This form is designed to give information needed to make an informed choice of whether or not to undergo a permanent cosmetics application. If you have questions, please don‘t hesitate to ask.
Micro pigmentation is a process of inserting pigment into the dermal layer of the skin and is a form of tattooing.
All instruments that enter the skin or come in contact with body fluids are sealed and sterilised, and are disposed of after use. Cross contamination guidelines are strictly adhered to.
Generally, the results are very good. However, a perfect result is not a realistic expectation. A retouch up after the healing process may be needed as stated in your consultation.
Initially the colour will appear much more defined or darker compared to the healed result. Usually within 5 to 7 days the colour will fade 10-50%, soften and look more natural. The pigment is permanent but will fade over time and a colour boosts will be needed over 12 to 18 months depend on your skin and how you protected them from the elements.
Possible risks, hazards or complications
- Pain: There can be pain even after the topical anaesthetic has been used. Anaesthetics work better on some people than others.
- Infection: Infection is very unusual. The areas treated must be kept clean and not touch with dirty hands. See “After Care” sheet for instructions on care.
- Uneven Pigmentation: This can result from poor healing, infection, bleeding or many other causes. This is the purpose of your retouch.
- Asymmetry: Every effort will be made to avoid asymmetry but our faces are not symmetrical so adjustments may be needed during the follow up session to correct any unevenness.
- Excessive Swelling or Bruising: Some people bruise and swell more than others. Ice packs may help and the bruising and swelling typically disappears with 1-‐5 days. Some people don’t bruise or swell at all.
- Anaesthesia: Topical anaesthetics are used to numb the area to be tattooed. LMX and zylocaine are used please inform your technician if you are allergic.
- MRI: Because pigments used in permanent cosmetic procedures contain iron oxides, you will need to inform your GP if you are planning to have a MRI.
- Allergic Reaction: Although allergic reactions ae very rare in permanent cosmetics a patch test is not a guarantee that you will not have an allergic reaction. A patch test must be perform 48 hrs prior to your procedure taking place.
The alternative to these possibilities is to use cosmetics and not undergo the Permanent Cosmetics procedure.
Consent and release for procedures performed:
A Patch Test must be performed 48 hours before treatment
Has a patch test been performed?
Statement of consent – please read and check all lines
- Swelling, itching, scabbing, light bruising and dry tightness. Ice packs are a nice relief for swelling and bruising.
- Too dark and slightly uneven appearance. After 2-7 days the darkness will fade and once swelling subsides unevenness usually disappears. Any adjustments will be made during your retouch appointment.
- Colour change or colour loss. As the procedure area heals the colour will soften and lighten and sometimes seem to disappear. This is the purpose of the retouch appointment and is why the retouch is necessary. The procedure area has to be completely healed before a retouch can be performed. This takes at least four weeks.
- Needing a colour boost later. A touch up may be needed 1 to 3 years after the initial procedure depending on your skin type medications and sun exposure and life style. We recommend a retouch up 30 days after the first session (included in today’s price) and every few years to keep them looking fresh and beautiful.
Failure to follow after care instructions may result in infections, pigment loss or discoloration.
I have read, understand and agree to the above information.
Do you presently have or previously had any of the following:
Do you use skin care products containing Retin-A, glycolic acid or alpha hydroxyl?
I agree that all the above information is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge.
Sensitivity Patch Test
The sensitivity patch test must be completed in no less than 24hrs before a procedure.
If you do not comply with these instructions your appointment will be rescheduled or cancelled.
Please read these instructions and perform the patch test. If you experience a reaction please contact your technician immediately.
If everything is ok with your patch test, please confirm below.
1. Place the pigment sample on one on the plasters provided in the envelope. (If the pigment is dehydrated, add a drop of water)
2. Place the topical anaesthetic on the other plaster.
3. Position each plaster on the following area; Behind each ear On top of the arm On the thigh On the buttocks Do not place in the crease of the elbow or knee
4. After 24 hours remove the plaster and exam in the skin. If there is no reaction i.e. no swelling redness itching irritation then it is safe to procedure with the treatment.
5. Should you experience any of the symptoms mentioned please remove the plaster and flush the area with cold water immediately.
I have read and fully understand the above information. I have completed the sensitivity patch test as instructed and I have experienced NO Reaction.
Photography Release Consent
Enhance will take “Before” and “After” photos that will be kept on file, these will be stored along with your personal information safely under GDPR (May 25th 2018).
We would like your permission to use these photos for advertising. For example, in portfolios, online and in advertisement, etc. Your consent is necessary regarding this. Please circle and indicate with your signature if you would like your photos used or not used in advertising.
Thank you for completing the above information. Please now enter your name and today’s date below and submit the form.