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Semi-Permanent Makeup In Dubai

Semi-permanent makeup helps you achieve a well-defined lip line, nicely arched eyebrows, and enhanced eyes for several months or even a few years. Essentially, it aims to save you significant time that usually goes into a repetitive makeup routine.

What is Semi-Permanent Makeup?

Semi-permanent makeup, or micro-pigmentation, is a non-surgical procedure to create a cosmetic appearance. It is also referred to as medical tattooing. It typically involves a cosmetician injecting special tattoo ink into the superficial skin layer on certain areas of the face using fine needles. The aim is to give these areas a makeup look that stays on for a long time.

The most common areas treated with semi-permanent makeup include:

  • Eyebrows
  • Eye line
  • Lips
  • Scalp
  • Facial contours

Who Is A Good Candidate For Semi-Permanent Makeup?

You can opt for semi-permanent makeup in Dubai if:

  • You are tired of your makeup routine but want to look perfect around the clock.
  • You want to cover bald spots on the head or enhance your eyebrows.
  • You want to camouflage burns or scars caused by accident or surgery.

Semi-Permanent Makeup Techniques


Microblading is a cosmetic tattooing technique to produce the appearance of fuller eyebrows. It involves depositing pigment into the upper skin layer in the areas of missing brow hairs using barely visible needles. This results in the creation of hair-like strokes that blend in with the surrounding natural hair. This technique is designed to enhance thin, short, or patchy eyebrows.


Microshading is a semi-permanent tattooing method to create a soft, powdery, yet fuller look of the eyebrows. It is typically performed by an aesthetician, who uses a specialized medical tattooing device to inject tiny amounts of pigment into the brow skin to create minute dots. These dots help create a naturally finished shaded appearance of the eyebrows. This option is ideal if you have sparse eyebrows or want a more defined brow shape.

Scalp Micropigmentation

Scalp micropigmentation is a cosmetic tattooing technique through which an aesthetician creates the illusion of thicker hair on the head. It is performed using short and thin needles that deposit a pigment into the superficial layer of the scalp, creating hair-like strokes. This treatment particularly targets hair loss caused by alopecia areata, male and female pattern baldness, and hair thinning. You may get this treatment if you think you are not a suitable candidate for a hair transplant.


This procedure involves implanting a small amount of pigment into the skin along the eyelashes. With this treatment, you can get the 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.

What To Expect After Semi-Permanent Makeup?

Right after the procedure, the pigment in the treated area will likely appear darker and more intense than many would expect. You will also experience mild scabbing, which usually falls off in a few days. It may take 4-7 days for the treated region to heal and the final color to appear. This shade is lighter than it was immediately after the procedure.

How Long Does Semi-Permanent Makeup Last?

Semi-permanent makeup may last anywhere between one and three years. However, its exact longevity may vary from person to person, depending on the recipient’s lifestyle, immune system, and skin type.

Does semi-permanent makeup hurt?

While you may feel some discomfort during the procedure, it will likely be milder than what is felt during traditional tattooing. Some aestheticians apply a topical numbing solution before the procedure, making it almost pain-free.

Is semi-permanent makeup safe?

Semi-permanent makeup is a safe procedure with only a few mild side effects, provided that it is performed by a qualified practitioner. The side effects may include granulomas—mass buildups around the implanted ink—and raised scars.

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