PERMANENT MAKEUP FAQ’S
Yes. Providing the treatment is carried out by a highly trained, fully qualified person who follows health and safety procedures in a clinical environment using all disposable items. If this is not the case the following could occur; Uneven application resulting in poor colour and shape, infection due to poor hygiene conditions. wrong or unnatural colours used on badly carried out procedures causing colour bleed and poor shape.
Pain thresholds vary but we use very strong topical anaesthetic creams and gels which are applied before as well as during the procedure, most clients feel nothing, a slight sensation or find it tickly!
When permanent make up is done properly it will look natural. We pride ourselves on giving you a very natural, perfectly groomed look. We will use colours to suit your individual needs. Colours and shape will be discussed and decided during a consultation, prior to commencement of the procedures.
All procedures take two appointments, the first appointment when the treatment is carried out followed by a tune up appointment 4-6 weeks later (this can be longer but must be within the first 12 weeks after the first treatment).
Usually the semi permanent make up (brows, eyeliner and lips) last 2-5 years but it is advised that there are regular top ups every 12-18 months, this is one appointment and costs less than half the price of the initial treatment.
The treated area will look darker and more defined for up to a week. There may be slight swelling to the eyes or lips for a day or two after the procedure but this does not always happen. For the first four days the colour is more visible then the healing begins. Aftercare balm and written instructions will be given. Conventional make up can be used during the healing period but not used directly on the treated area until healed. Once healed the colour will be natural.
Prior to your micro-pigmentation procedure think about the look that you wish to achieve. As experts in the field of colour analysis and makeovers, we ensure that the correct colours and styles are chosen for you, however you are part of the decision-making process. Micro-pigmentation enhancements normally require multiple application sessions. To achieve the best results you may be required to return for a complimentary tune-up procedure between 4 and 12 weeks after the initial application. Be prepared for the colour intensity to be significantly sharper and darker immediately after the procedure. This will subside and become softer as the skin heals. This process can take up to 14 days.
Permanent makeup General Pre Advice
Since delicate skin or sensitive areas may be swollen or red, you are advised not to make social plans on the day of your enhancement.
If applicable please wear your normal make-up to your enhancement appointment.
Do not take aspirin or anti-inflammatory medication such as Ibuprofen 2 days prior to your enhancement.
Do not discontinue any medication before consulting your doctor.
Keep alcohol intake to a minimum 2 days prior to your enhancement.
Do not use 1% Retin A skincare products close to the area to be treated for 6 weeks prior your procedure.
Do not use AHA skincare products close to the area to be treated for 4 weeks prior to your procedure.
Avoid professional chemical peels close to the procedure site for 4 weeks prior to your procedure.
Please be aware that the National Blood Service does not accept donations of blood for 4 months after micro-pigmentation.
Lip permanent makeup
If you have a history of cold sores (herpes simplex) and are scheduling a lip enhancement we advise you to use anti-herpes medication for example Zovirax ointment that can be obtained from a chemist. Use the preparation 1-week prior and 1-week after your enhancement 5 times a day to reduce the incidence of outbreak by 50%. Oral anti-herpes medication (available on prescription) will control the incidence of an outbreak more or less completely. Micro-pigmentation does not cause cold sores, however if you carry the virus, it lays dormant in the nervous system and can be aroused by the infusion process. IPL laser hair removal around the mouth should be carried out no less than 2 weeks prior to your procedure. Waxing and bleaching treatments should be performed no less than 2 weeks prior to your procedure. Electrolysis treatments should be performed no less than 2 weeks prior to your procedure. Dermal fillers in the lip should be performed no less than 2 weeks prior to your procedure.
Waxing and threading treatments should be performed no less than 1 week prior to your procedure. IPL laser hair removal should be performed no less than 2 weeks prior to your procedure. Electrolysis treatments should be performed no less than 2 weeks prior to your procedure. Eyebrow tinting should be performed no less than 4 weeks prior to your procedure. Ombre Eyebrow hair stimulating products should not be used for 4 weeks prior to your procedure. Botox in the brow region should be performed no less than 2 weeks pre procedure.
Eyelash tinting or eyelash perming treatments should be carried out no less than 2 weeks prior to your procedure. Eyelash stimulating products should not be used for 4 weeks prior to your procedure. Artificial lashes should be removed 1 week prior to your procedure and not reapplied for 2 weeks post procedure. Do not wear contact lenses during or immediately following your procedure. Remember to bring your glasses. You may resume wearing your contact lenses 24 hours after the procedure. You may have mild swelling after your enhancement procedure and as a safety precaution you may wish to have someone drive you home.
Permanent makeup is for you if you want to save some time in the morning.
Do you spend about 30 minutes or more every morning applying your makeup? If you had your eyebrows, eyeliner or lips tattooed on you could have more of so much needed beauty sleep in the morning, no more waking up early 🙂
Permanent makeup is also an ideal solution for very fair blondes or those who would like to fix some imperfections like over-plucked eyebrows or lips that lost it’s shape, fullness or colour with age.
If you visit a sauna, swimming pool or gym regularly, permanent makeup is a perfect solution as it will never smudge and will always look perfect.
Also those ladies who wear glasses or contact lenses and find application of a makeup difficult due to poor sight may find having permanent makeup very helpful.
Permanent eyebrow tattoo is ideal for those with alopecia totalis or women after chemotherapy when their eyebrow hair did not grow back.
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