Micropigmentation, also known as cosmetic tattoo, is a customised procedure used to permanently enhance facial features such as the eyes and lips by acting as permanent make-up. Micropigmentation can also be used to disguise scars, birth marks, burns, vitiligo, alopecia, and halo nevi, or to repigment the areola and nipple after breast surgery.

The micropigmentation procedure lasts about 30 to 40 minutes and is similar to the tattooing process. Needles are used to insert dye into the skin, leaving behind permanent pigmentation.

To learn more about micropigmentation, contact the Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery.