A SECRET WORLD OF COSMETIC REJUVENATION
Your friends are talking about it and it was once one of the world's best kept beauty secrets. Cue the internet; the secret is out! Cosmetic tattoos have gone mainstream and the results can be astounding.
In the world of beauty enhancements, we already know that a needle can be our friend (hello Botox!), but cosmetic tattooing and its lessor known counterpart, micro-needling, are quickly becoming modern staples of self-care. Yes, needles are scary to some, but not to worry, topical anaesthetic is used during the procedures to significantly minimize discomfort. Even so, you may be wondering, why would someone elect to do such a thing? We are going to delve right into it!
Cosmetic tattooing is the practice of implanting semi-permanent pigment into the skin to enhance physical appearance. Unlike traditional tattoo ink, the pigment used for cosmetic tattooing is semipermanent. Over time, the body will naturally break down the pigment; the tattoo will fade and eventually disappear. The length of time the semi-permanent pigment will last varies by individual, but typically ranges from 1-5 years. The advantage of the pigment being semi-permanent is that as your features change with time, the style of the cosmetic tattoo can be adjusted accordingly.
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The expression, “pay less, pay twice” should come to mind when shopping for your provider. There are certain things in life you should bargain hunt for; this is not one of them. Cosmetic tattoo and microneedling services must be rendered in a professional setting with proper sanitization and sterilization procedures. Contact your local health authority to find out if the establishment you are considering has been formally inspected and authorized. Ask the artist about their cleaning procedures; find out where the artist received their certification; ensure that the artist carries professional insurance; and ask to see pictures of the artist's own work. Regulations have not yet caught up with the industry boom. Doing research will allow you to select a provider who upholds health and safety standards to keep you protected while enjoying the many benefits of cosmetic tattoo.
Purpose: To drastically improve the appearance of scars caused by acne, trauma, surgery or burns, hypopigmentation, wrinkles, fine lines, large pores, loose skin and old piercings. Micro-needling is the practice of creating hundreds of tiny punctures in the epidermis and dermis layers of the skin to induce collagen production. It's an incredible treatment that harnesses the body's natural injury response to improve skin integrity and/or release scar tissue tension. After a session, your body delivers collagen and elastin to regenerate the treated area for up to 9 months.
Purpose: To enhance eyebrow shape, symmetry, and colour. It's not a trend; it's a revolution! This method of tattoo simulates the appearance of individual hairs, allowing the artist to create an ideal brow shape with almost undetectable natural results. This procedure is especially helpful for people with asymmetry, vision loss, alopecia, over-tweezed eyebrows, hormonal hairloss, trichotillomania, scars, and hypothyroidism. Everyone looks better with beautiful brows.
Treatment: LIP BLUSH
Purpose: To enhance lip shape, symmetry, and colour. Choose a vibrant colour or neutral shade to add definition to your lips and conceal imperfections.
Treatment: EYELINER/LASH ENHANCEMENT
Purpose: To create definition along the lash line. Whether you prefer thin and crisp or soft and smoky eyeliner, say goodbye to smudging and raccoon eyes. For a natural look, consider a lash enhancement; pigment is deposited between the natural eyelashes to simulate density.
Treatment: AREOLA RESTORATION
Purpose: To enhance or restore symmetry and colour of the areola (s) and/or nipple (s). After breast reconstruction surgery for cancer, patients are often left without a nipple or areola. 3D Areola restoration tattoos use shading to create the illusion of nipple projection on a flat tissue surface. Areola tattooing is also used for concealing breast lift, reduction, or augmentation scarring.
Purpose: To minimize the appearance of scars or hypopigmentation. Flesh toned pigments are blended to minimize the appearance of vitiligo, skin grafts, burns, and scars from mole removal, surgery, or trauma.
Cosmetic tattoo clients proclaim: “It’s the best thing ever! I wish I did it sooner.”