Questions and Answers
The application of permanent cosmetics is a process of applying micro insertions of hypoallergenic pigments to the upper section of the dermal layer of skin. This then creates a shadow of colour giving the appearance of make up 24/7.
The result can be as subtle or dramatic as you wish, to create a look that enhances your natural beauty or to boost confidence where certain facial features need a helping hand.
Permanent cosmetics are another form of tattooing and are used for the application of:
- Lip Liner
- A full lip colour
- Beauty Marks
The results achieved are not only amazing but also totally natural and convenient. For anyone who’s daily routine consists of applying pencil to the eyebrows, lips and eye’s this is definitely a treatment you need to consider.
Permanent cosmetics are also referred to in the industry as:
- Micro pigmentation
- Permanent Makeup
- Semi Permanent Makeup
- Intradermal cosmetics
- Cosmetic tattooing
In my experience, clients are turning to permanent cosmetics and microblading for both cosmetic and medical reasons.
- Those with sparse on non-existent eyebrows as a result of over tweezing, alopecia or receiving chemotherapy treatments
- Clients with poor eyesight or an unsteady hand who have difficult in applying makeup effectively
- Sporty clients who want to look great but don’t want to wear conventional makeup
- Busy clients who just don’t have enough hours in the day and desire the freedom from daily makeup application
- Those clients who want to look good all day
- Everyday contact lens users
- Those seeking to correct asymmetrical facial features.
Perfect brows can be created using a specialist machine, microblading techniques ensure the use of an eyebrow pencil is made a thing of the past!!
- Small eyes can be made to look bigger
- Lashes appear thicker
- Eye colour can be emphasised
- Lips can be made fuller and shape can be corrected
- Lips that have lost definition through the ageing process can be re-defined or reconstructed
Most people contemplating permanent cosmetics are concerned about the pain associated with the procedure. The first question most people ask is “Is it painful?”
Firstly there is no need to worry, a numbing agent is applied to the skin, this minimises discomfort before micro insertions of the natural pigment are applied into the dermal layer of the skin. A state of the art ‘digital intelligent’ machine will also eliminate any distress or trauma to your skin.
If Microblading a hand tool will provide ultimate control of the application of strategically placing individual ‘hair stroke’ channels into the skin before masking over with the pigment to create a beautiful natural brow
Together (you and I) evaluate the most suitable colours and shape. A topical anaesthetic is applied to the area and left to numb for approx 20mins.
This is then removed and the desired shape is drawn with a conventional makeup pencil. Once the shape, design and colour have all been agreed the pigment is then carefully implanted into the skin either with the digital machine or hand tool if microblading.
Most procedures take approx 2 hours. A retouch procedure is usually required 4-6wks from the initial treatment and included in the initial cost.
There may be some swelling and redness that usually subsides over 24 to 48 hours. For the first few days your treatment may appear a little darker than your desired results. This is temporary as the colour has an initial fading period as it heals. The treated area will become dry and flaky over the forthcoming days and will slowly exfoliate naturally, a much softer colour and look will appear. The healing time is usually between 4 to 7 days. Due to the obscuring layers of skin the colour can often taken upto 4-6 wks to fully develop.
Only sterile needles are used for each individual procedure and are disposed of immediately after treatment into our licensed sharps bin. Rest assured the highest standards of hygiene are maintained at all times.
I insist that a patch test is conducted at least 48hrs beforehand. Tattoo pigments have been used for thousands of years and reaction is extremely rare. Nouveau Contour/KB Pro pigments are the highest of grades and are hypoallergenic.
Once fully healed Yes, permanent cosmetics are designed to be an enhancement of natural features. Wearing conventional makeup is a personal choice, it can still be worn over your treated area to create a more dramatic or heavier look on an evening. You can then revert back to a more natural appearance through the day.