FAQ about micropigmentation

1) How long does it last?

The pigmentation can last up to 5 years, but constant cellular renovation, currently greatly enhanced by the use of rejuvenation acids, and direct sunlight, contribute to the fading of the pigment, making it need a retouch after 1 to 2 years, in average.

2) Which precaution should be in place after the process of pigmentation?

For the first week, it is necessary to use the cream recommended by your professiona to help settle the pigment. For the first 5-7 days you must avoid saunas, itching, steam, hot baths, direct sunlight, beach or pool diving.

2) Quais as precauções que se deve tomar após o processo de micropigmentação?

É necessário usar durante a primeira semana um creme indicado pelo seu profissional (CREME PÓS-TRATAMENTO DE MICROPIGMENTAÇÃO, BACITRACINA OU VASILINA), para ajudar a fixar o pigmento. Nos primeiros 5-7 dias deve evitar sauna, coçar, vapores de panela, banho quente, sol, mergulho no mar ou piscina.

3) Are tattoo and permanent make-up the same thing?

When it first began, it was the same technique. But currently it is not. For permanent make-up we use device especially designed for this procedure, which helped the technique to evolve into a smoother and more delicate work, which used to be more aggressive and blunt, leaving irreversible markings, as tattooing is a penetrative technique, and can only be removed by laser.

4) What if I don’t like it?

Since this technique only reaches the second layer of skin, we can say it is a reversible process. To avoid reinforcing this make-up, it’s enough to simply not perform retouches and you can also use products that help shed the skin, helping cellular rejuvenation. As a last resort, you can turn to laser removal. In these cases, you should always look for a professional recommendation. (Available at Kristine Lux Academy)

5) Who can undergo treatment?

Any woman or man can undergo the treatment, but it is not recommended for people who suffer from diabetes, skin cancer, lips herpes, certain allergies or are pregnant.

6) What are those blue-ish eyebrows some people have? Can that be corrected?

Poor technique and little knowledge of how some colours can react, as well as proper pigments for that type of work can be influencing factors of these tragic results. Many of those are irreversible, some might have improvement room. Nowadays, a good professional with good knowledge has virtually zero chance of committing a mistake. They can be corrected, yes, after going through a camouflage process of the old colour and applying a new, more adequate tone of pigment for the skin.

7) Who chooses the colour?

The colour, as well as the design, are heavily discussed between the client and the artist. The client usually has their preconceived idea and the professional, with their experience, will pitch in and together they will find the best possible option, unifying the technique with the client’s desire.

8) Are maintenances necessary?

Today we count with pigments that can disregard retouches, but there are still cases in the healing proccess, that due to scabing, there might be some flaw in the pigment absorbtion, in which case it is necessary to perform a re touch between 25 to 40 days.

9) How long will I need for each treatment?

It can vary according to what the client wants. On average, you should be willing to give your professional 3 hours (includes reception, evaluation, anesthesia and the treatment itself)ю

10) Are there any health risks?

There are basic premises for a successful treatment such as material quality and usage of disposable material. Infections are virtually impossible if the correct material is used. Keep in mind the client is also responsible for the maintenance and caring for the healing process, rigorously following the recommendations given by the professional.

11) Does this procedure cause pain, like tattoos?

The treatment is virtually painless, through the usage of anesthetic creams before and during the session. The device used on permanent make-up consists of a needle at the tip and the pigment is applied on the second layer of the skin, as to avoid pain and bleeding. In tattooing, the pain threshold can be up to 10 times higher, due to how deep the needle penetrates the skin.

12) Who’s qualified for this type of work?

As with any aesthetic work, permanent make-up must be performed by trained professionals, with vast experience, and who have knowledge of skin, colouring, design and other important subjects related to the technique and application.As with any aesthetic work, permanent make-up must be performed by trained professionals, with vast experience, and who have knowledge of skin, colouring, design and other important subjects related to the technique and application.