1. It’s not like a Face Tattoo!
This is a little different to what we know as conventional tattooing. Permanent makeup does not go as deep in to the skin as a regular tattoo and the product implanted is medical grade mineral pigments not Ink! They are organic and inorganic and will fade over time.
2. It will not last forever
Permanent makeup is also known as semi-permanent makeup and will fade with time. How long it lasts is down to how much exposure it gets, your lifestyle and the natural fading of the pigment. Partying in sea and the sun without SPF is a sure way to accelerate the period in which it fades. There are other factors too and also aftercare tips to reduce this which you should be informed about when you have a permanent makeup treatment.
3. Pay cheap pay 10 times over to fix it!
I see clients come through my doors every week asking me to help them correct bad work that they have had done somewhere else. 9 out of 10 times they have paid cheap and got cheap very badly created enhancements. Do your homework thoroughly before you decide on your technician and look at their before and after photos. Be prepared to pay a lot more for a better outcome. After all this is your face or body we are talking about!
4. Permanent Makeup Technicians vary in qualifications
Techs skills can vary from basic training to medical tattooing training. During a consultation ask the technician how many years she has been performing Permanent Makeup and to view her certificates of continued professional development. I have invested an enormous amount of money over my 10 years to ensure my skills are perfected to the highest level. As a client it’s good to know your tech invests in her worth. If she doesn’t then does she have worth?
5. Permanent Makeup is also known as Medical Tattooing
A technician may progress to qualify as a medical tattooist. This specialist side of the permanent makeup industry helps with women that have undergone breast reconstruction by creating an areola. It can also aid with scarring, stretch marks, cleft lip and scalp micropigmenation.
6. Do not have lash extensions or lash performing before your procedure
It’s ok if you are having brows or lips but with eyeliner is a no no! Get the lashes taken out before your eyeliner procedure and wait until everything has healed. Not only will they get tangled and damaged during the procedure they could also cause infection. Let your eyes heal, have the perfecting boost your and then lash as much as you want 🙂
7. It comes away before it comes back!
The skin will be healing and naturally shredding the top layers of the epidermis so you will start to see it flaking away from brows, eyes and lips. Don’t panic, this is perfectly normal at around 5 to 10 days post procedure. It can then take a few weeks for the true colour to surface from the lower skin layers and will be a lot lighter at this stage. At 4 to 8 weeks you will go back for a perfecting boost to touch up and to implant more colour. The healing is the same and once that’s over with you can enjoy your new 24/7 makeup.
8. Permanent makeup saves time
If you are someone that spends too long in the mirror perfecting your brows, drawing on eyeliner or perfecting the lip pout then you need permanent makeup. Thousands of my clients have said the reason for having these treatments is to have more time. Just think, the only thing to apply in the morning will be a little foundation with blusher and mascara. Off you go and no more being late for work or meeting friends!