What is semi-permanent cosmetics?

Semi-Permanent Make-up is the newest innovation for beauty and is an upgrade from cosmetic tattoos. The biggest difference is that semi-permanent make-up is NOT permanent. Semi-permanent make-up is less invasive because it is placed under the top layer of the skin, the epidermis. Another big difference is that out semi-permanent make-up uses pigments from naturally derived mineral origins and the color composition is made to fade over time with no discoloration, the shade only gets lighter and lighter through the exfoliation of the epidermis.

Who would benefit from semi-permanent cosmetic procedures?

Semi permanent makeup is increasingly being used by both men and women who have little time to spare to apply make up regularly. It allows them to enhance their natural beauty and look great all the time without having to carry around make up bags. It is also used by sports men and women, as there is no smudging after swimming, raining, or after working out at the gym.  It is also used by people with disabilities such as neurological weakness or tremor who may find it difficult to apply makeup evenly every day.  Semi permanent make up can be applied to thicken the eyebrows in those people with medical conditions such as alopecia resulting in thinning hair or hair loss on their eyebrows. Finally it can be used in people with scarring of the lip line or eyebrow to reduce the appearance of the scar.

Are semi-permanent cosmetic procedures painful?

The treatment is safe and is carried out with the highest hygiene standards.  A topical anaesthetic cream can be applied to the skin before the procedure to numb the treatment area. It is a relatively pain free procedure, no more painful than having your eyebrows tweezed, but everyone’s pain tolerance is different. I've never had a anyone walk out because a procedure was too painful. 

How long will the semi-permanent procedure take?

The procedure itself takes about 90 minutes and the micropigmentation will last an average of one to three years, depending on skin metabolism, type, and the environment. 

How is the healing process?

On the second day after a procedure is performed, a light crust will form which is only dry to your touch, this will fall off in a few days. During this time the pigmented area will look a little darker than your desired shade. However, after the crust flakes off the colour will lighten by up to 30%.

Is there any down time?

Immediately! The colour may appear a little darker than required for the first few days. Occasionally, the crusting is slightly visible, but never enough to be noticeable.