Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Virtually anyone can benefit from micropigmentation
- Optically challenged having difficulty seeing to apply their make-up.
- Dexterity challenges preventing an individual from effectively applying their make-up.
- Cosmetic allergies preventing traditional topical make-up.
- Tearing of the eyes that washes away traditional make-up.
- Sports enthusiasts requiring long lasting make-up.
- Demanding time schedules needing to always look their best.
- Professional make-up application every day.
- Post-op patients requiring re-pigmentation or scar camouflage including:
- Post mastectomy areola re-pigmentation.
- Face lift patients – rhytidectomy scar camouflage.
- Tummy tuck patients – abdominalplasty scar camouflage.
- Post-op hair transplant graft sites and donor site re-pigmentation.
- Burns on virtually any area re-pigmentation of natural skin tone.
- Vitiligo – loss of natural skin tone re-pigmentation.
- Alopecia – loss of hair re-pigmentation to brow, eyelash area and scalp.
- Accutane: Schedule six months post treatment.
- Active skin disorders: Pink eye, psoriasis, warts, active herpes simplex or zoster. Wait until the condition clears. Obtain an oral anti-viral prescription from your physician prior to your procedure.
- Allergy: Reds D & C: Avoid these colors.
- Blood disorders: Sickle cell anemia, hemophilia, patients taking anti-coagulant medications such as Coumadin, Heparin, or large doses of Aspirin. Obtain permission from your physician to discontinue use of medication prior to the procedure.
- Diabetes: Patients with full blown diabetes will not heal well and are more prone to infection. We require a physicians release prior to your procedure.
- Dry eye syndrome: Continue any prescribed eye medications throughout treatment.
- Hepatitis B/C: Are highly infectious. A person who has had the disease will always harbor the virus in their blood. We practice “universal precaution.”
- Keloid: Work is not performed on keloids. A keloid forming on healthy skin is not typical to micro-pigmentation procedures.
- Lupus: Patients with lupus are not good candidates because of their healing and clotting.
- MRI’s: Are safe for micro-pigmentation wearers. According to Dr. Frank Shellock of Tower Imaging in Los Angeles and UCLA School of Medicine, a top expert in MRI safety, “only a handful of people have reported minor problems around the eyelid area and no problems around brow and lip areas. In those rare instances when redness and edema in the eyelid area occurs, it does recede and does not cause permanent damage. It is important that the public be informed that these procedures are safe and not a contraindication to having an MRI.
Wait Period After Fillers And Surgery:
- Dermal cosmetic fillers: We will help you in planning your micro-pigmentation procedures around any facial dermal cosmetic fillers or other cosmetic injectables that you regularly maintain. There is a wait period after dermal fillers and your treatment plan will be discussed to assist you in managing your regularly scheduled appointments.
- Blepharoplasty: Upper and or lower eyelid surgery areas must be fully healed. We will work with your physician to obtain a release prior to scheduling your micro-pigmentation procedures.
- Laser resurfacing and IPL treatments: Your treatment plan will include the recommendations for your micro-pigmentation procedures post laser and between periodic laser touch-ups.
- Face-lift, eyeliner, brows and lips may be scheduled pre-op so that you look great during your recovery.
- Mastectomy, after tissue expansion and physicians release.
Level of comfort:
A topical anesthetic is applied to the procedure area, there is little to no discomfort, however sensitivity will vary with each individual.
Safety:ONLY sterile disposable instruments are used.
Direct sun and tanning beds will prematurely fade micro-pigmentation. Wearing transparent zinc oxide sun protectant will help to preserve your micro-pigmentation color. After a period of time a color refresher may be desired. Many clients visit Honeywellness annually for exciting new colors or perhaps to freshen their existing brow, eyeliner or lip color.