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Permanent Makeup is arguably the most positive and life-changing cosmetic treatment available within the beauty industry today. Permanent Makeup can help you regain confidence by restoring features lost or compromised due to the ravages of time or illness, making a real and positive life-changing difference to the way that you look and feel! Permanent Makeup closely imitates perfectly applied conventional makeup on the brows, eyes and lips, offering a great alternative to the tedious daily makeup application routine! Also known as Cosmetic Tattooing, Micro-Pigmentation and Permanent Cosmetics, Permanent Makeup involves the artistic implantation of the highest grade hypo-allergenic pigments into the dermal layer of the skin, creating a beautifully natural shape, colour and texture, resembling perfectly applied makeup… day or night!

As permanent makeup has become increasingly popular all around the world, women are discovering they have more time and less stress as they do not have to worry about applying make-up. Emerging as an industry in the late 1970’s permanent makeup has rapidly grown over the last 10 years as a prominent part of the health and beauty industry being used by millions of women to improve their daily lives and self-esteem. When permanent make-up is done by a qualified technician it will enhance the existing natural features of the face. Standard procedures for Permanent make-up include enhancing or creating eyebrows, eyeliner, full lip colouring/lip liner. More recently paramedical cosmetic tattooing or paramedical permanent makeup has emerged as a highly specialized field.

Permanent makeup can provide liberation from embarrassing scars, burns and skin imperfections by utilizing corrective pigment camouflaging. Breast cancer survivors that have had reconstructive surgery are often referred to technicians by plastic surgeons. Women who have had mastectomies can benefit by using permanent makeup to recreate an authentic areola, which gives colour and circle definition for the illusion of a natural breast. The Permanent cosmetics industry is constantly implementing the best and safest industry standard practices in all procedures done. Together with the professional permanent makeup artist’s manufactures and suppliers are always working on ensuring the best cosmetic pigments and sterilized tools are being used according to industry regulations.

IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW:

On arrival you will be asked to compete an in depth consultation form which you will be required to do 20minutes before your appointment.  The therapist will go through your form with you as well as discuss your preferences and expectations of the treatment.  Your eyebrows will be shaped and drawn in, to your approval as well as choosing a colour. Once you are happy with the shape and colour, we will begin the procedure – which usually takes an average of an hour and a half.

A touch up is always recommended 8-12 weeks after your initial procedure.  Clients are advised to give their eyebrows at least a month to see the true healed result.  After care instructions will be given to each client to ensure the best healed results possible and must be followed accordingly.

Please note: After the procedure your eyebrows will look perfect as they have been tattooed, the colour will then appear much darker and fuller than the desired result round about day 5, between day 4- 7 they form a scab and start to flake off slightly.  Between days 7-9 they will look a little patchy.  By day 14 they would have faded quite substantially however, by day 28 the colour would have darkened slightly again.  At this stage we can evaluate what touch ups are necessary. The area must be kept as clean as possible to avoid infections or complications. Touching the area should be avoided as well as applying makeup.  Exposure to water (showering, swimming, sweating, steam rooms) must be avoided at all costs for the first 7-10 days. Failure to follow after care instructions will result in poor healed results.

 

PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT:

To ensure best results, please make sure of the following:

  • Your health is in good condition.
  • 48 hours before and after your permanent makeup appointment: Avoid alcohol and aspirin/ibuprofen. Make sure you aren’t sunburnt. Gently exfoliate the area you are tattooing. Avoid any chemical peels or Botox.
  • One week before: Increase your water intake to improve hydration levels. Stop taking the following supplements (Omega 3, Gingko Biloba, Vitamin E, B6,) as they contribute to thinning the blood. These vitamins may be resumed 72 hours after the procedure.
  • If a client is using a lash growth serum they need to stop using it 3 months before having the eyeliner procedure done.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please consult your medical practitioner regarding any prescribed medication.

