About the procedure, the healing Stages , contra , indications After the procedure & F.A Q
What To Expect
The brow pigment will be vibrant at first! the pigment will fade up to 50% over the following weeks.
Eyeliner can shrink up to 1mm when healed.
Lip colour can fade up to 75%
Just after your brows , lips or eyeliner are done, you may get redness for a few days, as well as soreness and a light crust will form.
Lips can be very capped a few days after te procedure.
Please do not pick at them as that will cause the pigment to unsettle and can cause scarring.!
It is down to you to follow the correct aftercare given if you want your brows to heal properly.
You will get some skin shedding over the weeks and will get patchiness- Do not worry, this is normal!
Sometimes it looks like the pigment has dissappeared, don't worry, it will return.
Your natural pigment undertones will determine the colour outcome of the pigment, this is down to your own skin! Any colour corrections needed will be performed during your top up procedure.
When you return for your top up 4-6 weeks later, after they have healed,you will see how your brows, Lips or eyes are going to be for the long term.
The pigment will fade over time, especially if exposed to UV light constantly. This is when you have the choice to have a colour refresh every 12-18 months, depending on your skin.
Always wear a sunscreen
Please be aware that the pigment is permanent, even if it has faded, it will always be in your skin.
Most people can have permanent cosmetics but there are some medical conditions where you cannot have the treatment done
Sometimes we do require a letter of consent from your G.P if you are on certain medications ie high blood pressure. Also some skin conditions such as active acne and rossacea are unsuitable for permanent cosmetics.
The below list is contra indicated and we cannot perform permanent cosmetics.
Pregnancy & Breastfeeding.
On blood thinning medication
Have auto immune disease
Keloid scars or prone to scarring
skin disorders / diseases in the local area which are active.
If you want the lip colour procedure and you suffer from coldsore ( herpes simplex ) You need to get prescription of acclivor from your GP, ask to have it on repeat prescription as you need to take it a week before the treatment, during healing and again for the retouch. we cannot guarantee you will not have a breakout. Any breakouts will cause unevenness of the pigment.
WE REQUIRE A PATCH TEST ALONG WITH A FREE 15 MINUTE CONSULTATION AT LEAST 48 HOURS BEFORE
You will be given some forms to take away with you to read and fill in.
Some Questions about the Procedure
Q) What happens during my treatment?
A) After returning any forms and a thorough consultation, we would measure your brow design, lip or eye template.
There are a choice of pigment colours which we can discuss.
We would also talk about which eyebrow look would suit your face and skin type.
Q) Does the procedure hurt?
A) You may feel a little scratching / strobe sensation throughout tthe treatment and will feel some soreness towards then end. We will make you feel comfortable as much as possible throughout the treatment.
Everyone's skin differs.
Q) How does the eyebrow , eyeliner and lip micropigment tattoo work?.
A) The pigment is implanted into the upper layer of the Dermis by a disposable cartridge needles.
Q) Is it the same as microblading?
A) We can still achieve hair strokes with the needle,In fact we can creare more looks with different needle configerations.
Microblading has been around for a long time, it isn't a new procedure.
Microblading can be more traumatic to the skin as the blade is slicing into the skin, like all types of cosmetic eyebrow tattooing, it isn't suitable for everyone and having continuous top ups with the blades can cause permanent scarring.
Q) I am having chemotherapy, can I have this treatment?
A) Yes, you can have the treatments 6 weeks before you start chemotherapy and 6- 8 weeks after you finish your treatment, also if your blood platelets are back to normal.
We will require a letter of consent from your consultant.
After The Treatment
Your news brows will be vibrant in colour! do not be alarmed as like any tattoo, they will fade up to 50%.
The lip procedure can fade up to 75% and the eyeliner procedure and shrink by 1mm.
There will be some swelling straight away and a few days after including redness. lymph fluid may be leaking and a little soreness.
After 4 or 5 days you will see some light crusting, which is normal.
You will be given an aftercare kit which includes cleansing solution, soothing balm and the aftercare leaflet.
It is very important to follow the correct aftercare given as failing to do so will cause the skin to not heal properly and interfere with the pigment settling. You must not pick as that can cause scarring and to cause the pigment to not settle.
You will return after 4- 6 weeks where you will have your cosmetic tattoo topped up, there will be some fading where your skin has shed, also there may be a need to alter the colour, your skin will determine how the brows will heal with the result of the colour outcome. Please be aware we have pigment undertones in our skin which will control the pigment outcome in your skin, including your skin type too. Also following the correct aftercare too will determine the outcome.
REMEMBER THIS IS A TWO PART PROCEDURE.
After 12- 18 months you have the option of having a colour refresh or let them fade away but please be aware, the pigment will always be in your skin.