Does it hurt?
You will feel a slight discomfort, similar to tweezing the brows. The pain is minimised as much as possible by using a topical anaesthetic before the treatment for 15 to 20 minutes. The client can then relax and this allows proper insertion of the pigment.
How long does it last?
It depends on the shade of the pigment used, skin type, medical conditions and the lifestyle of the client. We take into account that in order to keep the pigment looking fresh, a colour boost is required 12 – 18 months after doing the initial procedure.
How many appointments will I need?
Generally 2 appointments are required (included on price) but some people may need an extra session with a cost of £50): your first appointment will include a thorough consultation where we will need to take photographs and check all medical details, choose colour and shape, on the first session we prefer to go as natural as possible so you will have time to get used to the new shape and colour. A second appointment is a control procedure, normally done after 6 weeks. Any imperfections that may have occurred during the healing period; due to the skin coming away etc, are rectified during this session.
How long does it take to heal?
The skin will heal at different rates according to the strength of your immune system, your lifestyle and the care you take. As a general rule two weeks is the amount of time it will take for the skin to stop flaking and itching. However a minimum of four weeks is required before coming back for a refill, as the dermal layer needs time to recover.
Why does the pigment fade?
Permanent makeup is also called Micropigmentation as it uses micro pigments. Because they lack size, they also lack density of colour, so the colour fades quicker. When the pigment molecules are bigger, the colour would be more dense and more permanent, just like normal tattoo pigment.
Permanent Cosmetics (also known as Semi Permanent Make up, Micro pigmentation and Cosmetic Tattooing) allow women of all ages, and a growing number of men, to enhance and define their natural features creating a beautiful finish which will compliment or even replace the use of conventional make up.
Why not use permanent ink ?
Pigment, whether permanent or not, changes colour over time, especially when exposed to the sun. Black pigment goes grey, green or blue, brown can go pink or orange. You can accept that for a body tattoo, but your eyebrows? or as eyeliner?
Yes you can top up a permanent tattoo to keep the colour fresh, but you’ll never be able to change the shape without lasering off the unwanted bits.
Why would you want to change the shape? …Does skin stay tight forever? Do people have or need brow lifts?
If you’ve chosen a fashion style of brow to be tattooed on permanently, how much do styles change, and your style, will you want those eyebrows when you’re 80, grey and wrinkly ?
That’s the colour and shape dealt with, but how well does permanent pigment stay crisp and clear in the skin? If you’re looking for a tattoo with lots of fine detail, the tattooist will always ask you to go large or cut out having so much detail. Well you’ve seen old tattoos, and tattoos on old people, they blur. Fine detail goes and the edges smudge, I’ll put the thought back in your head about the splodge of green tattoos that used to be crisp black lines. Why does it become smudged ? Skin changes and thins as we age, some colour is absorbed by the body, and some pigment remains, without its crisp edge.
Is it safe ?
When it’s carried out by a fully trained and experienced technician, yes. The pigments we use are hygienically prepared and packaged, created from natural minerals, specifically selected for their safe, non-toxic, hypoallergenic properties.
Permanent make up is the art of using pigments, in the form of natural iron oxide to the dermal layer of the skin in almost any colour the client chooses. The results derived from permanent cosmetic enhancements are a convenient ‘quick fix’ with long lasting results – appropriate for today’s busy life styles.
Can I keep my own brow hair?
Once you and Katherine have decided on the best brow shape, any hair within that shape can stay and will only make the work look more natural. Any hair outside the shape can be waxed or tweezed just as you would normally do with your normal brow maintenance.
Do I need an allergy test ?
Yes, a test can be carried out a minimal 2 hours prior to a procedure to see if there is any sign of an immediate allergic reaction. Pigment allergy tests are inconclusive and will not guarantee you to have no future reaction, they are more for your piece of mind rather than any result. Allergic reactions to pigments and numbing creams are exceedingly rare.
Can I bring someone with me ?
Yes you can bring one person with you, it’s quite nice to bring along a friend, family member or partner and they can stay in the room with us during the consultation but before start the procedure they will need to stay in the waiting area, this is becouse the client need to be as relax as possible. Please let us know if you are bringing someone along. No one under 18 years old is allowed during this procedure. (sorry but pets are not allowed)
What happens after the treatment ?
Afterwards the area may be a little swollen and red, this is very individual. The colour will appear darker and more intense, this lasts for several days as the area begins to heal. Aftercare advice and balms will have been given to make this initial healing more comfortable.
Complete healing can take 2 to 4 weeks, during this time the pigment will mature into the skin and its true colour will emerge.
Top up visits are after 4 weeks.
What must I do before and After my treatment?
If you are prone to coldsores it is important that you take an ant-viral medication before having a lip enhancement. As a general rule 3 days before and 3 days after should be sufficient. Your doctor can prescribe Acciclover tablets for you. The procedure does not cause cold sores, but if the virus is lying dormant in the skin it can irritate it and can cause an outburst.
If you have had an eye procedure and you are prone to eye infections, it is advisable that you purchase an antibiotic eye cream that contains Chloraphenical such as Optrex Eyes or Golden Eye. You can find these at any Chemist. They will prevent and treat any unwanted infections. Please apply a healing balm to the enhancement 3 times a day to keep it from drying up and flaking off. Do not pick, peel or touch your new enhancement and allow it to heal naturally on its own, taking care to follow your after care guidelines.
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