(for eyebrow & eyelash density)
Semi-permanent make-up is a very useful technique for treating eyebrow thinning or loss, enhancing eyelid margins and outlining of the mouth area. It is a form of semi-permanent tattooing that lasts 3-5 years, and will only need touch-ups at future sessions.
A patch test is required beforehand to exclude allergy to the product.
Colour is placed into the layer of skin known as the dermis. Because the outermost layer of skin, the epidermis, is always shedding and renewing itself, you are looking at the colour through a thin veil of skin. When your procedure is completed, the colour will appear darker than the end result. This is because the colour is in both the epidermis and the dermis. The colour in the top layer will flake off during the healing process. ‘Semi-permanent make-up’ is not permanent. The colour fades with time and the body removes some colour. You will need to have a colour boost procedure every 1-3 years depending on the colours used, your skin and the environment. Relax and enjoy your new long-lasting semi-permanent make-up designed to let you look like yourself, only better. Naturally.
Micropigmentation is the art and science of implanting colour into your skin. It is putting the right colour in the right place so you can look better naturally.
Semi Permanent Make-Up
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Semi-permanent cosmetic make-up helps replenish what time has taken away and gives back precious time you normally spend ‘putting on your face’. You can save up to 100 hours in a single year that were formerly spent struggling to draw eyebrows evenly or eyeliner half-way straight. That’s two and a half weeks of free time, plus the money you’ll save buying new and expensive cosmetics that rub off, smear, smudge and disappear during the day. Semi-permanent make-up is not intended to replace cosmetics completely. Because the colour is placed ‘in’ your skin and not ‘on’ your skin, a more natural, softer look results.
New topical anaesthetics have been developed especially for semi-permanent make-up for eyeliner, eyebrows and lip colour procedures. These creams and gels are applied to the area before and during the procedure to ensure you have the most comfortable experience possible. Some people describe the sensation as a ‘tingling’ feeling. Most people experience some discomfort, especially for lip colour procedures but it is common to hear that there was not as much pain as was expected. As the anaesthetic wears off after the procedure, cool packs are applied to soothe to the area.
It is important to wear sunglasses as your eyes may be temporarily sensitive to light. Eyebrow procedures have the least swelling. Lip colour often involves temporary swelling. You must let your practitioner know if you have a history of fever blisters so your doctor can prescribe medication.
Semi-permanent make-up is long-lasting. However, as you become accustomed to your new make-up it’s not uncommon to want more. You will want to freshen up your new make-up every couple of years. The darker the colour, such as black, the longer it will stay unchanged in your skin. Natural, delicate colours are often more vulnerable to the effects of sun, swimming and breakdown by the body. Both organic and inorganic pigments may be used to achieve the desired colour.