What to expect from a Semi Permanent Makeup treatment

I will guide you through every step of your treatment explaining each process; I am always cautious in carrying out treatments and prefer to give a natural appearance as I can add colour, length and thickness during your second procedure appointment which is 4-6 weeks later.

What will happen during an appointment?
Paperwork – you will complete consent forms and medical history forms at the beginning of your first appointment.

Anaesthetic – I will apply a topical anaesthetic to the area you’re having a procedure done. This is in the form of a cream or gel (if having eyeliner done I won’t apply this until you’re led on the couch and can keep your eyes closed).
Consultation – we will discuss in detail what you want done and I will complete an individual treatment plan for each procedure. This is to ensure we are both on the same page and I fully understand what you want so that you leave fully satisfied. I will advise you on what will suit you best, but also take into consideration what you would like to achieve.
Photographs – I will take some ‘before’ photographs for my records. Please let me know if you are not happy for me to use the photographs in my portfolio, website or social media pages.
Drawn template – if you’re having your eyebrows or lips done then I will draw a template on so that you can get an idea of what I will be doing, this is further to the treatment plan and the final chance to make sure I’ve really understood what you want. I will use specific measurements for the eyebrows as well as working towards your desired look.
Colour selection – We will discuss your desired look and I will advise you on which colours will suit you best, taking into account your skin tone, hair colour, eye colour and the makeup colours you like to use. You can bring your eyebrow pencil or lip liner/lip stick along with you for us to use for guidance when choosing colours too. Virtually any colour can be mixed using a variety of basic pigment colours to complement your natural skin tones.
Eyeliner – if having eyeliner done I will put some eye drops in to protect your eyes and then apply the anaesthetic.
Procedure – the procedure will be done. This consists of a first pass (initial applications of pigment), anaesthetic, second pass, anaesthetic, third pass and touch-ups.
Final clean up and you check – I will clean up all excess pigment, get you to sit up slowly and then I will give you a mirror to have a look at the final results.
Photographs – I will take some ‘after’ photographs for my records. Please let me know if you are not happy for me to use the photographs in my portfolio, website or social media pages.
Aftercare – I will advise you of the relevant aftercare and give you an aftercare information leaflet to take away with you so that you fully understand how to look after your semi permanent makeup so that it heals effectively whilst encouraging the longevity of the procedure. For eyebrow and lip procedures I will give you a sachet of aftercare balm to apply while your procedure is healing. I am available by telephone/email/text after your procedure should you have any questions or concerns.

How long is an appointment?
When having a new procedure, you need to allow 2 hours for the first session, which includes an in-depth 30 minute consultation where we will discuss your desired look, colour and shape to ensure you are completely satisfied before beginning the tattooing process. Second procedure sessions and colour boost sessions take around 90 minutes.

What will my procedure look like immediately afterwards?
The pigment will look darker than what you want for your final look, but once the crust flakes off the colour will look 40-70% lighter (lip procedures tend to fade more than eyebrows or eyeliner). There may be some swelling, particularly for lip procedures, but this will go down within a few hours. The hair strokes on hair stroke or powder eyebrows may look quite sharp but these will soften during the healing process to leave more natural-looking hair strokes.

Is semi permanent makeup safe?
Absolutely. The highest standards of hygiene and sterilisation are met. I have full beauty insurance and health and safety certificates.

The use of a state of the art digital technology system excludes any risks of cross contamination, for your complete safety and peace of mind using a Precision Plus device.
Fully disposable, sterile, single-use needle cartridges are used for each client.
All pigments used are made of natural minerals that are specifically selected for their safe, non-toxic and hypo allergenic properties and they meet strict European medical standards. They are trusted by technicians and cosmetic surgeons throughout the world. Ophthalmologists actually recommend eye procedures for women sensitive to conventional cosmetics.
Clients are offered an allergy test prior to treatment, though this can be waivered in the majority of cases. Clients with some acute or chronic medical conditions or those known to be highly allergic would need a test 24hours prior to treatment.

How long does it take to heal?
Usually between 4 and 7 days, depending on the procedure you have had done and the individual. The healing process tends to go through 3 phases:
Scab/crust – this is only a light crust so is not very noticeable, which forms 2 or 3 days after your procedure and falls off in after a few days. During this phase, the pigment looks darker than what you want for your final look, but once the crust flakes off the colour will look 40-70% lighter (lip procedures tend to fade more than eyebrows or eyeliner).
Fade – once the crust has fallen off the colour can look very faded (this phase is usually 7 days after your procedure), but this is normal and the colour does return.
Heal – this is when the procedure has fully healed, about a week after your procedure.

How long does semi permanent makeup last?
The answer to this is a bit like answering the question ‘how long is a piece of string?’

It can last between 6 months and up to 2 years depending on the procedure done (for example, fine hair strokes won’t last as long as block eyebrows), the person and their skin type, sun exposure, immune system, their skincare regime and some other factors. Therefore, some people will need more top ups than others.
All treatments require 2 procedures within 4-8 weeks of each other to gain the perfected result you deserve and desire, as well as to increase the longevity of the procedure. If you do not have the second procedure your healed results are likely to fade quickly and could heal patchy, this is why it needs to be a 2-part procedure initially.
I will also advise every client about aftercare to allow the healing process to happen as naturally as possible so that healed results will be the best that they can be.

Follow-up appointments:
You are required to attend a top up appointment 4-8 weeks after your first treatment. This appointment is used to assess how the pigment has taken to your skin and if necessary more pigment can be added ensuring you receive perfect results.