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No. Wait for complete healing and ask their dermatologist. In any case, always ask if the person is taking cortisone or applying cortisone creams as these lead to photosensitivity.
Antibiotics do not pose a risk by themselves. However, check whether the antibiotic is taken for prophylaxis purposes (i.e. after surgery) or to treat conditions which may have weakened the body. In the latter case, waiting for full recovery is advisable to avoid further stress. Furthermore, some antibiotics result in photosensitivity (quinolones, tetracyclines and sulphonamides), therefore exposure to sun and UV lamps should be avoided during treatment and for 1 week after.
Ask the attending doctor if it can be suspended. If not, bleeding could be more abundant. NSAIDs also increase bleeding. In such cases, adopt less invasive techniques and use cold applications (cryotherapy). Soaking the skin with colour can help too.
Yes, however be aware that diuretics dehydrate the skin. Recommend moisturizing the skin starting 10/15 days before the treatment for a better result. Apply Ozon E 2/3 times a day to prepare the skin for the session.
Yes, the treatment can be carried out. However, be careful. People who abuse tranquilisers may be difficult to handle, they tend to be disappointed and have difficulties in establishing the threshold between expectations and actual results.
Yes, this does not pose any problems. Old pills which 15 years ago used to cause side effects - water retention and risk of thrombosis- have now been superseded by new ones which are used by 90% of women.
Only if the oncologist approves it. We are normally allowed to work in the so-called “window period” during the chemo or radiotherapy. The oncologist’s approval is required in every situation as oncological patients are normally treated with multiple medications which may have numerous side effects.
The Italian Higher Health Institute discourages tattooing of pregnant and breastfeeding women as hormones can alter the skin and in the case of infection treatment options are limited.
In an emergency, look for the closest colour in the CIC and mix the pigments with warmer, cooler or more intense colours to get closer to the original shade.
If the correct pressure and delicateness are applied, the skin is tensed in correctly, and the needle is inserted properly, you can make the patient more comfortable: give them a stress ball, use no-pain techniques (deep breathing, counting down, ice, etc.).
Ask the customer if he/she takes any vasodilators or medicines affecting the bleeding (e.g. anti-inflammatories and alcohol). Sportspeople may present higher vascularization and being aware of this is helpful. Skin inflammation can be determined by sun exposure immediately before treatment, as well as previous laser treatments and chemical peels. We suggest acquainting yourself with all this information before starting tattooing and informing the customer accordingly. The speed of the bit and the hand and the application of excessive pressure can also determine abnormal bleeding.
There are several potential causes: lines too close one another; too much shading; the needle has been applied too many times; unstable needle, the needle was more suitable for shading; incorrect tilting of the needle which makes the colour grainy underneath the skin; the skin is oily; the colour has been injected too deeply underneath the papillary dermis due to excessive pressure and as a result it looks blurred.
The chosen colour may be wrong for the undertone or it may have been injected too deeply and as a result the thickness of the skin hinders contact with light. Medications could also affect this.
It may depend on multiple factors: application of incorrect pressure or tilting, bit and hand speed unsuitable for the skin, inadequate after-care, the wrong needle, or a colour too similar to the undertone.
During the healing process, the PMU should not be exposed to the sun. However, it is advisable to apply Clinita Care Safe Skin after the fifth day and regularly during the summer period even without direct sun exposure. Do not apply thick or whitish protections as they contain titanium dioxide and may interfere with the colour of the pigment.
Ozon E and Cleanser by Clinita Care, and from day four, Safe Skin Clinita Care for UV protection.
Sterile TNT wipes with vitamin E, sterile water and/or vegetable glycerine with sterile TNT gauze.
Yes, absolutely. Each single protocol – from gown to kits - must be implemented to prevent cross contamination. In addition, the full documentation enabling the traceability of every single material should be attached to the informed consent file – including pigment batch numbers.
Does only one lipstick exist? Creating a nude lip colour with Pmu is a little more complex than applying lipstick. Carefully assess the tone of the lips and try to make it brighter or softer depending on the desired effect. Applying a small amount of colour to the mucous membrane and waiting for it to dry helps with assessment of the contrast and harmony and whether the colour may be too different from the desired final effect. The technique should also be considered and assessed.
There is not such a needle. Just as you cannot cook with a single pot or draw with a single colour. The same applies to PMU: each needle suits a specific skin type and technique – flexible for shading and precise for neat lines. Ask your tutor to help you select the one that suits your manual skills and favourite technique.
Start with the fundamentals, from basic courses for eyebrows, to lips, eyes, colour and camouflage, skin, medications and pigments. These are crucial for your professional development. You will always be fascinated by new and special techniques, however, take some time to absorb them and make them yours. Marketing, communication and social media will help you to share your skills and worth with the world.
During the first 6 months you can offer deals and discounts to create your own client portfolio. You could work on models to create something special and eye catching to promote yourself on social media and ask your models to pay just for the costs. Offer discounts for multiple services and promotions like “bring a friend”.
There is no official or market pricelist. The price can be determined according to the average price in your area and your level of experience.
With a professional camera, or even a mobile phone as long as the camera is high in pixels. When taking pictures of the full face the customer should stand to avoid alteration of the face contours. Choose a frontal front light - do not use flash – and do not use filters. Do not stand too close. If you need a special focus on details, zoom on them as this enables you to keep proportions unaltered – for example, taking a picture from too close will make the nose look bigger than it actually is.
Do not distort is the first rule! Create harmony according the characteristics of the face. Customise your measurements and test them in front of the mirror, observing facial expressions. It can be helpful to take frontal and profile photos to evaluate the different options with your client.
