FOR WHOM IS PERMANENT MAKE UP IDEAL?

Permanent makeup is a solution for people with busy lives, sporty outdoor people, people who suffer with alopecia, people who have sparse eyelashes, poor eyesight or physical disabilities. It is also the perfect answer for people who experience allergies to pollen or conventional eye makeup.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT NAMES FOR THIS PROCEDURE?

Permanent makeup
Semi-permanent makeup
Long term makeup
Dermo-pigmentation

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A TATTOO AND
A PERMANENT MAKE UP?

When a tattoo is applied the pigment is injected much deeper in the skin in a definitive manner. During permanent make-up, the pigment is injected in the top layer of the skin. That is why the design will fade out as the skin is being renewed.

HOW IS THE PROCEDURE?

During the consultation, we will take some time to discuss your choice of Permanent Makeup design, the colour and shape you want to achieve.

Firstly, we will define the desired result together. A design will be drawn with the pencil according to your wishes, whilst advising you as best as possible based upon you morphology and symmetry. We could also refer to previous client photos to help you achieve the design required.

In the second stage we will choose a colour from a range of mineral pigments of high quality. We assess the colour of your Makeup and natural skin tone. I take a photo and start your client record file.

Once we are all happy with the design and colour, I apply an anaesthetic cream for 15 min to numb the area before we begin. More anaesthetic lotion is applied during the procedure to make it as comfortable as possible for you. With the help of a Dermograph, a small electrical instrument with a sterile single use needle module, the pigment will be gently positioned in the skin.

HOW LONG DOES PERMANENT MAKEUP LAST?

Depending on your age, your personal hygiene and your immune system, it can last between 2 to 5 years. However, a light trace might remain years after the pigmentation. When you decide to have a permanent makeup performed, don’t forget that in order to maintain a perfect colour and a perfect design, you will need to maintain the makeup regularly, as to keep the impression perfect (mostly once or twice a year). That is the reason why affordable touch-ups will be offered.

WHAT’S THE HYGIENE OF PERMANENT MAKE UP?

A very high degree of hygiene is applied to all equipment and staff (needles, gloves, single use ink holders). The sterile needles and the modules have to be opened from the blister in front of you, and have to be disposed of at the end of the session.


CAN I GO OUT THE SAME NIGHT?

Yes, the implant of the pigment is only superficial. Some very sensitive skins can show a slight redness and a light swelling for about 24 hours, especially around the eyes. Use sun glasses and apply ice cubes on the swollen eyes.

CAN YOU REPAIR AN OLDER PERMANENT MAKE UP THAT WAS
BADLY DONE BY ANOTHER PRACTICIONER?

Yes, definitely, but several sessions will be needed. Everything depends on the remaining colour and design. Laser sessions can be tried out in accordance with your physician.

WHAT PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES ARE THERE
TO BE TAKEN BEFORE A SESSION?

If you want to do the eyes: take out your lenses, and do not apply any colouring or permanent on the eyelashes during the 15 days before the session.
If you do the lips and you are subject to Labial Herpes, you will have to see your doctor for a prescription of Herpes treatment. In general, avoid aspirin or anti-coagulants.

WHAT PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES ARE THERE
TO BE TAKEN AFTER A SESSION?

Little crusts will be formed in the pigmented area. Do not scratch or wet them, they will drop off by themselves after 4 to 5 days. Picking or scratching at the Cosmetic Tattoo will dislodge the pigment before the skin has had a chance to heal. As this can result in uneven colour, it is best avoided. You will have to apply an anti scar cream (Bepanthem) every morning and evening on the lips and on the eyebrows, until complete scarring. Do not put anything on the eyes. Avoid all sources of heat (UV, sun, sauna, hammam) and everything that causes irritation (peeling, scrubbing). No soap, cleansers or water should be used on the treated area for at least 4-5 days. Do not use any cream with an acid base or a vitamin A base for at least 15 days. This would trigger an acceleration of the skin renewal, and the pigment wouldn’t have the time to settle in the skin. No colouring or permanent of the eyelashes for 15 days.

No makeup should be applied on the treated area for at least 4-5 days.

The colour right after the session will appear intense or darker than the one you chose. This is because the pigment on the surface forms a seal. This seal will hold the implanted pigment in the skin until the skin heals. Then the surface pigment will dry out and flake off. Once this process is completed the colour will lighten and soften for about 30% within 15 days. That is why a touch up may be needed between 15 days and maximum one month after the first session to achieve the best result desired. After four weeks the healing will be completed under the skin and the true colour can be appreciated. This is the best time to judge the results.