Does it hurt?
I would say no. Everyone has different pain thresholds so it’s hard to say exactly how you will feel but it’s nothing to worry about I promise. I am extremely gentle as I have a low pain threshold myself so I am very sensitive to your needs! Some people may experience slight discomfort and others will feel nothing at all. Brows – no more than tweezing or waxing. Eyes – like you have been crying for a while, and they may feel a little sore at the end. Lips – probably the more sensitive area but a soothing cream can be applied afterwards if desired, and any mild discomfort usually only lasts for about an hour after treatment.
How long does it last?
This varies but as a general guide expect it to last anywhere between 9-18 months depending on your skin type, how you look after your enhancement, environmental factors, health, sun exposure, sun bed use, skin creams… These and many more can all play a part in premature fading and some areas (such as health) are out of your hands. As there are so many variables to this question and everyone is individual and unique in their lifestyles, it’s hard to give a definitive answer.
What if I have a procedure and then I hate it?
This will never happen, I absolutely promise you. Due to the way I carry out your treatment everything is covered and there is nothing that you are not informed of prior to going ahead. I am very good at managing your expectations and am very honest about what can and can’t be achieved. At the same time, I will refuse to carry out work that I think may result in an undesirable end result so you can be assured you are in safe, caring and professional hands.
Are the pigments and materials used safe?
Yes absolutely! All pigments are pharmaceutical grade, hypo allergenic, gamma sterilised and manufactured under very strict European guidelines that govern the production, sterilisation and ingredients. Rest assured the equipment used is not only the latest in sophisticated digital technology, but is also 100% safe by design that ensures no cross contamination is possible. All equipment complies with HSE requirements.
What colours should I choose?
There is a correct colour for everyone. I will take into consideration your natural skin colour, hair colour and eye colour. A soft, natural colour is always preferred. Together we will decide on the perfect colour to suit you!
What factors will affect permanent make-up?
There are a few variables here but a few include; the sun / sunbeds. The sun fades pigment much faster so a minimum SPF50 sun block is recommended daily to prolong your enhancement (available in clinic), also on application sun exposure will result in poor implantation. The choice of colour, a lighter colour will fade faster than a darker colour. Skin care, some creams contain ingredients that exfoliate the skin, this will speed up the fading process. Medication can affect the implantation and retention of pigment and this is discussed at your consultation.
Could I have it done in my home?
Absolutely NOT! A reputable technician must have premises that are licenced, authorised and regulated by the local authority. Having work carried out in your own home or anyone else’s, is not acceptable.
Why do you only offer permanent makeup and skin refining treatments?
The old fashioned saying “jack of all trades, master of none” comes into play here! I am dedicated to becoming an absolute master of my craft. I strive for perfection and have developed a “brow obsession” so am in my element focusing on gaining deeper knowledge in my chosen fields. HD and LVL strongly compliment my permanent makeup work, and each other, so are offered to give you great choice – pre or post treatment.