What is permanent make up?
Permanent Make Up – also known as semi-permanent make up, micro pigmentation or simply cosmetic tattooing – is a great alternative to traditional make up. The goal of the procedure is to bring out the natural beauty of an individual, enhance facial features, and to disguise minor asymmetry and skin imperfections. Thanks to innovative techniques, it is safe and almost completely painless.
Permanent make up is a process during which tiny amounts of non-allergic pigments are infused into the dermal layer of skin with the use of individual sterile micro needles.
In the process of healing, the upper layers of skin slough, which guarantees that the colour softens within a few days from the procedure. The final effect depends on the client’s skin type, the reaction of their immune system, and the appropriate after-care, therefore in some cases a touch up application is required after 4 to 6 weeks.
The treatment is designed to last from 1 to 3 years. During that time the colour will gradually fade, but factors like excessive sun exposure, sun beds use, severely oily or dry skin, use of anti-aging creams, retinA/retinol products, acidic cleansers, or regular chemical peels, may speed up this process. In order to keep the look fresh, a touch up is advisable every 18-24 months.
Who is permanent make-up suitable for?
Permanent make up is ideal for those who have to continually apply make up using brow pencils, powders and lipstick, those who are allergic to conventional cosmetics as well as people who suffer from eyebrow and eyelash hair loss. This can solve your make up nightmare! Sports enthusiasts can forget about smudged eyeliner or smeared eyebrows. A ‘must have’ for anyone who wants to look good without having to spend hours in front of the mirror, and thus save valuable time.
But it’s more than just beauty enhancement. PMU can be a great alternative for surgical procedures as it helps to disguise skin imperfections for clients who have been in accidents and struggle with scar tissue or suffered from serious illnesses, such as vitiligo or spot baldness. It may even complete breast reconstruction after mastectomy by restoring the appearance of the areola.
And let’s not forget that tattoo make up is not just for women! The treatments are also suitable for men, as they can help cover up baldness, scars and other skin problems.
PERMANENT treatment is a three–part process usually completed within two appointments. The price you are quoted will include all three stages.
The first part of the process is a consultation. This is normally done as part of your initial treatment, but can be done separately if you prefer. I will talk with you in great detail about the look you are trying to achieve and what I might recommend to you. This is very much a two-way conversation. I listen, I respond, I advise. Once I have an idea of the look you are aiming for, I draw them on with a makeup pencil. These can be drawn on and adjusted 50 times if necessary! I will never begin the tattoo process until you are completely happy with what they are going to look like.
PERMANENT MAKEUP TREATMENT
EVERY PROCEDURE HAS ITS OWN WAY OF PERFORMANCE SO I WILL DISCUSS IN THE TIME OF CONSULTATION ABOUT ALL THE DETAIL OF THE PROCEDURE. READ BRIEFLY ABOUT EACH PROCEDURE:-
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A second appointment is needed 4-12 weeks after your first treatment. This is usually a 60-90 minute appointment to add more pigment to the area. This is because as the area is healing, some parts may not ‘hold’ as well as others and you may have a few patches that need more colour. This is completely normal and everyone heals differently. Whatever the case, I advise you always come back to clinic for your retouch.