Eyebrow alopecia is a common reason for both women and men to seek treatment. Eyebrow alopecia is defined as hair loss in the eyebrow arch. It can be diffuse or localized, partial or total, acute or mild. Dermopigmentation or permanent make-up of the eyebrows is an effective solution which realistically and durably mimics the eyebrow. It not only creates a natural dense effect, but also conceals scars.

Advantages of permanent eyebrow makeup

  • Realistically mimics or thickens the eyebrow hair.
  • Conceals the scars of the eyebrow arch
  • Suitable for men and women
  • Immediate and lasting effects
  • Minimally invasive and relatively painless procedure

What is permanent eyebrow makeup?

Like trichopigmentation or dermopigmentation of the beard or moustache, permanent eyebrow makeup is a medical tattoo technique that realistically mimics hair by injecting natural pigments into the skin of the eyebrow arch. Dermopigmentation can thus thicken an eyebrow, recreate the eyebrow line or conceal a scar.

Une dermographe en train d'ausculter une patiente pour la dermopigmentation de ses sourcils


For which patients?

Dermopigmentation of the eyebrows is particularly recommended for patients who suffer from eyebrow alopecia or who want to conceal a scar located on the eyebrow arch.

What are the results?

Dermopigmentation can realistically fill in the bald areas of the eyebrows in one or two sessions. Depending on the patient, the tattoo will last for one to four years before fading gradually.

What happens during an eyebrow dermopigmentation session?

1st step: choosing the pigments

The choice of pigments is made according to four criteria:
  • the color of the original hairs
  • skin tone
  • the patient’s wishes
  • the effect of the pigment through the skin
Please note that darker pigment colors are more durable.

2nd step: drawing the area to be treated

The dermograph carries out a simulation using temporary make-up according to the patient’s wishes and, above all, the shape of his or her face. The objective is to get a harmonious, natural and realistic result. The drawing must be validated prior to the intervention.


3rd step: eyebrow pigmentation

After disinfecting the area to be treated and creating a pre-established pattern, the dermograph uses disposable micro-needles to introduce the pigments into the skin of the eyebrow arch. If the eyebrows are not too sparse, the dermograph will use the filling technique, which produces a similar result to the eyebrow pencil. On the other hand, if the objective is to recreate a substantial part of the eyebrow, the hair-to-hair technique will be used. This technique reproduces each hair one by one and is more suitable. The procedure takes between one and three hours, depending on the size of the area and the makeup technique.

4th step: touch-ups

In order to achieve perfect results, the dermograph may perform up to three corrective sessions. They will take place every three to four weeks to give the cells time to regenerate. The first session takes 2 hours, the second 1.5 hours and the third 1 hour.


Between 250 and 400 euros for a dermopigmentation session (including a touch-up session one month later to perfect the result).


FAQs on permanent eyebrow makeup

Can you see the results quickly?

YES – They are apparent from the first dermopigmentation session. However, 3 to 4 weeks are needed for the cells to regenerate and for the pigments to stabilize and take their definitive color. Between one and three corrective sessions may be necessary to achieve the desired shade.

Is dermopigmentation of the eyebrows definitive?

NO – The dermograph uses semi-permanent and bio-resorbable pigments. In other words, the tattoo will last for one to four years before gradually fading away. The patient can either maintain the pigments by performing a touch-up session, or change the pattern or color according to his or her needs.

Is dermopigmentation painful?

NO – It’s much less painful than a classic tattoo, because the pigment is injected in the superficial layer of the skin. Moreover, the dermograph at the CMCC will always apply an anesthetic cream one hour before the session on the areas to be treated. As a result, the procedure is completely painless. A local anesthetic can even be provided to particularly sensitive persons.

Is there a risk of intolerance?

NO – Pigments injected into the eyebrow arch are commonly used in aesthetic medicine and are hypoallergenic. They are of mineral or organic origin, and as such are biocompatible and well tolerated by the skin. The risk of an allergic reaction is therefore minimal.

Is it possible to remove permanent makeup?

YES – This requires the use of a tattoo removal laser. The dermabrasion technique can also be used.

Are there any constraints after the procedure?

NO – No special preparation is required and you can resume your social and professional activities immediately. The treated area will be a little red and swollen and small scabs may form. In addition, you should wait at least one week before exposing yourself to the sun, going to dusty places, making intense physical efforts, going to the swimming pool or the sauna.

Are there any contraindications to dermopigmentation?

YES – Dermopigmentation is strongly discouraged in cases of progressive skin diseases, infectious and viral diseases, autoimmune diseases, severe insulin-dependent diabetes, severe allergies, infectious dermatoses of the scalp, heart, kidney or liver failure, congenital immune deficiency, benign fribrous tumor, patients on Roaccutane, immunosuppression, pregnancy, breastfeeding or if the patient has a pacemaker.

Can I go to a classic tattooist or a beautician to have my eyebrows permanently done?

NO – Dermopigmentation of the eyebrows requires the intervention of a specialist who has the necessary experience and skills to draw the eyebrows in the most natural way and to use medical pigments.

Does dermopigmentation damage hair bulbs?

NO – The pigments are injected into the epidermis and will never damage the hair bulbs which are located in the dermis. Dermopigmentation therefore never damages the eyebrow hairs. It even tends to stimulate blood circulation in the eyebrow arch, which contributes to healthy hair.