Below are the answers to many questions about each of our procedures, about how we practice our craft at DERMAgraphics, as well as information about the art & science of micro-pigmentation & microchanneling​

Please do not hesitate to contact us with your specific inquiries, we would love to hear from you!

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GENERAL

Access to the script


There is no online script format - but all of the cast should have their own script. If this has been lost a replacement can be purchased for £10. Books do not need to be returned to us and can be written in.




Access to the soundtrack


The soundtrack can be found by clicking the link below; CLICK HERE




Performance Information


Performance Venue - Walker Theatre, Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, SY3 8FT Performance Date - 10th April 2021 Performance Times - 2.30pm and 7.30pm The cast should all arrive 1.5hours before the performance and should all meet a member of our team at Stage Door to be signed in. Cast should be collected following the performance from outside the Walker Theatre backstage entrance on the landing of the first floor.




Purchasing Tickets


Tickets will be on sale from the Theatre Severn box office in December.




Costume Requirements


The cast of We Will Rock You are asked to provide basic additions to the costumes. They will all need a pair of denim bottoms (skirt, jeans, shorts) in either blue or black. Footwear will also be required but this style is to be confirmed.




Cast List


WE WILL ROCK YOU: GALILEO -Jude Wilding SCARAMOUCHE - Izzy Oliver KILLER QUEEN -Kiera Crockett KHASHOGGI - Harry Lawrence BRIT - Jonny Carrol OZ - Regan Belton BUDDY - Max Wellington SIXX - Kathy Rivett ARETHA - Carrie Davies MADONNA - Megan Hicken MICHAEL - Ewan Griffiths JOHN - Euan Hughes-Williams RINGO - Toby Stower PUFF - Amelie Lycette PAUL - Lizzy Willis GEORGE - Bronte Scott JAGGER - Sophie Osbourne QUATRO - BRUCE - Jess Foxall GLOBALSOFT MANAGER - BOT ONE - Ewan Griffiths BOT TWO - Kathy Rivett BOT THREE - Euan Hughes-Williams GAGA STUDENT ONE - Toby Stower GAGA STUDENT TWO - Jess Foxall TEEN QUEEN ONE - Leah Williams TEEN QUEEN TWO - Carrie Davies TEEN QUEEN THREE - Lizzy Willis TEEN QUEEN FOUR - Bronte Scott Bohemian Rhapsody soloists: Jude Wilding Ewan Griffiths Izzy Oliver Max Wellington Regan Belton Leah Williams Jonny Caroll Euan Hughes Williams Kashoggi's assistants / Police: Megan Hicken Sophie Osbourne Jess Foxall Toby Stower DR's: Ewan Griffiths Carrie Davies




Theatre Rehearsal Information


The cast of We Will Rock You are required at Theatre Seven on Friday 9th April from 12 - 9pm. Cast should all arrive promptly at Stage Door for a member of our Wigle Team to collect and sign them in. This is also where children should be collected from at 9pm.




Term Fee / Session information


Sessions run on Thursdays 6pm - 7pm at The GYWO studio. The spring term will run for 12 weeks and fees can be paid on the shop page of our website. All fees are due to be paid before 4th January 2021.




Performance Teams


There is only one cast of We Will Rock You who will perform in both shows.




Access to dance tutorials


These video links will be uploaded throughout the next week.




Queen Education Guide


A fabulous guide all about Queen and We Will Rock You!! https://online.flowpaper.com/7766073c/QueenDiscoveryGuide/#page=1





PERMANENT COSMETICS

WHAT SHOULD I DO TO PREPARE FOR MY APPOINTMENT?


Good preparation for your appointment sets the stage for a successful procedure. ❌ Avoid retinol & other skin treatments or procedures for 2 week prior to appointment. ❌ If having eyebrows done, stop waxing, tweezing or threading your eyebrows immediately. The most naturally attractive eyebrow tattoo designs work with your natural hair growth pattern. Once your chosen design is complete, we will remove any hairs that do not support the design. ❌ Avoid tanning for 4 weeks prior. ❌ Avoid injections for 6 weeks prior. ❌ Limit blood-thinning agents ( caffiene, ibuprofen, alcohol, etc.) for 48 hours prior to procedure, unless they are prescription. Please come to the appointment with your makeup as you usually do it, if you want to use that as a guide. Also please bring photos of designs you admire.




