WHAT IS COSMETIC TATTOOING?
Cosmetic tattooing, also referred to as semi-permanent makeup, is the process of implanting colour pigment beneath the surface of the skin by means of tiny, sterile, disposable needles to produce the appearance of hair strokes, makeup, or to enhance the natural features of the face.
WHAT IS BROW FEATHERING?
Brow feathering is a semi permanent technique using colour pigment ‘tattooed’ onto the skin giving you natural looking eyebrows. The technique used is natural feathering of hair like strokes creating a beautifully designed brow.
WHAT SHOULD I DO BEFORE MY APPOINTMENT?
If you regularly get your eyebrows shaped, waxed, threaded or tinted, please do so at least 3 days before your appointment. If there are any stray hairs that fall outside of our final shape, we can remove them.
I require my clients to avoid any blood thinning medication for
a minimum of 72 hours prior to their appointment. This includes Vitamin E, Aspirin, Niacin, fish oil supplements, and Ibuprofen.
Do not drink any alcohol the night before and day of your appointment and limit the amount of caffeine you consume.
If you have been on prescription Accutane in the past, you MUST wait at least one year before considering this procedure.
It is highly recommended that you avoid sun exposure and for
30 days before and after your procedure. If you show up for
your appointment with a new tan or sunburn, you will need to
reschedule or forfeit your appointment.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NEEDED?
For most clients, a minimum of two treatments are required, at least
6-8 weeks apart. With most procedures, the colour looks dramatically lighter after the first week. After the first treatment, we will assess the colour retention and make adjustments as necessary. Everyone heals differently and at different rates. If your cosmetic tattoo does not heal perfectly the first time, do not worry as we can always add more colour and density to your brows during the next procedure.
HOW WILL I LOOK IMMEDIATELY AFTER? WHAT IS THE HEALING PROCESS?
Post feathering, your brows will appear darker and more intense than expected for the first few days. This will gradually lighten during the complete healing process. Redness and swelling is minimal.
HOW LONG DOES EYEBROW FEATHERING LAST?
Cosmetic tattoo procedures are considered semi-permanent and will not wash off, however, they will fade over time and may need to be refreshed every 1-2 years. Please note that final results CAN NOT be guaranteed as each unique skin type will hold pigments differently and break down at different rates. We will re-evaluate how your skin has received the pigment at your touch-up appointment and make any changes necessary. Touch-ups are normal for cosmetic tattoo procedures, with each new procedure requiring at least 2 visits. The initial procedure followed by a touch-up procedure about 2 months later. Previously tattooed areas will generally always require additional appointments.
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