Permanent make-up, also known as micropigmentation, is a cosmetic procedure to create long-lasting eyeliner, lipliner or eyebrow definition
Having your face “tattooed” can be a very daunting prospect even for the brave. Some of the questions I know you’ve asked or should have asked yourself are: How can I ensure it will look natural, be the right shape, color, thickness, how long will it last, what happens if it goes wrong and most importantly how do I ensure it doesn’t?
We have the expertise and will answer all your questions and advice what is the best for you.
Safety: We are qualified and well trained and work in a clean, safe and appropriate environment, with the processes in place to deal with any complications.
What it involves
You will have a thorough consultation beforehand to discuss what type of look you would like to achieve and to agree the color, position and shape of the desired effect. Take time to reflect on your decision.
On the day
After we welcome you in our medical spa we will request you to fill out a questionnaire to make sure that you don’t have allergies that could cause problems. After we discussed the questionnaire we make you ready for the treatment. First an anaesthetic cream would be applied to the skin to numb it. The skin would then be sketched with a surgical pen. A sterile single-use needle would be inserted underneath the upper layers of skin to deposit pigmented granules. Each time the needle is inserted, a droplet of pigment is released into the tiny hole created. You may feel a slight stinging.
The procedure takes about two hours.
You’ll usually need two applications spaced four to six weeks apart, and “maintenance” or “top-up” treatments after one to three years.
We will apply a barrier cream. You’ll be advised to apply this twice daily if you feel the area drying out and repeat this for up to at least 7 days, or until the area has fully healed. The area may feel itchy or be quite dry while it is healing. Initially, the color may appear very intense. It takes about four weeks for the color to fade to its permanent shade.
The surrounding area may be red and a little swollen immediately after treatment and (depending on the procedure) for a few days afterwards. There may be a few spots of blood on the first day.
You’ll need to avoid direct jets from the shower or soaking in the bath for too long, as this may remove the pigment or increase the risk of infection. You’ll also need to steer clear of chlorinated water (such as swimming pools) and exposure to sunlight until it has fully healed.
It can take about two weeks to fully heal, after which time you’d be able to carry out your usual routine and use beauty products.