WHAT IS THE APPROPRIATE PERMANENT COSMETICS AFTERCARE?


You will be provided with detailed written instructions for your skin type at the conclusion of your procedure, as they do vary. Your instructions will include immediate aftercare, to aid in proper healing, as well as what to expect and how to protect your work long-term. The first few weeks following your procedure is a very crucial stage - please follow all Aftercare directions to ensure the quality of your tattoo. Things to avoid during your healing process are: pools or other large bodies of water, saunas or other hot places, strenuous exercize or other excessive sweat-producing activities, direct sunlight or tanning, agressive facial cleansing or mosturizing products, and above all do not pick or scratch the treatment area.




WHAT IS PERMENANT COSMETICS?


Permanent cosmetics = permanent makeup = micro-pigmentation = cosmetic tattoo. Permanent cosmetic professionals use specialized tools, pigments & techniques to carefully tattoo cosmetic facial enhancements. Specially formulated inks are inserted intradermally with fine needles, replicating the procedure body tattoo artists do when tattooing a design on the body. The skin on the face is more delicate, far thinner than on the body, especially near the eyes and mouth. For this reason, a permanent cosmetic professional must possess a comprehensive understanding of skin as an organ. Furthermore, the arteries, muscles, nerves & glands of the face are near the surface so anyone doing permanent cosmetics should have advanced training and full knowledge of facial anatomy. In the steady hands of a trained professional this detailed and exacting work can transform a face with undetectable, hyper-realistic results.




WHY IS THE SECOND APPOINTMENT SO IMPORTANT?


Many people decide to skip the second appointment of their treatment because they are happy with how their work looks at 6/8 weeks after their initial appointment. THAT IS A MISTAKE. Permanent Cosmetic procedures are a multi-step process. The second appointment is crucial to ensuring the quality and longevity of your work. As your permanent cosmetics artist, it is our responsibility to assess the bio-mechanical process of pigment retention taking place in your unique, individual skin and correct for any variances so that your permanent cosmetic work is thorough and ages well. To encourage our clients to attend both treatment sessions, we charge one price that includes both sessions. Your first session is the SCULPT session, and the second is the CURATE session. We do not consider our work to be complete until we have had an opportunity to CURATE it properly. Please also note that the 18 month Color Boost Treatment is only available to clients who completed both treatment sessions when recieving their original work. DERMAgraphics cannot be held responsible for the quality of work that was not completed.




AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR PERMANENT COSMETICS?


Most people are, and with prior knowledge of a client's circumstances, a technician can make adjustments to accommodate certain challenges. It is crucial that you are 100% factual on the confidential health form we give you prior to a procedure. Some very common medications can inhibit pigment absorption rate; advance knowledge of circumstances allows us to make the adjustments necessary to insure the best possible outcome. Conditions that require doctors approval for tattooing include Diabetes, Epilepsy, Immunodeficiencies, & Heart Disease. Even if you are in good health, please discuss permanent cosmetics with your doctor first, as there are secondary considerations only a medical professional can assess. Circumstances requiring resolution before proceeding with permanent cosmetics include Psoriasis or any type of skin irritation near the treatment area - including sun burns. Permanent cosmetics should be delayed if you have recently used Accutane, Latisse or Retinol, received Botox or fillers, or have plastic surgery scheduled. It is recommended to avoid any and all types of tattoo services if you are prone to developing keloid or hypertrophic scarring. Hyper-pigmentation is not necessarily a contra-indication for permanent cosmetics, but should be taken into consideration.





 

BROWS

Access to the script


There is no online script format - but all of the cast should have their own script. If this has been lost a replacement can be purchased for £10. Books do not need to be returned to us and can be written in.




Access to the soundtrack


The soundtrack can be found by clicking the link below; CLICK HERE




Performance Information


Performance Venue - Walker Theatre, Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, SY3 8FT Performance Date - 10th April 2021 Performance Times - 2.30pm and 7.30pm The cast should all arrive 1.5hours before the performance and should all meet a member of our team at Stage Door to be signed in. Cast should be collected following the performance from outside the Walker Theatre backstage entrance on the landing of the first floor.




