FAQs

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Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is a non-surgical hair restoration treatment that involves the placement of tiny pigment deposits within the upper layer of the scalp dermis that visually imitates the appearance of natural follicles.

SMP is a perfect solution if you want to achieve:
 

  • a shaved look - enhance definition and restore your front hairline for full or partially bald heads
  • the appearance of density - add fullness and increase density in areas of diffuse thinning hair by decreasing the color contrast between the scalp and hair
  • conceal and reduce the visibility of scars due to accident, FUT or FUE

Price of SMP depends on the level of hair loss. It is individual for each client. The price will be discussed at your free consultation which is especially useful to determine how many sessions you need to complete a procedure. In general, pricing varies between $1,500 - $5,000.

SMP replicates each hair follicle and provides the most natural solution for hair loss which is undetectable for others.

Most clients can expect between 2-4 sessions to achieve the final result. Sessions are generally performed at least 2 weeks apart to allow time for exfoliation and settling of the ink.

After completion of your treatment results from scalp micropigmentation can last between 3-6 years. Most patients will require touch-ups after this period.

No. The needles used in scalp micropigmentation are smaller and the pigment is deposited not as deep as the regular tattoo. The technique is also different and the pigments we use are specifically formulated for SMP. We use carbon-based pigments that get diluted with distilled water to match the shade of the hair shaft where it emerges from the scalp to give the most natural appearance.

Scalp micropigmentation does not penetrate deep enough to reach or damage the hair follicle.

Everyone experiences SMP differently. Some patients fall asleep during the procedure while others experience modest discomfort. Some areas of the scalp (hairline, temples, scar tissue) are more sensitive than others.

Scalp micropigmentation requires no downtime. You may return to work either right away after procedure. The redness and swelling will subside around days 1-3. If you have a scar treated, redness and swelling will last a bit longer.

  • shower the morning of your procedure and wash your hair very thoroughly using your regular shampoo
  • do not use powders, concealers or hair products (gels, hair spray) the day of your procedure
  • do not drink coffee or any caffeinated beverages on the day of your procedure
  • your scalp may become dry and itchy following the procedure, it will exfoliate over the weeks following the SMP procedure
  • after your procedure, lightly rinse the area with plain water in the shower
  • do not use shampoos or conditioners and do not soak the scalp for three days following the session
  • avoid saunas and steam rooms during this time as well
  • do not use Rogaine (minoxidil) throughout the duration of your SMP treatment timeline and for 2 weeks after completion
  • do not use powders, concealers, hair products (gels, hair spray) or alcohol-based products on the scalp for 2 weeks after SMP
  • avoid intense exercise and sweating for 3 days following each SMP session

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Breasts tattoo is a good option to recreate a natural and realistic appearance if you relate to any of the following:
 

  • breast cancer survivor
  • post mastectomy
  • areola restoration
  • subcutaneous mastectomy
  • breast reconstruction
  • for anyone seeking to improve their overall breast appearance.

Please wait at least three months after your breast or nipple reconstruction surgery. Scheduling should be only after complete healing from any surgery or invasive procedure.

Yes, feel free to bring someone to your appointment. But they should wait outside the treatment room during the procedure.

Normally, the client does not feel any pain. Each case however is different and there may be minimal sensation.

Results are permanent ( except decorative effect ). Some fading may occur over the years, and refresh session may be desired.

The appointment will take approximately 2,5-3 hours.

We recommend wearing a top that you can easily take on and off.

Typically between 7-12 days. A transparent dressing will be applied over your new nipple and areola, which must be kept on for three days.

  • leave the Tegaderm on for 3 days, do not lift it, change it or remove it
  • no exercise for the first 24 hours as it may cause swelling
  • after removing the covering, rinse the tattoo thoroughly with warm water and wash, then rinse several times using antibacterial soap and warm water
  • do not peel or scratch off any flaking in tattooed area
  • you can shower normally while healing
  • for the next few days apply a thin layer of ointment

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Powder eyebrow is a treatment that replaces eyebrow pencils and assures perfectly shaped and balanced brows all day long, every day. This is done by inserting pigments into the dermis layer of the skin. As a result, the eyebrows look as if you have tinted them with a pencil or eye shadows. You get the most natural effect.

