Semi Permanent Makeup FAQ

Congratulations on visiting this page. It means that you are doing your research on semi permanent makeup and semi permanent makeup artists, which is the first step to achieving your perfect brows and permanent makeup. Here is a list of frequently asked questions and responses about semi permanent makeup. If I have missed anything, please feel free to ask me your questions. It would be my honor to hear from you.
What is Permanent Makeup?
Permanent Makeup is in fact a semi permanent makeup procedure which has been a popular treatment used for many years. The reason it is called ‘permanent’ makeup is that the pigment deposited under the skin may lay present in your skin for several years after your first treatment. For legal reason, we must call it ‘permanent’ as to make our clients aware of this before making the decision to have the treatment.
What is Microblading?
Microblading, otherwise known as the hand tool method, is a semi permanent makeup eyebrow procedure which originated in Asia and is fast becoming the treatment of choice in brow design for men and women across the United States.

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?
The hand tool method and the hair stroke machine method are designed to look a lot more natural than a block powder brow, for this reason, as less color is implanted for a finer look, the overall look will fade out quicker than if you were to opt for a strong heavy look.
How will I know which treatment is right for me?
You can schedule a consultation or on the day of your treatment we can decide. I be able to advise you on what will suit your skin tone, natural hair growth, facial features and every day style. We will always start off subtle and let you look at it to see if you want to build on your enhanced beauty.
How long does a treatment take?
The first treatment will take about 2 hours. This includes numbing time and a consultation to choose your color and shape. Then, in 30 to 45 days, you should schedule your touch up appointment. This touch up appointment is very important and should take an hour and a half.
Is it painful?
We will be using a topical anesthetics. We will put a numbing agent on the area for 10 minutes prior to starting the procedure. Then we will be using this throughout the procedure to keep pain at a minimum.
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?
Yes, it is possible that it can be performed over the top of an existing tattoo. It will depend on the existing work. Sometimes it’s hard to correct. Please book a consultation for this, and we can discuss the options.
Can I remove my Semi Permanent Makeup if I change my mind?
Because it’s easy to add color and difficult to take away, I will be conservative in the initial application of your new color. Remember, this is semi permanent makeup, take advantage of the consultation to discuss your wants and needs.
Which skin conditions and factors can affect the outcome of a Permanent Makeup or Microblading procedure?
You often will hear professionals in the industry refer to skin type, dry, oily, etc. We cannot fully predict how long your treatment will last or how it will heal, as there are so many different variables. These variables can effect the longevity of your permanent makeup, and they can also effect the overall result. It is possible for the hair strokes to blur out quickly or pigment to fade quicker on certain individuals. In extreme cases your body could reject the pigment entirely, However, the treatment can still be performed and in most cases can still produce beautiful results.

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.

Internal factors- 

  • 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.

External factors-

  • 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?
Both treatments are a 2-part process. The first session is to design your new brows and deposit the first coat of pigment under the skin. When you leave they will look perfect, however, depending on skin type, aftercare and color choice they may heal lighter and possibly patchy after the first session. A little bit like painting a wall, after the second session your brows will really come to life. This second treatment is to perfect the shape and color, going over the whole brow again filling in any patches or shape change that may have occurred during the healing process.

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?
For all current prices, please request a treatment price guide.
How do I book and what happens next?
We would love for you to book an appointment, and you can book thru the website. We do require a $25.00 deposit to secure your booking. This will be put toward your semi permanent makeup appointment and is fully refundable if you wish to cancel, if you leave us with at least one-week notice. If you would like a consultation, this will be free of charge. At the time of consultation, we will offer you a patch test. IF YOU SUFFER FROM ANY ALLERGIC REACTIONS, PLEASE CALL ME FOR A QUICK PATCH TEST. That way we can see if we need to change to a different product.

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!

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