Purchasing Tickets


Tickets will be on sale from the Theatre Severn box office in December.




Costume Requirements


The cast of We Will Rock You are asked to provide basic additions to the costumes. They will all need a pair of denim bottoms (skirt, jeans, shorts) in either blue or black. Footwear will also be required but this style is to be confirmed.




Cast List


WE WILL ROCK YOU: GALILEO -Jude Wilding SCARAMOUCHE - Izzy Oliver KILLER QUEEN -Kiera Crockett KHASHOGGI - Harry Lawrence BRIT - Jonny Carrol OZ - Regan Belton BUDDY - Max Wellington SIXX - Kathy Rivett ARETHA - Carrie Davies MADONNA - Megan Hicken MICHAEL - Ewan Griffiths JOHN - Euan Hughes-Williams RINGO - Toby Stower PUFF - Amelie Lycette PAUL - Lizzy Willis GEORGE - Bronte Scott JAGGER - Sophie Osbourne QUATRO - BRUCE - Jess Foxall GLOBALSOFT MANAGER - BOT ONE - Ewan Griffiths BOT TWO - Kathy Rivett BOT THREE - Euan Hughes-Williams GAGA STUDENT ONE - Toby Stower GAGA STUDENT TWO - Jess Foxall TEEN QUEEN ONE - Leah Williams TEEN QUEEN TWO - Carrie Davies TEEN QUEEN THREE - Lizzy Willis TEEN QUEEN FOUR - Bronte Scott Bohemian Rhapsody soloists: Jude Wilding Ewan Griffiths Izzy Oliver Max Wellington Regan Belton Leah Williams Jonny Caroll Euan Hughes Williams Kashoggi's assistants / Police: Megan Hicken Sophie Osbourne Jess Foxall Toby Stower DR's: Ewan Griffiths Carrie Davies




Theatre Rehearsal Information


The cast of We Will Rock You are required at Theatre Seven on Friday 9th April from 12 - 9pm. Cast should all arrive promptly at Stage Door for a member of our Wigle Team to collect and sign them in. This is also where children should be collected from at 9pm.




Term Fee / Session information


Sessions run on Thursdays 6pm - 7pm at The GYWO studio. The spring term will run for 12 weeks and fees can be paid on the shop page of our website. All fees are due to be paid before 4th January 2021.




Performance Teams


There is only one cast of We Will Rock You who will perform in both shows.




Access to dance tutorials


These video links will be uploaded throughout the next week.




Queen Education Guide


A fabulous guide all about Queen and We Will Rock You!! https://online.flowpaper.com/7766073c/QueenDiscoveryGuide/#page=1





EYES

WHAT DESIGN OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE?


Eyeliner techniques range from a near invisible lash line enhancement to full color shadow effect. ​Below are a few popular designs with unique characteristics: DERMAgraphics eyeliner design options Each treatment includes your initial consult and a complimentary CURATE session, which will be booked by your technician at the time of your appointment. This fine-tuning appointment is crucial to the longevity of your eyeliner treatment. COLOR BOOST | DESIGN REFRESH service is recommended every 18/24 months to maintain the quality of your work.




WHAT IS A TYPICAL EYELINER APPOINTMENT LIKE?


We begin with a consultation to discuss goals, options, and procedure protocols so that you are fully informed of every aspect of the procedure and feel confident in the choice to recieve permanent cosmetics. We will then have a design session to choose style, shape and color, and begin. The first step is cleaning & pre-numbing the treatment area. Next you technician will do design mapping, if needed. Design mapping creates a template for your artist to follow, but is not necessary for all eyeliner treatments. The following tattoo procedure varies depending the style of eyeliner design chosen, but at each stage we monitor your comfort level and apply further numbing if needed. Often it is necessary to lay down various levels of design to create the desired effect. At completion, we will clean & treat tattoo area, provide you with Aftercare products & go over the Aftercare Instructions. Before leaving, we will schedule your CURATE appointment. It is important to the long-term quality and durability of your eyeliner that you return for your second session. The appointment should take approximately 2/3 hours.




I HAVE LASH EXTENSIONS, IS THAT A PROBLEM?