Powder eyebrow tattoo technique is suitable for you if:
 

  • you have excessively light or thin hairs
  • your eyebrows contrast with the color of their hair
  • you have thin hairs which grow chaotically or unevenly forming empty areas
  • your brow arch contours are indistinct, without clear outlines

The pain is minimal. We also use effective topical numbing cream for our clients to have a comfortable experience.

Yes. We use pre-sterilized and disposable needles and equipment for every customer to ensure that there is no cross-contamination.

Results will last for up to 12-18 months, depending on individual circumstances such as skin type, aftercare, health condition, and lifestyle.

The entire treatment time is approximately 1,5-2 hours.

As a rule clients don't experience any swelling. But a slight redness may occur, however it is not very noticeable and will go away quickly after the procedure.

Healing should take around 5-12 days. However, this could differ from person to person.

At least 4 weeks after the first session to allow the skin to heal completely before another session.

Yes. Tattooing does not affect hair growth in any way.

The brow shape and color are custom made to your facial structure and preference. We match the natural color of the hair of the brows. We use only the newest and best cosmetic tattoo inks in the market and insert pigment very superficially which is not accompanied by color migration.

Powder eyebrow is a two-step process and the touch-up session is necessary to set the shape and color. The touch-up session done within 1 month of the initial treatment, is extremely important to ensure perfect results. We use this session to set the shape and color and make any small adjustments if needed.

There is no downtime, however the brow will take about 6-12 days to fully heal. The brow may appear darker than you are used to for a few days, then will lighten into the desired color within two weeks. The brow will soften in color by up to 40-70%. Please follow after-care instructions and return for the touch-up session within 1 month.

  • do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Ibuprofen 24 hours before the procedure
  • no alcohol or caffeine on the day of the procedure
  • no waxing or tinting less than 3 days prior to your enhancement
  • do not use Retin - A skincare products close to the enhancement area 2 weeks prior to and after your procedure
  • please note that you will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle
  • IPL laser hair removal should be performed no less than 2 weeks prior to your enhancement
  • electrolysis treatments should be performed no less than 5 days prior to your enhancement

Before and during exfoliation:
 

  • keep the area clean
  • on the first day every 1-3 hours gentle clean the area with sterile water and a cotton pad and allow to air dry
  • do not scrub, scratch, rub or pick at the epithelial crust that forms
  • let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate off
  • avoid sleeping on your face
  • do not use any Retin-A, Glycolic Acids, Peroxide, Neosporin ointment while healing
  • avoid water, swimming, whirlpools or sauna, no heavy sweating
  • no facials, Botox, chemical treatments and microdermabrasion for 4 weeks

Strong chemicals or glycolic acid/peels of any kind may cause the pigment to lighten. Always use a sunblock after the procedure area is healed to protect from sun fading.

  • slight swelling, thickness, and/or redness for 1-2 hours after the procedure
  • itching, scabbing and dry tightness for few days during the exfoliation
  • too dark and slightly uneven appearance
  • color change or color loss
  • the brows are approximately 20 to 50% darker and a little bolder in the width than they will be when healed, it will appear softer when completely healed

After 4 - 10 days the darkness will fade and once swelling dissipates unevenness usually disappears. Exfoliation, which begins in a few days, will cause the excess pigment surrounding the eyebrow procedure to flake away and a narrower appearance of your eyebrows. Don’t be concerned that your eyebrows initially appear darker and heavier in size then you desire. Powder eyebrow is a two-step process and the Touch-up session is necessary to set the shape and color.

With microblading, the pigment is deposited into the skin with a special pen (a thin microblade). The artist cuts the skin with the microblade to the dermis layer, applying strokes that imitate hairs and pigment over them. This is damage to the upper layer of the dermis, which is accompanied by pain, blood excretion, and scarring. We do not provide this service.

Numerous reviews assert that the result of microblading eyebrows is a natural 3D look that lasts 1 year. But in practice, everything is quite different and we can observe undesirable consequences of microblading, including lasting or even irreversible ones.

  •  edema and inflammation
  • eyebrow hair loss
  • color defects
  • the healed result is different than after the procedure
  • scars which remain for the rest of your life painful sensations

The beautiful photos “before and after” which lure customers are taken right after the procedure. 
Immediately after the procedure, the damaged skin contracts squeezes and the applied lines which imitate hairs look very thin, beautiful, and real. Over time you will observe something quite different. When the brows heal over, they do not form a straight line, but a dotted one and no longer look so elegant and natural. Sores (micro cuts) heal and microscars appear. The inserted pigment migrates to the dermis. Because of this, the lines become thicker, partially blurred. We highly recommend choosing a modern technique of permanent makeup - powder eyebrows. 
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It is a lip tattoo procedure that enhances and defines your lips. It can help enhance and even out natural color or add color if you are lacking any pigment.
 

