Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Permanent Makeup ? What is it?

Permanent cosmetic makeup is cosmetic tattooing. The specialized techniques used for permanent cosmetics are often referred to as micropigmentation, micropigment implantation or dermagraphics. The cosmetic implantation technique deposits coloured pigment into the upper reticular layer of the dermis.

  

Q. What Type of Permanent Cosmetic Procedures can be Done?

Permanent Cosmetic procedures can be very subtle or dramatic depending on what you are looking for. Options include:

  • Eyebrows
  • Eyeliner, Top and Bottom 
  • Lipliner, Lip Color, and Blend
  • Scar Camouflage, Beauty Marks, Hair imitation, Lash Enhancement, and Areola Repigmentation 

Q. How Long Does Each Procedure Take?

The initial procedure will generally take approximately 2 to 2 ½ hours; there are records to establish; photographs to take; desired design and colour to discuss; the procedure to perform; and the aftercare requirements to discuss. Follow up or colour refresher procedures usually do not require the same amount of time.

 

Q What happens during the treatment?

The treatment itself involves gently implanting microscopic particles of pigment into the reticular layer of the skin. The treatment time will depend on your requirements and the treatment required. You should set aside 2 hours for your initial appointment.

 

Q. What happens after the treatment?

Your healed result will tend to look darker in appearance. However, this will soften in a few days, the colour will lighten considerably. You will need to follow a simple aftercare routine which involves basic care of the area and application of a gentle balm. After a few days the colour will gradually settle and increase in a pleasing intensity over the next few weeks. 


 

Brows 

Q. Do you do hairstrokes or block brows?

I specialise in ultra-realistic permanent cosmetics. For brows, this means I can imitate natural brow hairs ? whether you have any left, or none. Alternatively, if you do want a block brow style that can also be achieved. I will work with you to achieve the perfect brow style for you.

 

Q. Will you need to remove any of my natural brow hairs?

I will work with whatever brow hairs you have. It?s a common myth that brow hairs need to be shaved off for permanent cosmetics treatments. This is not the case at all. The only time brow hairs may need to be removed is if there is any errant growth which needs tidying up, with tweezing.

 

Q. Will my brows look very dark after the treatment?

You should be prepared for the colour intensity to be significantly sharper and darker immediately after the treatment. This will subside and become lighter as the skin heals. This process can take up to 10 days. 


 

Eyes

Eye liner treatments are usually completed in two appointments. However, to lock the colour in with older clients may take a third treatment. The price you are quoted will include all three appointments.

 

Q. What happened during the treatment?

Using a specialist facial tattooing machine, which works at a much lower frequency than a standard tattoo machine, we gently apply pigment to the eye area using very fine needles.  The sensation is that of an electric toothbrush being held against your skin ? you feel the vibrations but you should not feel any discomfort. We will always work with you at this stage, giving you breaks if you need them. The process normally takes about one hour, but it varies from person to person depending on your individual requirements. After the treatment your eyes might be a bit puffy and sensitive.

 

Q. My eyes are sensitive - Im worried about blinking and my eyes watering during the treatment.

    Is that a problem?

This is a normal concern for first time clients. There is nothing to worry about if you are prone to blinking or your eyes water. There are ways to support the eye to eliminate blinking and watering.

 

Q. Will my eyeliner look very dark after the treatment?

You should be prepared for the colour intensity to be significantly sharper and darker immediately after the treatment. This will subside and become lighter as the skin heals. This process can take up to 10 days.

 

Q. Can I apply mascara after the treatment?

You should wait until the treatment area has healed before applying make-up. If you have had an eye treatment, a new mascara is recommended.


 

Lips

A lip treatment is a three?part process usually completed within two appointments. The price you are quoted will include all three stages.

 

Q. Should I bring my favourite lipstick?

If your aim is to have your favourite lipstick recreated, please bring it with you to the treatment. This will enable me to custom blend an appropriate permanent cosmetics pigment.

 

Q. I have a cold sore on my lip at the moment; can I have a lip treatment?

No. The outbreak must be fully healed in order for a permanent cosmetics lip treatment to be performed.

 

Q. Are there any foods I should avoid after the treatment?

If you have had a lip treatment, you should avoid eating spicy and salty foods until the area has healed. You should also drink liquids through a straw.