FAQ

The following are the primary complications that can result from tattooing:

  • Infection. Unsterile tattoo equipment and needles can transmit infectious diseases, such as HIV, hepatitis, and skin infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus ("staph") and other bacteria*. Tattoos received at facilities not regulated by your state or at facilities that use unsterile equipment (or re-use ink) may prevent you from being accepted as a blood or plasma donor for twelve months. Infections also have resulted from contaminated tattoo inks, even when the tattoo artist has followed hygienic procedures. These infections can require prolonged treatment with antibiotics.

  • Removal problems. Despite advances in laser technology, removing a tattoo is a painstaking process, usually involving several treatments and considerable expense. Complete removal without scarring may be impossible.

  • Allergic reactions. Although FDA has received reports of numerous adverse reactions associated with certain shades of ink in permanent makeup, marketed by a particular manufacturer, reports of allergic reactions to tattoo pigments have been rare. However, when they happen they may be particularly troublesome because the pigments can be hard to remove. Occasionally, people may develop an allergic reaction to tattoos they have had for years.

  • Granulomas. These are nodules that may form around material that the body perceives as foreign, such as particles of tattoo pigment.

  • Keloid formation. If you are prone to developing keloids -- scars that grow beyond normal boundaries -- you are at risk of keloid formation from a tattoo. Keloids may form any time you injure or traumatize your skin. Micropigmentation: State of the Art, a book written by Charles Zwerling, M.D., Annette Walker, R.N., and Norman Goldstein, M.D., states that keloids occur more frequently as a consequence of tattoo removal.

  • MRI complications. There have been reports of people with tattoos or permanent  makeup who experienced swelling or burning in the affected areas when they underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This seems to occur only rarely and apparently without lasting effects.There have also been reports of tattoo pigments interfering with the quality of the MRI image. This seems to occur mainly when a person with permanent eyeliner undergoes MRI of the eyes. However, the risks of avoiding an MRI when your doctor has recommended one are likely to be much greater than the risks of complications from an interaction between the MRI and tattoo or permanent makeup. Instead of avoiding an MRI, individuals who have tattoos or permanent makeup should inform the radiologist or technician.

A Common Problem: Dissatisfaction

A common problem that may develop with tattoos is the desire to remove them. Removing tattoos and permanent makeup can be very difficult.

Although tattoos may be satisfactory at first, they sometimes fade. Also, if the tattooist injects the pigments too deeply into the skin, the pigments may migrate beyond the original sites, resulting in a blurred appearance.

Another cause of dissatisfaction is that the human body changes over time, and styles change with the season. The permanent makeup that may have looked flattering when first injected may later clash with changing skin tones and facial or body contours. People who plan to have facial cosmetic surgery are advised that the appearance of their permanent makeup may become distorted. The tattoo that seem stylish at the time may become dated and embarrassing later on. And changing tattoos or permanent makeup is not as easy as changing your mind.

Consult your healthcare provider about the best removal techniques for you

Nevertheless, many individuals choose to undergo tattooing in its various forms. For some, it is an aesthetic choice or an initiation rite. Some choose permanent makeup as a time saver or because they have physical difficulty applying regular, temporary makeup. For others, tattooing is an adjunct to reconstructive surgery, particularly of the face or breast, to simulate natural pigmentation. People who have lost their eyebrows due to alopecia (a form of hair loss) may choose to have "eyebrows" tattooed on, while people with vitiligo (a lack of pigmentation in areas of the skin) may try tattooing to help camouflage the condition.

Whatever their reason, consumers should be aware of the risks involved in order to make an informed decision.  

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We strongly encourage comfortable clothing as all procedures require sitting and or laying for periods of time.

all permanent makeup procedures take more time to ensure a painless procedure.

 Cosmedic-Ink has a variety of topical anesthetics, tailored to each procedure and are applied before and during the procedure to ensure comfort 

 

PMU Care  F&Q

Micro pigmentation (semi-permanent makeup) procedures are affected by the “canvas” (your skin) that they are performed on. Lifestyle, medications, smoking, metabolism, facial surgery and other procedures, and age of skin all contribute to fading. The initial application is always applied conservatively because every person’s skin is different and the final color can only be precisely determined and adjusted during a follow-up appointment after the initial application has fully healed.  Because of this, the micropigmentation process is not complete after the initial procedure. In all cases, a follow-up appointment is required approximately 30 days after your initial application to fine tune and ensure the best result.

