COSMETIC TATTOOING - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
DOES IT HURT?
It is recommended but not necessary that you apply Emla cream one hour before your appointment (available at any Pharmacy) to numb the area. This will help manage any discomfort felt during the first pass over your brow. Then shortly after, a secondary anaesthetic is applied and the rest of the treatment has no-to-mild discomfort. It is important to note everyone experiences pain differently and I do my best to make the process as pain free as possible.
HOW DO LONG DOES IT TAKE TO HEAL?
4 - 6 weeks. It is important you adhere strictly to the aftercare advice for the 6 weeks following your treatment. Your brows may appear bold and dark for the first few days but after two weeks, your brows will start to settle. You will be given an aftercare kit and full instructions on how to care for your brows after your treatment.
HOW LONG DOES A BROW TATTOO LAST?
For Microblading, I recommend a Colour Boost every 12 months as your tattoo will fade and the undertone will start to show. For Ombre or Powder Brows , I recommend a Colour Boost every 12-18 months as the ink tends to last longer in the skin.
DO I NEED TO SHAPE MY BROWS BEFOREHAND?
No, this is included in your treatment. I recommend leaving your brows to grow for as long as possible - the more for me to work with, the better.
WHICH BROW OPTION SHOULD I CHOOSE?
This will be discussed with you during your consultation. Microblading is not recommended for oily skins or those who sweat a lot as they will fade faster. Ombre brows are most suitable for those with hair through the front of their brow but less through the ends. Powdered brows are more suited for oily skins and cover larger areas of brow reconstruction on clients with large areas of hair loss.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NEEDED?
You will need two treatments - your initial treatment and the perfecting treatment. The Perfecting treatment is to make any necessary adjustments from the healing process and is carried out 6-8 weeks after your initial treatment. Occasionally, a third appointment is needed and this will be charged at a half price Perfecting treatment.
CAN I GET COSMETIC TATTOOING WHILE PREGNANT OR NURSING?
No treatments can be performed on pregnant women. If you are nursing, you will need to express 24 hours after your treatment.
CAN I WEAR MAKEUP TO MY APPOINTMENT?
Yes. Your brow will be thoroughly cleansed before starting the treatment.
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