Below are just some of the more frequently asked questions relating to my semi-permanent make-up service. If you dont see the your question answered here do not hesitate to contact me for guidance.
What is semi permanent make-up?
It is a procedure whereby advanced pigments are inserted into the dermal layer of the skin, which,after the second visit,should last for several years. I recommend that my clients have a patch test prior to the first procedure to see if they may have any allergic reactions to the pigment or anaesthetic. 99.9% of people do not have any reaction at all.
How long does a treatment take?
How long does a treatment takeYou will need to allow 1.5 to 2 hours for your first procedure.The follow up procedure will take approximately 1 to 1.5 hours. If you intend to have a "full face" which is three procedures together then this would need to be spread over 2 appointments.
How long will a treatment last for?
Semi-Permanent Make-up should last for many months. Over that time the colour will fade and break down. I suggest that you come back for a top-up procedure every 12-18 months to keep the look's fresh appearance. Prices for top-up's are on the pricing page. After the first treatment on your eyes or brows you will lose up to 40% of the colour within the first six weeks. For lips the initial loss of colour is around 60%. It is for that reason that a second and sometimes even a third visit is necessary to achieve the result that you require.
Does it hurt?
Some of my clients feel absolutely no discomfort at all - others say they have felt minimal discomfort. I use topical anaesthetic to control pain tolerance.The discomfort experienced during one of these procedurers is similar to having your eyebrows plucked or your legs waxed. Once I have completed your procedure you will feel no discomfort at all other than a slight tingle if you have had one of the lips treatments.
Will I be able to go out without everyone noticing?
After I have finished your procedure the area that I have treated will be darker and more intense. This will probably last for a few days until the area exfoliates and the true colour emerges. Generally it will only be you who will notice the darker colour. If anaesthetic is used you might see a slight swelling - this will usually go down by the end of the day.It is important to use something like lip-balm after a lip procedure to keep your lips as hydrated as possible as they may look as though they are chapped for a few days post procedure.
Who benefits most from these treatments?
Anyone and everyone can enjoy the benefits of these treatments. They especially appeal to women who would like more definition of their brows, eyes or lips. They are great for busy people who don't always have time everyday to apply their make-up. People who suffer Alopecia can also benefit from this. In a nutshell anyone who wants to look their best at all times will love it.
What about aftercare?
Don't worry - I will give you an aftercare sheet and will have given you verbal instructions as well.