Preparing for your permanent makeup session

Before beginning a micropigmentation session, it is essential to administer a health questionnaire. Any treatments underway, illnesses or allergies may contraindicate permanent makeup.


Health questionnaire

Next, clear and accurate information (see the treatment contract) must be provided to your client, with a reasonable length of time for reflection (one week seems reasonable).

Once this step has been completed, the colours and shape of the semi-permanent makeup are discussed to ensure that they perfectly suit the client’s morphology and desires. Next, a preliminary drawing is made using a dermatologically-tested felt pen. Once a satisfactory result has been achieved, the permanent makeup session can begin.

To better prepare for the session in advance, BIOTIC Phocea has developed a dermal test (allergic reaction test) for clients in order to ensure, particularly for patients with a moderate allergic background, that they are not sensitive to the pigments used, before the first session begins.

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Dermal Test

When the dermograph comes into play

During the first session, the sterile pigments are placed under the skin. Lasting between 30 minutes and an hour and a half, depending on the work required, the technique may cause a stinging sensation and a small amount of bleeding (due to the microneedles which penetrate the skin, like in mesotherapy or acupuncture). As such, it is essential to work as safely as possible. For this purpose, BIOTIC Phocea has developed a hygiene pack to limit the risk of infection.

Pack hygiène

Pack hygiène

At the end of the session, a restorative balm, Nutri-Cream Post Tattoo, is applied regularly for about a week to ensure rapid healing. This balm also helps protect the treated area from external irritants (wind, dust, etc.).

For the first 2 to 5 days, the colour of the permanent makeup may appear darker, and light scabbing may occur (which is prevented by the balm). The colour will then lighten over the next week, with the final result being visible after one month.

Then comes the time to put the finishing touches on the permanent makeup during a second session. This practical and aesthetic solution will remain visible for between one and four years (depending on the technique and the areas to which it is applied), giving you plenty of time to enjoy it!

The dermograph: your micropigmentation tool

To obtain the precision necessary to properly apply permanent makeup, specialized knowledge and high-quality tattooing equipment are required.

Permanent makeup is applied using a BIOCEA® dermograph, whose tip can implant sterile pigments just a few millimetres inside the epidermis.

This colour is then completely absorbed by the body.


Biocea® dermograph

To administer high-quality semi-permanent makeup, you must be familiar with all of the subtleties of the technique. BIOTIC Phocea offers a series of informative and comprehensive permanent makeup training programs that will give you the knowledge required. Get in touch right away to learn from our experts, in our Marseille headquarters,  how to administer professional-quality permanent makeup and offer this service in your clinic.