Q: Dr. Eppley, I have two questions. Do you do permanent eyebrow shaping and coloring? How often does one have this procedure done? What is the fee? What is the cost of earlobe repair as my hair is short now and I have worn heavy earrings making my lobes longer.
A: Thank you for your inquiry. What you are referring to is known as permanent makeup or micropigmentation. It is done for the creation or restoration of eyebrows regularly. I have a fully trained and certified aesthetician who is our micropigmentation specialist. This is done in the office under local anesthesia and takes a few hours to complete. I will have her contact you to provide the costs of the procedure. It is important beforehand to have a consultation where the eyebrow shape and color can be selected. Usually we like to apply with an eyeliner pencil the shape of the eyebrow and color so you may wear it for a few days to be certain it is right for you. Micropigmentation, like many tattoos, can be difficult to reverse and it is best to think of this procedure as irreversible.
Earlobe repair/shortening is also an office procedure done under local anesthesia. So combining earlobe reduction and eyebrow procedures would be a convenient approach to solving both concerns in but a few hours. Neither one is associated with any recovery issues.
Dr. Barry Eppley