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Cosmetic Tattoo Gold Coast & Brisbane

Esteem Clinic

Skin Rejuvenation

Cosmetic Tattoo

Cosmetic tattooing can make your daily eyebrow, eyeliner and lip makeup efforts semi-permanent. It can also fill in patches of your scalp, making it appear as if the hair is growing in the desired areas. The goal is subtle results that blend well with your natural features.

Unlike traditional tattoos that use ink, cosmetic tattoos use a pigment. This means that while your results can last up to several years, the semi-permanent nature of cosmetic tattoos means they will softly fade over time. This will allow you to play with different shapes, colours and styles at your touch-up appointments, as your personal aesthetic preferences and features may slightly change.

Isabella from Bella & Co is Esteem Clinic’s resident cosmetic tattooist. She specialises in eyebrow feathering, combo/ombré brows, upper and lower eyeliner, lips tattoo and scalp micro-pigmentation.

Ready to skip some tedious steps in your beauty routine? Book a consultation at Esteem Clinic to have all your questions answered.

Cosmetic Tattoo Brisbane Gold Coast

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Semi-permanent cosmetic tattooing: What to expect

We will create a personalised treatment plan detailing the specific steps of your treatment to achieve the results you are after. Your treatment will be performed with high attention to detail and with techniques that you can learn about and approve of beforehand.

Depending on the area you are treating, we can focus on feathering out the eyebrows or filling in gaps in the eyebrow, creating upper and lower eyeliner, colouring the lips or creating micro-pigmentation on the scalp.

After your treatment, you will need to follow some aftercare instructions to aid in the healing process. You can also experience some slight swelling, but you should be able to resume your daily routine as normal.

Your consultation

During your consultation, we will assess the features of your desired treatment area/s, listen to your personal goals and answer any questions you may have. You will receive a personalised treatment outline detailing how your procedure will be performed and how you can expect the results to look.

We will then provide you with preparation and aftercare instructions so that you can best support the skin in the treatment area. We will also provide you with a quote so that you can be prepared for your procedure costs. Costs will vary between patients as they are influenced by factors such as the chosen treatment area, the treatment plan and treatment time.

Your results

As a semi-permanent option, your results can last several years before you may need another treatment to refresh the results. Over time, your tattoos will gradually fade, since cosmetic tattoos use a pigment instead of ink like traditional tattoos.

During your consultation, we will discuss how you can expect your results to look. It is important to have realistic expectations for your results, clearly communicate your goals and preferences during your consultation and be patient after your treatment for any initial swelling and redness to subside.

Post Treatment Information

ALL PROCEDURES

  • When first treated, the treated area will appear very exact and darker in colour. Approximately 30% to 50% of colour intensity will be lost during the healing process, meaning the colour will soften during healing.
  • Schedule your retouch appointment within four to eight weeks of initial treatment, never before. This allows time for the healing process to be complete. The practitioner can then correctly assess the colour and make any required adjustments. Any areas that have resisted or lost pigment will be retouched. If you do not schedule your retouch within eight weeks of the initial procedure, you will be charged as per initial treatment.
  • Stay out of the sun whilst the tattoo is healing (seven to 10 days). Once the area has healed you can apply sunblock or keep the area covered when in the sun to prevent fading.
  • There may be slight swelling. It will subside within a few hours. You may apply an icepack on top of a damp gauze and aftercare cream to reduce the swelling.
  • No swimming in chlorine or in salt water for seven to 10 days or until the procedure area has healed.
  • No sauna, spa or tanning beds for seven to 10 days or until the procedure area has healed.

EYEBROW tattoos:

  • For the first three hours after treatment, gently wipe away any lymph fluid on the eyebrows with a clean cotton pad.
  • Apply our recommended cream once in the morning and once at night, wiping away any excess gel before reapplying for seven days.
  • Keep the area as dry as possible for seven days.
  • No excessive exercise for 24 hours.
  • When showering and concerned about liquid or shampoo getting into the treated area, apply a small amount of our recommended cream.
  • Keep the treated area out of direct sunlight for up to five days. No swimming or excessive heat (sauna) for seven days.

