Permanent make up is a cosmetic enhancement that commissions pigment into the dermis (otherwise known as micro pigmentation). A professional remedy specific to eyebrows, eyeliner, eyelash enhancement & lips so that natural colour & definition is restored and saved for future, which best resembles natural make up application.
Due to varying skin types, environmental factors and diet, this will determine how long the colour will last, therefore anything from 1 year to five years. If you are a frequent sun worshiper and sun bed user, then the colour will fade faster due to skin cells dying, however, if you protect against UV then the colour is retained and kept well for longer.
Colour boosts are offered at a discounted rate between 18months to 2years, which is strongly recommended.
Yes, a healed result looks very natural. All treatments are specifically tailored to ensure exactly this. Acknowledging what is important to you vs. highlighting your own natural lines and colour tones are also key.
Firstly, a consultation whereby we can both meet in person. An opportunity for you to collate information and more importantly discuss your requirements. This will help us both determine the best and most natural result for you. The treatment itself will involve a gentle deposit of pigment particles into the dermis.
Key areas treated are Eyebrows, Lips, Eyeliner and Eyelash Enhancement. Please refer to ‘treatment’s for full description and options.
Prior to treatment, a medical consultation form will be completed to ensure there are no contra indications to prevent you from having permanent make up.
It is recommended you avoid alcohol the night before your treatment and most importantly on the day. This can affect the overall result in retaining pigment.
A patch test is always carried out 12 hours prior to treatment.
Any treatment carries an element of risk. Due to the nature of micro pigmentation it is more invasive as it involves pigment implantation into the skin, therefore undesired results or colour can occur along with scarring or infections.
Pigments used are made of natural minerals, which are specifically selected for their safe, non-toxic, hypoallergenic properties.
No brow hair, or very little is extremely common and also one of the main reasons why permanent make up is the perfect remedy for you. Hair simulation is a technique used, which will give you back natural looking hair strokes. This can also be combined with a powdered tip giving a subtle definition.
Yes, please bring any items that are used daily, i.e. brow pencil or liners. This is helpful to see what colour tones you use and feel comfortable with.
Yes, if you regularly have your eyebrows waxed, although it is not essential as its best to use and work with all your natural hair. Please ensure eyebrows are waxed 48 hours prior to your treatment.
No, keeping your own brow hair and shape is preferable.
This is another name used in the industry, which is also known as ‘hair simulation’. A technique used to mimic your own natural hair and its direction, which give the brows a more textured result.
Yes, please bring any items used daily, i.e lip pencils and lipsticks. This is helpful to see what colour tones you use and feel comfortable with.
No, however, whilst permanent make up does not ‘cause’ cold sores, a known history subsequently means you carry the virus. Due to the type of procedure in permanent make up, it can be known to waken the virus, which lies dormant in the body. It is recommended you apply an antiviral drug 5 days pre treatment and 5 days post treatment to help minimize any risk.
A visible cold sore on the day of treatment would be recommended to postpone for at least 14 days after cold sore is totally healed.
Yes, providing there is no bruising or swelling to the areas and your treatment is a minimum 14 days after your collagen treatment.
If you are to wax or bleach your lip, please ensure this is carried out 14 days prior to your lip treatment.
Yes, please bring any items used daily, ie eyeliner pencil or powder. This is helpful to see what colour tones you use and feel comfortable with.
It is required that you arrive with no eye make up prior to treatment, but any other make up can be left or applied that day.
Yes, this also applies to eyelash perming. Providing either treatments are one week before, or two weeks after permanent makeup.
Eyeliner is more visible and sits just above your eyelashes. It’s a popular treatment for those that wear eyeliner pencil daily. Eyelash enhancement is subtle. Small circles of pigment are deposited in between the eyelashes. This creates a look of fuller, thicker lashes.
The treatment is not pain free, however due to varying thresholds of tolerance, for some this can be quite therapeutic, whereas others may feel more. Overall, it is a more gentle than people imagine.
Please allow minimum 2 hours for your first appointment. It is important to allow enough time to ensure you are happy with the desired shape and colour selected before treatment has commenced. On your second visit 4-6 weeks later, the treatment is focused on ‘perfecting’ your healed result, therefore please allow 1 hour for this.
Your first treatment, the pigment will be darker as this fades up to 70% during its healing period. If you are still not happy with the healed result after 6 weeks, then this can be perfected on your second visit.
Brow hairs that exist outside your natural brow shape will be removed during treatment. This will give a stronger and defined result to your eyebrow shape.
Lips are more sensitive compared to the brows or eyes; this is due to an increased blood supply and greater surface. A topical numbing cream can be used prior to treatment to ease any discomfort to you.
No, there are various options based on your desired result and lip size. Please refer to ‘Lip Treatments’ for a detailed description. All of this will be discussed in your consultation too.
The eyes are known to be sensitive areas for this type of procedure, therefore it is quite normal for eyes to water or blink excessively. Clients tend to relax more into the treatment once they become used to it.
In some cases yes. If any swelling does occur this will only last up to 24 hours. Ice packs always help to minimize this.
This can vary, but healing can take anything between 3 to 7 days surface level and 10–14 days below surface.
Yes, so long as you avoid the treated areas until they’ve fully healed. Mineral based cosmetics are always recommended to help minimize infection too.
No, you can return straight to work after your treatment.
You will be given Vitamin AD balm to use on your treated areas, which will help with your healing. In addition, aftercare instructions will be provided.
Yes, only whilst your treated areas are healing. All these points are discussed in detail at your consultation and also highlighted on your aftercare instructions.
Expect your eyebrows to look darker than normal straight after your treatment. The pigment goes in as a liquid, but does heal to a soft powder after 3-7 days. You may also notice some patches after your healing, please do not worry as these will be perfected on your second visit. It is also vitally important for the eyebrows to be darker initially as the pigment fades up to 70%.
You will never have symmetrical eyebrows due to our faces being half concave and convex. A known phrase used in this industry which is ‘brows are sisters never twins’. If you naturally have uneven eyebrows then during your first treatment these can be altered to create a more even eyebrow shape, but still in keeping with your natural hair and shape.
No, they may be slightly itchy which is a natural sign in any healing process; the Vitamin AD balm will help soothe this itching. The eyebrows will become slightly hard before the surface pigment falls off, again totally normal.
Lips will generally feel sore and there maybe slight swelling, which is normal. During the next 2 to 5 days your lips will feel dry and flaky during its healing process. The colour selected for your lips will be darker, more intense version of your preferred colour worn daily. Reason for this is due to the healing of your lips after treatment. Lips are a process; one you will most benefit from 3-4 weeks after your first treatment.
It would be advised to avoid spicy or salty foods whilst the lips are healing.
During your consultation we will discuss how thin or bold you prefer your liner to be. The colour will be more intense, sharper than you would perhaps apply yourself. During the healing process however the colour will subside and fade, giving a more natural looking result.
Not everyone suffers from swelling, however if you do, this will last up to 24 hours. Ice packs can help to minimize swelling.