Migration of Pigment

Migration or movement of the pigment implanted within the skin can occur when the pigment is not implanted at the correct depth, this should be within the epidermal-dermal junction, the pigment is implanted into thinner skin, for example the eyelid and is not encapsulated. Also if the technique that is used is incorrect for the client’s skin type, the client has medical issues which are contraindicated to the use of micropigmentation.

One of the main complications of an incorrectly performed procedure is migration, along with the causes mentioned above the following will also apply;

  • Incorrect amount of pressure applied when carrying out the treatment
  • The depth of the needle implanted into the skin
  • Speed of the machine
  • Incorrect angle of the of the needle in the skin