Everything you need to know
Please take a look at our most frequently asked questions. If you need further information please contact us.
If you like the colour you use, whether its lipstick, brow pencil or eyeliner then please bring it with you to the treatment. This will help me too blend your desired colour.
You will not need to shave your eyebrows, we will work with your own natural hair growth wherever possible. You may need to tweeze or wax a few hairs that may not be within your chosen desired shape as regular maintenance following your treatment.
The treatment itself does not cause cold sores, however if you have had the virus (herpes simplex) before, it does lay dormant in the body and can be brought out by the treatment.
You will need to visit your G.P for a course of medication to prevent an outbreak. You will then be advised how to use the medication before and after your treatment.
A lip wax or electrolysis must be carried out at least two weeks prior to your treatment
Lips can be more sensitive than the brows or eyes due to the area and greater blood supply. I will help you to manage this and minimise discomfort by using numbing cream throughout the treatment.
A full assessment of your medical background will be made prior to the treatment. While there are some occasions when people are not suitable for permanent cosmetics –due to medical matters –this is fairly uncommon.
This varies from person to person because skin type, diet, genetics and environmental factors can all contribute to how long the pigments will be retained. For instance, sun bed use and sun exposure have a bearing on the pigment retention, but this can be prevented with proper protection.
As a guide, it could be anything between one to five years before a new treatment is required, although refresher colour boosts are recommended for maintenance during this time. Once the colour starts to change you will know that you are ready for your refresher colour boost.
We offer colour boost prices from 12 – 18 months after the initial treatment. It is important to remember that permanent make-up is a “low” not a “no” maintenance treatment.
It is advised that you do not drink alcohol the night before, or on the day of, your treatment. This can affect pigment retention.
Brows and eye treatments tend to look darker in colour immediately after the initial appointment, while lip colours can look more intense. This softens in a few days. Lips are likely to have some residual swelling and can chap. There may be some slight swelling after eyeliner treatments but this is usually limited.
You can wear mineral cosmetics immediately after the treatment, however, you need to wait until the treatment area has healed before wearing traditional cosmetics.
We will provide you with aftercare instructions and a special aftercare balm for after your treatment. Looking after your permanent cosmetics or medical tattoo treatment as it heals is not difficult or time consuming –all you will need to do is follow our simple steps.
Everyone is different, but as a general rule the surface skin generally heals between 3-7 days after the treatment, and 10-14 days below the surface.
Some people think that they may have to take time off work after the treatment, in fact, this is not the case unless you choose to do so. You should be able to get straight back to work immediately after your treatment.
Current guidelines from the National Blood Service require anyone with permanent cosmetics to wait for 4 months after their treatment before giving blood.
This depends on the treatment you are considering and it’s location. You will need to take advice from your therapist or surgeon. It is important to remember that some of these procedures can alter the shape of your lips and eyebrows.
If you have an MRI scan after having permanent cosmetics or a medical tattoo, you should inform the practitioner prior to the scan about your treatment, when you had it and the location. This should not prevent you from being able to have an MRI scan, but is information the practitioner will need to be aware of.
Laser hair removal can fade and change the shade of your lip and brow treatment if you are having the hair removal in that area. Simply inform your laser technician that you are wearing permanent cosmetics prior to the treatment and they will act accordingly to accommodate for this.
We recommend that you do not apply make-up, expose the skin to extreme heat, cold or moisture, kiss, apply certain petroleum-based ointments etc immediately after your treatment. We will explain these requirements in full and provide you a printed copy of these aftercare requirements.
Strong sun can impact on the success of the result during the immediate healing phase. We recommend that you leave 4-6 weeks between your final re-touch procedure and your holiday.