Permanent cosmetic tattooing is not the same as traditional body art. The pigment and the placement of the pigment and also the skin it is being placed in is quite different from traditional tattooing.
Permanent Makeup pigments are specifically designed for facial skin tissue, and are meant to mimic natural-looking makeup. This pigment should fade over time, the length of time your color will last depends on many different factors:
All colors will fade at different rates, and micro blading will typically fade the fastest.
Color retention will typically last between 2-5 years on average.
Other factors in color retention will depend on your health and the health of your skin, your age, and also ethnicity. All of these factors will have a huge effect on how the color looks and lasts on your skin.
Things that can cause faster fading are, but are not limited to:
- Chlorine pools
- Skin exfoliates
- Excess sun exposure
Implanted pigment color will mix with your skin tone as it is implanted in your skin, So, understand that the pigment is chosen with this factor in mind.
Fading occurs naturally as soon as its implanted, but there are things we can do to help longevity.
It’s best to refrain from using anti-coagulant products such as aspirin, ibuprofen, vitamin E, and fish oils, a few days before the procedure. But it is not required, and most people are still able to have a good result.
For lip procedures:
If you have a history of cold sores and fever blisters, you will want to start on an anti-viral medication such as Zovirax, or Valtrex and few days before and after the procedure, to prevent an outbreak from occurring. This will need to be prescribed by your doctor.
On the day of your procedure:
You will be completing a consent and health and history form. There will be a photo taken of the area we will be working on. And a numbing cream will be applied.
Then as we begin, we will wash the area to be treated, and a design drawing will be applied. You will be able to look at the design for your approval, and we will make any changes needed before beginning the procedure.
After we have decided on the perfect design for you, the permanent makeup will then be applied.
Remember, the color will appear darker and bolder than the final result will be. This recovery time will last approximately 5-7 days. As the pigment healing process sluffs off and exfoliates, the color will then appear softer and lighter in the skin as the final result. You should notice approximately a 30% reduction in the color.
As time passes within the next few weeks, you should see some continued fading. At this time, you will be able to notice if there are areas that need a bit more color, or perfecting. This is the time to call for a touch-up if it is needed.
For a week after the Procedure:
Please remember that during the healing process, it is important to keep the area clean, and avoid swimming pools, hot tubs, rivers, lakes, heavy workouts, hot yoga, and excessive sun exposure. And also avoid makeup in the treated area.
Aftercare instructions and treatment ointment will be provided.
Also, masks will be worn by the technician and client in the treatment room to avoid any possible germs or viruses that could be present. Masks will be provided.
Any further questions or concerns will be answered through the office staff.