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Important Information about Cosmetic Tattooing

What is Permanent Cosmetics?

Permanent cosmetics or micro pigmentation is the implantation of colored pigments into the dermal layer of the skin. The procedure is performed with a tattoo method using needles to place pigment into the skin.
When the procedure is completed, the color will appear darker than the final result. The color in the top layer of skin will flake off during the healing process and you will see a lighter color. The new color will not smear, smudge or wear off.

What should I do to prepare for my procedure?

  1. Avoid alcohol, aspirin, or anything else that may thin blood prior to your appointment, with your physicians consent.   If you are on blood thinners talk to your physician about your permanent cosmetic plans before your consultation.​

  2. If you have ANY history of cold sores (herpes) or fever blisters is not a contraindication for procedure, however, it would be beneficial to ask your physician about anti viral prescription prior to any lip procedure. 

  3. Alpha-Hydroxyl Acids (AHA’s), steroid creams and any other skin peels should be avoided for 2 weeks prior to your procedure.

  4. Any waxing or tweezing should be done at least a week prior to procedure to minimize any irritation.

  5. If you have uncontrolled diabetes, a heart condition, or other such serious medical condition you MUST obtain a signed note of approval from your physician written on the physician’s prescription pad which states that your doctor consents to your chosen permanent makeup procedure(s).

How long will the procedure take?

From start to finish you will need about 2,5-3 hours. This includes the time needed for numbing, filling out forms and choosing colors and actual procedure. If you wear contacts you must remove them for the procedure and cannot put them back on afterwards. Make sure to bring eyeglasses if you need them to see.

Discomfort level

  • The procedure involves tattooing, so it does obviously have some level of discomfort

  • It varies from person to person. Some of my clients are sleeping during the procedure, some are more uncomfortable

  • Brows are usually not painful at all, while lips are more sensitive

  • I use two types of topical anesthetics to ensure a comfortable procedure for my clients

Other Information

  • Usually cosmetic tattoo is a two steps service - initial treatment and a touch up after 4 weeks. 

  • Touch up is performed between 4 to 10 weeks after initial session. After 10 weeks it's considered a new treatment. 

  • Touch up session takes around 2 hours. During that session we add more color, adjust color,  fix any areas which didn't heal as expected etc..

  • Touch up is paid separately. Cost of a touch up session is $100. 

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