We cannot do an eyeliner SCULPT procedure or the follow-up CURATE treatment when lash extensions are present. Lash extensions interfere with the safety of the tattoo healing process. ( Also, one would probably lose most of them during the tattoo procedure. ) FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY- Lash extensions must be removed prior to your appointments, and should not be reapplied until healing is completed.




HOW LONG DO EFFECTS LAST?


Many variables influence the durability of permanent cosmetics: skin type, overall health, lifestyle, and beauty regimen, to name a few. Furthermore, excess sun, agressive skin treatments, and chlorinated water contribute to premature fading. Somewhere between 18 months and 3 years after your follow up procedure, as a result of these various influences, you may begin to notice some fading. Keep a photo of your finished and healed work, and when you notice fading, its time for a COLOR BOOST/DESIGN REFRESH. Please do not wait until work is nearly gone or we will have to book a complete procedure at full price!




WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT TO LOOK LIKE IMMEDIATELY AFTERWARD?


Your cosmetic tattoo will be considerably darker than your target color for at least a week as your skin heals. Most people experience some swelling and soreness during an eyeliner procedure, so it is unlikely you will be able to return to your normal activities immediately. Ice compresses and an anti-inflammitory immediately after your procedure are recommended. Within 24/36 hours the swelling and soreness will abate. Eyes should still be treated delicately the first 10 days of the healing process. Avoid sleeping on face, or use a silk pillowcase. Do not use makeup, and do not use cleansers or moisturizers - other than the ones recommended for healing - anywhere in the eye area. 10 days to 2 weeks after your procedure, you may experience the 'disappearing act'. This is a potential side effect of a very natural and necessary process your skin is undergoing called proliferation, wherein the treatment site is flooded with your skin's rebuilding tools. Don't worry, once the rebuilding is complete your tattoo will return to shine through all that fresh new skin. By the time your 6/8 week CURATE appointment comes around, your eyeliner will have 'settled' into its permanent state, allow us to identify if and where fine-tuning is necessary to achieve your target design, color, and shape for the long-term.





LIPS

IS CORRECTION AN OPTION FOR ME?


Hopefully, yes. A consultation is necessary to determine the extent of the damage and what remedies are available. Often we cannot know what kind of pigment was used, so there is a certain level of guess-work involved. That is why we say that correction work is a process, because multiple treatments are often needed to undo previous work and damage, and patience is key!




WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A REGULAR PROCEDURE AND CORRECTION?


A regular procedure is working on new skin, or refreshing properly done work. In most cases, a maximum of 2 visits is necessary.
A correction is often done on overworked skin with sub-standard ink deposits in the wrong places. Over the course of multiple appointments we may need to address scar tissue elasticity with microneedling, neutralize bad pigment fades with color correction, remove misplaced pigment with salinated tattoo removal, and ultimately apply a fresh design.




WHAT IS A TYPICAL CORRECTION APPOINTMENT LIKE?


Mmmm......, unique. Every case is unique, and until we've met for a consultation we are not able to know the nature of the work required. Sometimes it is as simple as correcting a color, while others we may need to treat scar tissue and remove some or all of the tattoo. At the complementary consultation where we will work together to determine the optimum results possible and design a customized procedure plan. Often it will require two or more appointments to achieve the best results. This can be discussed further at your consult. Your customized procedure plan will fully prepare you for all stages of your treatment.




WHAT IS AN EMERGENCY REMOVAL?


If you have received permanent makeup in the past 24 hours and are unhappy, we can do a emergency tattoo removal of the fresh work. Results are best if done within 48 hours of original work. Results will depend entirely on the circumstances of the previous work, but an emergency removal is typically quite efficient, and will drastically reduce the difficulty and extent of any follow-up corrections procedure.




WHAT IS LI-FT TATTOO REMOVAL?


Salinated tattoo removal is considered an advanced technique. At DERMAgraphics, we use Li-FT - the safest, most effective saline lightening solution available, formulated in a licensed, inspected and highly credentialed lab for the exclusive use of trained and certified technicians.
Salinated tattoo removal is an alternative to laser tattoo removal, and in the case of permanent makeup corrections is usually the better option, for two reasons: precision and cost.
Unwanted pigment is lifted by essentially tattooing the Li-FT solution into the treatment area, precisely targeting the unwanted pigment, and nothing else. The active molecules in the Li-FT solution bind the pigment molecules through a process known as osmosis, after which the solution and the attached pigment are expelled up through the skin during the natural healing process.




WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT TO LOOK LIKE IMMEDIATELY AFTERWARD?


Again, because we are discussing corrections, there is no 'normal'. If all we have done is a simple color correction, then your immediate results will simply be those of a fresh micro-pigmentation procedure. If tattoo removal is necessary, then you will have the 'working' scab. Please see Tattoo Removal Aftercare for details.





PARA-MEDICAL MICRO-PIGMENTATION & CIT THERAPY

WHAT DESIGN OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE?


Eyeliner techniques range from a near invisible lash line enhancement to full color shadow effect. ​Below are a few popular designs with unique characteristics: DERMAgraphics eyeliner design options Each treatment includes your initial consult and a complimentary CURATE session, which will be booked by your technician at the time of your appointment. This fine-tuning appointment is crucial to the longevity of your eyeliner treatment. COLOR BOOST | DESIGN REFRESH service is recommended every 18/24 months to maintain the quality of your work.




WHAT IS A TYPICAL EYELINER APPOINTMENT LIKE?


We begin with a consultation to discuss goals, options, and procedure protocols so that you are fully informed of every aspect of the procedure and feel confident in the choice to recieve permanent cosmetics. We will then have a design session to choose style, shape and color, and begin. The first step is cleaning & pre-numbing the treatment area. Next you technician will do design mapping, if needed. Design mapping creates a template for your artist to follow, but is not necessary for all eyeliner treatments. The following tattoo procedure varies depending the style of eyeliner design chosen, but at each stage we monitor your comfort level and apply further numbing if needed. Often it is necessary to lay down various levels of design to create the desired effect. At completion, we will clean & treat tattoo area, provide you with Aftercare products & go over the Aftercare Instructions. Before leaving, we will schedule your CURATE appointment. It is important to the long-term quality and durability of your eyeliner that you return for your second session. The appointment should take approximately 2/3 hours.




I HAVE LASH EXTENSIONS, IS THAT A PROBLEM?


We cannot do an eyeliner SCULPT procedure or the follow-up CURATE treatment when lash extensions are present. Lash extensions interfere with the safety of the tattoo healing process. ( Also, one would probably lose most of them during the tattoo procedure. ) FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY- Lash extensions must be removed prior to your appointments, and should not be reapplied until healing is completed.




HOW LONG DO EFFECTS LAST?


Many variables influence the durability of permanent cosmetics: skin type, overall health, lifestyle, and beauty regimen, to name a few. Furthermore, excess sun, agressive skin treatments, and chlorinated water contribute to premature fading. Somewhere between 18 months and 3 years after your follow up procedure, as a result of these various influences, you may begin to notice some fading. Keep a photo of your finished and healed work, and when you notice fading, its time for a COLOR BOOST/DESIGN REFRESH. Please do not wait until work is nearly gone or we will have to book a complete procedure at full price!




WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT TO LOOK LIKE IMMEDIATELY AFTERWARD?


Your cosmetic tattoo will be considerably darker than your target color for at least a week as your skin heals. Most people experience some swelling and soreness during an eyeliner procedure, so it is unlikely you will be able to return to your normal activities immediately. Ice compresses and an anti-inflammitory immediately after your procedure are recommended. Within 24/36 hours the swelling and soreness will abate. Eyes should still be treated delicately the first 10 days of the healing process. Avoid sleeping on face, or use a silk pillowcase. Do not use makeup, and do not use cleansers or moisturizers - other than the ones recommended for healing - anywhere in the eye area. 10 days to 2 weeks after your procedure, you may experience the 'disappearing act'. This is a potential side effect of a very natural and necessary process your skin is undergoing called proliferation, wherein the treatment site is flooded with your skin's rebuilding tools. Don't worry, once the rebuilding is complete your tattoo will return to shine through all that fresh new skin. By the time your 6/8 week CURATE appointment comes around, your eyeliner will have 'settled' into its permanent state, allow us to identify if and where fine-tuning is necessary to achieve your target design, color, and shape for the long-term.





 
 

CORRECTIONS

IS CORRECTION AN OPTION FOR ME?