  • lips become brighter and more expressive
  • correct the irregular shape and asymmetry
  • a new shape and color will give lips a seductive volume
  • no need to worry about your lipstick anymore

Results will always vary from person to person, after your initial session and the touch up, your results should last between 1-3 years. The treatments do not change color and fade naturally away with time. If you do not maintain, the color will lighten over time. Fading greatly depends on your skin type and tone, lifestyle, sun exposure, pigment color used, and your overall health.

  • there will be moderate swelling and lips become slightly larger than normal for the first 1-4 hours
  • right after the procedure lips normally feel dry, chapped, tight and tender to the touch
  • you can expect a slightly uneven lip line/shape, once swelling dissipates unevenness usually disappears
  • your lips will look darker and more like lipstick on the first few days
  • during the initial healing period, there should be minimal scabbing or flaking of the skin
  • do not pick, and allow the scab or dry skin to come off on its own
  • expect the color to eventually lighten by up to 40-60% once the healing process is complete ( 3-7 days )
  • color may appear uneven at different stages of healing. Be patient.

Lips permanent makeup is a two-step process and the Touch-up session is necessary to set the shape and color.

Pain levels vary from person to person. Topical anesthetic cream is used before and during your procedure to have a comfortable experience.

The procedure takes about 1,5-2 hours. We have to be sure we are both on the same page before starting the procedure. After we have discussed your concerns and desired result and we've drawn the sketch, we will apply numbing cream for 20-30 mins then we will start the process.

Yes. We use pre-sterilized and disposable needles and equipment for every customer to ensure that there is no cross-contamination.

Expect moderate swelling up to three days following the procedure. Scabbing may make the lips feel thick. Lip pigment color may fade up to 50% after the first few days. While healing your lip color will look spotty. This is due to oxidation of the pigment and the regeneration of the skin.

Multiple sessions may be required to achieve the desired lip results. Your touch-up session must be scheduled 1 month after your initial appointment and is necessary in order to achieve desirable color, symmetry and shape. Lips permanent makeup is a two-step process and the touch-up session is necessary to set the shape and color.

If you are prone to cold sores, lip tattooing can cause outbreaks, which can result in loss of pigment. We ask our clients to take their prescribed antiviral medication starting 48 hours prior to their appointment and after the procedure to prevent outbreak. Consult with your doctor for any additional questions. Examples of antiviral medications: Zovirax, Famvir or Valtrex.
 

  • do not take aspirin, ibuprofen, fish oils, vitamin E, niacin, or drink excessive alcohol at least 48 hours prior to your procedure
  • do not take any prescription blood thinners at least 48 hours prior to and after your procedure
  • discontinue any vitamin A skin care products (Retin-A, retinols) close to the enhancement area at least two weeks prior to your procedure
  • discontinue use of AHA (chemical exfoliation) skin care products close to the area to be tattooed at least one week prior to your procedure
  • do not do laser or electrolysis on or around the treatment area one week prior to procedure
  • do not do Botox or fillers in the procedure area less than one week prior
  • do not have any chemical peels, dermabrasions, mesotherapy, or any other intense treatments which will cause faster skin cell rejuvenating and cause skin irritation 3-4 weeks before procedure

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Rejuvi Tattoo Remover utilizes an unique chemical extraction mechanism to soften the tattoo pigments that gradually move to the skin surface.

It is non-color selective (applicable to all tattoo colors), effective, less scarring and much less expensive. 

Rejuvi Tattoo Removal technique was developed in the early 1990s and was introduced to the U.S. market in the mid-1990s. This technique has penetrated into more than 60 countries around the world with great publicity.

Rejuvi is a specifically designed cream that has magnetic properties. By using a tattoo machine, this fluid is delivered to the tattoo which immediately captures the original tattoo ink. The fluid erupts through the skin surface along with colored ink. Rejuvi Tattoo Remover is specially formulated not to remain in the skin so that the skin repels or ejects the mixture to the skin surface to form a protective scab or crust, which will detach naturally peeling off from the skin.
Generally the first treatment will provide excellent results. Once the crust has naturally fallen away, a large amount of ink will have been removed from the skin. However, it is important to note that every case will be different.

