FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
DOES IT HURT
Topical anaesthetics are applied to reduce any sensitivity. Everyone has a different tolerance to pain, some feel it more than others. Some clients take pain relieving tablets prior to the treatment.
WHAT ARE THE PIGMENT LOTIONS?
The pigment used is based on Iron Oxide a safe non-reactive substance. The Pigment Lotions are specifically manufactured for implantation into human skin. Pigment Lotions are inorganic, excluding most of the lip colours which are organic. A powder is suspended in a solution of distilled water, and glycerine which results in a smooth, fine creamy liquid. There are over 60 base colours and more colours can be created by mixing colours together. We create or select the colours as close to your requirements as possible. We use colours imported from reputable manufacturers in the USA, all tested and proven for over ten years. Product ingredients are listed on our bottles. The difference between our lotions and tattoo inks; Cosmetic Tattoo pigment colours have been created for using on the face and are pre-mixed and sterilised
WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE ON THE SKIN?
The colour immediately after the treatment will be stronger and darker than your desired colour. You will lose approximately 20-40% of complete colour during the healing process within 4-14 days, excluding full lip colour which you can lose up to 80% during healing
The treatments can be permanent or semi-permanent. In some cases it has been obvious in some skins for over 12 years, which means some skins hold the colour more permanently, especially in the eye area. It is recommended a touch up of colour should be done about every 2 years to keep the treatment as new. If you have a history of cold sores, fever blisters or any type of sore on the lips you will have a recurrence after lip treatments. The virus always lies dormant in the skin and any trauma or stress will activate it. Brittany recommends a course of anti cold sore treatment (such as Zovirax) at least one week prior to any lip procedure. It is important to inform Brittany if you are on medication, suffer with keloid scarring or have any medical problems.
Extended sun exposure, using Retin-A and Glycolic Acid will fade out colour from all treatments. Sun block is necessary at all times. If having a lip treatment, start conditioning lips with a moisturising cream to prevent dryness.
The healing time is minimal for all treatments, hardly noticeable and a small percentage of people do have some swelling, but work and all other activities can continue immediately.
Care Instructions are provided to you on completion of your procedure.