Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Permanent Makeup Frequently Asked Questions

Permanent Make Up Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is permanent make-up?
Permanent makeup is also known as electro-pigmentation, micro-pigmentation and semi-permanent make-up.

Permanent cosmetic makeup is a state of the art form of cosmetic tattooing that bridges the gap between plastic surgery and corrective cosmetic non-surgical techniques.

This cosmetic procedure uses advanced techniques to implant sterilized pigments into the ‘shallow’ dermal layer of the skin.


Who benefits from permanent makeup?
SENSITIVE SKIN: People who are Allergic to conventional cosmetics.

POST SURGICAL: Reconstruction of areolas after surgery; camouflage of scars from burns, redefinition of facial features.

ALOPECIA: Who have lost some or all of their facial hair, including eyebrows and/or eyelashes.

CHEMOTHERAPY: Recipients with full or partial hair loss.

VITILIGO: Who may have areas of skin which have lost their pigment.

PHYSICALLY ACTIVE: Sports enthusiasts who does not like smudged eyeliner or smeared eyebrows.

VISION AND MOTOR IMPAIRED: People with poor eyesight or an unsteady hand.

ACTRESSES, and MODELS, ENTERTAINERS: Who have to look good ALL the time and have very little time for conventional makeup.

And of course it’s a must for anyone who wants to look good without having to spend hours in front of the mirror.


Does Permanent Make-up hurt?
This is an area you don’t need to worry about. The procedure is performed with your comfort in mind. Topical anesthetics (e.g. creams) are used to minimise discomfort.


How is the procedure carried out?
On the day of treatment a thorough consultation will be conducted and suggestions may be offered regarding the enhancement of your natural beauty, and once you are happy with the colour effect chosen, a design is created to ensure you are completely happy with the shape before the procedure commences.


Is it a lengthy process? How long does the treatment take?
Not really. Usually 1 hour 15 minutes is allocated for the complete treatment as described above.


How long will it last?
Permanent Make-up can last anything from 1 – 5 years but it is dependent on several factors such as age, skin type, exposure to ultra violet rays and swimming. A colour refresher treatment is recommended every 12-18 months to maintain the colour intensity.


Is Permanent Make-up safe?
The pigments used in permanent makeup are absolutely safe. All pigments are made of natural minerals that are specifically selected for their safe, non-toxic and hypo allergenic properties. Ophthalmologists rather recommend eye procedures for women sensitive to conventional cosmetics.


After the treatment can I go out without everyone noticing?
Many people are fortunate to have only a little bit of redness that lasts for an hour or so after the treatment. Other people may have slight swelling. After a procedure the colour implanted will be darker, more intense and generally it is only you who notices the darker colour. Dependant on client age and skin type the treated area should heal within 3-10 days.


Can I correct make-up if I don’t like it?
Certainly you can. If you have had a bad experience somewhere, and you are really unhappy with the results of your treatment there are options available to you. The colour and shape can be restored using correctional work and a new design can be created as you wish, whenever possible.


How much does it cost?
The treatment cost varies depending on the area treated. Compared with many other cosmetic enhancements, for example dermal fillers and Botox which require frequent and costly maintenance, permanent makeup is a comparatively low cost option. A price list can be sent out to you on request and is explained at consultation.