Cosmetic Tattooing, SPMU & Micropigmentation

Explore answers to FAQs about micropigmentation, semi-permanent makeup (SPMU), and cosmetic tattooing with Chelsea Gregory.

The FAQs section provides comprehensive information on these cosmetic procedures, including the benefits, the process, the aftercare, and more. Whether you are considering getting a cosmetic tattoo or want to learn more about the services Chelsea offers, the FAQ section can help you make an informed decision.

Browse the FAQs now to gain a better understanding of micropigmentation, SPMU, and cosmetic tattooing.

FAQs Cosmetic Tattooing

What’s the difference between regular tattoo and cosmetic tattoo?

Regular tattooing is typically for decorative purposes and is permanent, while cosmetic and medical tattooing serve functional roles. Cosmetic tattooing enhances facial features like eyebrows, lips, or eyeliner. Medical tattooing is often used to address issues such as scar camouflage, areola restoration after breast surgery, or the replication of hair follicles on the scalp for those with hair loss. These procedures are also semi-permanent and employ specialized techniques and pigments, distinct from those used in regular tattooing, tailored to their specific applications.

Is semi-permanent makeup like a tattoo?

Yes, it is like a tattoo and is commonly referred to as cosmetic tattooing, except the pigments, instruments, techniques and the use of numbing agents all make the semi-permanent cosmetic procedure very sterile, safe, and with very little or no discomfort.

What is medical micropigmentation?

Medical Micropigmentation covers several key applications for various conditions of the skin such as Scars and Burns Camouflage, Breast Reconstruction & Cleft Palate Treatment. It involves carefully applying specialized pigment to the skin where color is missing from injury or trauma, birth defect, post-surgery, or scarring.

What is SPMU?

‘SPMU’ means semi-permanent makeup. It’s a delicate process that deposits high-grade pigment into the skin’s epidermis using extremely fine tools called microneedles and microblades. A range of highly realistic effects can be achieved such as hair strokes, powder effects, or shading. During your consultation, Chelsea will recommend a personalized solution for you and create a digital preview so you can get an accurate impression of how your brows will look.

What can you expect after the micropigmentation, cosmetic tattooing or SPMU treatment?

Post-treatment it’s very common to experience a little redness, but this will typically disappear within 1-6 hours. Immediately after the procedure the area will look much darker and much more defined than the final result (which will fade about 40% in the first 14 days), and look a lot ‘softer’. You will see the final result approximately 28 days after the treatment.

What are the normal side effects after the micropigmentation or SPMU treatment?

It’s perfectly normal and part of the process to experience some redness, tenderness, flaking, peeling, and even slight scabbing, and then some itchiness as your treatment area recovers.

What to avoid post micropigmentation, cosmetic tattooing or SMPU treatment ?

  • Avoid touching or scratching the treated area for at least one week after the procedure
  • Avoid water, makeup, or other products on the treated area for at least one week
  • Avoid direct sun exposure, tanning beds, or spray tans for at least two weeks after the procedure
  • Avoid swimming, hot tubs, and saunas for at least two weeks after the procedure
  • Apply any prescribed ointment or cream
  • Do not pick at scabs or crusts that may form during the healing process

Is the procedure painful?

There is minimal discomfort associated with the procedures, as it is a very delicate process. Pharmaceutical grade numbing ointment is used prior to your treatment to avoid pain.

How long does the procedure usually takes, and how many sessions are typically needed?

The duration and number of sessions required may vary. It typically takes around 1-2 hours for each session, and 1-3 sessions are usually needed to achieve the desired results. However, the exact duration and number of sessions can be determined by the individual’s unique needs.

What are the benefits of using permanent makeup or semi-permanent makeup, and how long do the results normally last?

Permanent makeup or micropigmentation can provide many benefits, such as hiding scars, correcting asymmetry, and enhancing features like eyebrows and lips. The results of permanent makeup can last for several years, depending on factors like the area treated, skin type, and lifestyle habits. Semi-permanent makeup may require touch-ups every few months to maintain the desired results.

How much does it cost in Dubai, and are there any financing or payment options available to make the treatment more affordable?

The cost of micropigmentation or SPMU in Dubai can vary depending on the extent of the treatment and the clinic’s location. Some clinics may offer financing or payment plans to make the treatment more affordable, and it may be worth checking with your health insurance provider to see if the treatment is covered.

What to avoid before the micropigmentation, cosmetic tattooing or the SPMU procedure?

The pre-treatment instructions may vary depending on the clinic, your medical history, and the specific procedure used. However, some general guidelines may include:

  • Avoid alcohol and aspirin for at least 24 hours before the procedure
  • Avoid any blood-thinning medications or supplements for at least one week prior to the treatment
  • Avoid sun exposure, tanning beds, or spray tans for at least one week prior to the procedure
  • Do not wax or pluck the treatment area before the procedure
  • Arrive at the clinic with a clean and makeup-free face
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