Linzi Hoare Brow Specialist
WHAT IS SPMU?
Semi – Permanent makeup is cosmetic tattooing. The specialised techniques for semi- permanent cosmetics “micropigmentation” / “dermagraphics”. The cosmetic implantation technique deposits coloured pigment into the upper reticular layer of the dermis.
IS IT SAFE?
I use the highest quality equipment and iron-oxide free pigments to keep you safe. The devices are top quality and reflect the latest hygienic conditions and guarantee excellent results.
IS IT PERMANENT?
During the procedure droplets of pigment are placed into the dermal layer of your skin. Anything deposited in the epidermis, which is your upper exfoliating layer will eventually exfoliate. This happens during the healing process. The initial exfoliation starts about three days after the tattooing. Tiny particles of normally shedding skin flake off carrying some colour. This is why your tattoo can lighten up to 30- 60% during the healing process. It may take three to six weeks for the finished result to be “settled in”.
Semi – Permanent cosmetics may take several sessions (2-4) of layering in colour to achieve your desired result. The degree of colour permanency varies with each individual.
Colours like to fade to their base colour, but can easily be corrected by a colour boost.
So the answer is yes, micro pigmentation or cosmetics is permanent!
HOW LONG DOES EACH PROCEDURE TAKE?
The initial procedure will generally take approximately 2 to 2½ hours; there are records to establish; photographs to take; desired design and colour to discuss; the procedure to perform; and the aftercare requirements to discuss. Top Up procedures usually do not require the same amount of time.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS DURING OR AFTER THE TREATMENT?
Eyebrows may show little after effect but this is very dependent upon the amount of work performed. Some people swell more from minor skin infractions than others. During the procedure there may be some minor bleeding. Side effects are difficult to determine due to the individual. I need a client history profile to be filled out to assess different factors that may contribute to your experience. (After the tattooing procedure has been completed.) The possibility that you would have any problems or reactions from these procedures is almost non-existent with today’s health standards. Post procedural instructions, if followed carefully, will greatly reduce any risk. Medical problems associated with semi-permanent cosmetics are often linked to poor attention to the required aftercare process on behalf of the client.
WHAT IS A TOUCH-UP AND DO I NEED ONE?
Often the tattooed colour is not perfect after the initial procedure heals. Semi-Permanent cosmetic procedures are a process and at least one follow-up to the initial procedure should be scheduled. This is included in your initial treatment cost. THERE IS NO IMMEDIATE RESULT! IMPORTANT! Touch-up can not be done sooner than four weeks after the original procedure.
HOW DO I PREPARE MYSELF FOR THE TREATMENT?
- No alcohol 48 hours prior to any procedure!
- Do not consume any coffee, tea or energy drink 3 hours prior to any procedure!
- Don’t tint your eyebrows and do not go under any cosmetic procedures e.g. facial treatments or peeling 1 week prior to the procedure!
- No sunbed 3 days prior to the procedure
- Do not apply make-up!!!
- You have to come with clean, fresh skin!!!
- Be there min 15 minutes before your scheduled time!
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