FAQs

Are There Any Side Effects During or After the Procedure?
While eyebrows may show little after effect, eyeliner and lips may show slight to moderate swelling.  This is very dependent upon the amount of work performed.  As examples; an eyelash enhancement will show very little response to the tattooing procedure compared to a more moderate response when wide eyeliner is performed.  The same philosophy applies to lip color procedures.  A lip liner or blended lip liner will show less effects of the procedure than that of a full lip color.  Also, some people swell more from minor skin infractions than others.During the procedure there may be some minor bleeding.  This again, is client specific.  Many people take blood thinners on a daily basis so some slight bleeding would be expected.  Others show little or no signs of bleeding.  Bruising is rare but again, if a person is on blood thinners, bruising could occur.  What is seen more often is that eyebrows rarely if ever produce any bruising; minor bruising during eyeliner procedures is possible if the skin being tattooed is very thin and close to the vascular system.  This also applies to lip procedures in the event the client is more mature.   If bruising does occur, typically it is minor and subsides in a few days.There is usually some tenderness for a few days. The color is much darker than you may expect for the first six to ten days. 

 

Do The Pigments Pose Allergy Problems?
People can develop an allergy to anything, anytime; however, pigment allergies are considered rare. Some doctors recommend that people with environmental allergies or allergies to conventional makeup have permanent cosmetic procedures because they can replace cosmetic products that people are sensitive to.  While allergic reactions to any type of tattooing pigments on the body or on the face through permanent cosmetics may occur at any point in time, they are extremely rare.
 

What’s a Touch-Up and Do I Need One?

Often the tattooed color is not perfect after the initial procedure heals. Permanent cosmetic procedures are a process and at least one follow-up to the initial procedure should be scheduled.  It is recommended that any required detail work to the original procedure be performed no sooner than four weeks after the original procedure.  The minimum standard for follow-up detail work for lip procedures is six weeks.  Lips have a different healing agenda than procedures performed on other parts of the face due to their delicate nature.  The cited time frames will vary depending on the health profile and age of the client, but these are good minimum standards for consideration. 

 

Can I Still Have an MRI Scan?
Numerous studies have shown that even for people who have large body tattoos there is little to no potential for irritation resulting from an MRI.In the rare instance where discomfort resulted, it was localized and very temporary. However, with that said, it is prudent to advise your MRI technician that you have permanent cosmetics. 

 

How long does it last?

This varies from client to client, for example if you have dark hair it may last longer than for the fair haired client.  Some pigment will remain in the skin permanently but will gradually fade over time.   Depending on how well you take care of your newly Microbladed Eyebrows, they should last anywhere from 6 months to 1 year with one touch up.  As the skin exfoliates, the colour will fade.  A recommended “colour boost” should be applied 6 months to a year after “touch up”.

 

Will I get my results straight away?

The pigment will be approximately 40% darker and a lot stronger for up to a week after treatment.  Some clients experience some swelling and redness which normally subsides within 48 hours.  Your brows may become dry & flakey in 3-7 days after treatment.  Healing balm must be applied.

After 1 week your colour will seem to have disappeared, however the pigment will start to develop over the next 2 to 6 weeks.  After the first treatment you may find your colour has not healed evenly due to flaking skin.  This depends on your skin’s personal healing process.  This is normally balanced in your second ‘top up’ procedure.

 

Does PMU work on everybody’s skin?

Permanent make up results can be unsuccessful on certain skin types.  This includes clients with large open pores and very oily skin.  In some cases, an additional 3rd top up treatment maybe required at a small cost.  With that in mind, it is strongly inadvisable to tattoo an area more than 3 times within the year period.  I cannot guarantee results but I will always use my best judgement to obtain the best result possible.


Does it Hurt:

Depending on your pain threshold, most clients report a discomfort feeling rather than pain.  In the beginning process, you will feel a scratching sensation as I am marking and outlining the shape.  A numbing spray and cream is applied in the beginning and during the procedure.  Once the cream sets and absorbs, little feeling still remains.  This cream does not numb the entire discomfort, you will still feel something.


Can I work out or do any sports activity?

Preferably we suggest you not to sweat 10 days after treatment.  We also recommend no water activity for 2 weeks.

 

Is it OK if I get botox?

Although Botox is recommended to wear off before the Permanent Makeup treatment, it  is considered safe one month before or after treatment.

 

Can I get this treatment while I’m pregnant or breast feeding?

Although pigments are harmless, for liability purposes we suggest you wait.

 

Who would benefit from Permanent Makeup?

  • People with over plucked or tweezed brows that won’t grow back.
  • People with sparse or gap brows
  • Anyone that lacks shape and definition in their brows
  • People experiencing a lack of pigment in the hair who need more volume
  • Ladies who have little time for the daily ritual of applying makeup
  • Women with vision problems or wear contact lens
  • Women or Men with hair loss due to alopecia or chemotherapy or have sparse hair growth.
  • Models and women in the public eye who need to look their best at all times
  • Sportswomen

 

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