Frequently asked Questions...
Does it hurt?
Semi - Permanent make-up can be a little uncomfortable at times but a topical anesthetic cream can be applied prior to treatment. Mostly it feels a bit scratchy & stingy, but it all depends on how sensitive you are. Sensitivity is increased if you're feeling a bit under the weather or around the time of the month so best to avoid having the treatment at this time where possible.
Is Semi-permanent makeup the same as Tattooing?
Semi - Permanent make-up uses either a hand held tool (microblading) or machine (ombre brows) to implement pigment into the skin at the more superficial layers. It can last anything from 6-24 months depending on skin type and aftercare hence the term 'semi permanent'. Tattooing uses a machine to penetrate the deepest layers of skin meaning it will last decades.
I've had semi-permanent makeup before, can you do correctional work?
Yes, in some cases cover ups can be done. However each case is unique and depends on many different factors such as how old the previous pigment is, how faded it is, what pigments were used previously & the condition of the skin in that area. The best thing to do is book in for a complimentary consultation so I can assess in person and discuss your options together.
What happens at my top up appointment?
First I'll assess the healed results and we'll discuss how you feel in terms of the shape & colour etc, only areas where pigment has been lost or faded need to be worked on again not areas that have healed well. You should allow approx 2 hours for your top up appointment. The healing process is the same as your previous treatment.
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Pre and Post Treatment Information
Is there any down time?
Immediately after treatment the area may be a little red depending on your skin type, this will go down within an hour or so. There are also a few do's and don't during the first few weeks following treatment if you want to get the best healed results. You can download the pre and post treatment information sheet below for more details and a description of what to expect post treatment.