Frequently Asked Questions

What is Semi-Permanent Cosmetics?

Semi-Permanent Cosmetics (otherwise known as a Semi-Permanent Make-up)
is a procedure whereby colour pigment is implanted in the dermal layer of the skin where
it usually stays for up to 3 years. The difference between tattoos and a Semi-Permanent Procedure is that with Tattoos the pigment is implanted below the exfoliating layer
of the skin, which is why it remains there permanently.

Why should I consider a Semi-Permanent Cosmetic procedure?

Well, why shouldn't you enhance your features, look your best at all times and make
your busy mornings that little bit easier? Lets face it, we women are always busy
in the mornings!

How long does the procedure take and does it hurt?

Firstly, you must have a consultation at least 48 hours prior to the procedure, which consists of a questionnaire and a patch test for the topical anesthetic and the pigment colour. (Even though our pigment colours are perfectly safe and have been approved
by doctors, we like to make sure there will be no allergic reactions.) We will also discuss what procedure you would like to have and choose the colour that will be used.

Each procedure takes approximately 1 hour, and to make it as comfortable as possible
for you, we use a topical anesthetic before treatment begins. Everybody feels differently, you may feel nothing or you may feel a prickly/itchy sensation.

You will need to return 6 weeks after the initial visit for a second consultation, to assess whether you will need any final adjustments to shape and colour.

The cost of the second consultation with a re-touch is included in the initial price.

How long does the treatment last?

Once the chosen colour is implanted into the dermal layer of the skin, it remains there
for up to 5 years, depending on the colour chosen and your own rate of cell regeneration. We recommend total sun block on the treated area when on holiday and when using sunbeds, as eventually the UVA rays will slowly bleach out the pigment and it will fade quicker than normal.

Will I be able to go out after the procedure and how long does it take to heal?

Yes, you will be able to go out. The colour will appear darker/more intense at first and
on the second day a crust will form on the treated area. This will slowly flake off between the 3rd and 10th day and the colour will be very faint/light. Do not be upset as the colour will develop over the next 3 to 4 weeks, and will be 30% lighter than the colour on the first day the procedure was carried out.