resembles conventional cosmetics. It's often used by people who want to save time on their daily makeup routine or have medical reasons for permanent makeup, like alopecia or post-mastectomy breast reconstruction.
Topical Anesthetics: The application of topical anesthetics is common in micropigmentation procedures to manage discomfort during the process. Just like with microblading, numbing creams or gels are used to make the procedure more comfortable. Again, it's essential that a licensed and experienced professional administers these anesthetics and performs the micropigmentation procedure.
In both microblading and micropigmentation, the use of topical anesthetics can help alleviate discomfort. However, it's crucial that these substances are applied correctly and under the supervision of trained professionals to ensure safety and efficacy. Additionally, individuals should follow any specific pre-procedure and post-procedure care instructions provided by the practitioner to ensure the best results and minimize potential complications.