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Semi Permanent Makeup In Dubai

Semi-permanent makeup, also called cosmetic tattooing or micro-pigmentation, is a cosmetic procedure to create a makeup-like appearance for an extended duration. It involves injecting cosmetic-grade tattoo ink into the superficial layers of the skin to enhance the appearance of eyebrows, lips, and eyes and add definition to your face. The ink is implanted using fine needles.

Are You A Good Candidate?

This option suits individuals who do not want to spend significant time enhancing lips color or shaping eyebrows. It is also a great option if you are allergic to traditional makeup products. For a more detailed evaluation, consult a professional.

Semi-Permanent Makeup Procedure

Semi-permanent makeup is performed in an outpatient setting. The practitioner outlines the treatment area with a cosmetic pencil. Then, a pigment is implanted under the skin using fine, sterile needles attached to a handheld electrical device. These needles vibrate and inject the pigment into the upper layer of the skin (epidermis) to create the desired aesthetic effect.

Treatment Areas

Treatment areas may include, but are not limited to:


Semi-permanent makeup for eyebrows, microblading, involves depositing pigment into the upper skin layer in the areas of missing brow hairs. During the process, a cosmetician manually creates hair-like strokes that follow the brow hair’s growth pattern and natural direction. This technique creates the appearance of fuller eyebrows.


The semi-permanent eyeliner procedure involves implanting a small amount of pigment into the epidermis along the eyelashes. This creates an appearance of more prominent and ‘awake’ eyes that complement your facial aesthetics.

Lip Line

To create a lip line with semi-permanent makeup, a cosmetic professional deposits pigment along the lip border. As a result, lip symmetry becomes more prominent, and the lips appear fuller than before.

Scalp Micropigmentation

Scalp micro pigmentation, or hair tattoo, is a semi-permanent tattooing technique to cover bald spots and hair thinning on the head. This technique is particularly suitable for individuals who want to have the appearance of thicker scalp hair without undergoing hair transplant surgery or other hair restoration treatments.

Scar Covering/Camouflaging

Scar covering by tattooing is routinely performed in oncological breast reconstruction patients for nipple reconstruction. The goal of this treatment is to hide surgical scars. It involves two main options

  • Concealment, i.e., trying to even out the color difference (skin micro-pigmentation)
  • Distraction, i.e., trying to cover up the scar with a tattoo

Results of Semi-Permanent Makeup

Immediately after semi-permanent makeup, the pigment in the treated area will appear darker and more intense than many would expect. After a week or so, the treated area will develop scabs or experience mild flaking. This ultimately reveals a softened pigment that eventually gains a more natural appearance over the course of a few weeks.

How Long Does Semi-Permanent Makeup Last?

Semi-permanent makeup, or cosmetic tattooing, lasts 1-3 years, although the exact longevity may vary from person to person. Your practitioner may advise you to have touch-up sessions every 12-18 months to maintain results.

What Is The Difference Between Semi-Permanent And Permanent Makeup?

Both semi-permanent and permanent makeup involve implanting a cosmetic-grade pigment under the top skin layer. However, the most significant difference lies in the depth of pigment implantation; semi-permanent makeup targets a skin depth of around 0.5-1.5mm, whereas permanent makeup reaches a skin depth of about 1.5-2.5mm.

Both these options also differ based on the ink type and the result’s longevity.

Cost of Semi-Permanent Makeup

Semi-permanent makeup cost in Dubai depends on various factors. To get the exact price, you need to visit us for the initial consultation. Our experts will know about your goals, medical history, and other aspects to give you a custom quotation.

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Dubai Cosmetic Surgery Clinic offers semi-permanent makeup from highly qualified practitioners to help you get a tweaked appearance according to your aesthetic needs. For more information or to book a consultation, call us at +971 4 348 5575 or fill out the form below.

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