Frequently asked questions

  • What are the benefits of micropigmentation / microblading?
    • The procedure allows you to minimize the use of makeup – you will look beautiful at any time of the day and under any circumstances – in the morning or at bedtime, at the pool or gym, – without having to “draw on” eyebrows or lips or line your eyes. This effect lasts from 8 months to 3 years, depending on the body’s individual reaction to the pigment.
    • Your image is created according to the professional standards of makeup – it is ideal for everyday wear, without the need for a makeup artist, even if you are not good at the art of makeup.
    • The procedure saves you time, nerves and money.
    • If in the future you decide not to renew the permanent makeup, then it will disappear completely, leaving no trace behind.
  • How is a microblading / micropigmentation procedure conducted?
    The procedure is divided into several stages:

    • pre-procedure consultation,
    • the completion of the necessary paperwork,
    • modeling and drawing a sketch of the area that requires correction (the lines are carefully measured), searching for the most individually suitable shape and agreeing on the final option with the client,
    • the selection of a pigment to match the skin type or hair color,
    • anaesthesia (local, in the form of a cream)
    • the procedure process
  • How is the micropigmentation / microblading method different from regular tattoos?
    • It is painless.
    • There is no bleeding and swelling during and after the procedure.
    • The result looks optimally natural and realistic.
    • The pigment maintains a stable color for a long time and does not change into a different shade (blue, red hues), it simply fades over time.
    • It is possible to fully recreate an area of a missing feature (eyebrow, areola, etc.) in the most natural-looking way.
    • It is possible to completely eliminate any asymmetry in the treated area.
  • What are the contraindications for the procedure? When is micropigmentation / microblading not recommended?

    There are two categories of contraindications: absolute, in the presence of which the procedure can never be carried out, and relative (temporary), which allow for the correction of the desired area if eliminated.

    Absolute contraindications:

    1. Subfebrile and high temperature.
    2. A period of exacerbation of any illness.
    3. Blood disorders – Von Willebrand disease, haemophilia, hypertension.
    4. Predisposition towards keloid scars.
    5. Oncological diseases.
    6. ARI, URTI; acute inflammatory diseases, initial stages of the common cold.
    7. Epilepsy.
    8. Asthma.
    9. Hepatitis, HIV, AIDS.
    10. The presence of unknown neoplasms, especially in the areas where the procedure will be conducted.
    11. Mental disorders.
    12. Surgical operations, plastic surgery and subcutaneous infiltration in the period of stabilisation (1-6 months).
    13. Botox injections in the forehead and brow areas (minimum 2-3 weeks after the injection).
    14. Chemical peel (14-28 days must pass after the peel).
    15. Chemo/radio therapy.

    Relative contraindications:

    1. Allergy and hypersensitivity to components of the pigment.
    2. Recurrent herpes (in a stage of exacerbation) in the micropigmentation area. Dermatitis, acute pyoderma and psoriasis in the areas where the procedure will be conducted.
    3. Weakened immunity, rehabilitation period after surgical and cosmetic operations.
    4. Consumption of corticosteroids, strong antibiotics, anticoagulants, retinoids (possible scarring, delayed healing), vitamins and dietary supplements, alcohol.
    5. Pregnancy and lactation period (first 4 months). It is not recommended to undergo permanent makeup procedures in the first trimester. In the second and third trimesters and the lactation period, the procedure may be conducted only with the permission of a doctor in the case that the client will easily tolerate the procedure (as in no pain-relieving medication will be needed).
    6. Menstruation. In this period, the chances of bleeding are increased and the pain threshold is lowered. It is better to carry out the procedure in the middle of a cycle.
    7. Old tattoo (if possible – be sure to send a photo or come to a free consultation with the specialist, since not all cases can be corrected). If the tattoo is bright, blue, grey, black, then there is a high probability that you will first need to remove it.
  • How to correctly prepare for a micropigmentation / microblading procedure?
    • At least 10 days before the procedure, refrain from taking blood-thinning (aspirin, etc.) and vasoconstrictor drugs.
    • For two weeks before and after the procedure, antibiotics should not be taken, otherwise, the body will reject the pigment.
    • At least 10 days before the procedure, refrain from sunbathing and at least 3 days before the procedure – from going to the tanning salon. With a bright and intense tan, it is impossible to select the right shade of the pigment. Therefore the specialist will ask you to wait for the skin to return to its natural shade and only then carry out the procedure.
    • Do not consume alcohol at least 24 hours before the procedure, as well as stimulating drinks (coffee, strong tea, caffeinated products, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, energy drinks) and do not consume heavy, spicy food. All these factors contribute to the thinning of blood, which can lead to lymph secretion, difficulties for the specialist and complications during healing.
    • At least 24 hours before the procedure refrain from using skincare products and eyebrow growth serums.
    • Do not smoke at least 2 hours before the procedure.

