How are the colours selected?
The choice of colours depends on the tone of your skin and the colour of your hair ad eyes. With the assistance of the practitioner, suitable colours are selected and dabs of pigment are placed around the area to be treated in order to find the best match. You may like to bring alog your own make up and a match can be made from them
How many treatments are needed?
Two treatments are usually needed, at least 4-6 weeks apart. Sometimes just one treatment is sufficient. With most procedures, the colour fades dramatically after a week. For the second treatment, the practitioner gauges the colour retention and adds the required amount of pigment.
What should I expect after the treatment?
Immediately after treatment, the colour will appear darker than your chosen shade. This is because the pigment take around seven days to enter the deeper layers of the skin. After 7-10 days, exfoliation takes place. The top layer of the skin peels off, leaving a softer, lighter colour below. The result is a natural looking enhancement. As the treated area is settling down, itching may occur. This is a good sign as it means the skin is healing. Do not touch the treated area for 7 days.
How long will the treatment last?
This varies depending on how well your skin holds the pigment. We recommend a colour boost to be taken once a year to keep enhancements looking fresh. Should you choose not to have a yearly colour boost your enhancement will fade over a period of approximately 2-3 years.
When will I need a colour boost?
Top up time is different for everyone. Usually the colour should be touched up after one year.
Will the treatment hurt?
Anaesthetics are used to numb the treatment area. Some clients may experience slight discomfort and a stinging sensation, more so on sensitive areas such as lips.
Will I be able to return back to work the next day?
Yes. Most clients show little sign of swelling or redness after treatment. The colour will be quite dark at first but not too conspicuous. It will soften and lighten within 10 days. Lip treatment clients may occur swelling and the colour will look strong for 3-7 days.
Is there a risk of infection?
There is a minimal risk of infection as strict hygiene standards are maintained. Sterile needles from sealed packets are used once only. To prevent cross contamination, the technician wears sterile gloves. An antibiotic cream is applied to the skin after treatment. Strict after care rules are given to the client at the end of each treatment.
Will I be allergic to the treatment?
Allergic reactions are rare. However, a sensitivity test is given. This involoves place a tiny amount of pigment on the skin to check for sensitivity.
What factors will affect permanent make up?
How long you spend in the sun. The sun fades the pigment faster so sun block may be used to prolong your enhancement. The regeneration of skin cells – the longer the regeneration takes the longer the pigment holds.
The speed at which the skin absors the pigment – the slower the absorption the longer the pigment will hold.
The choice of colour – some colours fade quicker than others, e.g. a blond colour will fade quicker than a dark brown colour.
The area of treatment – enhancements to the face, for example, fade more quickly due to constant exposure.