Frequently Asked Questions – Semi Permanent Makeup
Semi permanent Makeup is also known as Permanent Makeup, Permanent Cosmetics, Micropigmentation and Cosmetic Tattooing.
Semi Permanent Makeup is a treatment where hypo-allergenic pigments are implanted into the dermal layer of the skin to restore eybrows, or enhance eyes and lips.
What are the benefits?
- For those who suffer from conditions causing hair loss such as overplucking, ageing, alopecia, treatment for cancer or trauma such as burns.
– Restores facial features as well as framing the eyes.
- An excellent anti-ageing treatment.
- Time saved for those who make up daily. No smudged or melting make up.
– For those with overplucked, faded or thin eyebrows.
– A long lasting alternative for those allergic to conventional cosmetics.
– For swimmers and athletes.
– For the disabled or those who have problems with their sight.
– For men and women with eyebrow scars caused by piercings or trauma.
Is it safe?
Dermaticians use only medical grade equipment and hypo-allergenic (EU approved) pigments. Extensive training to advanced level has been undertaken with leading micropigmentation companies in the UK. Professional development is continual with workshops and masterclasses attended in London and the UK. With hundreds of semi permanent makeup treatments carried out to date, we work under strict hygiene standards in fully registered premises. A portfolio of work is always available to new clients.
Dermaticians are fully insured. Jeni Watson RN is a member of the British School of Dermagraphic Art and is registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
What does the treatment involve?
To give the best possible results we carry out a detailed consultation and patch test. We always give plenty of time to allow you to ask questions and discuss desired shape, colour and aftercare advice. A a “less is better” approach is used initially to give clients a chance to adjust to their new look.
For the first few days after the initial procedure, the colour will look dark. This will ‘heal, flake and fade’ to a more natural tone and subtle effect. (Fading can be 20% – 40% and is dependent on several factors). A “top up” session is carried out 6 weeks later and final adjustments made such as darkening the colour. Occasionally a 3rd session is necessary to complete the treatment.
When is the best time to have SPMU?
As the initial result will look dark in the first few days, we advise clients not to have the treatment immediately before going away or an important occasion such as a job interview. The treated area needs to be kept as dry as possible for at least 48 hours, so swimming is not recommended during that time. It is advisable to have washed hair prior to treatment.
Is it painful?
A medical grade topical numbing cream is used. Comfort levels can vary from person to person and some clients do find it uncomfortable. However, this is soon forgotten when clients see the final result!
How long will it last?
With good aftercare, this lasts on average 1 – 5 years and in some cases longer. Results can vary due to age, skin type, health and lifestyle. In order to keep the SPMU looking fresh, a colour boost is recommended after 12 - 18 months. This is a single treatment and is usually charged at half current prices.
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