MICROPIGMENTATION FOR MEN
Nowadays, most men have been looking for procedures that involve subtle interventions to harmonize their facial features and to improve body aesthetics, which is why dermopigmentation has been increasingly sought after.
Dermopigmentation in men is done in a specific way so that the masculine traits can be maintained. After years of specialization, studies, and tests, I developed the Iwama Sensitive Technique, a delicate way to work with ink on the skin, resulting in colors closer to the real ones, and a much more natural and satisfying look for the male clients.
In all dermopigmentation procedures – eyebrows, breasts, lips, and others –, I work delicately, avoiding bleeding, offering a nearly pain-free experience. One of the uniqueness of my technique is that it does not affect the deeper tissues. I optimize the application of the ink on the skin, allowing greater color stability, even over time.
In addition to the most advanced knowledge and notoriety of my technique, the procedure is performed in a clean and safe environment, at a reputable medical center located in Boca Raton, Florida, USA.
Following the rules stipulated by the Florida Department of Health, we keep our licenses and insurance up to date. All material is strictly disposable and sterilized, valuing safety, transparency, and health protection for all customers and the entire team.
Although dermopigmentation is a gender-neutral semi-permanent technique, we are very aware that our male clients have specific enhancement needs and are attuned to those differences. We understand that women go to salons and men go to barbershops for a reason-- but there is no need to worry about that here. We are a group of artists trained by expert cosmetic and medical tattoo artist Priscila Iwama and we tailor our approach to each and individual client.
Every man is different, but overall, men want masculine and natural features. The goal for our clients is that during their day-to-day, in-person encounters, no one can tell they’ve enhanced their features-- and we pride ourselves on keeping the mastery of our art hidden.
Don’t just take our word for it, let our results speak for themselves.
Male lip dermopigmentation is performed to restore the natural tone of the lips, which fades over the years. It is also used to enhance the lips' natural contour and mainly to correct asymmetries on them.
The procedure is done so subtly that after performing it, we notice the revitalization of the original color of the lips, leaving them with a naturally healthy aspect. The lips' pigment fades up to 50% after the lips heal. Its average durability is 6 months to 1 and a half years, depending on the client.
I use a numbing cream on the site, and I introduce the pigment in a non-invasive way through a dermograph, in addition to using technological equipment that provides greater comfort during and after the procedure, such as a low-intensity laser that further optimizes the result.
There are also men who adhere to the procedure to correct aesthetic dissatisfactions such as pale, purplish lips, with spots, scars, the disproportionality of the upper or lower lip, and even cleft lip, upon medical release.
Areola dermopigmentation is a procedure sought by men who are dissatisfied with the shape and color of their areolas, scars, and especially those who have undergone surgeries that caused bodily changes such as total or partial removal of the areolas. As these situations generate physical and emotional damage, many men adhere to the technique to restore their confidence and self-esteem, maintaining their natural look.
Most men seeking this procedure have lost their areola due to complications in gynecomastia or pseudo gynecomastia surgeries. These conditions are the result of hormonal changes that cause the enlargement of the mammary gland. Among the leading causes are exposure to anabolic steroid hormones, puberty, natural aging, and significant weight gain.
I also perform this procedure in breast cancer survivors. They are more uncommon due to the low incidence of breast cancer in men, and the lack of knowledge that makes male breast tumors take time to be noticed, being thus diagnosed at an advanced stage.
Other cosmetic issues related to asymmetries, color, and size of the aureoles, are considered less complex and can be easily repaired through breast dermopigmentation.
The procedure is performed both on eyebrows that have sparse hair or missing hair, as well as on those that only need asymmetry correction to balance the proportion between them. Each hair stroke design is based on both the color and the thickness of the natural existing hair. And as the hair strokes are drawn to blend in with the existing hair, it makes the result very real and natural, subtly harmonizing the facial features.