Hopefully, yes. A consultation is necessary to determine the extent of the damage and what remedies are available. Often we cannot know what kind of pigment was used, so there is a certain level of guess-work involved. That is why we say that correction work is a process, because multiple treatments are often needed to undo previous work and damage, and patience is key!




WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A REGULAR PROCEDURE AND CORRECTION?


A regular procedure is working on new skin, or refreshing properly done work. In most cases, a maximum of 2 visits is necessary.
A correction is often done on overworked skin with sub-standard ink deposits in the wrong places. Over the course of multiple appointments we may need to address scar tissue elasticity with microneedling, neutralize bad pigment fades with color correction, remove misplaced pigment with salinated tattoo removal, and ultimately apply a fresh design.




WHAT IS A TYPICAL CORRECTION APPOINTMENT LIKE?


Mmmm......, unique. Every case is unique, and until we've met for a consultation we are not able to know the nature of the work required. Sometimes it is as simple as correcting a color, while others we may need to treat scar tissue and remove some or all of the tattoo. At the complementary consultation where we will work together to determine the optimum results possible and design a customized procedure plan. Often it will require two or more appointments to achieve the best results. This can be discussed further at your consult. Your customized procedure plan will fully prepare you for all stages of your treatment.




WHAT IS AN EMERGENCY REMOVAL?


If you have received permanent makeup in the past 24 hours and are unhappy, we can do a emergency tattoo removal of the fresh work. Results are best if done within 48 hours of original work. Results will depend entirely on the circumstances of the previous work, but an emergency removal is typically quite efficient, and will drastically reduce the difficulty and extent of any follow-up corrections procedure.




WHAT IS LI-FT TATTOO REMOVAL?


Salinated tattoo removal is considered an advanced technique. At DERMAgraphics, we use Li-FT - the safest, most effective saline lightening solution available, formulated in a licensed, inspected and highly credentialed lab for the exclusive use of trained and certified technicians.
Salinated tattoo removal is an alternative to laser tattoo removal, and in the case of permanent makeup corrections is usually the better option, for two reasons: precision and cost.
Unwanted pigment is lifted by essentially tattooing the Li-FT solution into the treatment area, precisely targeting the unwanted pigment, and nothing else. The active molecules in the Li-FT solution bind the pigment molecules through a process known as osmosis, after which the solution and the attached pigment are expelled up through the skin during the natural healing process.




WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT TO LOOK LIKE IMMEDIATELY AFTERWARD?


Again, because we are discussing corrections, there is no 'normal'. If all we have done is a simple color correction, then your immediate results will simply be those of a fresh micro-pigmentation procedure. If tattoo removal is necessary, then you will have the 'working' scab. Please see Tattoo Removal Aftercare for details.





SCALP MICRO-PIGMENTATION & CIT THERAPY

IS CORRECTION AN OPTION FOR ME?


Hopefully, yes. A consultation is necessary to determine the extent of the damage and what remedies are available. Often we cannot know what kind of pigment was used, so there is a certain level of guess-work involved. That is why we say that correction work is a process, because multiple treatments are often needed to undo previous work and damage, and patience is key!




WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A REGULAR PROCEDURE AND CORRECTION?


A regular procedure is working on new skin, or refreshing properly done work. In most cases, a maximum of 2 visits is necessary.
A correction is often done on overworked skin with sub-standard ink deposits in the wrong places. Over the course of multiple appointments we may need to address scar tissue elasticity with microneedling, neutralize bad pigment fades with color correction, remove misplaced pigment with salinated tattoo removal, and ultimately apply a fresh design.




WHAT IS A TYPICAL CORRECTION APPOINTMENT LIKE?


Mmmm......, unique. Every case is unique, and until we've met for a consultation we are not able to know the nature of the work required. Sometimes it is as simple as correcting a color, while others we may need to treat scar tissue and remove some or all of the tattoo. At the complementary consultation where we will work together to determine the optimum results possible and design a customized procedure plan. Often it will require two or more appointments to achieve the best results. This can be discussed further at your consult. Your customized procedure plan will fully prepare you for all stages of your treatment.




WHAT IS AN EMERGENCY REMOVAL?


