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What is Semi-permanent Makeup?

Semi-permanent Make-up is a non-surgical treatment that replicates flawlessly applied ‘conventional’ cosmetics through the infusion of coloured, pharmaceutical grade pigments into the skin. Results are immediate and long lasting, bringing balance and definition to facial features.

Who is Semi-Permanent Make-up suitable for?

Every woman who wants to feel good about her self and confident that her make up application is faultless with an endurance way beyond anything conventional cosmetics can offer! We also offers life-changing benefit to alopecia sufferers or those who are suffering / will suffer hair loss following chemotherapy. (NOTE – It is advisable to have the treatment done prior to the chemotherapy and the subsequent hair loss, particularly with the eyebrows. The reason for this is so that your natural hair growth patterns can be taken into consideration, so that when your eyebrows do grow back, they will exist in harmony with the tattooed brow).

Is Semi-Permanent Make-up safe?

Absolutely! We follow a strict code of conduct that ensures the safety of our clients. Meticulous standards of hygiene are followed with the use of disposable cartridges, gloves etc. We are trained to the highest standards, and only use state-of-the-art equipment and hypoallergenic pigments.

Does it hurt?

Client comfort is an important aspect of all semi-permanent procedures. Be assured, we use the best topical numbing agents, both before and throughout the procedure ensuring your maximum comfort.

How long do the results last for?

Semi-Permanent Cosmetic procedures can last 18-24 months for feathertouch brows and 2-5 years for eye and lip procedures. The length of time is variable and depends on factors such as UV / sun exposure, skin type, beauty regimen, the density of colour implanted into the skin (softer enhancements do not last as long as strong, bold enhancements). All enhancements will require a colour boost or top up every year or two to maintain their crispness and colour.

Can I play sport or swim immediately following my procedure?

We recommend that you avoid sport on the day of the procedure, and avoid swimming (fresh or salt water), saunas and steam rooms for at least 10 days or until the skin has fully healed as this could cause infection and the tattoo to fade.

How quickly will my procedure heal?

Everyone is different and healing times vary according to your health. Generally speaking the skin surface will heal in under a week, and the basal layers (underneath layers) of the skin take a little longer. This said, there is no real down time as long as you follow the Post Care Instructions.

How will I look immediately afterwards?

Brows procedures are barely noticeable, usually only appearing slightly darker. Eyes may swell a little, but this generally only lasts for a day. Lips will swell and may remain swollen and chapped in appearance for several days.

Can I wear make-up afterwards?

We advise not to wear cosmetics in the area until the skin has healed as this may cause infection and/or hinder the healing process. If you absolutely have to, a light application of newly opened mineral make-up using new / clean brushes is permitted, but we would rather you keep the treatment site hygienically clean and lightly moisturized to promote efficient healing. Once healed you can wear as much make-up as you wish, although you probably will not need to!

How long does the procedure take?

Most procedures take between 1.5 – 2.5 hours start to finish. It is always allow more than enough time so that you and your aesthetician can be relaxed and not be rushed to finish.

Will the enhancement look false or unnatural?

Absolutely not! Our signature brows, eyeliner and lips are always natural and appealing. We maintain that a person looks best with a ‘fresh faced’ look rather than a heavy unnatural look.

What if I am on medication – will it affect the procedure?

There are some medications that are contra-indicated. It is vitally important that you discuss medications you are taking with us at your consultation.

I have suffered with cold sores in the past – will this affect my lip enhancement?

This needs to be discussed with your aesthetician at the consultation. As a preventative measure, you will need to see your doctor prior and take a course of medication to prevent a cold sore break out.

Can my poorly tattooed eyebrows be fixed?

In most cases they most certainly can, however your expectations need to be realistic as results are not always comparable to a fresh, new brow procedure. Poorly shaped, unnatural colour brows need to be corrected using corrective pigments and sometimes the use of removal solutions to fade or remove old pigment, and can take several treatments to see an improvement.

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