The procedure is also indicated for people who have scars, little or no hair in the area, due to loss caused by hormonal problems, stress, natural aging, or even cases of alopecia. The durability of the pigment is, on average, 8 to 18 months, depending on the type of skin, the client's metabolism, and proper care. Because my technique is very delicate, most of the time, there's no immediate redness in the area, making possible to see the quality of the result right after the procedure.
THE IWAMA SENSITIVE TECHNIQUEThe Iwama Sensitive Technique was created by established cosmetic tattoo artist and owner of Priscila Iwama Enhancement in Boca, Raton, FL, Priscila Iwama. Over the past few decades, the way Priscila works with ink and skin has become more and more unique and personalized. Focused on the well-being and health of her clients, her journey birthed the Iwama Sensitive Technique; permanent makeup applied in a delicate manner, stimulating collagen production and protecting the current and future integrity of your skin--not to mention, superior realistic results. Priscila's technique focuses on precisely depositing small amounts of ink in the ideal depth of the papillary dermis (first dermis layer of the skin). This increases the color's longevity and results in a shorter, more comfortable, and practically bleed-free procedure. The Iwama Sensitive Technique, combined with the best brands of ink pigment on the market, organic and inorganic, ensures that the area remains in the healed tone and guarantees a uniform fade of the color over time. What is microblading? Microblading is a semi-permanent dermopigmentation technique used to create the illusion of fuller eyebrows. With microblading, pigment is implanted just below the epidermis (the most shallow part of the dermis). One by one, each hair stroke is delicately drawn with a hand-held tool, also known as Tebori, guaranteeing more precision in its execution and a more realistic result. For a full understanding of the differences between dermopigmentation, micropigmentation, and microblading, read our blog article here. [insert link] Important Note: in the United States, from the Health Department’s standpoint, all cosmetic tattoo treatments are considered ‘permanent.’ https://www.priscilaiwama.com/post/what-is-the-difference-between-dermopigmentation-microblading-permanent-makeup-and-semi-permanent
MICROBLADING BENEFITSEyebrows play an extremely important role in harmonizing our faces and affect how people see and feel about us. The wrong shape can make you look tired, angry, or older than you are. The right eyebrow shape can help accentuate the eyes, shape the face, and can even make you look more youthful-- it’s no wonder we are all obsessed with them. Unfortunately, most of us are not born with perfectly manicured brows and some have health conditions, like alopecia, which make it impossible to have full, structured brows. The amount of time spent creating our desired shape in the morning can be as long as 15 minutes, and as we all know, only to get smeared, washed, or sweated off later in the day, and be repeated again the next morning. Every. Single. Day. That’s why a lot of people choose microblading, it saves time, money, and eliminates the inconvenience of having to repeat all of these steps every day. Not to mention--a true artist can make you look like you were born with them.
WHAT IS YOUR METHOD FOR MICROBLADING?A lot of care goes into finding the perfect eyebrow shape. It’s the longest part of the microblading procedure. Our goal is to provide harmony to your face, creating the most natural brow and shape possible. Focus is on creating a shape that is capable of highlighting your best features while correcting asymmetries in your brows and balancing the proportions. You can feel comfortable knowing you are involved in the entire process, from measurements to discussing preferences, observing changes as they materialize. While creating the perfect shape, we also apply visagism principles. These techniques aim to bring harmony to your facial features while enhancing your beauty and staying true to your identity. Other factors such as your lifestyle, personality, facial treatment routine, use of rejuvenating creams, and tonality of your skin and eyes are also taken into consideration. To help reduce discomfort, we apply an anesthetic cream before the procedure, which typically lasts from 60 to 90 minutes. Since the Iwama Technique is very delicate, clients tend to have low amounts of swelling and redness in the area and quality results can be seen shortly after the procedure. Afterward, to further promote healing, we use a high-tech, low-intensity laser on the procedural area. Pro Tip: Be very careful hiring professionals that use the same stencils for everyone’s face, or that try to change your brow shape or arch dramatically. An ethical and caring professional will stay true to your natural features and hair growth, and make the procedure as painless as possible. Take your time in choosing the right artist for you.