Semi- Permanent Lip Makeup

Apply ice packs as necessary to prevent or reduce swelling.

● When the area starts to flake, leave it. Do not pick, peel or pull on the skin.

● Apply a thin coat of AfterInked® ointment to the area twice a day for 3-4 days before showering and after cleansing.

● Avoid sweating such as from vigorous exercise for 24 hours.

● For at least one week post-procedure or until healing is complete (whichever is longer): ○ Keep your hands clean and avoid touching the affected area(s).

○ Do not scrub or pick treated areas.

○ Do not use peroxide or Neosporin on treated areas.

○ Do not expose area to direct sun or to tanning beds.

○ Avoid exposing the area excessive moisture or humidity, such as: facials, swimming, whirlpools (hot tubs), saunas, steam rooms, and steamy showers.

● Avoid Retin-A, moisturizers, glycolic acids, exfoliants and anti-aging products at all times (not just during healing) on all micropigmented areas.  These can cause pigments to fade and lighten prematurely.

● Avoid tanning beds, sun, chlorine spas and pools, soap and chemicals (including skin cleansers, makeup removers, alpha hydroxyl creams, and tooth whitening toothpaste) near the treated area until healed.

● Pigments will slowly fade over time according to one’s metabolism, skin type, sun exposure, medication, facial surgery, and smoking. Schedule maintenance visits as needed to keep it looking fresh.

● Periodic touch ups will ensure longer lasting results.

Post Procedure Care

• Apply ice for the first 2-24 hours to reduce swelling.  

• Keep moist with of AfterInked® ointment or Liprotek for the next 3-4 days, and then switch to lip balm or lipstick with an SPF of 15 or greater as the sun tends to fade lip color quickly.  

• Lips may appear to have too much color in the days following the procedure. You may add makeup to soften the color.  

• Scars on the lips from fever blisters cause pigment removal. See our Pre-Procedure Instructions for lips.

Lip Healing Schedule

If you’ve never had micro pigmentation before, there are a lot of unknowns. One of the most common questions we’re asked is what to expect during the healing process. While every person is different and some heal more quickly or slowly than others, here’s generally what to expect.

Temporary side effects from micro pigmentation include but are not limited to: redness, swelling, puffiness, bruising, dry patches and tenderness.  

You should expect to lose approximately 1/3 of the initial color during the healing process. We have selected the optimal pigments for you with this in mind.  In approximately six days it may appear too light. After about 10 days, the color will show more. It will appear softer when completely healed.

Day (1) Swelling, tender, heavy, thick lipstick look with reddish brick color. For the first few days, the color is darker than it will appear when healed.

Day (2)  Swelling, reddish, tender, with a slight metallic taste.

Day (3) Less swelling, thicker texture, sore, hot feeling before exfoliation with an orange color.

Day (4) Exfoliation begins, very chapped lips. The color will become lighter as the epidermis sloughs off. It will appear that you have lost all of your color, however, when your lips have healed completely, the dermal layer will gradually become darker.  

Day (5)  Very chapped but almost finished with first chapping stage. (So important not to peel or flick.

Day (6) A soft, rich color begins to appear.

Day (7),(8),(9),(10),(11),(12),(13) Lip color disappears and the “frosty” 2nd chapping stage begins as a whitish gray haze on the lips.

Day (14) Color blooms from within more and more each day until day 21 when healing is complete. The color you see is the color that you have. Your lips will remain a bit dry for a month or two. Use a good lip balm and they will return to normal with full color.

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Semi- Permanent Eyebrow Makeup

Though rare, infection is possible. If you see signs of infection such as persistent increased redness or swelling, fever, drainage, or oozing, contact your doctor immediately.  


Post Procedure Care:

● An invisible liquid bandage will be applied over your brows at the completion of your procedure. This liquid bandage will wear off after approximately 48 hours.

● Beginning 48 hours after your procedure, apply a very thin coat of AfterInked® ointment to the area twice a day for 3-4 days (or until all scabbing/crust has come off) after cleansing with simple soap or baby shampoo.

● When the area starts to flake, leave it. Do not pick, peel or pull on the skin.

● Avoid sweating such as from vigorous exercise for 1 week post-procedure.

● For at least one week post-procedure or until healing is complete (whichever is longer):

○ Keep your hands clean and avoid touching the affected area(s).

○ Do not scrub or pick treated areas.

