Frequently Asked Questions

Permanent makeup

General FAQ about permanent makeup. See specific FAQ on each treatment page.
What is Permanent Makeup?

Permanent Make-up is an innovative procedure, a totally safe form of cosmetic tattooing in which pharmaceutical grade pigments are implanted into the dermal layer of the skin in almost any colour of your choice. Even if you only want a very subtle look, permanent make-up will enhance your natural features and you still have the option of conventional make-up to change your look to suit any occasion.

Am I suitable for Permanent Makeup?

Most people over the age of 18 years from the young to the mature who desire a soft, natural enhancement to their appearance. During your consultation, Sian will discuss with you specifically which treatments will suit you best taking into account your expectations, facial features, skin tone and choose pigment colours to complement your lifestyle.

Are there any restrictions on who can have Permanent Makeup?

Yes. People who cannot be treated are/with:
Under 18 years old
Pregnant and lactating women
Skin conditions such as psoriasis
Healing disorders or uncontrolled high blood pressure
Cancer/chemotherapy: (doctors approval may be necessary)

See our treatment terms for full details

Who would this procedure benefit?

Anyone who wants the convenience of perfectly applied make-up all the time and doesn’t want the hassle of having their make-up smudged throughout the day. Clients include: people who continually use a brow pencil due to over plucking or illness; people with allergies to conventional make-up; people who wear contact lens/glasses; those who are unable to apply their own make. You will save valuable hours every week by not having to apply and reapply your makeup. So if you would like to wake up with make-up then this procedure just may be for you.

Will I feel any discomfort?

This can vary from person to person and depending on individual pain thresholds and the procedures performed. Some clients report a slight scratchy feeling and others say they feel hardly anything at all. Every effort is made to minimise the discomfort for the client and prior to the procedure, before and during the procedure creams are applied and to help minimise any discomfort.

What can I expect after the procedure?

Immediately after the treatment you may experience some mild swelling and redness, which will subside between 2 – 4 hours. Most normal activities can be resumed immediately after the procedure. The treated area will look considerably darker about 30-50% for a few days after and as the skin heals and rejuvenates, the colour will soften and lighten, revealing a more natural desired look.

How long will the procedure take?

Depending on the area of application, the procedure will take from one to two hours to complete. 2-3 hours is allocated for each appointment to allow for careful consideration of shape and colour.

How long will it take to heal?

A few days following the procedure, a light crust will form over the treated area and it may feel quite itchy. During this time the area will look a lot darker, but over the next few days this crust will flake off and is common for the colour to lighten by up to 50%. You will receive a healing balm which should be used 4 times daily on the treated area for 7-10 days. You will need to avoid water on the treated area for the duration of the healing, including sweat, so it is advised to limit gym use for around a week after your treatment.

How long does it last?

This can vary with each individual, dependant on age, skin type, lifestyle and how well you look after your permanent make-up enhancement. Although colour can last up to 2 years, the colour gradually continues to get lighter over time as the skin rejuvenates. It is recommended to maintain the fresh look of the treatment, a colour boost procedure should be carried out every 6- 12 months.

Is the procedure safe?

Health and Safety is paramount and Sian uses only the latest state of the art computerised equipment with fully disposable ‘single use ’applicator cartridges for every client.

A code of practice is followed that ensures a very safe treatment with the strictest hygiene and sterilisation standards. Hypoallergenic pigments that meet European medical standards are used and an allergy test is carried out before each procedure. Sian holds all relevant certificates and licenses along with comprehensive liability/risk insurance. The premises and all equipment used have been fully inspected by the environmental executives and comply with all Health and Safety requirements.

Is Permanent Makeup expensive?

If you balance out the cost against the lasting results Permanent Makeup gives you, the treatments offer great value. If you maintain the fresh look of your enhancements with a colour boost, which is charged at 50% of the initial treatment cost you have perfectly applied makeup 24|7 for as little as £16 a month, a small cost for the convenience of having makeup that does not smudge or wipe away.

Are there medical consent forms to fill out?

Yes. All consent and medical forms must be completely filled out before your actual procedure. You will receive a pre-procedure information  & aftercare advice pack. Please contact us to request the forms to be sent to you.

Will a photo of my treatment be on the website & instagram?

Only if you give Sian Dellar or her team permission to use the photos.

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