Below are the most popular questions about Semi Permanent Make Up:
Q: What is Semi Permanent Make-Up..?
A: Semi Permanent Make-Up is a long term way of highlighting beauty as well as hiding imperfections. Using this method we can make your eyes look more expressive and outstanding, correct or thicken the eyebrows, giving your lips a beautiful yet natural colour as well as improving their shape.
For our make-up we use the highest quality pigments which we apply into the shallow layer of skin with a thin needle. The pigment delivery system is recognised as one of the safest on the market today.
Q: How long Semi Permanent Make-Up last?
A: Depending on the skin type, technique, area and pigments, the result can last from 1 to 3 years. It is recommendable to have at least a revision 12 months after treatment to evaluate the state of the micropigmentation and decide when to have a touch-up performed.
These procedures are considered permanent since the pigments are intradermal and can’t be washed off. Just like hair colour, it is common for the color (pigments) to fade with time and sun exposure. The treatment may be re-enhanced in touch-up visits . Many factors such as sun, frequent exfoliation, retinol products, and skin condition can influence the durability of the treatment.
Q: Is it painful?
A:The sensation can differ from client to client. Some clients report a tingling or pinching sensation while others may experience slightly more discomfort similar to waxing or tweezing hairs. The client’s sensitivity is greatly reduced with topical anesthetics before and throughout the treatment. On a scale of 1-10, with 1 being the most comfortable, most clients say that their comfort level is about a 4-6 and say the benefits far out way the minor soreness.
Q: How long does a Semi Permanent Make Up procedure takes?
A: Usually, each procedure appointment takes two hours. We will spend most of the time on the planned procedure consultation that includes selecting the appropriate color for your skin, measuring, and shaping/sketching prior to actually implanting the color. You will also have adequate time for topical anesthetic to make you completely comfortable. Afterwards You will be given thorough aftercare instructions for optimum healing and outcome.
Q: Hom much cost the consultation for Semi Permanent Make Up?
A: Semi Permanent Make Up consultation is FREE.Our 30 minute complimentary consultation appointment is designed to provide adequate time to detail the informational aspects of the permanent makeup process or para-medical tattooing before procedure appointment. Consultations are generally 30 minutes and informational only. A free consultation for permanent makeup does not include any makeup designing*. More than one person may attend a consultation at no additional charge, so feel free to bring a friend! If you must reschedule a consultation, we kindly ask that you provide at least 24 hours notice.
Q: Can I have more than one procedure done on the same day?
A: Yes, many clients want to have two procedures on the same day for the convenience. Another advantage is that your aftercare for both the areas can be done at once. It will take about three and a half hours.
Q: Will I need to take any time off from work or my normal daily activities after getting Semi Permanent Make-Up?
A: For most people the answer is no. Since delicate skin or sensitive areas may swell slightly or redden, some clients feel it best not to make major social plans for a few days following any procedure. Be prepared for the color intensity of our procedure to be significantly sharper, brighter or darker than what is expected for the final outcome. It takes time for this transition, based on how quickly the outer layer of your skin exfoliates to reveal the softer color that will remain. For best results, swimming or vigorous exercise should be avoided for a few days.
Q: Are there other health concerns before getting Semi Permanent Make-Up?
A: People with a history of cold sores need to pre-medicate with an anti-viral drug (Zoviraz, Valtrex, or Heviran) prior to a lip colouring procedure. People with active Glaucoma that requires eye drops to treat cannot have eyeliner due to the pressure sensitivity in the eye. Any active skin condition such as exema, psoriasis, or cystic acne in the area must have clear skin in the area being addressed at the time of the procedure. People taking blood thinners cannot have permanent makeup. Prospective clients with any other chronic medical condition (metabolic) being treated by a physician should have an OK from your doctor.
Q: Can I change or remove the permanent cosmetics?
A: Small shape and color adjustments can be made. Tattoo makeup can be removed with lasers and other methods of removal with limited success, however it is not easy nor without possible complications. This is why my approach is conservative with a natural look. Starting with a light application, then adding more or darker color at the follow-up visit.
Q: What if I get full lip color and want to change the color or shade?
A: If you want to change your lip shade for the day simply put lipstick over it. Most lipsticks act like a “cover stick”, so you can even put a lighter shade (opaque) over your darker permanent color. If you want to permanently change your permanent full lip color that may be possible as well, depending on the color and condition of your lips. However because it is permanent, many women choose to have a more natural look and dress it up with traditional makeup for a more dramatic evening look.
Q: What do you really think of Semi Permanent Makeup?
A: I love it! I wouldn’t do it if I didn’t love it. I have my eyebrows, eyeliner and full lips enhanced with permanent makeup. Personally I think there are numerous examples of terrible permanent make-up work done by improperly trained “non-artists” that sometimes give the industry a bad reputation. I prefer doing natural looking permanent make-up that perfects and boosts your own features, so that others notice you not your make-up. For many people, permanent makeup is a middle ground between no makeup and “full face going out at night” makeup and for others it is a simplified way of life.