permanent makeup procedure

Beautifully defined features at any age

TREATMENT PROCESS:

Looking at a Permanent Makeup Procedure?  We offer free consultations to discuss the proposed procedure and client objectives to create a personalised plan including colour analysis, shape and symmetry issues. A customised design is then drawn on using conventional cosmetics to simulate the finished cosmetic tattoo result. When the ideal design has been achieved and photographed the actual permanent makeup procedure may be commenced using the drawn design as a template.

A prescription grade numbing agent or topical anaesthetic is applied prior to and during the treatment to ensure maximum client comfort. The latest in technologically advanced instrumentation is extremely important as it is designed for minimising skin trauma and pain resulting in faster healing times. Pigment is deposited in a precise, uniform manner using sterile, single-use needle cartridge modules which are hygienically sealed to prevent cross-contamination in accordance with strict health and safety standards.

A complimentary touch-up is included in the price

The total appointment time for any permanent makeup procedure is usually around two hours from start to finish. A complimentary touch-up is included in the price of all ‘new’ procedures and is scheduled for 4-6 weeks after the initial treatment. This second stage of the process is necessary for adjusting any finishing touches required and to ensure the cosmetic tattoo colour result is uniform in appearance.

Pigments will generally fade over time as the skin naturally exfoliates. The duration, however, can vary widely from one individual to another. Factors that influence the longevity of your cosmetic tattoo include skin type, sun exposure, colour used and lifestyle factors. Maintenance treatments are required periodically to ensure your results remain fresh and beautiful.

Immediately following the procedure you will be given aftercare instructions and products to use during the healing phase. Initially there will be some slight swelling and the colour will appear much darker than the finished result. The excess colour will exfoliate in tiny flakes or ‘lift’ away from the skin in 3-5 days depending on the area treated. The final ‘true’ colour will take approximately 4 weeks to see once the skin has fully healed.

Second Stage for adjustments and finishing

PRE-PROCEDURE ADVICE

General information:
Do not drink alcohol, caffeine or take Aspirin or Ibuprofen for 24 hours prior to your procedure. Also avoid supplements such as Niacin, Vitamin E, Fish oil and Magnesium for 7 days beforehand.

Eyeliner treatment:
Contact lenses should not be worn for at least 24 hours post procedure so you are best advised to bring along your glasses to wear afterwards. Eyelash extensions, eyelash lifts/tints and the use eyelash growth serums that enhance blood flow to the area should be avoided for at least two weeks pre and post procedure.

Lip treatments:
Herpes/Cold sore sufferers need to minimise the possibility of an outbreak following the procedure by using oral and topical Zovirax products and the like prior to and after any lip tattoos. Lysine is a beneficial supplement to take prior to any lip treatments – Recommended dosage 1000-2000mg daily for 1-2 weeks beforehand.

POST-PROCEDURE INFO

Do not perform strenuous exercise for several days following the procedure. Avoid sun exposure during the healing phase and remember to always apply sunscreen/sunblock with antioxidants to minimise damage caused by free radicals and prevent fading of your permanent makeup. Chemical exfoliants such as Glycolics, Alpha-hydroxy, Retinol products and bleaching creams etc. should not be applied directly on the tattooed area also to avoid  premature fading.