Medical Tattooing FAQ’s

What aftercare is required?
After reading the Aftercare Advice if you have any queries or feel your procedure is not healing as explained, or you feel any discomfort or heat in the treated area please telephone your specialist immediately. Do not panic that the area treated may show redness and swelling and that the colour looks dark and more intense than required – this is all quite normal. Your procedure was undertaken using sterile products in an aesthetically clean environment. It is your responsibility to follow the after-care advice given to avoid any risk of infection. Home care post procedure is now down to you! Avoid swimming, going in a sauna or Jacuzzi or a gym session after your treatment. Additional procedures cannot be undertaken until the area has completely healed. We suggest a 4/6 week healing time before further work is undertaken. Once the area has completely healed (3-7 days) consider using a sunblock to prevent the pigment colour fading.
Healing consists of three phases:

• Heal The body’s natural defences will create a fine scab to protect the area whilst healing.
• Peel After a few days the scab will slough away. Picking at the treated area as it heals will result in pigment loss.
• Fade After the fine scabbing has sloughed away you will see a lighter hue to the implanted colour which is more realistic. After 4/6 weeks the colour will appear to take on a new strength

General Advice
The morning after treatment you may wish to shower. It is suggested you shower with your back to the water jets to avoid the water directly hitting the treated area. Use gauze to blot dry the treated area. If you wish to bathe, then please avoid soaking in the bath water or using any bath products. Use gauze to blot dry. If you have a dressing covering the treated area please remove it as soon as possible when you get home. If you find any lymphatic fluid or blood weeping gently clean the area with saline/cool boiled water and sterile gauze, blotting gently dry to remove all moisture. Air is the key.

Are the pigments like tattooing inks?
Our process involves implanting EU pharmaceutical medical grade hypo-allergenic pigments into the skin. There are different shades and colours available depending on the choice of pigment. All options will be covered during an in-depth consultation.

How long will the results last?
The initial medical micropigmentation treatment can take up to an hour and a half. Each retouch session takes between 30 minutes and an hour. Two sessions are required, with a minimum of a 4-week gap in between. An annual colour boost is recommended to keep the colour looking fresh.

Does the procedure hurt?
Some clients feel no sensation at all, others feel mild discomfort. Topical numbing is used to control discomfort. Clients say that having a micropigmentation procedure is comparable to having their eyebrows tweezered or their legs waxed.