If you have received permanent makeup in the past 24 hours and are unhappy, we can do a emergency tattoo removal of the fresh work. Results are best if done within 48 hours of original work. Results will depend entirely on the circumstances of the previous work, but an emergency removal is typically quite efficient, and will drastically reduce the difficulty and extent of any follow-up corrections procedure.




WHAT IS LI-FT TATTOO REMOVAL?


Salinated tattoo removal is considered an advanced technique. At DERMAgraphics, we use Li-FT - the safest, most effective saline lightening solution available, formulated in a licensed, inspected and highly credentialed lab for the exclusive use of trained and certified technicians.
Salinated tattoo removal is an alternative to laser tattoo removal, and in the case of permanent makeup corrections is usually the better option, for two reasons: precision and cost.
Unwanted pigment is lifted by essentially tattooing the Li-FT solution into the treatment area, precisely targeting the unwanted pigment, and nothing else. The active molecules in the Li-FT solution bind the pigment molecules through a process known as osmosis, after which the solution and the attached pigment are expelled up through the skin during the natural healing process.




WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT TO LOOK LIKE IMMEDIATELY AFTERWARD?


Again, because we are discussing corrections, there is no 'normal'. If all we have done is a simple color correction, then your immediate results will simply be those of a fresh micro-pigmentation procedure. If tattoo removal is necessary, then you will have the 'working' scab. Please see Tattoo Removal Aftercare for details.





 

MICROCHANNELING & COLLAGEN INDUCTION THERAPY

IS CORRECTION AN OPTION FOR ME?


Hopefully, yes. A consultation is necessary to determine the extent of the damage and what remedies are available. Often we cannot know what kind of pigment was used, so there is a certain level of guess-work involved. That is why we say that correction work is a process, because multiple treatments are often needed to undo previous work and damage, and patience is key!




WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A REGULAR PROCEDURE AND CORRECTION?


A regular procedure is working on new skin, or refreshing properly done work. In most cases, a maximum of 2 visits is necessary.
A correction is often done on overworked skin with sub-standard ink deposits in the wrong places. Over the course of multiple appointments we may need to address scar tissue elasticity with microneedling, neutralize bad pigment fades with color correction, remove misplaced pigment with salinated tattoo removal, and ultimately apply a fresh design.




WHAT IS A TYPICAL CORRECTION APPOINTMENT LIKE?


Mmmm......, unique. Every case is unique, and until we've met for a consultation we are not able to know the nature of the work required. Sometimes it is as simple as correcting a color, while others we may need to treat scar tissue and remove some or all of the tattoo. At the complementary consultation where we will work together to determine the optimum results possible and design a customized procedure plan. Often it will require two or more appointments to achieve the best results. This can be discussed further at your consult. Your customized procedure plan will fully prepare you for all stages of your treatment.




WHAT IS AN EMERGENCY REMOVAL?


If you have received permanent makeup in the past 24 hours and are unhappy, we can do a emergency tattoo removal of the fresh work. Results are best if done within 48 hours of original work. Results will depend entirely on the circumstances of the previous work, but an emergency removal is typically quite efficient, and will drastically reduce the difficulty and extent of any follow-up corrections procedure.




WHAT IS LI-FT TATTOO REMOVAL?


Salinated tattoo removal is considered an advanced technique. At DERMAgraphics, we use Li-FT - the safest, most effective saline lightening solution available, formulated in a licensed, inspected and highly credentialed lab for the exclusive use of trained and certified technicians.
Salinated tattoo removal is an alternative to laser tattoo removal, and in the case of permanent makeup corrections is usually the better option, for two reasons: precision and cost.
Unwanted pigment is lifted by essentially tattooing the Li-FT solution into the treatment area, precisely targeting the unwanted pigment, and nothing else. The active molecules in the Li-FT solution bind the pigment molecules through a process known as osmosis, after which the solution and the attached pigment are expelled up through the skin during the natural healing process.




WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT TO LOOK LIKE IMMEDIATELY AFTERWARD?


Again, because we are discussing corrections, there is no 'normal'. If all we have done is a simple color correction, then your immediate results will simply be those of a fresh micro-pigmentation procedure. If tattoo removal is necessary, then you will have the 'working' scab. Please see Tattoo Removal Aftercare for details.





 

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