Semi Permanent Makeup FAQ
What is Permanent Makeup?
What is Microblading?
The hand tool method differs only from conventional ‘permanent makeup’ by the very fact that it is a manual procedure. Using a hand tool with a collection of between 8 to 14 very fine needles side by side, delicate fine channels or incisions are made in the skin in the shape of a natural hair. You chose the colour of pigment and then it is deposited into these channels, matching in with your natural hair colour. Once healed, the pigment will lay under the surface of the skin, creating a fuller shape for your brows.
Machine method VS. hand tool method?
How will I know which treatment is right for me?
How long does a treatment take?
Is it painful?
How long will the color last? How often will I need to come back?
Both machine and manual techniques are a form of tattooing. The pigment is deposited into the Epidermis. The implanted color will typically last 2 to 5 years, however you will need to have a follow-up 30 to 45 day after the first procedure, then each year after to prevent fading of color. Too much exposure to UVA or UVB can cause color change (fade) to the deposited pigment. Therefore, maintenance is so important. You will need to come back once a year to freshen up the color.
Can I have this treatment if I already have my brows tattooed?
Can I remove my Semi Permanent Makeup if I change my mind?
Which skin conditions and factors can affect the outcome of a Permanent Makeup or Microblading procedure?
Factors that may effect your treatment are-
Skin conditions – Your skin is our window to the pigment we implant. Therefore, the condition of your skin can greatly affect the outcome of a permanent makeup or Microblading procedure.
- Oily skin– The implanted pigment settles under the skin and mixes with the oils under the skin, causing the hair strokes to blur out and affecting the longevity of your treatment.
- Excess sebum– small, white lumps of fat appearing on the surface of the skin, this condition is not limited only to oily skin types and can effect the consistency of the pigment under the skin.
- Open pores– can make hair stokes appear thicker when healed and color can be lost during the healing process.
- Peeling of the skin– makes it more difficult to achieve the correct depth of pigment implantation and excess color loss occurs during healing. If the skin is dry over the top of your implanted pigment, it will make your implanted color look lighter and dull. Keeping the skin well moisturized and exfoliated can help this problem.
- Keratoses– keratoses are small skin colored bumps under the skin caused due to a buildup of ordinary skin cells. This is quite common, is not harmful or contagious but can be quite a nuisance to your permanent makeup or Microblading treatment. Keratoses are very difficult to detect and can often only be detected once the treatment has begun. The small lumps under the skin make it very difficult for the pigment to settle, causing the treatment to either heal patchy, light in color or in extreme cases can push the pigment out altogether.
- Pigmentation– loss of pigment in the skin is often related to skin damage caused by the sun or Melasma, which can occur during pregnancy due to hormonal imbalance. It is an indication that the skin is damaged and therefore may effect the outcome of your treatment.
- Scars– it is possible to perform permanent makeup or Microblading over scar tissue, however often multiple treatments are required as the thickening of the skin can make it difficult for implanted pigment to be visible on the surface.
- Hormonal imbalance– caused by pregnancy, menopause, stress, poor diet or medications.
- Thyroid abnormalities– under active or overactive thyroid can cause changes in the skin and hormones making the treatment outcome unpredictable.
- Excessive exercise– causes an increase in the metabolism often resulting in your body breaking down the pigment much quicker, resulting in more regular top up procedures.
- Incorrect aftercare– all aftercare is given for a valid reason, to try to get the very best out of your treatment. Not following the aftercare correctly can result in extra top up procedures needed.
Will I need a retouch visit?
Pencil can be applied if necessary between appointments to keep your brows looking beautiful. And this will now be so much more enjoyable as you will have the perfect guide to follow.
How much does each treatment cost?
How do I book and what happens next?
We will fill out all your consent forms at the time of your appointment.
I look forward to meeting you and it would be a privilege to do your makeup!