FAQ

+ What is Micropigmentation?

Micropigmentation, otherwise known as Cosmetic or Medical Tattooing, is a form of semi permanent makeup where minute particles of coloured pigment are implanted below the epidermis into the dermis layer of the skin using a precision device. Once the skin has healed, the pigment will stay within the skin, breaking down and fading over time dependent on client’s age, skin type, lifestyle, skincare routine, and quality of aftercare. At La Klinic Melbourne® gaining your confidence and trust, and making you look and feel both amazing and special are our priorities.

+ What is Microblading?

Microblading is a form of micropigmentation that creates natural looking eyebrow hairstrokes by implanting pigment into the basal layer of the epidermis with a handheld microblade. Microblading originated in Asia over 25 years ago and is also known as eyebrow embroidery, cosmetic tattoo, 3D brows, micro needling, and Micropigmentation. By 2014, microblading became extremely popular in Europe.

+ How long does it last?

Our organic pigments manufactured in Germany for over 30 years are semi permanent and designed to naturally fade over time. The rate in which they fade largely depends on a clients age, skin type, lifestyle, skincare routine, and aftercare. The pigment can last up to 2 years but we recommend a yearly Colour Refresh to keep them looking on point. Generally, micropigmentation with a device lasts longer than hand held microblading as pigment is deposited deeper into the dermis.

+ Does it hurt?

We take every precaution necessary to ensure our procedures are as pain free as possible. By completing a short Patient Care Checklist, our Compounding Pharmacist will contact you to prescribe your tailored anaesthetics. Most clients do not feel anything at all apart from a scratching or vibrating sensation, while some can be sensitive and can feel some discomfort.

+ Is there any downtime?

There is little to no down time following our treatments as we work and operate within a sterile clinical environment and use high precision gentle technology which does not disrupt the skin. Treated areas will appear a little dark for a few days and subsequently exfoliate and lighten to a more natural looking shade. There will be no blisters and no scabbing. In some instances, on delicate skin there may be swelling, however you can return to work and normal activities immediately after a treatment.

+ What pigments do you use?

Our range of organic pigments are vegan, hypoallergenic, contain no heavy metals, and very kind to the skin. Manufactured in Germany for over 30 years, they are tested by independent laboratories so you can be confident of what’s going into your skin. All colours are manufactured in Germany in compliance with the EU-Regulation 2008, as well as the extremely strict German Regulation on Cosmetics and Tattoo Pigments as of 07/2014.

+ What if I have an existing Cosmetic or Medical Tattoo?

We have corrected many existing tattoos to improve the shape, size and colour which is largely achieved by the use of our 12 camouflage organic pigments that we can mix and match to a client’s exact skin tone. We recommend a free consultation to assess the appropriate treatment tailored for you.

+ Is Cosmetic or Medical Tattooing suitable for everyone?

In our clinical environment we medically screen all clients; as long as you are generally healthy and don’t have any skin diseases or infections in the area treated, there are few medical reasons why clients should not undergo these treatments. Those who are pregnant are recommended to delay treatment. Diabetics and people with some heart conditions will also not be suitable for treatment. Please inform your practitioner of any medication you are taking, and if in doubt seek medical advice. If you are prone to keloid or hypertrophic scarring (red and raised) you may develop scar tissue at the treatment site. Please think this over if you have experienced this in the past.

+ Who is the best candidate for a Cosmetic or Medical Tattoo?

Clients who undertake a cosmetic or medical tattoo can do so for many different reasons, ranging from those who simply want to look their best at all times, to those who require some form of corrective skin enhancement for medical reasons. Some clients who might choose to have these treatments include:

  • those with allergies to conventional make-up
  • those with no time to apply make-up daily
  • those with thin, pale or poorly defined lips or loss of vermillion border
  • those who seek correction of asymmetrical (“lop-sided”) facial features
  • those with physical difficulties making make-up application challenging
  • those with scars, stretch marks, or vitiligo wishing to improve their appearance
  • those who’ve undergone any form of breast reconstruction surgery
  • + I had Microblading done but I can no longer see the little strokes?

    Sebum in the skin will over time merge the hairlike strokes to form a light shadow – especially those with oily skin who produce an excessive amount of sebum. This is completely normal. Client’s have the alternative to use this shadow as a gauge to pencil in their brows or opt for a Powder Brow, where we use our high precision device to fill the brows with a powder effect.

    + I had my brows done but they dissapeared so quickly?

    Microblading with a hand tool deposits pigment in the epidermis which is the upper layer of the skin, the whereas Micropigmentation with our device deposits pigment in the dermis which is the lower layer of the skin. If you have already had Microblading come in for a consult to discuss options using our Micropigmentation device.

    + Do you provide Aftercare?

    Yes, all our treatments include an aftercare pack with emollient and instructions of how to care for your tattoo.