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COSMETIC TATTOOING

PREPARATION

  • It's best to avoid any anti-aging treatments such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels, lasers, or facials within 2 weeks of your appointment. However, if your beautician is notified, they may be able to avoid the eyebrow area which will therefore not impact your results.

  • Facial injections should be avoided for one month both prior to and following your appointment.

  • Please exfoliate the treatment area thoroughly (but gently) in the lead up to your appointment to allow for better pigment retention.

  • Best to avoid alcohol for 24 hours prior to your appointment and avoid caffeine on the day of your appointment. Caffeine and alcohol can cause excessive bleeding.

  • Avoid the use AHA skincare products close to the enhancement area within 2 weeks of your appointment.

  • Avoid excessive sun exposure and tanning for one week prior to your procedure.

  • Stop taking any blood thinners (if medically able) one week before your appointment.

 

BROWS: Please avoid tinting, henna and lamination for at least 2-3 weeks prior to your appointment as we need to see the natural colour and shape of your brows.

LIPS: Moisturised and exfoliated lips achieve the best results. Dry and cracked lips prevent needle penetration, reducing pigment intake. Please avoid any heavily pigmented lipsticks or tints in the days prior to your appointment. It's important to see your natural lip shape and colour.

You may wish to take a couple paracetamol prior to your appointment. Please do not take aspirin or ibuprofen unless medically required. 

AFTERCARE

Some important items to keep in mind for optimal healing and maximum pigment retention:

 

  • Try to avoid getting water on the treated area for 5 days. Gently pat dry with a clean cloth if water gets on the area. Popping on some of the supplied barrier balm may help protect the pigment and the healing skin.

  • After 5 days, water will help gently exfoliate to encourage regeneration and minimise flaking.

  • Avoid touching the treated area and no snuggles with pets (sorry) for at least the first few days. You'll still have an open would that is at risk of infection if not properly cared for.

  • Avoid heavy sweating (cardio exercise, sauna, swimming etc) for 2 weeks. Saline (salt) will reject the pigment and accelerate fading. 

  • Avoid placing any makeup on the tattooed area for 2 weeks.

  • Change your pillowcase when you get home to avoid any spread of bacteria.

  • Do not pick at any scabbing. This can lift the pigment and affect evenness of healed colour.

  • Once healed, SPF and soothing moisturisers can help retain pigment. Lasers and AHA's on or around area may cause quicker fading of tattoo.

 

BROWS: Keep tattooed area dry and apply a small amount of balm provided to soothe area if you experience itchiness, dryness or some scabbing. 

LIPS: Regularly apply the balm provided. This will assist with healing and pigment retention. Keep putting on balm until the container is finished. Ideally, you do not want your lips to be 'dry' at any stage during the first 7-10 days post treatment.

BROWS: Please keep in mind that your brows take a full 4 weeks to heal and to properly show colour. The initial colour post procedure will fade up to 50%. This is why a touch-up is necessary around 4-6 weeks post treatment.

LIPS: Please keep in mind that your lips take a full 6 weeks (and up to 12 weeks for neutralisation) to heal and to properly show colour. The initial colour post procedure will fade up to 80%. This is why a touch-up is necessary around 6-8 weeks post treatment.

NEUTRALISATION: You may find your lips appear darker than they were originally from weeks 2-4. This is completely normal and part of the lightening process. Please keep your lips hydrated and protected from the sun.

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We take before, during and after photos of our clients for our records. These photos are kept securely on your individual file and only available for others to view under the following circumstances:

  1. You give us permission to use your beautiful images/videos for marketing purposes.

  2. If we crop images of the treated area (so that there are no recognisable features) for client reference. E.g. a client has a similar scar or wants a similar colour and has asked to see examples.

PHOTOS

 

 

You can usually find ample parking around the back entrance of our clinic, next to North Brighton train station.

However, we recommend allowing ample time to ensure you find adequate parking (at least 2P) so that you can arrive at your appointment on time and without rushing.

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If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to email bookings@sepema.com.au or phone/text 0450 035 798 prior to your appointment.

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