PhiContour is the art of semi-permanent eyeliner drawing and lip coloring within contours, forming a shape based on the Golden Ratio (Phi 1.618) and facial morphology. Lip symmetry is determined with the assistance of PhiApp, and all treatments are carried out with the use of sterile, hygienic equipment.
PhiContour offers various techniques for the correction of natural imperfections, color and shape, in accordance with aesthetics criteria. This technique is also used to emphasize contours.
PhiContour is suitable for all persons over the age of 18, or minors with compulsory parental consent who wish to correct the aesthetics of their lips or eyelids.
In order to ensure successful treatment, the skin must not be in the process of rejuvenation, i.e. must not be damaged. In case of eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, acne or any other damage to the skin in the area around the lips, it is recommended to use PhiTopic Cream 7 days before the treatment to eliminate these issues (order PhiTopic Cream in beauty salons where PhiContour treatment is performed).
In case the client/you is/are prone to herpes it is necessary to undertake all measures to prevent its appearance by adding adequate supplements to your/his/her diet. We recommend using Dr. Phi Immuno Support, available in all beauty salons where the treatment is performed (instruction for use is located on the product packaging).
Prior to treatment, the following should be avoided:
- Alcoholic beverages, beverages containing taurine and excessive consummation of caffeine at least 24 to 48 hours prior to treatment
- Tanning beds or sunbathing, 7 days prior to treatment
- Herbal decongestants (for example, Arnica D30 or Traumeel pills) may be used as preventive measures. It is recommended that your client/you consult with a physician.
- Dry lips should be treated for several days prior to being exposed to the pigmentation process (for example, with a gentle peel and a thin layer of Vaseline)
The first step in lip treatment is to draw in the contours with a pen, which will provide a guideline during the treatment and serve to correct any irregularities in the shape of the natural lip. When drawing in eyeliner, a line is drawn from the outer toward the inner corner of the eye, serving as a guideline during treatment.
Eyeliner and lip contour drawing is performed using a PMU treatment machine - Simplicity Master or Simplicity Artist, which deposits pigment into the skin. These machines gently touch the skin to avoid causing any injury. By stretching the skin properly (without applying any pressure) and applying short, swift strokes in the right direction, pigment is deposited into the skin and the desired effect is accomplished. The patches of skin that do not absorb the right amount of color can be touched up with short and swift strokes.
The final effects are expected within 28 days after treatment. After this period, corrections are possible if necessary.
POST TREATMENT CARE
Post treatment care is essential for perfect results. It affects about 70% of the overall result. For this reason, during consultations prior to and after treatment, the Artist will provide detailed instructions on the necessary procedures to be undertaken during the healing period.
Lips – during the first several days after treatment, use PhiWipes to gently clean the lips every 30-60 minutes. This will wipe any lymph away and prevent large crusts from forming. After removing the lymph, apply Skin Candy After Care Balm. You may apply the cream whenever you feel tightness over the following 7 days. You may also use Skin Candy Anti-Shock to neutralize redness. The cream can also help in achieving a faded pigment effect and complete the healing process.
Eyelids – in terms of eyelid care, clean the line several times a day during the first two days using slightly damp pads, without applying too much pressure. If the skin feels extremely tight, apply a thin layer of Skin Candy After Care Balm. Avoid using skin care products after shading treatment since the effects of the treatment may wear off. Eyeliner drawing may cause swelling the following day. Should this happen, use a cream prescribed by a physician.
It is important to follow a regular hygiene routine before and after pigmentation treatment. Inadequate care may have an adverse effect on the final result. External or mechanical influences on the wound during the healing process may cause color loss or change in color. It is important to avoid any contact with direct sources of microbes.
In the first 7 days after treatment, it is necessary to avoid the following:
- Tanning beds and sunbathing
- Use of cosmetic or skin care products on the pigmented area (e.g. cleansing milk, tonic, day and night creams, mascara, eye shadow, lipstick)
- Cosmetic treatments
When fully recovered, pigmentation should be protected by applying Skin Candy Sun&Sweat Protection when in tanning beds or when sunbathing. This will ensure that the intensity of the color lasts longer.
Instructions provided by the Artist in regard to further after care must be followed for the first 48 to 72 hours. The treated area must be kept clean, protected from microbes as much as possible, and dry. It is recommended that your clients/you to use hand sanitizers (liquid or gel hand sanitizers in small packaging, available in all pharmacies and drugstores) during the day until the wound heals completely.