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FAQ’s mish February 6, 2020

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Cosmetic Tattoo FAQ's

Nano strokes are created using a single nanoneedle to craft individual hair strokes whereas Microblading uses a collection of microneedles in a blade shape form to manually craft hairstrokes.

Generally speaking, both microblading and nano strokes will give a similar end result but that being said, there are a few differences that come into play. 

Nanostrokes suits the majority range of skin in particular oily skin types, whereas Microblading will not be as effective as Nanostrokes for that particular skin type. Nanostrokes gives the benefit of offering a clean crafted individual hairstroke with less risk of the pigment being implanted too deep and also includes Nanoshading. Think about Microblading but with more accuracy and control!

It is important to know what you are after and to do your own research and figure out what is the best option for you. If you would like further advice or assistance to help achieve the results you’re after, don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team at hello@valentineartistry.com with a photo of your brows!

Microblading uses a hand held tool to implement hair like strokes to create natural looking brows. This is suitable if you want to enhance your brows and for normal, dry and combination skin. 

Shading on the other hand is a technique, which a tattoo machine is used to create more density to the brow. This is suitable for oily skin types and for individuals that lack hair in specific areas. 

Combination brows is the holy grail combination of both techniques, which creates the ultimate beautiful natural and fluffy looking brows. 

It is recommended to book a consultation with the artist to determine, which will one is most suitable for your needs. 

Microblading is a form of semi permanent tattoo, which last anywhere between 1 to 3 years depending on your skin type and condition. Keep in mind that other factors will take to account such as amount of sun exposure, AHA usages, etc. 

Not everyones skin type/condition and healing will be the same as another. A colour touch up is recommended a year after initial procedure to ensure the shape is clean, crisp and filled in.

Shading generally lasts longer as the technique disperses the ink throughly throughout the epidermal and dermal area of the skin. 

Everyones pain threshold is different. The majority explains that cosmetic tattoo is very mild to none. Most people feel little to none, while others may feel a very mild discomfort. 

The appointment should take about two hours, which also includes a consultation with your artist.  

To ensure you experience the best comfort as possible, two forms of topical anaesthetic is used before and during treatment to drastically minimise any discomfort. 

Microblading and Shading lasts anywhere between 1-3 years but the longevity of the pigment will depend on your skin type and condition. Clients with dryer skin will hold pigment better than oily skin clients, depending on your skin type and condition a recommended yearly top up should be in-between 1-2 years. Your brows will eventually lighten up and fade if you don’t continue with top ups. 

  • Do not drink coffee, alcohol or energising drinks on the day of treatment. 
  • Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Ibuprofen 24 hours before treatment. 
  • Do not tan or have intense sun exposure 3 days before treatment. 
  • No waxing 2-3 days before treatment. 
  • No chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser or any other intense treatments 2 weeks before treatment. 
  • Shower and fix your hair as you need to take extra care not to get your brows wet for several days. 

Cosmetic Tattooing is not suitable for the following:

  • Pregnant & breastfeeding mothers
  • Chemotherapy patients
  • Keratosis
  • Diabetics
  • Seborrhea Dermatitis 
  • Extremely sensitive skin
  • Excessive sebum (very oily skin)
  • Sunburnt skin
  • Skin that has recently had any sort of laser/cosmetic treatments. 

The best answer is to be patient and wait until your pregnancy and breastfeeding is over. Hormones play a big role in the healing of the tattoo and there are many other variables that make breastfeeding and pregnant mothers unsuitable for cosmetic tattoos.

Yes, we do, this will be considered as a new set with or without correction. It is assessed on a case by case status and depends on the severity of skin integrity and remaining pigment. 

To see if you’re a suitable candidate send us a photo of your brows to valentineartistry@outlook.com

Yes! We use the latest technology NPM lactic base removal to lighten the pigment out of the skin safely. 

  • Leave no scars
  • Leaves no crust
  • Minimum redness
  • Causes no inflammation to skin
  • No hair loss
  • Uses no bleaches

Yes, we do, this will be considered as a new set with or without correction. It is assessed on a case by case status and depends on the severity of skin integrity and remaining pigment. 

To see if you’re a suitable candidate send us a photo of your brows to hello@valentineartistry.com

This all depends on the ingredients in the pigments. If there is too much Iron Oxide in pigments, it will eventually leave reddish tones in the skin long term. If it has too much Carbon (body tattoos) it will leave a bluish tone. It’s all about the lightfastness effects and balance in pigment brands and can get technical!

We invest in the best quality pigments and are extensively trained in colour theory. You can view healed results 3 years ongoing in our Instagram Highlight wheel!

You will receive detailed after care instructions during your appointment. 

You can also check out the aftercare instructions here:

Aftercare

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Laser Tattoo Removal

Yes! Our team is available to speak to those who are considering laser tattoo removal. We are happy to answer all questions you may have and can be reached on either 0401544662 or alternatively by email: hello@valentineartistry.com 

We do recommend clients who have existing brow tattoos.