○ Do not use peroxide or Neosporin on treated areas.

○ Do not expose area to direct sun or to tanning beds.

○ Avoid exposing the area excessive moisture or humidity, such as: facials, swimming, whirlpools (hot tubs), saunas, steam rooms, and steamy showers.

● Avoid Retin-A, moisturizers, glycolic acids, exfoliants and anti-aging products at all times (not just during healing) on all micro pigmented areas.  These can cause pigments to fade and lighten prematurely. ● Pigments will slowly fade over time according to one’s metabolism, skin type, sun exposure, medication, facial surgery, and smoking. Schedule maintenance visits as needed to keep it looking fresh. ● Periodic touch ups will ensure longer lasting results.

After Eyebrow Procedure:

• An invisible liquid bandage will be applied over your brows at the completion of your procedure. This liquid bandage will wear off after approximately 48 hours.

• Beginning 48 hours after your procedure, apply a very thin coat of AfterInked® ointment to the area twice a day for 3-4 days (or until all scabbing/crust has come off) after cleansing with simple soap or baby shampoo.

• Do not resume any method of eyebrow hair removal or coloration for at least two weeks.  

• Avoid eyebrow tinting within 48 hours before or two weeks after the procedure.

What will make your eyebrows fade?

• Lighter pigment - blondes fade faster than brunettes

• Oily skin - hair strokes will both fade and blur over time

• Frequent exercise - the salt in sweat will purge the pigment from the skin

• Sun exposure - the sun bleaches everything

• Certain medications

• Anti-aging skincare products • Acne medications and cream

• Youth – simply put, the younger/healthier you are, the faster your cells turn over


Eyebrow Guide:

Typical time between touch-ups

* Microblading Microblading (hairstrokes)  6-18 months

* Microblading with Shading    

12-24-Months
* Manually Shaded Powder Brows

12-24 Months

*Machine Hairstrokes   

12-24 Months

*Machine Hairstrokes with Shading 

18-36 Months

*Machine Shaded Powder Brows   

18-36 Months

Possible Eyebrow Effects:

If you’ve never had micro-pigmentation before, there are a lot of unknowns. One of the most common questions we’re asked is what to expect during the healing process. While every person is different and some heal more quickly or slowly than others, here’s generally what to expect.

Temporary side effects from micro-pigmentation include but are not limited to: redness, swelling, puffiness, bruising, dry patches and tenderness.  

You should expect to lose approximately 1/3 of the initial color during the healing process. We have selected the optimal pigments for you with this in mind.  In approximately six days it may appear too light. After about 10 days, the color will show more. It will appear softer when completely healed.

Eyebrow Healing Scedule

Day (1) The eyebrows are approximately 20-25% bolder and darker in width than they will be when healed. Expect light to moderate swelling and redness. The skin’s redness causes the color of the pigment to appear darker. There is some swelling, although difficult to actually see due to the thickness of the skin in the eyebrow area. This will subside.  Exfoliation, which begins in a few days, will cause the excess pigment surrounding the eyebrow to flake away and a more narrow appearance will result. New skin will heal over the pigmented area and result in a softer appearance of your eyebrows. Don’t be concerned that your eyebrows initially appear darker and heavier in size than you desire. This is all part of the process.

Day (2) Conditions remain the same.

Day (3) Eyebrows start to itch and will appear a bit thicker in texture. Exfoliation begins

Day (4) The skin begins to flake, peeling from the outside edges first.  

Day (5) Color finishes flaking off and appears softer and grayer for a few days until color clarifies.

Day (6),(7),(8),(9) The color has lightened from its initial overly-dark appearance. For the next few days, the color may now be lighter than what the final color will be.  

Day (10) The final color begins to stabilize and show through. The color will continue to soften as the healing process completes.

Semi Permanent Eyeliner

● Apply ice packs as necessary to prevent or reduce swelling.

● When the area starts to flake, leave it. Do not pick, peel or pull on the skin.

● Apply a thin coat of AfterInked® ointment to the area twice a day for 3-4 days before showering and after cleansing.

● Avoid sweating such as from vigorous exercise for 24 hours.

● For at least one week post-procedure or until healing is complete (whichever is longer):

○ Keep your hands clean and avoid touching the affected area(s).

○ Do not scrub or pick treated areas.

○ Do not use peroxide or Neosporin on treated areas.

○ Do not expose area to direct sun or to tanning beds.

