APPOINTMENT

TAP administer non-surgical and semi-permanent treatments. We advise our clients for this reason to always have reasonable expectations for the outcome of the treatments as they are not surgery, rather minimally invasive alternatives.

 

Depending on internal and external factors such as each individual’s skin type, lifestyle and age, treatments can last anywhere up 12 months/24 months. 

 

These treatments are advised to be administered slowly over a period of time (several sessions may be required to achieve desired results), so we ask our clients to be be patient, and trust the process. 

 

The initial post treatment results/look will not be the final results.

 

They will not last forever, but they will give you a fuller/contoured, fresher and more youthful appearance for many months.

YOU HAVE DECIDED TO HAVE THE TAP TREATMENT,

HERE'S HOW TO PREPARE.......

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SEMI PERMANENT MAKEUP

  • If you have previous cosmetic tattooing, send an email with a picture before booking.

  • If you are a smoker (pigment may not retain properly, colours may distort).

  • As this is a cosmetic tattooing procedure, the skin can be unpredictable, it is up to your skin to retain the pigment. Generally, results are successful, however, due to skin type, healing or bleeding during procedure, some results can differ.

  • There may  be moderate swelling, redness and bruising for the first 3 days.

  • During the initial healing period, there should be minimal scabbing or flaking of the skin. If there is scabbing or flaking, do not pick, and allow the scab or dry skin to come off on its own.

  • Expect the color to eventually lighten by up to 40% once the healing process is complete.

  • Color may appear uneven at different stages of healing. Be patient. This is a process that does not yield immediate results.

  • Do not take aspirin, ibuprofen, fish oils, vitamin E, niacin, or drink excessive alcohol at least 48 hours prior to and after your procedure.

  • Do not take any prescription blood thinners at least 48 hours prior to and after your procedure.

  • Discontinue any vitamin A skin care products (Retin-A, retinols) close to the enhancement area at least two weeks prior to your procedure. **I recommend NOT using these products over or around the tattooed area after you receive your cosmetic tattoo. It could cause fading and distortion of color.**

  • Discontinue use of AHA (chemical exfoliation) skin care products close to the area to be tattooed at least one week prior to your procedure.

  • No laser or electrolysis on or around the treatment area one week prior to procedure.

  • No Botox or fillers in the procedure area less than two week prior.

  • Plan trips or events a minimum of 7 days after the procedure. Due to unwanted elements Limit the amount of caffeine you consume the morning of your appointment.

  • Do not have any chemical peels, dermabrasions, mesotherapy, or any other intense treatments which will cause faster skin cell rejuvenating and cause skin irritation 3-4 weeks before procedure.

  • If you have been on prescription Accutane in the past, you MUST wait at least one year before considering this procedure.

  • It is highly recommended that you avoid SUN and TANNING BED exposure for 30 days BEFORE and AFTER your procedure. If you show up for your appointment with a new tan or a sunburn, you will need to reschedule and will forfeit your booking fee. As your skin exfoliates from a sunburn, it will take the pigment with it.

  • Bring in your favourite lip colour if you have a specific colour you are wanting to achieve

  • If you have existing cosmetic tattooing you need to contact me BEFORE booking your appointment. 

  • The results depend on the skin texture, colour and following aftercare. Please be prepared to have multiple sessions in order to achieve desired results.

PDO THREADS

PDO threading requires no social downtime. Patients usually resume their routine activities after the procedure.

 

Common side effects include:

  •         Swelling

  •         Redness

  •         Soreness

  •         Stinging

  •         Occasional nerve pain

 

These side effects are usually mild and subside within a few week.

 

Rare side effects include:

  •         Bleeding

  •         Infection

  •         Allergic reaction

 

 

Most of these very rare side effects can be resolved by removing the threads. The treated area will then return to its previous state.

 

PDO threading is not considered safe for:

  •         Pregnant and breastfeeding women

  •         People suffering from autoimmune diseases

  •         People with skin infections, acne, or cold sores

  •         People with diabetes

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DERMAL FILLERS

Post- procedure swelling + bruising is to be expected due to the nature of the treatment, please take the following steps to minimise the extent of swelling + bruising:

 

  • Minimise alcohol consumption for a minimum of 72 hours prior to injectable treatment. Alcohol can thin the blood making it easier for bruising to occur. 

 

  • It is best to avoid any blood thinning agents for at least 1 week prior to injectable treatments to minimize the occurrence of bruising.

    • Stop all NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications) such as aspirin, Advil, Aleve, Nuprin, Bufferin, Ibuprofen, etc. Tylenol is ok to use.

    • Stop all herbal supplements such as fish oil, ginkgo, ginseng, St. John’s Wort, garlic pills, etc. (a multi-vitamin is ok to continue).

    • Always discuss any history of allergies and current medications you are taking with your clinician.

  • Start taking oral arnica montana 48 hours prior to the procedure. Arnica montana is a natural supplement which helps to reduce swelling and bruising. 

  • Avoid salty foods a few days before and after the treatment as excess sodium causes the body to retain water, which in turn can worsen swelling.

  • Avoid any depilatory treatments (hair removal, such as tweezing, waxing, etc.) for a minimum of 2 days prior to the treatment. Tell your clinician if you are planning any chemical peel treatments or laser treatments as this may cause possible irritation at the treatment site.

  • If you have a history of cold sores, it is important to let your clinician know. There is a risk that the treatment could lead to an outbreak.

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