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Self-acceptance is very important. However, there is no reason to give up removing imperfections caused by illness, accident or surgery. Medical micropigmentation does not serve only beautifying purposes, but increases the comfort of life. It is used by both women and men.
We use different types of medical pigmentation: nipple, lost due to disease eyebrows and eyelashes, as well as camouflage scars or vitiligo.
Medical pigmentation of breasts not only improves appearance of the nipple, but also recreates it when it is missing. Women after mastectomy and breast reconstruction can recover faster thanks to this procedure.
Thanks to reconstruction of the nipple on the reconstructed breast, the woman can, above all, feel feminine and confident. Micropigmentation looks very natural and the nipple looks just like a natural one.
Nipple reconstruction is mainly performed in women after breast mastectomy. The procedure is also great for camouflaging the scar after breast augmentation surgery with periareolar incision. Camouflage is performed in 3D technique.
During the procedure, a linergist first draws a new nipple with a crayon. After accepting the shape and colour, she proceeds with skin pigmentation. Nipple reconstruction pigmentation involves the use of several pigments which are applied to the skin in such a way as to obtain as faithful an image of the nipple with its three-dimensional appearance as possible.
Micropigmentation can perfectly even out even very uneven skin tone. Extensive experience, as well as high qualifications and many camouflages performed help to select the pigment to match the natural skin tone. After the procedure, scars and white spots become much less visible.
During the procedure, a linergist will select a camouflage pigment suitable for your skin colour. This pigment, applied to the skin in the place of the scar will even out difference in the colour of the scar and the skin. As a result, the scar becomes less visible the skin looks much better.
Scar pigmentation is a fast, reliable and proven method of masking the scar trace.
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If you have old micropigmentation in the area of your planned pigmentation, you need tell us at the time of making a reservation. Laser removal may be required before re-pigmentation. We will invite you for a consultation in person or online to determine feasibility of the procedure. If you do not inform us, we may refuse to perform a procedure when you come for your appointment.
Not every technique is appropriate for every skin, which is why we make a final decision on which pigmentation method to choose at your pre-treatment consultation. It is not worth insisting on a certain method, just because you liked it in another person. An experienced linergist can assess what will look good on you.
Properly done micropigmentation is not a tattoo. It should last for a few years. If it lasts longer than 5 years, it is a tattoo and it means that it has been performed unprofessionally. Over the years the colour of the hair changes, the skin droops and changes its structure. Micropigmentation lasting too long would begin to deform with the aging skin and would stand out against the graying hair.
You do not have to be afraid of pain during the procedure. A strong anaesthetic will be administered before and during it.
Do not take common over-the-counter painkillers 2 weeks prior to the scheduled procedure, and avoid eating onions and garlic in large amounts to avoid blood thinning, which does not favour pigmentation.
If you are taking NSAIDs or blood thinners, consult your GP and ask if you can discontinue them two weeks before the procedure. If your GP refuses, don’t discontinue your medication on your own! The procedure can still be performed, but you have to accept the fact that additional corrections may be necessary. The price of the procedure always includes an obligatory correction performed after about 5 weeks. Additional touch-ups cost PLN 1000. Usually they are not necessary even if you are taking anticoagulants, but you have to take into account that they may have to be performed in order to achieve a perfect effect.
Do not sunbathe for at least one week before the procedure.
Micropigmentation touch-up after 4-6 weeks is necessary even if you think it is not. This promotes longevity and proper colouring in the future.
Micropigmentation is a gentle, yet invasive procedure for the skin, which causes some side effects. Swelling and redness at the treatment site are normal. Remember, the pictures of fresh micropigmentation you see online are usually taken in professional lighting and redness is covered up with concealer. Swelling is usually greatest on the second day. There is no need to worry, this is a physiological condition that will pass within a few days. You may also feel a slight itching associated with the healing process, which will last for up to 10 days. Remember that you must not scratch yourself during this time.
After the procedure, micropigmentation appears dark and exaggerated. This is normal. After healing it will be 30 to 50% lighter.
For the first day, do not heavily soak the treatment site or lubricate it with anything. By day 3, you should wash the micropigmentation twice a day with a water-soaked cotton swab both in and against the direction of hair growth. Do not rinse the pigmentation site with running water or use any detergents. When rinsing, be very careful not to break off the scab that is forming, which could destroy the pigmentation effect. This helps to remove plasma that appears on the surface of the pigmented site. Its colour may be transparent through red to slightly yellow.
From day 3-4 the treatment site should be lubricated 3 times a day with a very thin layer of ointment received in the clinic. Lubrication should be continued until the scabs come off completely.
During the entire healing process, you must not tear off the forming scabs, because it may lead to damage to the effect and even to formation of scars.
Up to 10 days after pigmentation, you should avoid the sauna and swimming pool, and try to sleep on your back so as not to accidentally tear off forming scabs.
Up to 30 days after pigmentation, you should not sunbathe.
Micropigmentation heals within approximately 7-10 days.
Right after the procedure, it has a dark, intense colour. You should not be afraid of this effect. After healing, it will be 30 to 50% lighter.
On the first, and especially on the second and third day, the pigmentation site may be swollen and reddened. This is normal and depends mainly on your body’s natural predispositions. Swelling gradually goes down for up to a week.
On the first, and sometimes on the second day, plasma oozes from the pigmentation site. In the subsequent days, a delicate scab starts to form. After some time the scab starts to come off in parts. Do not tear it off, because you may destroy the micropigmentation effect! As it comes off, the scab reveals the finished, lighter effect underneath.
