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Eyebrow Feathering FAQS

What are semi- permanent cosmetics?

The pigment used is an Iron Oxide base, a safe non-reactive substance. The Pigment Lotions are specifically manufactured for implantation into human skin.

Because the colour is implanted just underneath the dermis layer of the skin, the resulting shade is soft and muted.

There are over 50 base colours and more colours can be created by mixing colours together. Material Safety Data Sheets are available. The colours selected are as close to your requirements as possible. We use colours imported from reputable manufacturers in the USA, all have been tested by authorities and have been in use for over 20 years, product ingredients are listed on our bottles.

How permanent is it?

The treatment is semi-permanent. In some cases it has been obvious in some skins for over 12 years. This means some skins hold colour more permanently than others, especially around the eye area.

Many things can alter the end result of the pigment colour in the skin; pigment, acid, oils in your own skin, and neglecting to follow the Home Care Instructions.

It is recommended a touch up of colour should be done about every 1-2 years to keep the treatment as new.

Does it hurt? Is there any swelling?

Some clients may experience some swelling depending on their skin’s sensitivity. However, some applications look great immediately after the procedure! We have a state-of the –art anti-pain protocol in which we use a highly effective analgesic ointment. YES it can be a little uncomfortable for some, but the result far outweighs the pain. Everyone has a different tolerance to pain. Some clients like to bring in their own headphones and music as this can distract and help relax and soothe the client.

How safe is it?

The art of tattooing has been practiced for centuries. Pigments used on the face are made of iron Oxide and Carbon based ingredients. These compounds are naturally present in the human body. Strict sanitation and sterilization procedures are followed to reduce the possibility of infection or contamination, but the client also has the responsibility of keeping the treated area clean while it’s healing. They should also advise their doctor immediately if they plan to undergo any other procedures, such as laser treatments, Botox, dermabrasion, peels, etc.

It is also important that the tattooist is informed if any medication is being taken or if you suffer with keloid scarring or have any medical problems. Extended sun exposure, using retin-A and glycolic acid will fade out colour from treatments. Sun block is necessary at all times.


Can you get infections?

Infections usually occur in skin that has a tendency to break out easily, or in the treated skin of a client who did not follow the after-care instructions. If you know your skin is sensitive or blisters easily, then you must receive preparatory treatment well ahead of time. You should start prescribed medication or preventative care a few days before the procedure. If an infection or outbreak occurs afterwards, then you will need to contact your doctor for a prescription or for information on available over-the-counter products you should immediately take care of any irritations or infections to promote faster healing, which will also protect the colour.

Are there risks?

As with any procedure where topical ointments or anaesthetics are used, risks may occur if the patient is allergic to certain ingredients containing ‘canine’ such as lidocaine. A client consultation and medical history from is obtained first, to discuss any known allergies or questions ahead of time. A patch test may be required at least 24hrs before procedure.

How does permanent makeup mix with other procedures such as laser peels, dermabrasion, MRI’s collagen injections or Botox, etc ?

You should always inform your doctor if you have or plan to get cosmetic tattoos. With your doctor’s advice, you can determine what kind of precautions to take or what protection is needed. Sometimes laser treatments turn pigment to a dark or black colour. Collagen and pigments do not mix well either, so make sure you ask a dermatologist or physician to explain the possibility of reactions to Botox or collagen. You may have to undergo those types of procedures before getting any permanent makeup done.

Does it fade?

Some fading will occur it looks as if you applied a pencil a little softer and more muted. The colour immediately after the treatment will be stronger and darker than your desired colour. You do lose approximately 40% of intense colour during the healing process within 4-14 days, but diligent after-care will also lock in colour!

Can the colour be changed / corrected?

Many factors can contribute to colour change, inc: exposure to sun or UV light, body breaking down foreign bodies, use of glycolic, Retin-A and other new products for wrinkle treatments are having an adverse effect on permanent makeup. However this can be corrected and lightened or darkened and is as simple as rescheduling once the tattoo has healed (approx. 6wks post tattoo)

Please contact me for any further questions or concerns you may have xx

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