What is Permanent makeup/Micro-Pigmentation?
Permanent cosmetics, Semi Permanent make up, micropigmentation, dermal implantation, microblading/microstroking, eyebrow embroidery, and long-time/long-lasting makeup, are all different names for the same procedure – cosmetic tattooing.
Any time color is placed into the skin with any device, it is a tattoo process as defined by many well informed regulators, the medical community, and dictionary sources.
Permanent make-Up is the implant of cosmetic hypoallergenic pigments into the superficial layer of the skin (same procedure as tattooing) either to enhance natural features or for corrective work.
Intra dermal pigmentation is a revolutionary method of applying micro insertions of natural pigments into the dermal layer of the skin which will fade over a period of time. This state of the art technique is medically proven and specifically designed to be completely safe.
The Intra dermal pigmentation procedure for lip color is beautiful. It can appear to change the size and shape of the lips as well as the color. This procedure helps prevent lipstick from bleeding into the surrounding skin. A soft pink, similar to your lip color is popular for those wanting a natural look. A more dramatic color can be achieved if desired.
This method is applied using a motorised handpiece, implants coloured pigment into the upper reticular layer of the dermis, and can be performed on several areas of the body.
Why will my colour fade if they are permanent cosmetics?
All of the inks used in this procedure are designed for this treatment only and are not used for general tattooing. The inks are hypo-allergenic and the approved within governing bodies. A patch test will be provided. The effects will last for between one and three years but you may require a re-touch up annually or possibly sooner depending on skin type/ activity and hormonal changes. The colour fades but the particles are still present in the skin.
How many treatments will I need?
A full consultation is carried out before booking your appointment so that such issues can be discussed individually. You will more than likely need what is referred to as a retouch appointment following your initial treatment; this is usually within 8 weeks after your first visit.
What is included in my treatment?
- Full confidential consultation
- Medical assessment and consent forms
- Before and after pictures and testimonials
- Initial treatment and up to 2 follow up touch-ups if required
- Pre and aftercare advice
Is the procedure painful?
Topical anaesthetic is applied to reduce any discomfort. You may experience a slight tingling or scratching sensation. Once the treatment is underway, more anaesthetic is applied and you should feel very little discomfort.
What will I expect after my procedure?
You may experience any of the following:
- Slight swelling
- Numbness for up to two hours
- The colour will appear much darker for up to 5 days
- Lines may appear thicker until the healing process has taken place.
What will happen after the First Five Days Healing Period?
You may experience loss of colour (pigment) for up to two weeks after the initial healing has taken place.
Why does this happen?
This is due to your skin cells healing over the area where the pigment has been placed. After around three to four weeks, the cells will settle and the colour returns.
When do I come back for my Follow-up Treatment?
You will need to wait at least 28 days after the initial procedure before any further treatment can be undertaken, this is so that I can see exactly what pigment is present and to ensure that your cells have completely healed and that no scarring is likely.
How long will my treatment take?
This is dependant on how well the anaesthetic works, I always ensure that you feel as little discomfort as possible, therefore, I usually allow up to two hours for your first treatment. This does not, however, mean that you are undergoing pigmentation the whole time.