EYELINER tattoos:

  • Keep the area as dry as possible for seven days.
  • No excessive exercise for 24 hours.
  • Keep the treated area out of direct sunlight for up to five days.
  • No swimming or excessive heat (sauna) for seven days.

LIP tattoos:

  • Apply our recommended cream once in the morning and once at night, wiping away any excess gel before reapplying for seven days.
  • Keep the area as dry as possible for seven days.
  • No excessive exercise for 24 hours. When showering and concerned about liquid or shampoo getting into the treated area, apply a small amount of our recommended cream.
  • Keep the treated area out of direct sunlight for up to five days.
  • No swimming or excessive heat (sauna) for seven days.

SCALP MICROPIGMENTATION:

  • Do not wash your hair for three days after treatment.
  • No direct sunlight on the scalp for seven days.
  • No excessive sweating on the scalp for seven days.
  • No salt water or chlorine for seven days.

Possible risks and complications of cosmetic tattooing

Cosmetic tattooing, also known as micropigmentation or semi-permanent makeup, can have some potential risks and complications.

To minimise the risks and complications associated with cosmetic tattooing, it is important to select a clinic with qualified staff that follows strict hygiene protocols. Thoroughly discussing your expectations, allergies, and medical history beforehand will also help to ensure a satisfactory outcome. Following your aftercare instructions will also greatly contribute to a smooth healing process and reduce the risk of complications.

These risks and complications can include:

  • Infection: There is a risk of infection if proper sterilisation and hygiene practices are not followed during the tattooing process.
  • Allergic reactions: Some individuals may have allergic reactions to the pigments used in cosmetic tattooing. Allergies can manifest as skin irritation, redness, swelling, or itching. It is important to discuss any known allergies with the technician before the procedure.
  • Poorly performed or uneven results: If the tattooing is not done by a skilled and experienced team member, there is a risk of obtaining unsatisfactory or uneven results. This can include uneven lines, asymmetry, or incorrect colouration.
  • Granulomas or nodules: In rare cases, the body may react to the tattoo pigment by forming granulomas or nodules. These are small, raised bumps that can develop at the tattoo site. Seeking medical attention is necessary if any unusual bumps or reactions occur.
  • Keloid or hypertrophic scarring: Individuals with a predisposition to keloid or hypertrophic scarring may be at risk of developing raised and thickened scars at the tattoo site. Proper aftercare and following the aftercare instructions can help reduce this risk.
  • Colour changes and fading: Over time, the pigments used in cosmetic tattooing will fade or change colour due to factors such as sun exposure, skin ageing, or individual skin characteristics. Periodic touch-ups may be required to maintain the desired colour intensity.
  • Eye-related complications: Eyeliner tattooing carries specific risks related to the eye area. These can include eye irritation, corneal abrasion, or infection if proper precautions are not taken during the procedure.

If you have any questions or concerns about any of these possible complications, please mention this during your consultation so that we can explain in further detail. We can also provide you with personalised advice on how to best prevent or minimise these risks.

Book your consultation at Esteem Clinic

If you are interested in cosmetic tattooing, you are welcome to book your initial consultation at either our Gold Coast or Brisbane locations today. If you have any questions about the treatment, please contact us so that one of our team members can get back to you as soon as possible.

Awards and Recognition

Esteem has been awarded Best Aesthetic Practice Queensland for three consecutive years, by the prestigious “My Face My Body Awards”. In 2018, Esteem was extremely proud to have been recognised as the Best Aesthetic Practice in Australia. Esteem was also honoured to have been entered into the “My Face My Body” Hall of Fame in 2018. These prestigious industry awards are testiment to the group’s ongoing commitment to delivering advanced aesthetic techniques and the latest in anti-ageing technology.
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