WHAT DOES THE HEALING PROCESS LOOK LIKE?Healing occurs gradually and smoothly. Within the first 3 days, the color will be more intense. On the 4th day, almost all of our clients notice only a gentle peeling. Very rarely do any of our clients have scabs and some just notice the pigment color gradually lightening. Within days, you will be able to see the final color, which in some cases, may present a loss of up to 50% of the pigment, however, results vary from person to person. These changes occur due to a significant increase in collagen and elastin production in the area. The outer layer of the skin heals within 5 to 7 days. The inner layers of the skin take longer, sometimes up to 45 days or more depending on the client's age and metabolism, however healing is not externally visible.
HOW LONG DOES MICROBLADING LAST?On average dermopigmentation lasts from 8 to 24 months, depending on the type of skin, metabolism, and habits of the client. After the initial healing period has passed, together we can compare your results and decide if a touch-up is needed to achieve your desired look. When necessary, touch-ups can be done after the healing process is complete, which can take from 4 to 6 weeks. To further extend your eyebrows’ longevity, we use the best and most advanced products and equipment. We boost the healing process immediately after the procedure with a low-intensity laser and quality products that hydrate the skin. Aftercare instructions must be followed to achieve maximum results. See aftercare instructions here!
IS MICROBLADING SAFE?Overall, microblading is much less invasive than a traditional tattoo and has no downtime. Most side effects of micropigmentation, such as minor swelling immediately after the procedure, are mild. We almost always avoid severe reactions due to the delicate nature and application of the Iwama Sensitive Technique and our operational and safety standards.
CONTRAINDICATIONAs much as microblading is a safe and effective technique, it is not recommended for: Expectant mothers Women who are breastfeeding People with uncontrolled diabetes Important Note: If you have any questions we recommend seeing your doctor to make sure that the procedure can be performed safely.
THE PRISCILA IWAMA DIFFERENCEAt Priscila Iwama Enhancement, we take your health very seriously and go above and beyond to ensure everyone’s safety. All team members are licensed for cosmetic tattooing by the state of Florida. In addition, each artist is rigorously trained by Priscila Iwama herself, who holds decades of professional cosmetic tattoo accreditation and experience. We use disposable personal protective equipment and gowns for all clients and staff, reducing the spread of pathogens between people and protecting clothing during procedures. All tools and materials are sterilized and disposed of after every procedure. Our office in Boca Raton, FL owns and is up-to-date on all required operating licenses. Ensuring transparency and safety, we perform in an environment that strictly complies with all biosafety rules stipulated by the Florida State Department of Health.
WHAT ARE YOUR MICROBLADING CREDENTIALS?Be aware, not every cosmetic tattoo artist has the exact same experience or professional training. For nearly two decades, Priscila Iwama has dedicated her professional life to women's health and corrective aesthetics and is associated with world-leading associations such as American Micropigmentation (AAM), Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professional (SPCP), Brazilian Federation of Aesthetic and Corrective Dermopigmentation (FABDEC) and many, many more. She is an esthetician, visagiste, and permanent makeup expert. Priscila holds various national and international degrees, licensures, specializations, and certifications, while renowned as an industry leader in Brazil, the European Union, and the USA. See Priscila’s full credentials on our about page. [link] Since 2015 Priscila Iwama has been volunteering her time performing areola and nipple reconstruction dermopigmentation procedures. She is a highly sought-after industry educator, training the next generation of dermopigmentation artists, while continuously elevating her expertise by attending educational and specialty courses. She personally selects and meticulously trains each and every artist, until they have completed their apprenticeships. This humbled team of artists also dedicates their time volunteering procedures for Breast Cancer Survivors. See the work on our volunteer page. [link]