Frequently Asked Questions
Semi-Permanent Makeup – What is it?
The specialized techniques used for permanent cosmetics are often referred to as “micropigmentation”, “micropigment implantation”. The cosmetic implantation technique deposits coloured pigment into the upper reticular layer of the dermis.
How is Permanent Cosmetic Procedures Performed?
Permanent cosmetics procedures are performed using various devices, digital medical machine, non-machine or hand device (embroidery eyebrow). The process includes a consultation, design, the application of choosing pigment colour and two session treatment, with the second treatment called the "perfection session".
Who Benefits from Permanent Makeup?
Those who desire a soft, natural enhancement to their appearance. It is especially valuable to people who can’t wear traditional cosmetics due to allergies and skin sensitivities; active people who want to look their best for sports activities such as swimming, hiking, biking, tennis, aerobics, those who don’t want to worry about “sweating off” or reapplying cosmetics, busy people who don’t have time to spend applying and refreshing makeup throughout the day and evening.
Permanent cosmetics also benefits the vision challenged who have difficulty applying their cosmetics and others with dexterity related conditions such as arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke survivors, alopecia, cancer, thyroid effected.
Do Semi-Permanent Cosmetics Look Natural?
The answer is YES! It will absolutely look very natural!
Colour matching (base of your eyes colour, skin colour, hair colour etc) is very important and has a big impact on natural look, but you do not need to be worry in this case as you are in safe hands and we will let you know and help you to find the best colour match ever for your face.
“For special events or nights out, you can apply as much additional makeup as you like"
Is It Painful?
Most people experience some discomfort. This will vary according to each individual’s pain threshold. There are different methods available however, to help with discomfort management, including various topical anaesthetics that are specifically developed for our industry. Your permanent cosmetic professional should discuss these methods with you to determine which one is appropriate. To put this in perspective, thousands of body art tattoos are performed annually, possibly millions. As a rule, traditional tattoo professionals do not use any anesthetics for their tattoo procedures. Anaesthetics for permanent cosmetics are more of a tattoo service luxury because of the nature of the tattoo location and the fact that permanent cosmetics falls into the beauty treatment category.
How long is the healing process?
It is normal to experience some swelling and tenderness following your procedure. It doesn’t take very long for it to disappear. Immediately following your treatment the pigment will appear darker and brighter than how it will actually heal. You might also feel the pigment looks darker than you expected. Don’t worry! After a few days, the surface colour naturally exfoliates to leave a softer colour. After five days, the colour will actually be lighter than you want it to be. That is why a perfecting visit is necessary in order to achieve that richness of color after 4 weeks.
How long does it last for?
This is a semi permanent makeup. Our expectation is between 2 and 5 years however, the real length of years is dependent on several factors including skin type, sun exposure, age of skin, rejuvenation and so forth.
Some skin types keep the pigmentation longer than others.
We recommend that a touch up of colour should be done about every 2 years to keep the treatment looking new.
What is the contraindication for this treatment?
• Immune system disorder
• Bleeding disorders
• Filler in the procedure area, e.g. collagen injection
• Diabetes (high risk of infection)
• Glaucoma (in eyeliner case)
• Hepatitis (needs letter from GP)
• Heart Palpitations, high blood pressure (needs letter from GP)
• Currently on blood thinners