    Before an eyebrow micropigmentation procedure:

    • At least 30 days before it is best not to pluck, cut or shave your eyebrows. The specialist needs to see the direction of hair growth, the thickness and the color of your eyebrows. The end goal of the procedure is to make brows beautiful by improving their shape but never fully removing them and drawing on completely new ones. If you have clear preferences on the appearance and shape of your eyebrows, then it is best to come to the procedure with your usual eye and brow makeup, then it will be easier for a specialist to understand your preferences and see the whole picture.

    Before a lip micropigmentation procedure:

    • Before the procedure, it is recommended to complete a course of the Herpenorm medication the day before or on the day of the procedure (for the duration of 5 days). It is necessary for the prevention of herpes. The dosage is prescribed in the annotation under the bullet point about prevention.

    Before an eyelid micropigmentation procedure:

    • Take off eyelash extensions.
    • Note that the type eyelid micropigmentation technology strongly depends on the individual characteristics of your eyes. If you have a thin skin on the eyelids with an abundance of pronounced blood vessels, it is better to limit yourself to a thin lash line contour, not the elegant wing.
  • What is touch up and why is the specialist insisting on its necessity?

    Having chosen touch up together with of micropigmentation, it is necessary to understand straight away this procedure, which is aimed at preserving the maximum natural appearance of your natural features and at giving them even greater beauty and expressiveness. It’s not “draw anew and brighter”, or artificially highlight the eyebrows, lips, eyelids, and so on in an exaggerated manner. Therefore, in the initial procedure, the specialist uses the most gentle type of pigment insertion, guided by the medical principle of “do no harm”. Even with very good adhesion of the pigment and with it maintaining its brightness after the first procedure, a specialist can ensure that the result will look natural and harmonious.

    It is important to understand that the quality of the final result depends predominantly on two factors:

    • the acceptance of the pigment by the body –as a foreign body, the body rejects the inserted pigment, and it is only possible to see how what percentage of the pigment has been accepted 30 days after the procedure,
    • The aftercare of the affected area – if the client behaves incorrectly during the skin’s healing process and does not abide by the specialist’s recommendations, the result can not only be difficult to predict but even nullified (which is why it is important to follow all the guidelines in the client’s pamphlet).

    In addition, the healing process and, as a result, the appearance of the treated area 30 days after the initial procedure is affected by a variety of factors such as hormonal and vascular conditions, skin health, lifestyle (alcohol, smoking, cosmetic procedures, etc.).

    It is important to understand that without a follow-up touch up procedure the initial micropigmentation procedure cannot be considered completed.

    Touch up is conducted no earlier than 30 days after the first procedure. During this period full regeneration process of the damaged epidermis layer and the healing of the skin occurs. Touch up carried out earlier than the indicated timeframe can cause additional trauma to the skin, thereby not improving, but worsening the initial result.

    During touch up the specialist evaluates the condition of the treated area and conducts a repeat micropigmentation procedure in order to correct the shape, fill in the blanks where the pigment did not settle or where the pigment is less bright, that is, he distributes the pigment more evenly, adds or takes away color saturation on the whole and adjusts the shape. Thus, the result is perfected after the primary procedure.

    Touch up is not included in the cost of the initial procedure. Its price is calculated based on the interval after the initial procedure: up to 3 months – 50% of the cost of the main procedure, from 3 to 12 months – 70%, refresh – from one up to 1,5 years – 80% of the current cost of the main procedure.

