Melbourne's Premier Cosmetic Tattoo Service
Cosmetic tattooing is also known as microblading, feather tattooing, permanent makeup, tattoo makeup and micropigmentation. It refers to the implantation of pigment granules into the skin to produce the appearance of cosmetic makeup. Cosmetic tattooing can be used for both the correction and definition of facial features. It is suitable for all types of skin and can be employed by both men and women. It is a time saver and confidence booster
How Safe is Cosmetic Tattooing?
Cosmetic tattooing is quite safe since each procedure is performed under strict sterilisation and sanitation rules. The needles used are new and sterile and are properly disposed of after use. The equipment used is cleaned and sterilised ultrasonically in an Autoclave.
Every effort is made to ensure that the health history of the person undergoing the procedure is known to avoid using products they might be sensitive to. Pigments used are iron oxide based and contain ingredients approved by the FDA for cosmetic use.
How Long Does Cosmetic Tattooing Last?
Cosmetic tattooing is a permanent procedure and does not wash off. However, it does fade over time and usually requires a retouch every 1 to 6 years.
The frequency of the touch-ups will depend on several different factors such as iron deficiency, sun exposure, the colour of pigment used, and whether any chemical peels get into contact with the treated areas.
Touch-ups are standard when it comes to cosmetic tattooing with each new procedure requiring a couple of visits. The initial procedure followed by a touch-up procedure each year.
How Does Cosmetic Tattooing Work?
Cosmetic tattooing works by using a digital machine to place hypoallergenic pigments into the skin using a needle. For eyebrow feathering, the pigment is carried into the skin using a blade, which allows the pigment to penetrate the upper layers of the dermis.
The duration of the procedure depends on the target area just like the technique used in regular tattooing, However, unlike regular tattoos, cosmetic tattoos eventually fade off after several years as previously mentioned.
How is Cosmetic Tattooing Done?
Cosmetic tattooing starts with an initial consultation where an allergy test is performed on the person to undergo the procedure, and the density, shape, and colour of the pigment is determined. Once the allergy test has been performed, the person will have to wait for 72 hours before getting the procedure done. If the person does not experience an allergic reaction, he or she can have the procedure done.
On the day of the procedure, high-grade numbing agents are applied to the target area beforehand and continually throughout the treatment. Doing this ensures that the person is completely comfortable for the entire session. Hypoallergenic micro-pigments are then implanted carefully into the dermal layer of skin following a pre-determined template ensuring that the finished result meets the person’s expectations. The entire procedure takes an average of 2 hours from start to finish, but can vary depending on procedure.
Once the procedure is complete, a follow-up appointment is scheduled within 4-6 weeks after undergoing the procedure to monitor the process of healing. Most of the procedures are completed in either one or two sessions. If a second session is necessary for completing the process, it does not attract additional charges.
What Can Cosmetic Tattoos Be Used for?
Cosmetic tattooing can be used for various purposes and on various parts of the body. Here are the most common applications:
Eyeliner Tattoo: Eyeliner is used to define and enhance the beauty of the eyes. It makes eyelashes appear thicker when the person is not wearing mascara.
Eyebrow Tattoo: Also know as Eyebrow Microblading, Feathered Eyebrows, Feather Eyebrow Tattoo, Feathering Eyebrows, Feather Touch Eyebrows, Eyebrow Embroidery and Brow Feathering this technique can be used on eyebrows that are nonexistent, sparse, or too light. Eyebrows are important since they give the face expression and frame the eyes. We are known as one of the best eyebrow tattooist in Melbourne
Eyelash Tattoo : Individual dots of pigment are typically implanted between each individual eyelash in cosmetic tattoos to give the appearance of full lashes.
Lip Tattoo: Lip colour is ideal for lips whose vermillion borders are uneven as well as asymmetrical lips. This procedure is great for helping users avoid the problem of lipstick ‘bleeding’ into the fine lines around the mouth. It is a great procedure for individuals that love wearing lipstick.
Birthmarks: Birthmarks are blemishes on the skin formed after birth. Port wine stains are a type of birthmark that cosmetic tattooing can be used to camouflage to quite an extent.
Scalp Micropigmentation: is a series of tiny dots that are tattooed onto the scalp in between hairs. This treatment is used to cover up areas of the scalp that are easily seen due to thinning hair, scarring, or skin diseases.
Fordyce Spots: Fordyce spots on the lips are quite common, harmless, and don’t require any treatment. However, many people with Fordyce spots suffer from emotional anxiety and stress. Cosmetic tattooing is the best way to manage Fordyce spots since they are of cosmetic concern only.
Stretch Marks: Cosmetic tattooing is now used to fill the lighter lines of stretch mark scars with flesh-colored ink to blend them into the rest of the skin making them less noticeable. Cosmetic tattooing is great for reducing the appearance of stretch marks on the thighs, stomach, breasts, or buttocks.
Scar Camouflage: Cosmetic tattooing is great for softening and blending the colour of a scar to match surrounding tissue.
Hypopigmentation (Loss of Skin Color): Cosmetic tattooing is a great way to add colour to areas of the skin lacking in pigmentation. It helps give skin a smoother look.
Alopecia (Hair Loss): With cosmetic tattooing, you no longer have to feel self-conscious about hair loss. Cosmetic tattooing can easily improve how you look and even feel about yourself.
Vitiligo Camouflage: People with white patches of skin can turn to cosmetic tattooing since it is designed to improve the camouflaging of skin between the white patches and the rest of the body.
Dark Spots: Cosmetic tattooing can and has been successfully used to cover or reduce the visibility of dark spots.
The Bottom Line
Cosmetic tattooing is a wonderful procedure for restoring the appearance and self-confidence of people suffering from various skin related issues. If you have been suffering from a lack of self-confidence due to your appearance, please contact us for an appointment.