Adequate prophylaxis prescribed by the attending doctor, or phytotherapeutic or homeopathic treatment is recommended.
We suggest closely observing the lip contour. There can be broken capillaries due to traumatic treatments such as fillers, severe exfoliation, thin skin, recent cold sores and commissure lacerations. The health of the mucosa should be assessed before treating the area. If the skin is dehydrated, apply Ozon E (Clinita Care) twice a day starting 15 days before the treatment. A mechanical needling session (light exfoliation with a nano needle) can be performed 15 days before the treatment. If capillaries are present: take pictures, document them and submit them to the client to avoid the treatment being held responsible for them. In the case of small cuts: ask the attending doctor how to accelerate the healing process.
We suggest waiting two months for the skin to complete its healing process and for the colour to stabilise.
The stability of the pigment in the skin over time is strictly individual and depends on several factors: age, skin type, sun exposure, medications taken, illnesses, technique employed, etc. As a guideline, we suggest retouching every 10-18 months for eyebrows and 12-16 months for lips.
When covering a pre-existing tattoo, whether due to colour alteration or correction, the utmost care, responsibility and skill should be applied. Our training courses lay the basis for dealing with these complex situations. Clinita’s CIC can be very helpful.
Sportspeople normally show high capillary irroration, therefore they tend to bleed more. In addition, intense sport activities ought to be avoided during the first week after treatment as intense sweating could hinder healing.
Yes, if the recipient is aware that she / he will have to avoid sun exposure and swimming in the sea and in the swimming pool. We recommend the use of factor 50+ sunscreen (Safe Skin Clinita Care).
If correctly stored, it lasts for one year from the date of opening.
In Italy tattoo removal is considered a medical act. It is the duty of the doctor to evaluate the best solutions for every need.
Colour alterations depend on the raw materials used for their production, stabilization processes, and a series of other factors, such as medications, exposure to sunlight, ph alterations due to the use of aggressive detergents, inadequate after-care treatments, wrong colour for skin undertone, and use of incorrect products during the procedures. There is a full plethora of causes for colour alteration which should be covered during the training. The best solutions to cater to specific needs.
Clinita cartridge needles can only be used on dermographs in the range: I-Safe, I-One, I-Profi.
Clinita has formulated a range of specific pigments for hair tattooing. If a professional had a solid skills-base in colours, she/he may evaluate which colours conceived for eyebrows may be used also for hair tattooing.
The difference lies in the way in which needles are assembled. For example, in a 3-tip liner the needles are welded close to one another, thus enabling the professional to trace a neat, clean line. In a 3-tip shader, on the other hand, distance is maintained between needles, which are then welded, thus creating less neat lines, i.e. shading. Among 1-tip needles, Pure needles are indicated for lines and any other dimensions can be used for shades or other techniques. The flexibility and smoothness of the needle play an important role in shading.
Clinita pigments have been formulated and tested to ensure the highest tolerability but allergic reactions can be triggered by multiple factors, such as medications, stressful situations, or existing reactions. In the case of old or recent allergic reactions, the colour should be assessed together with the professional and the technical sheet should be sent to the attending practitioner (i.e. dermatologist) for approval.
Not at all. If patients are healthy and their doctors can certify to this, there is no age limit for PMU. For minors, local regional regulations should be consulted. For example, in Sicily minors are forbidden to receive PMU even if parents give their consent.
A person with thyroid problems will undoubtedly be taking medication. Some medications can interfere with treatment and slow down the healing process; this should be considered carefully and the attending practitioner should be involved.
A person affected by diabetes will suffer from coagulation problems. A minor lesion resulting from the treatment can hinder both the PMU session and healing at home. In such cases, the attending practitioner should be involved and instruct both professional and patient.
The choice of needle depends on the technique, manual skills and skin type. The thinner the needle, the slower and more delicate the treatment, to avoid tissue lesions. To create very fine hair, Pure Clinita is the best option as it ensures excellent needle stability and no vibrations.
This depends on the professional’s manual skills and experience but also on the intended result and type of skin. The manual technique is more challenging if the skin is extremely thin and fragile or too thick and greasy. These two techniques can be used together for more realistic results.
First of all, PMU and dermopigmentation professionals should not use any type of anaesthetic. Clinita equipment (dermographers, needles, blades for microblading) is designed to deliver the best performance from the very first application for optimum colour release/duration. Pain is reduced almost to zero as is the number of applications required, thus reducing inflammation and enabling faster healing. The exclusive technique ‘More Colour No Pain’ has been designed by Clinita. If the patient’s skin presents hypersensitivity, then he/she should be referred to the attending doctor and receive a prescription for an anaesthetic that she/he will apply by her/himself.
An inorganic pigment is a dye substance which does not contain carbon, except in its elementary form (carbon black - carbonate) or carbonate. They include mainly oxides, salts or silicates. They can be obtained from finely pulverized minerals or chemical synthesis. They are composed of other elements such as iron, aluminium, cobalt, or chromium. Natural organic colourants are not used for PMU pigments because these powders are very expensive and not insoluble, with scarce availability. Organic pigments are very shiny but more expensive and last for less time on the skin, whereas inorganic pigments last longer (like some of the most dangerous / non approved organic dyes). “Organic” pigments DO NOT come from organic natural sources. On the contrary, they are the result of chemical synthesis. In our common understanding an organic product is one from natural sources, but the reality is different. Organic and inorganic dyes can be mixed.

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