○ Avoid exposing the area excessive moisture or humidity, such as: facials, swimming, whirlpools (hot tubs), saunas, steam rooms, and steamy showers.

● Avoid Retin-A, moisturizers, glycolic acids, exfoliants and anti-aging products at all times (not just during healing) on all micro pigmented areas.  These can cause pigments to fade and lighten prematurely.

● Avoid tanning beds, sun, chlorine spas and pools, soap and chemicals (including skin cleansers, makeup removers, alpha hydroxyl creams, and tooth whitening toothpaste) near the treated area until healed.

● Pigments will slowly fade over time according to one’s metabolism, skin type, sun exposure, medication, facial surgery, and smoking. Schedule maintenance visits as needed to keep it looking fresh.

● Periodic touch ups will ensure longer lasting results.

Eyeliner Healing Schedule:

Healing is fast and a schedule is not needed but for comfort.

Day (1) The eyes are approximately 20-25% bolder and darker in width than they will be when healed. Expect light to moderate swelling and redness. The skin’s redness causes the color of the pigment to appear darker. There is some swelling, although difficult to actually see due to the thickness of the skin in the lash area. This will subside.  Exfoliation, which begins in a few days, will cause the excess pigment surrounding the eye to flake away and a more narrow appearance will result. New skin will heal over the pigmented area and result in a softer appearance of your eyeliner. Don’t be concerned that your eyeliner initially appear darker and heavier in size than you desire. This is all part of the process.

Day (2) Conditions remain the same.

Day (3) Eyeliner will start to itch and will appear a bit thicker in texture. Exfoliation begins

Day (4) The eyeliner begins to flake, peeling from the outside edges first.

Day (5-7) Healing should be completing 

Scar & Areola Micro-pigmentation

Scar & Areola Micro-pigmentation Post Procedure Care:

● Apply ice packs as necessary to prevent or reduce swelling.

● An invisible liquid bandage will be applied over the area at the completion of your procedure. This liquid bandage will wear off after approximately 48 hours.

● Beginning 48 hours after your procedure, apply a very thin coat of AfterInked® ointment to the area twice a day for 3-4 days (or until all scabbing/crust has come off) after cleansing with simple soap or baby shampoo.

● When the area starts to flake, leave it. Do not pick, peel or pull on the skin.

● Avoid sweating such as from vigorous exercise for 24 hours.

● For at least one week post-procedure or until healing is complete (whichever is longer): ○ Keep your hands clean and avoid touching the affected area(s). ○ Do not scrub or pick treated areas. ○ Do not use peroxide or Neosporin on treated areas. ○ Do not expose area to direct sun or to tanning beds. ○ Avoid exposing the area excessive moisture or humidity, such as: facials, swimming, whirlpools (hot tubs), saunas, steam rooms, and steamy showers.

● Avoid Retin-A, moisturizers, glycolic acids, exfoliants and anti-aging products at all times (not just during healing) on all micro pigmented areas.  These can cause pigments to fade and lighten prematurely.

● Avoid tanning beds, sun, chlorine spas and pools, soap and chemicals (including skin cleansers, makeup removers, alpha hydroxyl creams, and tooth whitening toothpaste) near the treated area until healed.

● Pigments will slowly fade over time according to one’s metabolism, skin type, sun exposure, medication, facial surgery, and smoking. Schedule maintenance visits as needed to keep it looking fresh.

● Periodic touch ups will ensure longer lasting results.

Scar Camouflage & Areola Restoration 

• Keep area away from water for 48 hours.  

• An invisible liquid bandage will be applied over the area at the completion of your procedure. This liquid bandage will wear off after approximately 48 hours.

• Beginning 48 hours after your procedure, apply a very thin coat of AfterInked® ointment to the area twice a day for 3-4 days (or until all scabbing/crust has come off) after cleansing with simple soap or baby shampoo.

Scar & Areola Micropigmentation Healing Schedule

If you’ve never had micropigmentation before, there are a lot of unknowns. One of the most common questions we’re asked is what to expect during the healing process. While every person is different and some heal more quickly or slowly than others, here’s generally what to expect.

Temporary side effects from micropigmentation include but are not limited to: redness, swelling, puffiness, bruising, dry patches and tenderness.  

You should expect to lose approximately 1/3 of the initial color during the healing process. We have selected the optimal pigments for you with this in mind.  In approximately six days it may appear too light. After about 10 days, the color will show more. It will appear softer when completely healed.

 

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