FAQs

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. It is a permanent procedure however the colour will fade over time as the pigment is only implanted in the superficial layers of the skin. An annual 'colour boost' will be required to keep the colour fresh, usually every 12-18 months. Some need it sooner, some can go a bit longer. It's best to book your colour boost for 9-12 months after your initial treatment and if at your appointment I feel they are not ready for a colour boost yet then I will rearrange for you to come back in at a later date. If you wait longer than 12 months to book your colour boost, there may be an additional charge depending on the work that needs to be done. 

IS IT PERMANENT?

Semi-permanent (SPMU) or Permanent (PMU) are both terms used within the industry and actually refer to the same thing which is cosmetic tattooing. Some choose to call it semi-permanent because the results do fade, however this can never be a guarantee and in a lot of cases there will still be pigment in the skin for several years at least, therefore I choose to use the term Permanent Make Up. 

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. You certainly do not need to hide away or isolate. After a few days the skin will start to flake (flake, not scab!) and during this stage they may look patchy, but never should they look scabby.

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. 

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