Paramedical Permanent Makeup
Why ABG Wellness? It’s simple. There is no better investment of energy, time or money than in yourself. At ABG Wellness in Chandler, AZ, we believe ‘beauty’ applies to anyone and everyone because it is no longer defined in the ways our parents and grandparents viewed it. Beauty is in the decision to care for yourself and how you care for others.
What Is Scalp Micropigmentation?
Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is a non-surgical procedure that remedies hair loss by distributing pigment into the scalp, replicating thousands of hair follicles. Pigment is applied with a patented 3-round needle. This innovative procedure can be used to create a shaved head look, add density to thinning hair, or camouflage skin diseases or scarring. This affordable solution provides immediate results suitable for almost everyone.
Is Scalp Micropigmentation For Women?
Yes! Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is the ideal solution to conceal female pattern baldness. Women typically experience diffuse thinning that spreads throughout the top of the head. This can be especially noticeable anywhere the hair is parted. The primary goal is to reduce the contrast between the hair and the scalp. We approach this similarly to men receiving a density treatment. Scalp Micropigmentation can conceal this contrast, which creates a permanent illusion of fullness.
How Long Is The Procedure?
The Scalp Micropigmentation treatment can take roughly 2-4 hours per session depending on your degree of hair loss. Most clients can expect between 2-4 sessions to complete their treatment depending on the extent of hair loss or scarring. These treatments are usually spaced about 10-20 days apart. A touch-up after 30 days may be necessary and is included in the initial cost.
What Is The Recovery Process Like?
Recovery is very simple, and aftercare instructions will be provided. The scalp will heal itself in 5-7 days. During the healing period, swimming, heavy sweating and sun exposure must be avoided. Keeping the scalp clean is very important. Pigments can take up to 4 full weeks to settle.
Is The Procedure Painful?
We apply a high concentrate numbing solution to make your experience as easy and pain free as possible. Every client experience different levels of pain some clients have discomfort, some clients fall asleep in the chair.
Is Scalp Micropigmentation Permanent?
After completion of your treatment (2-4 sessions) the treatment should last 4-6 years. Depending on each clients body chemistry and how well they take care of their scalp. For people that spend a lot of time outside in the sun, will need a touch-up in about 2-3 years some slight fading, to which they can come back in for a quick touch up. Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is a form of permanent cosmetic or permanent makeup. This cosmetic solution will not wash off but can be tweaked as years on by.
Why Is Our Pigment The Best?
We do not use tattoo ink. We use a specially formulated scalp-specific pigment, held to the highest standards of the European Union (American tattoo ink is not strictly regulated like our pigment). Our pigments are carbon based and contain all organic vegan ingredients, ensuring realistic and lifelong hair restoration.
Will Scalp Micropigmentation Work For My Hair Color/Skin Tone?
Absolutely. We can custom blend pigments precisely to match your individual hair color, whether blonde, brown, red or black. We’ve worked on clients of all ages, skin color, and hair color with excellent results.
What Happens When My Hair Turns Grey?
Despite many concerns, grey hair has very little effect on your overall appearance with Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP). Grey hair naturally occurs sporadically throughout the scalp and Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is proven to blend well and add texture and realism.
Do I Need To Take Time Off Work?
No, Micropigmentation (SMP) is non-invasive and requires no down time. In most cases, you will not need to take any extended time away from work, school or other functions. After treatment it is common to notice slight redness on the scalp for 2-3 days post session. This redness subsides quickly, and most clients return to right away. Clients are also allowed to wear hats or headwear should they feel they need it.
What Is The Cost?
Procedures are available starting at $1,500 and average $3,000. The cost of your procedure depends on your level of hair loss and on any special requirements you may have. Because every situation is unique, we will either need photos or an in-person consultation to give you an accurate quote.
We will provide you with an aftercare kit before you leave. Some areas of the scalp may be red from irritation for approximately 24-72 hours, and the entire healing process only take about a week. Swimming, heavy sweating, and sun exposure must be avoided during the healing process.
Day of Procedure
When you arrive, we will ask you to fill out any necessary forms and answer any pre-procedure questions.
We will check in with frequently after your procedure to ensure your healing is going well and answer any new questions you may have. After one month, the applied pigment will cure to its final shade and be approximately 20-30% lighter than the shade initially applied.
