Art make-up treatment is not completed in a single session, but requires two or three sessions.
You may think that it is a hassle to go through the process twice, but there is a good reason why more than two sessions are necessary.
If you know the reasons why you need more than two sessions and how to fix the pigment for a beautiful finish, you will be able to go through the process properly and get the art makeup you want.
In this article, we will introduce the reasons why more than two sessions of art makeup are necessary and when to have the second session.
Why is it necessary to have more than one art make-up procedure?
After the first application of art make-up, a period of time is needed before the second application is done.
If you understand why multiple applications are necessary, you will feel more comfortable after the first application.
Let’s take a look at the reasons why more than two art make-up treatments are necessary.
To fix the pigment
Art make-up involves injecting pigment through a wound in the skin, but the pigment is considered a foreign substance and is expelled.
Since the human body has the ability to expel foreign substances from the body, the pigment is eliminated after the first treatment.
In addition, art make-up is applied to the skin with a needle, but the pigment is injected into the epidermal layer, which is a shallow layer of the skin.
The epidermal layer is the layer of the skin that repeatedly turns over. Tattoos are permanently indelible because the needle penetrates the dermis layer, which is deeper than the epidermis layer.
Art make-up will form a thin scab about 2 to 3 days after the procedure, but the pigment will fall off as the scab peels off.
Therefore, the pigment will not settle after one application, and a second application will be necessary after the scab has fallen off and the skin condition has settled down.
To fine-tune the design
The design and color will still be decided before the first treatment, but it is mainly to create a base.
Therefore, it does not matter if the design or pigmentation is not as desired after the first session, it will be adjusted in the second session to create an art makeup that meets your wishes.
Some clinics offer only a single session, but the basic procedure is a set of two sessions.
The design, depth of the needle, and amount of pigment to be applied will be decided in the first session in preparation for the second session, so first-time customers should have a set of two sessions.
To prevent discoloration and fading
As the pigment is expelled after the first treatment, it may appear to gradually fade and discolor.
This is not a discoloration of the pigment itself, but rather the effect of the pigment originally accumulated in the skin, which causes red and blue pigments to stand out and appear discolored.
Black will become bluish and brownish will become reddish.
Even if the pigment changes due to discoloration or fading, the color can be adjusted and corrected in a second treatment, so there is no need to worry if the color does not turn out as desired.
In addition, discoloration is a rare occurrence because recently pigments that are resistant to discoloration have been used.
Notes on how to spend time after the treatment
During the downtime period after the procedure, care should be taken to allow the pigment to settle.
There will be redness on the day of the procedure and for two days, followed by dryness and itching as the scab forms over the next week or so.
Once the scab peels off naturally, the itching will subside and the pigment will settle.
Here are some things to keep in mind during the downtime period
Do not let the skin dry out and keep it thoroughly moisturized.
Do not engage in activities that cause sweating, such as saunas or strenuous exercise
Keep the area clean
Wear sunscreen when going outside
Avoid excessive touching
Avoid washing and cleansing the face, and moisturize with Vaseline or similar products immediately after bathing or showering.
When itching, it is tempting to scratch, but use coolant to calm it down.
The scab may look temporarily thickened when it scabs over, but rest assured that it will become half as thin when it peels off.
When should I take the second one?
The second treatment varies from clinic to clinic and is usually within 1 to 3 months.
The second treatment is performed after the scab has peeled off, the skin condition has settled, and the pigment from the first session has settled.
For those who want to have art makeup done for a special occasion, allow about 3 months for the schedule, as art makeup is not completed immediately.
Makeup cannot be applied during the downtime period after the first treatment, but as the scab peels off, the color and shape may be uneven, so make sure to correct this with makeup.
We have introduced the reasons why art makeup needs to be applied more than once.
Art makeup can be done multiple times to achieve a beautiful result, so if you know the reasons, you will not stop after just one session, but will go twice and be careful during the downtime period.
The trouble is until the pigmentation is fixed after the second treatment.
After that, it will look natural without makeup, so you can save time on makeup and keep it in beautiful shape.
Some art make-up clinics offer inexpensive one-time treatments. For this reason, some people consider having only one session first.
However, those who want to have a beautiful finish should go for a set of two sessions.