What are cosmetic tattoos?
Cosmetic tattooing is also known as micropigmentation or semi-permanent cosmetics. The most common treatments are available for eyes, brows and lips. The effects can range from a natural enhancement to subtly improve the facial features or to imitate the look of make-up.
What is medical tattooing?
Medical tattooing is an advanced form of permanent cosmetics. A range of treatments are available for people who have experienced a range of medical conditions such as hair loss, burns or scarring and breast reconstruction.
What does the treatment involve?
An initial consultation will be used to discuss your requirements and help you decide on the result that will best suit you. Everything from your lifestyle, image, hair, skin tone and facial features will be taken into consideration. We then custom blend colours to perfectly match your requirements . The treatment itself involves gently implanting microscopic particles of pigment into the reticular layer of skin.
Can I choose the colour?
A client’s needs are always considered, but the colour will depend on the colour of your natural eyebrows, lips and eyes and it will also depend on how your skin tone reacts to the pigmentation process when it comes to choosing the colour.
Will it look natural?
The healed result will look very natural. Results can be tailored to whatever look, colour tone or strength best suits you.
How long does it last?
This varies from person to person because skin type, diet, genetics and environmental factors can all contribute to how long the pigments will be retained. For instance, sun exposure can have a bearing on the pigment retention, but this can be prevented with proper protection.
As a guide, it could be anything between one to five years before a new treatment is required, although refresher colour boosts are recommended for maintenance during this time. Once the colour starts to change you will know that you are ready for your refresher colour boost.
We offer discounted colour boost rates from 6 to 18 months after the initial treatment.
Are there any risks involved?
The Aspire team adheres to the highest standards of health and safety. They have many years of experience with clients from all over the world. You can be assured that all risks are minimised and that you are in safe hands. However, the treatment involves implanting pigment into the skin: this means it is invasive. While this is what provides permanent cosmetics with its long-lasting benefits, there are also some risks. As with any form of tattooing, these can include an allergic reaction, undesired result or colour, misplaced colour, infection or scarring.
What will I look like immediately after treatment?
Brows and eye treatments tend to look darker in colour immediately after the initial appointment, while lip colours can look more intense. This softens in a few days. Lips are likely to have some residual swelling and can chap. There may be some slight swelling after eyeliner treatments but this is usually limited.
Can I wear makeup after treatment?
Unfortunately you will not be able to wear make-up on the treated area for at least 7 days post-treatment. You need to wait until the treatment area has healed before wearing makeup.
Do I need to do anything after treatment?
We will provide you with aftercare instructions and a special aftercare
cream for after your treatment.
How quickly will it heal?
Everyone is different, but as a general rule the surface skin generally heals between 3-7 days after the treatment, and 10-14 days below the surface.
Can I have Laser/IPL Hair Removal treatment after a treatment?
Laser hair removal can fade and change the shade of your lip and brow treatment if you are having the hair removal in that area. Simply inform your Dermal Therapist that you have cosmetic tattooing prior to the treatment and they will act accordingly to accommodate for this.
Can I expose the treated area to the sun after treatment?
Strong sun exposure can impact the success of the result during the immediate healing phase. We recommend that you leave 4-6 weeks between your final re-touch procedure and sun exposure.
(Afterpay not offered on injectables and fillers)