PROCEDURE PERMANENT MAKE-UP TREATMENT
When you decide to undergo a permanent makeup treatment this page will provide you with information about the execution of the treatment.
Each new treatment consists of two sessions with an interval of four to six weeks to generate optimal results. During these two sessions, the pigment will be brought into the skin layer by layer. By building the pigments in layers natural results can be obtained and these results will stay for a longer period of time. Next to this, the specialist is still able to make changes or adjustments within each session. For example, if you want the color to be more intense or the shape to be adjusted.
After the treatment (two sessions) is completed, it is advisable to undergo an after-treatment in about one to two years. When no after treatment is applied, the pigments will slowly fade in a natural way.
During the first appointment the face shape and correct pigment color will be analyzed. Also an ‘informed consent’ document need to be signed. This is a brief questionnaire about your health, which is necessary in order to proceed the treatment in a safe and responsible manner. The first step entails the exploration of the desired pigment color and shape by brushing the selected pigment(s) to draw a subtle example. This is done to be sure that the right color and style will be applied. Thus, when the brushed on example does not meet your wishes, it can be changed before actually applying the pigments into the skin! When the color and shape are chosen, the next step is to apply the pigment into the skin. After the treatment a skincare cream will be provided. Next, after four to six weeks, there is one more treatment that completes the result.
DFine Clinic pays attention to their customers comfort; therefore, a calming cream is used to soften the treatment. It is not necessary to bring your own cream.
How long does a permanent make-up treatment take?
The PMU treatment consists of two sessions. DFine Clinic finds it important that the specialist understands the wishes of the client well and therefore sufficient time is always scheduled for the first treatment (1 to 2 hours). At the first treatment we will discuss the shape and pigment choice and the treated area will be filled in with pigment so that you know and see what you can expect.
In addition, the ‘informed consent’ document is filled in at the first appointment. This questionnaire is necessary for the treatment to proceed safely and responsibly. PMU cannot be recommended in some cases of illness or in combination with a number of medicines. In case of doubt, ask your specialist for more information.
The subsequent treatment takes an average of 1 hour.
What should I take into account before the treatment?
To generate optimal conditions for each PMU treatment, DFine Clinic offers the following recommendations, which serve as precaution instructions, prior to each treatment session:
-Do not drink green tea a few days in advance and do not take any nutritional supplements (especially A and E), because of these antioxidants the PMU may be less effective.
-Do NOT drink any alcohol 24 hours prior to treatment and no coffee or other caffeinated beverages on the day itself. This may cause bleeding during treatment and may increase the potential swelling after treatment. Bleeding during treatment ensures that the PMU is more difficult to sit and becomes grayer.
-Do not take aspirin, ibuprofen or naproxen 24 hours in advance. Paracetamol is allowed.
-Do not take blood-thinning medicines 24 hours prior (consult your doctor).
-Do not use corticosteroid cream or ointment on site prior to pigmentation.
-Do not exercise on the day of the treatment, heat from the body causes the pores to open and sweat (salt) can cause the color to fade more (salt is also used to remove the wrong PMU).
-In addition, we recommend that you do not schedule treatment during the menstrual week, the pigments may then pack less well and treatment is more sensitive during this period.
-If you bleach your eyebrow hairs it is not advisable to undergo this treatment;
the chemicals will also bleach the pigment from the skin. The hairs may be dyed.
–With an eyeliner treatment the lenses have to be removed. You should bear in mind that the lenses may not be worn for several days (due to a possible swelling and for a better wound healing), so keep glasses at hand. For healing, it is better to wear the lenses again after 72 hours and then rinse the lenses with sterile water before placing them in the eyes. On the one hand -because with putting lenses in and taking them out- bacteria can lead to possible infections and on the other hand because lens fluid consists of a salt solution and salt pulls the pigment from the skin.
-With lip treatment it is better to stop using Labello, lip gloss and/or other lip balms 2 weeks prior to treatment (multiple use implies more than 2 lubrications per day). Lip balms can possibly delay cell division, which can affect the outcome of PMU.
-If you have ever had a cold sore and would like to undergo lip treatment, follow this advice: take 1000mg to 2000mg L-Lysine and vitamin C-ester tablets 1 week in advance (the Solgar and Orthica brands are good). Lubricate with Zovirax cream as soon as there is an irritation, this is available at the regular drugstore. You can stop taking the nutritional supplements 7 days after the treatment.
When can I not be treated?
-If you are younger than 16.(With the parent’s consent you can be treated from the age of 12.)
-With eyeliners: if you suffer from eye conditions such as diabetes retinopathy, glaucoma and cataracts.
-If you have haemophilia (blood clotting disease).
-If you suffer from keloid formation (impaired wound healing).
-If you have a fever on the treatment day.
-If you use Roacutane (medication and ointment). You can then be treated again 3 months after the end of the course.