Frequently Asked Questions
What is semi- permanent makeup?
Semi permanent make up has been around since the early Incas and Egyptians,
but only first introduced into the UK in the mid 80’s and still becoming ever more
popular. Carefully applied hypo allergenic colour micro pigments are placed into the
dermal layer of the skin to define or even recreate beautiful brows and
eyes and lips.
Who benefits from semi permanent make-up?
▪ People with insufficient or no eyebrows/eyelashes
▪ People who wear contact lens/glasses
▪ People who wish to correct asymmetrical facial features
▪ Allergy sufferers from hay fever and conventional makeup
▪ People who have difficulty/physically incapable of applying make up
▪ People with problematic/oily skin
▪ Swimming/sports enthusiasts
▪ Professionals with little time to apply cosmetics
Both men and women alike could benefit from semi permanent cosmetics,
for a different array of reasons.
Not only can it restore confidence and self
esteem for clients that have undergone major trauma, it can also prevent
unnecessary embarrassment of wiping off pencil lines throughout the day.
How safe is the procedure?
Safety is paramount and only the strictest hygiene and sterilisation standards
are followed. Sterile ‘single use’ needle cartridges are used, which are opened
and disposed of in front of the client at the start and end of each procedure.
Do I have to prepare for the procedure?
During consultation an allergy patch test will be carried out by placing a
amount of pigment onto the
skin behind the ears, this along with the
of a questionnaire will be able to determine the client’s suitability
for the procedure. Clients who are looking to have a lipliner/blend that
may also suffer with occasional
cold sores are advised to use an oral
or topical prescription before and after procedure.
How long does the procedure take?
This can vary according to whichever procedure is being carried out,
but generally 2 to 3 hours is allocated
for each appointment, allowing plenty
of time for consideration of personal preferences regarding shape and colour.
Will the procedure hurt?
Every precaution is taken to minimise discomfort for the client. To help with this topical anaesthetics are applied before and during the procedure.
Depending on individual pain thresholds/procedures performed, some clients
report a prickly/scratchy sensation and others feel hardly anything at all.