Is it painful?
For brows, most people either do not feel anything at all, or say it feels like the brows are being tweezed or scratched. Eyeliner can be surprisingly relaxing, as most people do not feel anything at all and some even fall asleep during the procedure. Lips can be a bit more tender as there are many blood vessels and nerve endings, but most people tolerate it just fine. Everybody is different when it comes to sensitivity. I do my very best to make sure you are comfortable from start to finish and for sensitive areas a topical anaesthetic cream can be used.
What is the difference between Microblading and Ombre?
Microblading is a manual technique (hair strokes/hair imitation). Ombre is a machine technique (pencil/powder effect). Please check my portfolio photos with description.
Is semi-permanent makeup like tattooing?
Semi-permanent makeup is similar to tattooing in the process, but the pigments are designed to fade and therefore it doesn’t have the permanency of a regular tattoo.
How long does permanent make up last?
Semi-Permanent makeup will last anywhere from 1-3 years. However, skin type, lifestyle, the density of colour implanted into the skin (softer enhancements do not last as long as strong, bold ones) and maintenance all take part in of the duration. Periodic touch ups are recommended to maintain the desired look.
Is a touch-up required?
One or two applications may be required to achieve the desired results. It is not uncommon to lose up to 50% of the pigment after first application, that’s why touch-up(s) are necessary.
Will the colour change over time?
In my work l use highest quality Powder Brows pigments which do not turn into blue/green/purple colours over time if You maintenance it well. The colour will just slowly soften over time, that’s why I highly recommend having regular colour boosts.
Am I being able to see my eyebrows/lips/eyeliner shape before the actual treatment?
Yes, I always draw the shape for client to see before the actual treatment for approval.
How do I know if permanent makeup is for me?
Most people are tired of constantly filling in their brows, putting on eyeliner or lipstick and are looking for a more permanent solution. If this describes you, then this is for you. Also, if you have suffered from some sort of hair/colour loss or are looking for a more natural look without putting in so much effort, you are a good candidate for permanent makeup. Permanent makeup is also great for people who are active, always on the go, busy moms, people in the entertainment industry who need to look good at any given time, or women who simply want to spend less time in front of the mirror.
Should I get my eyebrows shaped before coming or grow them back?
There is no need to shape your eyebrows before you come in. As I am highly experienced in brow shaping, it will help me to create a shape that suits your facial structure. Following the treatment your brow hair will grow as normal. Once your first treatment has been completed, it is then your responsibility to maintain the shape of your brows by plucking or waxing between appointments. It is recommended to wait at least 2-3 weeks to wax following your treatment appointment.
Can I get my eyebrows or lashes tinted before or after having a cosmetic tattoo?
Yes, you can. No later than 7 days before procedure and it is recommended to wait a minimum of 3 weeks following your treatment appointment before tinting or lightening to ensure the skin has healed.
Can you retouch my cosmetic tattoo done elsewhere?
I do not simply retouch other artists work for a retouch price as it often involves more work for me. I am very particular about my shape and therefore I will assess if the work you have had previously can be gone over. Unfortunately, there are some cases where previous work is either too dark, the shape is too different to what I would recommend, or it is too uneven and cannot be altered. In such cases it may be advised to have it removed first..
Why do I need to pay deposit and why it is non-refundable?
It simply helps me to cover costs of time and rent when people do not show up, as I allow up to two- three hours for the treatments and I have many enquiries for the appointments. Therefore, the deposit is non-refundable for cancellation or change of mind.
Can I bring family and friends along?
Due to the level of concentration, skill and hygiene required, it is unfortunate that I am unable to allow family and friends to be present during the process of the treatment. However, if you wish to bring someone they are welcome to sit in the waiting area
What about sun exposure and using sun beds before/after a treatment?
You need to avoid sun and sun beds before and after the treatment. Due to the increased blood flow in the exposed area of the skin, more pigment particles will be taken away by the lymphatic system, and since the natural healing process hasn’t been over, dramatic fading is inevitable. There is also high risk of scarring. So ideally no sun/sun beds exposure for 7 days before and after the treatment. After the area has healed, it is vital to use a sunscreen on it religiously with the SPF no less than 30, as exposure to the sun over time can cause fading and discolouration of the pigment.
Are the results guaranteed?
Client results will vary from person to person. Although it is effective and can last up to 2 years in most cases, no guarantee can be made about the length of time they will last. Since everyone’s skin is different, it is very important that each client understands that I cannot guarantee how long the pigment will retain in your skin. Retention depends on your skin type, texture, oiliness, and aftercare. Most clients will need 12-18 month touch-up, but results will vary from person to person.
Unfortunately, not everyone can undergo micropigmentation treatments as there are some pre-existing conditions that could make the treatment potentially harmful or unsafe. Please read carefully our eligibility criteria to make sure any of the procedures we offer are suitable for you.
YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO UNDERTAKE SKIN MICROPIGMENTATION TREATMENTS IF:
- You’re under 18 years old.
- You’re pregnant or breastfeeding.
- You suffer from a viral or infectious disease.
- You suffer from any bleeding disorder such as haemophilia.
- You’ve had organ transplant or heart problems/surgery.
- You have some skin irritation or condition over or near the area to be treated such as an eczema or psoriasis.
- You’re being treated for acne problems with isotretinoin.
- You’ve been medically diagnosed with keloid scarring.
- You suffer from hyperpigmentation.
- You are allergic to any of the material and/or substances involved in the desired treatment.
FOR THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS, YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE WITH DOCTOR’S APPROVAL
- Once your acne treatment with isotretinoin has ended.
- If you suffer from herpes simplex.
- If you suffer from diabetes type 1.
- If you suffer from epilepsy.
- If you’re taking any type of prescription medication or antibiotics.
- If you’re being treated with anticoagulants.
- If you suffer from any autoimmune disease such as cancer or HIV.
- If you suffer from glaucoma.
- If you have vitiligo.
IN THE FOLLOWING CASES, YOU WILL HAVE TO WAIT BEFORE UNDERGOING ANY OF OUR TREATMENTS:
- If you had any type of surgery.
- If you had eye surgery.
- If you are scarring over or near the area to be treated.
- If you had botox injections and it hasn’t worn off.
- If you had any type of dermal fillers injected and it hasn’t worn off.
- If you had any skin beauty treatment such as chemical peels, dermal rollers, etc. during the previous 3 weeks.