DOES IT HURT?
Everyone has a different pain threshold; some say it's slightly uncomfortable whilst others fall asleep during the procedure. Topical numbing agents are used during the treatment to make it as comfortable as possible.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
There are a lot of varying factors to consider; skin type, lifestyle, technique, skin care products, make up, medications, drinking, smoking and sun exposure. On average a 'colour boost' will be required every 12 months; some need it sooner, some can go a bit longer. It is best to book your colour boost for 9-12 months after the initial treatment. If at the appointment I feel they are not yet ready for a boost, then we will rearrange for you to come back in a few months. If you return for your colour boost and your brows have almost completely faded, you may be charged for the price of a new set of brows, depending on the amount of work that is required.
IS IT PERMANENT?
Semi permanent (SPMU) or Permanant (PMU)?
Both terms are used within the industry and refer to the same thing. I choose to use the term Permanent as it is a cosmetic tattoo and a permanent procedure.
Because of the type of skin (facial), the depth at which we work and the types of pigments we use, results do fade, however I cannot guarantee that results will fade entirely (and if they did it could take several years), therefore I feel the term semi-permanent is misleading.
CAN YOU COVER PREVIOUS WORK?
This would be assessed on each individual case. In some cases it is possible but will depend on the shape that was created, the level of saturation and how much it has faded. It may be necessary for me to refer you for tattoo removal treatment first (this is something I don't currently offer) before proceeding with any further work.
WILL MY BROWS LOOK SCABBY AFTERWARDS?
No! I get asked this the most. There may be some redness after the treatment, which will subside over the next 24 hours however you certainly do not need to hide away or isolate. The brows will look their darkest and strongest in the first 48 hours. After a few days the skin will start to flake away (technically a scab has formed) taking some of the pigment with it. This is the stage where the brows may look patchy and is best not to arrange any special events for these few days.
IS PERMANENT MAKE UP SUITABLE FOR ME?
Permanent Make Up is not suitable if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Other conditions that are not suitable for PMU are haemophilia, hepatitis, chemotherapy or radio therapy treatment, epilepsy, blood thinning medication, active psoriasis or eczema in the brow area, roaccutane or other acne medication in the last 12 months, steroid treatments in the last 6 months. There are other medical conditions that may affect the outcome of the treatment therefore a thorough health questionnaire is required to be completed prior to your treatment. Clients must be over 18.