  • Why is touch up paid for separately and not included in the cost of the initial procedure?

    The touch up procedure is a priori a full-fledged micropigmentation procedure, since the specialist cannot predict the result of the initial procedure in advance because of the individual characteristics of the client’s body (pigment adhesion and skin healing features), and also cannot affect the aftercare process, on which the final result is directly dependent. Therefore, in fact, touch up is a separate, time-consuming procedure, which often takes the specialist no less time than the initial procedure.

  • What should I do after the procedure? How do I take care of my skin?

    It is important to understand that the quality of the final result after the procedure is 50% dependent on competent post-procedural care with the help of recommended medications and hygiene rules. The aftercare process after the completion of the procedure is the client’s responsibility, the specialist does not bear any responsibility for it.

    • For the formation of a “correct” scab in the affected area, which will inevitably appear by the end of the first 48 hours following the procedure on the surface of the skin, it is recommended to wipe the area of micropigmentation with a cotton disc soaked in Corsodyl solution every two hours immediately after the procedure. Then in the morning and evening of the following day.
    • Before the shedding of the scabs, avoid water and thermal procedures: swimming in pools or open water, visiting the sauna or Turkish baths, taking long baths or showers at home. All this can contribute to the dampening of the scab and lead to its premature shedding. Do not allow the micropigmentation area to come into contact with water: if it does get wet, carefully blot with a towel – do not rub.
    • Avoid physical impact on the healing area: Do not touch! Do not itch! Do not peel! Do not touch unnecessarily! Do not speed up the process shedding of the scabs! Do not let the scabs crack!
    • Do not expose the micropigmentation area to tanning for the duration of the first three weeks – use a cream or lip balm with a high sun protection factor (SPF 30 and higher) as well as sunglasses. The impact of direct sunlight can lead to the fading of the pigment, which has not yet settled.
    • After the shedding of the scabs, flaking a ditching may begin, indicating a normal process of skin regeneration and secondary scabbing. On average, the skin recovers in 21 days.
    • On average 30-60% of the colour will “leave” with the scabs (other percentages of colour retention are possible, this matter is strictly individual):
      1. On the 1st-7th day after the procedure: the colour intensity will be greater than expected, on the 2nd day the scabbing occurs… (persists for 5-7 days).
      2. On the 7th-20th day after the procedure: a decreased colour intensity can be observed compared to what is expected, after this the scabs will shed and it may seem that there is no colour at all. The new pink layer of skin “eats up” its intensity after healing. The final colour will be visible only after a month, after the complete regeneration of skin.
      3. On the 20th-30th day after the procedure: the stabilisation of colour intensity occurs and the fixation of the effects.
      4. On the 30th day after the procedure: a repeat pigment application is recommended – touch up – in an interval of up to 3 months.
  • How long do the results of micropigmentation last and for how long does the pigment stay?

    On average, the duration of results is from 1 to 1,5 years on the eyebrows, upto 2,5 years on the eyelids and lips. With proper care and timely touch up, the results can last longer. Otherwise – they can deteriorate much faster. Eventually, the pigment will go away completely.

    The duration of results depends on:

    • skin type – oily skin excretes pigment faster, dryer skin retains it for longer,
    • pigment colour – the lighter the colour, the longer the pigment stays,
    • age – the older the client, the longer the pigment stays,
    • use of peels/scrubs – the more cosmetological impact, the shorter the duration,
    • immune system – the better it works, the faster the body breaks down the pigment,
    • impact of UV rays – the sun and tanning beds break down the pigment.
  • How does the specialist select a colour? Are the client’s preferences taken into account?

    Colour theory techniques allow us to choose the perfect shade for people with different appearances and hair colour. To select the best combination of colours, a specialist should correctly assess the appearance of the client’s skin using the following criteria::

    • colourtype,
    • skin condition,
    • age,
    • skin type.

    Usually the specialist prepares a unique colour mix for each client. The result is a colour that is as close as possible to the one that will be optimal for a particular case.

