COSMETIC TATTOO/ PERMANENT MAKE UP PRE-CARE & AFTER-CARE
The Answers You Need
WHICH BRAND DO WE USE AND WHY IS IT A UNIQUE BRAND, WITH GOOD RESULTS?
We use Swiss color pigments. Which only use pigment materials, whose raw material quality is guaranteed according to ResAP (2008/1). All the ingredients are 100% REACH compliant.
This brands pigments are very unique due to all the lip pigments being free of heavy metals. About 50-70% of the pigments remain in the skin after treatment, thus resulting in fantastic results.
When we have a look at the brow pigments, they are all free from titanium dioxide, tartrazine, PAH, nickel, AZO dyes as well as preservatives. Due to the pigment flow process clients will have a smooth and velvety colour texture. These pigments have a very high density and saturation and that gives a very well pigmented brow after healing has taken place. The fact that no nickel is found in this brand, results in the colour of the brow not having a blue or reddish undertone at all.
Swiss color’s eye liner pigments do not contain any hazardous AZO dyes, PAH’s, NDELA’s. The deep blacks are free from any iron oxides and heavy metals.
HOW LONG DOES PERMANENT MAKE UP ( TATTOOING) LAST FOR?
The durability of permanent make-up/ microblading drawing depends on each individuals skin texture as well as the condition and the skin’s metabolism.
Therefore durability and no fading of the colours can be guaranteed. Unwanted colour changes can thus never be ruled out when it comes to permanent make up.
Microblading/Feather brows lasts anything between 18-30 months.
Ombre powder brows can last anything from 2- 3 years
Lip tattooing can last 1-3 years ( Colour does fade quicker than other areas on the face and a colour boost would be recommended
Eyeliner tattoos are meant to last 8-18 months
WHEN DOES THE RESULT OF THE TREATMENT BECOME VISIBLE?
2-4 weeks after the treatment
When the healing is complete
WHAT DOES DURABILITY DEPEND ON?
Skin Texture & condition
Correct follow up care/ aftercare by the customer
Choice of colour/intensity
WHAT TO DO BEFORE YOUR TREATMENT (POST CARE)?
Do not work out the day of the procedure
Do not tan or have a sunburnt face before you come for the procedure
Do not take Asprin, Niacin, Vit E, Fish oil or Ibuprofen 24 hours before your procedure
No Alcohol or Caffeine 1 day before the procedure ( after is okay)
No waxing / tinting/ tweezing 3 days before the procedure
Electrolysis no less than 5 days before.
Do not wear contact lenses during the procedures.
Eyelash tinting/ curling should not be done 2 days before the procedure
Ifd eyeliner is going to be done, lash extentions need to be removed until the 2nd procedure has been done ( 30- 45 days after the first rocedure)
If you have ever had a cold sore, medication prescribed by a doctor should be taken 2 days before the procedure.
SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION AFTER THE TREATMENT:
The pigmented area will appear more intense in colour.
Swelling of the area where the treatment has been done can occur. Some client experience swelling more than others
The sensation of tightness
Customers who carry the herpes simplex virus, and undergo the lip treatment can experience a cold sore breakout. Only use prescription-only cold sore remedies( lip pigmentation can be irregular after a cold sore outbreak. This is due to the skin layers during healing.
HOW LONG WILL SWELLING, CRUSTING, TIGHTNESS AND THE MORE INTENSE COLOUR OF THE PIGMENTED AREA LAST FOR?
HOW LONG SHOULD AFTERCARE BE DONE FOR & WHAT DOES THE AFTERCARE ENTAIL?
2 weeks after the treatment
Remove the gigaplast applied by your PMU artist after the treatment by dabbing with a tissue 3 hours after the procedure
Access lymph fluid must be dabbed off the treated area with the wipes/tissues provided about every 3 hours & dab the area if there is lymph fluid coming out with the tissues provided in-between.
Apply the care cream Grazia 2-3 times a day after your treatment for approximately 10 days.
This cream contains a water content of about 30% and it is rich in Vitamin E that ensures that the pigmented areas stay moist during the regeneration phase. This product must be applied with a clean cotton bud, to avoid infection.
