FAQs

Kymberley Dench creates custom tattoo treatments that meet the unique and diverse needs of all clients ensuring a look that is as individual and perfect as you are.

Kymberley Dench provides specialist services based on strict terms and conditions. All clients are deemed to have read and agreed to the terms and conditions set out here.

Below are some commonly asked questions.

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About Treatments

How much does cosmetic tattooing cost?

Kymberley Dench treatment pricing can be found here.

How much does a training course cost?

Kymberley Dench Academy Course information can be found here.

I’m not sure what treatment I need?

Kymberley’s ultimate joy is to help clients look and feel amazing. Sometimes choosing the right treatment requires a little more than ticking the treatment box.

Kymberley welcomes the opportunity to get to know a little more about you and understand your specific needs. Make a time to discuss with Kymberley over the phone or book a consultation to discuss your needs in person.

Rest assured Kymberley is a true professional having worked for many years as a cosmetic Nurse focussing in the areas of medical restoration and cosmetic enhancement and has a wonderful capacity to connect with, and truly understand the needs of her clients. She has an innate sense of colour and a confident, steady hand that allows her to create and restore beautiful, natural features.

Kymberley is the real deal and brings a natural sense of artistry, specialist knowledge of skin, healing, hygiene and overall health ensuring the best possible outcome for every client.

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Will you touch up someone else’s work?

No. Touch up service is strictly for existing clients who have had Brow Restoration with Kymberley. Brows should be perfected (6 weeks after initial tattoo) with the original tattoo artist. We receive calls about not being happy with initial tattoos all the time – please note it’s always best to contact your initial tattooist for perfecting sessions – if you are REALLY not happy – send us a picture of your brows and we may be able to help.

What if you have existing tattoo?

If you have had your brows done previously (require colour boost – at least 8 months after initial tattoo), please send through a photo in natural lighting without any make up on.  Occasionally we may recommend a tattoo removal system to lighten them, so the new tattoo will become visible.

How long do tattoo appointments take?

1.5hrs – 2.5hrs

How long does it take for the tattooing to heal?

Although your skin may look healed, it will take a total of 6 weeks to completely heal and show true results.

Is it painful?

As pain thresholds are very different between clients, it is difficult to predict how much pain you may experience. Most clients rate the pain as 5/10 for approximately the first 10 minutes until the numbing cream is effective.

How long does it last?

Cosmetic pigments are applied superficially compared to traditional tattoos that are implanted deep into the dermis layer of the skin.  Depending on skin type, aftercare, protection etc, brows may last 1-2 years, however a 12 monthly colour refresh is recommended to keep brows looking fresh.

Who is NOT suitable for the procedure?

Oily skin does not hold pigment as well as other skin types. Strokes may not heal as crisp and clients may experience less pigment retention. An additional session may also be required to perfect it. Ombré Brows & Powdered Brows may be a better option for you.

Additionally;

  • Women who are pregnant or breast feeding
  • Undergoing or have undergone chemotherapy treatment recently? Please contact Kymberley for additional advice
  • Using medications/antibiotics for Acne
  • Skin Disease or irritations
  • Dermatitis – advise Kymberley if you have this in ANY area on your body

Lastly, those who are allergic to lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine or epinephrine, or anyone who has any serious medical conditions may require a physician’s note.

Is the touch up necessary?

Yes. Colour will not implant without a touch up session.

Can I get my touch up session sooner than 6 weeks?

No, as with any treatment where skin integrity has been compromised – requires 6 weeks healing.

How are the colours chosen?

Kymberley will choose a colour that is best suited to your brow hair in order to get a more natural and blended result.

How does Kymberley get the eyebrow shape right?

Using the anatomical position of your orbital bone (brow bone), providing a frontal image of a person’s face, including tip of the person’s nose, nostrils, eyes including irises, supraorbital margins, and eyebrows.

What types of pigments do you use?

We use NON iron oxide pigments that will fade over time and are naturally absorbed by the skin. NON Iron oxides are innocuous, harmless and perfectly safe for implantation into your skin.  Our pigments will not cause any irritation to X-rays or CT scans.

Can I wear makeup around my brows after treatment?

Skin surrounding brows should be kept free of make, foundations should be avoided for the first 7 days after treatment.Eyebrow pencil is not recommended whilst healing but can be used after 7 days to fill in any gaps, whilst waiting for your touch up appointment.

Will I be able to return to work the next day?

Yes, swelling and redness will subside within 24hrs. The colour of your brows will be dark for the first few days but will soften within a few days.There is no need to take time off work.

Does it hurt afterwards?

The area can be a little tender for the first few hours and may be tender to touch for a couple days after your treatment.

Is there a risk of infection?

There is minimal risk of infection as strict hygiene standards are maintained. Sterile, disposable, single use needles from sealed packets are used. Kymberley also has a background in Nursing.

Can I see some examples of your work?

Please follow our Instagram page as images are uploaded daily.

Aftercare

Over the next week while your tattoo is healing please keep the area clean from all foreign debris, bacteria and makeup. For the next week, the only thing that should come into contact with your tattoo is the antiseptic ointment given to you. It is possible for your tattoo to become infected if proper hygiene is not practiced.

For the first couple of days it is best to limit your time in the shower, as your new tattoo should not be exposed to too much water and steam.

For the first couple of days after your treatment you may see some excess ink on your cotton bud after applying the ointment, this is normal and is not to be of concern (just be careful you don’t stain your pillow case with excess ink when sleeping).

Your tattoo will appear darker than desired and have an intense makeup look appearance on the day of treatment and will continue to look like this for the next three to six days until peeling/exfoliation begins. Colour will usually fade up to forty percent and in most cases, it will also shrink a little. During the exfoliation process, be sure not to itch or pick at your tattoo (this can promote areas to heal patchy).

For some, the healed tattoo will appear perfect, whilst others will experience extreme fading and at this point may feel disappointed. Please note that three to four weeks after your initial session you may see more colour coming through, when your tattoo first heals your new skin is opaque and will take a couple of weeks for it to turn transparent, until this happens you can apply makeup to your healed skin/tattoo. You’ll be back in in around six weeks’ time for your perfecting session (free of charge) to make any adjustments to your tattoo’s colour and shape. On rare occasions more than two treatments are required (all sessions after perfecting session are charged at $130).

Day 1 of treatment

Wash brows half hour after treatment with wet makeup pad (water is ok), rubbing in circular motion for 30 seconds each brow

Pat dry with dry makeup pad

Apply pea size Bepanthen (or yellow cream supplied) after 5 minutes

Wash brows every 2 hours – apply same application as above until bedtime

if your appointment is during the late afternoon – set an alarm for at least one time during the night to wash and apply creams.

Day 2

AM

Wash as above with water

Pat dry

Apply Bepanthen after 5 minutes.

During the day

Every 3 hours

Remove old Bepanthen with DRY makeup pad and immediately apply Bepanthen or cream supplied.

Before bed

Wash as above with water

Pat dry

Apply Bepanthen/cream after 5 minutes

Day 3-7

Every 3 hours

Remove old Bepanthen with DRY makeup pad and immediately apply Bepanthen/cream.

Day 8

You can finally wash your brows! Enjoy!!

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