    Of course, the expert takes into account the client’s wishes – darker, lighter, specific shade – but, nevertheless, thanks to his own practical experience, he can more accurately recommend the necessary combination to make it look natural and harmonious.

  • Is oily skin a contraindication for a micropigmentation procedure?

    No, it isn’t. Oily skin simply decreases the durability of the pigment and some sharpness of the lines may be lost. Therefore, it is recommended to clients with oily skin to undergo regular touch up procedures of the micropigmentation area.

  • A few years ago I got eyebrow microblading done and was satisfied with the result. But then I found out that the hairs that weren’t there before just weren’t growing and have appeared again. And my eyebrows became thicker. Could this be a consequence of the procedure?

    Exactly! Often, a micropigmentation procedure stimulates the skin cells, which contain hair follicles, to “work harder”. Changes in blood circulation occur and regeneration gives the hairs that had for some reason previously stopped growing a new impetus to grow. This is another nice benefit of the procedure.

  • All about touch up

    Touch up is a way to adjust the saturation, pigment tint, and micropigmentation form. This is a shortened procedure for permanent make-up, during which the result obtained during the main procedure is perfected.

    Our skin is a barrier protective organ. Particles of pigment pigment the body perceives as an alien body and tries to get rid of them. Therefore, it is difficult to predict in advance what amount of pigment the skin will “push out”. In some cases, after the regeneration of the skin, 40% of the pigment is left, in others – 60%. It depends on the immunity, age, lifestyle and post-procedural care.

    In 65% of cases, a second visit is required a month after the primary procedure for touch up.

    Without a touch up procedure, the main procedure can not be considered complete and guarantee a 100% possible result.

    At repeated reception the expert estimates an individual reaction of an organism of the client to a pigment, its приживаемость, characteristics of color, a shade and the form. After that it is possible to evaluate the nature of further actions – the need for touch up, its scale and the number of procedures.

    Touch up allows:

    • more evenly distribute the pigment,
    • eliminate possible color spaces,
    • achieve the necessary color saturation, by increasing brightness, or vice versa, highlighting,
    • modify and refine the form,
    • achieve a more lasting result,
    • A specialist can avoid the necessity of using harsh shades during the initial application of permanent make-up, making it as close to natural outlines and color.

    Touch up is performed not earlier than in 30 days. During this period there is a complete process of skin regeneration.

    Touch up performed earlier than the indicated deadlines may cause additional traumatization of the skin, thus not improving, but worsening the initial result.

    It is important to understand that the touch up in micropigmentation is a procedure performed within 3 months after the main procedure!

    Touch up is not included in the price of the primary procedure.

    Each additional touch up procedure after the primary primary procedure is carried out for a separate fee according to the current price list at the moment of reservation:

    • up to 3 months from the primary procedure for 50% of the cost of the primary procedure,
    • from 3 months to one year from the primary procedure for 70% of the cost of the primary procedure,
    • “Refresh”, from 1 year to 1.5 years from the primary procedure for 80% of the cost of the primary procedure.

    It is strongly recommended not to neglect the touch up after the primary procedure!

  • What uncomfortable consequences can be after the procedure of camouflage of dark circles around the eyes?

    As such, there are no uncomfortable consequences, but, of course, everything is strictly individual. Sometimes there may be swelling and redness of the camouflaged skin areas, it can last from 15 minutes to 24 hours in rare cases. Also, during healing and regeneration, when the pigment is attached, the skin in the area of exposure can be slightly flaky.

  • How long does the effect of camouflage dark circles under the eyes last?

    Depending on your individual metabolism, you can forget about dark circles under the eyes for a period of one to three years.

  • How does the zone around the eyes look during the summer season, will not it stay white and not sunbathe

    The fact that the pigment is injected into the layer of skin that is below the layer that produces melanin, so the effect of “white glasses” does not remain. The skin with the pigment perfectly tans and does not differ from the rest of the plots.

  • Is there any substance in the coloring pigment that can damage the skin?

    The composition of coloring substances includes only natural and harmless components that have passed mandatory testing and certification. They do no harm to the skin and the body as a whole.

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