Areola Reconstruction - 3D Areola Tattooing
Why have 3D Areola Reconstruction?
Treatment for breast cancer can bring many unexpected changes into women’s lives – and their bodies. It’s completely natural to want to return to a sense of normalcy and feel like yourself again as soon as possible. For many women, that means following up a mastectomy with breast reconstruction surgery to restore the shape of your removed breast.
However, not every mastectomy is able to retain the nipple in the surgical process. What do you do when you’re not able to receive a nipple-sparing mastectomy?
One promising solution that has emerged over the last few years is AREOLA Reconstruction tattooing. By using 3D areola reconstruction technology, specialists are able to recreate the areola, putting the last finishing touch on breast reconstruction after a mastectomy.
What is 3D Areola Reconstruction?
3D areola reconstruction refers to tattoos created in the traditional sense with tattoo ink using the colors of nipple pigment. They are designed using realistic markings to give the illusion of a realistic nipple.
Are 3D Areola Reconstruction Safe?
3D areola reconstruction are as safe as traditional tattoos, as any reputable tattoo artist will be applying the tattoo using sterile equipment.
When can I get a 3D Areola Reconstruction?
3D areola reconstruction, will require you to wait 3-6 months after the date of your final surgery and/or areola reconstruction. Consult with your physician prior to scheduling.
How long does the process take?
3D areola reconstruction will take about 1.5 to 2 hours. The 3D areola reconstruction healing process mirrors a traditional tattoo healing process.
How long does it take for the Areola Reconstruction to heal?
Typically it takes about 7-10 days to heal. Tegaderm bandages will be used for the first 5 days. There may be some slight scabbing or skin flaking may occur, but this is normal.
How long will the Areola Reconstruction Tattoo last?
Due to the nature of areola and nipple scaring, the longevity of the tattoo will vary, 3 years to a lifetime. Some slight fading will occur over the following years.
Does Areola Reconstruction Hurt?
Every client is different depending on your particular surgery. ABG Wellness uses medical grade topical anesthetic creams and gels before and during all procedures to numb the area and minimize discomfort. Numbing injection can be scheduled with our doctor we work with and are an additional cost.
How do I care for my Areola Reconstruction?
Aftercare is primarily a matter of keeping the area clean (showers only until healed), no immersing the tattoo in water, avoiding direct and artificial sunlight. You may want to keep that in mind when scheduling your appointment. Do not let the tattoo dry out. There may be some itching and peeling of the skin for the first week or two. Once healed, your tattoo will be soft and natural looking. Keeping the skin hydrated and using broad spectrum sun protection are key to keeping your tattoo vibrant for years to come.
Because tattooing causes trauma to the skin, it may take longer to heal in post radiation treated skin, those with autoimmune disorders or taking immunosuppressive medication, or in diabetics. See the aftercare instructions you are provided at your consultation appointment.
Do you use sterile needles and equipment?
Yes, all of our needles are disposable, single use and sterile.
Are Consultation Appointments Required?
Yes, many important steps are followed when a procedure is done correctly. It will take a minimum of 2 hours or more for an initial appointment. It will include a consultation (if not done before) and a review of the person’s medical history. Time is then used for determining the best design, color selection, numbing, the actual procedure, photos, after care instructions, and answering all questions. Follow-up visits usually require less time. For scar camouflage work, spot testing for color accuracy must be completed first at least 6 weeks before the actual tattooing procedure.
How much does a 3D Areola Reconstruction cost?
Expect to spend between $400-600 on a 3D nipple tattoo. 6-8 week Follow up procedures is $150.
Can I have an MRI procedure after Cosmetic Tattooing?
Please always check with your physician and MRI technician. However, in the instances where MRI discomfort has resulted, it usually is reported as localized and temporary.
Can I bring a support person to my appointment?
What do I need to do before my appointment?
Wear comfortable loose fitting clothing top that opens in the front. It’s OK to wear a bra. Also, make sure you eat on the day of the procedure. Try to avoid alcohol as it also tends to thin the blood.
Is 3D Areola Reconstruction covered by insurance?
Clients will pay ABG Wellness directly. We’re an out of network provider, and able to provide the necessary documentation to our clients so that they can apply for insurance reimbursement.