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Medical micropigmentation is a technique used to restore the original colour by "tattooing" an area of skin to correct achromia or conceal scarring. This technique can also be used to correct a cleft lip or to reconstruct a mammary areola amputated during exeresis surgery for cancer. Implanted using a precision device called a medical tattoo machine, these single-use sterile pigments, well tolerated by the body, are offered in a wide range of shades for your patients’ well-being.
The oldest indication is the black tattooing of opacified corneas on inoperable blind eyes for aesthetic purposes, to imitate a pupil. More recent is corneal tattooing, or keratopigmentation, of seeing eyes to repair iris defects. This technique is currently used for purely aesthetic purposes to change eye colour.
Doctors mark the skin or mucous membranes to provide long-lasting visual cues for use during treatment. This technique is used in radiotherapy, for example, to frame the body part to irradiate by calibrating the irradiator’s collimation window.The marking of tumour boundaries is practiced on the integument (breast surgery) or as an anatomical marking (the vascular pedicle of skin flaps in reconstructive surgery).
Biotic Phocea was the first company to offer, in 2000, an ink for medical purposes with status as a CE class IIb medical device, sterilized using an industrially validated method, for single use.