1. How much time does the procedure take?
Procedure can take from one up to three hours, depending on the technique and the zone chosen.
2. Is the procedure painful?
There is no unique answer for this question, as pain perception is a very individual moment. In definite periods, the pain threshold may vary even for the same person. However, a qualified specialist will always try to minimize painful feelings, by introducing local anesthesia and maintaining it throughout the whole procedure. It is not recommended to rely on your own strength - managing to cope with pain and refuse to have anesthesia. This may lead to unpleasant consequences, when organism rapidly reacts on painful impact by producing a large edema – blood and lymph flow to the impact zone, which later on will provoke a long-term uncomfortable healing process.
3. How sterile the procedure is?
In many European countries the micropigmentation procedure is equally serious as a medical operation, which means that in order to be able to legally perform it micropigmentation specialist should observe strict laws of hygiene and sanitation. Surely, customer that does not have an applicable education can not define whether all precautionary measures have been abided; nevertheless a customer can and should display some interest and observance.
- Obligatorily ask the specialist to show you the needles that will be used for the procedure of micropigmentation. They should be properly packed in a disposable sterile packing.
- It is desirable for pigment to be disposable too. In our country this rule does not apply yet, but is highly recommended.
- All objects that are being touched by the specialist while performing the procedure should be covered with a disposable plastic membrane (table, lamp, chair, the surface of the used equipment). Only these precautions will be able to help to observe the rule of “disposable” surface. Disinfecting liquid substances not always can fully secure the surface, as it is not allowed to apply them on the surface of equipment in use, all the more to keep them from 15 minutes up to one hour, as the rules require.
- Protective means are obligatory both for the specialist (gloves, mask, hat) and for the customer (hat, pelerine).
- After the procedure, specialist should utilize used needles to a special container.
- ATTENTION! Hygienically safe procedure CAN NOT BE PERFORMED AT HOME, due to the impossibility to observe all sanitary rules in premises with carpets, blankets, covers, plants and other similar objects.
If you have at least a slightest doubt about the matter of sterility and safety of the procedure, don’t be embarrassed to leave the salon immediately. Remember that your health is priceless.
4. Which colors can I choose?
The colors of the pigment will be selected according to your natural characteristics. Specialist will lead a color analysis and define your appearance type as well as the color intensity. Preference is given to inartificial palette, similar to the natural colors. All individual face features will be considered while applying the pattern. Pigments do not contain alcohol and are purely hypoallergenic.
5. Is the specialist using natural pigments?
Perhaps we might disappoint you, but it is high time to dispel this myth. NATURAL PIGMENTS FOR MICROPIGMENTATION DO NOT EXIST. In cosmetology, under the concept of “natural” it is meant that the pigment contains components of floral or animal origin. None of the legal European dye manufacturer uses components of floral or animal origin in the pigments for permanent make-up. It is forbidden by the European resolution adopted in 2003, in which all the requirements about the equipment and materials used for the permanent make-up are combined. Floral components can not be effective in dyes used for the procedure of micropigmentation, as they tend to cause allergic reactions and are quite unstable in terms of saturation and color homogeneity. In fact, pigment used for permanent make-up can be divided to organic (oxygen and nonmetal combination) and inorganic (oxygen and metal combinations). All these pigments are synthesized in laboratories and can not be natural by definition. Not at all does it mean that they are “bad”. On the contrary, these dyes are stable and do not cause allergic reactions.