Permanent cosmetic procedures normally require multiple treatment sessions. For best results, clients will be required to return for at least one retouch procedure, usually between four and six weeks after the initial procedure.
Be prepared for the colour intensity to be significantly sharper and darker immediately after the procedure. This will subside and become lighter as the tissue heals. This process can take up to ten days.
Contra-indications to semi permanent makeup
- Pregnancy and nursing
- Contagious diseases
- Birth marks and/or warts on the area to be treated
- Visible evidence of a cold sore or fever blister or a skin disorder on the area to be treated
- Active Herpes typically around lips (2 weeks waiting period is required after healed)
- Five weeks pre or post radiotherapy/chemotherapy treatment unless medical consent is given
- On Warfarin or other blood thinning medication unless medical consent is given
- Using Antabuse or Roaccutane within 6 months of the treatment date
- Under the influence of alcohol or drugs
Advice for all permanent cosmetic procedures
- Since delicate skin or sensitive areas may be swollen or red, it is advised not to make social plans for the same day.
- Please wear your normal makeup to the salon on the day of the procedure.
- Please inform your technician if you have taken aspirin, Ibuprofen or Coumadin within the two days leading up to procedure.
- Do not discontinue any medication before consulting your doctor.
- Do not drink alcohol the night before your treatment.
- All bookings are subject to paid deposit and a negative result from a skin sensitivity ‘patch test’.
- A patch test can detect delayed allergic reactions to our pigments.
- The patch test will be send to your home address within 24 hours from receiving your £50 security deposit.
- Any waxing should be performed at least 48 hours before the procedure: Electrolysis no less than five days before the procedure.
- Eyebrow tinting should not be undertaken for two weeks prior to the procedure.
- Any eyelash tinting or eyelash perming should be carried out no sooner than 1 week before or two weeks after the procedure.
- Do not wear contact lenses during or immediately following the procedure. Remember to bring your glasses. You may resume wearing your contact lenses as soon as your eyes feel comfortable. (This is normally 24 hours after the procedure).
- Individual eyelashes/extensions should be removed prior to this treatment
- Regular use of products such as ‘Eyelash Food’ or conditioners may affect pigment retention, therefore they should not be used for at least 3 months prior to the procedure
- You may have some swelling, as a safety precaution, we recommend that you have someone available to drive you home.
- Possible loss of eyelashes may occur.
- If you have a history of cold sores (herpes simplex), we advise you to contact your doctor to obtain a prescription for an oral anti-viral medication to prevent such outbreaks.
- We highly recommend anti-viral medication Heviran (400 or 800 mg): 4 days prior to the treatment, on the day of the treatment and 3-4 days after the treatment. Herpes simplex / cold sores are a typical reaction in permanent makeup of the lips.
- Alternatively, obtain herpes medication from your local chemist and use one week before and one week after your procedure. This can help minimise an outbreak.
- Permanent cosmetic procedures do not cause cold sores, however if you carry the virus, it lays dormant in the body and can be aroused by the procedure.
- Lip wax or bleaching treatments should not be undertaken for at least a two-week period preceding your permanent cosmetic procedure.
- You must understand that permanent make up causes the re-activation of the herpes virus (Herpes simplex) in up to 90% of the cases, however it is not the cause the infection.