When the scab comes off, the micropigmentation may be a little too light, sometimes in too warm or cold tone. This should not be a concern. Over the next 28 days, the pigment will stabilise in the skin to reveal its final colour.
After about 4-6 weeks you will undergo pigmentation touch-up. You should come for this appointment. The effect may look nice, but only a professional lingerist can judge if certain areas need extra pigmentation, so that the effect lasts long and comes off evenly. It is also normal to have uneven colour distribution and lack of pigment in certain areas prior to pigmentation touch-up. During the basic procedure we are not able to predict how the skin will react, so we work carefully. The purpose of pigmentation touch-up is covering possible lacks and to even out the colour.
Some symptoms may indicate complications. If you notice any symptoms listed below within a few days of the procedure, please let us know immediately, we will organise an on-site or online consultation. Remember there is no reason to panic, the following symptoms may or may not indicate a complication. A professional linergist will assess it and guide you on the further steps.
Conditions of concern include:
The effect of micropigmentation changes over time. Original appearance lasts from 1.5 to 5 years.
To ensure that your micropigmentation retains its original colour for as long as possible, avoid sunbathing and peelings in the pigmented area.
When a dyes fades, it may change its shade and colour. This is a completely normal process and is not due to an incorrectly chosen pigment. It happens because our epidermis has a specific shade. The less pigment underneath it, the more the skin colour blends with a dye colour.
Brown can become salmon-coloured, while graphite and black tend to take on an olive and navy blue hue. Of course, pigmentation may keep its original colour until it disappears completely, but we can never predict this before the procedure.
To keep the effect perfect, saturated and fresh, you should have it refreshed every one to two years. If micropigmentation has been done with us, such refreshment within 2 years from the first pigmentation costs only 50% of the price of the procedure! The condition is pigmentation touch-up done within 3 months after the basic procedure.
CONTRAINDICATIONS FOR MICROPIGMENTATION
Taking anticoagulants or NSAIDs.
These medications thin the blood, which can cause increased bleeding during the procedure and, consequently, much weaker pigment deposition. If you are taking the above mentioned medications, consult your GP and ask if you can discontinue them two weeks before the procedure. If your GP refuses, don’t discontinue your medication on your own! The procedure can still be performed, but you have to accept the fact that additional corrections may be necessary. The price of the procedure always includes an obligatory correction performed after about 5 weeks. Additional touch-ups cost PLN 1000. Usually they are not necessary even if you are taking anticoagulants, but you have to take into account that they may have to be performed in order to achieve a perfect effect.
This is not actually a contraindication, but you have to accept the fact that hyperthyroidism may cause the effects to disappear much more quickly.
Asymptomatic carrier of hepatitis B or hepatitis C.
Viral hepatitis often affects autoimmune reactions. It mainly depends on the stage and activity of the disease. Only your primary physician can decide if pigmentation is possible. Ask them for a written consent for the procedure. Ask them for a written consent to micropigmentation.
In case of advanced diabetes wound healing is impaired. However, when treated and controlled, diabetes is not a problem. If you have diabetes, please ask your primary physician for a written consent for micropigmentation and present it to us on the day of the procedure.
Allergy to lidocaine.
Lidocaine is an anaesthetic that we use to relieve your discomfort during the procedure. If you are allergic to it, the procedure may be performed without anaesthesia. Discomfort you experience is similar to that of a tattoo, but weaker. Lidocaine is a very rare sensitizer; if you have had dental anaesthesia in the past and have not experienced any allergic symptoms, it means that you are probably not allergic to lidocaine!
Cancer that occurred less than 5 years prior to the procedure.
Chemo- and radiotherapy
Autoimmune diseases apart from thyroid disease, acquired vitiligo, and alopecia areata. For example, these diseases include psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, sarcoidosis, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis.
Treatment with Izotec or its substitutes less than 6 months prior the procedure date.
Steroids, except asthma medications and inhaled steroids, taken less than one month prior to the scheduled procedure.
High-dose iron preparations taken less than one month before the scheduled procedure.
Fungal medications or antibiotics taken less than one week prior to the procedure.
Tendency to keloids.
Asymptomatic HIV infection or active AIDS.
Skin diseases in the planned pigmentation site.
Creams and preparations with retinoids applied on the skin in the planned pigmentation site less than one month before the procedure.
Fresh scars in the planned pigmentation site
Fever, viral or bacterial infection on the day of the procedure.
Allergy to permanent make-up pigments.
Our clinic was established in 2005, thanks to which we have gained vast experience. We have performed over 30,000 procedures. We are also one of the leading training facilities for physicians and cosmetologists in Poland.
At Princesse®, we use only the highest quality preparations obtained directly from manufacturers. Avoiding wholesalers, we fully reduce the risk of purchasing inauthentic or substandard products.
We have all medical devices that are needed in case of sudden complications and we employ physicians with experience not only in treating aesthetic medicine complications but also in emergency procedures.
Princesse® is a modern aesthetic medicine clinic and training centre. It was established in 2005. Thanks to extensive experience and over 30,000 procedures performed to date, we have been able to select only the best procedures and equipment.
Princesse® employs highly specialised medical and cosmetology staff, who continue to improve their skills by participating in seminars and conferences devoted to the fields they practice, both in Poland and worldwide.
At Princesse®, we focus on naturalness and perfection as well as spectacular effects presented by models and celebrities. We believe that aesthetic medicine procedures are meant not to be a disguise, but to emphasise and highlight the strengths that each of us has.