What Is Semi-Permanent Make-Up?
Semi-permanent make-up is a form of cosmetic tattooing. It is a process where coloured pigment is implanted into the skin, using a sterile needle, producing make-up which will last for several years.* It is suitable for anyone who would like a more permanent definition for areas such as the eyebrows or lips; or for those who require correction following a medical problem.*
Semi-permanent make-up delivers excellent results, specialist techniques can disguise and redefine many areas:
- Reconstruction of the areola/nipple
- Scar/stretch mark camouflage
- Alopecia and more.*
Popular treatment areas for semi-permanent make-up include:
Eye brows – this can involve adding colour and definition to the eyebrows as well as adding hair stroke effects for natural-looking results.*
Eyeliner – basic eyeliner can be applied to form thin line to a thicker more defined look. However, we would not tattoo flicks or tails to eyeliner. As fashions are ever-changing, it is important to ensure that the client will be happy with the result over a few years.*
Lip liner – this can be used to help define the natural contours of the lips and help reduce the appearance of fine lines around the lips.*
What Can I Expect?
Prior to your treatment, you will have a full consultation to explore your medical history and to discuss your desired outcome from the treatment.* It is important for us to consider any previous treatments or surgeries and what you want to achieve – whether that is to change your looks, replace what has been lost or to feel more confident.* Other factors will also be taken into consideration, such as your personal style, skin tone and facial features.*
You will need to allow approximately one hour for your first appointment.* If you intend to have more than one area you will need to allow two to three hours. A second visit is required approximately four to six weeks after the initial treatment to perfect the make-up and boost the colour.* The treatment is not deemed complete until you have had your second appointment.
Your semi-permanent make-up technician will literally draw a design onto the area to be treated, enabling you to get a feel for how it will look.* This is only a guide and can be adjusted depending on your preference. Treatment will only proceed once you are fully happy with the design.*
After your procedure, the treated area will be darker, and the colour will be more intense. This will last approximately three to five days*, until the area naturally exfoliates and the true colour emerges. Swelling can occur but usually disappears within 24 hours. Mineral based make-up can be worn to help reduce any redness.* A topical numbing cream is used to control any potential discomfort.
Especially during the initial healing phase (approximately one week), you are advised to wear a waterproof broad spectrum sunblock when going out in the sun to prevent colour fade.*
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He is passionate about facial reconstruction after trauma or cancer, and also facial birth defects. Working in aesthetics will be transferable to these techniques in the future.
He was privileged to train for several months with a renowned facial surgeon in Hawaii, and learnt a lot about treating the face from this experience, including volumetric analysis, facial proportion, maintaining function after surgeries, and the ideals of beauty.
A philosophy of maintaining the correct facial proportions and achieving a noticeable but natural looking result is his approach to aesthetic work.
He currently offers facial fillers, thread facelifts, and anti wrinkle injections, and endeavours to help the client feel relaxed and enjoy the treatment experience.