For pigmented eyebrows & lips the SC care balms are also recommended. These balms have an spf of 15 in them to protect the area against the sun. These balms make the pigmented area well groomed and allows the lips to be softer and the result to appear even better. Because these balms are enriched with Tri Peptides and consist of a high quality moisturiser it also affects the skin’s regeneration time positively. The care balms nourishes the skin if used regularly and as a result, they last significantly longer in the skin.
TO GET BETTER RESULTS WHAT SHOULD BE AVOIDED?
Do not scratch the treated area until completely healed
Do not apply make up to the treated area until it is healed, only used the care products recommended
No kissing after lips have been done, until healed
Protect the pigmented areas from intense UV radiation such as sunbed or tanning
First 2 weeks Avoid high levels of air moisture (saunas/ hot spas)
Do not exercise the day of the procedure or for at least 7 days after, for best results ( sweat is made of saline and removes the pigment implanted into our skin.
No eyebrow tinting, eyelash tinting or lash lifts( eyelash curling) must be done for 2 weeks after the procedure.
Do not wear contact lenses directly after your eyeliner procedure avoid wearing them for 2 days after the procedure.
If you have ever had a cold sore, you will have to be on medication prescribed by your doctor 2 days after the procedure
WHAT CAN HAPPEN AFTER THE TREATMENT, IN SOME CASES?
In rare cases- allergic/ allergy-like reactions(granuloma, permanent skin changes, dryness, pigment disorders, sensitivity, swelling, flaking) due to reactions to the pigments. Tolerability of colour pigments cannot be guaranteed.
In rare cases the area treated with permanent make-up and microblading can warm up during a MRI scan. If this is the case, a lower magnetic field can be used and the scan can be continued.
If we retouch or work over your previous faded tattoo, the old colour can reappear after a while if it is deeper than the new pigment, or it the old colour can dominate because of the chemical composition. Therefor success of the treatment cannot always be guaranteed.
CAN PERMANENT MAKEUP BE REMOVED?
Yes, with our SC colorX method which is used to remove the pigmentation.
SC colorX method was developed by pharmasists & doctors. This method of removal meets high hygiene requirements. This is a natural product that occurs in human metabolism.
Colour pigments for permanent makeup/ tattooing is usually 1-4mm under the skin. The uppermost part of the protective layer is removed and the dermis remains untouched.
The massage of the epidermis leads to leakage of the removal fluid to the macrophages(phagocytes) sealed color.
As soon as the macrophages come into contact with the removal liquid, they release color molecules. The skin recognises them as a foreign body and repelled to the surface of the skin.
Crusts form quite quickly and will fall off within 4-7 days. Underneath the new skin forms without color pigments.As technology has improved and more research has been done, it is proven that this technique removes the tattoo pigment in the skin if you are unhappy with your brows that have been microbladed or if you have powdered brows.
This is not as invasive as lazer and it is a good technique to remove the pigment without causing scarring or hair loss.
The technique uses fine needles to open up the skin and then a product is put onto the areas that have been opened up. The product then pushes the pigment to the surface and one basically has instant results.
with by a medical specialist using the latest technology you can also consider as an option .
White colour pigments cannot be removed at all.
WHEN CAN PERMANENT MAKE UP/ TATTOOING NOT BE PERFORMED OR WITH CAUTION FOLLOWING PRIOR CONSULTATION WITH A DOCTOR?
Diabetic customers-will take longer to heal, also means an increased risk of infection & and a consultation with a doctor may be needed.
Cyostatic drug treatment( cancer treatment)
Moles and warts cannot be worked over
Any strong medication can influence skin sell metabolism, meddling in with the pigmentation.
Acne medication & chemotherapy have a greater influence on skin metabolism
Clients on Macumar (blood thinner) treated with great caution and a consult with the doctor . Colour gets flushed out more, dark pigments last the longest, light shades hardly last or only for a short time. If the medication is discontinued treatment becomes easier.
HIV positive clients. The skin bis very thin and the colour is absorbed with difficulty or doesn’t get absorbed at all.
When the client is taking Cortisone, this causes the skin to swell.