If properly applied, only one treatment is needed for removal of Microblading or Permanent Makeup.
However, 2-6 treatments are needed for body tattoo removal with miminal scarring risk. The time required for a treatment depends upon the removal area. A large tattoo may be divided into several small sections for removal to minimize discomfort after treatment.

Hypertrophic scarring (keloid) is a possible side effect for the removal of tattoos and should be minimized. This can be avoided when done by a trained professional who uses the proper technique.

No, they both are different methods of tattoo extraction. Laser treatment works by destroying the tattoo. The beams break the tattoo into small particles which are then get absorbed by the skin. On the other hand, Rejuvi, specialized cream draws the ink out of the skin. It works on almost all types of tattoo, no matter what type or color it has.

  • as far as the cost is concerned, Rejuvi tattoo removal is more cost-effective than laser treatment. This is because a fewer number of sessions are required as compared to laser treatment, so the overall cost is reduced
  • laser treatment does not result in complete removal of tattoo even after getting multiple sessions
  • rejuvi does not burn the skin as laser does. Also, there are very few chances of scarring after Rejuvi tattoo removal
  • rejuvi is also not colour selective and will remove all inks, unlike some laser machines which can’t break down certain colours, usually the lighter shades
  • quick – usually takes less than an hour to remove permanent makeup or small tattoos
  • much less pain or discomfort compared with laser methods, particularly for removal of permanent makeup on the facial area

Yes, Rejuvi Tattoo Remover is very effective after laser.

There are certain skin types that will be susceptible to keloid scarring and are therefore not suitable. We will also not use the system on pregnant or breastfeeding clients.

The treatment will take a minimum of 45 mins to numb the skin and an additional 15 – 60 minutes session of removal, depending on the size.

You will be required to wait between 4 – 10 weeks between each treatment to allow the skin to heal fully.

This will be totally dependent on the individual, size of the tattoo and how you respond to the treatment.

You will be given Rejuvi after care cream and instructions which must be strictly followed .The aftercare is the most important part of the treatment.
There is a high risk of infection or scarring if you do not follow these instructions. The crust must be left to fall off naturally, please be aware that because the wound can be up to 3mm in depth this can take up to 14 days. If you pick, pull or knock off the crust will affect the overall result.
The area must be kept dry and cool until the scab has formed and has started to naturally fall away.
There will be a brownish layer of Rejuvi Tattoo Remover remaining on the treated area. Keep this layer from any water contact for 60-72 hours. Thereafter, slight water contact (shower for a few minutes) is okay. Gently pat dry with a cotton pad then natural air dry. No soaking, no bath, no swimming, no direct water to the treated area. A dark scab or crust will form gradually due to pigments merging into the Rejuvi Tattoo Remover. A scab usually naturally peels off in 10-15 days for removal of permanent makeup and 15-25 days for removal of body tattoos depending upon the individual condition. Avoid forcing or rubbing off of the scab.

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It’s a process of inserting colored pigments into the upper layer of the dermis to visually restore your appearance.

These pigments must “shine up through” scars, thin skin, grafts and other irregularities. For this reason, repigmentation and color recreation often require multiple visits of up to a year in order to simulate natural skin tones. While these injected tones may from time-to-time simulate the exact color and tone desired, it will not always be a perfect match. This is due to the fact that while natural skin tones vary when the skin is cold or warn, tan or untanned, or whether your circulation is good or poor, injected pigments are permanent and do not change color.

  • there will be redness and swelling
  • scars visually become larger than normal for few days
  • during the initial healing period, there should be minimal scabbing or flaking of the skin
  • do not pick, and allow the scab or dry skin to come off on its own

Scar camouflage tattoo requires multiple visits to set the color.

Normally, the client does not feel any pain. Each case however is different and there may be minimal sensation. Topical anesthetic cream is used before and during your procedure to have a comfortable experience.

Depends on area the procedure may takes about 0,5-1,5 hours. 

Yes. We use pre-sterilized and disposable needles and equipment for every customer to ensure that there is no cross-contamination.

Typically between 7-14 days. Expect moderate swelling and redness up to three days following the procedure. 

I’m truly value natural beauty and I regard it as my mission to help others rebuild self-esteem and a positive self-image. Each case is unique, every time for me it’s like a new challenge and a new victory over the problem. 

Let me enhance what you have or restore you’ve lost.