As with any PMU procedure, some clients may require additional appointments to achieve their desired look. Please do not expect your brow tattoos to heal perfectly after the first session. Be patient during your 10-day healing period and ensure you are following the post-appointment requirements.
It is important to understand the 10-day healing process is just that, a process. Your brows will change in appearance from day to day. They will first appear very saturated (and you may even think too dark; this stage lasts up to two weeks), then they will likely scab, then you will feel like they have faded, then they will heal into a wonderful powdered brow.
Do not pick your brows, let any dryness and/or scabbing fall off naturally. If flakes are picked prematurely missing hair stokes will result and cause patchy brows which can lead to scarring. Your brow tattoo will take up to four (4) weeks to completely heal. When the flaking comes off the hair strokes may seem faint this is because a fresh layer of skin has healed over the brow tattoo. Give your brows a few weeks and the hair strokes will become clearer. Colour will continue to change on a daily basis until all healing is complete at the 4-week mark. You may experience itchiness in the brows after the 10 days for up to 2 months due to the healing process of the dermal layer. Not everyone’s hair stroke brows can heal clean and crisp. Hair strokes for oilier skin types tend to heal more solid and powdery while drier skin types tend to heal more crisp and defined. In addition, clients who bleed more tend to require additional touch ups since the blood pushes pigment out during the PMU service.
WHAT TO EXPECT
I use a topical numbing cream and continue to apply numbing cream throughout the procedure to make sure you're comfortable.
WILL MY SERVICE HURT?
Allow your brows a minimum of four (4) weeks to heal before booking a touch-up. This gives you the time to decide if you require a touch-up appointment. It takes a full 4 weeks for the color to settle. It is your responsibility to book your touch up appointments.
Clients returning for a touch up, whom have visibility neglected to adhere to the post-appointment requirements, and have significant fading may be subject to additional charges. Clients will be advised if such charges are applicable, prior to any service being completed.
Touch ups are typically scheduled within the first three (3) months of the initial appointment. Touch up appointments are used to perfect the brows and add density. This is a process and some clients may need multiple sessions to achieve their desired result. Maintenance appointments are required to maintain desired results. Depending on your skin type, maintenance appointments should be scheduled, on average, every 9 – 24 months.
It is also important to note that all skin types are different. Some client’s skin may have a harder time retaining pigment and may require additional sessions.
WHO IS NOT A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR PMU
A person who is on Accutane or has taken it within the last year.
A person who is pregnant or breastfeeding.
A person who is affected by AIDS, HIV or Hepatitis.
A person with a history of keloid scarr
Scars due to acne, cuts, surgical incisions and burns are treated using a rotary machine device where pigment is deposited using microneedles. The treatment results in a seamless transition between your natural skin tone and where the either pink or very light scar is. It is a similar feeling to tattooing, so for your comfort a numbing cream is applied before treatment begins.
Scar Camouflage works best on light scars that are not raised. Raised scars may need a few microneedling treatments first to soften and flatten the scar before the actual camouflage portion of the treatment may begin.
All scars must be healed before treatment can begin.
Stretch marks are treated using the same technique as the stretch marks resemble thin scars a times.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM WITH SCAR AND CAMOUFLAGE TREATMENT
You can expect pain and redness and a darker pigmentation to the area. The pain and redness will reduce slowly over the following days, but it can take weeks before the pigment lightens. It will likely need between 2-4 treatments to get the best match of pigment to your natural skin tone.
Scar Camouflage is used to effectively diminish the appearance of both scars and stretch marks. Micro-needling may be used to first to enhance treatment for raised (hypertrophic) scars. Raised scars form most often at the sites of pimples, body piercings, cuts, surgical incisions and burns.
As a healing response to the microneedling, your own growth factors are regenerated which stimulate the production of collagen and elastin which softens and smooths scars that may be raised, while the addition of pigmentation that is matched to your skin tone evens the difference in colour between your natural skin tone and the color of the healed scar.
WHAT IS SCAR AND STRETCH MARK CAMOUFLAGE
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For the best results, follow these tips leading up to your appointment:
Keep out of the sun for 24 hours before your treatment.
Arrive at the clinic with a clean face and no makeup.
Don’t have microneedling performed if you have used Accutane (Isotretinoin), an acne medication, in the last six months.
During Microneedling Treatment:
While I use a topical numbing cream, you may feel a slight prickling feeling during the treatment.
During the microneedling procedure, your skin may become red and tight, creating the sensation that you have been sunburned.
After Microneedling Treatment:
Wait at least four hours to wash your face.
Your skin may feel warm and tight and look red for one to three days. During this period, use a delicate cleanser and moisturizer. Avoid swimming, strenuous exercise and excessive sun exposure.
Avoid taking anti-inflammatory medications for several days, which could interfere with your body’s healing process. Pain medications that aren’t anti-inflammatory, including Tylenol (acetaminophen), are acceptable.
Peeling and flaking of the treatment area may occur three to five days after microneedling as a result of increased skin cell turnover. Avoid picking and scratching at your skin. Instead, use a gentle moisturizer to help combat dry skin.
The positive results of microneedling will become visible within two to four weeks. In the meantime, you can wear cosmetics to lessen the appearance of skin redness and peeling.
Expect the results of microneedling to last up to six months. You can repeat the procedure as often as every four to five months.
You may need three to six treatments to maximize your results. Six to eight sessions may be necessary when treating scar tissue.
After booking your tiny tattoo appointment, please email me a picture of what you want, approximate size, and where you would like the tattoo.