Frequently Asked Cosmetic Tattooing Questions

Frequently Asked Cosmetic Tattooing Questions

Semi-permanent make-up Permanent make-up Permanent cosmetics Intradermal cosmetics Cosmetic tattooing. It is important to take care of moisturizing and smoothing the skin of the eyelids. Almost all of us have antibodies to HSV2 (the “oral” form) from having contracted it as babies. I looked this up and that was normal. Plus it requires heat and friction to transfer. Physical examination revealed patches of grouped papulovesicles on the left side of her forehead extending into the scalp and confluent papulovesicles on and above the left eyebrow (figure 1). Result: Typical herpes vesicles and crusts along the lip lines were seen.

And oral herpes looks like a red scab on the lip Herpes symptoms vary – they can present as reddish spots like a rashe, or as the more typical fluid filled blisters, or, you can have herpes without displaying any physical symptoms. If you have a history of cold sores, fever blisters or herpes simplex, please consult with your doctor how to use Valtrex or Zovirax to get the best result for your permanent cosmetics. 3. Women are just as put off by unkempt, out-of-shape (not you personally, you seem to be one of those who runs around the earth every day) men as men are by similar women. A highly-effective, topical anesthetic cream and gel are used for numbing before and during your procedure. Mayo Clinic. 4.

How safe is Cosmetic Tattooing? Each procedure is done under strict sanitation and sterilization rules. Micro-pigmentation enhancements normally require multiple application sessions. 3. 5. What are the pigments made of? BioTouch pigments come in a variety of colors specially formulated with iron oxide, an ingredient safe for the skin.

We do not use pigments made from organic ingredients, such as vegetables as they have a high risk of carrying bacteria and causing allergic reactions. Because color is implanted just underneath the dermal layer of the skin, the resulting shade is soft and muted, unlike regular cosmetic makeup that sits on the surface of the skin. 6. Dry the tattooed area with gentle dabbing motions using clean paper towels and always be gentle. The most common procedures performed are eyebrows, eyeliner, lips, and color corrections/camouflage. The color and shape are designed to match and complement the client’s features and complexion. Eyebrows can be completely reconstructed in the absence of hair, or a few ‘hair’ strokes may be added to give added fullness to sparse areas – choose either a soft pencil appearance or natural feathering result.

Dermatol Surg., PubMed. According to the shape of the person’s face and bone structure, Cosmetic Tattooing can replace eyebrows that have lost their fullness with age and hair loss, or add defining tones to existing brows. An eyeliner procedure adds pigment close to the lash line for definition to the lashes and contours of the eye. From a natural, softer or smudged look, to a dramatic look, the thickness and color of the line are customized for each client. Electrolysis treatments should be performed no less than 2 weeks prior to your procedure. At the same time, it protects the needle from becoming contaminated during use. Natural lip lines can be corrected for asymmetries in shape or color as well as size.

Lip liner can accentuate the lips by creating a more definite lip shape, enhancing the fullness and bringing more color to the lips. Individuals who suffer from having no definite lip shape, pale and gloomy lips, uneven lips or lips that have lost shape as a result of cold sores or injury can all benefit from this procedure. Please note that clients having a lip procedure done may require a prescription if they ever had cold sores/fever blisters/herpes on or around their lips. 7. Will my Cosmetic Tattooing Eyebrows look natural? Yes! Many of our clients report that friends and family members did not know they have had a procedure, although they do wonder why they are looking younger.

We use soft natural tones on the brows that complement each client and re-create hair strokes that give the illusion of real hair. 8. What should I expect at the first appointment? We provide a free consultation to all of our clients. You can arrange your consultation and procedure on separate days, or the same day. During your consultation, the technician will discuss your expectations and the ideal shape and color you are looking to achieve. Waxing and bleaching treatments should be performed no less than 2 weeks prior to your procedure.

