Having semi-permanent make-up applied is a big decision as the results last for years and it isn’t easy to cover it up if you decide you don’t like your new look any more, so there are a lot of things to consider before you have your treatment done.
For us it is very important that you are comfortable and happy
with the procedure, and we will do out best to explain everything to you before we begin the treatment.
Here is what you need to think about before making sure semi-permanent make-up is the right treatment for you:
Consider your timing. It is tempting to treat yourself to permanent make-up right before a holiday or a wedding but it takes around 5 to 7 days for your skin to heal
and for the pigment to settle so make sure you allow yourself plenty of time.
Semi-permanent make-up is a treatment that lasts for a long time. The effects remain in the skin and gradually fades over time. To keep it looking fresh you will need annual maintenance. Also you are required to come in for a small touch up, around 4 – 6 weeks after first treatment, and if you want it to last longer than the 3 – 5 years we expect it to last, you will need to come in again for more maintenance later on too.
Your treated areas will be more prone to UV damage. This is the reason why it’s not advisable to have semi-permanent make-up applied right before you go on holiday. Using sunbeds weeks before and after the treatment might result in damage on the skin.
Many people ask if semi-permanent make-up is a painful treatment. It is not exactly painful, although it does depend on your personal pain threshold. At Longlasting Beauty we use a medical grade topical anaesthetic
to numb the treatment area before the treatment begins.
Aftercare for semi-permanent makeup is important. When the treatment is done, you will be given a soothing balm
to apply to avoid the area feeling less sore or itchy. It all really comes down to keeping the area clean. We recommend strongly, that you dont wear make up for at least a week or two, and that you refrain from picking or fussing with the area until the initial scab has dropped off.
There are some people we can not treat at all, and others who we have to make extra preparations to treat. At the clinic you have to fill in papers asking if you suffer from:
Skin conditions: Eczema, psoriasis and other skin problems can make you more prone to infections
Allergies: Make sure you report any allergy.
Chronic conditions: If you have epilepsy, diabetes or are receiving treatment for any ongoing problem, you should alert your practitioner as these could complicate recovery from your treatment.
Blood diseases: If you have HIV or hepatitis, or any other blood borne illness, you must let your practitioner know. It doesn’t necessarily mean you will not be treated, only that we will take additional precautions.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding are contraindicated from all semi-permanent make-up treatments. In the event that you arrive for a full appointment before declaring either pregnancy or breastfeeding, the treatment is 100% payable.
If you have any questions at all about your treatment, we are more than happy to answer them and put your mind at ease.