You can reach out to us and send through some photos of your tattoo for us to assess on either 0401544662 or email to hello@valentineartistry.com 

Yes! We use the latest technology NPM lactic base removal to lighten the pigment out of the skin safely. 

  • Leave no scars
  • Leaves no crust
  • Minimum redness
  • No hair loss
  • Uses no bleaches

Everyones pain threshold is different. The majority explains that it’s bearable. Most people feel little while others may feel a very mild discomfort. 

The appointment should take 10-15 minutes. 

Every tattoo responds differently. There are variations in ink, depths and density of ink placement, skin type and individual immune system factors.

Tattoos can take between a single session or more depending of the above factors

We will follow up in between sessions to see the results.

We recommend that you wait a minimum of 6-8 weeks to get the best results from each laser treatment. Wait time in between treatments will extend as your tattoo begins to fade.

The Q-switched laser produces an immediate frosting of the skin which lasts around 10-15 minutes. After the procedure you may or may not experience some redness, swelling and scabbing, sometimes blistering. This is a normal process as the body works to eliminate the tattoo dyes. Throughout the treatments new layers of skin grow and the old tattoo is either pushed towards the surface or fragmented pigment is removed internally by scavenger cells.

Cosmetic Tattooing is not suitable for the following:

  • Pregnant mothers
  • Extremely sensitive skin
  • Sunburnt skin
  • Skin that has recently had any sort of laser/cosmetic treatments. 

Yes the area can be re-tattooed following laser removal. Whether you have had complete removal or just lightening, the area is able to be re-tattooed. The wish to replace an existing tattoo is a common reason for having laser tattoo removal.

You’ll have to wait for your new tattoo to be fully healed before we can start the laser tattoo removal process. We recommend waiting a minimum of 6-8 weeks for the tattoo to heal before we can start treatment.

This is totally normal! The pigment will eventually fade over time.

You will receive detailed after care instructions during your appointment. 

You can also check out the aftercare instructions here:

Aftercare

It is critical for the treated area to have absolutely zero sun exposure for a minimum of 2 weeks before and after Laser treatment.

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Skin Services

Yes you can! You can also book in for a quick phone consultation and our Specialist can discuss further on which facial is recommended for you. 

If you have any skin concerns such as oily skin, acne, pigmentation etc. We can help you to plan your goals! 

We can help you decide the best treatment once we know your skin concerns and goals!

It will be depending on which treatment you’re booked in for. At least 2-4 weeks after. 

We do recommend to wait for your cosmetic tattoo to heal before you can book in for your facial treatments. 

We use The Skincare Company, a cosmeceutical skincare range which is developed in Australia.

We also have stock and samples available!

For more information about the brand: https://theskincarecompany.com.au/

Yes we do! You can book in for a Classic facial or Soothe & Hydrating facial.

You will receive detailed after care instructions during your appointment. 

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Brow & Lash Services

A fantastic way to try out a shape before committing to semi-permanent makeup, or if you just want your eyebrows shaped and filled temporarily!

A normal tint coats the outside of the hair follicle, whereas the Hybrid Tint penetrates the whole hair follicle and stains the skin resulting in longer lasting brow results.

 

Professional eyebrow tints usually last up t0 3-4 weeks. The colour will gradually fade, the rate at which it does can depend on your hair type, skin type, the type of beauty products you use, and how well you care for your brows.

It will be depending on your hair growth and aftercare, which can last up to 4-6 weeks.

Laminated Brows:

  • Keep them dry for 24 hours. This is extremely important, because if you get them wet during this time frame the process will be reversed. This includes avoiding water from shower stream, washing your face, and sweating from working out.

  • The ‘glaze’ look after getting them done will only last 12 hours, as an aftercare keratin treatment has been applied to maintain the brow hair integrity. After washing your brows 24 hours later, they will appear much more natural.

  • If you have had your brows tinted as well, it is strongly recommended that you avoid exfoliating or scrubbing your brow area to maintain the tint.

Brow Tint:

  • Keep them dry for at least 12 hours! This includes shower stream, washing your face, and sweating from working out.

  • Exfoliating your face will cause the henna stain to fade quicker. To maintain the stain, avoid exfoliating the brow area.

  • Keep the lashes dry for 24 hours. Avoid ANY contact with water during this time. This includes shower stream, washing your face, and sweating from working out.

  • Avoid sleeping on your face or side for the first night after your Lash Lift treatment.

  • Brush your lashes every day after getting them wet to maintain their shape.

  • Use a nourishing lash treatment to maintain lash health in between your Lash Lift treatments such as caster oil. 

  • It is recommended that you maintain your Lash Lift every 6-10 weeks. Any sooner than 6 weeks and you will damage your lashes. The lash tint will only last roughly 3 weeks, so it is recommended that you book in for a lash tint at 3-4 weeks if you want to maintain the tint.

Although it’s not a problem to get your eyebrows wet after a tinting treatment, you can try to avoid washing for at least 24 hours. You should also avoid excessive touching or rubbing for 24 hours to avoid irritation.