- What is micro pigmentation?
It is important to understand what micro-pigmentation really is. Pigmentation is the insertion of pigment just below the epidermis. During the pigmentation, part of the pigment remains in the epidermis. This pigment will have disappeared after the healing process. After healing, the majority of the epidermis is replaced. All the pigment that was in there is gone. This is one of the reasons why pigmentation is always lighter after healing.
The intent is that the pigment is inserted into the upper part of the dermis. So just below the epidermis. If you go deeper there is a good chance that you will encounter larger blood vessels. This leads to increased bleeding. The blood will wash out the pigment. The dermis is not happy with our pigment. The body knows that the pigment does not belong there and will try to excrete the pigment. That is why it is so important to close the epidermis as soon as possible. Then the pigment is trapped. That’s why we work as dryly as possible.
Do not moisten the eyebrows with cotton wool, no rubbing, brushing or modeling. The epidermis must heal as quickly as possible. AS soon as the dermis is closed, the pigment can no longer get out and it will be encapsulated. Then we will have reached our goal: a ‘permanent’ pigmentation.
2. Why pigment doesn’t stay on the skin?
Blurry hair strokes occur because of the pigment ‘leaks’ during the healing process. The skin pigment may simply not hold in the place where it is placed. There are a number of possible causes, the most common:
- Quality of the skin some skins are too delicate and thin to place lovely fine hair strokes. With a thin rosacea skin, the blood will push the pigment apart during healing. After healing, you’ll see thicker stripes and no fine hairs.
- Hairstrokes placed too deep: If the pigment is placed too deep, too many blood vessels are damaged. The trick is to not pigment too deep. The pigment has to be injected just under the epidermis.
- Skin damaged too much during the pigmentation due to coarse work or pigmenting too often on the same stroke, it will be more likely that thick stripes instead of fine hairs occur.
- Wrong pigment choice! There are special hair stroke pigments, these have a larger and heavier pigment granule. This reduces the risk of strokes that are too thick.
- Proper needle selection.
- Proper treatment (see “Aftercare of pigmentations”)
3. Contraindications of treatments
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, it is advisable that you do not go ahead with this procedure.
- If you are prone to Keloid Scarring.
- If you suffer from any major health conditions-we will require a letter of approval from your Doctor or Specialist.
- If you have any allergies to hair dyes, makeup or jewelry.
- If you are taking certain medications.
- If you are currently undergoing chemotherapy treatment, you will need your Doctors approval, and a letter from your specialist.
- We advise not to consume Aspirin, Ibuprofin, caffeine or alcohol 24-48 hours prior to your procedure. Fish oil one week prior. However, do not discontinue any medications before consulting your Doctor.
- Tattooing will not be performed over blemishes, sores, and moles around the brow area.
- If you are sick with a bacterial or viral infection, you will need to call us immediately to reschedule your appointment.
- Avoid cosmetic injectables, skin treatments at least two weeks prior and two weeks after your cosmetic tattoo.
4. What pigments do we use?
We use 2 lines of pigments -the Tina Davies and Permablend line. This pigment line is 100% safe and cruelty-free. These pigments are sterilized, have never been tested on animals, do not contain animal by-products and pass the recap 2008 regulations for the safety of semi-permanent make-up in Europe.
Li-Aqua and Li-Velvet line – Aqua™ & Velvet™ Pigments Micro-pigmentation (Permanent Cosmetic) Pigment Colours are specially formulated to minimize touch-ups leaving clients with beautiful color months and even years later!
Li Pigments accumulates all the knowledge corresponding to the specific processes related to developing cosmetic color pigments intended for a worldwide clientele demanding the highest standards. Li Pigments formulates, manufactures and distributes pigment products in a most innovative way. Never tested on animals.
5. How many treatments required for my brows to look perfect
It is a 2-step process. For most clients, a minimum of two treatments is usually needed, at least 6-8 weeks apart.
Your Initial First Session is used to build the foundation of your brows, and create symmetry and balance to the face.
Your First Perfecting Session, is to perfect the brow shape and add more substance to the brow.
You should know that the scab formed after the procedure is a normal phenomenon, a natural process that in no way depends on the professionalism of the master, but is completely regulated by your body. To obtain a quality result of permanent makeup, a number of recommendations should be strictly observed:
*In no case should the scab be torn off, combed, since the skin under the wounds remains susceptible to infections. If the tattooed skin itching it means that good healing is underway.
*Eyebrows can not be steamed, wet, rubbed with a towel; you can’t sleep with your face down on the pillow;
*You can not tint eyebrows with a cosmetic pencil, do peels and face masks, use foundation, various scrubs, powder;
*regrown hairs can not be plucked or shaved;
*with care, wash your hair so that water does not get in place of the tattoo, which will not allow the pigment to evenly distribute; we recommend using a thin layer of Vaseline during the shower.
*during eyebrow healing, it is not recommended to go to the gym, sunbathe, visit the solarium, pool, and sauna, especially you should try to avoid getting bright sunlight on the tattoo or to minimize it. In summer, you need to wear a wide hat and sunglasses, as ultraviolet light will adversely affect the shade of the eyebrows.
*We strictly do not recommend to use alcohol-containing tonics, lotions, and napkins, washing can be replaced by neat rubbing with cleansing water so as not to irritate the skin;
*When you apply vaseline or healing balm use a new cotton bud or make sure your hands are washed with the antibacterial liquid right before.
Since tattooing is a microtrauma of the skin, the body gives an appropriate reaction to it. During the recovery period, the color of the tattoo becomes bright, the shape of the eyebrows is distorted.
Do not be afraid of too rich and unnatural color of eyebrows. After healing, the pigment will lose its density and color will fade.
The scab will disappear in 7-10 days; You will need a touch up once after 4-5 weeks.
The result of permanent eyebrow makeup will last long enough (from 1-3 years) and will delight its owner every day.