On the day of your appointment: try and limit your caffeine intake and avoid exercise on that day.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Microblading originated in the East and has increasingly popular over the last 2 years. The technician would deposit pigment, superficially in the upper region of the dermis with the use of a hand tool (with attached needles fused together in a curvilinear grouping), to create natural crisp hair strokes on your own eyebrow. The healed result leaves natural crisp fine hair strokes.
When Microblading, the therapist goes over the specific area 1-2 times to make sure lines are crisp and not overlapping. Due to this, less pigment can be implanted which would cause it to fade substantially over time and possibly to fade completely. The client’s health, aftercare and skin type does play a role in the longevity of the cosmetic tattoo. Clients are recommended to have a touch up every 2-3 years.
Shaded brows has a more powder filled look as the whole brow area is shaded. These types of brows are recommended for clients who have gaps in their brows or no hair whatsoever. A shaded brows, although “coloured” in, still (when healed) looks soft and natural. For clients who want very dramatic brows, this can be achieved by the same method, however the technician will go over the area a lot more than if the client wanted a softer look. Colour enhancements are recommended every 3-6 years.
When doing an eyeliner the technician will do an in-depth consultation with you to assess your needs and see what you are wanting before the procedure will start. Once a consultation form has been filled out the technician will numb your eyelids in preparation for the procedure. The technician would deposit pigment in the skin with a hand tool to create a crisp line. A secondary anaesthetic is used during the procedure to re-numb the area to make the procedure as comfortable as possible.
The initial procedure, clients are requested to fill out an in depth consultation form which can take up to 15 minutes. While consult forms are being completed the client would be numbed simultaneously. Thereafter the therapist would discuss all the ins and outs of the procedure as well as the desired shape and colour the client would want. The actual procedure can take up to an hour and a half.
A touch up is necessary 8-12 weeks after your initial procedure for perfection, correct saturation of colour and durability. Factors that can influence retention include; your own skins retention of pigment, skin type, age, health, aftercare, hydration levels to name but a few. Thereafter a colour enhancement will need to be done every 1-3 years for Microblading and 3-6 years for shaded brows.
After the treatment has been done the area may be slightly inflamed and possibly a little red, however this will subside within a few hours. There is absolutely no downtime so normal activities (excluding ones that consist of water) can be resumed. The treated area will appear much bolder and darker for the first 7-10 days until the area has fully healed. Once the area has healed, client should expect the colour to be 20-40% lighter
Minor discomfort may be expected. We numb you before the treatment as well as during the treatment to help ease any discomfort. The discomfort would vary from client to client depending on the individuals own pain threshold.
We are able to work over the area even if the work was done elsewhere. If a client isn’t happy with the work done previously then a consultation needs to be booked in advance so we can discuss all the options available to try correct it and to avoid any disappointment or unrealistic expectations. This could include quite a few more touch ups and possibly some form of removal depending on what the client would like to fix.
The following conditions would need to be approved by your doctor accompanied by a note; • Diabetic • Pregnancy • Breastfeeding moms • Cancer/ Chemotherapy
• Being on antibiotics • Any recent operations ( or being under anaesthetic) • Blood thinning medication Any unhealthy immune system in a client may affect the procedure as well as the retention of the colour.

AFTERCARE

Eyebrows

  • For a shaded brow you would wipe the brow every hour with a wet wipe for the first day, thereafter you would only apply the aftercare cream provided twice daily for 5 days.
  • Avoid contact with water for 5 days.
  • Avoid all creams or makeup around the treated area for 5 days.
  • After the first 24 hours, apply cream/ ointment 2-3 times a day with an earbud.
  • Avoid sun exposure for a month after the procedure.
  • Avoid heavy sweating for the week after the treatment.
  • After 4-5 days the dead skin will form a scab and start to peel off.
  • DO NOT pull or peel the scab off, let it peel off by itself, otherwise this could cause scarring and pigment loss.
  • After the scab peels off the colour will be lighter and look more natural.

Please note:
During the first week the colour will be VERY dark.

EYELINER:

  • Avoid contact with water for 5 days.
  • Do not wear contact lenses during the procedure or for 24 hours thereafter.
  • Lubricating eye drops may be used if eyes feel a little dry or irritated.
  • No makeup may be used around the eye area (including mascara) for 5 days after the procedure.
  • Avoid sun exposure for a month after the procedure.
  • Avoid heavy sweating for the week after the treatment.
  • Use an ice bag (put tissues under the ice bag) to relieve swelling if needed.
  • Apply cream/ ointment 2-3 times a day with a cotton bud.
  • Clean inside of eye with a cotton bud.
  • DO NOT TOUCH AREA WITH FINGERS!!
  • After 4-5 days the dead skin will form a scab and start to peel off.
  • DO NOT pull or peel the scab off, let it peel off by itself.
  • After the scab peels off the colour will be lighter and look more natural.