WHAT IS A COSMETIC TATTOO?

Also known as:

  • Semi-permanent makeup
  • Micro pigmentation
  • Microblading
  • Feather stroke (eyebrow procedure)
  • Feather touch (eyebrow procedure)
  • Feathering (eyebrow procedure)

Cosmetic tattoo is a where a semi-permanent pigment is implanted into the dermal layer of the skin, enhancing colours of the skin/face/eyelids/lips. Used for people that have lost eyebrows as a consequence of old age, disease, such as alopecia totalis, chemotherapy, or a genetic disturbance, and to disguise scars, gaps, overplucking.

HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?

Most cosmetic tattoo's will last anywhere between 12 months to 3 years, this does vary depending on each person including age, skintype, exposure to UV light medications, and facial cosmetic's used. Aftercare is key to ensuring the tattoo heals properly and remains looking crisp/fresh.

PERFECTION / TOUCH-UP VISIT AND MAINTENANCE?

Perfection / touch-up visit - All prices include a perfection visit needed 4 - 6 weeks after the first initial procedure at no extra cost. This visit is needed to check colour/shape/strokes and to ensure correct and full pigment retention in within your skin so the finished look is just right for you.

Maintenance - It is recommended that you book a once a year maintenance visit to ensure the colour remains crisp/fresh. Clients who return within the 12 months for their maintenance visit will receive 50% off the full price of treatment.

DOES IT HURT?

This depends.... Everyone is different and has varying pain tolerances. Unlike a normal tattoo we are only implanting the pigment into the dermal layer of the skin,a pre-numb anaesthetic cream is applied prior to the service and a topical anaesthetic is applied during the treatment. There are other options available if you are worried about the pain and these can be discussed with your Dr, please contact me prior to booking if you are using another course of anaesthetic as it may impact the treatment time/colour of the pigment.

IS IT SAFE?

In Queensland we are bound by strict guidelines in relation to skin penetration. We must hold a skin penetration license and ensure that we are adhering to the infection control practices and sterilisation guidelines. All accessories used during the treatment are sterile/single-use/disposable.

CONTRAINDICATIONS (Conditions that may make this service inadvisable)

There are contraindications to this service (some of these include but are not limited to use of particular medications/illnesses/skin conditions, some of these are listed below, please check this list and contact me prior to booking your appointment to discuss all current medications/conditions.  Please be aware supplements including vitamins/minerals can also impact and should be discussed prior to your appointment.

  • Pregnancy.
  • Breastfeeding.
  • On keloid scars or if you have tendency to keloid, birthmarks or moles.
  • Diabetic.
  • Dermititis/psosaris.
  • Serious diseases such as cancer, epilepsy, autoimmune disorders (doctor's note is required).
  • Circulatory disorders (doctor's note is required).
  • Any bleeding disorders (doctor's note is required).
  • Blood thinning medication (including antiobiodics / vitamin/mineral supplements).
  • Vitamins / minerals (fish oil, omega 3's, cod liver oil, tumeric, root type herbs (garlic, horseradish etc in larger doses)
  • Antidepressants (some of these - call to discuss).
  • Currently on Accutane or other strong retinoids.
  • If any skin diseases symptoms or irritation appears on the area.
  • Botox / Disport treatment in the area (waiting period applies).
  • Old cosmetic tattoo (semi-permanent makeup) - call to discuss.
  • Broken capillaries in the eyebrows area.
  • Sunburn.
  • After waxing (must wait 3 days).
  • After chemical peels (must wait two weeks).
  • Oily skin - not advisable for microblading, more suited to powder eyebrow.

 

WHAT ARE EYELASH EXTENSIONS?

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