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What is micropigmentation?
It is important to understand what micropigmention really is. Pigmentation is the insertion of a pigment just below the epidermis. During the pigmentation, part of the pigment remains in the epidermis. This pigment will have disappeared after the healing process. After healing, the majority of the epidermis is replaced. All the pigment that was in there is gone. This is one of the reasons why a pigmentation is always lighter after healing.
The intent is that the pigment is inserted into the upper part of the dermis. So just below the epidermis. If you go deeper there is a good chance that you will encounter larger blood vessels. This leads to increased bleeding. The blood will wash out the pigment. The dermis is not happy with our pigment. The body knows that the pigment does not belong there and will try to excrete the pigment. That is why it is so important to close the epidermis as soon as possible. Then the pigment is trapped. That’s why we work as dryly as possible.
Do not moisten the eyebrows with cotton wool, no rubbing, brushing or modeling. The epidermis must heal as quickly as possible. AS soon as the dermis is closed, the pigment can no longer get out and it will be encapsulated. Then we will have reached our goal: a ‘permanent’ pigmentation.
To stop the bleeding and to close the epidermis faster, pressing firmly with a dry tissue on the pigmentation is the best solution. This stops the bleeding and accelerates the closing of the epidermis. Therefore, the after care sachet, in any form may only be applied after 2 hours. Then the epidermis will be largely closed. The aftercare ensures that the skin remains closed, and won’t tear open again during the drying process. To be on the safe side, allow 48 hours drying time.
Aftercare of pigmentations
Ecuri believes that the skin heals best in the open air. It is important that the epidermis heals as soon as possible. This way the pigment is trapped in the dermis. If the epidermis is closed, the pigment cannot leave the skin and will be capsulated. The epidermis heals faster when dry and in the open air. This is why we do not apply any product immediately after the procedure. After 2 hours the top layer of the epidermis is closed. The A+D (aftercare cream) is applied because we do not want to tear the skin open.
Eyebrows hair stroke aftercare
Apply pressure very well after every stroke for about 10 seconds, use a tissue. DO NOT clean with water. Do not remove the pigment on the skin for at least 10 minutes. You have to prevent bleeding at all times, but if there is bleeding , apply a little bit of Ecuri pigment. Press again with a tissue. To clean the skin do not use water but use Brow Primer or a dry swab. The wound heals best in open air. Leave skin to open air for at least 2 hours. Do not touch or water at all. After 2 hours the epidermis is already closed and to prevent cracking of the epidermis, a thin layer of A+D treatment can be applied. Apply the A+D 3 times a day for 48 hours.
The wound heals best in open air. Leave skin to open air for at least 2 hours. Do not touch or moisten at all. If the skin becomes very red or swollen, apply a layer of blood stop (Pigment B) to the pigmentation. Pay attention: the contra indication for a blood stop are people with heart complaints and/or vascular problems. After 2 hours the epidermis is already closed and to prevent cracking of the epidermis, a thin layer of A+D treatment can be applied. When the skin is very dry, apply the A+D right after the treatment; if not, then after 2 hours. Apply the A+D 3 times a day for 48 hours.
After pigmentation apply pressure regularly by using a tissue. Do not clean with water. Do not remove the pigment on the skin for at least 10 minutes. You have to prevent bleeding at all times, but if there is bleeding, apply a little bit of Ecuri pigment. Press again with a tissue. The wound heals best in open air. If the skin becomes very red or swollen, apply a layer of blood stop to the pigmentation. Pay attention: the contra indication for a blood stop are people with heart complaints and/or vascular problems. Leave skin to open air for at least 2 hours. Do not touch or water at all. After 2 hours the epidermis is already closed and to prevent cracking of the epidermis, a thin layer of A+D treatment can be applied. Apply the A+D 3 times a day for 48 hours.
Why don't pigments hold in the skin?
Anyone who does micropigmentation has been there, you have created a couple of beautiful eyebrows, you have put your heart and soul into it. The customer is super excited and it looks fantastic. After 3 weeks your client comes back, the skin has healed but you can hardly recognize your masterpiece. Part of the pigment is gone, another part faded and strokes that have stuck are not as sharp as when she left you. Below are a number of reasons why this may happen and some tips on how you can tell if the pigment is blended into the skin. Also, what you can do to prevent it.
Why do my hairstrokes get blurry after treatment?
Blurry hairstrokes occur because the pigment ‘leaks’ during the healing process. The skin pigment may simply not hold in the place where it is placed. There are a number of possible causes, the most common:
- Quality of the skin some skins are too delicate and thin to place lovely fine hairstrokes. With a thin rosacea skin, the blood will push the pigment apart during healing. After healing, you’ll see thicker stripes and no fine hairs.
- Hairstrokes placed too deep: If the pigment is placed too deep, too many blood vessels are damaged. The trick is to not pigment too deep. The pigment has to be injected just under the epidermis.
- Skin damaged too much during the pigmentation due to coarse work or pigmenting too often on the same stroke, it will be more likely that thick stripes instead of fine hairs occur.
- Wrong pigment choice! There are special hair stroke pigments, these have a larger and heavier pigment granule. This reduces the risk of strokes that are too thick.
- Proper needle selection.
- Proper treatment (see “Aftercare of pigmentations”).
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