Does Permanent Makeup hurt?
It is paramount to me that you are comfortable during the procedure. I offer a topical aesthetic before and throughout. Most clients describe it as a slight scratchy sensation that disappears as the anaesthetic does its job.
How long is the recovery process?
The recovery is minimal. You can go back to your everyday life straight away. Your colour can be up to 70% darker during the first 3-4 days. You may experience light swelling on eye liner procedures as the skin is very thin in this area. Some also experience minimal swelling of the lip area. This will only last a day or two, then the crust that forms will start to flake away revealing a lighter and more natural colour. In many cases the client wishes to go darker on their top up appointment. It is always best to air on the side of caution on the first procedure. It is easy to add more colour, but not to remove it.
What if I don’t like the results?
I go to great lengths to ensure that you are happy with the colour and the shape and because of this I have never had a client who is not happy with the results of their Permanent Makeup. This may not be the case with every technician however, so I am able to offer advice and corrective help for any procedures done elsewhere that have not turned out as expected.
Does it matter if I have botox or fillers?
No it doesn’t matter if you have either of these. However I would not perform a Permanent Makeup procedure on someone who has had or is going to have either of these within 6 weeks of the botox or fillers as there is a risk of the permanent makeup being in the wrong place as a result.
Will I still need to tweeze?
Yes. Permanent Makeup will not interfere with your hair growth.
What qualifications and experience do you have?
I have been in the beauty industry for over 10 years and have a very artistic approach to all my procedures. I trained extensively one to one with the head trainer and owner of the internationally renowned Permanent Makeup Academy. I have performed many procedures all to the delight of my clients. (to see more please have a look at my About me page)
What ethnicities do you treat?
Permanent makeup is suitable for all ethnicities. I have an excellent understanding of skin tone and colour theory, so this stands me in good stead to perform permanent makeup on any skin tone. (please see my information page on skin tone.)
What about Health and Safety?
The government has amended the Local government (miscellaneous Provisions) act 1982 by means of Local Government Act 2003. This gives local authorities new specific powers to regulate businesses providing semi permanent skin colouring (micropigmention, cosmetic tattooing, semi permanent makeup, permanent makeup) section 120 and schedule 6. The Department of Health has published guidelines about this. You can find out more on ‘Regulation of tattooing and body piercing businesses’ on your local authority web site. I adhere strictly to all of the guidelines. I only use genuine top quality pigments which are non toxic and hypo-allergenic, bought straight from the manufacturer, state-of-the-art digital machinery and disposable, single use, applicators. I am full insured and hold all appropriate licences.