FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

1.Does the treatment hurt?

A topical numbing agent is used to numb the treatment area to reduce any discomfort during the treatment.  Some clients still experience a slight stinging sensation, especially on sensitive areas like the lips.

 

2. Is It safe?

The highest standards of hygiene and safety are met. The cosmetic system used has been developed to the highest standard above the standards set out by government guidelines. The pigments used are hypoallergenic and have no history of allergic reaction. 

 

3. Can I be allergic to the treatment?

A sensitivity test can be given prior to the treatment, if requested, although allergic reactions are unlikely.  This involves placing a tiny amount of pigment and anaesthetic on the skin to check for a reaction.

 

4. Is there a risk of infection?

The risk of infection is minimal. Strict hygiene is maintained at all times. Sterile gloves are worn by the practioner and sterile needles are used only once. To prevent cross-contamination, the treatment area and machinery are disinfected after each client.  Strict after-care rules and an aftercare cream are given to the client at the end of each treatment. 

 

5. What should I expect after the treatment?

Your colour will be stronger and more sharply defined for 5 to 7 days, but as it heals, the top layer of the skin peels off,  leaving a softer, lighter colour below,  resulting in a natural look. There may be some swelling for a few days, but this quickly subsides and work and everyday activities can be carried out as usual. Some itching is normal, do not pick, peel or rub the area and allow the colour to flake away by itself.

 

6. Will the treatment look natural?

Clients are always advised  to select natural looking enhancements that compliment their face shape, eye and hair colour. People should notice an  improvement in your appearance without your treatment being the first thing they see.

 

7.How much input will I have when looking for the final look?

During the consultation you will be given a choice on colours, shape and placement of the enhancement. Only once the enhancement is pre-drawn and both you and technician are 100% satisfied with the expected outcome, the procedure will go ahead.

 

8.How many treatments are needed?

Micro pigmentation is a two step process, with treatments at least six weeks apart. Sometimes just one treatment is sufficient, but mostly the second treatment is there to fine tune your enhancement, by making minor adjustments, to get a perfect result. 

 

9.How long will the treatment last?

This varies from person to person, depending on how well your skin holds the pigment. A colour boost procedure is recommended every 15 to 18 months to keep your enhancement looking fresh. Should you choose not to have your colour boost, your enhancement will fade over time, leaving a light residue of colour. 

 

10. How can I prevent my enhancement from fading too quickly?

Sun exposure fades permanent cosmetics, so a good sunscreen must be used on a daily basis to prolong your enhancement.