Written by Anita Dawn Jones, national master instructor for Nouveau Contour USA; Nelly Kirschner, executive director for Nouveau Contour USA; and Armand Hoes, CEO of Nouveau Contour USA

Micropigmentation is one of the fastest-growing specialties in the beauty industry. Over the past few decades, this specialty has evolved from modest approaches to superior techniques. Although implanting pigment into the skin has been evidenced since the Ice Age, implantation devices have drastically improved over the years.  


During the Ice Age, the process was done by using a piece of wood to force a sharp piece of bone or shell to insert pigment into the skin. With the advancement of digital technology, there are now devices that provide stable needle frequency, ensuring perfect pigment placement and retention in the skin.

The process of implanting inert pigment granules into the dermal layer of the skin is known as micropigmentation and the choice of pigment is crucial in final result of the procedure. Professionals should look for pigments that are evaluated for their chemical composition, microbiological containments, chemical structure, crystal form, color intensity, and handpieces that prevent cross-contamination.

The objective of these procedures is to elevate self-esteem and self-confidence, save time, and enhance the natural beauty of the client. Micropigmentation can be the client's solution to vision impairment, unsteady hands, allergies to over-the-counter cosmetics, or an inability to apply makeup. Medical conditions such as alopecia, visible scars, hair loss, and breast reconstruction are also reasons for clients to consider micropigmentation, as results promote a feeling of completeness and well-being.

A micropigmentation treatment takes approximately as long as a facial treatment, but the earnings are four to six times more per hour. When it is taken into consideration that the average cost for supplies is only five percent of the treatment price, a phenomenal profit of 95 percent is realized. The complete investment in training, devices, and products can be earned back within a few treatments. High earnings and low supply costs will allow the possibility to be extremely profitable. ad

While permanent makeup is highly recommended for many, not all clients are acceptable candidates for micropigmentation. Certain health conditions prevent the procedure from being performed, including cancer, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, eye-related conditions, pregnancy, and others. The client's complete medical history is required in order to determine if they are a good candidate for the procedure. Their health is a priority and should never be compromised for micropigmentation. If there is a question about the condition of the client, a doctor's clearance should be obtained before beginning the procedure.

Login to post comments


Article search

PG Portals Listing

  • Dr. Spiller Pure SkinCare SolutionsDr. Spiller Pure SkinCare SolutionsDescription: At Dr. Spiller Biocosmetic, we take the science of skin care to the next level. Our focus is on working with the skin, giving it the elements it needs, rather than breaking it down. Dr. Spiller’s Hy-Tec™ emulsion system supports the conditions found in ...

Sponsored Videos

There is nothing to show

SN Portals Listing

  • Institute Rejuvee™Institute Rejuvee™Description: The Rejuvee™ Institute is a state-of-the-art Student Education Center in New York City. This facility in Riverdale, NY is the official Training Center for students choosing to take courses in New York. We offer most up-to-date equipment and methods in an ...

Popular Press

  • 5 Ways to Exfoliate Skin
    5 Ways to Exfoliate Skin Exfoliation is an important process for maintaining healthy skin. Regularly using exfoliants removes dead skin cells from the epidermis. Exfoliation encourages rapid cell renewal, allowing for better product absorption into the skin. There are two major factors for choosing the…

EG Portals Listing

  • BubalinaBubalinaDescription: Thank you for your interest in the Bubalina Spa Collection. Whether a spa, small boutique, store, or salon, let us help you gain loyal customers by offering them what they deserve - premium quality, natural and organic bath & body products from Buba ...

Popular Articles

  • Pore-fect Skin
    Pore-fect Skin Are clients complaining of visible pores? They are not alone. Large pores rank as one of the most common frustrations for clients. Requests for facials that tighten, shrink, unclog, and minimize pores are received on a daily basis. Some clients even ask to get rid of their pores altogether. While pores are essential to skin’s survival and can never be completely eliminated, there are several…

Popular Blog