Frequently Asked Cosmetic Tattooing Questions
9. How long does Cosmetic Tattooing last? The treatment is permanent and will not wash off. However, it will fade over time and may need a retouch every 1- 5 years. Frequency of touch-ups depends on a number of factors including: the pigment color used (lighter colors fade faster), lifestyle (sun exposure), iron deficiency (your body absorbs iron-oxide as a supplement), and if any chemical peels come into contact with treated areas. Touch-ups are normal for Cosmetic Tattooing procedures, with each new procedure requiring 2 visits. The initial procedure followed by a free touch-up procedure within one year.

Lips may require one additional appointment. 10. What should I do before my procedure? For lips: If you have EVER had cold sores/fever blisters/herpes on or around your lips, you MUST obtain a prescription from your doctor and inform him/her that your intention is to have a lip tattoo. Start taking it 3 days before and 4 days after the procedure (or follow the doctor’s instruction). Failure to take this anti-viral medication may well cause an outbreak, which in turn will compromise the results of your lip procedure. For eyeliner: Wear your regular glasses instead of your contact lenses.

Do not wear mascara (especially water-proof mascara, because this is more difficult to remove, and doing so will cause the eyes to be more irritated and sensitive). For eyebrows: If you have an ideal shape and color in mind, bring reference photos and eyebrow pencil or powder. If you plan to go on a vacation, it is recommended to plan this trip a minimum 10 days after the procedure. We also request our clients avoid prescription blood thinners (if possible) for 24 hours prior to their appointment. This also includes Vitamin E, Aspirin and Alcohol. 11. How will I look immediately after?

What is the healing process? Your Cosmetic Tattooing will appear darker and bigger than expected for the first few days. This will gradually lighten over the course of a week. Eyeliner: Expect that your eyes will be swollen for up to 3 days (like how you would look after crying). Some careful maintenance is required to make the swelling go down faster. Eyebrows: Your eyebrows will appear thicker and much darker for up to 5 days post procedure until any scab peels off. The area may also be reddish and tender, so be gentle with your skin during the healing process and keep applying the aftercare product provided.

Lips: Your lips will look very intense as well as become swollen for 2-4 days, depending on the individual. Usually the scab will peel off after 4-6 days. During this time, the color will look quite pale, only the lip line will show a light color. Be patient at this time until the skin matures which will take about 1-2 months until you can see a more natural result. 12. What should I do after the procedure? We provide very specific post-care instructions after your procedure.

It is highly beneficial to follow these instructions to ensure a good healing process and to achieve the best results. The most essential aftercare is to keep the treated area moist, do not rub or pick as the color will peel off, and avoid extreme heat (like in saunas, Jacuzzis, steam rooms, places with hot humidity). For the lips, keep using the aftercare product provided to you (as a regular lip balm) to make the color last longer. 13. How will my Cosmetic Tattooing look in the future? We always analyze our client’s skin undertone to anticipate how pigment colors will fade in the future, and we mix special formulas to ensure color remains in the same tone. For the majority of our clients, their Cosmetic Tattooing stays in the ideal and true color.

There are some cases however, which make colors fade to different tones according to the individual’s response to the pigments (like skin tone and iron deficiencies). Many factors affect these changes, in your follow up appointment we analyze how your body has responded to the initial color. Special formula alteration to correct the color and to prevent further color change is made at this time. 14. What should I know about long term care? A good sunscreen applied daily on tattooed area(s) is needed to help keep color true. Sun exposure will make the color fade faster.

Our pigment is iron-oxide based. Your body absorb it as mineral irons, so the color will fade over time. You may need a touch-up every 1- 5 years. The fading speed depends on your skin type, lifestyle, sun exposure, pigment color used, broken capillaries, iron deficiency, and if any chemical peels were done after Cosmetic Tattooing. If you are planning a chemical peel, MRI or other medical procedure, please inform the technician that you have had an iron-oxide cosmetic tattoo. Careful application must be taken to avoid affecting the tattooed area. If you are planning to have laser treatments, tell your laser specialist to avoid the pigmented area.

Laser may cause pigment to turn black. 15. How do I find the right Cosmetic Tattooing Artist to do my Cosmetic Tattooing? It is so important to have a skilled Cosmetic Tattooing Technician perform these procedures otherwise you may end up with a permanent mistake! The time and expense related with repairing poor quality work are simply not worth it.

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