The answers to these questions apply for MicroArt only.
MicroArt is proprietary, unique, and unlike any other permanent or semi-permanent cosmetic treatment in the market today. It was scientifically developed to look natural — and avoid the many unpleasant or dangerous side effects all too common with other forms of permanent makeup or microblading. (50% of MicroArt clients are repairing bad permanent makeup done elsewhere)
YES! MicroArt has been used to camouflage vitiligo and other skin discolorations for over 6 years with amazing results on all clients. There are no known side effects and it is 100% safe to apply to people with vitiligo.
The goal is to match the color, over the course of your treatments, so that no one can tell that you ever had vitiligo.
Color matching is achieved through the series of sessions during which the color is evaluated and your custom color mix is fine-tuned as needed. About two weeks after each procedure, the skin exfoliates and the color settles in so we re-evaluate and adjust in a subsequent session as needed.
The Color: Your technician will evaluate your skin color at the beginning of each session and custom blend a color to match your skin tone.
Pigmentation: During each appointment, a layer of pigment is added to the skin. MicroArt uses a single acupuncture needle that gently vibrates in the dermal layers of the skin depositing a mineral-based pigment until your vitiligo is completely camouflaged and the skin tone matches.
There will be some irritation right after your treatment. This calms down and disappears in 3-10 days after each treatment. The number of irritation varies depending on a number of factors, the general health of the client, what area of the body was worked on, and how much pigment was applied. After a few days, the skin will slightly exfoliate and the pigment settles in.
It is important that you use the MicroArt after-care products provided for 7 days after each session and no makeup or other products should be worn on the area for 7 days after each session.
Most clients choose to maintain the work we did for them.
However, maintenance appointments are optional and not required. If you do not maintain MicroArt, it will completely fade away over time so it’s not something that requires maintaining.
Each client’s maintenance schedule is different based on the area of the body and how fast the skin exfoliates. Some clients come in every few months for touch-up sessions while others every 1-2 years.
The level of discomfort varies from person to person depending on what area of the body is being camouflaged. A strong topical numbing cream is used.
MicroArt uses a single acupuncture needle that gently vibrates on the outer dermal layers of the skin, therefore discomfort is minimal.
Numbing injections can be scheduled with the doctors that we work with and are an additional cost. Numbing injections are required when we work on hands, as they are too sensitive to camouflage without them.
Lidocaine injections can be provided if scheduled in advance. They are administered by a nurse or doctor who is scheduled on certain days. There is an additional cost for injections. Please call for current prices.
Lidocaine injections are mandatory when we work on hands, as they are very sensitive. All other areas are at your discretion.
When your skin tans, pigment applied to the skin will not change color or tan with the surrounding skin.
We advise our vitiligo clients to maintain a constant skin color throughout the year so that their MicroArt makeup will maintain the best color match for as long as possible. However, some clients will schedule a maintenance appointment around the time that they get a tan in early summer so that we can match their MicroArt to that tanned skin color. As the tan lightens up a bit during the winter, MicroArt will gradually fade a little so that it will also lighten up.