Is Micropigmentation Safe?
Yes, when it's carried out by a fully trained and experienced technician. In my studio, you will find that on the day of your treatment, I will only use sterile equipment’s and PPE. I will ask you to confirm that all sharp objects are sealed and sterile. Any unused or unfinished poured pigments will be discarded after use. All items used during your treatment will be disposables that can be discarded after the treatment.
I will be wearing a pair gloves all throughout your treatment. If you are not comfortable with anything at all please feel free to speak up and question me. It is important that you understand everything I explain and do. It is important that you are happy and feel comfortable. If at any point you become unsure or uncomfortable, please feel free to ask that we stop the treatment.
Do I Need An Allergy Test?
Allergic reactions to pigments and numbing creams are rare, however, you have to have an allergy/patch test done at least 24 hours prior to the treatment.
It is important to note that pigment and numbing cream allergy tests are inconclusive. One test that guarantee that you may/could not have a future reaction.
Numbing Treatment Area
Using numbing cream will help to make the process more bearable during the treatment. After treatment the area may be a little sore, for eyes and brows this settles quickly whereas lips take a little longer. You will receive more aftercare and healing advice specific for each treatment area.
What Happens After The Treatment?
The tattooed area may be a little swollen and red how much is dependent on each individual. The colour will appear darker and more intense at first, this can last for several days as the area begins to heal.
Complete healing can take between 2 to 4 weeks, during this time the pigment will mature into the skin and its true colour will emerge. You may choose to quit after just one treatment or can have a Top up after 6 weeks for a more intense colour.
Micropigmentation fades away and so colour boosts are required 12 - 16 months after in order to refresh the original enhancement.
WHO CAN HAVE MICROPIGMENTATION TREATMENT?
Anyone who is 18 years old and above and medically healthy (suitability can be checked during consultation).
Does It Hurt?
The pain is minimised as much as possible by using topical anaesthetic. You will feel a slight discomfort, similar to tweezing the brows.
How Long Does It Last?
It depends on the depth of the pigment used and the lifestyle of the client. We take into account that in order to keep the pigment looking fresh; a colour boost is required 12 - 16 months after doing the initial procedure.
How Long Does It Take To Heal?
You can go straight back to work and most activities that will not cause you to sweat and irritate the open skin. There may be some redness of the area and a small amount of discomfort for the first hour or two. Different skin will heal at different rates according to your immune system, your lifestyle and the care you take with your new enhancement. As a general rule 2 weeks is the amount of time it will take for the skin to stop flaking and itching. However a minimum of 4 weeks is required before coming back for top-up.
How Long Does Micropigmentation Last?
Micropigmentation is semi-permanent make-up or cosmetic tattooing using coloured micro pigments. Many factors will determine how long it will last on each individuals skin. As a rule of thumb, It naturally starts fading from about 9 - 18 months before needing the colour topped up.
You should expect to do annual top ups to keep the colour looking fresh. Without further top ups the colour will fade away leaving very little pigment remaining for many months or years. How long micropigmentation lasts is very individual, it depends on the colour used, how much colour was used, how your own skin behaves, lifestyle and more.
If the colour is not topped up it will over many months, or years, fade away. The colour/pigment fades to during this time cannot be predicted, nor how long it will take to fade completely.
Why Does SPMU Sometimes Fade Orange, Pink Or Grey?
The pigments used is made up of many colours. Just the same as when we colour our hair and it fades over time, everyone holds on to certain elements of pigment differently. Some people hold on to the warm tones, others the cool ones.
This is not a problem as returning for your annual top up, a corrector colour can be added to your original colour to help correct future fading. It has to be seen how you fade a colour, to see how to correct it for future years of good colour.
What Is The Difference Between Tattoo And Cosmetic Tattoo?
Micropigmentation uses micro pigments. Because they lack size, they also lack density of colour, so the colour fades quicker. If the pigment molecules were bigger, the colour would be denser and more permanent, just like normal tattoo pigment.
Why Not Use Permanent Ink?
Pigment, whether permanent or not, changes colour over time, especially when exposed to the sun. Skin also goes through changes and thins as we age. Black pigment becomes smudgy and loses its crisp lines over time as well as turning grey, green or blue, brown can become pink or orange.
While this may be acceptable for a body tattoo, this is not the case for your eyebrows or eyeliner.