Permanent makeup is perfect for anyone who wants to look their best without the hassle of daily makeup application. It is ideal for those with poor eyesight, unsteady hands, or arthritis, as well as those with oily skin that tends to shed or smear makeup easily. It can compensate for light or thinning eyelashes and eyebrows due to age or disease.
The process is considered permanent because the pigment is implanted into the skin’s dermal layer, so it cannot be washed off, though it will lighten over time. With proper skin care such as the application of sunscreen, the color of the pigment can last for several years. Every person’s skin is different with regard to pigment retention, and pigment longevity is further affected by your age, skin thickness, any scars, and the use of skin care products. While permanent makeup can last for several years, color boosts are recommended every 1 to 3 years.Accordion Sample Description
Yes, all my pigments are medical grade and hypoallergenic. All needles are pre-sterilized and sealed and disposed of after each client, and all equipment is cleaned to the highest standard. A patch test is carried out at least 12 hours before any treatment to ensure there will be no allergic reactions.
The procedure is described as slightly uncomfortable by some and pain free by others. Everyone has a different pain threshold but most people are surprised at how little pain there is. Some people have even fallen asleep during the procedure. Clients are never rushed, and appointments are booked with this in mind so I can give each individual enough time.
While there are some cases in which people are not suitable for permanent makeup it is very uncommon. Pregnant women and those breastfeeding are advised to avoid permanent makeup treatments due to hormonal changes in the body. Before proceeding with the application we carry out a full consultation and perform a patch test. You will also be asked to complete a thorough medical questionnaire.
Immediately after the procedure your eyebrows will be 70% darker and 25% thicker than when healed. This is perfectly natural and they will fade and shrink in the first week of the healing process.
All pigments are made of natural minerals and are selected for their safe, non-toxic, hypoallergenic properties.
Then this is the perfect treatment for you! This is very common and one of the main reasons people choose permanent makeup.
Although permanent makeup does not cause cold sores, a known history means your body carries the virus. Due to the procedure, it can sometimes awaken the dormant virus. Although this does not stop you from having the procedure, I recommend you apply an antiviral cream such as Zovirax 5 days prior to and 5 days after treatment, or take any medication you may have. This will minimize any risk.
Yes, but because there is an increased risk of infection you cannot have your eyeliner tattooed if you have eyelash extensions on. Please be sure to remove your extensions about one week prior to your procedure and do not reapply them for at least two weeks after your final procedure.
Yes, if the tinting or perming is carried out at least a week before treatment or 2 weeks after to avoid infection.
You may still get a permanent eyeliner procedure, though it is very important that you stop using Latisse at least 6 weeks before having a permanent eyeliner procedure. Any type of lash serum will cause more pain during the procedure and also bleeding which will decrease pigment retention. Additionally, do not start using Latisse until at least one month after you have completed your final procedure.
It is perfectly normal for eyes to water or blink excessively during treatment, however clients tend to relax more into the treatment as they get used to it.
Yes, however we recommend you wait at least 6 weeks after to ensure it is fully healed. Ideally it is best to have your permanent makeup treatment first.
Before Your Procedure
Procedures take between 1.5 to 3 hours. This includes drawing-on time for the initial phase where the eyebrows, eyeliner, or lips will be drawn on and the actual application will not be started until I and the client are happy with the shape and style. I suggest allowing yourself 2.5 to 3 hours in total for your first appointment and 90 minutes for the second, although most treatments are completed before this.Accordion Sample Description
It is recommended you avoid alcohol the night before and on the day of the treatment.
We carry out a patch test at least 12 hours before the treatment to determine if you are allergic. Further, all of our pigments are hypoallergenic.
If you have a favorite color lipstick you would like to match or an eyebrow pencil you use all the time it would be helpful if you could bring it so we can match the color, but this is not essential.
No, the procedure is used to enhance your natural shape and style.
No, if you are going to then I recommend you do this a week before your treatment. Your eyebrows will be shaped during the treatment. Waxing or plucking prior to treatment can result in open pores and can cause irritation and, in severe cases, infection.
Some people feel uncomfortable wearing no makeup, so if you want to wear makeup for the journey this is fine but it will be removed prior to any treatment being carried out.
If you have an active cold sore, a lip procedure cannot be carried out and it is recommended you postpone your treatment for 14 days until it is completely healed.
After Your Procedure
Everyone is different but it takes about a week for the brows and lips to scab and then shed, and about 5 days for eyeliner. After this the applied pigment works with your skin’s natural pigment to give the true color.Accordion Sample Description
You will be given a sterile balm or lotion which you should apply twice daily for eyebrow and lip treatments only. This will help with the healing process. For eyeliner and eyelash enhancement treatments the area should be cleansed gently with warm water and a clean cotton bud.
Eyebrow procedures are done over two treatments, 6 weeks apart. Lips are the same, unless you want a darker color in which case you can have a third treatment. Eyeliner can take 3 treatments, again if you want it thicker or darker. This can be discussed at the initial consultation. After your initial treatments, you can come back 18 to 24 months later for a color boost to ensure your makeup is crisp and fresh.
You should avoid sunbeds, saunas, steam rooms, and swimming for the first 7 days after a treatment. Full aftercare will be given to you on the day of your procedure. If you are planning a sunshine vacation you should have the treatment at least 14 days prior to your departure.
It is advised you avoid any cream or makeup products for the first 7 days after your treatment to help avoid infection.
They will be slightly tender immediately after the treatment and as they heal they can become slightly itchy. This is perfectly normal and the balm you are given will help.
Not always, but some clients do experience a degree of swelling. This typically lasts less than 24 hours. Ice packs will help to minimize this.
They will be slightly tender and can be slightly swollen; this is perfectly normal and the swelling should go down after a couple of hours. Over the next few days they will feel dry and flaky and possibly tight. The color selected will be darker and more intense than when fully healed.
No, however you may wish to avoid salty or highly spiced foods. This is not a must but a recommendation.
Yes, however you should tell the technician prior to the scan that you have permanent makeup. This will not prevent you from having the scan but it is information they will need to know.
Laser hair removal can fade and change the shape of your lip or brow procedure. If you are having hair removed in that area advise your laser technician and they can act accordingly to accommodate for this.